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 2009
Operation Genesis Mods
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 23:20 PM (Eastern Time)
While the news about JPIV being old may have been disappointing, there is some very good news, and exciting releases from the forum community here if you're a gamer.
Firstly, the Novel Canon Mod (NCM) has begun work. Under the leadership of DinoDude65. Inspired by the JPL Film Canon mod, the goal of the NCM is to re-skin and revamp Operation Genesis to make the animals, characters, and some missions more like their book counterparts. A beta of the NCM has been released, and can be found in their forums, here. Come by, download the NCM and tell the team what you think of their work!
Finally, user Daspletosaurus 5000 has released the Trespasser Mod for Operation Genesis. This mod replaces terrain, sounds, music, and skins for the dinosaurs that were in Trespasser, providing Operation Genesis users with a retro flashback to the Trespasser days. Like the NCM, it can be found on the boards.
I was contacted by Sky (TV) to help promote their Christmas movie voting, where you can vote for what movies you would like to see this Christmas!
HELP GET JURASSIC PARK ON THE SKY MOVIES CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE!!
Sky Movies are offering the ultimate Christmas television gift as customers in the UK will be invited to vote on which movies they’d like to see on Christmas and Boxing Day to help create the best ever Christmas Day schedule. Sky Movies will offer a selection of lucky customers, who have voted, the chance to dedicate a special Christmas Day message before each film is broadcast.
To vote on which films appear in the schedule, from classics like The Great Escape and The Sound of Music to more contemporary films such as The Dark Knight and Sex & The City, customers need to visit Sky Vote and pick their favourite movie. The voting will run until 26th November.
The top twenty films selected in the vote will be played out on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. All those who have voted for the top twenty films will be put into a prize draw and twenty winners will be selected at random to win a prize package of 32” Samsung HD Ready TV, Sky+HD free for a year and to see their dedication on screen before the film plays out.
Want to see your favourite movie on TV this Christmas? VOTE!
Joe Johnston News is Old
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 13:32 PM (Eastern Time)
Ain't It Cool News got a chance to talk to The Wolfman director Joe Johnston and the interview briefly turned to the possibility of a Jurassic Park 4. Johnston directed the third film in the franchise, which was released in 2001.
"There is a great story for the fourth one that I would be interested in getting involved with and it's nothing like the first three," Johnston told the site, "It sort of takes the franchise off in a completely different direction, which is the only way I would want to get involved."
He added that it likely won't be another storyline about a group of people struggling to survive a dinosaur attack. "We've done that and it's been done three times..."
The site commented that they should stay away from an island setting this time. "Why would anybody go back to that island?" Johnston said. "It was hard enough to figure out the second and third reason for them to go, but it would take it off in a whole other trilogy basically, but when it gets to that level it's sort of about studios and Steven [Spielberg's] thing and who knows. I think we are at that point where we are due for another one if we are going to do it."
Universal Pictures has not targeted a release date for a fourth film.