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Jonathon Allen ...
 Lay Preacher's Servant Jonathon Allen (1 episode, 2004)
Julia Friese ...
 Governor's Servant Julia Friese (1 episode, 2004)
Carolyn Heinz ...
 Lay Preacher's Wife Carolyn Heinz (1 episode, 2004)
Don Heinz ...
 Lay Preacher Don Heinz (1 episode, 2004)
Amy-Kristina Herbert ...
 Single Woman Amy-Kristina Herbert (1 episode, 2004)
Paul Hunt ...
 Governor's Servant Paul Hunt (1 episode, 2004)
Jack Lecza ...
 Cape Merchant / ... (1 episode, 2004)
Jeff Lin ...
 Voorhees Servant Jeff Lin (1 episode, 2004)
Dominic Muir ...
 Freeman Quartermaster Dominic Muir (1 episode, 2004)
Michelle Rossi-Voorhees ...
 Freeman's Wife Michelle Rossi-Voorhees (1 episode, 2004)
Clare Samuels ...
 Governor's Servant Clare "Gindy" Samuels (1 episode, 2004)
Danny Tisdale ...
 Head Freeman Danny Tisdale (1 episode, 2004)
Craig Tuminaro ...
 Company Servant Craig Tuminaro (1 episode, 2004)
Dave Verdecia ...
 Freeman Dave Verdecia (1 episode, 2004)
Debbie Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Wife Debbie Verdecia (1 episode, 2004)
Emily Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Daughter Emily Verdecia (1 episode, 2004)
Maddison Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Daughter Maddison Verdecia (1 episode, 2004)
Tony Verdecia ...
 Freeman Verdecia's Son Tony Verdecia (1 episode, 2004)
Giacomo Voorhees ...
 Freeman's Son Giacomo Voorhees (1 episode, 2004)
John Voorhees ...
 Freeman John Voorhees (1 episode, 2004)
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 Narrator (1 episode, 2004)
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 Freeman Don Wood (1 episode, 2004)
Amy Wyers ...
 Governor's Daughter Amy Wyers (1 episode, 2004)
Bethany Wyers ...
 Governor's Daughter Bethany Wyers (1 episode, 2004)
David Wyers ...
 Governor's Son David Wyers (1 episode, 2004)
Jeff Wyers ...
 Governor Jeff Wyers (1 episode, 2004)
Tammy Wyers ...
 Governor's Wife Tammy Wyers (1 episode, 2004)
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A good idea that failed horribly.
25 May 2004 | by (United States) – 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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