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2002

First fan-made Indy short film online!
Friday, January 4, 2002 - Gilles V

We have announced back in June 2001 that the first fan-made Indiana Jones short film was coming soon, and you could already download it's trailer. Well now, you had to wait much longer than was planned but the Indiana Jones and the Hidden Treasure short film made by Fran Casanova is finally online!!

Indiana Jones and the Hidden Treasure is 15 minutes short and separated in 3 parts of each about 5 minutes. We had to do this because the short film's bites size is just too big to download in one turn. The first part is still 34.8 Mb big. This will hopefully be no problem. It's really worth the waiting!!

Visit the Hidden Treasure page for more info and to download the first part of the short film. Part 2 will come online next week and Part 3 the week there after.

One last thing that might be disturbing for some viewers. The short film is in Spanish and has English subtitles.

 

Hidden Treasure short film Part 2 online
Friday, January 11, 2002 - Gilles V

Part 2 of the first Indy short film (on the Internet) is online! Visit the Hidden Treasure page to download the second part of the short film. This part is 4:43 minutes long.

The final part of Indiana Jones and the Hidden Treasure will come online next Friday, along with the trailer of Fran Casanova's second Indiana Jones short film.

The Downloads pages are back online!
Sunday, January 13, 2002 - Gilles V

All the Indiana Jones icons, cursors, Winamp skins and wallpapers are back online in the downloads section. There are also 7 new TheRaider.net wallpapers made by Paul Shipper. They are absolutely fantastic! Go check em out.

Also online are the new banners and buttons for linking to TheRaider.net. We have made a small selection of different styles, sizes and colors and are always working on more variations. Visit the Link to Us page.

 

Final part of Hidden Treasure short film online
Friday, January 18, 2002 - Gilles V

The final part of the first Indy short film is online! Visit the Hidden Treasure page to download the final part of the short film. This part is 5:10 minutes long.

You can now download the trailer of Fran Casanova's second short film Indiana Jones: Memories from the Past here. The trailer is 1:09 minutes short (4.4 Mb). Memories from the Past is shorter than Indiana Jones and the Hidden Treasure but don't worry about the "Indy quality". I personally think that Fran Casanova's second fan film is even better!

Here's it's story: Old Indiana Jones is doing some investigations at his home and finds an ancient and precious necklace that he had got when he was younger. When Indy sees this necklace he thinks back to the time that he recovered this necklace out of the hands from some scum... here starts the adventure.

Come back next week to download the second Indiana Jones short film. Visit the Memories from the Past page for more info.

 

Exclusive interview with George Gibbs
Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - Gilles V

Special Effects Supervisor George Gibbs has received two Academy Awards for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He also took care of the special effects for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and worked with Gerry Anderson on the famous science fiction puppet series Thunderbirds.

His other films include Jim Henson's Labyrinth, Terry Gilliam's Brazil and Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, Richard Donner's The Omen and Superman, David Fincher's Alien 3, Phillip Noyce's Patriot Games and The Saint. From Hell with Johnny Depp. A Fish Called Wanda with John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Kevin Kline. Air America with Mel Gibson and other film classics like 101 Dalmatians, Flash Gordon, etc.

TheRaider.net recently got the opportunely to interview George Gibbs. You can read the result here.

 

Memories from the Past short film online!
Saturday, January 26, 2002 - Gilles V

You can now download Fran Casanova's second short film Indiana Jones: Memories from the Past here. The short film is 6:49 minutes short (28.7 Mb). Memories from the Past is shorter than Indiana Jones and the Hidden Treasure but I say it's also better.

Don't go too far because more fan-made Indy short films will be announced somewhere next week. Visit the Memories from the Past page for more info.

 

"Indiana Jed" fan film is online!
Friday, February 15, 2002 - Gilles V

The fan film Indiana Jed and the Search for the Infinite Power, that was made by Linn Productions in 1992, is online. The film has a total running time of 60 minutes but has been cut in 7 parts. Visit the Indiana Jed page for more information and to view the film. It's a very exciting and well made fan film and you will certainly enjoy it!

There is also an other fan film coming in may. The film it's name is Doom Raiders and is going to be a parody based on all those classic action adventure films like The Mummy, Romancing the Stone and of course, the Indiana Jones Trilogy! Set to be bigger and better than any of Backyard Productions their previous film projects, it will include both custom sets and location filming, improved casting and a gripping story! You can already download a trailer of Doom Raiders here. Looks much promising.

