By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 21, 2019
Chris Underwood carved an impressive course through the Edge of Extinction finale to win the million dollars, so why was he virtually invisible for the entire rest of the season? Jeff explores this question, along with a final verdict on the Edge format, a Survivor records update, and a peek at next season.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 18, 2019
Well, it finally happened. Edge of Extinction is finally extinct. So it's time to put a tiny Wardog cap on the season, as Ryan revisits Chris's 5-day march to victory, and the ultimate irrelevance of the 13 episodes that preceded it.
By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 17, 2019
Dan Otsuki returns from being in law school isolation since Episode 4 to weigh in on the out-of-nowhere surprise ending of Edge of Extinction. Is Survivor still Survivor when a winning game is played over four episodes?
By Ben Martell | Published: May 14, 2019
Ben asks whether it's fair to compare Rick Devens's idol- and immunity-strewn end-run in Edge of Extinction to Ben Driebergen's miraculous saved-by-an-idol streak in Heroes v. Healers v. Hustlers, and explores how the show needs to adjust to re-balance the importance of the social game.
By Ryan Kaiser and Jeff Pitman | Published: May 13, 2019
The True Dork Times writers once again anticipate a Survivor finale by forecasting the jurors' preferences, this time for Edge of Extinction. Wow, sixteen people are still potentially in the game? That's ... a lot.
By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 12, 2019
As the Survivor fanbase fights over the mostly irrelevant question of whether Rick's idol bluff affected the vote, a better topic for debate is: Was targeting Aurora a good idea for Victoria and Gavin? Here's the case for why it wasn't.
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 10, 2019
Ryan revisits an episode that mostly just recycled the usual idol antics, as the finale clock ticked down, and imagines a time better spent: With lots of Reem. Lots and lots of Reem. (Also some Aurora and Lauren, but mostly Reem.)
By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 5, 2019
In which Jeff explores how Rick Devens is the latest example of a larger-than-life Survivor character who presents the editors with a dilemma: Show more of him, and risk irritating fans by overexposure, or show less of him, and worry the show becomes less entertaining to watch?
By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 3, 2019
Ryan recaps a tear-soaked episode of Survivor: Edge of Extinction: From the tear at the bottom of Ron's advantage menu, to the contestants' tears of enduring Probst's talk-show questioning with their loved ones, to the salty splashes on the loved ones in the challenge, to Ryan's own tears at the Reem vs. Wardog showdown at the Edge being cut for time.