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Derren Brown - Apocalypse Episode on SBS
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3743 posts

anyone watch this? I just caught up with it on SBS on Demand and quite enjoyed it. Part 2 next week or on You Tube.

The first of a two-part show, psychological illusionist Derren Brown unleashes his most audacious plan yet - to convince one person that the planet has been devastated by a catastrophic meteorite strike, that lethal, infected zombies now roam the land and he is one of a mere handful of survivors. Our 'survivor' is someone who takes life for granted, and has yet to truly value what he has. The adventure that awaits him is meticulously crafted to give him the ultimate wake-up call, and teach him valuable life-lessons.


going to get some of his past stuff to which looks interesting. http://derrenbrown.co.uk/

and for you lazy f*****s

02:19pm 09/01/13 Permalink
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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10644 posts
yeah look every time this guy does something it turns out to be some skill-less s*** like a prerecorded video, or split-screen visual effect, combined with (supposedly) convincing a small live audience of some lie
I'm not sitting through an hour of this s*** for some sort of equivalent disappointment.

tell me when he learns to juggle or ride a monocycle or something not s***
02:26pm 09/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10645 posts
f*** it i've got nothing else to do :(
02:34pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20502 posts
Is this the same guy who did the russian roulette thing? That was pretty cool
02:43pm 09/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3744 posts
Is this the same guy who did the russian roulette thing? That was pretty cool


Yes
02:47pm 09/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9746 posts
Controlling his access to news was interesting.
When the Mainstream Media tells you the same thing over and over you end up believing it simply because you keep hearing it.

His Environment shaped his belief that something terrible was happening.
02:49pm 09/01/13 Permalink
eski
Perth, Western Australia
1353 posts
+1 thermite
03:00pm 09/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10647 posts
Nah I don't buy it one bit. It all falls apart as soon as he walks up and goes "sleeep!", get the f*** outta here
04:04pm 09/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3745 posts
It all falls apart as soon as he walks up and goes "sleeep!"


Why?
05:32pm 09/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9747 posts
Hypnotic suggestion can only go so far.
The subconscious mind may believe something is true but other parts of the Mind will disagree. Brown is reprogramming those other parts to convince the guy whats happening is real. Breaking down the checks and balances.

Like a network the Brain is drawing information from many sources verifying this is really happening.

06:08pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Ha
37 posts
you should watch his live shows where he hurls things into the audience to randomly select people to participate in his wizardry.
06:09pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4875 posts
So he also has good aim?
06:58pm 09/01/13 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
3746 posts
Hypnotic suggestion can only go so far. The subconscious mind may believe something is true but other parts of the Mind will disagree.

Brown is reprogramming those other parts to convince the guy whats happening is real.

Breaking down the checks and balances. Like a network the Brain is drawing information from many sources verifying this is really happening.


That's why I'm asking thermite why that particular part makes him sceptical. In the early part of the show Brown specifically states that he chose this guy because he was susceptible to suggestion and hypnosis.
06:59pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
4876 posts
Just because he says something, doesnt make it not bulls***.

I mean if a magician says "This trick is not done this way" thats pretty much the first way you should check to see if it's done.
07:10pm 09/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19405 posts
haha this is fun, stop being such debbie downers
07:57pm 09/01/13 Permalink
ctd
UK
10201 posts
Watched this when on tv here. it was s***.

ps. in the end he goes home and everyone is happier now.
08:06pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7648 posts
derren brown is DA MAN!!!

insolent little beings insulting him.. pfft...

before you start bashing people make sure you are doing something better..

pro forum troll dont count
08:52pm 09/01/13 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8073 posts
The horse racing one was good

The one where he convinces people to rob an armoured car was excellent

Haven't seen this one yet
10:37pm 09/01/13 Permalink
FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
9749 posts
You think hes in on it thermite ?

I didnt get that feeling.
I saw most of the first episode.
11:30pm 09/01/13 Permalink
Nitro
Gold Coast, Queensland
2238 posts
Derren Brown is horses*** you muppets. The 'illusion' is performed on the viewer who believes the s***, not the subjects of the show. Don't you get it?
12:28am 10/01/13 Permalink
Superform
Netherlands
7649 posts
who cares.. works for me..
12:40am 10/01/13 Permalink
sideshow_alley
1 posts
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum, but wanted to let ya's know that I've started a facebook campaign for Derren to tour Australia. Please check it out and spread the word! (Link below) Cheers!
www.facebook.com/derrenbrownaustraliantour
09:36pm 21/01/13 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19445 posts
i'd go see him. voted.
09:39pm 21/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10694 posts
The "sleeep!" thing is just out of stage hypnosis, which is rubbish, people just play along. They're using their imagination at best.
Derren Brown is an illusionist, so don't believe he has any mystical powers.
I thought this would be a great illusion like the Truman Show to really trick the guy, which would be fantastic to see, but if a big part of it is him doing the hypnosis thing which is obviously bulls***, then all of it is bulls***.
12:54am 22/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10695 posts
and even if you love that s*** anyway, put it this way, convincing a guy that it is the apocalypse would normally be a 30 second bit in a live show

this is 2 hours
01:00am 22/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10696 posts
Try The Joe Schmo Show instead

01:13am 22/01/13 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5113 posts
If you are going to start a petition to bring any magician to australia it should be Penn & Teller.
01:15am 22/01/13 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13283 posts
09:35am 22/01/13 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10697 posts
hell yeah DM, I'm really worried they're going to retire soon :/
11:43am 22/01/13 Permalink
natslovR
Sydney, New South Wales
8085 posts
Joe Schmo S1 was awesome. S2 was OK. S3 has potential.
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