 

New pages added to TheRaider.net
Tuesday, February 26, 2002 - Gilles V

For the people who have not noticed it yet. The Fan Fiction Archive is finally back online and we're ready to accept more fan written Indiana Jones stories.

New to the Indiana Jones 4 section is a People Involved page where you can find out who will appear in the fourth film. Who else is involved and which other actors are rumored to appear. Also new to the Indy 4 section is an Articles page with links to Indiana Jones 4 related articles on the internet.

 

Behind the Scenes of "Indiana Jed"
Friday, March 8, 2002 - Gilles V

You can now have a Behind the Scenes look at the making of Marc Linn's Indiana Jed and the Search for the Infinite Power fan film. Really great!!
The Quicktime movie is 30 min. long and 91 Mb but don't let that scare you. The movie is set up so that it plays automatically before it's all downloaded. (Splitting it up would have no effect on the speed, it would just allow you to watch different sections.)

Hit the link above to view it online. Visit our Indiana Jed page for more info.

 

New Indiana Jones fan-fiction online
Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - Gilles V

Indyfan Monkey is currently working on an Indiana Jones story named Indiana Jones and the Secret of Nan Madol. Monkey hopes that his story will get published one day. Until then, you can read the first 10 chapters of the story online.

The Indiana Jones and the Secret of Nan Madol story goes like this:

In a prelude to a Pacific adventure, Indy must first fight his way out of a tough situation in the deserts of Africa. 1934, Khartoum, The Sudan. The lure of a relic from the lost city of Atlantis, together with an Arabian princess, plus some antiquities smugglers and other assorted bad guys, put Indy in a bad situation. He'll need his wits, his charm, and his fists, not to mention some help from some good friends to find a way out.

Click on the link above to read the first 10 chapters.

 

Indy Trilogy trailers are back online
Friday, April 26, 2002 - Gilles V

Do you remember that the old TheRaider.net version included 3 trailers of the Indiana Jones trilogy? Well, they are back online together with a rare Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom teaser that we have received from Indyfan Darin.

Go check out the Temple of Doom teaser here. Also don't forget to view the Raiders and Last Crusade trailers if you haven't seen them yet.

You may expect to find the second part of the exclusive George Gibbs interview online next week together with a new fantastic Raiders of the Lost Ark addition and maybe some more Indy 4 news... Who knows what Lucas, Spielberg and Ford might reveal next!!

 

Gibbs visitor questions answered and online
Monday, April 29, 2002 - Gilles V

A few weeks ago you could send us questions to academy award winning special effects supervisor George Gibbs in addition to the exclusive interview TheRaider.net had with him in January. We have received very interesting questions about Gibbs work on various films like Superman, Brazil, Alien 3.

The addition questions by visitors have been answered by George Gibbs while he was in Prague - currently working on his next SFX project, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Read the second part of the interview here and find out what the production problems were with Alien 3 and Brazil, what post-production changes have been made to The Saint and what latest Indy 4 rumor George Gibbs has heard...

 

"The Making of Raiders" article online!
Tuesday, April 30, 2002 - Gilles V

The Raiders of the Lost Ark section has got a great new addition, a superb and big Making of Raiders article that has been written by Sakis Perivolaris.
The article tells the whole making of Raiders of the Lost Ark story starting with Lucas' cliffhanger idea till the release of the film. The article also comes with dozens of behind-the-scenes pictures and concept art that most of you won't have seen before.

The bad news is that you won't be able to read the complete article today! We have cut the article into seven chapters with the plan of releasing one chapter every week, seven weeks long. This week you can read Chapter 1: Cliffhanger Classics.

Chapter 2: Writing Pains will come online next Tuesday.

 

"The Ultimate Adventure" article online
Friday, May 17, 2002 - Gilles V

The writer who previously wrote the Tomb Raiders article is back with a new one! In Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Ultimate Adventure Michael French explains how "Raiders of the Lost Ark" is an homage to the classic adventure serials but at the same time, uniquely different.

There's more good news if you like Michael French his 2 articles. He also helped me making the Indy's Influences section that will finally come online next Friday. The section is still not finished but we can't let you wait any longer.

 

"Indy's Influences" section online!
Friday, May 24, 2002 - Gilles V

The long awaited Indy's Influences section is finally online. It took us two years to build this section as it is now but it's still far from finished. It was only when the writer of the Tomb Raiders and The Ultimate Adventure, Michael French started helping me that the work on it started moving.

