COLONY: New web content for the series

Many new questions were raised after the second episode of COLONY aired last night, January 21st. The stakes became higher and the cast grew larger. You may be scratching your head wondering about some of the things that transpired in the episode.
Surely a lot of those puzzlers are part of the ongoing mystery of the occupation. But did you know that the USA Network website for the series gives you an episode guide after each installment? This guide helps you review the episode to be sure you did not miss any new intel!
The guide for episode 2 can be found here: S1E2 Guide for “A Brave New World”.
Watch for new photo galleries, videos, and posts each week as well!
And if you want to immerse yourself in a role playing scenario of COLONY, you will find new content on the interactive ColonyTV.com now that episode 2 has aired.

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network, COLONY

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network, COLONY


Look for:

  • the next mission
  • new locations on the Los Angeles bloc map
  • additional intel and luxury items
  • encrypted radio broadcasts from “Geronimo”

As you explore the site, perform missions, and gather information, you can earn achievements toward increasing your rank in Security. I am SO close to rank 3 and anxious to see what my new “job” will be.
You also unlock exclusive content for completing missions, helping you get even more scoop from the show. And while you are online, you can enter for each new weekly sweepstakes.
So go ahead and read, watch, and play along with COLONY!

A quick note about the Talk Colony podcast

We will be uploading the first episode of the Talk Colony podcast shortly. It is a little shorter the first time around as we tweak our format and find out what fans would like us to cover each week.
Please send your comments and suggestions for the podcast content to tracey@talkcolony.com
We look forward to incorporating listener feedback each week as we all dive into COLONY!

COLONY: Vote for best Josh Holloway hair flip

Fans, cast, and creators of new series COLONY took to Twitter for an #AskCOLONY Q&A session during the show’s premiere. Questions included inquiries about casting, plot line, personal interactions of the cast, and more.
A particularly fun aspect of the live Tweet came from gifs posted by Legendary Entertainment of cast members doing the signature Josh Holloway hair flip!
Click on the hair flips from Tory Kittles, Peter Jacobson, and co–creator Carlton Cuse. Pick your favorite and then vote in our poll below.
And by all means, let’s get #JoshHollowayHairFlip trending!

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COLONY: Interactive website takes you inside the Los Angeles bloc

If you have not yet visited the ColonyTV.com website, you are missing out on some awesome interactive features.  The site takes you inside the Los Angeles bloc and allows you to set up your own security profile.  But do not stop there.
There’s much more!  You will have the opportunity to choose your side as a Collaborator or member of the Resistance movement.  Changing loyalties makes you a double agent.  Switching allegiances also allows you to unlock classified intel from both sides.  Earn achievements by completing missions and other interactions with the site.
One of the most insightful features is the map of locations throughout the bloc.  You can explore areas in the Green Zone as well as the Flats and learn about characters in those areas.  Not all locations on the map are available yet depending on which episodes have aired.  So check back regularly for new locations and available features. And if you are leaning toward the Resistance, be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for secret Geronimo broadcasts!
All the intel you unlock is stored in your personal Dossier for reference. And, of course, you earn increasing rank as you progress through the site as well.  Be on the lookout for contests you can enter and new videos about your favorite new show, COLONY.
Check out a few snapshots from the website below and then log in for your own experience!

COLONY: Carl Weathers drops hints about his role

We have seen images of Carl Weathers in COLONY promo pics. But we do not yet know the context of his role. Fortunately, we now know he will be around for awhile! Mr. Weathers shared the following tweet today sharing that he would be in the next 8 episodes of the new USA Network series after the COLONY pilot.

If you have not watched the COLONY yet on early release, be sure to tune in tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST to get on board. The show is quickly gaining a large and loyal following, so don’t miss out!

COLONY: How would fans respond to the occupation?

In the new series COLONY from USA Network, the Los Angeles area is now under a mysterious state of occupation. The ColonyTV website gives stories of the arrival of the new regime. There are tales of mayhem, separation of families, and threats of violence.
After the initial shock, “Colonists” begin their new lives with new rules and far fewer privileges. Some join a Resistance movement. Others enlist in the new “Red Hat” militia and enforce the laws of the Transitional Authority. Some keep their heads down and hope it all blows over sooner rather than later. Perhaps some try to play more than one side.
So, how would I respond? How would YOU respond? It’s certainly easier to envision how I would hope I would respond rather than have to consider my actual fears.
However, it is these questions that make said story so engaging. This story makes you think outside of your safety net and consider your own strengths and weaknesses.

COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/USA Network)

COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/USA Network)


Once again, I have turned to the growing number of COLONY fans to find out their thoughts on the best way to navigate the travails facing our survivors on screen. I posed three options to fans:

  • Lay low
  • Join the Resistance asap
  • Enlist with the Red Hats

But leave it to the very intelligent fans of COLONY to provide much more creative options. Consider the following ideas shared by fans!

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What can I say?  COLONY fans cannot be limited to a mere 3 choices. They are too smart for that!
Complex scenarios and really tough choices already have viewers engaged in COLONY, even ahead of its official premiere this Thursday, January 14th, on USA Network.  Thank you Carlton Cuse, Ryan Condal, cast and crew for giving us such a complex story to sink our teeth into!  Fans are ready to immerse themselves in the mystery and intrigue of COLONY.

COLONY: Fans reveal what sparked their interest in the series

USA Network’s new series COLONY has a bunch of fans already ahead of its January 14th premiere. The network generously released the pilot episode early for eager viewers to see.
I have certainly heard from many fans who are very excited about COLONY. The series has a lot of draws for me, including the two leads, Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies, as well as faith in LOST producer Carlton Cuse.
I have been anxious to unearth what exactly it is that has drawn other fans to the series. I posed the question on Twitter and received a variety of answers. Read on to see how fans replied and be sure to vote in the poll at the end to share how YOU became interested in COLONY!

COLONY -- "Pilot" Episode 101 -- Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

COLONY — “Pilot” Episode 101 — Pictured: Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Chris Haston/USA Network)

  • @CreepynCuteShop and @mrscify shared that they are excited about the possibility of aliens!
  • Sarah Wayne Callies fans @SarahWCfans clearly stated they are in the lead actress’ camp.
  • @Jaceyjaden is a big fan of Josh Holloway.
  • @jane74513 likes the style and color of the show logo.
  • Even author Stephen King took to his own Twitter account to endorse the new series.

As you can see, viewers are flocking to COLONY for all sorts of reasons. The actors, the production team, the intrigue and mystery of the storyline, and even the style of  the production are all drawing fans to the show.
Please vote in the poll below and tell us the main reason(s) you are on board as a #COLONIST! Choose up to 3 answers.
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COLONY: Learn the lingo

Red Hats? Green Zone? What are those things? USA Network’s new series, COLONY, has some vocabulary unique to its story. You will want to be well-versed in the COLONY lingo in order to get the most from the storyline.
Now you could be like me and watch the pilot early On Demand, multiple times, with subtitles to catch each word. Or, you can visit the tutorial at ColonyTV.com, the show’s interactive website. Or, you can read on and get a crash course here. Even better, do all three!
Here are several terms as I have come to understand them:

  • Colonists – residents living in the recently occupied Los Angeles under some oppressive conditions
  • Hosts – the unknown group that has taken over Los Angeles
  • Transitional Authority – a mysterious governing body administering the plans of the even more mysterious “hosts” who have taken over Los Angeles
  • Red Hats – the militia that enforces the laws and demands of the Transitional Authority
  • Collaborate – work with and support the Transitional Authority
  • Resist – clandestinely work against the Transitional Authority in hopes of taking back Los Angeles
  • Bloc – That’s right, there is no “k”s in these of blocs, which are different geographical regions divided by ginormous, impenetrable walls. i.e. Los Angeles bloc and Santa Monica bloc. Colonists are NOT allowed to move freely between blocs.
  • Flats – These are the housing areas for the Colonists, much less affluent than the Green Zone areas.
  • Green Zone – This is the much more affluent area inhabitanted by the Transitional Aurhority and its associates.
    COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

    COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

  • Drones – provide additional remote surveillance
  • Proxy – The Transitional Authority’s designated leader over a particular bloc. i.e. Proxy Alan Snyder governs the Los Angeles Bloc
  • The Factory – an ominous location where people are threatened to be sent
  • Exclusion Zone – areas between blocs, which are only accessible under highly regulated procedures

I hope this helps prepare you for your COLONY viewing. And I would love to hear your comments!

COLONY: Episode 1 now available on USA Now app

The pilot of USA Network’s new series, COLONY, is now available to watch on the USA Now app. There are no special codes or tweeting required. However, the show’s official Twitter feed @ColonyUSA did announce the current availability of the episode.

The official premiere date for COLONY is January 14th. But you don’t have to wait. Watch now and return to TalkColony.com to share your thoughts!