Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
The Indiana Jones series began in 1981 with Raiders of the Lost Ark and spawned three sequels, all directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford as the titular archaeologist and adventurer. Written as a modern version of the adventure serials of the 1930s and 1940s, the films find the intrepid Dr. Jones traveling across the globe, seeking out and recovering powerful relics before Thuggee cultists or crazy Nazis (or Soviets) can use them for their own nefarious purposes. He also runs into a lot of snakes! (Why did it have to be snakes?) Another one will be made eventually, once Spielberg is done with his movie about a horse or whatever.
So you guys know the deal, you've seen these movies a hundred times and you can quote 'em all day long. These movies were my favorites growing up and they're the reason I decided to study archaeology, and a lot of people in the department here got into it for the same reason (though the real thing can be quite a sober awakening if you don't know what you're really going in for).
So talk about how kickass these movies are! I just re-watched Temple of Doom for the first time in a while and it's cooler than a lot of people give it credit for. And on that note, Kingdom of the Crystal Skull does not deserve anywhere near the shit it gets, though it is certainly a flawed movie.