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PostSubject: Ian Malcom   Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:30 am

Do you like him?
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:32 pm

I think Dr. Malcolm played a very essential role in the novels. That is he was Crichton's tool of explaining Complexity Theory. I have a feeling that Ian Malcolm is an appendage of Michael Crichton. They're just so similar... Of all the Crichton books I've read, Malcolm resembles Crichton so much. Every time I read Jurassic Park, it seems that the book is shifted to Malcolm more than the movie shifts to Grant. In the film, Grant was somewhat the "main" character. Whereas, in the novel, Malcolm was somewhat the "main" character. Do you get what I'm trying to say here?
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:04 pm

I have to admit. I somewhat agree with you.
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm glad someone else gets it Very Happy

Back to Malcolm... the majority of Jurassic Park is just Malcolm explaining Chaos Theory, and how complex systems can't be controlled (i.e. Jurassic Park) Somehow, it reminds me of Spock and Kirk (StarTrek) how Spock always used logic while playing chess, but then Kirk would come around and do something totally illogical to throw him off, and win
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:14 pm

Hmm. I see.
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Tue Oct 27, 2009 4:06 pm

Ian Malcom was always my favorite character, especially in the novel when he taps the camera and made fun of the park, even while not in Hammonds presence. Made me laugh.

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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:08 pm

I liked When he was in JP 2. That was the Funniest things ever
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:17 pm

I liked him the movies, he was kinda a funny! I also liked him in the first novel, but the scond novel he was kinda preechy.
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:57 pm

Clonehunter wrote:
I liked him the movies, he was kinda a funny! I also liked him in the first novel, but the scond novel he was kinda preechy.
You Forgot to say.
It was kind of Preachy. Alot of chaos everything's chaos. It Seemed like the guy was kind of high on himself.-Eric Kirby
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:02 pm

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I liked him the movies, he was kinda a funny! I also liked him in the first novel, but the scond novel he was kinda preechy.
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It was kind of Preachy. Alot of chaos everything's chaos. It Seemed like the guy was kind of high on himself.-Eric Kirby


Lol very funny,but he was preechy in TLW.

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PostSubject: Ian Malcom   Sun May 01, 2011 1:55 pm

I loved him in Jurassic Park, but as he started to get delirious from the T-Rex attack and he was dying, he became a bit to preachy. Well it makes sense anyway he starts talking out of his arse because of the morpine and such.

However in The Lost World novel I dont like him as much simply because...well he coudl've told Levine of what he knew of Isla Nublar. Also i'm suprised for a Mathamatician he knows a lot about Dinosaurs suddenly and starts having lectures about it.
Also I found it worrying he didn't try to contact any of the other characters like Muldoon or Grant when he finds out Levine has gone to Isla Sorna. No offense but with Eddie Carr and Thorne he cant stand as much of a chance as he can with Grant and Muldoon.

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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Wed May 04, 2011 5:57 pm

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...it makes sense anyway he starts talking out of his arse because of the morpine and such.

As more morphinehe gets, better it becomes.

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Also I found it worrying he didn't try to contact any of the other characters like Muldoon or Grant when he finds out Levine has gone to Isla Sorna. No offense but with Eddie Carr and Thorne he cant stand as much of a chance as he can with Grant and Muldoon.

I never thought of that. But Crichton said here http://www.michaelcrichton.net/video-charlierose-9-22-95.html that the only character he needed back was Malcolm (but he also used Dodgson and Guitierrez in TLW). I would like to see Muldoon back, anyway. He's my favourite character from the first novel. He he would be more useful than Eddie or Thorne, indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Ian Malcom   Thu May 05, 2011 12:41 pm

Ian became to much of a preacher though, I liked him in the original novel because he was more savvy and witty.
In this one he became to much like a intelectual know it all and when he first met Levine he was acting so arrogant for asking questions in his lecture.
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