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Spring 2019 New England Banter and Disco

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9 minutes ago, HurricaneJosh said:

Thanks, Gene!

My show, Hurricane Man, is broadcasting in a bunch of countries now, including the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. In the USA, it'll premiere on Science Channel in September. It was going to be June, but that's a dead zone in terms of TV. The network really digs the show and decided they wanted to have it as part of their big fall primetime lineup, so they rescheduled it. I'll announce the premiere date as soon as I know it.

Thanks, man.

Well... The lead dude on an action-adventure TV show needs to be... expressive. :D

I might also add that I do find myself in legitimately dramatic situations-- like, you know, Cat 5s in the jungles of the Philippines. It's not like I'm hamming it up in 40-knot winds and drizzle in Myrtle Beach.

Thx, Will. I've taken some dumb risks over the years and I've had a few brushes with death-- but, hey, I'm still here after 28 years of chasing around the globe, so I'm doing something right.

P.S. I miss our collaborations. You used to be one of my go-to guys.

My crew was amazing. There were actually three crews. When I first went to England to meet them, I was worried as hell-- these folks had never been in a hurricane, and I was thinking, "Holy crap, can they handle this?" But I trained them on what to expect and how to survive, and they were very brave. They never freaked out or complained-- even as I took 'em in to the cores of multiple Cat 5s (Super Typhoon MANGKHUT and then MICHAEL). They kept their heads down and got the shots we needed to create awesome TV. I'm damn proud of the show.

In case anyone's curious, here's the promo they used to promote the show in the United Kingdom for this premiere this past spring:

 

As a tropical weather lover and someone who has chased a couple storms I have a ton of respect for what you do—both for the science and pure adventure aspect. Can’t wait to see the show. 

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