Right up there with Eric Stoltz as Back to the Future's Marty McFly on the list of sci-fi what might have beens is Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. And after taking a look at Selleck's screen test, we have to say—it was better than we thought it would be.
Although the world wasn't exactly thrilled with 2008's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a fifth installment in the series might happen sooner rather than later.
The Hangover sequel should be a source of good drunken-themed fun, even if they didn't take our suggestion to call it The Aspirin. But any sci-fi fan knows you can get your full dose of stumbling, hilariously-inebriated characters from almost any classic science fiction movie or TV show.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is crashing into theaters, and already has its work cut out for it: the last three films in the franchise were profitable, although the third got mixed reviews compared to the first two. But if history is any indication, On Stranger Tides has more to overcome: the fourth film in a sci-fi series has a long tradition of bombing, sometimes so hard that it blows up the entire franchise.
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A lot of people criticize sci-fi shows for making small errors, like when shadows are different between two shots, and we try to give those a pass. But then there are the errors so blatant we HAVE to sit up and take notice. We have absolutely no explanation for why nobody caught these hilarious goofs in classic sci-fi films and TV programs.
Before anyone was cast as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg's rugged treasure hunter, the artist who gave Nick Fury his techno-'60s swagger was hired to craft the first images of the archeologist rogue-hero.
At least, if Harrison Ford has his way he will: The actor has told George Lucas and Steven Spielberg of his desire to kill off the adventurous Dr. Jones in the next chapter. And this wouldn't be the first time Ford has tried to off one of his own beloved characters.
Harrison Ford wasn't the only star of all those Indiana Jones movies. He also had an important costar—his iconic hat. So when it came time to dress Ford for Cowboys & Aliens, finding a new look that wouldn't stir up Indy memories in the audience turned out to be one of the top things on the filmmakers' minds.
The guys at OneMinuteGalactica—who've already reimagined Star Wars as a 1950s sex education video—just tweaked Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom to teach us a thing or two about good table manners.