Posted by: Loren Coleman on September 3rd, 2006
The Sci-Fi Channel’s start date for the new Rob Mariano vehicle will be Wednesday, October 11, 2006. The program “Sci Fi Investigates” will air at 10:00 pm Eastern/9:00 pm Central.
The new reality show will be a six-week series hosted by the “Survivor” and “Amazing Race” alum “Boston Rob” and produced by NBC News Productions. Among the subjects covered will be “Bigfoot,” “Mothman,” “Paranormal Hotspots,” “Roswell Revisited,” “The Afterlife” and “Voodoo.”
Cryptomundo earlier cautiously mentioned this program on July 14, 2006. As I critiqued it then, the program appears to be taking a skeptical or hostile approach to these subjects, but time will soon tell.
How many new programs will the Sci-Fi Channel be airing in this crypto-Fortean genre?
Josh Gates, the actor and former reality show contestant, as was mentioned here last winter, was in Malaysia filming Bigfoot accounts and footcast discoveries. He was there as the future host of “Destination Truth,” a new television series reportedly to be carried on the Sci-Fi Channel’s fall 2006 lineup.
Are these two different projects? Have they merged into one? What is up with “Destination Truth” and their supposed investigations of the Malaysian Bigfoot and Chupacabras? An inquiring public needs to know.
Meanwhile on the Bigfoot movie front, Sasquatch Mountain premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel on September 9, 2006, at 7:00 pm Eastern/6:00 pm Central, and then again the same night at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central.
The movie was formerly titled Devil on the Mountain. The never-screened, newly renamed Sasquatch Mountain stars Lance Henriksen, the extremely good actor who has appeared in other Bigfoot motion pictures and perhaps is best known for his role in AVP: Alien vs Predator as millionaire “Charles Bishop Weyland,” in two earlier Alien films as “Bishop,” and in the television series “Millennium” as “Frank Black.”
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.