Hi guys! The transcript of the fan site's exclusive interview with Joe Maddalena of Profiles in History and "Hollywood Treasures" about his appearance on "Expedition Unknown" is below. For now, here is some airing schedule news:
Big schedule change! On Travel channel this Thursday - all night "Expedition Unknown" reruns marathon (except for a break in the action for some show called "Lost Amazon: Project Z") and a random rerun on Saturday. No "Destination Truth" reruns back on and I am not sure if this move to Thursday is permanent. You can check out TravelChannel.com/schedule for more information. No episodes on Discovery Channel this week, though.
And now, here is our exclusive interview with Joe! Check out the video here
Singularity Fan Pages (SFP): How is your San Diego Comic Con going for 2018, so far?
Joe Maddalena (JOE): It's been exhausting, but it's always fun!
SFP: So, I am here to talk to you about your "Expedition Unknown" cameo you did recently with Josh Gates!
JOE: Yeah, it was a lot of fun. Josh and I have been friends for years. We both were at Syfy [Channel] obviously, that's how we met. He was on "Destination Truth" and I had "Hollywood Treasure.," my show. You know, we've always talked about doing something together and one day, he called me up and said, "let's do a show!" So it was a blast! READ MORE BELOW!
SFP: Now, when you guys were kind of spit-balling ideas for the show, was Dorothy's Red [Ruby] Slippers the case that you had in mind? Or was that kind of what you fell upon as a case to do?
JOE: We pitched, we would kind of brainstorm on what we wanted to do. It wasn't on my top five list. There were other things that I wanted to do, but we kept coming back to it. It had the best story and it seemed to be the thing that everybody kind of settled on, so it just worked out for both of us.
SFP: Now, this is a very important question. The Yellow Brick Road Dance - how long did it take you guys to coordinate that? Because it was just magical!
JOE: So, I will give them, the segment producers are awesome! They all lined up. They surprised me. It was cold there - it was freezing! 90 percent of that shoot was outdoors and there's so much of it you will probably see in the re-pack, the fans out there [watching], that we did. And we're freezing. Josh and I, we headed down, and we must have done 20 takes! And all of the sudden it started to snow, and snow, and snow, and snow! But we had a blast.
SFP: As far as other pop culture mysteries, since you said this was not your first choice, what is another pop culture mystery you would love to someone to ask for your help with?
JOE: The thing that was most appealing to me is, and it's kind of known, but in Baja, Cecil B. Demille did the first "The Ten Commandments," he built full size cities. He buried the entire cities when they left the set, and a couple of archaeologists have dug up pieces of them. I was like, "Josh, let's go did up a bigger piece." Right? But he was like "well, they already done it" and I again said "well they've already looked for Ruby Slippers." So I was kind of wanting to go do that. I thought it would have been a cool adventure. Maybe someday we'll do another adventure!
SFP: The fans really loved the episode, so we can hope for another collaboration in the future.
JOE: Well, the good thing though is Josh and I have stayed in contact for all these years. Josh is always [saying] "Joe, you gotta back on television" so I'm working with Josh's production company. We've actually sold a new show that I'll be hosting, so eventually, there will be a new TV show with me back on the air!
SFP: Awesome? Are their any events, promotions or causes you want fans to check out?
JOE: We do a lot with the Children's Museum in Indianapolis in Indiana, and I'm a big supporter of that museum. Anybody who ever wants to do something great should go and visit. It's the third largest and most attended museum in America. That's the charity we support the most!
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