Austin Stevens: Snakemaster

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Austin Stevens: Snakemaster
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Season 1 Logo
Also known as Austin Stevens: Most Dangerous (Europe and Asia)
Austin Stevens Adventures (season 2)
Genre Nature documentary
Directed by Michael Davies
Presented by Austin Stevens
Starring Austin Stevens
Narrated by Austin Stevens
Theme music composer Oliver Ledbury
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 28
Production
Executive producer(s) Austin Stevens
Running time 40–50 minutes
Production company(s) Tigress Productions
Cineflix
Discovery Communications
NextFilm Productions
Release
Original network Animal Planet (United States)
5 (United Kingdom)
Picture format

SD: 480p, 576i 16:9

HD: 1080i
Original release October 2, 2004 – December 10, 2009

Austin Stevens: Snakemaster is a nature documentary television series hosted by herpetologist and filmmaker, Austin Stevens, that was broadcast on Animal Planet in the United States and 5 in the United Kingdom. Most of the footage was filmed in HD format with certain episodes featuring sequences of time-slice photography.

In the second season, the series was retooled as Austin Stevens Adventures and began focusing on other animals besides just snakes, such as hyenas, rhinos and grizzly bears, among many others.

Premise[edit]

Austin Stevens is a South African national, living in Australia. As a wildlife photographer and documentarian, he travels on assignment, documenting his activities finding and photographing snakes. During each episode, he searches for a certain species, while encountering, describing and photographing a variety of other snakes along the way. Beginning in season 2, the series was retooled as Austin Stevens Adventures, and took a different approach. In a similar vein to fellow Animal Planet series, The Crocodile Hunter and The Jeff Corwin Experience, the show began focusing on other animals as well, other than just snakes.

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1 (Austin Stevens: Snakemaster; 2004−07)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
1 "In Search of the Giant Anaconda" October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
2 "In Search of the Man-Eating Python" October 5, 2004 (2004-10-05)
3 "In Search of the Giant Lizard" October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
4 "In Search of Monster Rattlers" October 19, 2004 (2004-10-19)
5 "In Search of the Ultimate Pit Viper" October 26, 2004 (2004-10-26)
6 "Rattlers of the Wild West" November 2, 2004 (2004-11-02)
7 "Valley of the Snakes" November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
8 "Seven Deadly Strikes" November 23, 2004 (2004-11-23)
9 "In Search of the King Cobra" November 30, 2004 (2004-11-30)
10 "In Search of the Silent Fate" March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)
11 "In Search of Desert Giants" March 8, 2005 (2005-03-08)
12 "The Snake That Killed Cleopatra" October 22, 2005 (2005-10-22)
13 "Austin Stevens' Most Striking Moments" November 27, 2005 (2005-11-27)
14 "In Search of the Flying Snake" December 17, 2005 (2005-12-17)
15 "Komodo Dragons" December 17, 2005 (2005-12-17)
16 "In Search of the Black Mamba" March 27, 2007 (2007-03-27)

Season 2 (Austin Stevens Adventures; 2009)[edit]

No. in series Title Original air date
17 "Giant Python Invader" February 4, 2009 (2009-02-04)
18 "Australia's Last Eden" February 12, 2009 (2009-02-12)
19 "In the Shadow of Armoured Giants" February 19, 2009 (2009-02-19)
20 "Grizzly Bear Stakeout" February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26)
21 "Man-Eating Leopards" February 26, 2009 (2009-02-26)
22 "Night of the Hyena" March 11, 2009 (2009-03-11)
23 "The Last Serpent" March 11, 2009 (2009-03-11)
24 "Elephant Charge" November 20, 2009 (2009-11-20)
25 "Killer Amazon Bats" November 26, 2009 (2009-11-26)
26 "Monster Python" November 27, 2009 (2009-11-27)
27 "Hippo Face-Off" December 10, 2009 (2009-12-10)
28 "Killer Lion Stakeout" December 10, 2009 (2009-12-10)

Home video releases[edit]

Three episodes from Season 1, Man-Eating Python, Giant Lizard, and Monster Rattlers, were released on DVD in North America. The King Cobra episode was released on VHS as "Snake Bite: In Search of the King Cobra". Several episodes were also released on Blu-ray in Germany.

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