History Main / DesertedIsland

6th Oct '17 12:13:59 PM Malady
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel ''TheBlueLagoon'', also the novella ''[[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/robertson.htm Primordial/Three Laws & the Golden Rule]]'' that inspired it, were just two of [[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html a type of story popular in Victorian times]]: "strand innocent toddlers on a Crusoe-type DesertedIsland and see how they live, with plenty of resources but without parents or culture". ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' are probably the two best known versions of this.

to:

* Henry De Vere Stacpoole's original novel ''TheBlueLagoon'', ''Literature/TheBlueLagoon'', also the novella ''[[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/robertson.htm Primordial/Three Laws & the Golden Rule]]'' that inspired it, were just two of [[http://www.erbzine.com/mag18/1899.html a type of story popular in Victorian times]]: "strand innocent toddlers on a Crusoe-type DesertedIsland and see how they live, with plenty of resources but without parents or culture". ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'' and ''Literature/TheJungleBook'' are probably the two best known versions of this.
6th Sep '17 9:46:26 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Creator/HPLovecraft: R'lyeh, when above water.

to:

* Creator/HPLovecraft: R'lyeh, when above water.water, as in "Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu".
4th Aug '17 10:43:39 AM BKelly95
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/GilligansIsland''

to:

* ''Series/GilligansIsland''''Series/GilligansIsland'' takes place on one and many episodes involve attempts to leave. Unfortunately, many of these are screwed up by Gilligan himself.



* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (of course), a Christmas special with guest star Paul Simon

to:

* Parodied in ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (of course), a Christmas special with guest star Paul SimonSimon.
** The "Captain Jim and Pedro" sketches show the aftermath of this with the titular pair trying to readjust to society after escaping from one. Captain Jim seems to be adjusting well, but Pedro seems to have been driven crazy.



* The third season finale of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' has the team trapped on an island and work on ways to escape. They finally do after three weeks.



* "''[[Music/ThePolice Just a castaway, an island lost at sea-oh, another lonely day with no one here but me-oh]].''"

to:

* "''[[Music/ThePolice Just "Message In a castaway, an Bottle" by Music/ThePolice is about someone stuck on one and slowly going insane from isolation...unless the island lost at sea-oh, another lonely day with no one here but me-oh]].''"is a metaphor for loneliness in general.
1st May '17 9:17:34 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Originally Dinobot Island in ''TransformersAnimated'', to give the Dinobots somewhere to live away from civilization. By season 3 it's gotten rather crowded, now home to Meltdown's labs, Blackarachnia [[spoiler: until she teleported somewhere]], and [[spoiler: Scrapper. The other Constructicons are probably around somewhere too.]]

to:

* Originally Dinobot Island in ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', to give the Dinobots somewhere to live away from civilization. By season 3 it's gotten rather crowded, now home to Meltdown's labs, Blackarachnia [[spoiler: until she teleported somewhere]], and [[spoiler: Scrapper. The other Constructicons are probably around somewhere too.]]
24th Apr '17 8:23:27 PM FuzzyBoots
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The corporate team of ''Film/WelcomeToTheJungle'' are sent to one for their wilderness team-building retreat. Subverted in that they later find a deserted bunker, indicating there was, at some time, people.
22nd Apr '17 8:11:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', and therefore ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', take place on deserted islands where classes of high school students are dumped with explosive collars and forced to kill each other until only one is left. [[spoiler:Two still survive in ''Battle Royale'', but nobody has escaped a game yet in SurvivalOfTheFittest.]]

to:

* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'', and therefore ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'', take place on deserted islands where classes of high school students are dumped with explosive collars and forced to kill each other until only one is left. [[spoiler:Two still survive in ''Battle Royale'', but nobody has escaped a game yet in SurvivalOfTheFittest.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''.]]
2nd Apr '17 5:00:19 PM ElSquibbonator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Galapagos Islands were never permanently settled by Pacific or South American peoples, and qualified as this trope until the 16th century. Today, some of the smaller isles have been declared off-limits to everyone except the occasional researcher, to protect their unique native species.

to:

* The Galapagos Islands were never permanently settled by Pacific or South American peoples, and qualified as this trope until the 16th century. It is for this reason that they, unlike other islands such as Hawaii, New Zealand, and Madagascar, have kept all of their native wildlife up to the present day. Today, some of the smaller isles have been declared off-limits to everyone except the occasional researcher, to protect their unique native species.
11th Feb '17 11:14:15 PM Cranberries
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In the ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' episode "Hate and Let Hate", Otto gets stranded on an island that had previously been inhabited by Hermando De Soto and his health spa after Tuddrussel and Larry accidentally forget about him after the mission was complete.
11th Dec '16 4:29:42 PM hamlets-skull
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** Perhaps becoming less true with development however. Places where a living can be made, but it's HARD, are increasingly abandoned by the younger generation.
29th Oct '16 6:27:34 PM CaptEquinox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Former ChildProdigy [[http://www.farksolia.org Barbara Newhall Follett]], who continued to write as an adult while working as a clerk-typist in New York, wrote ''[[http://www.farksolia.org/lost-island-part-1/ Lost Island: A Romance]]'' in 1934. It's about an adventurous [[AuthorAvatar clerk-typist in New York]] who takes a trip on an old schooner[[note]]Barbara had [[PluckyMiddy actually done this]] as a teenager[[/note]] and ends up shipwrecked with a friend. When they're "rescued" she ends up back in New York, restless and miserable.

to:

* Former ChildProdigy [[http://www.farksolia.org Barbara Newhall Follett]], who continued to write as an adult while working as a clerk-typist in New York, wrote ''[[http://www.farksolia.org/lost-island-part-1/ Lost Island: A Romance]]'' in 1934. It's about an adventurous [[AuthorAvatar clerk-typist in New York]] who takes a trip on an old schooner[[note]]Barbara had [[PluckyMiddy [[PluckyMiddie actually done this]] as a teenager[[/note]] and ends up shipwrecked on a beautiful island with a friend. When they're "rescued" she ends up back in New York, restless and miserable.
This list shows the last 10 events of 87. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.DesertedIsland