Deadliest Catch

Tuesday 9:00 PM on Discovery Channel
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  • The Bering Sea holds the secret to Alaskan Gold, the highly lucrative and elusive…King Crab. With a new set of rules to abide by the ships and the crews will have new deadlines, more stress, and more dangerous conditions. With forty-foot waves, 700 pound crab pots, freezing temperatures and your mortality staring you in the face…this job ranks as one of the deadliest. Any time spent of the Bering Sea is dangerous, we watch crews race to meet their quota and make it home safely.moreless

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  • S 11 : Ep 19

    We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight

    Aired 8/18/15

  • S 11 : Ep 18

    I'm the Captain

    Aired 8/11/15

  • S 11 : Ep 17


    Aired 8/4/15

  • S 11 : Ep 16

    New Blood, Old Wounds

    Aired 7/28/15

  • S 11 : Ep 15

    Bite the Hand

    Aired 7/21/15

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mike Rowe


  • Peter Liske

    Lady Alaska, Captain

  • Mizrain Rodrieguez

    Retriever, Deckhand

  • Daher Jorge

    Retriever, Deckhand

  • John Lamar

    Retriever, Engineer

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (526)

    • Mike Rowe: (As the narrator on the greenhorns) Little do they know they're about to get schooled by the Bering sea.

    • Vince Shavender: I pretty much put my finger on a chart and decide which way I'm gonna go with it.

    • Bradford Davis: The smells are something you cannot expect. A couple of times I had to tilt my head to the side and not blow chunks.

    • Edgar Hansen: There are three ways to things on this boat. The right way, the wrong way, and the Nowerigan way.

    • Larry Hendricks: (On his old age crew) It might just go to show that with this geriatric crew that old age and treachery may out fox youth and skill if there are prizes here.

    • Larry Hendricks: (On his old age crew) It might just go to show that with this geriatric crew that old age and treachery may out fox youth and skill if there are prizes here.

    • Sig Hansen: (after closure of the season) Start Ripping 'em.

    • Bradford Davis: We're gonna rock the crab tonight. I can feel it.

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    Notes (322)

    • This episode marks the coverage of two new boats: The Fierce Allegiance captained by Tony LaRussa The Western Viking captained by Coleman Anderson

    • The Fierce Allegiance, was also featured in the 1999 Special "The World Most Dangerous Job" that is considered by many of the fans as the pilot episode. It was also featured in other Thom Beer's series "American's Toughest Jobs".

    • The DVD verions of this series the profanity is edited out as well.

    • The Crab Count:
      The Fierce Allegiance: 0
      The Lucky Lady: 0
      The Saga: 0
      The Northwestern: 0
      The Sea Star: 0

    • In the original planning Deadliest Catch, was that Mike was to be the host of the show, not just the narrator, but because of Dirty Jobs becoming a full series, Mike wasn't able to host the show.

    • The Discovery Channel promised a $250,000 award to the boat that harvested the most Red King Crab. A move that was both protested by Coast Guard and the industry itself.

    • The Northwestern, the Sea Star, and the Saga, are the only three boats that were in the three part Mini-series, “American Deadliest Season: Alaskan Crab Fishing“, that returned for this series.

    • The theme song for Deadliest Catch is "Wanted: Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi. But it only plays on the North Ameican edtion, on the European edtions a remix of "Wanted: Dead or Alive is play without any lyrics. Also this remixed version of "Wanted: Dead or Alive" is played on the DVD versions.

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    Trivia (38)

    • Once crab is on deck they are sorted, only male crabs are kept. The king crab must measure 6.5 inches, from spine to spine.

    • On an average, the pots measure 7 feet by 7 feet by 3 feet. The pots are allowed to soak anywhere from five to 24 hours before being hauled back on deck.

    • Pots are dropped 400 feet below the ocean's surface.

    • To catch the crabs, fishermen use 700-pound steel traps ("pots"). Pots are baited with ground herring, squid, sardines and cod.

    • There are 4 types of King Crab: Red King Crab, Blue King Crab, Golden King Crab and Scarlet King Crab.

    • Opilio (Snow) crab must measure 4 inches from spine to spine to be kept; juveniles and females are thrown back into the sea.

    • Opilio crab is more commonly known as Snow Crab.

    • Goof: In this episode Sig Hansen is mention as Norwegian born, in fact he was born in the USA, should it should of been Norwegian American born. This error has made it way on the DVD version of this season and still continues on the various different re-runs of this episode.

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    Allusions (18)

    • Title: Smoke on the Water Smoke on the water is known as ice fog. This occurs when the air temperature drops below 14 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature the warm sea water will evaporate and freeze then over above the surface of the water.

    • Title The title of this episode is an obvious allusion to Deep Purple's 1972 hit song "Smoke on the Water", which is about the band's attempt to record at a mobile studio, in Montreux, Switzerland, which was destroyed in a fire.

    • Fear Factor Edgar’s line after he ate the Cod’s heart, "Evidently, fear is not a factor for me", is a reference to the NBC hit reality show, Fear Factor, where contestants must compete in stunts are designed to challenge the contestants both physically and mentally, among some of the stunts were the contestants had to eat extremely gross, but edible, food items. At the end of the episode the show host, Joe Rogan, would say to the contestant or contestants that won the episode, “Evidently, fear is not a factor for you.”

    • Title Its refers to a condition which Crab Fishermen defies as the "Pribilof Stare", which is, when the deckhands get so cold and dreary of the sea and work to the point were they do outrageous things that are hostile, aren't aware that they are doing it.

    • Phil Harris: This ice right here isn't any different than what the Titanic smacked into. It just slices the hulls of boats open. This is direct reference to the RMS Titanic, which sunk on April 15 1912 lost after colliding with an iceberg, taking 1,522 passengers with her.

    • Josh Harris: Monster Garage stuff right here. This a reference to the now cancelled Discovery Channel show Monster Garage.

    • Johnathan Hillstrand: We're going bodly where no man gone before. A reference to the TV show Star Trek that at end of the monolog with "To boldly go where no man has gone before."

    • Edgar Hansen: Dude it like the Bermuda Triangle of crab. This is where they all disappered to. A reference to the Bermuda Triangle, that is a region of the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, whom boundaries are the somewhere on the Atlantic coast of Flordia, USA, San Juan Puerto, and the island of Bermuda, where numberous of ships and planes have disappeared.

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  • Fan Reviews (87)
  • Season finale was terrific

    By PatriciaRich, Aug 26, 2015

  • SEASON 11 Continues

    By DonaldDack, Apr 15, 2015

  • No Longer a Family Show

    By CarolWalsh, May 20, 2015

  • I Love Deadliest Catch but Please Get Rid of Captain Colburn and Freddy of the Wizard

    By traxen1, May 20, 2015

  • Commenting on All Captains

    By lovinjt, May 14, 2015