WEEK #1: Which Tribe Acquires Fire First? (CLOSED)

Discussion in 'DBSTalk.com Contests Forum (Closed Forum)' started by Mark Lamutt, Sep 11, 2003.

WEEK #1: Which Tribe Acquires Fire First?

  1. Drake

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Morgan

    63 vote(s)
    60.6%
  3. It's not possible to determine from watching the episode

    41 vote(s)
    39.4%
  1. TStorms

    TStorms Mentor

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    Sep 16, 2003
    I agree with WeeJavaDude, timf, and Danny R.

    I could make an argument for both "Morgan" and "It's not possible..." being the correct answer.

    Mark's clarification of "It's not possible..." states: Another example of "impossible to tell" would be if the editing of the episode makes it appear that both tribes succeed in getting a fire going at the same time.

    IMHO, the editing of the episode made it appear that Morgan landed at their island first and Lil built a "fire" (or lit the candle) as one of her first tasks on the island. The editing of the episode then shows Drake arriving at their island. So Drake arrived at their island after Morgan, but no one can be 100% sure that Morgan had fire first.

    Would the "DBSTalk Contest Guru" be willing to give correct credit to both the "Morgan" and "It's not possible..." answers? :confused:

    Just my $.02

    P.S. Great contest - I'm glad I stumbled upon it this season.
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Official ruling: Not possible to tell from the episode. Yes, Morgan left the town first, but it appeared to me that they took a lot of time running around the beach looking for the best place to build their shelter, and then started on their shelter before even thinking about fire. Based on the editing of the episode, it appeared that Drake had a fire going pretty quickly after they arrived (there was one shot with smoke rising in the background). So, the ruling stands as not possible to tell.
     
  3. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

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    Dec 10, 2002
    Huh, boy this one confuses me. Well your ruling is official, but I would have thought it would go based on the timeline presented by the show and not based on trying to interpret the footage. If interpretation of the footage is used then there it would be very difficult to figure out who got fire first in any case and very subjective. To me it was clear that the first person shown to have fire was LIL and I figured it was rather clear from the show time line. But your rule is final and one must accept in and move. I however disagree with it. :( Little to much subject interpretation in this question for sure. ;)
     
  4. Danny R

    Danny R Goblin the Pug DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Jul 5, 2002
    Yeah, due to the subjective nature of the subject, I vote that everyone gets full credit, especially those of us who voted Drake, because our team has the best looking pirate and that deserves points I think. :)

    I'm not biased or anything... really. ;)
     
  5. dbkelly

    dbkelly AllStar

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    Sep 20, 2002
    I second DannyR! - Full points for everyone!
     

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