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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth has released the most recent, “Inside the Battle” trailer(called “Official Movie 7”) in which Harvard Bonin talks about the game.

Unfortunately, The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth’s release date will be pushed back to December 6th, 2004. EA decided they would rather have a game the fans would like instead of something a gaming fan would like.

Sean Astin- book signing dates

Sean Astin’s official website has the dates for his forthcoming book tour this October. He will be signing copies of his recently published book, There and Back Again: An Actor’s Tale. The dates include 10am on 16th October at the Boston Museum of Science.

LotR Trading Card Game has posted two new articles about the expansion, “Shadows”. Site-seeing (how the cards work and the new rules) and Vive la Résistance!

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth has released the second article in their series on The Lord of the Rings : The Battle for Middle-earth. This one is about Rohan and their units and heroes.

LotR Trading Card Game has announced that the first card expansion set from the “War of the Ring” card series will be called “Shadows”. You can view more information here.

Note: It is set to be released on November 3rd, 2004

RotK Extended Edition DVD – further news

At there are some screenshots of some of the EE DVD menus along with six screenshots from the movie.

Contains some spoilers

The Book Club reads ‘The Silmarillion’

On Monday October 4th the Book Club will start reading and discussing Tolkien’s masterpiece ‘The Silmarillion’. You can find the first assignment here. For more information about the Book Club and how it works: check out The Silmarillion Info Spot, or contact me here.

RotK – Extended Edition DVD

This article at has details of some of the new scenes that will be in the Extended Edition, the content of the fifth disc in the Collector’s DVD Gift Set and news about PJ’s “extended” cameo role.

Contains some spoilers

Tolkien is one of the Great South Africans

In a recent poll of Great South Africans organised by the South African Broadcasting company, JRR Tolkien, who was born in Bloemfontein, was voted in at number 35. You can read the full story at The Mercury and see the complete list of the top 100 here.

You can read about Tolkien’s early life in South Africa in the Tolkien Biography section at CoE here.

CoE TV Guide Sept 26th – Oct 2nd

Have you ever wondered when your favorite star from Lord of the Rings will be on TV? Now you can know! The CoE TV Guide will list almost all of the shows featuring actors and actresses from Lord of the Rings, and what channel their show will be on (US only). All times EST.