Topic: Pitch: what-if show
Happened to catch a show called "Alien Encounters 2" that posits a particular kind of alien contact and how the world might deal with it. It occurs to me that it would be kind of fun and perhaps funny to make a show in which a group of experts and/or regular people are presented with some off-the-wall scenario like the arrival of aliens and they basically role-play what they would do.
The producers would handle what happens as a result of the "players" actions based on the predetermined goals of the aliens or whatever. It would be interesting to see some people welcome the aliens and get their brains sucked out (there would be some animation and/or enactments of some kind) and other people attack the aliens and get destroyed. There has to be some "winning" scenario of course; but it would underscore how tricky it really would be to handle such a strange event.
Another scenario might be the discovery of dinosaurs or maybe a tribe of homo habilis on some remote island or something. Do we bring them to civilization? Study them in place?
Or maybe an asteroid is headed for Earth. What do you do?
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