Internet TV Show to Focus on the Most Fascinating and Bizarre Web Site Creators
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)-- Revision3, the TV network for the Internet generation, today announced the debut of Web Drifter, a comedy program that introduces viewers to the creators of some of the most outrageous and bizarre sites on the Web. Each week host Martin Sargent will travel the country visiting the homes, offices, laboratories, and dungeons where twisted Internet inventors spawn their ideas. Viewers will get a one-of-a-kind glimpse behind the scenes of these unusual sites and personalities.
"I took my crippling addiction to the Internet and channeled it into finding America's most intriguing personalities -- people so deeply under the radar that only the Web could incubate them," said Sargent. "Although they are far out of step with mainstream society, so were Henry David Thoreau and John Lennon. I do not consider my Internet friends to be barking mad nut jobs. They are my teachers, my heroes. But just as Steve Irwin knew how to handle a crocodile, I know how to handle them. Do not try this on your own."
Some of the personalities featured on Web Drifter will include UFO cult leaders, a time traveling dentist, a San Francisco chef who claims he's invented rings that will give you eternal life, the elderly, swamp-dwelling creator of leather, vinyl and rubber outfits for sexual role play, and the headmaster of an online wizard academy who also raises unicorns.
In the first episode of Web Drifter, Sargent will travel to Old Town Sacramento, California to interview a man named Pastor Jack who preaches the Gospel of Tom Jones. Pastor Jack is an exorcist who looks like your next door neighbor, yet believes he can extract demons and devils from anyone through the hip-gyrating music of Mr. Jones. Viewers will accompany Sargent and Pastor Jack as they walk around Old Town, healing lost souls to the music of "It's Not Unusual." From coffee addicts and smokers to people who just want to exercise more, Sargent and Pastor Jack use their healing hands and Jones' vocal powers to cure the possessed. Future episodes of Web Drifter will include the hunt for Bigfoot, a visit with a man who believes he's Peter Pan, and an interview with a make-believe doctor who's opened a "hospital" for people who enjoy sexual experimentation with medical tools.
"This is a show for anyone who is fascinated by unusual sub-cultures and wants to meet the off-beat geniuses that have embraced the web, without having to actually visit them in person," said Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. "At Revision3 it's what we do best -- give people the niche shows they'll never be able to find on traditional TV or cable. Martin and Web Drifter are a perfect example of how the Revision3 TV network captures a truly unique point of view."
Martin Sargent has been surfing the web looking for the strangest sites the Internet has to offer since the beginning of the Clinton administration. As one of the pioneers of the Internet TV generation he's hosted several shows including Infected, The Screen Savers, and Unscrewed with Martin Sargent.
New episodes of Web Drifter will become available every Tuesday at 4 p.m. pacific time at Revision3.com.
Here is a preview of the show:
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is a TV network for the web, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.
With more than 35 million downloads, Revision3's shows can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range platforms, including Apple iTunes, Bittorrent, DivX, YouTube, and PyroTV. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple Nano, on a computer or a TV.
The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager, because they couldn't find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback.
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