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 - September 2012
Happy Birthday Martin Ferrero!
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 5:09 (Eastern) Author:Camarasaur8
Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 17:02 (Eastern) Author:Ammonites
In a recent episode of Travel Channel's Toy Hunter, a visit was made to Cincinati where a box of Jurassic Park prototype toys were discovered. Inside were several prototypes from the Chaos Effect toy line from 1998, as well as both a painted and unpainted version of an unreleased Triceratops figure from "The Lost World" line. The box was sold to a private collector.
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 11:47 (Eastern) Author:Camarasaur8
Movie director extraordinaire James Cameron (behind such hits as Aliens, Titanic and Avatar) recently revealed to HuffingtonPost at the newly-opened Titanic Museum in Belfast that he, alongside the likes of Tim Burton and Richard Donner, was a part of the bidding war to acquire the film adaptation rights to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. According to him, Steven Spielberg beat him to the punch "by a few hours". He also added:
"But when I saw the film, I realised that I was not the right person to make the film, he was. Because he made a dinosaur movie for kids, and mine would have been Aliens with dinosaurs, and that wouldn't have been fair."
"Dinosaurs are for 8-year-olds. We can all enjoy it, too, but kids get dinosaurs and they should not have been excluded for that. His sensibility was right for that film, I'd have gone further, nastier, much nastier."
This intriguing piece of news can't help but make the mind wonder what the Jurassic Park we all know and love would have been like if James Cameron took the director's chair instead of Steven Spielberg and made a far darker film. Special thanks to Sandhu for posting information on the board!
Date: Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 17:10 (Eastern) Author:Tyrannosaur
Tyler Keillor is looking for help! Over at Jersey Boys Hunt Dinosaurs, Gary is helping bring awareness with Tyler once again for Jersey favorite, Dryptosaurus! Help us bring this dinosaur back to life! Find out more!
"My Kickstarter plan is to create the most realistic, accurate, and up to date life-reconstruction of the predatory dinosaur Dryptosaurus. Surpassing the traditionally sculpted life-sized dinosaur busts I've become known for, this will be a full body digital sculpture. I will use the latest paleontological information as the foundation for my creation, and have my work reviewed for accuracy by paleontologist Steve Brusatte, lead author of the most current in-depth study of Dryptosaurus. My references will also include discussions with paleontologist and theropod expert Dr. Thomas Carr."
Exciting huh? Proceed here to the Kickstarter Project. Gary is helping Tyler out immensely with forwarding Dryptosaurus.com to Tyler's Kickstarter project! Be sure to help it out.
Date: Sunday, September 2, 2012 - 11:55 (Eastern) Author:Tyrannosaur
Created in a collaborative fan effort between forum members: JP_Employee, IanC, and StlRams53 with the cover for the CD by godzilla98rules, this CD proves to both be both relaxing and awe-inspiring to those who listen to it. You can find it available here in our downloads section.