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Rings of Power Discussion

Now that the new TV series has begun you might want to discuss it with other members and here’s the place to go.

The Rings of Power: Lord of the Rings TV show wows fans at Comic-Con

This is the Second Age, where the 20 Rings of Power are forged and the evil Sauron, Lord of Mordor, rises to assault the realms’ hard-won peace.

But what everyone really wants to know is, can it compete with Peter Jackson’s beloved Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the winner of 17 Oscars, benchmark for composers, and populariser of second breakfast?

Can The Rings of Power walk the line of pleasing them, while also making sense for viewers coming to the story for the first time?

Read more on the BBC website.

Here is the final trailer for ‘The Rings of Power’ which is due for release in September.
Amazon Prime trailer

Tolkien Estate Blocks Crypto-currency

It’s not unusual for businesses to try and profit from the work of others. Here’s one example, a currency token called JRRToken obviously hitching a ride on that famous name. Not this time though. More here.

An Italian Pastry Chef Lives Like a Hobbit

This Italian has built his own hobbit hole and lives the hobbit life. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Read more here.

New Audiobook of LOTR by Andy Serkis out this month.

Following the success of the #Hobbitathon where Andy Serkis – who played Gollum in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings film trilogies – raised over £300,000 for charity, HarperCollins decided to release an audiobook of The Hobbit with Serkis’s narration. Due to that popularity, a brand new and unabridged audiobook of The Lord of the Rings will be released in three parts in September. More here.

Amazon’s new LOTR season moves production to the UK

Production for season two of the new Amazon show will move to the UK. Read more here.

Amazon shows a glimpse of Middle Earth in the Second Age

As the shoot of the TV series wraps up in New Zealand we are given a teasing shot from the production. Find more here.

Cinema-only Cast Reunions from Alamo Drafthouse

Stephen Colbert will host a trio of cinema-only Lord of the Rings cast reunions as part of Alamo Drafthouse’s free series to encourage moviegoers to return to their local independent theaters following a year ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic.

https://drafthouse.com/event/lord-of-the-rings-cast-reunion-the-lord-of-the-rings-the-fellowship-of-the-ring-cast-reunion

New Tolkien Books.

“HarperCollins has announced a new Tolkien publication to be published on 24 June 2021. The book, The Nature of Middle-earth, is edited by Tolkien scholar Carl Hostetter and has been heralded as an unofficial 13th volume of The History of Middle-earth series.”
Read more at the Tolkien Society website.

Another report is here and here.

A new edition of The Silmarillion is also hinted at, with new illustrations by Ted Nasmith. Read more here.