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Survivor: Edge of Extinction pre-season analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: February 7, 2019

As is his custom, Pat has restricted his predictions exclusively to CBS bio-related information, and has a forecast for Extinction at the ready. Read on to discover whose chances to win he sees as most likely, possible, unlikely or impossible.


Edge of Extinction contestant projections - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Edge of Extinction analysis

Edge of Extinction contestant projections

Survivor: Edge of Extinction pre-season analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 5, 2019

In a surprise-laden journey, Jeff Pitman sorts the newly official Edge of Extinction contestants into tiers of win probability (Likely, Possible, Unlikely, Impossible). Okay, you won't be all that surprised. But you might be.


Edge of Extinction cast assessment - Kaiser Island

Edge of Extinction cast assessment

Survivor: Edge of Extinction pre-season analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 4, 2019

Ryan runs through his first impressions of the Edge of Extinction cast, then comes up with an approximate bootlist. Which, in the context of a poorly explained brand-new twist, may not end up meaning much. But it's here!


Incentivising failure - The Golden Ticket

Incentivising failure

Survivor: Edge of Extinction pre-season analysis

By Ben Martell | Published: February 4, 2019

Ben weighs in on the Edge of Extinction central twist, and argues that, if played optimally, it creates an incentive for someone to deliberately be voted out early post-merge, return, then reap the jury rewards. Which really would reinvent how the game is played, since it's the opposite of the concept for the first 37 seasons.


The evolution of idology

Survivor: The evolution of idology

Survivor meta-game analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: January 23, 2019

Jeff Pitman's data-based investigation of why men have built up a 4:1 edge over women in finding hidden immunity idols in Survivor. With far more stats, tables, and graphs than you really need for reality TV analysis.


Big moves, big characters,big juries

Big moves, big characters, big juries

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 14 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 23, 2018

Jeff celebrates the successes of the David vs. Goliath season, then looks ahead to see how to replicate that triumph: examining new trends in jury voting patterns, the role of luck in the success of a Survivor season, some good international twists to add to the whiteboard, some new-ish twists to avoid Pagonging, and uh ... well, it's a lot.


Make as many fireworks as possible - Kaiser Island

Make as many fireworks as possible

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 14 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 22, 2018

Ryan bids a fond farewell to a great season, and makes as many fireworks as possible, as one should. Chief among them: His choice for Player of the Season, which is of course 100% correct. Deal with it.


Jury Jeopardy: David vs. Goliath - Survivor: David vs. Goliath finale predictions

Jury Jeopardy: David vs. Goliath

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Pre-Episode 14 predictions

By Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | Published: December 17, 2018

With six players remaining, three True Dork Times writers (Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) unite to forecast the outcome of the Survivor: David vs. Goliath jury's vote on the final three. Who will win the million? And more importantly, will we out-predict Survivor scribes from other sites?


Can a David finally topple the Goliaths? - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: David vs. Goliath analysis

Can a David finally topple the Goliaths?

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: December 16, 2018

As the sun sets on the scrappy little season that overcame the oversized skepticism surrounding its theme, Jeff ponders which of the six remaining Survivor: David vs. Goliath contestants has the best chance to win, now that Christian has joined the jury.


Treat 'em really well, and then slit their throats - Kaiser Island

Treat 'em really well, and then slit their throats

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: December 15, 2018

Ryan negotiates his way through the twists and turns of a convoluted but ultimately shocking final boot before the David vs. Goliath finale. Chock full of tricks, frenemies, revenge, God, and of course... balls.


Theorizing about where everyone stands - Well, in theory...

Theorizing about where everyone stands

Survivor: David vs. Goliath Episode 13 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: December 14, 2018

As the season finale looms, and the winner's landscape now lacks Christian's Goliath presence, Pat tries to discern which of the six David vs. Goliath contestants remaining are the frontrunners to win, might have a chance, or have no chance.


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