This new section will (eventually) tell you everything about the films that influenced the Indiana Jones Trilogy, the films that were influenced by Indy, and all the interesting references to the Indiana Jones films. The references section is still off-line but you will already have much work reading all the articles about films like Zorro's Fighting Legion, Casablanca, Stagecoach, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Secret of the Incas, Lawrence of Arabia, Romancing the Stone, The Mummy, Tomb Raider, etc. and what relates them with the Indiana Jones films.

More film writings, like DuckTales: The Movie and others, will be added to Indy's Influences once they are finished, as well as the References section.

 

New: Aaron's Adventurer Column
Monday, June 10, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net is happy to introduce a new monthly article, Aaron's Adventurer Column. This new column, written by Aaron Higgins, will appear once every month to discuss Indiana Jones 4 related rumors, facts, Indy knowledge, and anything else that might come up.

If you don't want to know anything about the new Indiana Jones movie then you shouldn't start following Aaron's Adventurer Column. Why? Because in Aaron's little corner of the site he will talk about major and minor plot points before they are on the big screen. So here is the notice: Possible Spoiler Material Ahead, Proceed with Caution... okay, click here to read the first issue.

 

Ask Rob MacGregor a question
Tuesday, June 11, 2002 - Gilles V

Indiana Jones author Rob MacGregor is one of the special guests at The Adventure Convention in Dallas on June 22-23, 2002. There he will share his thoughts on writing adventures for the popular hero in an informative panel.

Rob MacGregor wrote the novelization for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and continued writing these 6 great Indy novels: "Indiana Jones and the Peril at Delphi", "the Dance of the Giants", "the Seven Veils", "the Genesis Deluge", "the Unicorn's Legacy", and "Indiana Jones and the Interior World".

With the help of the Dallas convention organizer Mark Walters, we will do a special interview with Rob MacGregor that weekend. And just like with the George Gibbs interview, we want to give our visitors the opportunity to send in questions for Rob MacGregor to answer.

You can send your question to gilles@theraider.net 'til Wednesday, June 19. We will then select the best questions from the stack and make sure they get answered. Rob MacGregor had one request though. No Indy 4 questions!
He wants to make clear that he knows nothing about Indy 4, but he does hope that if it comes out he can do the adaptation for it. Other than that, you can pretty much ask anything.

 

TheRaider.net design reviewed by WWD
Wednesday, June 12, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net it's design has received the honor to be added to Wow Web Designs' website list. Wow Web Designs (or shortly WWD) is dedicated to listing some the best web designs and web designers. It also focuses on the tools used for creating web designs, and provides advanced web design and development guides to its users.

Here's a part of WWD's review:

Aside being one of the most comprehensive Indiana Jones fan sites, TheRaider.net is a visual feast that recreates the atmosphere of the 1930s as depicted in the Indiana Jones movies. Characters and key scenes appear in the authentic wooden windows placed below the rock texture. The contents of the windows are determined randomly, but they are also sensitive to a particular section's contents...

Click here to read the full review.

 

Interview with Rob MacGregor online
Saturday, June 29, 2002 - Gilles V

During the Dallas Adventure Convention last weekend, TheRaider.net staff member, James Bradley got the opportunity to interview author Rob MacGregor. MacGregor has written seven Indiana Jones novels. They are, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Perils at Delphi, Dance of the Giants, Seven Veils, Genesis Deluge, Unicorn's Legacy and Interior World. You can now read the exclusive interview with Rob MacGregor here.

Also online since today is the Novels & Books section.

 

TheRaider.net server problems solved...
Friday, July 5, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net was supposed to be down for about 4 hours for an upgrade to a new server on Tuesday. But something went wrong with as result that we lost all online files including the The Raven message board, that my gilles@theraider.net e-mail address was out of function, and that you couldn't visit this website anymore.

It took longer than expected but I just finished uploading all files to the new server. But The Raven will take a bit longer. Luckily, Jawad Mir is in the possession of a message board backup dated from June 27 so only the posts and threads that are less than a week old are lost. It would have been much worse if we didn't have Jawad!
We expect to have The Raven message board back online by the end of this weekend.

I would like to ask everybody who has send an e-mail to gilles@theraider.net this week to send the e-mail again to the following address: gverschuere@hotmail.com. Please use this same temporary e-mail address until all problems are solved. Thanks!

 

Do you have a question for Max McCoy?
Thursday, July 11, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net staff member James "Shipwreck" Bradley is currently working on his second interview (first was the interview with Rob MacGregor) with an Indiana Jones novel writer. This time it's Max McCoy's turn. McCoy has written Indiana Jones and the Philosopher's Stone, the Dinosaur Eggs, the Hollow Earth, and the Secret of the Sphinx novels.

