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2006

The winners of the Firewall poster contest
Friday, February 10, 2006, 4:05pm EST

Today, simultaneous with the release of Harrison Ford's latest thriller Firewall, I can give away 3 posters to the winners of our Firewall poster contest!

Here are the 3 winners who will soon receive a Firewall poster from Warner Bros.:

  • Indiana Jones and the Caverns of Quivara
    by Kyle Cossairt
  • Indiana Jones and the Shanghai Scroll
    by Ryan Cox
  • Indiana Jones and the Fate of the Film
    by Devin Kowalski

Kyle and Ryan both came up with a very original and classic adventure story idea for the fourth Indiana Jones film. Their ideas would fit perfectly in a post WWII world!
While Devin made up a fun story about Indy saving classic filmmaking and the golden era of movies from CGI crazy Hollywood villains! His story idea is in no way meant to offend but only to have some fun and to show respect for the classic way of making films. And his story idea indeed reads as it could be a fun adventure!

All entries are online and can be read here.

To get a chance at winning one of these Firewall posters you had to come up with a serious or fun story idea for Indiana Jones IV and submit it to us by February 7th.

Special thanks to Warner Bros. for making this Firewall poster contest possible! And good luck to Harrison Ford , his co-stars and the crew of Firewall!

 

Two Indiana Jones fan film updates
Monday, April 3, 2006 - Gilles V

Our Fan Films Theater has been updated with a new music video entitled Belly of the Steel Beast and a new teaser trailer for the Jefferson Jones & Jax Skywalker short film.

Belly of the Steel Beast is a new 8 minute music video by Steven Ramsey. His song is inspired by Rhapsody, the founders of epic symphonic power metal, and expands on the ideas of the original Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade soundtrack song Belly of the Steel Beast, by John Williams. Steven Ramsey previously made the Indy inspired Sophia and Heart of the Lions Den music videos.

A new teaser trailer for the short film The Quest for the Terra-Cotta Soldier: A Jefferson Jones & Jax Skywalker Adventure has been released on the film's official site. The film is expected to be released sometime this summer!

 

New design on Raiders' 25th anniversary
12/06/06, 2:38pm EST

Today it has been exactly 25 years since the world got introduced to Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. The first Indy adventure became the highest grossing film of 1981 and became the beginning of a much loved franchise including video games, comic books, novels, toys, a tv-series based on Indy's teenage adventures and of course 2 more Indiana Jones films... and a third in the making!

As you may have noticed by now, we have also given TheRaider.net a complete makeover. But that's not the only thing we prepared for this very special day for the Indy fans! Here follows a list of new information and downloads:

A collection of 1.200 DVD Screenshots
Thanks to the fantastic Indiana Jones Trilogy DVD box we are able to present 3 galleries with 400 screenshots of each film!
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Other new film information like memorable quotes and lists of all known filming locations have also been added. Go check them out!

Indiana Jones Mosaic Wallpapers
We didn't just collect all these DVD screenshots in galleries but also made a few Mosaic wallpapers with them. Each of these wallpapers shows a picture of Indiana Jones from one of the films. Look closer at them and you will see that each "pixel" is actually a DVD screenshot. There are four different Mosaic wallpapers available; one for each film and a 4th "Trilogy" wallpaper collecting all images. You can download them all here.

References to Indiana Jones
When we started with the Indy's Influences section a few years ago, our plan was also to include info on references to Indiana Jones in other films. Though we never got to actually make these pages. Until now!
The first 3 pages are online and tell you all about references in the Toy Story films, the Danger Girl comic book, and even in the popular Lost tv-series. All with screenshots included!
You may also expect info on references found in The Simpsons & Magnum P.I. series, in the Ultimate Spider-Man comic book, and many more!

You may expect even more new features on TheRaider.net in the near future. Such as a brand new Collectibles section with info on the Indiana Jones toys -- which is almost ready to be launched -- and a revised & expanded version of the Literature and Video Games sections.
Currently not available are our extensive News Archives but give us some time and all the old news messages will return.

And from today on, all kinds of small and big updates to TheRaider.net will be reported here.

That's all for today. Thank you for your interest & support and enjoy Raiders of the Lost Ark's 25th anniversary!

 

Tales of the Gold Monkey review and interview
19/06/06, 1:52pm EST

This week we present to you a double feature on a great adventure series from the early 80's. Tales of the Gold Monkey was a brilliantly conceived television series and a tribute to many of Hollywood’s best works from its golden years. But to many people, Gold Monkey only seems a rip-off of Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
That's absolutely not true, and our writer Stephen Jared will explain to you all about that in his new review of Tales of the Gold Monkey.

And as a bonus, Stephen Jared also interviewed a few of the talents that created Tales of the Gold Monkey. Participants include Stephen Collins who played Jake Cutter (also known as the reverend in 7th Heaven), Jeff MacKay who played Corky, Tom Greene who wrote and produced for the show and Harvey Laidman who was one of the series directors.

