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This year is the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, one of the best-known and best-selling media franchises in history, which is certainly a significant milestone.
The Indiana Jones movies are the result of a collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, their tribute to the adventure serials of the 1930’s and 1940’s, hence the dates in which the movies are set, and are also absolute proof that those two filmmakers should have collaborated more often; can you imagine what other masterpieces they could have created if they had worked together on other projects?
The movies in the original Indiana Jones trilogy are some of my favorite movies, and I can watch them repeatedly and not grow tired of them; no movie is perfect, but Lucas and Spielberg absolutely made the best choices that they could when they cast the roles in those movies and wrote the scripts. The characters feel authentic, and the audience can truly become involved in the action and story of the films; my only true dislike is that Willie Scott, the female lead of Temple of Doom, was nowhere near as good as were Marion Ravenwood and Elsa Schneider, the female leads of the other two films. As a fun fact of trivia, the giant German solider in Raiders of the Lost Ark and the giant Thuggee guard in Temple of Doom (both of whom suffer gruesome deaths) were both played by Pat Roach, who also had a role in The Last Crusade, but that role was sadly cut from the final film to help keep the film’s running time from being too long.
As a side note, has anyone here ever seen Secret of the Incas? That film was released in 1954, starring Charlton Heston, and heavily inspired Raiders of the Lost Ark, due to numerous similarities between the two films. I have not yet seen that film, but I plan to do so, at some point.
I have scarcely mentioned Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in this post because I feel that that movie was a mistake, a cash grab by the studio; Last Crusade ended with the characters riding off into the sunset, which was a perfect way to conclude the story, so any attempt to follow it only ruined the ending of the trilogy and could never match its legacy.
The Indiana Jones franchise has actually been expanded beyond the films; while not as massive as is the Star Wars expanded universe, there have been numerous other installments the detail Indy’s further adventures, including video games, comics, and a television series. I have scarcely delved into the other media, but I am glad that the franchise is sufficiently popular for its creators to expand it beyond the movies.
What does everyone else say about this? What are your opinions about this year being the 40th anniversary of Indiana Jones?
June 15, 2021 8:16 p.m.
With the upcoming release of Modern Horizons 2, I have added Dakkon Blackblade, Gheyadrone Dihada, and Grist to this list.
June 15, 2021 8:09 p.m.
Here is another article for the new legendary creatures in Modern Horizons 2; hopefully, I shall be able to add all of them to this list over this weekend.
June 15, 2021 8:06 p.m.
hejtmane, I am seeking to have a low mana curve for the deck, since many of my earlier decks had high mana curves, and, thus, I would have difficulty casting some of the more expensive spells in those decks.
Hardhitta7, when I was new to EDH format, I was fond of expensive and powerful spells, but I now prefer numerous less expensive spells over a small number of more expensive spells.
June 13, 2021 4:10 p.m.
Ouroboros_47, thank you for that explanation.
June 13, 2021 12:07 p.m.
June 13, 2021 8:14 a.m.
Lanzo493, I shall need to decide which card to use based upon how much mana acceleration my deck shall have, and I thank you for recommending Veyran, as she shall be awesome in that deck.
June 13, 2021 7:41 a.m.
I am planning to build a red/white/blue deck with Elsha of the Infinite as the general, which shall have a strong focus on instants and sorceries, so I naturally will wish for a way to copy such spells, and I need to decide between Double Vision , Swarm Intelligence , or Thousand-Year Storm as an enchantment that shall perform that function, so which card between those three does everyone recommend?
Double Vision has the lowest mana cost, but the other two trigger multiple times, so they are appealing in that regard, but they would also trigger if I cast a counterspell, which could work against me.
What does everyone else say about this? Which of those three cards would work best in an Elsha deck?
June 12, 2021 10:38 p.m.
Mark Rosewater rated artifact lands as a 10 on the storm scale, meaning that they are highly unlikely to return in a standard-legal set, but the printing of new artifact lands in this set is a clear demonstration of how the storm scale applies only to standard, not other formats.
Therefore, given that Phyrexian mana is unlikely to return in a standard-legal set, how likely is it that WotC may print new cards with Phyrexian mana in a set that is not legal in standard? I really would like to see new cards with Phyrexian mana.
June 12, 2021 10:10 a.m.
King Dedede is one of the most frequently recurring antagonists in the Kirby series, to the point that it would actually be easier to list the Kirby games in which he does not appear than the Kirby games in which he does appear. However, unlike fellow Nintendo villains Bowser and Ganon, he is rarely portrayed as a serious threat to the heroes of his games, instead being shown as a lazy and incompetent buffoon (although that could be simply because the Kirby games are among the most lighthearted and least serious of Nintendo’s various franchises).
However, despite that, he has an amazing theme song that sounds dark and epic, far more appropriate for a mighty warrior than an overweight blue penguin, so I find myself wondering how someone such as him came to have such an epic theme song.
What does everyone else say about this? Does it not seem weird that a silly character such as King Dedede has such an amazing theme song?
June 12, 2021 9:59 a.m.
WotC has provided the stories for the legendary creatures in this set, so I shall add them to this list, soon.
June 10, 2021 10:26 p.m.
I believe that this set has many impressive cards, but I still wish that WotC had reprinted cards that were already legal in modern and expensive in price, such as Exquisite Blood , Bloodchief Ascension , or Vedalken Orrery .
June 7, 2021 6:43 p.m.
I have replaced Conjurer's Closet with Sword of Hearth and Home , which lowered the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.63 to 3.60, and, while the sword is riskier than is the closest, I feel that its advantages, compared to the other card, outweigh its risks.
June 4, 2021 11:39 p.m.
June 4, 2021 11:21 p.m.
June 4, 2021 6:20 p.m.
Grubbernaut, I can understand that, since, as much as I would like to see a reboot of Gargoyles, I worry that such a remake simply would not be the same as the original (the reboot of Reboot was an insult to the original, in my opinion), but some reboots have been great, such as the reboots of He-Man and Thundercats in the early-to-mid-2000's, so a reboot of Captain Planet could work, if it was well-written and well-executed.
June 3, 2021 9:11 p.m.
RNR_Gaming, that is a good thing, because overpowered cards are bad for any format, and WotC recently has been too lax with printing such cards, thinking that they can simply ban such cards, when such cards should never have existed, at all.
June 3, 2021 8:59 p.m.
Many classic animated series from the 1980’s and 1990’s have been rebooted in recent years, so I think that the time is now appropriate for a reboot of Captain Planet, especially since it is now more critical than ever that people make an effort to conserve the environment.
I enjoyed Captain Planet during my childhood, even if I now realize as an adult that some parts of it were very corny and campy (as was very often the case for animated series during that time), but its messages of environmentalism are still as relevant, today, as they were, originally, although I do hope that a potential reboot of the series would not be quite as heavy-handed in the delivery of such messages as was the original series.
What does everyone else say about this? Will there ever be a reboot of Captain Planet?
June 1, 2021 8:22 p.m.
I severely dislike Bribery , so I also dislike inevitable betrayal, although I will admit that it does have an awesome name.
June 1, 2021 8:15 p.m.
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