Science on Tap Untapped at Home Netflix Party: “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”

Science on Tap
Monday, June 1, 2020
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4)
United States

For this special Untapped series Science on Tap will host a weekly movie screening via Netflix Party, featuring live chat with experts.

Hey, we miss you, too! Break up your quaran-routine with this special Untapped series. Science on Tap is hosting a weekly movie screening with Netflix Party. Guests can talk to our Science on Tap experts through the chat function, asking questions in real time and learning more about the myths and misrepresentations in some of our favorite movies.

Invite your housemates, and join us for this social-distancing Science on Tap. If you have a Netflix account and a home computer, you can join our party! This is a free event, but preregistration is required as Netflix Party limits the number of guests for each session.

How to Access Netflix Party

All preregistered guests will be sent the link to the event’s Netflix Party prior to the event start time. Make sure to download the Netflix Party extension for Google Chrome. You can learn more about Netflix Party and how to set it up on your computer at

Featured Movie

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)
It’s the height of the Cold War, and famous archaeologist Indiana Jones, returning from his latest adventure, finds out his job at Marshall College is in jeopardy. He meets Mutt, a young man who wants Indy to help him find the legendary Crystal Skull of Akator, and the pair set out for Peru. However, deadly agent Irina Spalko is searching for the powerful artifact, too, because the Soviets believe it can help them conquer the world.

Meet Our Experts

Douglas Smit is a senior fellow in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and a consulting scholar for the Cultural Heritage Center at the Penn Museum. He earned his PhD in anthropology at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and has done archaeological fieldwork in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. His current research combines anthropology, archaeology, and archival research to study the roles of indigenous peoples and mining in the development of early global market systems in the Spanish Colonial Andes. He has never found a crystal skull (nor does he expect to), but he did recently teach a class at Penn called “Archaeology and Pop Culture,” which he promises was more than just watching movies (they watched TV too). 

Sarah Linn is the research liaison at the Penn Museum. Her work focuses on making the collections and research of the museum accessible to students and visitors. She facilitates research, manages interpretive programs, provides tours and other gallery talks to visitors, and is currently co-curating an upcoming exhibition, The Stories We Wear. She received her PhD in Mediterranean archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania and specializes in Greek archaeology, particularly Minoan Crete. Like Indy, she always wears a hat while in the field but as yet has never been chased by Nazis or Russian agents.