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Special Episodes[edit]

In my opinion these episodes should also be moved to the special episodes section:

  • Season 2: Episode 7: "Bear Eats"
    • Reason: MashUp/Best-of Eating of most disgusting animal(s) (parts) aired before that episode
  • Season 5: Episode 5: "Fan vs. Wild - Canadian Wilderness"
    • Reason: Bear brings some company, same as in the Will Ferell or the Jake Gyllenhaal episodes, only difference is that those guys are not famous (like the hollywood actors), but I'd rather not make a difference here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CodingPlayer (talkcontribs) 06:08, 8 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Season 6: Episode 6: "Global Survival Guide" (as already mentioned below)
  • Season 7: Episode 5: "Working the Wild" (also mentioned below)

I just do not understand the comment about being bold as mentioned below. Should I do the changes by myself immediately, just because I think it would be better? And subsequently also apply the changes to the main Man vs. Wild site? — Preceding unsigned comment added by CodingPlayer (talkcontribs) 21:32, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Additionally, I believe that there is an inconsistency concerning the number of special episodes in season 7. Since in the Series Overview it is stated that there were 2 special episodes, while in the Special episodes section there is only one eposiode with the same color as season 7. (Also the sum of special episodes is 11 in the former and 10 in the latter section.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CodingPlayer (talkcontribs) 22:11, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Season 6[edit]

A lot of people are not sure, or maybe dont know that the actual airing episodes on TV, (Man vs. Wild - USA) are the new season episodes. Look here: http://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/press-releases/2011/bear-grylls-back-test-his-survival-skills-aga-1048/#mkcpgn=fbdsc15 .I think Discovery has a biggiest word in sorting of episodes. I also know that, sites which are releasing a new episodes are adding to episode that it is from season 5. Some TV guides are also writeing that new episodes are in season 5, others from season 6. So the last word has Discovery. PS: In the latest interview or Bears official blog hes talking that they are already filming season 7. So... Thanks (Skype: lukaslarsz, mail: lukashouda@gmail.com) — Preceding unsigned comment added by LukasHouda (talkcontribs) 10:53, 17 March 2011 (UTC) Shouldn't "Behind the Wild" (Season 5, episode 7) be a special episode? There is no logic at all to have such a short season all of a sudden. "Global Survival Guide" would also be a candidate for special episodes!--Hanibal007 (talk) 18:48, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

I would absolute sign Hanibal007's point of view that there is no logical explanation for the sudden change to shorter seasons. Following the pattern of previous seasons - first half of season in autumn and second half of season in spring - season 5 and season 6 should be combined to one single season 5 (with more episodes), and consequently season 7 should be moved to season 6. — Preceding unsigned comment added by CodingPlayer (talkcontribs) 21:43, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

Survival experts[edit]

Right now al redlinks or links to disambig pages with no proper options on them. However most of these people ahve published books on survival in the areas in question so I think I will try and stub a few of them out and also add links to some of their books in the refrences or external links sections. Dalf | Talk 08:36, 19 July 2007 (UTC)

As user Dalf posted the above a year and a half ago I decided to go ahead and remove the bad links from the names of the survival experts. Onemanbucket (talk) 22:18, 12 November 2008 (UTC)

In the credits for seasons 1 and 2 a "Survival Expert" is listed. In season 3 this person is listed as a "Survival Advisor", and in seasons 4 and 5 this person is listed as a "Survival Consultant". I have changed the headings on the episode list to reflect this nomenclature. Onemanbucket (talk) 01:54, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Is there a reason why this page splits the episodes into three seasons (imdb and tv.com show five seasons)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.73.176.143 (talk) 21:43, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

I split them a while ago, but I think it would be good to go ahead and explain this. There are only three seasons, but they were split into two parts. Places like IMDB and TV.com don't know how to handle that, so they just make it five seasons, instead of three. I know...clear as mud, right? Haha. --132 21:38, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

Missing Episodes[edit]

Anyone want to explain the reasoning behind deleting all the episodes from season 4 part 2? They clearly exist, i'm watching the north african episode as we speak, however it is no longer listed on this page —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.109.105.129 (talk) 13:38, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

It's probably just drive-by vandalism. Just be bold and revert it. --132 00:29, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


Born Survivor Episodes[edit]

The UK series episodes seem to differ from the US series a fair bit. For example, the article says the US are up to Season 6, which includes episodes that have just aired on the Discovery Channel UK as part of what they're calling Series 4.

However, when it was on Channel 4 in the UK, the Will Ferrell episode was ep 1 of Series 5! Can someone help shed some light on the UK air dates and what episodes belonged to which series?

