The Golden Ticket - Ben Martell's recaps

Jury Jeopardy - S36

Pre-Episode 14: Jury Jeopardy - S36

Published: May 21, 2018


The True Dork Times writers assemble once more to project the jury votes, while doing battle with scribes from other Survivor sites: InsideSurvivor, A Tribe of One, Purple Rock Podcast, and the RHAP bloggers. Who can boast the most votes noted for Ghost Island?

It was a good move, the show told me so

Episode 3: It was a good move, the show told me so

Published: March 12, 2018


On the Ticket this week: Ben unearths an overlooked Survivor curse, makes an extended Bold Winner Prediction, and argues firmly that James's move was a good one, finding supporting evidence for all this within the edit itself.

The Legacy Advantage redeemed

Episodes 1-2: The Legacy Advantage redeemed

Published: March 7, 2018


Ben weighs in on the Survivor: Ghost Island premiere, with a look at the fallen, a disparaging view of obvious initial tribe imbalances, praise for pairs, and more praise for both strategic quitting and the Legacy Advantage! And more.

TDT Ghost Island contestant draft

Pre-season: TDT Ghost Island contestant draft

Published: February 22, 2018


The True Dork Times writers (Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman) assemble to draft fantasy teams of Ghost Island contestants, in an attempt to seize eternal* glory by having the team containing the winner. Unless one of the two undrafted players (Team Ghost) win, in which case everyone loses. (*Or until Fall of 2018, whichever comes first.)


Ben Martell - The Golden TicketBy day, Ben Martell is a public commercial lawyer from New Zealand.

By night, he moonlights as a self-described Survivor 'expert'.

By day or night, find him on twitter at: @golden8284

Other The Golden Ticket editions:

Survivor: Edge of Extinction | Survivor: David vs. Goliath | Survivor: Ghost Island | Survivor: Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers | Survivor NZ: Nicaragua | Survivor: Game Changers


See also: The full True Dork Times index of past seasons.