Thursday, May 22, 2008
Indiana Jones Post #2: Leonard Nimoy
The release of the new Indiana Jones film has created a sort of mass hysteria surrounding these crystal skulls. Even Archeology Today, the pop-archeology mag has jumped on the band wagon, so I suppose I shouldn't have been too surprised by The Sci/Fi Channel's absurd documentary the other night. For 2 hours, I let myself get suckered into this crap. I was hoping for some historical info, yet the fact as presented by some Archaeologist (to whom we will refer as Dr. ___), were only given about 2 minutes towards the end. The rest was dedicated to this asshat who had married the 80 year old daughter of the dude who led the expedition during which the 1st skull was supposedly found. In fact, the daughter was the person who supposedly found it. (Dr. ___ made it pretty clear that the whole thing was nonsense, but with only a few minutes for her to speak, she was easily forgotten.) Asshat (who also runs a Karate school in Indiana) believes he can sense the presence of the skulls so he's searching the world for the remaining few. It was basically an episode of In Search Of w/o the star power of Leonard Nimoy. Some people believe that some Mayan prophecy suggests the world will in in April of 2012 & that the 13 skulls need to be brought together in order to save us. (In which case, I think we could have used more than 4 years notice to get looking for the rest.) Others believe that they were made by aliens, going so far as to suggest the Moon was an ancient outpost & one of the skulls in on the Moon (& can be seen in a NASA photo.) All of these people (save Dr. ____) agree that the skulls "could be, possibly, up to 75,000 years old." I can't believe I watched this shit. But, I guess w/ the new film opening today, I shouldn't be too surprised.