- -7 p.m. EST on Wednesday night starts an all night marathon of "EXU" with a new episode on at 9 p.m. EST about Captain Kidd's treasure
- -from 7 p.m. EST on Friday night (right after "Ghost Adventures") there is an all night marathon of "EXU"
- -There is a rerun on Saturday at 11 a.m. EST AND there is a marathon from 2 p.m. EST to 6 p.m. on Sunday!
The airing schedule for "Expedition Unknown" this week on Travel Channel is as follows (this is from their site, so be sure to also check local listings and account for your time zone):
In other news, check out this post on "Destination Truth" collectibles HERE and check out the current auction going on, with part of the proceeds going to the organization of an ex "DT" cast member by clicking HERE. Thanks, guys!
Hi guys! Be sure to check out this auction for the following items: a special edition printed copy of the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth" with a foreword by Josh Gates, two pieces of art from the author of the book and this fan site runner (one of the pieces is "DT" themed art), and some fun BigFoot themed candies!
10% of the proceeds will go to the Maine Veterans Project, which is an organization run by Shawn Goodwin, who was an on-camera "DT" crew member as a medic.
LINK TO AUCTION HERE
Next year will be 10 years since I've been running this fan site for my fellow fans of Joshua Gates, Destination Truth, Expedition Unknown, and related lovely folks such as Erin Ryder, Rex Williams, Gabe Copeland, Shawn Goodwin, Brad Kuhlman, and more fine people.
It continues to be a fun experience and I wanted to share with you guys my favorite collectibles I have gotten oven the years.
One item I am proud of is the DT Antarctic Expedition patch pictured above. This is an authentic patch that the crew made for that grand episode. A few other fans were sent some as a Twitter contest Josh was doing, so let me know if you also still have yours!
I also love this signed copy of Josh's book. It was great when Josh first shared the news on DT Fan Radio about the book's existence (he was still writing it, at the time). He even read a portion of it on a later episode of that show about a week before it was released (listen here).
If you still have not read this book yet, I definitely recommend it. You can also see behind the book the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth" poking out in this photo. This is the book I wrote with my husband, as well as an intro from Josh himself, which was an experience I was really proud to be part of. If you purchase the book, it will help to support this fan site.
AHEM, moving on from that cheap plug.
The last item of mention is this All Access pass from the live special that took place in Ireland that happened on St. Patty's Day. Erin Ryder sent this to me and I was happy (and shocked) to receive it.
That live special was terrific. I hope that you guys had the chance to experience when it was on the air in its entirety, but the abbreviated version is also on iTunes.
I want to know what your guys' favorite collectibles are from this time period when DT was on the air are. Do you have any of these same items? Maybe an autograph you got from one of the cast members at a convention? Did you get your hands on one of the coveted press kit items?
Leave a comment below! -Amanda
Hi guys. I'm sure, being fans of "Destination Truth" and "Expedition Unknown," you remember Brad Kuhlman.
Recently, Brad did an amazing passion project - a documentary called "Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio?" He not only directed and produced it, but he also fully funded it himself.
I had the honor of being able to see a screener of this film. As a review, I can tell you the film was a really wonderful cinematic piece with a very humble, honest and inspiring message, to those who view it.
In a nutshell: this film follows once-comedian Lou DiMaggio, who was a big comedian in the 1980's, who was in social standing with the likes of Susie Essman, Joy Behar, Larry David, and many more comedy legends. The film follows his journey, as he wants to return to his passion of stand up comedy.
Lou left the world of stand up to fulfill his manifest destiny by going West to Los Angeles for an entertainment career, as well as personal struggles steering him away. While finding some success as a writer (he won an Emmy for being a writer for Ben Stein), he now admits it was a mistake to walk away.
"My life back," is what Lou says at the start of the film, when Director Brad asks what he wants or hopes to get out of this film. "I'd like to look in the mirror and say, 'you're a comic again.'" The beginning of the film definitely sets the tone, as we focus on the hopeful but melancholy demeanor of Lou. The exposition is set, as he is rummaging through old boxes to find old material books, his dusty Emmy Awards, as well as some drug paraphernalia.
