Nov 23, 2008
I've been waiting a long time for this episode of MonsterQuest. This is a follow-up investigation to the Canadian Bigfoot investigation from season one. The 2006 investigation netted some impressive results.
The team returned to the cabin and set up camp for the week only to be let down. The float plane operator gave the crew news about a nearby Bigfoot sighting. A couple of Canadians saw a Bigfoot when they were out picking blueberries. They noted the ... Read More
Nov 23, 2008
I admit that when I saw this episode title, I scoffed a little. Real dragons? The biggest known dragon is the Komodo and it's a very rare animal, restricted to zoos and a few remote islands in Indonesia. So the idea of dragons being in Australia was a little bit strange.
There was a very brief moment where the narrator correctly pointed out possible causes of why people claim to see dragons. It's often humans tapping into memories/stories about ... Read More
Nov 23, 2008
I don't consider "Jaws in Illinois" to be a particularly strong episode in MonsterQuest's history. It deals with a subject I am familiar with, more so than some of the other stories the producers investigate. I live in Illinois and know a fair amount about the sharks which have been caught here, many, many miles away from the ocean.
I did like that the Bull Shark was properly blamed for most shark attacks and especially the famous New Jersey attacks in ... Read More
Nov 11, 2008
Monster spiders are a common creature featured in many a science fiction movie, but science has had trouble producing such a large specimen. Spiders don't get to the size of automobiles like in say David Arquette's 2002 picture Eight Legged Freaks, but I have no doubt that there are some spiders which are quite large.
That one photo from Iraq made me interested in camel spiders, but that interest was quickly dashed once the experts pointed out the fact that there were ... Read More
Oct 25, 2008
In the first season, we were introduced to claims of a deadly squid hanging out in the Sea of Cortez. The researchers in that episode did a very thorough job with their research, describing the various native squid species, but also the so-called monster squid species, Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni, which is more commonly found in other areas of the world, but they ended up with some controversy in their first episode.
The controversy comes from the video footage they caught of a squid. ... Read More
Sep 30, 2008
It's been a while since I was impressed by an episode of MonsterQuest, but "Giant Bear Attack" is one of the few I enjoyed recently. Are bears getting larger and more aggressive than in years past? That was the question this episode posed.
My initial thought was no, they're not getting larger, but I admit to forgetting about the fact that some species of bears are thought to be mating with one another, something not believed to be very common. ... Read More
Sep 29, 2008
It's no secret that I'm a believer in the Bigfoot (or Yeti or whatever you want to call it), so I always look forward to another episode on this elusive creature. Despite my interest, I'm often disappointed in the show's lack of new evidence. The Canadian episode about Bigfoot remains the best Bigfoot episode in the series by far, but I'm interested in stories from other nations.
China has a long history of being inhabited by people. We know that ... Read More
Sep 28, 2008
Yeah, I admit to slacking off as it pertains to writing reviews for this show. I have to blame the producers of the series for that. It is sometimes difficult for a series which seems to do the same investigations week in and week out.
If you're a regular viewer of MonsterQuest, you are very familiar with lake monsters by now. There was a slight twist to this one. Instead of looking for a Canadian version of Nessie, we ... Read More
Aug 24, 2008
The newest Bigfoot episode aired with interesting timing. There was a story from Georgia about men who claim to have found a Bigfoot body. They did a press conference and sent samples of DNA to a lab. But I learned the other day that after the body had been sold, it was realized that it was another hoax. The story seemed great, but it's too bad people are still behaving in this irresponsible manner.
Anyway, the episode put a ... Read More
Aug 24, 2008
When I initially saw the first minute or so of this episode, I thought it was a repeat of the squid episode from the first season, but I eventually realized this one was about giant octopuses. Do such creatures really exist?
As it turns out, yes, but it depends on how you define the word giant. There's already a species called the North Pacific Giant Octopus, which is a large cephalopod located in the Pacific Northwest, near Oregon and Washington. ... Read More