Jurassic Fandom: An Ethnographic Study
Internet fandom itself is a widely held presence on numerous Internet communities and message boards from Star Wars, Star Trek, and Stargate to various other science-fiction related series. The fact is, so little know about the Jurassic Park online fandom. … Continue reading →
Producer Frank Marshall recently told MTV News that,
"There's a script, we're getting a director and we're going to get going probably toward the end of this year." Referring to the director of "Park 3," Marshall added that,"Joe Johnston could be back. We want to get the script right before we go forward."
Lately the free enyclopedia website, Wikipedia, or more accurately one of it's editors has doubted our claims that Jurassic Park Legacy's Jurassic Park Enyclopedia project is an accurate and highly respected resource for fans of the film. We clearly disagree as we, the staff of JPL collectively, know how much time and valuable energy we have put into the Jurassic Park Enyclopedia to show the separation of canon between the books, films, comics, and etc. We here a Jurassic Park Legacy pride ourselves in our original content and always have sought out accuracy in said content that is placed on our website.
Our belief is, one really should go to fan sites though if they are truly interested in the franchise of a film, book, or television show as the fan websites actually take the time and dedication to at least review whatever information they post on their page. Fan websites are more credible in this regard as they know the material and pride themselves in the knowledge they actually earn.
A few examples of these sites that have similar projects and have provided accurate content, among my many fandoms, are GateWorld.Net's Stargate Omnipedia, TheForce.Net's Star Wars Technical Commentaries, the Unofficial Star Wars Enyclopedia, or the Aliens fim series AnchorPoint Essays. I would trust their content more than anything posted on Wikipedia in reference to their respective franchises as they are clearly experts in their fandoms; however, these sites have provided content to Wikipedia with very little to no known published materials, like we have, other than the media franchise they are clearly apart of. According to Wikipedia policy they prefer verifiability and not the truth. This unfortunately throws the hard work of many respective fans of various series, years of work of studying the exact thing they love and pay attention to detail to, out the window. The reason for this is that these fan site's attempts at their various enyclopedias or research have nothing in the Enyclopedia Britanica, New York Times, or Entertainment Weekly. The fan resources are clearly important resources to any media franchise and these sources are respected by their collective fans just as Jurassic Park Legacy's Jurassic Park Enyclopedia is among Jurassic Park Fans. Really the No Original Research policy should not apply to these because the fans truly and genuinely know more and care more about the content of the articles instead of apparently some of the editors, that appear to be non-fans of the particular franchise or such, on Wikipedia.
Anyone interested in posting your two cents on why you feel Jurassic Park Legacy is a respected and reliable resource when it comes to Jurassic Park information I would highly encourage and recommend you to post here and state your reasons why.
Jurassic Park IV Confirmed
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 18:37 PM (Eastern Time)
The titles shocking isn't it? Some may think that its just another article with someone stating that they know the fourth films going to happen and well...thats half true, but its not just anyone, its Steven Spielberg confirming that Jurassic Park IV will indeed happen and he said this on Television! Thanks to Malcolm for the following information:
E! Online's Giuliana DePandi must be a film geek, since after cornering Steven Spielberg on the red carpet at last night's Oscar's, she asked the JP director only two questions: What's the deal with Indy 4 (Spielberg interestingly enough refused to comment) and what's the status on JP4, to which Spieley immediately replied, "That's going to happen." Could we see JP4 before Indy4?
This is great news for Jurassic Park fans around the world, and if that above information wasn't enough to make you believe, we'll be uploading VIDEO footage of Spielbergs confirmation. Stay tuned.
Spielberg Not Directing
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 11:56 AM (Eastern Time)
Amblin Entertainment told SpielbergFilms.com that, "the 'Jurassic Park IV' rumor is just that. [Spielberg] is not directing it..."
While Amblin surmises that somewhere a reporter may have crossed signals between "Indiana Jones 4" (which Spielberg is most definitely directing) and "Jurassic Park IV," it's also possible that Spielberg's reported hands-on involvement in the screenplay and development of the fourth dino fest also got some reporters' signals crossed.
Well that's a bummer, hopefully Frank Marshall or maybe Kathleen Kennedy could direct the fourth film, but there are other good choices for directors out there; however, is just a matter of finding them. You can read the full article here.
This has also prompted a new poll of who do you think should direct JP4! Be sure to check it out!