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Did anyone watch I, Caveman on Discovery?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 08, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I was curious if anyone watched the documentary I, Caveman that aired on Discovery this last weekend. Maybe it's been on before and I missed it, but I watched for the first time on Sunday. I enjoyed it, but felt like it was an unrealistic depiction of how the cave people lived. I mean the shelter and clothes and weapons were authentic, but to throw 10 random adults (including who I believe to be Robb Wolf) into that kind of survival situation and not expect them to suffer I thought was a little bit ridiculous. I couldn't believe they didn't even give them supper to start out with. Generally, I wouldn't think that a caveman would go off on his/her own with 10 friends and no food to create a new tribe. It was interesting to see what the people did and how they reacted and interacted. I was just curious what everyone else thought of it, if they watched...

1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on August 10, 2012
at 03:07 AM

I believe they did, but I'm operating on recall from Robb's accounts of the whole thing.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

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on August 10, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Did it mention where they were at? If they did I missed it...seemed like a nice area to do some hiking though.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

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on August 10, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Ha I just watched it...I think it's hilarious that Robb Wolf made the kill!

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on August 09, 2012
at 01:32 PM

Episode 2 is epic. Robb Wolf brings down an antelope (elk?) with an atl-atl. Pure awesome!

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on August 09, 2012
at 11:26 AM

It was at least two episodes actually.

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on August 09, 2012
at 03:29 AM

Actually the whole series is pretty interesting..

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on August 09, 2012
at 03:29 AM

^ Oh, its episode 1, series 1. "How did hunter-gatherers survive in Stone Age Britain? From flint-napping and bow-making to fire-lighting and cooking venison, Mears uses replicas of tools from that era to demonstrate – and celebrate – Britain’s lost bushcraft skills."

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on August 09, 2012
at 03:24 AM

Ray Mears Bushcraft also has a stone age episode thats well worth watching.

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on August 09, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Also sold through iTunes. That's how I watched them since I don't get Discovery with my cable subscription.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on August 08, 2012
at 11:30 PM

That WAS Robb Wolf.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on August 08, 2012
at 10:48 PM

I totally agree! I really enjoyed it and thought it was fantastic! I would actually have liked to participate. I was also interested in what those people were eating prior to going out there. That may have had something to do with how pissy they got without food! But 7 days is quite a while... :)

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1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on August 08, 2012
at 11:37 PM

I find it telling that they were able to secure that much animal meat at a time of the year at which their campsite location would have historically been unpopulated by natives due to weather conditions and food availability. Robb Wolf is a badass.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on August 10, 2012
at 12:57 AM

Did it mention where they were at? If they did I missed it...seemed like a nice area to do some hiking though.

1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on August 10, 2012
at 03:07 AM

I believe they did, but I'm operating on recall from Robb's accounts of the whole thing.

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98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

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on August 08, 2012
at 11:46 PM

I think there were two episodes, #9 and #10 in season 1 of Discovery's "Curiosity" series. You might find them online somewhere..

I Caveman Back to the Stone Age Were we better off as cavemen? Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") joins nine ordinary men and women in an attempt to survive in the wild using only stone-age technology. Cold, dehydration, and hunger threaten to derail the experiment from the The last ten thousand years have seen change on a scale previously unimaginable. From the first settlements around Ur and Catal Huyuk through the latest innovations in medicine, technology, travel and connectivity, we live in a world that would be utterly unrecognizable to our early ancestors. But alongside all this technological change, how much have we, as humans changed? Our bodies? Our minds? In this extraordinary social experiment, ten modern humans travel back in time to live like our earliest ancestors.

I Caveman the Great Hunt Eating only what they hunt and gather, wearing only what they tan and weave. With only a cave for shelter and only each other for company, they will use nothing but paleolitic techniques and technology as they attempt to survive for a month. Will they rise to the challenge of caveman living, or race back to their centrally heated, super-connected lives? Welcome to the ultimate exploration of human evolution and technological advancement. Will they rise to the challenge of caveman living, or race back to their centrally heated, super-connected lives? Welcome to the ultimate exploration of human evolution and technological advancement.

D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on August 09, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Also sold through iTunes. That's how I watched them since I don't get Discovery with my cable subscription.

98d897c716fab334d015b8004ed0537f

(639)

on August 10, 2012
at 12:54 AM

Ha I just watched it...I think it's hilarious that Robb Wolf made the kill!

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on August 08, 2012
at 10:45 PM

It's an old program, but still, it was a great episode. I really wish they would have done more than just a single show on it. It could have been a mini-series.

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on August 09, 2012
at 01:32 PM

Episode 2 is epic. Robb Wolf brings down an antelope (elk?) with an atl-atl. Pure awesome!

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on August 08, 2012
at 10:48 PM

I totally agree! I really enjoyed it and thought it was fantastic! I would actually have liked to participate. I was also interested in what those people were eating prior to going out there. That may have had something to do with how pissy they got without food! But 7 days is quite a while... :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19413)

on August 09, 2012
at 11:26 AM

It was at least two episodes actually.

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D7cc4049bef85d1979efbd853dc07c8e

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on August 08, 2012
at 11:31 PM

The drama was highly entertaining. Especially the atl atl kill!

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