Okay — Lucas just said this about Indy IV in the new issue of Empire:
“I discovered a McGuffin,” continues Lucas, still reluctant to name said McGuffin. “I told the guys about it and they were a little dubious about it, but it’s the best one we’ve ever found… Unfortunately, it was a little too ‘connected’ for the others. They were afraid of what the critics would think. They said, “Can’t we do it with a different McGuffin? Can’t we do this?” and I said “No”. So we pottered around with that for a couple of years. And then Harrison really wanted to do it and Steve said, “Okay”. I said, “We’ll have to go back to that original MacGuffin and take out the offending parts of it and we’ll still use that area of the supernatural do deal with it”.
Any thoughts on what it might be? It’s almost sure to be a religious artifact, known for its supernatural qualities. I’ve been racking my brain, and I can’t think of anything that would be both well known and offensive. It’s almost common knowledge that Hitler was into supernatural artifacts — is it something he actually acquired? The nails that held Jesus on the cross? Nope, not supernatural, and not really offensive. Noah’s Ark? Nah. Can’t be the Ten Commandments — they’re not supernatural, really — and none of these things are offensive. Shit, I don’t know. What do you guys think?
What about The Spear of Destiny, or Longinus’ Spear. I’ve seen on one of the “educational networks” (Discovery, TLC, etc) that it was believed that whomever possessed the spear had everlasting life and enough power to choke an elephant. I dunno, just my two cents.
Spoilery … I like it. I think we should use that word more often. Like whatever happened to people wishing a pox on someone? Like, “Oh, a pox on you!” that sort of thing? And for that matter, whatever happened to Crystal Pepsi? I liked it, dammit! Bring back the good shit!
I miss the freaking Club Chalupas. Those things were like crack! Then they came out with that craptastic Crunchwrap Supreme which tastes terrible. Anyway, yeah, there we go again. Let’ start an official “Bring back the good shit” thread … 😆