How Much is Survivor Changing In Order to Still Air in the Fall?

Survivor returning in only a few months would be both surprising and impressive, as so much would need to be changed in order to keep the show safe.

How Much is Survivor Changing In Order to Still Air in the Fall?

Despite 40th season-ending last night with proper excitement, emotions, and a truly excellent winner; the biggest surprise when it was all said and done was Jeff Probst closing it out by telling the audience that even though season 41 hasn't filmed yet and there was no proper trailer to show like they usually would. He said that we can expect the next season in the fall. 

There have been so many shows, especially reality shows, that have been heavily delayed or even completely canceled due to the current pandemic. Survivor itself did have the filming of season 41 delayed for the same reasons, but still, it being one of the first shows to properly adjust to this new situation and continue filming despite it is incredibly unexpected. The show has taken place in Fiji for so many seasons in a row and international travel like that is not gonna be available fast enough. Plus besides keeping all of the players safe, there's a whole crew to put at risk in that situation; which was specifically why even a show like Big Brother Canada, where all the players were safely secluded in a house, had to be canceled.

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Jeff Probst told fans at the finale, "We're committed to being on in the fall." It's always possible that despite the show's effort and commitment, the next season happening so soon just won't work out, but regardless the main question fans are wondering is what is Survivor going to do in order to attempt to make this work? How flexible will production be? How much can be changed so that Survivor can work in this time, and still feel like Survivor?

The immediate aspect to wonder about is the location for filming. As mentioned before, filming in Fiji would be a tall order, but Survivor doesn't necessarily have to take place in a small tropical island every season. Early in the show's life, there were several seasons based inland. The Australian Outback, of course, wasn't a tropical area, Survivor: Africa took place in Kenya, and its fourth season was originally going to take place in Jordan before switching to the more tropical Marquesas islands last minute. Some fans have been toying with these ideas and are pitching seasons like "Survivor: Wild West", or to go back to classic Survivor again there was a popular Survivor writer named Mario Lanza who once listed Alaska in the summer as a possible and unique location.

Who knows if those would actually be worthwhile ideas, but in general an inland area that's still far enough removed from modern society is surely within the show's reach somewhere, and would honestly be a breath of fresh air considering many fans have complained for a long time about the show's insistence on staying in Fiji every season. Perhaps a new location could also lead to more creativity with the camps, how idols are hidden, and what challenges are used. Another inland season, Survivor: Gabon, used the land to its advantage well in challenges, and it'd be interesting to see that again considering that is another area where Survivor has been offering a lot of the same.

Past that, one change that's known but isn't exactly connected to the pandemic is teenagers around 16 or 17 years old now being allowed to apply too. Survivor has been increasing its casting range recently with also the change to let Canadians apply. Allowing people that young to apply, especially at this time, seems like a strange decision, but it at least shows more of Survivor's flexibility. The show's going to need a lot of that because outside of the location issue, there would need to be so much extra preparation and caution to ensure everyone involved in the show is safe. There's no information on what production would plan to do on that front, but if the push to season 41 does continue as they hope, then surely Probst and others will offer some insight on what they'll be doing. So much must be adjusted for a season to happen this soon that fans can only properly discuss and theorize a fraction of it.

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James Bond: Casino Royale 1967 Cast & Character Guide

Casino Royale kick-started Daniel Craig's James Bond, but this adventure was first adapted in 1967. Here are the cast and characters of the original.

James Bond: Casino Royale 1967 Cast & Character Guide

Here are the cast and characters of the original, star-studded 1967 version of James Bond's Casino Royale. In 2020, Casino Royale is widely known as the film that launched Daniel Craig's 007 career and breathed new life into the franchise, but the same story was adapted decades previously. The original Casino Royale is often overlooked because it isn't part of recognized James Bond continuity. Ian Fleming sold the rights to his Casino Royale novel in 1955, eventually finding their way into the hands of Charles K. Feldman who valiantly attempted to get the film made.

Once Feldman saw that Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman had released their own James Bond movie with Dr. No in 1962, he switched Casino Royale from a straight 007 adaptation to a comedic parody. Although the film itself is often ignored, Casino Royale boasts a strong cast, featuring faces that many James Bond fans will recognize.

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The forgotten Bond, Niven plays a retired 007 dragged back into action to deal with SMERSH, a spoof of SPECTRE. Niven was actually Ian Fleming's choice to play Bond in the Eon movies instead of Sean Connery, and was well received as the iconic spy, even in a more comedic guise. Niven is widely known for his role as Sir Charles Lytton in The Pink Panther.

While Feldman couldn't tempt Connery to appear in Casino Royale, Ursula Andress was cast as Vesper Lynd after famously portraying the archetypal Bond girl, Honey Ryder, in Dr. No. Lynd is a millionaire and former spy recruited by Bond for his casino mission. Although Andress enjoyed a long career in film, she remained widely associated with 007.

  • Orson Welles as Le Chiffre - Famous for Citizen Kane and his chilling radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds, Orson Welles played Casino Royale villain Le Chiffre, the role taken by Mads Mikkelsen in the more recent version.
  • Barbara Bouchet as Moneypenny - The daughter of the original Moneypenny, Bond's long-suffering secretary serves much the same role as her mother. Bouchet has appeared in Gangs of New York and Star Trek: The Original Series.
  • John Huston as M - The iconic role played by the likes of Bernard Lee and Judi Dench is brief in Casino Royale, but played by John Huston, who wrote and directed classics such as The Maltese Falcon.
  • Geoffrey Bayldon as Q - As Q, Bayldon parodies the traditional Desmond Llewelyn version of the character, tired of the agents humorous quips. Bayldon almost played Doctor Who's first Doctor.
  • Peter Sellers as Evelyn Tremble - Essentially giving his own Bond portrayal, Tremble is hired as a gambling expert by Niven's actual Bond. The two actors know each other very well, as Sellers played Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther.
  • Woody Allen as Jimmy Bond/Dr. Noah - Renowned director and actor behind films such as Annie Hall, Allen has become a somewhat controversial figure of late. Allen plays Bond's nephew in Casino Royale, and the film's villain.

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  • Deborah Kerr as Agent Mimi - The multi-time Oscar nominated Kerr parodies the Bond girl who starts out bad but changes sides thanks to 007's charms. Agent Mimi is one of Kerr's last big screen roles.
  • Joanna Pettet as Mata Bond - The daughter of James Bond and Mata Hari, it's no surprise that Pettet's character is in the spy game too. Pettet is a character in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, played by Rumer Willis.
  • Daliah Lavi as The Detainer - Lavi plays one of several impostor Bonds throughout Casino Royale and ultimately defeats Dr. Noah. Her stint in 007's world is arguably Lavi's biggest cinematic role.
  • Bernard Cribbins as Carlton Towers - Now known to Doctor Who fans as the indomitable Wilfred Mott, a much younger Cribbins appeared in Casino Royale as a taxi driver.
  • Ronnie Corbett as Polo - British comedian and one half of The Two Ronnies double act, Corbett is Polo in Casino Royale, the assistant of Frau Hoffner and a parody of Bond henchmen.
  • Terence Cooper as Coop - Another of Casino Royale's various 007s, Cooper was an actor Feldman had lined up as a potential James Bond star long before the 1967 comedy.

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