Friday, March 11, 2011
Q&A With Josh Gates "Destination Truth"
(Okay, so my new thing with Josh is to put his head and necklace on other bodies and I suck at Photoshop so it makes it extra special and fun)
Yesterday, I was on a teleconference Q&A with Josh Gates from "Destination Truth" (my very favorite show). I am always impressed by this man. He is highly intelligent and compassionate, talented and curious.
St. Patrick's Day from 7-11 pm there will be the shows first ever live episode coming from Ireland. The location is the site of supposed visual and auditory signs of a screaming banshee (a female spirit who wails when someone in a family is about to die, a kind of creepy harbinger of death, if you will).
The investigation will be set up with some new equipment making it possible for us to follow the teams as they divide and conquer a huge castle, a walled garden and the forests beyond. Kris and Barry From GHI will also be there on site to evaluate evidence and render opinions in real time.
Josh is extremely excited about the trek he has wanted to make for years--Antarctica. They go to some abandoned research stations that supposedly had activity. He said it was one of their funniest and exciting episodes. I admit, that is exactly what I always wanted them to do--go to the old abandoned stations. Wahoo! He said all the episodes were exciting and he especially loved showing Namibia in SW Africa because it's rarely filmed and one of the things they strive for the most is to bring people to hard to reach and unusual places.
He said their team changes often because they are on the road for 2-3 months and then home for a period of time in which time these people have other jobs they're hired for that interrupt filming scheduling. He also said that sometimes they like people with a certain language ability or expertise for a certain shoot.
A technical question I think a lot of us wanted answered was about their body mounted cameras. The cameras are aimed at their faces and film them as they hunt, but a questioner asked why they don't turn the camera to face out and he said that if they did the IR would conflict with the IR from the main filming cameras would blast it out.
Since the show has never revisited a place, that was asked. Josh said in a year or two expect them to go back to some places. Please let it be Doll Island and Suicide Forest and the forest in Romania!
I am very very excited about this season and I think it will prove to be one of their best. I don't know if it could top the season with Doll Island and Suicide Forest and King Tut and Chernobyl and such, but I am sure it will compete mightily.
Be ready on St. Patty's Day. I'm doing a new special series whenever the show is on and it will have you laughing and getting exciting and even quizzes that will be real stumpers.
The real season of the show will begin on Tuesday the 22nd at 9 pm. So, expect this show to be a Tuesday night special this season on Syfy.
**Do not forget-tonight is Lonely on a Friday night. I'll be in all evening, so jump on and say hi whenever you can. I'll know if you enter my lair.**