I'm pleased that a passing fan like Kidd unfamiliar with the expanded universe favored Eden. Yet I reckon he was just skimming for MacGuffins. The Shroud
, like Excalibur, is one of my fave not-necessarily-magical MacGuffins, Gonzo.
Originally Posted by Dr. Gonzo
it seems everyone else actually presented an outline of their whole film... which I guess was the death knell for me.
I crammed in everything but the kitchen sink and that didn't work either!
Previously seen here
Indiana Jones and the Star Wars
1968. Britain sends Indy to investigate a medieval ghost ship which appeared near the Bermuda Triangle during a hurricane. Cloaked figures plunder its cargo, Excalibur. Indy fights and pursues them to the Bahamas and retrieves Excalibur from the Duchess of Windsor, hoping to reclaim the throne. Landing at Cape Canaveral, Indy helplessly watches Excalibur lift off with Apollo 8 to be jettisoned into Lacus Oblivionis on the far side of the moon.
NASA enlists Indy: legend says the Lighthouse of Alexandria could ignite a ship on the horizon. Indy suspects it featured the lens from Archimedes death ray, lost at the siege of Syracuse 35 years earlier.
Meanwhile, Mutt documents the grail temple ruins and encounters Elsa, who hasnít aged. She seduces Mutt before Indy can stop them, and later reveals she's pregnant... but by Jones I, II or III?
Russians acquire the lens, forcing Indy to stow away on a Soyuz rocket to dismantle the retrofitted weaponized satellite. Back on Earth, heís placed in a Soviet cyclotron, the beam focused through the lens Ė on him! Accelerated particles create a wormhole through which Indy stumbles with the lens of apparent alien design.
Indy emerges when the cyclotron is decommissioned in present day under the supervision of a British Lord. Turns out his mother, Elsa (now played by Alison Doody) proved his noble lineage through genetic testing after the grail knight revived and bedded her with the help of the grail and liquid Viagra.