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Jonathon Allen ...
 Lay Preacher's Servant Jonathon Allen 5 episodes, 2004
Julia Friese ...
 Governor's Servant Julia Friese 5 episodes, 2004
Carolyn Heinz ...
 Lay Preacher's Wife Carolyn Heinz 5 episodes, 2004
Don Heinz ...
 Lay Preacher Don Heinz 5 episodes, 2004
Amy-Kristina Herbert ...
 Single Woman Amy-Kristina Herbert 5 episodes, 2004
Paul Hunt ...
 Governor's Servant Paul Hunt 5 episodes, 2004
Jack Lecza ...
 Cape Merchant / ... 5 episodes, 2004
Jeff Lin ...
 Voorhees Servant Jeff Lin 5 episodes, 2004
Dominic Muir ...
 Freeman Quartermaster Dominic Muir 5 episodes, 2004
Michelle Rossi-Voorhees ...
 Freeman's Wife Michelle Rossi-Voorhees 5 episodes, 2004
Clare Samuels ...
 Governor's Servant Clare "Gindy" Samuels 5 episodes, 2004
Danny Tisdale ...
 Head Freeman Danny Tisdale 5 episodes, 2004
Craig Tuminaro ...
 Company Servant Craig Tuminaro 5 episodes, 2004
Dave Verdecia ...
 Freeman Dave Verdecia 5 episodes, 2004
Debbie Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Wife Debbie Verdecia 5 episodes, 2004
Emily Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Daughter Emily Verdecia 5 episodes, 2004
Maddison Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Daughter Maddison Verdecia 5 episodes, 2004
Tony Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Son Tony Verdecia 5 episodes, 2004
Giacomo Voorhees ...
 Freeman's Son Giacomo Voorhees 5 episodes, 2004
John Voorhees ...
 Freeman John Voorhees 5 episodes, 2004
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 Narrator 5 episodes, 2004
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 Freeman Don Wood 5 episodes, 2004
Amy Wyers ...
 Governor's Daughter Amy Wyers 5 episodes, 2004
Bethany Wyers ...
 Governor's Daughter Bethany Wyers 5 episodes, 2004
David Wyers ...
 Governor's Son David Wyers 5 episodes, 2004
Jeff Wyers ...
 Governor Jeff Wyers 5 episodes, 2004
Tammy Wyers ...
 Governor's Wife Tammy Wyers 5 episodes, 2004
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A good idea that failed horribly.
25 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

The "colonists" do not appear to have understood what they were signing up for, and are unwilling to forget the 21st century, as they would need to, to do their job properly. Instead, laws that would have been strictly applied in the 1600s are bent, broken, or abandoned. A colonist was allowed to simply because he no longer felt like participating. Family emergencies are understandable grounds for leaving, as is having leaving assigned due to the role you were cast in.

Women were second-in-line to men - this is something all the women should have understood before signing on board. Yes, occasionally, there were exceptions - but not often. Indentured servants were barely above slaves. That was how things were, and how things are now should not have been brought in.

The younger children should have been working as well, for while they would have had some play time, everyone pitched in in those days.

While the idea of building a house probably seemed great, the colony might have done better to add on to an existing house, or something like that - less work to do, more time to work for sending things back to England.

Many things could have been done differently, but I won't list them all here. I will simply say a lot could probably have been done better, both preparing these colonists for their roles, and then the colony could have been managed better.

I have no idea if they passed or failed - that episode comes on later tonight. But if I were the judge, they would fail. I doubt, had they been a colony then, that they would have made it through full year, or even a winter.


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