This portion transcribed by Christiane Elin.
In this part of the interview, Rex Williams (set medic) calls into the show to surprise Josh and to say hello:
Amanda: Hello Unknown Caller.
Rex Williams: Hi, How are you?
Josh Gates: Hello.
Amanda: Good, oh, I know who that this.
Rex: Who is this? Who do you think this is?
Amanda: It’s Rex Williams.
R: No, you’re wrong, I’m sorry.
J: It is Rex Williams. Rex, how are ya buddy?
R: It is. Josh how ya doing? (laughs) Good to hear from you.
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J: I love that we only communicate in this forum. How come I, I never see you? I guess you live a bit far away from us.
R: Yeah, about three, three and a half hours away.
J: Yeah, How are you doing man?
R: I’m doing good. I know you’ve been busy. Um I’ve been kind of busy on this end, but ah looking forward to the premiere next week.
JG: Absolutely and Gabe Copeland was in the office today, um another DT veteran. And ya know um Amanda it has only sort of been softly announced we haven’t really kind of announced it but we are going to back out and make back half of season three and um Rex is going to be a part of that team and Gabe is going to be a part of that team and so we are going to be headed out actually um ah pretty soon in a in mid-October to go film another set of episodes and so we only sort of announced that so consider that a scoop tonight.
R: A little sneak peek there.
R: Yeah um I know I’m very uh…I’m sorry go ahead Amanda.
A: (simultaneously w/RW) Just a little statement to the fans…
A: Just A little statement to the fans who are joining in Rex Williams is the medic for season three; people are saying "who is Rex?"
J: Yeah Rex is our, Rex is our brave new paramedic. You’ll have a, You will have a chance to meet him next…Wednesday night when the show comes back, and uh he’s actually very heavily featured in the in the premiere episode so you’ll be getting to know Rex very soon.
RW: Yeah, A little bit more than maybe people want to know.
J: But ya know, not to not to stroke Rex’s ego too much but he was just great on the show and…ya know I think that to find a group of people that can kind of survive the months on the road and keep a great disposition and work hard and the thing about Destination Truth and we always say this that there’s so few people on the crew it is such a lean group that everybody end ups pulling ya know double duty triple duty um and they’re really and they do a lot more than their job definition on paper and there is a lot of lugging of gear and setting up of equipment.
J (cont.): Rex is one of the great people we’ve had on the show who um just goes above and beyond and is always you know setting up stuff and breaking down stuff and by the end of the season it’s like your job title goes from being paramedic to paramedic tech specialist on camera investigator uh and on and on so um Rex is great we’re really we’re really excited that uh we’re going to go back out and do it again.
R: Yeah, and I really appreciate that. You can By all means keep going you don’t have to just stop there. You can keep stroking my ego. <A/J Chuckle> No ah actually…
A: Rex I have to have you on the show next week. too.
R: Um, yeah that would be great I mean, ya know just let me know, and we’ll definitely do that. Um one thing I did want to say about that um just to add to it. Josh, I mean he’s absolutely right um. The uh the whole dynamics of the of the trip it was just for me being my first time I didn’t really know what to expect and ah the fact that everybody I mean we had such a great crew this time for my first experience, I mean everybody was right there to help each other ah even when things got really hard and there was harsh weather conditions or lack of sleep um ya know we’re really roughen and toughen it out in the wild and everybody was right there had each others back and it was just a great group .
J: Yeah it really was. And our DP Evan who has turned out to be terrific is actually in Fiji right now we are expecting him back in the States pretty soon and he’s gonna…be out there with us again so we’re trying to kind of recollect ah the whole season three group and try to get as many as we can back on the road because it was a really great group to work with.
A: Alright, Rex thanks so much for calling in. Are you okay if I fit in a couple more fans before Josh has to get going?
R: I just want to wish everybody a great day and good to talk to you Josh. I look forward to our second round.
J: Rex we’re having some sort of premiere party next week. I have no idea of the details yet, but I will be in touch with you!
R: Alright, sounds great.
J: Alright buddy, great talking to you!
R: Great talking to you! Take care.
J: You too. Bye bye.
A: Peace out Rex. Awesome, how about that?
A: How ‘bout them apples?
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