Re: Michael Crichton on science & the media

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 00:52:36 MDT

John Marlow wrote:

> Fascinating stuff, isn't it? Anyone interested in maxing out on MC
> (on all topics), stop by here:
> Q: What have your immense wealth and success earned you?
> A: The right to be resented wherever I go.

Immense wealth and success are not what causes Crichton
to be resented wherever he goes. His killing Lucy Knight is
why he is resented wherever he goes. Why couldn't he have
slain Dr. Corday instead? Why did he murder the nicest person
on the whole staff?

What he fails to acknowledge is that even sci-fi needs depth
and pathos in the characters. His Jurassic Park movies
both missed because the characters were all so irritating,
one found oneself cheering for the T-rex.

Actually Im a Crichton fan, but Im still pretty sore over
Lucy's tragic death. {8-[ spike

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