Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
Internet fandom itself is a widely held presence on numerous Internet communities and message boards from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Stargate to various other science-fiction related series. The fact is, so little know about the Jurassic Park online fandom. … Continue reading →
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News Archive - November 2008
A Happy Thanksgiving to All
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 20:10 PM (Eastern Time)
Though this comes late, we at JPLegacy would like to wish everyone a Happy Turkey Day.
In today's world it seems that some holidays, namely Thanksgiving and Halloween to an extent, are phased out in favor of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, and any other holidays you may celebrate during the Winter Season.
So I ask everyone to remember the other holidays, Thanksgiving in particular. It has an important aspect; to give thanks (to your religion, family, government, or the world in general) for the good things in your life. By no means should it be thrown aside lightly, simply so people can get into the "Christmas Spirit," or what have you, earlier.
So enjoy your Thanksgiving. Thank your family and friends for just being there. Sit down at the dinner table, say grace if you prefer, and dig into that turkey (and please, don't substitute the turkey for a raptor; they are quite tough to chew) with your loved ones.
JPLegacy Turns Five!
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 21:39 PM (Eastern Time)
We have the most exciting news for all you JPL members!
OK, now to not sound like an over-enthusiastic babysitter..
The Comic Database is now LIVE. That's right, JPL has FINALLY completed its mission to categorize and document every Jurassic Park medium. From the films, to the novels, to the novelettes, to the comics, and even the toys and games, we now have information on EVERYTHING Jurassic Park; at least until new media comes out.
So please, we invite everyone to peruse the Comic Database. It's section IV in the encyclopedia area (to the right). As always, intelligent feedback is appreciated. And thanks to everyone who helped make this update successful.
With the launch of the Comic Database we are also celebrating the site's 5th Anniversary this year. We delayed the celebration with the expressed reason to announce it with our comic database. It is official, JPLegacy is now 100% complete. What's next? Stick around and you'll find out!
Michael Crichton dies aged 66
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 15:03 PM (Eastern Time)
It is with a heavy heart I must inform you of the passing of Jurassic Park author, Michael Crichton, who has lost his battle against cancer aged 66.
His family issued a statement today paying tribute to him as a "devoted husband, loving father and generous friend".
"Through his books, Michael Crichton served as an inspiration to students of all ages, challenged scientists in many fields, and illuminated the mysteries of the world in a way we could all understand."
It is a sad blow for the Jurassic Park community--and indeed science-fiction as a whole, and he will be greatly missed by his millions of fans around the world.
It is expected that his family will have a private ceremony.
Please spare a few moments for his friends and family at this difficult time.
The makers of RiffTrax wanted JPL members to know that the first Jurassic Park movie was riffed.
In case you don't know what RiffTrax is;
"RiffTrax is the internet continuation of the cult-hit TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000. At the end of the show's television run, star Mike Nelson and his comedic cohorts (Satellite of Love partners Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot) reunited to “riff” (comedic commentary made during a film) the latest and greatest Hollywood blockbusters, including Jurassic Park. This is accomplished through the release of MP3 tracks (the RiffTrax) that synchronize with the playback of a given film to reproduce the MST3K experience. We’ve also developed a free software player that makes synchronization effortless. True to MST3K form, these riffs add hilarity and replayability to any film."
Jurassic Park is now available for $3.99 and features the voice talents of Weird Al Yankovic. You can go here to purchase the riff or watch a short preview.