As usual, we give you the chance to ask Max McCoy a question about his career and writing Indy novels. All you have to do is sending your question to James Bradley at shipwreck1@cox.net 'til Wednesday, July 17. James will then select the best questions from the stack and make sure they get answered by Max McCoy.

Click here to read more about Max McCoy and his Indiana Jones novels.

 

New exclusive interview with James Clarke
Friday, July 12, 2002 - Gilles V

Filmmaker and Editorial Writer at DreamWorks SKG Fansite, James Clarke came out with his first book on Steven Spielberg last year which was probably one of the most fun and concise look at the director's movies. This year Clarke has come out with the look at the man behind Star Wars Trilogies. The Pocket Books Essential look at George Lucas is yet again another achievement by this young author.

TheRaider.net had the pleasure of speaking to the man. Click here to read the interview.

 

TheRaider.net updates...
Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - Gilles V

You had to wait a long time before you could view your fellow Indyfans their artwork and submit your own but the waiting is finally over. The new Fan Art Museum is online! New to the museum are separate galleries of a few artists that have deserved their own separate pages by now.

Also updated is the Indy Toons section. Not with 1 new Indy Toon but 2! Yup, Indy Toon creator Trevor Grove finally got some free time and it looks like he's going to spend it all for making new Indy Toons for you.

 

Do you have a question for Drew Struzan?
Monday, July 22, 2002 - Gilles V

While you are waiting for the Max McCoy interview you can already send us questions for our next interview, with none other than Drew Struzan. Struzan has recently received a Life Career Award at the 28th annual Saturn Awards. The awards honour those who work in the science fiction, horror and fantasy genres of film and television, and Drew was honoured for his most impressive movie poster illustrations.

You can send us a question for Drew Struzan about his career and drawing Indiana Jones posters and book covers. All you have to do is sending your question to James Bradley at shipwreck1@cox.net 'til Sunday, July 28. James will then select the best questions from the stack and make sure they get answered by Drew Struzan.

 

New Indy Toons wallpapers!
Friday, July 26, 2002 - Gilles V

Indy Toons creator Trevor Grove has made Temple of Doom and Last Crusade posters in the well known South Park style. They are absolutely gorgeous and can be viewed here. Trevor also took the time to make 4 new Indy Toons wallpapers with the posters on it.

You can view and download the new wallpapers on this page.

 

New Indy fan fiction online
Monday, August 5, 2002 - Gilles V

Long time Indyfan Mitch Wyzgowski wrote an Indiana Jones Treatment to pay homage to the film series for inspiring him to become involved in the entertainment industry. Mitch his Indy story is simply named Indiana Jones Treatment because the format it is in is neither script or novel or comic book or video game. He wrote it this way so it could possibly be used for either of those formats. In the event someone takes interest in Mitch his story treatment and wants to expand on it (to make an Indy comic book, script, novel, etc.) at least the outline is here.

Also online since last week is a new Indy Fan Art Portfolio page with artworks by Christian Guldager. Worth checking out.

 

'Raiders' deleted scenes page and more news!
Tuesday, August 13, 2002 - Gilles V

You had to wait for the Raiders of the Lost Ark Deleted Scenes page a long time but it's finally online. I hope it has been worth waiting for. Go check it out!

The Fan Films Theater has been updated with a trailer of a new Indy fan film made by Ronald Fuchs and his friends. The title of the fan film is Indiana Jones and the Call of the Ancient. Click here to read more about the fan film and to download the trailer.
Also fun to see are a few Indy short films made with Lego! Click here to visit the site that features the Lego short films.

And by the way: the first chapter of The Making of Temple of Doom will come online next Tuesday, August 20.

 

Exclusive interview with Drew Struzan online
Thursday, August 15, 2002 - Gilles V

Drew Struzan, artist and illustrator, recently interviewed with TheRaider.net's James "Shipwreck" Bradley. Armed with visitor questions and his great love for Struzan's work, Bradley has provided us with a unique insight to the wonderful world of such an amazing artist.
Drew is most noted for creating the artwork surrounding legendary films like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Recently, his work has involved Harry Potter and the Crocodile Hunter. However, Struzan's personal portfolio is filled with passionate pieces that define him as a true artist.
Click here to read the first part of the interview.

The second, and final, part of the interview with Drew Struzan will come online next Thursday, August 22.

