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News for Nov. 04, 2001

Media Watch: In Style Magazine (AKA Sexy Blanchett Pics!)

11/04/01, 11:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Cleo sends along these great scans of our lovely Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) from 'In Style' Magazine. [More]

Media Watch: Columbus Dispatch

11/04/01, 11:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Väinämöinen of Wellinghall sends along 2 articles from the Columbus Dispatch. [More]

Oxford Don Pans Tolkien

11/04/01, 9:59 pm EST - Xoanon

An Oxford don has sensationally panned last century's most popular work, branding JRR Tolkien's Lord of the Rings 'an error-ridden pot-boiler' it emerged today. [More]

Media Watch: Spain's 'ABC' Newspaper

11/04/01, 9:55 pm EST - Xoanon

James writes in to say that "ABC" newspaper in Spain had a 23 page display which included interviews with Liv Tyler (Arwen) and Elijah Wood (Frodo), the LOTR phenomenon and info on Tolkien's life in Oxford. [More]

Omigod! Bungo Jackson and Belladonna Walsh!

11/04/01, 4:17 pm EST - Tehanu

Among the exhibits at Casa Loma are some portraits of Bilbo's family including his parents Belladonna Took and Bungo Baggins. Eagle-eyed Ringer Matt saw the resemblence between these portraits and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh! Imagine the hobbit on the left WITHOUT a beard....[More] Meanwhile on TheBastardsHaveLanded there's a rare pic of Fran Walsh at the bottom of this page, for comparison.

LOTR special on National Geographic Channel

11/04/01, 3:25 pm EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Lucifer, who wrote to alert us about the National Geographic Channel one-hour special that some of you will be able to see. There will be 5 sections; each discusses a different aspect of LOTR(both the movie and the book). They interviewed the director, actors,Tom Shippey, even some archeology expert from University of York.

Lucifer clarifies (after your many emails) "I only know the on air date will be close to each region's FOTR premiere date"

LOTR Score Review.

11/04/01, 3:21 pm EST - Tehanu

Amazon.com has an editorial review of the Shore LOTR soundtrack CD. It's not as impartial as a critic's or customer's review but still paints a good picture of what you can expect to hear. [More] Thanks to Mike B for that!

Media Watch: The value of fantasy

11/04/01, 3:16 pm EST - Tehanu

The Guardian Observer talks about Harry Potter and LOTR, mostly looking at how successful they BOTH are and speculating on why. [More]

Thanks to Neil B.

Media Watch: The Boston Globe

11/04/01, 12:15 pm EST - Xoanon

A girl sits in a room, alone, holding a book. A friend told her it was good, but she doesn't know much beyond that; still, she's willing to try it. She opens the book and begins to read. [More]

Best New Commercial

11/04/01, 12:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Marc tells us of a link where you can download one of the new LOTR commercials, this one featuring Gandalf. This one is the best in my opinion, lots of new stuff! [More]

Middle Earth Looks Astonishing

11/04/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Joel K gives us a scan from The Chronicle Herald in Halifax NS. [More]

Media Watch: USA Today

11/04/01, 11:54 am EST - Xoanon

Hollywood may need all of its magic to capture the USA's attention this holiday season, given the distractions of war and terrorism. [More]

The wizard: Peter Jackson [More]

SHOP: Treason At Isengard Intelliblock Set

11/04/01, 11:50 am EST - Xoanon

Blick sends along scans of the intelliblocks set from deep within Orthanc... [More]

World Series Hits A Home Run

11/04/01, 10:30 am EST - Strider

According to ShowbizData.com, 23.6 million people (give or take) would have watched the Fellowship of the Ring commercial shown during Game 4 of the World Series on Wednesday. [More]

News for Nov. 03, 2001

GAMING: Games Workshop Reviews

11/03/01, 8:50 pm EST - DarthCaeser

The LOTR tabletop miniatures are finally available from Games Workshop. In that spirit, I have done reviews of some of the miniatures I've received from Games Workshop. [More]

Official Site: New Desktop Series 'Creatures'

11/03/01, 6:05 pm EST - Strider

After finishing the Fellowship series, New Line now have created the first three ultra-cool desktop images in their new series: Creatures. Check out the meanest minions of Middle-Earth for your PC and Mac. [More]

'Enhanced' CD Details!

