Whale Wars (2008– )

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Chris Aultman ...
 Himself - Helicopter Pilot / ... (25 episodes, 2008-2012)
Peter Hammarstedt ...
 Himself - 2nd Mate, Sweden / ... (21 episodes, 2008-2012)
Benjamin Potts ...
 Himself - Deckhand, Australia / ... (20 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Himself - Captain / ... (18 episodes, 2008-2013)
Laurens de Groot ...
 Deckhand / ... (16 episodes, 2008-2011)
Michael May ...
 Mikey May / ... (16 episodes, 2011-2012)
Laura Dakin ...
 Herself (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
Luke Van Horn ...
 Himself (15 episodes, 2009-2011)
Alex Cornelissen ...
 Himself - Bob Barker Captain / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lockhart Maclean ...
 Himself - Captain / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Fiona McCuaig ...
 Herself / ... (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Amber Paarman ...
 Herself - 2nd Cook, South Africa (11 episodes, 2008-2011)
Chad Halstead ...
 Himself - Small Boat Driver / ... (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
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This stunning and dangerous limited series spotlights both the controversial Japanese whaling trade and the tactics that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its staff and volunteers use to cripple it. Aboard the Motor Yacht "Steve Irwin" the group seeks out the Japanese whaling fleet and then uses it's Delta Zodiac, helicopter, and other innovative techniques to enforce the law, including close-quarters ship-to-ship contact, to disable and/or sink the Japanese whaling ships in the fight to enforce international laws on the high seas where law enforcement is minimal or non-existent. The successful confrontations disrupt whale carcass processing and disperse the fleet of whaling vessels. Written by Robert G. Case

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not getting it
5 June 2009 | by (tennessee) – See all my reviews

Separating politics from the show is a critical first step to deciding whether this show is watchable or not. Whether you want to slaughter every living thing on the planet and eat it, or whether you don't think humans should kill anything and absorb our nutrition out of the air is irrelevant to the quality...

That being said...

Does the show entertain: yes. God knows each time those guys and gals do something you are just waiting for one of them to screw up. These people are not professionals and their lack of training is beyond apparent. Also you have the disconnection between the captain and reality. Everything that happens (including every misstep) is spun into a positive happy message... and the show allows the knife of the camera to cut right through the bull. At the same time you also get to see the world from THEIR perspective.

The show is NOT about whaling... the show is about these guys and gals behavior in an very strange situation. THAT is what documentaries are about... and this show is done well....


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