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 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 9:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

In Raiders of the Lost Ark, that is.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I never thought about that! It was supposedly 1936.

I googled it, and indeed it's a well queried dilemma:

http://raven.theraider.net/showthread.php?t=14732


And a search shows the Afrika Korps didn't form until 1941, and they used green uniforms for the first few weeks!:

So there you go: artistic licence. But it's intriguing to see how the fans in the post above start to embellish their heroes with a background story to make it all feasible.

The Nazis are the ultimate force to represent evil, and if you're using a Joseph Campbell mythic template for your comic-book hero, and the Ark as the seat of the Divine, you need real self-destruct baddies from the Abyss.

'just goes to show how we suspend disbelief. I'm not even sure most Americans even saw the Nazis as a potential threat back then, enough to send agents anyhow!

Did any of the Indy stories actually take place DURING WWII? Spielberg missed a trick there.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 3:00 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Did any of the Indy stories actually take place DURING WWII? Spielberg missed a trick there.

yeah, he should have rebooted RAT PATROL instead of that hodgepodge Jones character to take care of 'em.

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Nicolai P. Zwar   (Member)

There is an astonishing, possibly alternative, reality forming... what if the occurrences in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC are not reliable as historical documents?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Don't you dare say that, Nicolai! Stop it!

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2018 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)


Did any of the Indy stories actually take place DURING WWII? Spielberg missed a trick there.


Plenty of comics and novels have, and Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull alludes to Indy's adventures during the war years.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2018 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

John Hurt (Oxley) said it all when it was asked where the little green men had disappeared to: "the space between spaces," or something like that. Tarentino is familiar with alternative histories in the progression of his storyline ideas - it's like, read between the lines.

The Nazis and the Brits did a lot of to and fro evolutions in the desert war. It came to an end though, at a place called El Alamein, after which it was westward ho all the way to the end of the line in N Africa. See Patton, Lust For Glory for an easy to assimilate end note.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2018 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Why wasn't Henry Jones Jr. (aka Indiana Jones) arrested for statutory rape after he deflowered an underage Marion Ravenwood?

Marion - "I was a child! I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it!"

Sorry. I'll open a new thread about this subject. smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2018 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Why wasn't Henry Jones Jr. (aka Indiana Jones) arrested for statutory rape after he deflowered an underage Marion Ravenwood?

Marion - "I was a child! I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it!"

Sorry. I'll open a new thread about this subject. smile


Now that's a clear example of a Woodwork Propagation Error, or, script WPE for short.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2018 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

There is an astonishing, possibly alternative, reality forming... what if the occurrences in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC are not reliable as historical documents?

The Nazis kept meticulous records. Perhaps there's something on the Arc [sic] affair in their files.

 
 Posted:   Jan 9, 2018 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

And what business does the ark have being kept in Area 51?

 
 Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Why wasn't Henry Jones Jr. (aka Indiana Jones) arrested for statutory rape after he deflowered an underage Marion Ravenwood?

Marion - "I was a child! I was in love! It was wrong and you knew it!"

Sorry. I'll open a new thread about this subject. smile


You can submit that thread idea to Double Standards and Practices...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

And now annoying scammers are seeking world domination! frown

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 7:06 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Dear God, I thought, 'Is my statement about the Nazis really worth a dissertation?' Or, 'Is this irony?'

Thank goodness this pressing question remains unanswered.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Whats the punch line? I thought this was a joke.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2018 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Dammit, now the spam is gone, my post makes no sense. Future archaeologists will be led astray.

 
 Posted:   Jan 15, 2018 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Why did Hitler spell his own name incorrectly? Was he in a rush that diay while leading his hideous regime?

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Toht" and The "Cairo Swordsman" were treated much worse in Raiders than they were in this Indiana Jones action figure toy commercial:

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

"Toht" and The "Cairo Swordsman" was treated much worse in Raiders than they were in this Indiana Jones action figure toy commercial:


Another action figure toy line that bombed.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2018 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Who'd ha thought those plastic figures would end up as oceanic junk food? Sort of Liquorice Allsorts for sponges.

 
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