Josh Gates did an impromptu Q&A online yesterday. I have compiled some answers he gave to fans, but otherwise, you can check out his tweets from 3.25.17 for all of his great answers to fans.
Before we get into the Q&A (below the airing info), here is the "Expedition Unknown" airing schedule for this week:
Here are some of the highlight Q&A answers Josh gave yesterday to fans:
Lots going on for us this week, fans.
On Wednesday the 22nd, starting at 5 p.m. EST on Travel Channel, there is an "Expedition Unknown" all night marathon. A new episode that night should be airing at 9 p.m. EST (Rommel's Treasure).
After "Ghost Adventures" this Friday, there is an all night marathon of "EXU," as well as a rerun on Saturday. Be sure to check local listings and correct time zones for your airing info.
In other news:
Josh Gates, our favorite intrepid explorer, has been on the air and sharing bits and pieces of his life with us since the early 2000's. It's crazy to think about! That's why I thought it would be cool to do some blogs on Top Moments from "Expedition Unknown." If you want in depth "Destination Truth" moments, funny quotes, and more exclusives, I would suggest supporting the fan site and getting a copy of the "Fan Guide to Destination Truth" by clicking here.
Without further ado and to start this series off, here are my Top 3 most emotional or touching moments on "Expedition Unknown," so far.
Moment Number 3 - Season 1, Episode 2 "Temple of Doom" - Early in the episode, Josh is visiting a historic preservation center and enters a room where he is surrounded by photos of victims of the Khmer Rouge. When it sinks in while looking at a photo of a young boy with a chain around his neck who knew he was going to die shortly after the photo was taken, Josh steps away from the camera for a moment of privacy. "Apologies," he says to the viewer. "Some things are too insane to understand."
Moment Number 2 - Season 4, Episode 15 "The Ark of the Covenant" - During his search for this historic relic, Josh and associates find themselves in the Ethopian down of Axum (or Aksum), where it is said to be held at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. They make a first attempt to gain entrance into the church and see the Ark, and are told no. After a detour to a remote island to investigate claims of where the Ark was held prior, they return again and wait outside the back gates for a chance at seeing the main guardian of the Ark. He makes a rare appearance and exchanges words with Josh, through a translator. While they do not gain entrance to see the Ark, Josh is moved to learn that one of his colleagues has been coming to this church for over a decade and this is only his second time seeing the guardian, and he's never been this vocal before. Josh is elated by this encounter.
Moment Number 1 - Season 2, Episode 9 "Secrets of Columbus" - In one of the most emotional moments we have ever seen from Josh, we see him pulled away from filming when his emergency satellite phone rings. When he returns to the camera, he is crying, but smiling. "I'm gonna need a minute. I just found out I'm gonna be a dad!" He exchanges hugs with his crew, jumps in the air and exclaims a loud "woo!" He narrates in a self deprecating manner that there is no crying in exploration, while also reflecting on learning about this new life while he is in the New World. It's a fantastic reality television moment and amazing that fans got to be there with Josh when he learned about this.
Do you have a favorite emotional moment from the show? How about your favorite funny moment? Your favorite pop culture reference from the show? Leave a comment below!
Big news! "Expedition Unknown" has been renewed for a fourth Season! Be sure to read about it here. Congrats to Josh Gates, Ping Pong Productions, and Travel Channel.
In other news, in case you were watching a Netflix show called "Top 10 Secrets and Mysteries" and were wondering if Josh Gates changed his name to Steve Berry, the answer is no. Read further here about this massive goof up from this poorly received show.
Also, this week's airing schedule:
On Wednesday the 15th, starting at 5 p.m. EST there is an all night "Expedition Unknown" marathon on Travel Channel. A new episode starts at 9 p.m. EST. There is also an all night marathon on Friday after "Ghost Adventures" plus a rerun on Saturday. Check your local listings to verify and make sure you have the right time zone.
I just want to say ahead of time that I do not represent Josh Gates by saying any of this. I say it as a highly observant fan who has been running this fan site for nearly 10 years AND has a Journalism degree.
So, there's this show on Netflix called "Top 10 Secrets & Mysteries" and for fans of "Destination Truth" and Joshua Gates, it's no secret that there is a mystery as to why this show feels the need to not credit an explorer or scientist properly for their important discoveries?
This issue was brought to my attention by quite a few fans, as displayed in the screenshot. This poorly-rated Netflix show (not an option - the show is rating less than 2 Stars by viewers) single handedly insulted two explorers.
In Episode 2 of Season 1 of this program, they show footage from "DT" from when Josh, along with his crew, finds and casts what is believed to be a Yeti footprint in Nepal. The problem is that they caption the footage of the interview with Josh as him being "Steve Berry". The problem is, Berry is a British man (BRITISH MAN, not American) who runs a trekking company who took photos of what he believes are Yeti tracks in the snow. Two entirely different scenarios, two entirely different men, and two entirely different pieces of evidence. So...
So the question here is why for the makers of this episode, with a long list of Executive Producers such as Michael Tear of WildBear Entertainment, as well as Martin Case of KM Records, plus Danny Wilk and John Loew of Big Media, and Petr Vachler of Vachler Art Company, would practice such lackadaisical journalism and film making? Do you blame your Producers, your Creative Director, the Creative Supervisor, the Production Managers, the Production Accountant, the Script Writers, the Script Adaptation crew, the Editors, the Graphic Designers, the Post-Production crew, the Online Editors, those in Legal and Business Affairs, the Chief Operating Officer, the Head of Production, or those who bought the stock footage?
My point is that it is blatantly obvious that despite a sizable staff who made this special and plenty of resources, you insulted not only Josh Gates by failing to give him credit for his hard work in making this cryptic-related discovery (as well as his crew and the production company that produced the special), but you also insulted Mr. Berry.
What do you fellow fans think? I have seen quite a few unhappy fellow fans when they came across this, and I'm sure I'll continue to see comments on it, as long as it's on Netflix.
Get excited for this week's new episode of "Expedition Unknown" on Travel Channel - it's about the search for the Ark of the Covenant! If you didn't look at Josh Gates like the modern-day Indiana Jones before, this episode is sure to cement that legacy.
There is an all-night marathon starting at 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday the 8th, and the new episode airs at 9 p.m. EST (check local listings or Travel's schedule). There is also an all night marathon Friday after "Ghost Adventures," and a rerun on Saturday morning.
Also, according to a Q&A where Josh answered this fan site directly, there will be more events this year that he will be attending for fans to meet him at! Details soon.