Quick, what's the first scene you think of when we say Raiders of the Lost Ark? Unless you said "giant boulder" or "melting faces," you're probably thinking of Indiana Jones gunning down a swordsman in the middle of an Egyptian market. It's an iconic Indy moment, but it was almost something much more elaborate.
We know, you've seen Raiders of the Lost Ark a hundred times. So have we. But have you ever noticed an appearance by two characters from co-writer George Lucas' other iconic franchise? That's right. You might not have known it, but Raiders features droids.
Ever since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull disappointed fanboys the world over in 2008, rumors have swirled that a fifth installment was coming to right the ship. Despite rumblings the past four years, some new comments from Indie's longtime producer imply the iconic whip may be retired for good.
It's hard to believe, but acting legend Harrison Ford turns 70 today. So in honor of the sci-fi icon's big 7-0, we've put together seven of his most classic sci-fi moments from his storied career.
Think your relatives take the cake? Well, how about a loved one who casts you in your own Indy adventure crawling with jungle spiders for your birthday?
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You might wanna put your headphones on: It's not that the phrase "son of a bitch" is particularly Not Safe For Work—well, not these days—it's that listening to a two-minute barrage of sci-fi and fantasy characters belting it out could turn some heads.
He's been played by Sean Connery, he's been the star of movies since 1919—and novels dating back to 1885—and was a formative influence on George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's archaeologist Indiana Jones. And now he's getting a chance to shine on television, for the first time.
In a very real sense, composer John Williams - 80 years old, today - is responsible for the sound of modern genre entertainment, given that he wrote the music for so many films that have been enshrined as sci-fi and fantasy classics: Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc. Here are 10 of his best...and one non-genre score we couldn't do without.
We've been hearing a lot of chatter about a fifth Indiana Jones flick lately, and every time we do it seems to tell us that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren't exactly in sync. Just last week Spielberg said they "already have a concept in mind" for another adventure, but according to Lucas, that's not really the case.