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Ellis Hosts History Channel Series (7.21.05)
Sometimes a moment in history comes along that demands a man and a
machine to solve a crisis or meet a great challenge. In this new series,
former Navy "Top Gun" fighter pilot Hunter Ellis looks at
those times when a man, moment, and machine came together to make
stars have their reality rechecked at Belly
Castaways and cast-offs from "Survivor" "Big
Brother," "Temptation Island," "Real World" and
"Road Rules" regularly come to the Belly, sometimes to fixate on
a big-screen TV flickering their reality shows or "Fear Factor"
and "Dog Eat Dog." Belly is like the reality halfway
The Fourth Season
Location: Marquesas, French Polynesia Tribes: Maraamu (Lime Buffs), Rotu (Blue
Buffs), Soliantu - Merged (Magenta Buffs) Players: 16 Notable Event: Controversial Purple Rock tiebreaker
was used in this season and resulted in the ousting of
Paschal English with no votes against him
In French Polynesia, The Marquesan
Archipelago is situated in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean.
The Marquesas Islands lie between 400 and 600 miles south
of the equator and approximately 1,000 miles northeast of Tahiti.
Survivor: Marquesas was filmed on and around the island of Nuku
Hiva. The Marquesas are among the largest island groups
of French Polynesia and were formerly a major center of east
Terrain: The islands are of
volcanic origin with thick jungles and waterfalls. Breathtaking
vistas of the Pacific, rugged mountainscapes and lush tropical
terrain. No-nos (mosquito-like bugs) were a common insect nuisance
for the Survivor contestants.
Marquesas is the
primordial home of the tiki statues (stone statues that are
believed to represent deified ancestors). Tikis are placed
on the cobbled stone platforms (paepaes) whose purpose is to raise
their praised spirits high above the ground. Sacred dances
and religious rites often took place around their bases. The
tattoos on the island's locals are tiki designs, applied
using traditional instruments. Tapa Paintings
areprimitive fabrics made in tropical and subtropical
countries from the soft inner bark of certain trees.
The two original tribes of Survivor: Marquesas
were Rotu and Maraamu. Eventually the two were merged into the