11/03/01, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Thanks to Winckles we finally know what the difference is between the regular LOTR:FOTR score and the 'Enhanced Limited-Edition' version! Check this out! [More]

Read LOTR In 5 Seconds

11/03/01, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out this hilarious 'short version' of LOTR, and when I mean short...I mean SHORT [More]

Media Watch: Who Weekly

11/03/01, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Ema senda along the latest addition of 'Who Weekly' relating to the Australian Premiere of The Fellowship of the Ring in Sydney on the 21st of December. [More]


11/03/01, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Do you live in Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, or anywhere else close enough to Champaign, IL, to make it worth your drive to see Fellowship on opening night with your fellow Ringers, with no standing in line? TORN Staffer Anwyn is organizing a BIG event for you folks! Click here for more info! (Montreal announcements coming soon!) [More]

LOTR Bookmarks

11/03/01, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Alisha sends along 8 scans of some very nice LOTR bookmarks she managed to get at her high school, very cool stuff indeed. [More]

Casa Loma Booklet Scans

11/03/01, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a gander at the cool Casa Loma Booklet handed out during the exhibit. [More]

Media Watch: Cinescape Magazine

11/03/01, 12:44 pm EST - Xoanon

Marwën sends along these scans from the latest issue of 'Cinescape Magazine' (one of my personal favs -Xo). Take a look at 'A Tale of Two Hobbits'. [More]

News for Nov. 02, 2001

The Independent notices Tolkien' Letters.

11/02/01, 10:51 pm EST - Tehanu

UK paper reviews the letters being auctioned at Christie's [See Below.] Letters to friends are where a person unburdens themselves of their troubles, but watch out when biographers find them and draw conclusions... [More]

Thanks to Abdul for the link.

Media Watch: Homme Arena Magazine

11/02/01, 8:01 pm EST - Strider

Thanks to Rhiannon Took and Bloomin' Marvellous we have a whole bunch of Orlando Bloom photos and transcript from a recent Homme Magazine article. [More]

Lord of the Rings on Cheerios

11/02/01, 7:37 pm EST - Strider

Thanks to Ringer Spy Jacko, we have some great scans from the UK of the new Cheerios boxes which feature Lord of the Rings packaging and offer some free goodies (2002 calendar & special poster). [More]

Hall of Fire Chats for November 3rd and 4th

11/02/01, 6:02 pm EST - Strider

With Aragorn at the helm, the Fellowship are forced to turn away from Moria and its bottomless depths which they believe to be the resting place of Gandalf the Grey. The eight walkers stumble upon Lothlórien, the Golden Wood and for a brief moment offer a respite from their troubles. This weekend, the Hall of Fire discusses all this and more as we examine Book II, Chapter VI of Fellowship of the Ring - Lothlórien [More]

Wenham's 'Bank' Tours Regus London FF

11/02/01, 5:40 pm EST - Xoanon

The Bank, starring David Wenham (Faramir) and Anthony LaPaglia, is touring the UK as part of the Regus London Film Festival On Tour. [More]

Media Watch: Empire Magazine

11/02/01, 5:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest pics from Empire Magazine. [More]

Otto's 'Nature' Out In Limited Release

11/02/01, 2:21 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest Miranda Otto (Eowyn) comedy 'Human Nature' is out in the US, although only in select cities. [More]

Would You Like Fries With That?

11/02/01, 1:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Miami Mofo sends us along a scan from the latest LOTR related plug at your local Burger King. [More]

Boston B&N Added to LOTR Day Event

11/02/01, 12:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Another Boston location to celebrate LOTR Day on November 8th! Check it out! [More]

LOTR Auction At Christie's

11/02/01, 12:46 pm EST - Xoanon

Wenigweiser writes: On Nov 16th at Christie's there will be the following auction (estimated to bring in 25,000-35,000 British pounds). Maybe one of your readers has too much money. [More]

Discuss 'The Hobbit' At TWP.com

11/02/01, 12:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Be sure to check out washingtonpost.com for an online discussion about 'The Hobbit' today, take a looksee! [More]

Bring On The Die Hards

11/02/01, 12:31 pm EST - Xoanon

It's cold in Norway right now isn't it?

Check out these die hard LOTR fans (I mean, even I'm not dressing up..) in Norway, waiting outside the theatre to get some tickets for the LOTR Premiere. [More]

Potter Vs Frodo Article #6 million and 4

11/02/01, 12:23 pm EST - Xoanon

Really..it's getting tiring..

IT’S the battle of the broomsticks, the struggle of the sorcerers, the war of the wands. Sun movie critic NEIL ROBERTS marks each film out of ten for its appeal in a range of categories to predict which will cast the greatest spell over the nation. [More]

The One Ring Contest in France

11/02/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Vibro Boy sends along word of a new contest in France..take a look! [More]

SHOP: LOTR Ring Replicas

11/02/01, 12:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Queen Of Naboo finds The One Ring...and lives to tell the tale... [More]

More On The BK Contest

11/02/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

Meriadoc sends along a bit more info on stage 2 of the BK contest, win a trip to the premiere in NYC! [More]

Halloween Costume Party Contest Reminder!

