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Old 26-10-2012, 19:09
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I wish he'd stick to his excellent stage shows; his TV specials have ranged from the brilliant to the truly dire IMO, but we'll give it a go.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/d...n-the-specials
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/sq...-1---episode-1

http://entertainment.stv.tv/tv/19636...ie-apocalypse/
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/playlist/...wn-Apocalypse/
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:17
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Not often I watch Derren Brown, but this one looks strangely fascinating as I am into all this zombie business

After all mysterious radiation from a space probe was the apparent cause in the original Night of the Living Dead

Going to be intriguing to see how he manages to convince this one person the Zombie Apocalypse has devastated the planet
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:19
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I'm a huge huge Derren fan but I do agree with you OP - his stage shows are truly spectacular (especially when you see them live!) but his specials just lack that finesse IMO. He's an excellent showman which is why I think his stage shows are miles better.

Saying that, I look forward to anything he does and tonight is no exception.
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:27
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This is the kind of special of his that I usually *yawn* at (you know that the person involved will go along with anything that happens because they're too scared to let the show down, which is the way that all stage hypnotism works).

They do extensive 'casting' to find that person, then they can just build whatever show they want around them. This is just gonna be another version of 'Hero at 50,000ft' or when he made a guy believe he was inside a videogame. In fact, Apocalypse seems like a larger version of the game one.
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:40
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I've seen this advertised and will definitely be watching. I've not really watched his live shows, so perhaps that's why I'm so intrigued lol.

I guess, if all goes to plan, and it looks as though the guy isn't faking it, then I'm interested to know how it pans out and how the he'll behave. I mean, in an apocalypse, wouldn't you be tempted to kill someone (or at least knock them out) if they got in the way of your survival???
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:46
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This is the kind of special of his that I usually *yawn* at (you know that the person involved will go along with anything that happens because they're too scared to let the show down, which is the way that all stage hypnotism works).

They do extensive 'casting' to find that person, then they can just build whatever show they want around them. This is just gonna be another version of 'Hero at 50,000ft' or when he made a guy believe he was inside a videogame. In fact, Apocalypse seems like a larger version of the game one.
Agreed. His specials are now bordering on David Blaine levels of tedium for me.
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Old 26-10-2012, 19:52
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Sound's good.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:03
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Theres nothing that ever replaces watching "Have I Got News For You" on a Friday evening..but when Derren Brown is on then HIGNFY is shoved to the side at speed.

Cannot wait for this, its never really been about "the lottery" or "zombies" for Derren, this is all social experimentation, a grand scheme to show people that they are not really the "free thinkers" they perceive themselves to be.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:25
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Theres nothing that ever replaces watching "Have I Got News For You" on a Friday evening..but when Derren Brown is on then HIGNFY is shoved to the side at speed.

Cannot wait for this, its never really been about "the lottery" or "zombies" for Derren, this is all social experimentation, a grand scheme to show people that they are not really the "free thinkers" they perceive themselves to be.
cause they have a script and are getting a nice pay at the end of it
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:37
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cause they have a script and are getting a nice pay at the end of it
If you are going to make that claim you need some in-depth cold hard evidence.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:44
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Heís done zombies before, to some success as well IMO, but it seems like heís resorting to repeating himself now. Not a good sign.

All those mysterious powers at his disposal but he still canít make his hair grow back!
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:46
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This is the kind of special of his that I usually *yawn* at (you know that the person involved will go along with anything that happens because they're too scared to let the show down, which is the way that all stage hypnotism works).

They do extensive 'casting' to find that person, then they can just build whatever show they want around them. This is just gonna be another version of 'Hero at 50,000ft' or when he made a guy believe he was inside a videogame. In fact, Apocalypse seems like a larger version of the game one.
cause they have a script and are getting a nice pay at the end of it
Well I'm sure you two wont be wasting your time watching this then.
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:54
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no i'm gonna be watching
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Old 26-10-2012, 20:58
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After the break......

Really thought that crap Baggage would never end
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:00
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Right, you beautiful lot. #Apocalypse tonight at 9. I shan't be watching, I'm filming with @stephenfry for his Gadget Man series. Enjoy!
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:00
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Here we go then....
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:02
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cue actors, lights, and action
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:03
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why does he always use a male volunteer?
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:05
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why does he always use a male volunteer?
better actors
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:05
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I like Derren Brown and most of what he does,,,,,,,,,these things however can be a bit tedious and a bit unbelievable
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:05
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why does he always use a male volunteer?
I SO knew it would be a man again !

How do they get to secretly film him, isnt that illegal?
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:06
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You have to be incredibly gullible to believe the world has ended.
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:06
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I think we know the back story already!
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:06
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Viewing figures might be lower than expected. The sort of people who believe this are probably busy shaving their heads for Justin Bieber.
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Old 26-10-2012, 21:07
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Surely anyone applying to take part in these special events (even if they're told they're not selected) must be suspicious when something really unusual happens afterwards (e.g plane crash, the end of the world)

I agree that Derren's stage shows are the most impressive although I did enjoy the special he did in the US where he trained someone to be a "faith healer".
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