Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,852 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 335,889
Pageviews Today: 708,470Threads Today: 338Posts Today: 7,219
12:18 PM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF

 
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 1588397
United Kingdom
10/21/2012 08:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
We all know Mr Derren Browns has been taught by the illuminati

Now this could be epic viewing.


Illusionist Derren Brown on how he destroyed the planet for one unsuspecting man in controversial new TV show
21 Oct 2012 00:01

DERREN BROWN insists his latest show - which is over two episodes - was his way of giving someone who suffers from a 'lazy sense of entitlement' a second chance.


IF Derren Brown ever asks for a volunteer, think very, very carefully before saying yes. The illusionist, mentalist and magician has long moved on from card tricks and cold reading.

His repertoire of psychological experiments and stunts includes everything from performing Russian roulette live on TV to successfully predicting the National Lottery. But as his projects get bigger and bolder, so does the role played by those taking part.

His next venture is a case in point. He begins a new series of specials with a two-part show, which is a journey into a living nightmare, where the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteorite strike, zombies roam the wasteland and he is one of a handful of survivors.

Called Apocalypse, for one poor soul, a young volunteer called Steven, it really is the end of the world.

He said: “The show is about taking somebody who basically takes his life for granted, and suffers from that lazy sense of entitlement that many of us do, and giving him a second chance at discovering the value of what he has. So what we do is end the world for him.

“It’s over two episodes, which I’ve never done before. The first part is getting him to believe that this is going to happen, that the world is going to end, or at least has a chance of ending.

“It was based on a seed of truth, because there was a meteor shower around August, so we just used the idea that this shower was masking a much bigger potential collision.

“The end of the world happens. And he wakes seemingly two weeks later in an abandoned military hospital, in a post-apocalyptic world, and goes through a meticulously-crafted horror movie plot. The point of the plot, aside from being exciting to watch, is that it takes him through various lessons that are going to be useful for him, in terms of teaching him things that he needs to know. Are his family still alive? Is he going to get back to them?”

It’s a jaw-dropping concept that involved months of planning, hacking into his phone, controlling his Twitter and news feeds, having TV and radio presenters record special versions of their programmes just for him, and more than 100 actors. Once you have recovered your senses, however, it sounds a bit like a sick joke masquerading as entertainment.

According to 41-year-old Derren, however, ultimately it’s for his own good. Honest.

He said: “It’s rooted in Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher. The Stoics were all about living tranquilly, avoiding negative sensations and engaging in life. One of Seneca’s things was the value of mentally rehearsing losing everything, so that you learn to value it more. He would say, ‘Every time you kiss your daughter goodnight, remind yourself that she might not be there in the morning’. I know that sounds morbid, but it actually allows you to never have that feeling of regret, of things you never said, or taking people for granted.

“Also, if anything bad ever does happen, you are maybe somehow mentally rehearsed for it. So it was taking that idea and doing it for real – taking everything away, so that he would value what he had.”

But how do you ensure the experience doesn’t damage the volunteer, that they don’t suffer from zombie nightmares or post traumatic stress disorder?

It helps, of course, that Derren has form. His previous specials include The Heist, in which he convinced four middle-managers to commit an armed robbery in the street, and Hero at 30,000 Feet, in which he helped a total novice land what he believed was a packed passenger plane. The real answer, however, lies in a meticulous selection of volunteers and thorough psychological examination of those who take part.

He said: “There are various layers to that. He has no conscious memory of what’s happened, but at a deep, unconscious level, he does know.

“It creates a sort of safety net around the experience. It draws it short of any mortal fear, because something in him that he won’t be able to put his finger on, knows that actually, this is all right. It’s a subtle thing because he can’t be walking around thinking, ‘Oh, this is all fine’.

“Another layer is that the selection process is very rigorous and people are chosen very carefully. We have independent psychologists who interview them. They don’t let them know what’s going to happen, but they make sure these people are going to be absolutely fine.

“And throughout, we have our psychologist and medical team watching the whole process.”?In the aftermath of Apocalypse, Derren will also tackle Gods and Monsters, a psychological look at religious belief, while the next special is set to be called Fearless, although fear itself is something Derren seems to have mastered.

He said: “Most people’s fear of being in front of an audience can generally be conquered by being completely on top of what it is they’ve got to do.

“What does scare me? I don’t like spiders, but I’m not as phobic about them as some people are.

“I couldn’t sleep if there was one in the room, but I’d at least be able to stick a glass over it.

“When I was at university, I had a sort of fear about going to the gym and that kind of blokish environment, which was rooted in a feeling of total inadequacy, which is what fear is. But then I just got over it, I started doing those things.

“I came across the idea of running towards the things that frighten you. Once you go and do it, you realise that the fear of it is far more powerful than actually doing it. When you do it, you realise it’s nothing at all. So I don’t really suffer from fears – I’m happy to engender them in other people though!”

Derren saw his last series of specials, The Experiments, win a Royal Television Society award and a BAFTA, and he hopes The Apocalypse will be just as well received, if not for himself, for the team of people behind it.

