Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Cyrus, Nov 4, 2017.
Just as long as its not a pre-teen Legolas sliding down steps while shooting arrows on a small bow
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.
New Empire Mag covers (been put a week or two now):
Covers Pics at link below (spoilers)
And new character - Celebrimbor
(Pic link spoiler)
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?
EW.com has posted a guide to the Second Age, that gives a nice overview of what Tolkien wrote about it, and what we can probably expect to see in the show. Since I never read Return of the King or The Silmarilion, I found it pretty useful.
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.
Haven't heard of this. When is it due out?
In theaters on April 12, 2024.
Does that mean it's going to be in the version of Middle Earth from Peter Jackson's movies?
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.
OK, that makes sense.
They could have at least come up with an Old English name for Helm's daughter.
Very few have Tolkien's linguistic gifts.
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.
Don't you mean a cunning linguist?
You'll have to address that question to Mrs. Tolkien.
And pronounce it correctly?
So, a name that is about 50 letters long and sounds like an alien language?
Ooops... Sorry... That's Welsh.
Thought you were talking about Gaelic there for a minute
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.
Separate names with a comma.