"Survivor: Caramoan" premieres Wednesday night and it is full of familiar faces, with 10 returning players making up the "favorites" tribe as they compete against 10 brand new "fans." Speaking of familiar, Gordon Holmes has become a very familiar face...er, voice...around these parts, having now joined me prior to each of the last four seasons to give me his pre-season take on all things "Survivor." I recently spoke to Gordon once again recently, about this new season as well as a slew of other topics.
Gordon writes for XfinityTV.com and is one of the top Survivor writers out there, and is also the co-founder of the "Survivor Hall of Fame." His weekly Survivor coverage, recaps, and interviews can be found on XfinityTV.com, as can his popular weekly Survivor "Power Rankings," a must-do activity for any fan of the show. You can follow him on Twitter, @gordonholmes.
Gordon in fact, had a very large hand in getting me included on the Executive Voting Committee for the "Survivor Hall of Fame," inducting Ethan Zohn, Rob Cesternino and Amanda Kimmel this past time around. The Executive Voting Committee is made up of top "Survivor" people, from Jeff Probst to show producers to former inductees such as Russell Hantz or Boston Rob Mariano. I join the likes of Gordon Holmes and EW's Dalton Ross, amongst only a handful of other press members with voting privileges.
Click the podcast link below for my full conversation with Gordon. Here his unique take on the returning players as well as the brand new fans. Also, here who else he thinks should be asked to play again in future additions and why Brian Heidik - the villainous winner of Survivor: Thailand - doesn't deserve an immediate place in the Survivor Hall of Fame.
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