2017

1 x 60 minutes

Man vs Octopus

They are legendary sea monsters: incredibly strong, insanely flexible, and astonishingly clever. In this fresh look at the beasts even scientists are still trying to understand, a series of contests will separate fact from fiction … and compare the abilities of man versus octopus. Experts go head-to-head and arm-to-tentacle against the mysterious creatures in tests of strength, camouflage, and flexibility -- while researchers probe the uncanny intelligence of a mere mollusk that has 9 brains compared to our single one. In the shows finale-inspired by the wrestling events between divers and Giant Pacific octopuses in the 50’s and 60’s, the 3-time world champion – now a deep-sea pioneer and submersible designer – returns to visit the Kraken in their liquid home. Who will come out ahead? Man – or octopus?

Co-production with National Geographic International

Production

Sue Houghton

Executive Producer & Writer

Sue Houghton

Kate Fletcher

Production Manager

Kate Fletcher

Hayes Baxley

Producer & Director

Hayes Baxley

Sam LeGrys

Associate Producer

Sam LeGrys

Elsie Grant

Production Assistant

Elsie Grant

Ernie Kovacs

Director of Photography

Ernie Kovacs

Dave Abbott

Cameraman

Dave Abbott

Dr Nigel Dunstone

Supervising Annotator

Dr Nigel Dunstone

Stacey Hertnon

Sound Operator Post

Stacey Hertnon

Josie Haines

Editor Online

Josie Haines

Man vs Octopus
Man vs Octopus