Special thanks to Shipwreck for the interview assistance and Trevor Grove for the Tales of the Gold Monkey illustration you see here above.

 

New classic adventure review: Sundown
29/06/06, 1:05pm EST

Our writer Stephen Jared has reviewed yet another classic adventure film with dames, desert and Nazis as the main ingrediens! Sundown is an adventure film of the great Henry Hathaway, directed in 1941.

Click here to read the Sundown film review by Stephen Jared.

 

New 3D art added to Fan Art Museum
16/07/06, 9:09am EST

The Fan Art Museum has been updated with four great new images of a 3D version of Jock's bi-plane from Raiders of the Lost Ark. This fantastic looking 3D model was created by Mark Jernstrom who also designed the cool "Jock's Hovito Tribe Excursions" logo you see here on the right.

You can view a larger version of the logo and the four images of Mark's 3D bi-plane model at the new 3D Art page now.

 

New Classic Adventure review: Captain Blood
05/08/06, 11:39am EST

Our writer Stephen Jared has reviewed a new classic adventure film with swashbuckling pirates this time! Captain Blood is a true classic adventure film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring the great Errol Flynn.

Click here to read the Captain Blood film review by.

 

Hitchcock's Influences on Spielberg
04/09/06, 2:48pm EST

This week we have a new article written by Arnaud Palisson about Hitchcock's Influences on Spielberg with Raiders of the Lost Ark as an example.
Arnaud Palisson previously wrote the very interesting e-book entitled Adventures of the Lost Ark in which he took an in depth look at the films of Spielberg through a 424 page analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Though unfortunately for some, that e-book was written completely in French.

But Arnaud's latest article is in English and fully illustrated with over 60 screenshots. Go check out his great 3 page article about Hitchcock's Influences on Spielberg now!

 

New Feature: fan-made Indy comic book adventure
04/10/06, 9:44am EST

TheRaider.net is very pleased to present to you Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses; a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Jason Davies began adapting a fan-made Indy 4 script by Greg Hildebrandt's as a comic, and has been as faithful as possible to Greg's fantastic story. Jason intends to serialize the story into 7 pages each month with 28 pages making up a chapter. Each chapter having a painted cover, with for chapters making up the story (that's 112 pages in total).

Because Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is not a new comic book project, and some of you may have read the complete first chapter already, TheRaider.net begins with publishing all 28 pages of this first chapter online here for everybody to discover!
And next week we will bring you the 7 first and brand new pages of the second chapter of the Staff of Moses! And so continue with 7 new comic pages once every month!

Click here to read the complete first chapter of Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses.

And you can always send Jason Davies an e-mail to say how much you enjoy this action packed comic book adventure!

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 2: part 1 now online
09/10/06, 2:23pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues as you can now read the first 7 pages of Chapter 2 online here. And these pages have never been published before!

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Check back on Monday, November 6th for the next part of The Staff of Moses comic book!

 

Staff of Moses Chapter 2: part 2 now online
06/11/06, 4:16pm EST

The fan-made Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses comic book adventure continues with the second part of Chapter 2 right here.

Indiana Jones and the Staff of Moses is a new Indiana Jones comic book adventure drawn by Jason Davies based on an original story by Greg Hildebrandt Jr.

Check back on Monday, December 4th for the next part of The Staff of Moses comic book!

 

Cecil B. DeMille's Influences on Spielberg
20/11/06, 5:29pm EST

Today Arnaud Palisson is back with another article on Raiders of the Lost Ark and Spielberg's influences.
This time he takes a closer look at the legendary Cecil B. DeMille, director of films like The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) and The Ten Commandments (1956) as DeMille's work has been a great impact on Steven Spielberg. Arnaud took a closer look at their films to see if any influences and homages to DeMille's films can be found in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Click here to read about Arnaud's findings and theories. The article includes DVD screenshots from both DeMille's and Spielberg's films.

Arnaud Palisson previously wrote the extensive article Hitchcock's Influences on Spielberg. Certainly worth checking out as well.

 

New Indiana Jones fan art
26/11/06, 6:44am EST

The Fan Art Museum has been updated with 6 new illustrations and digital images made by Karen Hinson, Gabe Farber, David Stevenson, Steve Whiting and Brian Murtagh who created an Indy 4 fan poster. Click on their artwork thumbnails here under to view their contributions.

Visit our Fan Art Museum to view more artwork.

Artist: Gabe Farber
 
Artist: Karen Hinson
Artist: David Stevenson
 
Artist: David Stevenson
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Artist: Brian Murtagh
 
click to enlarge
Artist: Steve Whiting

You may always contact me if you would like to see your own Indiana Jones fan art added to TheRaider.net.

 

 

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