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  • Pcdunn
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    Very true, Jon, about the narrator. He drives me a bit nuts, too. Alas, most History Channel and Discovery programs use over the top narration.

    I also agree that the various outsiders they tolerate with theories about ley lines and astronomy or Shakespeare's missing manuscripts (by Francis Bacon) are just too much. They are very polite with some of these folks!

    But the genuine search technology and discoveries are very interesting.

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  • Wickerman
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    Originally posted by Pcdunn View Post

    As a matter of fact, they have found enough artifacts and discovered enough human-made structures to want to keep on digging. I have followed the show for a long while and enjoy it, and don't think they are fakers at all.

    https://www.devdiscourse.com/article...o-leave-island
    Like I said, I know it's a genuine search, my wife has followed it from the first episode. It isn't that they don't find anything, it's all the fake drama they add to the show to create excitement. "Another top pocket find".....and the narrator injecting the proverbial "could it be?"..."could it be?"...."could it be?"....and talk of Templars, and treasures from the Temple of Solomon, and how many deaths have to happen before the treasure will be found, there's no need for all this nonsense.

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  • Ozzy
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    Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    Indeed. It's a mystery I was well into back in my youth, Templars, Charles Berlitz and all that. Fascinating story though.

    The only gold in them thar pits is the gold found in crappy TV serialisations that Ozzy watches.

    Sorry Ozzy....
    I watched series 1 and 2. Then got bored of it. During lockdown I started watching series 8. I have no idea what happened in the other five series.

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  • Pcdunn
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    Originally posted by Wickerman View Post
    You could likely fit the story of everything they've found into one hour-long episode, most of the time is spent on investigating ridiculous theories from crackpots around the world.
    I get sick & tired of these pseudo-reality shows, though I do accept this is a genuine search, it is overloaded with bull$hit.
    As a matter of fact, they have found enough artifacts and discovered enough human-made structures to want to keep on digging. I have followed the show for a long while and enjoy it, and don't think they are fakers at all.

    https://www.devdiscourse.com/article...o-leave-island

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  • Wickerman
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    You could likely fit the story of everything they've found into one hour-long episode, most of the time is spent on investigating ridiculous theories from crackpots around the world.
    I get sick & tired of these pseudo-reality shows, though I do accept this is a genuine search, it is overloaded with bull$hit.

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  • Azarna
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    Gosh, is that prog still running?
    Has anyone ever found any treasure yet?
    I guess not if it is still going, heh.

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by Losmandris View Post
    How have they got some many seasons out of this? Surely if it was there they would have found the treasure by now?
    Hope springs eternal *

    *usually followed by disapointment

    and they drop an old nail or some other trinket here or there to be "discovered" to keep it going. its BS as so many "reality" shows are. its just another form of fake news.

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  • Losmandris
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    How have they got some many seasons out of this? Surely if it was there they would have found the treasure by now?

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    That's reality TV gold! Track down Stephenson's neatest living relative and shoot him live on TV. If, it as many would admit, it's a bit much, just hang on a few years until the distopian future becomes reality, and we'll all be clamouring for it.

    Think up a three word chant for it, we've got a solid proposition.
    one more death! one more death!

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

    yeah and besides according to the legend, one more person has to die before the treasure will be found, but i think the shows lawyers might have an issue with that.
    That's reality TV gold! Track down Stephenson's neatest living relative and shoot him live on TV. If, it as many would admit, it's a bit much, just hang on a few years until the distopian future becomes reality, and we'll all be clamouring for it.

    Think up a three word chant for it, we've got a solid proposition.

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by Al Bundy's Eyes View Post

    Indeed. It's a mystery I was well into back in my youth, Templars, Charles Berlitz and all that. Fascinating story though.

    The only gold in them thar pits is the gold found in crappy TV serialisations that Ozzy watches.

    Sorry Ozzy....
    yeah and besides according to the legend, one more person has to die before the treasure will be found, but i think the shows lawyers might have an issue with that.

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  • Al Bundy's Eyes
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    Originally posted by Abby Normal View Post

    im gonna go out on a limb and say they arent going to find any buried treasure
    Indeed. It's a mystery I was well into back in my youth, Templars, Charles Berlitz and all that. Fascinating story though.

    The only gold in them thar pits is the gold found in crappy TV serialisations that Ozzy watches.

    Sorry Ozzy....

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  • Abby Normal
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    Originally posted by Ozzy View Post
    Anybody here watch The Curse of Oak Island?

    I just watched the latest episode. S08E22. A relative of Robert Donston Stephenson popped up in it.

    Nothing Ripper related. At least in this episode anyway!

    edit.
    I just noticed this was mentioned on Howard's forum yesterday.
    Below is a link to the forum page, which has a Youtube link on it.

    https://www.jtrforums.com/forum/pers...and#post577374
    im gonna go out on a limb and say they arent going to find any buried treasure

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  • Ozzy
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    Oak Island series, Robert Donston Stephenson relative

    Anybody here watch The Curse of Oak Island?

    I just watched the latest episode. S08E22. A relative of Robert Donston Stephenson popped up in it.

    Nothing Ripper related. At least in this episode anyway!

    edit.
    I just noticed this was mentioned on Howard's forum yesterday.
    Below is a link to the forum page, which has a Youtube link on it.

    https://www.jtrforums.com/forum/pers...and#post577374
    Last edited by Ozzy; 04-15-2021, 11:10 AM.
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