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(VIA.B) MTV.com Wants You To Help Save The Human Race In The Event of Y2K Madness!
Story Filed: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 10:38 AM EST
NEW YORK, Dec 7, 1999 (ENTERTAINMENT WIRE) -- Starting today you can help decide who will inhabit MTV.com's Bunker, a cavernous Y2K-proof human-capsule deep in the bowels of Times Square. Six people will live in total isolation from December 26th until New Years Day, 2000 and have their every move broadcast over MTV.com.
With your help, MTV.com will select the six brave souls to be entombed in the top-secret chamber where they will eat, sleep and attempt to survive together for seven days. When they emerge, in the event that the rest of the population has been wiped out in a millennial apocalypse, they will serve the planet as modern-day Adams and Eves. (If not, they'll just wander home and maybe visit a sun tan parlor).
"The Bunker Project combines Web voyeurism with reality television and online audience participation to create an entirely new form of entertainment that is interactive, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week," said Allie Eberhardt, executive producer and creative director, MTV.com.
Visitors to MTV.com will help choose our six bunker-nauts through December 12, and, with the click of a mouse, help decide what these fearless survivors take into the bunker, as well as what they will do while they're down there. Strategically placed MTV.com cameras will enable 24/7 surveillance.
All can watch the fate of the bunker-nauts exclusively through Apple's QuickTime TV, one of the Internet's leading networks for streaming audio and video. All Macintosh and Windows users need to do is download the QuickTime 4 Player free from www.apple.com/quicktime.
Visitors to MTV.com will be able to interact with the bunker-nauts by writing into the "Truth or Dare Suggestion Box" where they can pose questions for the residents to wrestle with each night. Each day the bunker-nauts will also bear their souls before a confessional Web camera. Online observations by the resident Bunker psychologist will uncover the deeper meaning behind their confessional outpourings.
To find out more, visit MTV.com, and help us save humanity for the new millennium! Remember--this could be the future of the human race--so choose carefully!
The Bunker Project is a production of MTV.com. Executive producer and creative director, Allie Eberhardt; vice president, MTV.com, Rick Holzman; producer, Kim Morgan.
About MTV.com and MTV Interactive (MTVi)
MTV.com is a unit of MTVi, the world's leading Internet music company with 16 music destinations around the world. Headquartered at 770 Broadway in downtown New York City, MTVi has satellite offices in San Francisco and San Mateo, CA. MTVi is a unit of Viacom's (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks Online. Liberty Digital (NYSE: LMG.A and LMG.B) holds a minority stake in MTVi.
-- Homer Beanfang (Bats@inbellfry.com), December 07, 1999
"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the american people"
-- (Iwant@myemptyv.com), December 07, 1999.
Life imitates art: this is like the Truman Show. Paging Jim Carey.
-- Jonathan Chevreau (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999.
What's the name of the show? Something like, "Slackjaws To The Rescue," I hope -- in the interest of accuracy, of course.
-- Ron Schwarz (email@example.com), December 07, 1999.
Oh boy, I can't wait. A world remade in the image of the MTV generation. :P
-- Powder (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999.
Sponsored, in part, by Nike: "Just Do It"
-- Nom (email@example.com), December 07, 1999.
If you folk have teen kids it maybe usefull to ask them what the other kids think of Y2K. The answers may suprise you.
-- Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 07, 1999.
Lemme get this straight: they're going to COME OUT from under Times Square on JANUARY 1ST?????? Yeah, good day to leave the bunker!!! Two thumbs up on that! Brave souls is right....brave or incredibly stupid!!!
-- preparing (email@example.com), December 07, 1999.