Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth

Well, tonight was full of premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel, with the season premiere of Ghost Hunters as well as the debut of a new series, Destination Truth.

I don't figure I need to say much about Ghost Hunters. It's a proven good, fun show - and truly educational to anyone who has never been on a ghost hunt (a real, "professional" one). It followed its tried-and-true formula (which isn't to say it's formulaic): they went overseas, went dark, chatted and hunted, then did The Reveal. Brian felt things no one else did. But the cool thing was that they found some evidence at both locations - of course, this being the season premiere, that may be why this one got shown first. Hopefully the rest of the season will be as eventful, but like I said in an earlier post, one of the best things about this show is that they don't always find stuff.

Destination Truth was a welcome and very interesting surprise. The host, Josh someone, really makes the show what it is: he's very passionate about what he does and he's very funny, too. His narration is filled with pop-culture references and outright silliness, but never at the expense of the subject matter or the people with whom he is dealing.

Tonight, they traveled to New Guinea to seek proof of two uncatalogued creatures locals claim to have seen: a mermaid-like beast and what is possibly a living Iguanodon. The most interesting thing is that they actually did uncover some evidence in the latter case! One of the local tribes showed them bones from what is most definitely a huge animal, though it was not clear exactly what kind of animal it was. At the end of the program, a zoologist who has been studying the local fauna and flora for decades suggested the bones might possibly belong to a saltwater crocodile, but that couldn't explain some of the other evidence they found in conjunction with the case. It also reminded me of another case of a possible modern-day dinosaur case, which I'll get to here soon enough.

Really interesting, good show, and I can't wait to see more of it!

2 comments:

  1. The zoologist suggested the bones might be from a sperm whale, not a crocodile. He thought the "dinosaur" in the trees was a salt water crocodile hunting at night. This will be a short series if it doesnt pick up. A couple of shows that dont provide any evidence and the next hunt will be for a viewer who remembers this series.

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  2. Ha! Good point. That's what happened to the last few - Proof Positive, the one they did last year with the little team that ran around the country looking for stuff and never finding it, etc.

    You said "sperm."

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