 

Do you have a question for Wolfgang Hohlbein?
Friday, August 16, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net's James Bradley is already working on his next interview. This time it's with the popular German author Wolfgang Hohlbein. Hohlbein has written eight Indiana Jones novels in the early 90s. Unfortunately his Indy novels have never been available in English, one extra reason why we should interview him! You can find out more about Hohlbein's Indy novels here.

You can send us a question for Wolfgang Hohlbein about his Indy novels. All you have to do is sending your question to James Bradley at shipwreck1@cox.net 'til Friday, August 23. James will then select the best questions from the stack and make sure they get answered by Wolfgang Hohlbein.

By the way, the interview with the other Indy novel writer, Max McCoy, will come online soon.

 

Another Indy novel writer interview coming!
Monday, August 19, 2002 - Gilles V

One other Indiana Jones novel writer has agreed to do an interview for TheRaider.net. His name, Campbell Black! Campbell is the writer of the original Raiders of the Lost Ark novel.

You can send questions for Campbell Black to James Bradley at shipwreck1@cox.net 'til Friday, August 23.

 

Exclusive interview with Campbell Black online
Thursday, August 29, 2002 - Gilles V

Author Campbell Black, recently interviewed with TheRaider.net's James Bradley. Campbell is the author of the very first Indiana Jones novel, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Aside, from Raiders, Campbell has had an extensive writing career that includes 26 books! His most recent, I Hope You Have A Good Life, a touching memoir, is available in stores now. Click here to read the interview with Campbell Black.

By the way, The section at TheRaider.net that contained all the interviews and articles named Special Features is no more. It has been replaced by 2 separate sections: Articles and Interviews.

 

Indy Influences in 'DuckTales' and new wallpapers
Thursday, September, 2002 - Gilles V

Indy's Influences reviews writer Michael French has found the time to finish writing one new page. This time, Michael talks about the Indiana Jones film influences in a Disney film you might have seen already, DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp. Click here to read the review, it comes with a great poster by Drew Struzan!

The Fan Art Museum has been updated with more digital art by Hans de Bisschop. Click here to view and download the 10 Indiana Jones wallpapers Hans has made so far.

And last but not least, also the Fan Fiction Archive has been updated with one new exciting Indiana Jones adventure written by Susanna. Certainly worth checking out!

 

Do you have a question for Hugh Fleming?
Friday, November 1, 2002 - Gilles V

The interview with Max McCoy is just online and there's already an other interview coming. This time you can send us questions for our next interview with Hugh Fleming. Fleming is renowned comic cover artist for Dark Horse Comics with well know cover titles such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Batman & Indiana Jones. Hugh Fleming has produced the comic covers of the Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny and Indiana Jones: Thunder in the Orient comic books.

You can send us questions for Hugh Fleming about his career and drawing Indiana Jones comic covers. All you have to do is sending your question to Paul Shipper at paul@theraider.net 'til Friday, November 8. Paul will then select the best questions from the stack and make sure they get answered by Hugh Fleming.

 

'Indy on DVD' F.A.Q. page online!
Monday, December 2, 2002 - Gilles V

I often receive mail from people asking when the Indiana Jones films and TV-series will come on DVD. People ask me this almost every day so I thought it would be time to make a 'Frequently Asked Questions' page about the Indiana Jones series on DVD. This Indy on DVD F.A.Q. page contains the most common questions and of course the answers to them. I must add that we still don't know everything about the Indy DVDs so the answers on this page can still change. If some new Indy DVD info pops up, TheRaider.net will let you know as fast as possible and the F.A.Q. page will be updated with the info at the same time.

The fan written story Indiana Jones and the Secret of Nan Madol has been updated. This still unfinished story has been updated with 20 new chapters. There are now 2 of the 4 big parts of this story online. The other 2 chapters are currently in production.

 

'Making of the Last Crusade' is online!
Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - Gilles V

Article writer Sakis Perivolaris is back. This time with his long expected Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The first chapter 'Completing a hat trick' is now online and talks about Lucas his ideas for the third film and who helped him writing the screenplay that became Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Click here to read it.

Merry Christmas!!

 

Interview with artist Hugh Fleming is online
Thursday, December 26, 2002 - Gilles V

TheRaider.net artist Paul Shipper has recently interviewed Australian artist Hugh Fleming about his Indiana Jones work and his career. Hugh Fleming has created poster artwork for Star Wars: Splinter of the Minds Eye, Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Indiana Jones: Thunder in the Orient, and Indiana Jones and the Spear of Destiny. He has also painted for Star Trek, Batman, Green Arrow/Green Lantern and much more.

Click here to read the interview.

 

 

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