Earth to Jason Hawes: you are not the be all end all of the following things:
– the paranormal
– paranormal television shows
In a recent interview, Jason Hawes gave a thinly veiled yet undeniably negative insight into his views on another Syfy show that, like Ghost Hunters, involves a team traveling to various haunted locations and investigating. And, like Ghost Hunters, airs its new episodes Wednesdays at 9 p.m. This particular show frequently uses the ghost box Jason is referring to (in case I’m not being clear enough, I’m referring to Haunted Collector, which just completed its second season). Methinks someone feels threatened…
But there’s also a lot of equipment out there that becomes rather laughable that I’ve seen that I guess other people have brought into this field where, you know, these boxes that are generating voices, well the voices are words that are actually put in or programmed into these devices. So, you know, there’s a lot of things out there that I think are holding the field back and there’s a lot of technology out there dealing with infrasound and stuff like that that we’re really trying to bring to the forefront. So I think you’ll be able to see a lot of newer stuff coming out from us and to other areas.
Conveniently, he presented a partial solution to all those “things out there” that are “holding the field back” – he is in the process of developing a smartphone app that will “be able to take any Android and iPhones and iPads and all that stuff and be able to work off of meters that are built into them.”
“And all that stuff” indeed, Mr. Hawes. All that stuff indeed. Those fuzzy details aside, I think it’s kind of hilarious to criticize one piece of equipment while promoting another that you yourself are developing.
At any rate, Syfy ought to get its shows in line stat and attempt some semblance of a united front. That is, of course, assuming Syfy isn’t loving the drama it’s creating between cast members and fans.
I dare say one of the biggest things holding this field back – out of many, many things – is Jason Hawes himself.
(Sidenote: This article gets an honorable mention here for mixing Frank Zappa and John Zaffis and creating Frank Zaffis).