According to Discovery Channel UK, the episode list for Series 2 - 4 are as follows:

Series 2[edit]

  1. Sumatra
  2. Indonesia
  3. Namibia
  4. Zambia
  5. Louisiana
  6. Siberia (part 1)
  7. Alaska
  8. Mexico
  9. Sahara
  10. Panama
  11. Patagonia

Series 3[edit]

  1. Baja Desert
  2. The Deep South
  3. Ireland
  4. South Dakota
  5. Yukon
  6. Romania
  7. Turkey
  8. Belize
  9. Dominican Republic
  10. Oregon
  11. Bear's Survival Guide

Series 4[edit]

  1. Pacific Island
  2. China
  3. Big Sky Country
  4. Guatemala
  5. Urban Survivor
  6. Sweden aka Born Survivors: Bear Grylls and Will Ferrell
  7. Arctic Circle
  8. Alabama
  9. Vietnam
  10. Texas Desert
  11. Alaska

I don't have a list of episodes from what Discovery UK calls S1, or the air dates for the above at present, but I'll keep looking. Unfortunately, the order noted above is not necessarily the broadcast order - The Will Ferrell episode has definitely been broadcast in the UK at least three times before (at least once on Channel 4, and twice to my knowledge on Discovery, the latest being on 03 May 2010). After a haitus, the second half of S4 is just being broadcast on Discovery UK now, with the Pacific Island episode airing on 03 May 2010 and the China episode on 10 May 2010.

I'll try and find the original air dates (probably all or mainly from Channel 4), but any help is appreciated.

The U.S. is only in season 5 right now. Season 6 is an error because of the midseason hiatus the show takes every season so they mistake one season for two. Ther eused to be a note about that on this page. What's currently on the page is a mix of the DVD's (R1) and Discovery Channel's episode list although there might well be some discrepancies on the page. The Will Ferrell episode is named a special in the summary and on the DVD of season 4. Only the first air date should be on the list, if there are episodes that have aired first in the UK then replace the other ones, and consider adding the channel after it like this is done at, for example, Stargate SG-1 (season 10), were the first half premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in the U.S., and the second half on Sky One in the UK. Xeworlebi (talk) 09:01, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

UK Air Dates[edit]

Ok, to add more confusion, here's how the first 4 series were broadcast in the UK, on Channel 4 (link).

  • S1E1 - Costa Rica - 27th Oct 2006
  • S1E2 - French Alps - 10th Nov 2006
  • S1E3 - The Everglades - 17th Nov 2006
  • S1E4 - Desert Island - 24th Nov 2006
  • S1E5 - Sierra Nevada - 1st Dec 2006
  • S1E6 - Alaska - 8th Dec 2006
  • S1E7 - The Moab Desert - 15th Dec 2006
  • S1E8 - Copper Canyon - 22nd Dec 2006
  • S1E9 - Hawaii: Desert Island - 29th Dec 2006 ???
  • S2E1 - Everglades - 15th Jun 2007
  • S2E2 - Iceland - 22nd Jun 2007
  • S2E3 - Mexico - 29th Jun 2007
  • S2E4 - Kimberley, Australia - 6th Jul 2007
  • S2E5 - Ecuador - 13th Jul 2007
  • S2E6 - Scotland - 20th Jul 2007
  • S3E1 - Sahara - 9th Nov 2007
  • S3E2 - Desert Survivor - 17th Nov 2007
  • S3E3 - Panama - 23rd Nov 2007
  • S3E4 - Jungle - 30th Nov 2007
  • S3E5 - Patagonia - 7th Dec 2007
  • S3E6 - Andes Adventure - 14th Dec 2007
  • S3E7 - Bear Eats - 21st Dec 2007
  • S4E1 - Zambia - 2nd May 2008
  • S4E2 - Romania - 9th May 2008
  • S4E3 - South Dakota - 16th May 2008
  • S4E4 - Yukon - 23rd May 2008
  • S4E5 - Turkey - 30th May 2008
  • S4E6 - Dominican Republic - 20th Jun 2009
  • S4E7 - Hell's Canyon - 27th Jun 2009
  • S4E8 - Ireland's West Coast - 4th Jul 2009
  • S4E9 - Siberian Tundra (1) - 11th July 2009
  • S4E10 - Siberian Tundra (2) - 18th July 2009

Subsequent episodes and reruns of the above have been broadcast on Discovery UK. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.34.45.52 (talk) 15:59, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

