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by Voronwë the Faithful
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

The latest supposed revealed information is that Isildur is a main character of the show, and is believed to be played by Maxim Baldry. If so that would mean that a big part of the show would focus on the end of the Second Age and the story of the Akellabeth - the fall of Númenor. I haven't watched ...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Dune
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: Dune

Yup. And the second half has not yet been greenlit. Hopefully this one will do well enough that they will make the second part. From all accounts that I have seen it is both a brilliant movie and a fine adpatation. Still hoping to see a review from Al here (I could cut and paste what he wrote on Fac...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Asimov's "Foundation" coming to TV
Replies: 50
Views: 22555

Re: Asimov's "Foundation" coming to TV

True. I don't know that I would necessarily say that the Caves of Steel and the other robot novels are more fun to read than the Foundation novels but I could see why you would say that. I do agree that they would make better fodder for adaptation to the small (or big) screen.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Asimov's "Foundation" coming to TV
Replies: 50
Views: 22555

Re: Asimov's "Foundation" coming to TV

Caves of Steel is the first of a series of four novels featuring a human police officer, Elijah Bailey, and his humaniform robot partner, Daneel Olivaw, which are preludes to the events of the Foundation series.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Dune
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: Dune

Yay! Looking forward to seeing your reaction.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Oct 22, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Dune
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: Dune

Yeah, I heard that review too (assume you are talking about Bob Mondello).
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Oct 22, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2371
Views: 193769

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

The House has voted to hold Steven Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress and has referred it to the Dept. of Justice, which now decides whether to pursue the case. Nine Republicans joined all of the Democrats, the two GOP members of the Select Committee, and seven others, including two who did not...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Dune
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: Dune

So you are all in the same boat as me. I would like to see on the big screen, but I can't imagine being willing to venture into a theater any time soon. Eventually I'll get a chance to watch it at home I'm sure, but on my 40 inch screen it certainly won't be same.

Al, how 'bout you?
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: The Cottage of Lost Play
Topic: Dune
Replies: 30
Views: 1195

Re: Dune

Anyone planning to go see it soon? The reviews on the whole are pretty encouraging.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Tol Eressëa
Topic: Reincarnation or Past Lives
Replies: 21
Views: 376

Re: Reincarnation or Past Lives

elengil wrote: Wed Oct 20, 2021 9:49 pmIt does, however, have a bearing on the arguments people use about how "Well nobody alive today has ever experienced [trauma] so that's no excuse"... as those traumatic experiences absolutely can affect children for generations.
Absolutely.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

They may well be thinking that this could be a series that could last far more than the five years, and extend through the Third Age into the time of TH and LOTR.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

There are a lot of things that are written, some of which are true, some of which are not. There certainly is no question that the rights that were originally sold to UA, that then passed to Zaentz and from him to New Line and thus to Warner's included everything in LOTR including the appendices. We...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 831
Views: 84149

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Review of Psaki's actions (which I think clearly did violate the Hatch Act) should be conducted completely without regard to what the Trump administration did or did not do.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1249
Views: 357879

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

Technically, the FBI is conducting "law enforcement activity" at Deripaska's D.C. house. Whatever the heck that means.

FBI at Washington home of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

I would need to reserve judgment to see how they did before saying whether I would agree with that statement. ;) (And obviously, I won't get that chance because they are not doing it.) More seriously, I really can't agree with that. The disintegration of the northern kingdom, the trials and tribulat...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

Anything in the LOTR appendices (which is the only place that material exists) was already part of the existing rights that had been sold, so the Estate would not have had much to say about it.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

The show needs to find broad appeal in the general audience, not just the well-read Tolkien lore audience. And the general audiences very much associates Tolkien with Hobbits and Elves - and since they have spent a great deal of money on this show they do not want to disappoint a good portion of th...
by Voronwë the Faithful
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Lord of the Rings series!?
Replies: 506
Views: 238744

Re: Lord of the Rings series!?

I think the issue isn't with the "black" part but rather the "hobbits" part. Having a hobbit as a major character in a show set in the second age just doesn't make sense, whether they are black, white, purple or polka-dotted.
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1249
Views: 357879

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitations
by Voronwë the Faithful
Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 980
Views: 264804

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

Frelga wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 7:08 pm I would like to state for the record that both-siding Holocaust is not more horrific than both-siding slavery.
:agree: