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The Lost Scripts, Part III: Indiana Jones and the City of the Gods

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favorite whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist. We’ve discussed Indiana Jones and the Monkey King and Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars. Our [...]

The Lost Scripts, Part II: Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars

While it’s not unusual for a film to have unused screenplays hiding in a filing cabinet somewhere, the lost scripts of Indiana Jones are a fascinating look at what might have been for everyone’s favorite whip-wielding, fedora-wearing archaeologist. Today let’s discuss Indiana Jones and the Saucermen from Mars. The Story Behind the Story After the success of [...]

Star Wars Saga Viewing Order

When the first Star Wars film came out in 1977, George Lucas said there were nine chapters in all -and hinted there would be nine films. As the other movies arrived, it became apparent that he was making them up as he went along. After Revenge of the Sith, Lucas said there would be no [...]

Would You Want George Lucas to Keep Making Star Wars Movies?

It’s not such a simple question, considering the history of the movie franchise. Are bad Star Wars movies better than no Star Wars movies? All of these questions are very much tied together. We all want MORE Star Wars movies, I think that’s not really up for debate for fans. But we want them to be [...]

Woman Steals Back Her Stolen Bike

When Kathryn Lucas of Colorado found her stolen bike for sale on Craigslist, she took action. She arranged to purchase the bike from the thieves, verified it was indeed hers, and then “test rode” it all the way to her car, where she loaded it up and brought it home. Once she got home, she called [...]

30 Gifts to 30 Strangers

(vimeo link) Brazilian Lucas Jatobá gave us the video Goodbye Barcelona! earlier this year. Since then, he’s been in Sydney, Australia. On his 30th birthday, he gave 30 gifts to random stangers and made of video of the experience. The music is “To Build a Home” by Cinematic Orchestra. At Jatobá’s site, you’ll find a list [...]

BeetleCam

(YouTube link) Wildlife photographers (and brothers) Will & Matt Burrard-Lucas created the BeetlCam. It’s a remote-control 4-wheel-drive miniature vehicle (toy) with a remote-control camera mounted on top, designed to take pictures of dangerous wild animals. Here we see the gadget in action in Tanzania. It appears to work very well! -via Laughing Squid

George Lucas Makes More Changes To The Star Wars Films

Fans are excited that the complete Star Wars saga is coming out on Blu-ray. However there are some concerns as Lucas has indicated he will include “surprises.” Some of these may be technical upgrades of audio and visual elements, but some will be disappointed that the original theatrical versions will not be included as well. The [...]

Happy Obscura Day Eve!

On Saturday, the fine folks from Atlas Obscura are presenting Obscura Day, a celebration of the curious and underexplored corners of cities around the world. So many cool things are on the schedule. Peruse rare medical photography at Cleveland’s Dittrick Medical Museum. Trek out to Tesla’s Wardenclyffe Laboratory in New York. Take a tour of the [...]

The Quick 9: Non-Blonde Ambition

Tons of singers and actresses go blonde – everyone knows that. But who knew it was almost as common to leave blonde behind for another hue? Here are nine people who did just that. 1. Elvis. The King started life with light blonde hair and progressed naturally into darker hair as he got older like a [...]