Lord of the Rings TV series

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  1. FreezeC77

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    Just as long as its not a pre-teen Legolas sliding down steps while shooting arrows on a small bow :D
     
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  2. Allyn Gibson

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    Russian Tolkien fandom is intense. Part of me wants to learn Russian just so I can read some of the Russian novels, like The Black Book of Arda and Beren and Luthien. I liked the idea of The Last Ringbearer, which was translated into English, if not always the execution.
     
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  4. JD

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    I was just wondering if we going to be getting any more promotional stuff soon since we're just a couple months away from it starting.
    Will they post the story after the magazine comes out or can you only read it in the magazine?
     
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    In related news (since it doesn't have its own thread and I believe we've talked about it here before), the animated film, The War of the Rohirrim, is bringing back Miranda Otto to voice Éowyn to narrate the story set 200 years prior to the trilogy, according to Deadline. Brian Cox has also joined the cast to voice the lead character, Helm Hammerhead, a king of Rohan.
     
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  7. Jedi Marso

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    Haven't heard of this. When is it due out?
     
  8. The Nth Doctor

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    In theaters on April 12, 2024.
     
  9. JD

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    Does that mean it's going to be in the version of Middle Earth from Peter Jackson's movies?
     
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    Considering Philippa Boyens, Alan Lee, John Howe, and Richard Taylor are all working it, I think it's cut from the same clothe as that trilogy but not inherently within the same "cinematic universe" (for the lack of a better term). Much like this series appears to be striving for.

    In other words, consistent for familiarity's sake but also not bound by what Jackson and company established if there's something different they want to do that might go against the trilogy.
     
  11. JD

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    OK, that makes sense.
     
  12. Skywalker

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    They could have at least come up with an Old English name for Helm's daughter.
     
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  13. Jedi Marso

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    Very few have Tolkien's linguistic gifts.
     
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    The sad thing is, you don't even need to be a fancy linguist to pick a name because theirs are based on a real language. You can literally google an Old English dictionary and find something.
     
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    Don't you mean a cunning linguist? :D
     
  16. Jedi Marso

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    You'll have to address that question to Mrs. Tolkien. :vulcan:
     
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    And pronounce it correctly?
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    So, a name that is about 50 letters long and sounds like an alien language?

    Ooops... Sorry... That's Welsh. :p
     
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    Thought you were talking about Gaelic there for a minute ;)
     
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    As someone who recently did Under Milkwood and had to have several different Welsh accents (plus my own very Yank accent), I can tell you they're not far from each other, along with touch of Eastern Indian. The accents were hard enough, but the pronunciation of Welsh words (thankfully there were only a few) was on another level. I kept ticking the director off when I'd fall back on my best Richard Burton impression. :D