Meet Edmond’s own Tyler Nelson. Things were going so well for Mr. Nelson. After studying ballet at the Kirov Academy in Washington D.C., he went on to practice professionally in Russia. He then parlayed that success into getting a role in the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel and a part in Brad Pitt’s next film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Then, he pissed off the wrong people.
In an interview with the Edmond Sun, Nelson got a bit of a big mouth and spilled what he knew of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg’s upcoming blockbuster, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. In the flick, Nelson was supposed to be a Russian soldier/dancer. After offering up spoilers, however, it is being reported that Nelson’s scene was cut. If that had been the only retribution, Tyler would have considered himself lucky.
In exacting their revenge, the first step of the Lucas/Spielberg juggernaut was to erase the offending article from public consumption. Seriously, click here and try to read it. (Luckily, Hollywood is less powerful than Google and their cache.) Step two was to obliterate, Tyler Nelson from the Wikiverse. (Again, the Google cache comes to the rescue.) Now, Spielberg’s people are thinly veiling threats about the Edmond ballerino’s chances of ever working in the movie industry again.
What is next for Tyler Nelson in his karmic retribution? There is very little left that Lucas Films can do to exact their revenge. They have carefully removed proof of his existence like the “thought police” in 1984. So, I see his IMDB profile going next. Then, one day, Tyler Nelson will not show up for a dance recital, and DreamWorks SKG will release an animated feature about a weasel named Ty who learns a lesson about telling other people’s secrets.