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Jury Jeopardy - S36: The TDT writers' Survivor: Ghost Island pre-Episode 14 jury projections

Jury Jeopardy - S36

Survivor: Ghost Island Pre-Episode 14 analysis

By Andy Baker, Ben Martell, Dan Otsuki, Pat Ferrucci, Ryan, Kaiser, and Jeff Pitman | 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?


The case for no tribes (or one tribe) - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

The case for no tribes (or one tribe)

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 19, 2018

With a season built on smoke and mirrors slowly revealing its hype to be little more than a mirage, Jeff has: some complaints about Ghost Island and the post-merge narrative, a mini vidcap gallery, and... a proposed twist that could actually shake up the game.


Going kamikaze - Kaiser Island

Going kamikaze

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 13 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 17, 2018

Ryan revisits all the big moves of Episode 13, and somehow still has time to mourn Kellyn, have visitations from Ghost Angela, pirate Sebastian, and crazy Donathan, while still spending half the episode with the obvious winner.


Who still has a chance to win? | Well, in theory...

Who still has a chance to win?

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 13 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: May 17, 2018

With just the finale remaining, Pat asks how Ghost Island ranks as a Survivor season, and who among the remaining players is most likely to win.


Folding the wildcards - Jeff Pitman's Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 4 analysis

Folding the wildcards

Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 4 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 16, 2018

As both Wildcard contestants have now exited the game, Jeff asks whether they faced a level playing field. Plus praise for another interesting Outpost twist, and a historical reckoning of Chani's terrible challenge performance.


Perception is reality TV - The Baker's Dozen

Perception is reality TV

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: May 14, 2018

Andy reflects on how the remaining Ghost Island players see themselves and their position in the game, and how the potential jurors see them. Who comes off the best?


The expected utility of not moving | Well, in theory...

The expected utility of not moving

Survivor: Ghost Island, Episode 12 analysis

By Pat Ferrucci | Published: May 13, 2018

Pat looks to Expected Utility theory to try to decipher Laurel's big decision in Episode 12 of Ghost Island - a decision that came out, once again, to result in not making a move.


If it ain't broke... - It's Kind of a Funny Story

If it ain't broke...

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 13, 2018

In perhaps his final Ghost Island column, Dan laments Chelsea's near-invisible exit and the sluggish post-merge gameplay, and makes a modest proposal to avert Pagongings by... well, read and find out.


Laurel's no-win situation - Jeff Pitman's Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

Laurel's no-win situation

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 12, 2018

Sometimes the best move is also the most boring one, even when it doesn't necessarily lead to a winning game. Why? Naviti Strong, mostly. Also: Suggestions to fix the Loved Ones visit rut, and a look ahead at the endgame.


Go big or go home, girl - Kaiser Island

Go big or go home, girl

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 12 analysis

By Ryan Kaiser | Published: May 11, 2018

Ryan Kaiser reminds us that as the oozing Malolo orange lava of the Ghost Island pre-merge petrifies into Lavita black rock, only Aunt Patty can shake things up and make them interesting again.


The Outpost vs. Ghost Island - Jeff Pitman's Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 3 analysis

The Outpost vs. Ghost Island

Survivor NZ: Thailand Episode 3 analysis

By Jeff Pitman | Published: May 8, 2018

Jeff conducts a more thorough investigation of the relative strengths and faults of the two current Survivor island-based getaways: the US's Ghost Island, vs. NZ: Thailand's Outpost. Which will emerge supreme? Also, Chani Power Rankings.


Survivor is... - The Baker's Dozen

Survivor is...

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 11 analysis

By Andy Baker | Published: May 8, 2018

Andy looks in depth at the many flaws, difficulties, curious choices, and frustrations... but also successes with Ghost Island, and emerges with a complicated but ultimately hopeful look at the season and state of the game.


Bad luck is boring - It's Kind of a Funny Story

Bad luck is boring

Survivor: Ghost Island Episode 11 analysis

By Dan Otsuki | Published: May 5, 2018

One bad decision may haunt you forever, but Dan decries the outsized role one bad random draw (or two, or three) has been having on the outcome of the season. Plus an attempt to decipher the curious decisions in the two Tribals.



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