Lou seeks out the advice of his friends in comedy, which includes the likes of Howie Mandel, Ray Romano, Jeff Garlin, and the aforementioned Larry David. Some of the advice is encouraging, while others full-on discourage him (even his wife!) In the end, he takes the leap, goes to a comedy workshop, and revisits old material. I can tell you there is a joke about pants that made me laugh out loud!
The film has a marvelous message of pursuing what you are passionate about not because of money, or fame, or trying to chase down your past, but to be true to yourself and do what you are passionate about, despite adversity.
I definitely recommend you check it out, when possible! I will say some saucy language is used, so remember it's PG13.
You can follow the film's official Twitter account HERE, the Facebook Page HERE, as well as the official website HERE.
Hi guys. There is a marathon on this Wednesday night on the Travel Channel of "Expedition Unknown" starting at 7 p.m. EST. There is a new episode at 9 p.m. EST, which is another "Global Game Show" episode, where Josh Gates quizzes travelers on their worldly knowledge. These episodes also have bonus footage meshed in. I would refer to your local listings and to TravelChannel.com/schedule for more info on reruns.
I also want to say my heart goes out to the fans who waited in line to see Josh at the AAA Travel Show in Ohio this past weekend, but did not get to meet Josh because he had to leave early to catch a flight. These things happen, but I know Josh appreciates each and every single one of you <3
With all the stress from the latest election and the aftermath, how about some funny tweets from our favorite "Destination Truth" cast members? PS - this post is not taking a political stance. I am just sharing screenshots of tweets. Please do not leave hateful comments.
Here is a funny tweet from Josh Gates from February of 2016, where he poked fun at a typo from Trump. This was while we were still in the campaign process here in America.
I don't know if Josh is going to actually move to Canada, but...
Then, here is a post Josh made on Election Night, before the results were announced. Thankfully, California has had a lot of rain recently, but I think this was more a commentary on people at each other's throats, in this process.
Here is a bit more humor from Josh on inauguration day, 2017.
This was a bold statement from our resident "mouthy blonde" Erin Ryder. She has taken up the cause of reproductive health rights, as well as other issues, on her social media accounts.
Here is a shot she posted from the country wide women's march recently.
I appreciate Ryder having the bravery to do something like this, and come on, she is holding a printout of ovaries. I mean...
In the end, the best election tweet goes to Rex Williams, but I might be biased.
Hi everyone. Hope your weekend has gone, or is going well. As part of an initiative to continue providing relevant and entertaining content to this site, I will be doing blogs on here once week, or at the very least biweekly, relative to Josh Gates, or "Destination Truth," or "Expedition Unknown" (sometimes combining all three at once!) Be sure to leave comments on social media of what you would like to see/read (Twitter is where I will more likely see it).
This weekend's post was comparing "DT" and "EXU" show intros HERE, and I am hoping this coming week to do a post about the best social media comments "DT" cast members have made, in the wake of the 2016 American election, whether funny or insightful.
In terms of scheduling for "EXU" on Travel Channel - Wednesday the 1st starting 7 p.m. EST, we have a marathon of reruns all night, with a new episode at 9 p.m. EST. The episode this week will be game show style, where Josh interviews tourists with what will likely be clips spliced in that are highlights, never before seen footage, etc. There will also be a rerun on Saturday the 4th. As always I suggest you check local listings.
If you want to meet Josh this year, check this post HERE for the schedule, so far. You can also click on the photo in this post to go to Josh's Instagram and subscribe for amazing travel photos.
This was a great idea for a blog brought up by fellow fan Emily. Here, we break down the differences in the intros to "Destination Truth" each Season (or Series, as other countries call them), as well as the intros to each "Expedition Unknown" season. The sections that discuss "DT" are actually verbatim from this site's book, the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth," co-written by myself and my husband, along with a guest forward from Josh Gates, which you can purchase HERE Scroll down to read the piece
In Season 1 [of "DT"] , the intro script to the show was “I’m Josh Gates. My travels have taken me to the most exotic and mysterious places on earth. I’ve seen some unexplainable things which have raised some strange questions. Now, I’ve pulled together a crack team armed with the latest technology to search for answers. I’m not sure what’s out there waiting for me, but I know what I’m looking for - the truth.”
