I still remember the summer of 1993 like it was yesterday when we went to go see "Jurassic Park". The theater was so packed and we arrived so late that the only place to sit was the very front row. Somehow, having to look nearly completely vertical to see the screen made the dinosaurs look even more intimidating. Not that they needed it. Director Steven Spielberg did an incredible job of bringing the words of writer Michael Crichton to life.
Memories like those will are now all we have to remember Crighton by. He died unexpectdly in Los Angeles Tuesday after his battle with cancer. He was only 66-years-old.
Yet again someone famous who I didn't even realize was that sick. Or sick at all for that matter. You would think it would have made bigger news that someone of his magnitude was close to death. Unless he wanted it to remain prvate, which was precisely the case with Crichton.
"Jurassic Park" wasn't the only treasure Crichton left us. He was also the creator of the hit show "ER". Back in the day, it was the only hospital show worth watching. It is now just a shadow of its former self. Good thing they are putting it out of its misery this season. It's just too bad that Crichton himself couldn't have seen it thru to the end.
Rest in peace, Mike.