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The Mysterious Green Room Incident

by Ryan Johnson, Mar 17 2009

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

As part of the continuing adventures of the Cast and Crew of The Skeptologists, I would like to share with you a bit of rough-edited never-before seen footage. This was shot during the Pilot of The Skeptologists and for reasons you will soon understand, it was never included in the final version of the pilot. I found the event interesting and it solidified my thoughts about how people interpret events based on their own predispositions.

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Win 2 Free Tickets to the
Skeptoid 150th Episode Party

by Brian Dunning, Mar 12 2009

What’s better than the Skeptoid 150th Episode Party on April 18, 2009 in Irvine, CA, with a live mentalism performance by Mark Edward, special guests Yau-Man Chan and Ryan Johnson, a live Skeptoid presentation, a formal catered dinner and drinks, live music and entertainment, and the unveiling of the mysterious Secret Project from the Skeptoid skunkworks?

Why, getting to experience it all for FREE, of course! Continue reading…

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Ryan Johnson Too Good for Us This Week;
Back Next Week

by Brian Dunning, Mar 10 2009

Ryan asked me to put up this note for him, apologizing that he’s going to miss a week on this blog. He’s busy on a shoot. I think he said he was going to recreate a scene from Silence of the Lambs where the killer is trying on some clothes in front of a full-length mirror. I think that’s what he said, though I could be mistaken.

My shaky memory aside, Ryan will be back here next week in his regularly scheduled slot, keeping us updated on the machinations of getting critical thinking onto television. Some of us slack and do it from the comfort of our Aeron chairs with endless mochas at our elbow, but guys like Ryan actually have to get out into the real world and do the physical labor and artistic gymnastics that translate our musings into the media that the real world consumes.

So go get ‘em, Ryan, and we’ll see you back here next week.

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What will it take?

by Ryan Johnson, Dec 09 2008

What will it take to get a TV series with the tenets of reason, science and intelligence onto the airwaves of a major TV network?

Well, a lot.  As our production team quietly works towards doing just that, the rest of the world is unfortunately left in the dark, at least as it pertains to “The Skeptologists.” I, and  a handful of others are blessed (or cursed) with the knowledge of the what could be in store for our dutiful production.  That knowledge comes with a price. (And I’m not talking about exorbitant production costs)  We know because we are the ones that are actively doing the work to make this happen. We keep the details of the production quiet for many reasons, among those are the fact that the show is evolving, and we’ve got the right amount of cooks at this point.  The other biggie is that we want to protect the hard work that our entire cast and crew has given to this project by making sure that some other company doesn’t come along and grab our format. (Though even if they did, good luck! We’ve got the Skeptical Dream Team so neener neener neener!) Continue reading…

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The Ghost Hunt

by Ryan Johnson, Nov 11 2008

So to start off this week, I’d like to address a few questions received from our readers before I jump into the continuation of our story.

Many have asked where can I see this show? Well, at the moment, we don’t have the show in active production. We have finished a pilot episode and demo, and that is being used right now to pitch to agents and TV networks. We are working with some very esteemed individuals and companies that are representing the show for us. We are all making great progress.

As we begin to get solid deals put together, we’ll be sure to let you all know. Don’t worry, when the show is picked up, the entire Skeptical Community and hopefully many other people will know that it’s coming! For our international viewers, we’re not certain who will carry it, but rest assured, we’re working hard to give the show the largest audience possible. If we don’t air it outside of US, you can bet we’ll be working on online and home video options as well.

In the meantime, I’ll continue to share our exploits into producing the pilot with the Dream Team of skeptics: The Skeptologists!

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