Please, please, please, please, please don't be shit!

[Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer since removed from YouTube.]

7 thoughts on “Please, please, please, please, please don't be shit!

  1. Not sure whether I'd describe myself as definitive but as perfectly formed as the good soup evolved me. Let's put it this way; Heroes don't come much bigger but whether they're facing down Dictators, Emperors or Gods we want them to be if not youthful then at least dynamic. Ford looks about as dynamic as a chest of his carefully crafted draws at the moment and no amount of CGI will hide that. I think I'm still bitter he wasn't there to liven Palucasville parts 1,2 and 3. Still Iain M's got a new culture novel out so I'm sure spring won't be a total write off.

  2. Hardly ever read fiction, let alone SF, but Iain (sans M)'s The Crow Road is one of my all-time faves. Must have read it half a dozen times. Comfort reading. Have the four-part TV series on DVD - almost better than the book.

  3. He's remarkable actually. The breadth and scope of imagination in one page had me spellbound from day one. His fiction is excellent, The Bridge and The Business being my pick (never read the Crow Road as I saw the tv series shortly after getting into him). It's the exquisite attention to imaginative detail though that makes the SF worth the trip. I've never read another science fiction author since though as I haven't read much lately so that's not such an admission. I, possibly like you, have become bored with fiction. The Fact is where the action is and staring squarely at it's daily manipulations leaves me precious little time to wander into another dreamers drama. But when the M takes up his pen I know I'm going to feel the same way I did in 1977, running away from the Liverpool Odeon towards Lime Street, arms locked in X-Foil being attacked by my sister brother and cousin. AaalRiiight! 

  4. You're youtube link is gubbed, what did this link to?

    (Huge Iain Banks fan, although bit disappointed with his latest works.)

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