- MEET JAMES WHITMAN
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[ February 21 2013 ]
sees the introduction of Dr. James 'Jim' Whitman
as part of Endurance Week, where a new character
from Tomb Raider will be fleshed out every day.
Dr. Whitman is a lead archaeologist, author and
documentarian on board the Endurance. Supporting
artwork from Endurance Week also
Whitman studied at Harvard and is both an expert
in Archaeology and Anthropology. He also took
his PHD at Cambridge University in the UK and
taught at many schools around the world. However,
over the last few years Whitman has moved into
TV series and documentary making and became quite
a popular presenter with a successful range of
tie-in books. This has made him both a golden-boy
and a black-sheep to the archaeological community.
The former for increasing exposure and interest
in archaeology and the latter for 'selling his
soul to TV'.
Whitman has had a bit of a run of bad fortune
and only recently emerged from a messy divorce.
His TV series is also in danger of not being renewed
unless he finds some new and exciting angle; a
problem that he's not keen to share with the rest
of the crew.
privately hopes that the trip will give him material
for a new TV series and, along with Sam's footage,
the commissioning editors will come crawling to