Welcome to the weekly Survivor Talk thread where you can discuss that weeks Survivor episode. Title and synopsis comes from TV Guide and the CBS website, and are posted within a day or so of the show's airing. Since some people do not want to "spoiled", spoiler protection will be placed on the title and highlights. In the past, however, the thread preview tended to show the spoilers when the mouse is hovered over the thread title. Thus, you will see "preview food" containing facts or trivia related to the region which is believed to be non-spoiler, and may be a source of contest questions. Here is the first one: Vanuatu, an archipelago comprising some 80 islands in the southwest Pacific, is the location for the reality series' ninth edition. The area is known as the Pacific Rim of Fire due to dozens of active volcanoes. On the season premiere of Survivor: Vanuatu-Islands Of Fire: Spoiler [size=+2]They Came At Us With Spears![/size] In the remote waters of the South Pacific near the tumultuous "Ring of Fire," 18 castaways will compete once again for the million-dollar prize. Who will outwit, outplay and outlast all others in Vanuatu, the Islands of Fire? 18 castaways are divided into a male trive (Lopevi) and a female tribe (Yasur). Will Survivor history repeat itself? A big twist is "a change in the frequency of tribal councils", according to executive producer Mark Burnett. They can occur at any time, and affect the players' ability to conspire before voting--affecting alliances and strategy.