The 602 Club 14: The Roger Moore of Indiana Jones / by Matthew Rushing

Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes 59 seconds
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As George Lucas vacationed in Hawaii after finishing the original Star Wars, he is joined by Steven Spielberg. Spielberg mentioned that he wants to direct a Bond movie and George tells him he has something better; Indiana Smith. Steven would go on to direct and fortuitously convince George to change the name to Indiana Jones. The rest, as they say, is cinema history.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by John Champion and Norman Lao to talk about the original Indy adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark. We discuss if Indy had been played by Tom Select, our memories associated with seeing the film for the first time and what kept us coming back for more, the basis for the series, what we love and what still bugs us about the film, the soundtrack, Karen Allen as Marion Ravenwood, plus the question, “Does it hold up for today’s audience?”.


Back In Time (00:01:49)
What If Indy Had A Stache (00:02:37)
Memories (00:18:40)
New Adventure Serials (00:27:39)
The Adventure (00:42:48)
Johnny Williams (00:59:10)
Karen Allen As Marion (01:11:58)
Does It Hold Up? (01:20:20)
Final Thoughts (01:33:05)
Closing (01:38:55)


Matthew Rushing


John Champion
Norman Lao


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)