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You may know of  the multi-talented Dominic Monaghan as the lovable Hobbit, Meriadoc Brandybuck in the mega hit  The Lord of The Rings trilogy.

His list of movie and TV credits do not start or end there.

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Monaghan created, produces and hosts the Primetime Emmy Award nominate “Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan”.

During an earlier episode Monaghan and his crew found a previously unnamed spices of spiders.

Dominic Monaghan's spider name. Ctenus monaghani. (Photo: Peter Jäger/Senckenberg)

Dominic Monaghan’s spider name. Ctenus monaghani. (Photo: Peter Jäger/Senckenberg)

 

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan is an exhilarating travel-adventure series that follows the actor and wildlife enthusiast as he treks through the remote corners of the globe in search of some of the most exotic, bizarre and dangerous animals in the world. From the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel did an excellent job of promoting the new season. Monaghan worked non-stop promoting Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan Season 3 Ep 1 Majestic Mozambique. (The episode is listed on IMDB.com as Mozambique: Whale Shark .)

The questions that came up the most were not about lions, tigers, bears or the thing that sticks his hind legs in the air but his fingernail polish. “Why does he wear fingernail polish?”” Why does he wear it on one hand? “”Why do the nails have different colors?”” Does he paint them?” He was endlessly patient and polite. Personally, I like fingernail polish on a man. It would be hilarious if said something like, “I wave the hand with multi-colored nails in front of the snake to hypnotize it and grab the snake with the other hand.”  To paraphrase his answers, he wears the nail polish because he wants to, he likes the colors and someone does the nails for him.

The very best question came from with  zappit.com . He asked if there were moments during production that were too dangerous to air? Answer: I’m kind of the animal guy, for the most part. That’s not to say that we have not been in situations that have been dangerous but I think it’s very important to differentiate between fear and danger. Fear is something that makes your brain go into panic mode and you’ll make the wrong decisions. You’ll feel insecure, you’ll feel clunky, and clumsy.

If you haven’t seen Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan think Steve Irwin without the animals biting him.

Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan Majestic Mozambique

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Dominic Monaghan is hot on the trail of the largest fish on the planet – the 42-ton whale shark! Along the way, he enters a local boat race and partakes in an annual fishing celebration.Travel Channel

Dear Frank,
I hope you didn’t faint during play back.

The show is a perfect fit for the Travel Channel. Monaghan effortlessly moves through each clip giving the viewer a feeling of talking with a (amazing) friend. He seems to have an endless knowledge of the animals in each clip.

The show is more than just animals. Monaghan teaches us about the people who live in the area where he is filming. Mozambique, a previous war-torn area, has 1600 miles of beautiful beaches. This is where he hopes to find the shy ginormous fish, “a big needle in an even bigger haystack.”

Deep inside the animal reserve, he show us the heartbreaking effects of poaching. An ancient tree marked by elephants in the past stands as a reminder of the elephants that once lived there.

He saves a very frightened, injured snake from a chicken coop (?) in a village they pass through. Rather than kill the snake he tends it’s wound and relocates it. He enlisted the help of local school children to find animals they knew were near by. When he was cleaning the snakes wounds their faces spoke volumes, but it would be interesting to know what they said about him when he left.

This is a good family show. Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, by land and sea introduces, you to rare and endangered animals without being preachy.

Did he find the giant shark he was looking for? You will have to watch the episode on Travel Channel to find out.

 

 

Dominic Monaghan Shown here with a bug co-star from his series Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan season one.

Dominic Monaghan Shown here with a bug co-star from his series Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan season one.

“Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” season 2 will be returning with backing from BBC Worldwide, BBC America and Rogers Media in Canada. BBC America who brought us “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” will be working with the BBC Worldwide’s global channels

Backing for this popular travel/animal show is very complicated. Canada’s Cream Productions and UK indie Wildfire Television is co-producing the show with BBC America, BBC Worldwide Global Channels and Rogers Media.

Season 2 returns shooting now for 2014 and promises to see the domolicious one finding more unusual creatures for us.

Tracy Forsyth, VP commissioning, Content, BBC Worldwide said that:  “Wild Things has everything that we look for in a global show which is why co-producing series two with BBC America is hugely exciting for us. With the internationally recognized British talent Dominic Monaghan bringing his genuine passion for wildlife to the screen, this show will appeal to audiences everywhere”.

Perry Simon, general manager, BBC America added:  “Not only is Dominic a wildlife enthusiast, he’s a fearless adventurer, fantastic communicator and an incredibly engaging host.”

