The "Expedition Unknown: Hunt for the Yeti" event on Travel Channel has received a lot of great feedback. I think the biggest part of it all is that fans of "Destination Truth" got a huge dose of nostalgia from watching it (as exemplified by this photo of Josh from a "DT" discovery he had close to 10 years ago).
Although I don't want to spoil the outcomes of these episodes, I did want to share some of the best moments:
One of the coolest moments, off the bat, was when we saw Josh Gates reunite with Tul Sherpa, who helped Josh make a huge Yeti related discovery on "DT." The pair, both a little older than when we lost saw them together on screen, hiked over to the spot where they first made their discovery, even though the landscape had changed noticeably due to earthquakes and landslides.
This moment also went hand in hand when we got to see some footage from "DT" courtesy of Syfy, which was pretty wild!
Here is another wild moment. Remember on "DT" when that Monk threw rocks at Josh and Team Truth for entering their Monastery and asking to see the supposed Yeti scalp? It's hard to forget. There was a small victory, as they were allowed to come in and see the scalp. However, they were not allowed to touch it in "DT" - just to see it in a closed case.
Fast forward to Josh on "Expedition Unknown" and we got to see that the team not only got to take it out of the case this time, but touch it AND take detailed photos!
Alumni from "Destination Truth" on "Expedition Unknown" and more? Check out this previous piece from this fan site comparing the two shows. You can also check out this post about the possibility of Ryder someday being on "Expedition Unknown"!
When we got towards the end of the special event, it came time for evidence review. One of the first stops was to a familiar face for many a "DT" fan. Jim Dines, a mammalogist in Los Angeles, helped Josh try to unravel the mystery of the Yeti scalp, just as he had on many previous different "DT" investigations, which was pretty crazy!
Speaking of familiar faces, Jeffrey Meldrum was also another evidence expert on "DT" that we saw Josh visit for this "EXU" adventure. It was truly great to see how technology has progressed since the last time he helped Josh review cryptozoologic evidence.
What was your favorite moment from "Hunt for the Yeti"?