RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,605
Posts: 5,404,782
Members: 24,871
Currently online: 583
Newest member: Engelbert

TrekToday headlines

Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Vol. 2 Comic
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Cumberbatch In War Of Roses Miniseries
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

Trek 3 Filming Location Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Oct 1

October-November 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Cho Selfie TV Alert
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

TPTB To Shatner: Shhh!
By: T'Bonz on Sep 30

Mystery Mini Vinyl Figure Display Box
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

The Red Shirt Diaries Episode Five
By: T'Bonz on Sep 29

Shatner In Trek 3? Well Maybe
By: T'Bonz on Sep 28

Retro Review: Shadows and Symbols
By: Michelle on Sep 27


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 1 2011, 07:43 PM   #196
Goliath
Vice Admiral
 
Goliath's Avatar
 
Location: The Fifth Dimension
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

^That's true. "Riddles in the Dark" was revised: the original version followed the story that Bilbo told Gandalf and the dwarves afterward.

Yet strangely, no one ever accused Tolkien of raping their childhood.
__________________
An illusion--with intelligence! A malignant vision, with a will of pure evil!
Goliath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2 2011, 02:54 AM   #197
Rosalind
TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Ian McKellen just confirmed that Benedict Cumberbatch will be a part of Hobbit. And from the description, it sounds like BC will be Smaug, esp. considering the "what can he be playing?" line.

Last edited by Rosalind; June 2 2011 at 07:29 AM. Reason: misspelt Sir Ian's name wrong first time around
Rosalind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2 2011, 07:06 AM   #198
Evil Headhunter
Doctor of TARDIS
 
Evil Headhunter's Avatar
 
Location: Emh
Send a message via ICQ to Evil Headhunter Send a message via AIM to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Yahoo to Evil Headhunter
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

I saw that earlier today and that's my impression as well. I can't wait for the verbal jousting between Freeman and Cumberbatch.
__________________
"Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith [is] an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture." - Lynne M. Thomas

"I'm in Hell and it's full of Avons!" - Vila
Evil Headhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2 2011, 07:37 AM   #199
Jar Jar Binks
Admiral
 
Jar Jar Binks's Avatar
 
Location: Skywalker
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

The way McKellen answered the question certainly does make it sound like that's what he'll be playing.
Jar Jar Binks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2 2011, 10:18 AM   #200
Rosalind
TrekLit's Dr Rose Mod
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

I can just see it now: As Bilbo walked through the tunnel towards the dragon's lair, he heard "bored, BORED, BORED!" bellowed down.
Rosalind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 2 2011, 12:49 PM   #201
Evil Headhunter
Doctor of TARDIS
 
Evil Headhunter's Avatar
 
Location: Emh
Send a message via ICQ to Evil Headhunter Send a message via AIM to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Yahoo to Evil Headhunter
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Rosalind wrote: View Post
I can just see it now: As Bilbo walked through the tunnel towards the dragon's lair, he heard "bored, BORED, BORED!" bellowed down.


I can actually see PJ doing that, too.
__________________
"Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith [is] an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture." - Lynne M. Thomas

"I'm in Hell and it's full of Avons!" - Vila

Last edited by Evil Headhunter; June 3 2011 at 04:12 AM.
Evil Headhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 3 2011, 03:41 AM   #202
Set Harth
Rear Admiral
 
Set Harth's Avatar
 
Location: Police State
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Maybe he'll be playing a troll.
__________________
Thank you very much for your concern, sir, but he does not need your religion, he has science and socialism and birthdays.
Set Harth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 3 2011, 05:30 PM   #203
Neroon
Mod of balance
 
Neroon's Avatar
 
Location: On my ship the Rocinante
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Rosalind wrote: View Post
I can just see it now: As Bilbo walked through the tunnel towards the dragon's lair, he heard "bored, BORED, BORED!" bellowed down.
Niiice.... !
__________________
"Those who promote peace have joy."
- Proverbs 12:20
Neroon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 5 2011, 02:03 PM   #204
DWF
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Neroon wrote: View Post
Rosalind wrote: View Post
I can just see it now: As Bilbo walked through the tunnel towards the dragon's lair, he heard "bored, BORED, BORED!" bellowed down.
Niiice.... !
I don't know how Bilbo could walk though that tunnel with all that Smaug in it.
__________________
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books
DWF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 17 2011, 02:32 PM   #205
Evil Headhunter
Doctor of TARDIS
 
Evil Headhunter's Avatar
 
Location: Emh
Send a message via ICQ to Evil Headhunter Send a message via AIM to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Evil Headhunter Send a message via Yahoo to Evil Headhunter
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

More Cumberbatch news (just when you didn't think there would be more):

Benedict Cumberbatch Voicing Smaug AND The Necromancer!

Close on the heels of their exclusive that Luke Evans has been cast in the role of Bard the Bowman, Deadline.com has broken another exclusive that Benedict Cumberbatch will be voicing the character of both Smaug the Dragon and the Necromancer in The Hobbit.
Via Deadline.com: After reporting today that Luke Evans will play Bard in the Peter Jackson-directed The Hobbit and wondering who’ll voice the dragon Smaug, Deadline can now tell you that it will be Benedict Cumberbatch. He’ll portray Smaug via motion capture. He is already on the picture, providing the voice of the character Necromancer.
Head over to Deadline.com for the complete article.
Oh, yeah, and Luke Evans (not, unfortunately, David Tennant) is Bard the Bowman.
__________________
"Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith [is] an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture." - Lynne M. Thomas

"I'm in Hell and it's full of Avons!" - Vila
Evil Headhunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18 2011, 08:48 PM   #206
Jar Jar Binks
Admiral
 
Jar Jar Binks's Avatar
 
Location: Skywalker
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Smaug and the Necromancer? Nice.

I was never on the 'Tennant as Bard' bandwagon. He's too skinny and scrawny, IMO.
Jar Jar Binks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18 2011, 08:56 PM   #207
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Isn't a bard a minstrel or something? The guy shot an arrow. There's no reason he couldn't be scrawny. But it doesn't particularly matter to me either way.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18 2011, 09:10 PM   #208
Sindatur
Vice Admiral
 
Sindatur's Avatar
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
Isn't a bard a minstrel or something? The guy shot an arrow. There's no reason he couldn't be scrawny. But it doesn't particularly matter to me either way.
A Bard is a storyteller, modern day would generally refer to a writer specifically, I believe
__________________
One Day I hope to be the Man my Cat thinks I am

Where are we going? And why are we in this Handbasket?
Sindatur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18 2011, 09:17 PM   #209
Jar Jar Binks
Admiral
 
Jar Jar Binks's Avatar
 
Location: Skywalker
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Alidar Jarok wrote: View Post
Isn't a bard a minstrel or something? The guy shot an arrow. There's no reason he couldn't be scrawny. But it doesn't particularly matter to me either way.
His name is Bard, but he's not a bard. And, IIRC, to be any good at archery (at least prior to modern compound bows with all the fancy technology) you usually needed good upper body strength.

Last edited by Jar Jar Binks; June 18 2011 at 09:42 PM.
Jar Jar Binks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 18 2011, 10:19 PM   #210
Alidar Jarok
Everything in moderation but moderation
 
Alidar Jarok's Avatar
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Yeah, but I could still see Tennant filling that role. You don't need to be hulking to fit the role.
__________________
When on Romulus, Do as the Romulans
Alidar Jarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
hobbit, lord of the rings, peter jackson, tolkien

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.