-one encounter added to "Fans"
-8 photos added to "Photos" (formerly known as "Fans/Candids")
-6 videos added to "Videos"
-3 interviews and numerous news pieces added to "Media"
Secondly, still looking for people who want to be involved with the new DT Fan Radio Show I'm developing. To learn more, email me at email@example.com!
-Two photos added to "Fans/Candids"
-Video of Expedition Everest exhibit I made in "Videos"
-One item added to "News"
-One industry credit added to "Bio/Acting"
Also, I am starting a radio show/blog for the fan site while the third season is gearing up to premiere. I have lots of cool and exclusive interviews, including with some lucky fans who will be chosen at random!
if you'd like to contribute, I need one or more of the following:
1) who your favorite cast members of the show are, CAN include Josh but preferably a few other cast members
2) any ONE question you would ever want to ask a crew member
3) any ONE question you would ever want to ask Josh Gates
4) anyone who believes they are a HUGE DT fan and would love to talk about it on the air
respond to one or more of these options, along with your name, age, location, and email or Skype username to - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated the following:
-names of tabs and color sceme/design of site changed to promote ease of use
-two photos added to "Fans/Candids"
-one fan encounter story added
-added a new episode of "Melanie, The Super Fan" to site videos
-added more sites to "Links"
-two articles added to "News"
-added two photos to "Fans/Candid Photos." one photo is of Cherie and her daughter from Texas, and the other is of Rex, the new (and awesome) medic guy from Season Three of DT, and his brand spankin' new DT Fan sticker :)
Hey guys. let me get right to it -
Smaller Updates - photo of myself and photo for "Welcome" page changed.
"Fans" Section - Three items: one encounter story, an autograph from Josh to fan Joey, and a mother shares the story of her two sons who, like her, love DT.
"Fan/Candid Photos" Section - Five photos added.
"News" Section - Five items added, including a tentative date for the DT Season Three Premiere, which is September 9th - PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE IS NOT YET OFFICIAL.
Hey everyone. Let me preface this by saying that I love doing this site and stuff for the fans. However, while I am sick and after an unfortunate verbal incident that went down with a rather harsh fellow "fan", I decided to take a few days off from updates to let my immune system recoop by shielding myself from un-needed stress.
Here are some updates to hold you over either for the next couple of days, or until something REALLY BIG happens:
-Two items added to the Media blog
-Store stock availability updated
-Fan/Candid Photos page added
-Site Videos page added
First, the updates:
-2 fan entries
-8 entries added to the "News" blog
Secondly, FAN MERCHANDISE is now available! It is stuff specifically made for this site and proceeds of sales will go toward purchasing an official domain site. So far, I just have stickers, but more will be added soon!
Go to the page marked "Fan Site Merchandise" page to order!
Stay tuned within the next 24 hours for some updates. For now, big news.I was contacted by Josh Gates :) He was in my local area to shoot something for SciFi, and there was a VERY SLIGHT chance he would have been able to do an interview. He couldn't make it to the interview, but he emailed me to thank me for my work:
"Amanda - This is a long overdue e-mail to thank you for taking such a proactive interest in all things Destination Truth! We try to make DT stand alone from SciFi's other investigative programs by presenting a unique blend of travel, humor, adventure, and investigation. Its success owes much to people like you who've helped spread the word and promote our global shenanigans. Furthermore, on a personal note, it's really encouraging to see your support and it means a great deal to both me and my team."
The rest of the email consisted of a promise for a later interview for this site, as well as some exclusives once the go-ahead is given.
Pretty Flippin' Awesome, RIGHT?!
I had some good updates for you guys, but in observance of the tragedy regarding Air France, Flight AF 447, and the over 200 passengers aboard who are still missing, I instead choose to post this.
I didn't know if this was widely released yet, but I had access to this statement written by Josh and felt it was poignant to pass it along. not from any sort of publicity value, but from a standpoint of a fan who is also outraged at lack of corporate responsibility. Hopefully I don't get my ass chewed out for sharing, but here goes:
As the host of NBC-Universal television's international adventure series, Destination Truth, I log more than 100,000 air miles per year, have visited more than 80 countries around the world, and consider myself an expert traveler. I am therefore dismayed that as we collectively watch this terrible Air France tragedy unfold, nobody is asking this question: Why are we still using antiquated ground-based radar to track modern commercial aircraft?
That America's air-traffic control system is woefully antiquated is a well established tragedy-in-waiting, but that commercial carriers worldwide are flying aircraft across huge swaths of the Atlantic Ocean with no tracking system at all, is nearly beyond belief. Despite aviation expert Kieran Daly, assertion today that the A330-200 is a "reliable, ultra-modern, state-of-the-art airplane," the fact that all commercial aircraft are not automatically signaling their locations via existing GPS technology is astounding. Why is it that can I use GPS to track my missing $199 iPhone, but airlines won't install the same technology to track a $200 million dollar aircraft and, more importantly, the passengers within? In reading that the plane didn't make contact with controllers in the Azores Islands, Casablanca, or the Canary Islands I can't help but feel as though we're talking about a Lindbergh-era crossing of the Atlantic. We're relying on ground monitors from some of the most remote locations in the world when the technology to track this plane via satellite is not only readily available, but economical.
As families watch a search grid unfold that stretches from the shores of Brazil to coastal Africa, they should be outraged. Despite indications that the plane may have suffered a catastrophic event at altitude, if passengers did survive, they are currently languishing at sea with almost no hope of rescue. And in the end, what will cost more - the current Brazilian and French military assisted search parties, inevitable submersible recovery of data recorders from the extreme depths of the Atlantic, and the loss of 228 souls, or the installation of simple GPS beacons onboard modern commercial planes? And, in the event that this crash is the result of design flaw in the Airbus A330, or illustrates for us previously unknown operational limits of these planes in inclement weather, every minute that it takes to locate the wreckage and recover and analyze the data, pilots are flying 340 more of these planes around the world, none the wiser.
Host/Producer - Destination Truth