On top of that, I don't think the TV King dates are entirely correct (and you can forget about trying to get anything useful out of Channel4.com itself). I'm trying to confirm the airdate of a ERA recording of Chariots of Fire right now, which appears to be 11th May 2009 (backed up by a clipping in the DVD case which has the date and weekday, but not year, and the (not always reliable) timestamps on the video files themselves), and the "coming soon" type bumpers in the ad breaks appear to contradict anything I can find online for the featured programmes. "Big Art" appears to be starting a week later than listed on the web, "Cutting Edge: The Homecoming" is a good two years *early*, and Born Survivor claims to have a "new series, starts this Saturday"... which would therefore mean S4E1 aired on the 16th of May 2009, not the 2nd, and not 2008. Nor would there presumably be a big gap between E5 and E6. Can anyone independently confirm this? All I can say for sure is that other adverts that list any dates suggest that the recording was indeed made sometime in 2009, but before the start of June... 193.63.174.211 (talk) 13:19, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Name change[edit]

Opps -- sorry to have converted the episode titles. Intent was simply to use surname throughout. I've got the greatest admiration for Bear. As Chief Scout, I think he will inspire lots of kids like me!--S. Rich (talk) 00:03, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

By the way, the crew calls them "Bear", he called himself "Bear" (when speaking to self occasionally). Well, I thought you are just irritated by such alias. But now I see you used this alias for them in the sentence above. So I really doesn't understand the purpose of replacing all occurrences of well-know alias by the "official" surname. I definitely consider it as "worse than best" decision. But I'm not going to undo the changes. 193.179.199.50 (talk) 02:25, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
It should be whatever the episode is were actually called, according to Discovery Channel's episode list, whether or not you consider it "better" or not. As it stands, Discovery Channel uses "Bear" instead of his surname. --132 02:29, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
See WP:SURNAME. And we are Wikipedia editors, not Discovery Channel editors.--S. Rich (talk) 02:36, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
So I assume you read big box on the begin of such page: "Use common sense in applying it; it will have occasional exceptions". You changed the original episode descriptions to something that's not original text in the sake of evangelism and is your's subjective . You should continue to on other pages also - change all (but first) of "Madonna" to "Ciconne" on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna_(entertainer), all (but first) of "Sting" needs to "Sumner" on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sting_(musician). Of course, "Pope Benedict" needs to be replaced by Ratzinger on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI and (Mark) Twain to "Clemens" on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain ...
I'm disappointed by your explanation. I assumed "good faith" a I has been ready to accept your personal opinion despite mine is other. I can understand that someone is irritated by someone other's alias. But blind evangelism is much worse explanation that I assumed ...
Just my $0.02 ... 193.179.199.50 (talk) 01:53, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
WP:SURNAME does not apply to official episode titles. Period. --132 03:47, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

193.179.199.50 & 132 -- are you upset? I said "Sorry" two weeks ago. And I meant it! When the change was made, I simply did a "Search and Replace" "All" for Bear and Grylls. I did not catch the fact that he was using his name in the titles. Moving on, my point about being WP editors and not Discovery Channel editors dealt with the plot summaries. Because the summaries are NOT in quotes, it looks like they came from WP editors -- who should observe NPOV. BUT, if the summaries came from the Discovery Channel, then the summaries should be in quotes. More importantly, if they are Discovery Channel quotes, then we have WP:CV concerns that need to be addressed. --S. Rich (talk) 05:35, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

I corrected the bugs in titles, you said "Sorry" for it, I trust you. This case has been closed for me 8 October 2010 and I said no word related to titles mis-edition after such date. It's 132 part.
I filled some informations missing on page as service for public, but I didn't feel this page (nor Wikipedia at all) as "my project" in any way. You think the mechanic application of the WP:* will make the content better. You changed the page according your's personal opinion, I said my opinion which is different. I believe in your's "good faith" despite I dislike the result of it. I will not try to change pages back to reflect my personal opinion. I don't want to waste our time by discussion about pile of WP:*, about different policy for text in quotes than for text without them. I'm not WP editor - and even more - I'm not "policy guard" here. 193.179.199.50 (talk) 09:59, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

In Europe Discovery calls it Ultimate Survival[edit]

The article states that Discovery calls it Man vs. Wild in Europe, but at least in the Netherlands they call it Ultimate Survival. I don't know about the rest of Europe (though I assume it will be the same), but there is at least one instance where the statement is not true.
Also, since it's a Channel 4 series, mentioning Born Survivor as a mere alternative is a bit strange. DirkvdM (talk) 08:52, 27 October 2010 (UTC)