Beginning August 23, fans of the ‘70s can tune into Better Late Than Never to see Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman and Terry Bradshaw traipse about Asia in a brand new reality series. They are accompanied by Jeff Dye, one part tour guide and one part awestruck fanboy.

Jeff Dye and William Shatner on their favorite Asian cities

At a recent press event for the show, Winkler, Shatner and Dye discussed the show that follows the five men through Asia for one month as they explore Tokyo, Kyoto, Seoul, Hong Kong, Phuket and Chiang Mai.

Jeff Dye talked about his favorite city, “When I travel, I want it to be different than anything I know... Tokyo is beautiful, but it feels like something I know. And Kyoto felt like nothing I've ever known before… It was rich with tradition.”

Shatner also shared the details of his favorite locale on the journey, a hotel in Phuket in Thailand, which was a replica of an ancient castle. “Every detail [was] the same, including, strangely enough, the approach to the castle, to the hotel, which was in the form of a castle, were all rough, rough rocks...

When I asked why would they leave these rough rocks, they said, ‘That's the way the actual castle is. In order to warn the inhabitants of the castle the enemy was coming, they had these rough rocks.’”

Henry Winkler’s described one of the days that he remembers most fondly from their visit. “I was deeply touched by the children. We went to a village in Thailand where it is the tribe that wears the brass rings… The Long Neck… Being with these children, no language, you could just have this wonderful circle together of communication, non‑verbal.”

Henry Winkler and Jeff Dye recall a memorable experience in a temple

On one episode the men visited a holy temple, which only allows cameras on rare occasions.

Jeff Dye spoke about the monk who was their guide. “He was so kind… He was just so respectful of all of us and said, ‘This is nice. I want you to see what we do...' He understood when we were trying to be silly, that it wasn't a disrespect to what he's doing. And we made it very clear that it was just humor.”

Henry Winkler had a slightly different recollection about the monk, who in his eyes was more of a disciplinarian.

“You sat with your hands together and your thumbs touching… But if you moved, if you laughed, he would walk up and down, barefoot, and then he would come, he would bow, you bowed, and then he had, not a ruler, but a mile‑long double stick that he asked you to bow and stay there, and he would pound your back, like you were Kobe beef.” Winkler continued, “Finally I asked him if I could make a donation to the temple, would he stop hitting me." Dye interject, “He just hit you more.”

William Shatner and Jeff Dye on what they learned during 'Better Late Than Never'

While the viewers of Better Late Than Never get an insight into the five men traveling through Asia, they admitted to discovering things about themselves and each other.

For Jeff, experiencing other cultures took the comedian out of his comfort zone. He stated, “I learned being uncomfortable is how you grow. Every show I've done has just been fun, and I just get to be a silly goofball.But for this I was in a place I don't know anything about. I didn't know, obviously, the language, or any of that stuff, so that was uncomfortable.”

William Shatner discovered the depth of his co-star George Foreman who he described as “the most remarkable.” Shatner described Foreman’s personal history, “The evolution of a street kid to somebody who I think of as the essential Buddha.

He emanates the rays of wisdom and kindness and beauty and singleness of purpose and knowledge of who he is and what he does. He's a remarkable human being now evolved into it.”

To follow Winkler, Shatner, Dye, Foreman Bradshaw on this journey and hear even more incredible stories tune into Better Late Than Never on August 23 at 10 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CST on NBC.

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