Having run fan sites for Josh Gates' fan community, which includes coverage of Destination Truth for pretty much the lifetime of the show (started the fan site a year into airing), I know fans still take it hard that DT ended. I will see them beg Josh, or even costars like Erin Ryder, on social media to "bring the show back." The sad fact is that this was Syfy's decision - not the cast, who loved the show and the fans. Just to plug a moment, the Fan Guide to Destination Truth explains this and answers to other fan questions about where our beloved program went, but I digress.
The same year we were told DT was over, we were also given the good news that Josh was coming back to TV via Expedition Unknown on Travel Channel. The show is incredibly successful and the crew is out simultaneously filming and airing Season 3, which was green lit a few weeks back. Despite the success, I still see a small number of fans on social media who either have avoided watching the show, or have watched it and state they don't enjoy it, because it's not DT. When talking to some people who had watched the show and decided it was not for them, I was dismayed that they had only watched one or two episodes from Season 1 on Netflix. Anyone who is into a TV series knows that a show, especially a reality show, gets better with time and I wanted to take the time to do a fun blog to try and invite, or re-invite, fans to take another look at Expedition Unknown.
Here are the top five reasons why I'm sure you'd love Expedition Unknown if you loved Destination Truth:
During this interview (link leads to a video with audio from a past podcast) with Nick Groff, formerly of Ghost Adventures and now part of Paranormal Lockdown, he said of Destination Truth - "I watched a couple of his shows (episodes). It’s cool. You know which one I actually dug a lot? It was when he went to Russia, and he went to…the nuclear power plant (Chernobyl) that exploded and it wiped out the whole town and everything. The only reason I saw that is because I was researching that location a year prior to them going there with my cousin Justin. We were looking at that (location) because I really wanted to take Ghost Adventures there, and I was like ‘aw, we’ll never be able to get this - it’s so hard and complicated.’ Then, I see Josh go there, and I was so fascinated."
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