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'Doomsday Castle' TV series looks at survival prep in S.C.
Brent Sr. leads a family of survivalists in ‘Doomsday Castle.' Photo by National Geographic SITE CUSTOM REPRINTS LINK /SITE CUSTOM REPRINTS LINK
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Published: Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.Last Modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:55 a.m.
Somewhere in the mountains of South Carolina, a castle holds the key to one family's survival.
FactsWatch“Doomsday Castle” airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on National Geographic Channel beginning Aug. 13.
 
That's the pitch behind “Doomsday Castle,” a new series premiering 10 p.m. Tuesday on National Geographic Channel. A spin-off of the popular “Doomsday Preppers,” “Castle” focuses on one man's quest to prepare his kids for the end of the world – and give them a fortress in which to survive it.Brent Sr. (his last name is not revealed on the show) has been focused on preparing for doomsday since Y2K. And though that turn-of-the-century computer fear turned into a non-event, he stills sees a global technological shutdown, perhaps from an electromagnetic pulse, as a real and present threat.So with TV cameras in tow, he recruited several of his 20-something kids to help him construct the ultimate house in which to ride out the ensuing panic. “If there is chaos, if there is a disruption in the power grid, it's going to be back to medieval times,” he said.
 
“You're going to have a need for a catapult. You're going to have a need for a drawbridge. We're going to kind of go back to square one, and we're prepared for that.”The specific location of the castle is not disclosed, but Brent Sr. said he had very specific requirements that he found in the South Carolina mountains. “I needed it to be secluded but not totally isolated,” he said.
 
 “It had to be somewhere we could get in a relatively short period of time. It needed to be near a major metropolitan area … an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive so we could, in the meantime, be able to get whatever we needed. And then within that, I needed it to be in the center of an extremely large piece of land with only a few people there.”The site also includes land for farming, a water pump and booby traps against would-be invaders. In the series, the former infantryman puts his grown kids through survival drills, including practice incursions from armed militia, gas attacks and more.
 
The siblings' disparate personalities (the black sheep, the girly girl, the chip off the old block, the tough chick) bring out some familiar “reality” show dynamics.“It's been a long time since we've all lived together,” said Brent Sr.'s daughter Lindsey, 22, a self-proclaimed prepper herself. “We've all been living our own separate lives in different cities, and we all came together in a bunker, a small bunker, (where) we've been living together 24/7. Any siblings fight, but you put us all in a bunker for a couple months, trying to help my dad finish building his castle he has wanted for so long, I mean, you are bound to go at war with each other.
 
”For his part, Brent Sr. knows that most parents watching the show aren't going to build their own extreme bunkers or wake up their kids with gas mask drills. But he said any parent can learn from preppers when it comes to protecting their kids.“It's up to each parent. ... to realize what they think could possibly happen and then prepare, whether they think it's just a tornado, or is there something that could be even longer lasting.”Jeff Hidek: 343-2371On Twitter: @JeffHidek
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“Doomsday Castle” airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on National Geographic Channel beginning Aug. 13.
/#article_text  Doomsday Castle' TV series looks at survival prep in S.C.By Jeff HidekBrent Sr. leads a family of survivalists in ‘Doomsday Castle.' Photo by National Geographic StarNewsOnline.com  August 9, 2013 10:55 AM<p>Somewhere in the mountains of South Carolina, a castle holds the key to one family's survival.</p><p>That's the pitch behind “Doomsday Castle,” a new series premiering 10 p.m. Tuesday on National Geographic Channel.
 
A spin-off of the popular “Doomsday Preppers,” “Castle” focuses on one man's quest to prepare his kids for the end of the world – and give them a fortress in which to survive it Brent Sr. (his last name is not revealed on the show) has been focused on preparing for doomsday since Y2K.
 
