Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All Aboard...Next Stop ???

Whitley interviewed William Henry on both Dreamland, and the subsciber only interview on Feb 6th.  Both were wonderful, the more intimate one in the paid section ended with Whitley saying how he would love to go on more trips like the one's William takes to Egypt, but he has to watch his checkbook. It was kind of a suprise. A Famous novelist, who has had a few books made into movies, a popular website and online weekly show, dropping coins into a glass jar in hopes of someday going to Egypt. 

It is kind of funny, like finding out the guy who plays the Maytag repairman in commercials is saving up to buy a washer and dryer of his own in real life. I realized that Dreamland was very much akin to those travel shows. One week you are experiencing the ruins of Greece ( albeit vicariously ) and the next you are given a taste of what it is like to be in Germany for Octoberfest. 

The places Whitley and Co. and his guests take us are more off the beaten path than Berlin or Buckingham Palace, they cross galaxies, or dimensions, or time itself. I don't recall any Dreamland  interviews about bungie jumping or scuba diving with sharks. I do recall being transported to other lands, other times, other ways of interacting with reality. 

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