Bye CB Contest #3 - Chaos, a named Kat (in Contests)

QBBarzooMonkey May 18 2005 1:26 PM EDT

The prize this time is:
Chaos (a named Katana -11 months 1 days left) [74x31] (+30) 1,304,733

First with all three correct in one response, with 1 response per player, takes it:

Chaos Theory first got a widespread introduction to "pop culture" when it was used in a wildly popular suspense/horror novel.
1. Name the novel
2. Name the author
3. Name the character in the novel who actually subscribed to Chaos Theory

If you get all 3 right, and can also name the actor who played that character in the movie version, I'll throw in 405 Slayer Arrows [15x4] (+4)

Vagabond May 18 2005 1:30 PM EDT

1. Jurassic Park
2. Michael Crichton
3. Dr. Ian Malcolm

Vagabond May 18 2005 1:30 PM EDT

and actor was Jeff Goldblum

QBBarzooMonkey May 18 2005 1:31 PM EDT

That was fast! care to go for the bonus?

QBBarzooMonkey May 18 2005 1:32 PM EDT

We have a winner! Where shall I send the goods?

LumpBot May 18 2005 1:33 PM EDT

Care to explain to the CB folk how he was involved in the chaos theory?

Achertontus [Sneezels] May 18 2005 1:36 PM EDT

the name is Chaos Theory: The Novel, author Gary Krist, and the character is Jason. i cant find the movie...

Achertontus [Sneezels] May 18 2005 1:37 PM EDT

i guess i found another novel... :(

Vagabond May 18 2005 1:38 PM EDT

Send to Vagabond, thanks Barzoo. I read that book probably a dozen times in Middle School. The first movie was good, but the rest sucked.

QBBarzooMonkey May 18 2005 1:53 PM EDT

Dr. Ian Malcolm was a world-renowned mathmetician and expert in Chaos Theory. He was hired as part of the team sent to the park to prove that it was too dangerous and needed to be shut down.
Specifically, he tried to prove way ahead of time, using Chaos Theory, that the entire idea of genetically re-introducing dinosaurs would end in disaster, and was very smug throughout the novel/movie whenever a new disasterous situation proved him right.
He was my favorite character...

Nixon Jibfest May 18 2005 2:03 PM EDT

Newman was the best character.

Lew Dodgson: You shouldn't use my name.
Dennis Nedry: [loudly] Dodgson, Dodgson, we have Dodgson here! See? Nobody cares.

Undertow May 18 2005 2:05 PM EDT

The DVD for Butterfly Effect had an AWESOME documentry on chaos theory, and the basics of how it works.
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