And though that turn-of-the-century computer fear turned into a non-event, he stills sees a global technological shutdown, perhaps from an electromagnetic pulse, as a real and present threat. So with TV cameras in tow, he recruited several of his 20-something kids to help him construct the ultimate house in which to ride out the ensuing panic. </p><p>“If there is chaos, if there is a disruption in the power grid, it's going to be back to medieval times,” he said.
 
“You're going to have a need for a catapult. You're going to have a need for a drawbridge. We're going to kind of go back to square one, and we're prepared for that.”</p><p>The specific location of the castle is not disclosed, but Brent Sr. said he had very specific requirements that he found in the South Carolina mountains. </p><p>“I needed it to be secluded but not totally isolated,” he said. “It had to be somewhere we could get in a relatively short period of time.
 
It needed to be near a major metropolitan area … an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive so we could, in the meantime, be able to get whatever we needed. And then within that, I needed it to be in the center of an extremely large piece of land with only a few people there.”</p><p>The site also includes land for farming, a water pump and booby traps against would-be invaders. </p><p>In the series, the former infantryman puts his grown kids through survival drills, including practice incursions from armed militia, gas attacks and more.
 
 The siblings' disparate personalities (the black sheep, the girly girl, the chip off the old block, the tough chick) bring out some familiar “reality” show dynamics.</p><p>“It's been a long time since we've all lived together,” said Brent Sr.'s daughter Lindsey, 22, a self-proclaimed prepper herself. “We've all been living our own separate lives in different cities, and we all came together in a bunker, a small bunker, (where) we've been living together 24/7.
 
 
Any siblings fight, but you put us all in a bunker for a couple months, trying to help my dad finish building his castle he has wanted for so long, I mean, you are bound to go at war with each other.”</p><p>For his part, Brent Sr. knows that most parents watching the show aren't going to build their own extreme bunkers or wake up their kids with gas mask drills.
 
But he said any parent can learn from preppers when it comes to protecting their kids.</p><p>“It's up to each parent. ... to realize what they think could possibly happen and then prepare, whether they think it's just a tornado, or is there something that could be even longer lasting.”</p><p>Jeff Hidek: 343-2371</p><p>On Twitter: @JeffHidek</p><p><h3>WATCH</h3></p><p>“Doomsday Castle” airs at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on National Geographic Channel beginning Aug. 13.</p>Copyright 2013 StarNewsOnline.com - All rights reserved. Restricted use only.
 
 
“I needed it to be secluded but not totally isolated,” he said. “It had to be somewhere we could get in a relatively short period of time. It needed to be near a major metropolitan area … an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive so we could, in the meantime, be able to get whatever we needed. And then within that, I needed it to be in the center of an extremely large piece of land with only a few people there.”
The site also includes land for farming, a water pump and booby traps against would-be invaders.
In the series, the former infantryman puts his grown kids through survival drills, including practice incursions from armed militia, gas attacks and more. The siblings' disparate personalities (the black sheep, the girly girl, the chip off the old block, the tough chick) bring out some familiar “reality” show dynamics.
 
“It's been a long time since we've all lived together,” said Brent Sr.'s daughter Lindsey, 22, a self-proclaimed prepper herself. “We've all been living our own separate lives in different cities, and we all came together in a bunker, a small bunker, (where) we've been living together 24/7. Any siblings fight, but you put us all in a bunker for a couple months, trying to help my dad finish building his castle he has wanted for so long, I mean, you are bound to go at war with each other.”
 
For his part, Brent Sr. knows that most parents watching the show aren't going to build their own extreme bunkers or wake up their kids with gas mask drills. But he said any parent can learn from preppers when it comes to protecting their kids. “It's up to each parent. ... to realize what they think could possibly happen and then prepare, whether they think it's just a tornado, or is there something that could be even longer lasting.”
Jeff Hidek: 343-2371 On Twitter: @JeffHidek
 
 
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resumesplanet on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:00 AM
There are so many TV series that are getting enough popularity because of their good acting. In the film industry and eve I showbiz the most important thing is the acting that will determine the fame of the series. I am also interested in these TV series because they can change the mood of people.
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