Read more about the people on the show that aren’t Dominic Monaghan go here.

 

Win Monaghan's Wild Things Season 1

Win Dominic Monaghan’s Wild Things Season 1

We are going to give a lucky fan a free copy of “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” Season 1 and a digital copy of Digital Scars by radiosepia. If you already have a copy of Season 1 but would like to join in the fun we will give you an Amazon gift card* that you can use to purchase any domolicious thing you like.

It took a while but I finally came up with a contest.
It is called The Shameless Self Promotion Contest.

How to win  “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” Season 1

  1. You can enter as many times as you like.
  2. Enter everyday.
  3. Don’t do anything illegal.

How it works. Each time you enter, your name will be given a number. At the end of the contest a computer program will pick a number. The name corresponding to the number will win.

  1. Billy Bob Bupkus
  2. Rosalita
  3. Domsfavoritefan
  4. Pixadillydaisy
  5. Atellite

Like that.

radiosepia

CFM has signed a limited representation contract with the band radiosepia.  We want you to help us introduce radiosepia (Dominic Monaghan’s most favorite band right beside Beecake) to the world and demonstrate that I (Losillë) have incredibly awesome good taste in music.

1. Watch any radiosepia video on YouTube and leave a nice comment. Each time you comment, your YouTube username will get entered 5 times. Tweet
The name of the video your YouTube user name to me http://cfmmusicscene.com

2. Follow radiosepia on Twitter for 5 entries. https://twitter.com/radiosepia Then copy and tweet
I followed radiosepia.  http://cfmmusicscene.com

3. Copy and tweet this everyday for one entry.
I follow radiosepia https://twitter.com/radiosepia and Dominic Monaghan https://twitter.com/DomsWildThings @losillelamb http://cfmmusicscene.com

4. Copy and tweet this everyday for one entry.
Win “Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan” Season One | CFM! Entertainment News http://cfmmusicscene.com/2013/06/dominic-monaghan-wild-things-season-one-give-away/ #dominicmonaghan

5. Copy and tweet this everyday for one entry.
CFM Entertainment News http://cfmmusicscene.com @losillelamb

6. Copy and tweet this everyday for one entry.
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7. Ringers 5 points for copying and tweeting
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8. For 15 entries everyday post the link to this article`anywhere on the web. You can click on the Share button over to the left of this post for auto post.
Right click on the time you posted the link. Copy that link location and tweet that link to me.
For instance. I posted a link to Tumbler.
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or this
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9. For 15 entries everyday post this link “http://cfmmusicscene.com/2013/05/music-review-radiosepia-lower-case-r-and-a-glockenspiel-pure-awesomeness/” anywhere on the web.

Right click on the time you posted the link. Copy that link location and tweet that link to me. For instance. I posted a link to Tumbler.
radiosepia on CFM Entertainment http://YourTumblerProfile.tumblr.com/post/123456789/music-review-radiosepia-lower-case-r-and-a @losillelamb
or this
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10. For 25 entries Like radiosepia on Facebook and leave a nice comment. https://www.facebook.com/radiosepia

11. For 25 entries Like CFM on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pages/CFM-Music-Scene-and-Entertainment-News/175120638267 leave this comment.
Win “Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan” Season 1 http://cfmmusicscene.com/2013/06/dominic-monaghan-wild-things-season-one-give-away/ 

12. For 5 entries everyday leave a nice comment below.

Radiosepia band members are:

Matt Monaghan (Manchester, UK)– Guitar and Voice
Manu López (Canary Islands) – Bass and Voice
Marta Torres (Barcelona) – Violin
Enric Ponsa (Barcelona) – Percussion/Drums.
‘The Evil Seed’ (Buffalo, USA) – Mandolin/Xylo

Radiosepia plays melodic, atmospheric, original songs in an alternative style, with strong folk/acoustic influences. Based in, but by no means anchored to, Barcelona, Spain – the band play regular gigs, in atmospheric and eccentric venues – places that suit their style.

CFM! is not connected to BBCA. They don’t even know we exist.
Dominic Monaghan is not involved with CFM!. There has been some minor stalking by some of our friends but nothing that rises to the point of a restraining order. Of course he calls me All. The. Time. and wants to come over but I just don’t have the time with so many gorgeous men after me for my attention. I will of course let him down gently.
*Amazon is not sponsoring this contest. $15 USD Amazon gift card.