The intro animation for Season 1 [of "DT"], which features the DT logo, showed the logo sitting on what looks like the horizon of a field or maybe an African plain, with the sun flaring behind it with shades of gold and purple as the sun appears to set to the right direction of the screen. The light noticeably highlights the second T in the word “truth.” We saw this same animation for Season 2, but the intro script changed slightly:
“I’m Josh Gates. In my travels, I’ve seen some unexplainable things which have raised strange questions. Now I’ve pulled together a team armed with the latest technology in the search for answers. I’m not sure what’s out there waiting for me, but I know what I’m looking for - the truth.”
Season 1 of "EXU," as a new show to us featuring Josh, right off the bat showed us that this series more so focused on him, as well as his travels versus the paranormal or creatures. The camera work was more high depth, as more than two years in filming technology had passed since "DT" was off the air. Fans still express disappointment to this day that we have not seen past favorites such as Erin Ryder, Gabe Copeland or Rex Williams in "EXU," but Evan Stone has been heavily involved in the series and we have seen him interviewed and featured in the behind-the-scenes episodes regarding his crew.
The script for the Season 1 "EXU" intro was "My name is Josh Gates. With a degree in archaeology and a passion for exploration, I have a tendency to end up in some very strange situations. My travels have taken me to the ends of the Earth as I investigate the greatest legends in history. This is 'Expedition Unknown.'" The animation in Season 3 is the "EXU" logo carved in stone, with the effect of a flashlight shining over it from left, to right, to the center, with flecks of dust shimmering in the light, giving the feel of a long lost discovery. This intro is the same for Seasons 2, 3 and 4, just with some of the shots of him and the scenery changing.
One of the biggest shifts [in Season 3 of "DT"] right off the bat was with the show’s intro animation. The animation is the logo sitting on a hilltop with the sun setting behind it in a pink-blue twilight color and the sky fades to a twilight blue tone. Along with big sponsorships, cameos from other Syfy program personalities, and many other firsts, the third season took us on a wild ride.
Before Season 4 of "EXU," a special four episode event aired called "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti," which was quite ground breaking alone, for not only the discoveries, but for all the "DT" nostalgia. We got to revisit old sites from Josh's past investigations, and we even saw a clip from an old "DT" episode, which is quite cool. The script for the intro to these episodes was "I'm Josh Gates. I've traveled to more than 100 countries, exploring history's greatest legends, but there is one mystery that I've wanted to solve, above all others. Now I'm embarking on an epic adventure through the Himalayas in search of the truth behind one of the world's infamous creatures. This is Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti."
DT kept chugging along with the arrival of Season 4. The animation style of the show’s intro stayed the same, but a noticeable script change occurs.
We hear Josh narrate to us: “I’m Josh Gates. In my travels, I’ve seen some unexplainable things, and I’ve done some things I can’t quite explain. Now, I’ve pulled together a team armed with the latest technology in the search for answers to the world’s strangest mysteries. I’m not sure what’s out there waiting for me, but I know what I’m looking for - the truth.”
As far as changes [in Season 5 of "DT"], we also were treated to a change in the show’s intro animation. We sweep through the deep jungle in the night to see the DT logo sitting on top of what looks like ancient ruins. The shot then transfers over to a night vision view, paying homage to all the investigations requiring use of this device.
Hope you guys enjoyed this! Let me know on social media about other topics to explore for future blogs and your thoughts :-)
Hey everyone. Just as a quick update, there have been a few instances of fellow fans confusing this fan site for being run by Joshua Gates. Please prefer to the graphic in this post.
On to actual news:
If you want to meet Joshua Gates this year, he will be at the following appearances:
Congrats to Joshua Gates and the "Expedition Unknown" crew for their evidence from a latest episode getting a lot of attention in the longstanding D.B. Cooper mystery. You can watch the rerun of this episode on Wednesday night, the 18th. Speaking of which, here is an airing schedule (again, check local listings, as the schedule on Travel Channel's site can be unreliable sometimes):
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