Lord of the Rings series!?

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:30 am There are three different ways to interpret that suggestion.

1. Subscribe, watch the show for the full 5-10 years that it lasts, and then unsubscribe. I'm sure that I could do that, but I'm not sure I would want to.

2. Subscribe, watch the first season, then unsubscribe. Resubscribe for the second season, then unsubscribe. Rinse and repeat. I don't know whether I could -- or would want to -- do that.

3. Subscribe, watch the first episode(s). Unsubscribe. Resubscribe for the next episode, then unsubscribe. Repeat ad nauseum. I'm pretty sure that I either could not - or would not - do that.
I was mostly thinking option 2.
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Track titles for the official soundtrack...

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Stranger Wings wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:27 pm
Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 12:30 am There are three different ways to interpret that suggestion.

1. Subscribe, watch the show for the full 5-10 years that it lasts, and then unsubscribe. I'm sure that I could do that, but I'm not sure I would want to.

2. Subscribe, watch the first season, then unsubscribe. Resubscribe for the second season, then unsubscribe. Rinse and repeat. I don't know whether I could -- or would want to -- do that.

3. Subscribe, watch the first episode(s). Unsubscribe. Resubscribe for the next episode, then unsubscribe. Repeat ad nauseum. I'm pretty sure that I either could not - or would not - do that.
I was mostly thinking option 2.
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Or…if you’re not above it, borrowing someone’s Prime account once a week?
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Anyone else find it interesting that two new shows will include Númenor in them in September: Rings of Power and Star Wars’s “Andor”?
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I don't know anything about this Star Wars show. Are you just referring to the coincidence of the name, or do they genuinely make a reference to The Land of Gift?
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:22 pm I don't know anything about this Star Wars show. Are you just referring to the coincidence of the name, or do they genuinely make a reference to The Land of Gift?
Just the name (as an aside, it’s a precursor to Rogue One, and it looks phenomenal).

As for coincidences, I don’t think it is, as one of the chief creatives at Lucasfilm is a big Tolkien fan who’s quite well-versed in the Silmarillion.
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Very Tolkienian!
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I have to admit, I really like what I’ve seen of the harfoot/ Stranger plotline, and thus far find them to feel more authentic than PJ’s largely cartoonish hobbits.


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They seem to be very popular with those who have seen the advanced showings.
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Holy cow does Khazad-dûm look incredible or what?

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Voronwë the Faithful wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 10:55 pm Saw this on Facebook. There was no link and no original French text, so I have no idea whether it is real, or accurate. Seems to be, though. ETA: Here's the original: https://image.noelshack.com/fichiers/20 ... 061125.jpg
French interview with John Howe about his work on the series
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Númenor?
I began by designing the map of Númenor, which is going to be of significant importance in the series: a vast island located off the coast of Middle-earth. Tolkien drew a lot of maps in his lifetime, but not this one. So we had to visualize what this world was like before the cataclysm that brought it down. We proceeded by doing a lot of research in the texts, grabbing a word here, an indication there... We had to locate it, check its size, set up the cities and different places. We spent a lot of time to know who could have built such road and when...

Confronting the fans?
And at some point, we put this map online. Twenty minutes later, a fan sent us a message to tell us that we had made two mistakes: a city and an estuary were wrong!
Didn't Tolkien draw a map of Númenor?
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Christopher says in the Introduction to Unfinished Tales, "I have redrawn the map from a little rapid sketch, the only one, as it appears, that my father ever made of Númenor. Only names or features found on the original have been entered on the redrawing." So, yes, but the map that we are all most familiar with was redrawn by Christopher.

ETA: In Wayne and Christina's paper "'I Wisely Started with a Map': J.R.R. Tolkien as Cartographer" in The Great Tales Never End they write: "When Tolkien came in the late 1930s and early 1940s to write about the star-shaped island Númenor, raised in the Great Sea between Valinor and Middle-earth, he seems again to have worked without a map to guide him. There are three renderings of Númenor among his papers, but they were made comparatively late, around 1960."
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Voronwë the Faithful wrote:Holy cow does Khazâd-dûm look incredible or what?
I like this dwarf. He looks like a dwarf.

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I'd say that he looks like Reb Shlomo of Chelm, but you probably never heard of him.
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This is a long (4 minutes) spoilerly clip showing Elrond in Khazâd-dûm.

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