RelicQuest – A New Reality TV Show on SciFi


SciFi has just confirmed that it has picked up a new reality TV show: RelicQuest.

Here is the Scifi Press Release on RelicQuest:

RelicQuest is an action and adventure series that travels the globe in
search of some of history’s greatest relics and artifacts. British
filmmaker Bruce Burgess guides the viewer in a first-hand exploration
down mysterious roads to uncover objects fabled to hold hidden powers
and mystical significance for both ancient and modern cultures.
Utilizing worldwide contacts and exclusive access to restricted sites,
RelicQuest promises to be the action-packed thrill ride through the
world’s most interesting sites, as you have never seen them.
“‘RelicQuest’ fits perfectly with the kind of investigative reality
programming viewers enjoy on SCI FI proven by the success of our
original series ‘Destination Truth’,” said Dave Howe. “It explores the
mysticism and mythology of legendary artifacts rooted in real history
and set in fascinating locales.”
“I’ve always had a passion for tackling tough subjects and investigating
mysteries, and I have spent my career traveling the globe tracking down
new evidence. RelicQuest will be a professor-free zone. Instead we’ll be
talking to the locals, the people on the ground at these ancient
sites-the smugglers, the traders, the tomb raiders, and the antiquities
dealers,” says Bruce Burgess.
Traveling to Cairo, Egypt, Burgess attempts to solve the riddle of who
Moses really was and to unravel the true story of what happened on Mount
Sinai. Burgess will also go to the ruins of Montsegur Castle, to
investigate the Holy Grail of the Cathars, a small cup that was said to
have enormous healing and spiritual powers. Other journeys will take
viewers to Amman, Jordan on the trail of the Armageddon Priscillian
Codex, a sought-after document said to be a prophecy for the alleged
“end times.”
RelicQuest is produced by Bluebook Films for SCI FI. It is executive
produced by Bruce Burgess and Rene Barnett. Esther Reyes serves as
co-executive producer.
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It is basically going to be a real life Indiana Jones-like adventure. RelicQuest will premiere in 2009. As of now, it is just started production. Stay Tuned for more details.