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February, 2018

SuperFan fiction - Andy Baker's Survivor: Ghost Island pre-season analysis
The Baker's Dozen - S36
Pre-season: SuperFan fiction

By Andy Baker | Published: February 27, 2018

Andy has digested as much pre-season information as possible, mulled it, processed it, ruminated, and projected it as a speculative interpretation of how Survivor: Ghost Island will play out, from First One Out to Sole Survivor. It's SuperFan fiction.

Jeff Pitman's Ghost Island recaps
Pre-season: Idol and advantage creep: Creepy or Ghost-ly?

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 27, 2018

As we are poised to enter a season in which the treasured relics of Survivors past are being repurposed and distributed in an idol-/advantage 24-hour superstore, Jeff Pitman asks how many idols and/or advantages is too many for a season? Will Survivor: Ghost Island give us that answer? Probably.

Jeff Pitman's China recaps
Episode 10: The James blindside

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 25, 2018

Historically, James Clement's blindside in Episode 10 of Survivor: China has been viewed as a catastrophic mistake by James. In retrospect, however, just about everyone playing made a ridiculous error of some kind in this episode. If anything, it was a collective fail.

Jeff Pitman's Ghost Island recaps
Pre-season: TDT Ghost Island contestant draft

By Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | Published: February 22, 2018

The True Dork Times writers 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.)

Jeff Pitman's China recaps
Episodes 8-9: Swim or sink

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 21, 2018

Survivor: China's Episodes 8-9 mark the last good chance of the Zhan Hus turning the tide against Todd's alliance. They seem to come dangerously close, and then everything collapses, and the rest of the season is pretty much coasting for the Fei Longs. Jeff explores parallels to other seasons, and an underrated departing juror.

The Baker's Dozen - S36
Pre-season: Back for more

By Andy Baker | Published: February 19, 2018

Andy Baker is back for more forecasting of the contestants' chances, analysis of the twists, questioning of production, and everything else you would expect from The Baker's Dozen. Now for Survivor: Ghost Island.

Kaiser Island - S36
Pre-season: Ghost Island cast assessments

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: February 14, 2018

Ryan Kaiser evaluates the new contestants of Survivor: Ghost Island and assesses their chances of success. Who will be first out? Who will win? Who will come in somewhere in between?

Jeff Pitman's Ghost Island recaps
Pre-season: Ghost Island contestant projections

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 13, 2018

Once again, Jeff Pitman sifts through the bios, the videos, the interviews, the FOOs, and finds the Ghost Island contestants whose winning chances are Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible with this very young cast.

Well, in theory... - S36
Pre-season: Which mistake will I repeat?

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: February 12, 2018

After Pat restricts his pre-season perusal to just their CBS bios, he ranks the contestants of Survivor: Ghost Island into tiers of win probability: Likely, Possible, Unlikely, and Impossible. Who will be the unlucky victim of his cursed winner pick?

It's Kind of a Funny Story - S36
Pre-season: Who will reach the top?

By Dan Otsuki | Published: February 6, 2018

Dan makes his pre-season contestant assessments for Survivor 36: Ghost Island, and finds large numbers of superfans make it more difficult to predict which ones will be successful.

Jeff Pitman's Ghost Island recaps
Pre-season: The Ivy Lead, S36 edition

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 5, 2018

Jeff Pitman updates his previous rankings of Ivy League schools by the number of Survivor contestants (and appearances) they have produced. No change at the top, but with the new Ghost Island cast, there's now a three-way tie at third.

Survivor: Ghost Island cast
Survivor: Ghost Island contestant pages

By Jeff Pitman | Published: February 4, 2018

Following the official cast release on January 31, there are now updated contestant pages for the entire cast of Survivor: Ghost Island, including bio excerpts, pre-game interviews, and pictures. (See also Survivometer 36, etc.)


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