Aye, Pirate Master, the TV show starts on May 31, 2007 on
CBS. Yea, you lads and lassies had better haul arse and check out
this very special pirate show. From the producers of the TV show
Survivor, Pirate Master is a contest where only one out of
sixteen buccaneers will win the largest share of the one million
The booty, however, will be spread out over many weeks and in the
first episode, the ship's captain will receive $40,000 in Spanish
doubloons. The pirate ship will be sailing around the Island of
Dominca in the Caribbean Sea.
The final winner will be called Pirate Master by all the scallywags
who didn't win plus all of those watching at home. Executive Producer
Mark Burnett is combining Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride
with the Survivor reality TV show for one swashbuckling adventure.
Pirate Master is based up pirates of old, mateys, in that
while on the ship, the sixteen men and women will be able to speak
their minds and vote in a democratic social system. At the beginning
of the show, a ship's captain will be elected and he or she in turn
will pick two other officers to help run the ship.
The other unlucky thirteen crew members will do the hard labor,
cooking below deck, eating porridge and cleaning up the messes.
The captain and officers will get to dine and sleep in luxury, while
the rest of the crew will survive on slim pickens (not the actor).
Also, the captain, as in the old days, will get the largest share
of the initial booty, with everyone else getting less.
At the end of the day something similar to tribal council is held.
Of course, there will be the potential for mutiny if the captain
does not do his job. But, the mutiny can only occur by unanimous
vote, so only if he messes up royally will he be overthrown.
Master is based upon the fictitious legend of Captain Henry
Steel and his chest of Zanzibar. The pirate's chest is the key to
other smaller treasures scattered about on the island of Domica.
Live for the day was the motto of pirates and for the crew in Pirate
Master this will be the adventure of a lifetime.