I also read an article with Jonathan Hales about writing Star Wars II. In it he also talked about writing for Young Indiana Jones and mentioned at least one episode that wasn't made.
By the way, being from Sweden, would you have any idea what historical event would have taken place or what famous person would have been in Stockholm in December of 1909? I've tried to research that, but haven't found anything useful.
I love the actual history, too, and how it ties in with Indiana Jones history. That's why I love The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles so much.
After finishing school, I rarely read anything but fiction, novels, etc. But you should never stop learning, so way back, just after the show was cancelled, I started a self-improvement course. Starting with the first episode of YIJC, I went to the library and checked out biographies on Lawrence of Arabia and Howard Carter. Then I read about Norman Rockwell, and Pablo Picasso and other impressionist artists. Then I read Teddy Roosevelt's own account of his African safari. And on and on.
I am a more well-rounded person because of Indiana Jones. And it's amazing how accurate most (not all) of Indiana Jones history is.
I had heard a rumor some time ago that Lucas had commissioned several documentary filmmakers to produce biographies of the historic characters in YIJC, for inclusion on the eventual DVD's. I really hope that is true.
Another one of Indy's 1905 adventures. I read an article on starwars.com a while ago, indicating what most of the unproduced episodes would have been about. Did you read that one and made the 1905 idea into another story or did you work everything out on your own again.
Anyway, I really liked your first two stories, and I'm looking forward to read the 3rd one.
The "Early May" Princeton story was based on a one-sentence description of the lost episode that I found long ago. It basically said "Young Indy meets Paul Robeson in Princeton" and I had to make up the rest.
The new "Late May" episode is based on the longer description in that starwars.com article with the Captain Kidd treasure hunt. It's all finished, but I've got someone proofreading/editing it for me and she's not done yet. I hope to have it up very soon.
Announcing another new episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles!
"Princeton, Late May 1905" can be found at my website, Indiana Jones and the Lost Tales. Just go to the main page and click on the link. (Bonus points to anyone who can identify my inspiration for Young Indy's friends.)
Also premiering at my site, a new chapter in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones!
(Taking my cue from Uncle George, I took my two Princeton episodes, deleted the bookends, and added an awkward bridging sequence to connect the otherwise unrelated stories. I think it works quite well. )
Anyway, enjoy the new story and please let me know what you think. I'm always trying to improve, and constructive criticism is welcome.