Nerd Lunch Podcast 247: Temple of Doom Drill Down

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Nerd Lunch Podcast 247: Temple of Doom Drill Down

Todd from JunkFed and Kay from Hyperspace Theories return to the Indiana Jones panel for a discussion on the second in the series, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Hear our thoughts on the prequel aspect of the movie, eyeball soup, and Willard Scott. And Todd gives us a two word answer for why all problems happen in our life.

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  1. Brianiac5 February 5, 2019 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    I saw Temple in the theater with my dad and younger brother. I would have been about seven. It was an old downtown one room theater with vintage ornamentation and everything…probably the type of place where you would have watched a movie back in the 1930s. (I just realized that my son just watched it for the first time a couple months ago at the same age I did.)

    I always saw this movie as representative of what one of Indy’s typical adventures is like, instead of Raiders and Last Crusade, which are more epic, world-saving adventures. In that way, it makes me like it better than I otherwise would. Kind of like a longer version of the intros to Raiders and Crusade are. I think I would have loved to see another movie along these lines where he just has an adventure that takes him to some interesting part of the world where some treasure-hunting and archaeological.

    I don’t mind the camping scene much, and I can live with the mine cart silliness. I loved the gross dinner scene when I was little, but it got old really fast as I got older. I could definitely live without it now. It’s certainly one bit of corniness too far.

    Why exactly does Indy have to “learn” or “grow”? He’s a hero in a pulp serial adventure movie. He’s supposed to be a largely unchanging hero that causes changes the situations he’s thrown into, rather than being changed by them. And have that same thing happen over and over again. Same reason Batman or any other superhero, or someone like James Bond or The Doctor can (and should) be able to go through decades of comic stories or movies and still be almost the exact same character they were at the beginning. These types of characters should only really change in their origin or formative stories. Indiana Jones does a lot of learning and growing in the TV show, and he has a little bit of a change in Crusade (relationship with his dad) and Kingdom (married and has a kid), but He’s pretty much the exact same person in the first frames of Raiders or Temple as he is in the last frames.

    A humorous note: for years my brother, a couple of our friends, and I would use “Kali ma! Kali ma! Shahti dey!” as a form of psych-out or hex against one another in games and such. You could ward off any bad juju if you come back with “Om num Shevai!”

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