He said: “When you’re the guy on the screen, you’re generally getting acclaim for stuff that’s a team effort. It’s a lovely thing to get, and it’s nice to feel that the shows are recognised, but I didn’t feel particularly triumphant. But I do think it’s hugely important to recognise the massive amount of people that go into making a show.

“And people who work far harder than anybody should. The amount of utter commitment to it is extraordinary.”

Right now, he’s in the final editing stages of Apocalypse, which is sure to be controversial.

The surprising thing about the show is that, for all the months of preparation, the actual Apocalypse itself took place over a weekend.

He said: “The end of the world happens on a Friday, and on Monday morning he wakes up in his own bed and it’s all over.”

It’s going to be a hell of a weekend.5a
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 25352781
Canada
10/21/2012 08:54 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
This guys pretty solid, and anyone who has seen his work can see he doesn't fuck around. There was a program where he basically convinced a group of people to rob an armored vehicle, and its shown exactly how he does it and its insane. I think it was absolutely 100% legitimate and people literally thought it was a good idea in that moment to attempt the armed robbery.

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26300692
United Kingdom
10/25/2012 06:23 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF

[link to www.youtube.com]

Predictive Programming...?

siren2
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26285253
United Kingdom
10/25/2012 06:31 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
This will be like that South Park episode where Cartman convinced Butters that the Earth was about to be struck by a large meteorite that would wipe out civilization and lead to a Zombie Holocaust.

Then Cartman locked Butters into Uncle Jimbo's back-garden bomb-shelter for a few days, before playing out his grotesque psycho-drama.

And all in order to eliminate Butters from Kyle's birthday party bash at Casa Bonita, so that Cartman could go in his stead!

cruise
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 936918
United States
10/25/2012 06:42 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Crap. Why can't he co-produce with an American network so we can see it here. This guy is amazing.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26300692
United Kingdom
10/25/2012 06:55 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Crap. Why can't he co-produce with an American network so we can see it here. This guy is amazing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 936918

Register with CH4 and watch online?...

[link to www.channel4.com]
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26300692
United Kingdom
10/25/2012 07:13 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Crap. Why can't he co-produce with an American network so we can see it here. This guy is amazing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 936918

Register with CH4 and watch online?...

[link to www.channel4.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 26300692

You may find the DB:Apocalypse here days following on 4onDemand...

[link to www.channel4.com]
grasptheuniverse

User ID: 26305517
Australia
10/26/2012 07:30 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
bump
caz
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26329452
Spain
10/26/2012 07:33 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
apocalypse is a very positive term..means lifting of the veil..etc...popcorn quite good actually
Kissplash

User ID: 18998054
United States
10/26/2012 08:07 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Trumanish Apocalypse. Freaky! Now imagine everyone being brainwashed into thinking there's a major earthlings versus alien creatures war going on. That is the true agenda. This is just a taste of what TPTB are capable of. If they can control one person's life for one weekend what else can they do? Think about it.
LEARN HOW TO BE KIND OR BE LEFT BEHIND. OXOXO
Johnny Be Good

User ID: 26327023
United Kingdom
10/26/2012 08:27 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Perhaps his next project should be to convince some poor sap that his country has been hijacked by a Kenyan Marxist Muslim, who is plotting with the Muslim Brotherhood to dismantle and bankrupt the entire nation.


Oh wait - that's already been done!
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26326364
United Kingdom
10/26/2012 08:30 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
DB seems like a regular kinda guy you could have a drink or three with, but the stuff he can do freaks me out!

damnedahhh
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26326364
United Kingdom
10/26/2012 08:30 AM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Perhaps his next project should be to convince some poor sap that his country has been hijacked by a Kenyan Marxist Muslim, who is plotting with the Muslim Brotherhood to dismantle and bankrupt the entire nation.


Oh wait - that's already been done!
 Quoting: Johnny Be Good


cruise
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 3794853
United Kingdom
10/29/2012 05:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Hes an actor like every other fly on the wall/reality freak show tv has produced all phoney actors so the real agenda is the social engineering experiment on the viewers via tv .Sorry SHEEP STAY SHARP STAY FOCUSED BUT THEY HAVENT GOT PAST MY SCRUTINY ITS FAKE AS SLY STALLONES MUMS FACE
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 3794853
United Kingdom
10/29/2012 05:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Fake and boring Derren Brown with his faux platitudes
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 17115220
Netherlands
10/29/2012 06:40 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
For who haven't seen.

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 17115220
Netherlands
10/29/2012 06:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
bump
to educate yourself
Integrity101

User ID: 26578411
United States
10/29/2012 07:30 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
Trumanish Apocalypse. Freaky! Now imagine everyone being brainwashed into thinking there's a major earthlings versus alien creatures war going on. That is the true agenda. This is just a taste of what TPTB are capable of. If they can control one person's life for one weekend what else can they do? Think about it.
 Quoting: Kissplash


Well done.
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 26557657
United Kingdom
10/29/2012 07:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Derren Brown: Apocalypse is on Friday, on Channel 4 at 9pm. WTF
It was fake as shit! Everyone on that program was in on the joke, especially the "mark". He's a young asshole playing the part of a brain-dead waster.

Totally scripted and bogus!





GLP