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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

If you have missed any of the Survivorman shows, here's your chance to see them.


 Starting Monday, May 5th the Science Channel is running "Survival Week."

I ran through part of the schedule for that week. They are showing a good many of Les Stroud's first three seasons with the Survivorman Show.

They also have the four part series called "Survivorman's Survival Secrets."  The four shows were entitled shelter, fire, water, and Macgyverisms as I recall.

Also featured will be the two special 2 hour shows filmed in the Sea of Cortez and in Norway.   They are labeled part one and part two of each location, and as far as I could see  they are showing all four but not sequentially.

Survivorman's Top Ten ,  The Missing Pilot (Winter) and The Missing Pilot (Summer) are also being shown. These don't refer to aviators but to the two pilot features he used to pitch the show to Discovery Channel.

The two episodes of "Survivorman and Son" will be aired during the "Survival Week."  I enjoyed those, though I thought he was a little tough on his son. He means well, though.

I did not see the two episodes on the "Search for Bigfoot" listed on the schedule.  That's probably because only the first has aired. The second is on Friday at 10:00 on the Science Channel.  When I first heard of these two shows, I thought it was a strange foray for Stroud, who is a very down to earth person. But he did have an unusual experience while filming an episode of Survivor Man, and this is a follow up. I saw the first show and enjoyed it.  Fantastic scenery, none of the tacky fake drama most "big foot" shows have, and he's pretty unbiased as to whether or not such an animal could exist.

So, if you have a recorder, check the schedule on Science Channel and record the ones you'd like to see.

12 comments:

  1. I might try and watch the big foot ones they sound rather interesting.

    Hey BTW did you ever get a copy of that independent collapse movie... damn I forget the name... that you ordered a few months back?

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    1. I did but I haven't watched it yet. You are thinking of "Remnants." I want to get my wife to watch it with me, but she has been watching QuackerFactory spring shows on the weekends. I could watch it by myself but I was hoping it would help get her remotivated. I have some things I'd like to accomplish here in that respect but I need her to be onboard with the plans.

      The first Big Foot Les Stroud show was good. Not all all tacky or sensation seeking.

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  2. Harry,


    (captaincrunch)


    I can not get into some of the survival shows you talked about above, however that "Independent Collapse Movie" would be one I would check out.

    As per any "Search for Bigfoot" stuff, if the monarchist in british media went after "Bengazi or Gunwalker, or any other of failed "Watergate" styled fiasco's of recent years. They may find something that would rival what the Watergate reporters, Woodward and Bernstein found and cause a major regime change in our government, but the eurotrash media is in love with social change and socialism.


    I am becoming increasingly critical of Nat Geo and other channels for their "politicaly correct" slant in their programming (This is one reason I no longer have tv and I just run off the internet)
    On a side note, I was starting to get into "Downton Abbey" for its historical perspective when it first started, but it made me sick with its "socialistic theme's"
    Next time Germany goes marching through Europe, I say let Germany conquer England and France. Oh' wait, there are are 20 billion muslim buggers in those countries' Germany, wait. Stay out.
    Maybe France, Britain and Southern Europe will turn into one big muslim caliphate under sharia law within 100 years or so (no wonder the Russians are nervous) Seems the Russians know something about fascism and been down this road before.
    Yeah' that's right, I think Islam is a form of Fascism. I call it as I see it.

    Sorry or the rant' Harry. I try to see through the lines and American and English mass media have an agenda they are trying to push and I see right through it.

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    1. Poor old Les is just trying to turn an honest buck with the Searching for Big Foot show CC. I hear what you're saying about Islam, you know I'm no fan of that. But as far as the survivalist shows, it's like Freud said. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

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  3. I too would like to try and see the Bigfoot Episodes-- I get a kick out of some of those that are on.

    yesterday was the Vikings marathon....how depressed am I that tomorrow night is the season finale? VERY! seems like the season just started. now it is all ready ending.... : (

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    1. My brothers both believe Big Foot walked up to their camp in the Sierra Nevada's but they confess to being smashed on Jose Cuervo at the time so their sighting is suspect.

      I really enjoyed season 2 of Vikings. I got a book on post Roman England and so far the historical events portrayed have been reasonably accurate. It's a good show.

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  4. I did see the episode of Stroud and his son in Northern Ontario. I thought it was great. Even the weather cooperated for them. I guess I missed the part were he was harsh with his son. --Troy

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    1. He isn't mean. It is just that some of his comments are not very kind.I may just be overly sensitive to that particular issue though.

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  5. We got tired of TV and wanted to save some money, so we have the least expensive DirecTV packet. Not sure we can see this show. But we do get some great shows from Alaska, and talk about surviving, I find them very interesting. If you like hunting, I'm sure you would too. Called Life Below Zero, I think, on National Geographic.

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    1. Inger, I have seen some of the life below zero shows. I thought that they were interesting. That's a tough row to hoe, living up there.

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  6. That looks like a great show. We don't have cable, but I do like shows like that. Most of the time I get sucked into mystery type shows like CSI, and Dateline.

    On my off time I spend time blogging, or catching up on others blogs. There isn't a lot of time to watch TV.

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    1. Alissa, I watch tv at night. I don't sleep so well, and sitting on the couch watching things off the satellite receiver that I've taped helps pass the night til I get tired enough to go to sleep.
      I used to like Miami Vice, but that's about the only crime show I ever liked. Otherwise, I like some of the History Channel, Nat Geo, Discovery, Science channels shows. I liked Breaking Bad, Hell on Wheels, and Defiance but I guess they are all gone now. I still like The Americans and Vikings when they are on. Longmire was good.

      I think if I didn't have satellite tv I would be feeling kind of cut off up here.

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