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When I tell people that one of my current obsessions is the tv show "The Tribe" I usually get a blank look. The Tribe is hugely popular in the rest of the world - particularly Germany for some reason - but is still kind of obscure here in the US. It airs on WAM! - I get a lot of blank looks on this too but it's often part of a digital cable package.

Here's what I tell people about The Tribe. It's a post-apocalyptic teen soap opera. No really. The show is made in New Zealand but the setting is never specified; it's just called "the city." The premise is that all the adults have been wiped out by a virus and the kids have banded together into tribes to try to survive.

One the one hand is the element of silliness. Everyone has kooky clothes, hair, and makeup. Never mind the lack of electricity or food shortages, there's a plethora of hair dye. And because it is in part a soap, there's plenty of stuff like "I'm in love with two guys" or "he's cheating on his girlfriend" or " she made everyone believe I was dead so she could steal my boyfriend." Uh, yeah. But there's bigger issues of survival and building a new society. The characters and story arcs are really compelling. The official website is fantastic and has lots of information including episode summaries. Be warned! Because we in the US are almost a year behind the rest of the world, the site can be quite spoilery.

Adding to the element of cheeze, is the fact that cast members have recorded a cd of pop music based on the show. There are music videos too. And they've toured Europe doing performances and making appearances in costume. I'm not too proud to say I love the cd in all it's cheezy glory.

My winning entry in one round of Tribeworld's caption competition.

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Lex remembered the days when nursing a bottle meant something entirely different.

Official Site - Tribeworld.com
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DragonCon 2006 - More to be added soon

Laura Wilson interview Part 1

Laura Wilson interview Part 2

Matt Robinson interview Part 1

Matt Robinson interview Part 2

John Mullaney interview

Caleb Ross interview part 1

Caleb Ross interview part 2

Tom Hern interview - Part 1

Tom Hern interview - Part 2

DragonCon Reports - Monday & Tuesday

DragonCon Reports - Sunday

DragonCon Reports - Saturday

DragonCon Reports - Friday

DragonCon Pre-Con Reports from KellyGirl and Dreago

DragonCon 2005

The Matt Robinson/John Mullaney interview transcript is now up! As is the audio from the interview which can be downloaded as four mp3s - the link is at the top of each page of the interview.

You can now download video of Matt and John's band Last Picture Show performing a special song.

Pics are up as well as all con reports from KellyGirl and Dreago.

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DragonCon 2004

**Even NEWER - You can now watch the full video clips on You Tube.

*NEW - Now you can see video clips from the 2004 interviews

- Interview with Danny James

- Interview with Tori Spence

- Interview with Matt Robinson

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part One

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Two

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Three

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Four

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Five

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Six

Dreago's DragonCon Report - Part Seven

DragonCon 2003

- Our interview with the Tribe cast at DragonCon 2003

- Video download of interview here - thanks to BlackRose and Guy

KellyGirl's Reports (and pictures) from DragonCon 2003

Dreago's Reports from DragonCon 2003

- T-shirt designs we made for DragonCon 2003!

My Tribe FanFic. Based on a challenge at PanFandom to write Tribe stories using episode titles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Round Two entry

Round Three entry

Round Four entry


We (dreago and myself) started a thread to discuss The Tribe over at TelevisionWithoutPity. We're a smart and sassy bunch. I've archived the discussion here - check it out.

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