11/02/01, 11:47 am EST - Calisuri

Well, Halloween is over. Did you dress up like a character from Tolkien's world? Was your costume REALLY good? Did you remember to take a picture? Send us your pictures and enter the Halloween Costume Party Contest! Only a few days left to submit your entry! [More]

News for Nov. 01, 2001

Just How Cool Is This?

11/01/01, 11:37 pm EST - Xoanon

Andrew sends along this very cool piece of work, he actually translated the moria wall pic we have from Casa Loma, very cool! [More]

Two Articles From The NZ Evening Post

11/01/01, 11:29 pm EST - Xoanon

John sends along these two clips from The NZ Evening Post. [More]

Hobbit Play Comes To London

11/01/01, 11:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy The Jedi Ringer Spy writes in to tell us that Brian Sibley's dramatization of the Hobbit will be performed by the Lansbury Players at the Emery Theater,London. [More]

SHOP: LOTR Clothes

11/01/01, 11:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the scan Rene send along, some coolio LOTR clothes to be had in Europe. [More]

Tom Shippey Interview

11/01/01, 11:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Scott chimes in to tell us that the November/December issue of the Mars Hill Audio Journal has an interview with Tom Shippey about his book: JRR Tolkien: Author of the Century. [More]

America Online as VCR and Social Secretary

11/01/01, 11:01 pm EST - Xoanon

The flying saucers — those ubiquitous free America Online CD's in the mail, mall and magazines — are back as AOL gears up to distribute Version 7.0 to the public. [More]

Casa Loma Pics Round 3

11/01/01, 10:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out these pics from The Other Chris, take a look at all these goodies! [More]

'May It Be' Full Lyrics

11/01/01, 9:38 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out our community site 'elvish.org' for a full translation of Enya's Quenyan lyrics, some very cool stuff! [More]

Let The Line-Ups Begin!

11/01/01, 9:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Ancient sends along this story (in norwegian mind you), about a funky group of die-hard LOTR fans already in line! Check this out, and don't mind the smell. [More]

Behind The Scenes

11/01/01, 6:26 pm EST - Strider

While in Barlimans, nilf pointed out to me that Slashdot.org posted an article (that we posted online on October 25th) recapping recent articles about technology used in LOTR and the film industry. [More]

GAMING: TCG In Decipher's Store

11/01/01, 4:37 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Decipher has added the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game to their online store. [More]

Check out our collection of Decipher images, if you're not excited about the TCG yet, you will be. [More]

Casa Loma Pics Galore!

11/01/01, 2:52 pm EST - Xoanon

Rob sends along these FANTASTIC pics from the Casa Loma Exhibit! Check these out! More to come! [More]

3 Samples From The LOTR:FOTR Score!

11/01/01, 12:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Thanks to the coolio french folks at www.elbakin.com (ENGLISH TRANSLATION HERE), we can now hear 3 clips from the LOTR: FOTR Score!!! Take a listen to Aniron, Lothlorien and Concerning Hobbits!

Weekly Ebay Items

11/01/01, 11:13 am EST - Xoanon

Take a look at all the goodies you can bid on via eBay! [More]

JVC Goodies In Stores Today?

11/01/01, 11:00 am EST - Xoanon

News from a spy within a few well placed camps involved with marketing is reporting something interesting to me today. He/She says that the coolio JVC/LOTR themed DVD players may be out on shelves starting today, take a trip to your local electronics store and have a looksee!

More On Enya & December 19th Connection?

11/01/01, 10:54 am EST - Xoanon

Gothmog and Wife send along two interesting bits of news. One involves Enya and a possibly 3rd LOTR song? Another has a very cool December 19th connection that I bet New Line didn't even know about ;) [More]

Red Carpet For Rings

11/01/01, 10:45 am EST - Xoanon

John sends along this scan of 2 articles from the NZ Evening Post, one about a street party for Rings and another about the quest for a red carpet. [More]

Casa Loma Pics Prt. 2

11/01/01, 10:26 am EST - Xoanon

Another lucky Casa Loma visitor has dropped by and handed us quite a few cool pics from the exhibit, check them out! [More]

LOTR Bookmarks

11/01/01, 10:18 am EST - Xoanon

Yaksha sends us these coolio LOTR bookmarks passed on to him from his brother. [More]

LOTR desktop game in White Dwarf

11/01/01, 8:36 am EST - leo

I have just picked up the latest edition of Australian / New Zealand 'White Dwarf'. The latest edition has 36 pages of information for the release of the new Games Workshop Lord of the Rings desktop game.

Thanks to Adam for that. Wow.. 36 pages, anyone wanna scan 'em?

For more news about the upcoming Games Workshop tabletop games and other LOTR-inspired games, be sure to check the Gaming Havens frequently!

LOTR Fair in Denmark

11/01/01, 8:24 am EST - leo

Ringer Spy Kim informs us about an upcoming LOTR fair in Copenhagen, Denmark this saturday..

The main focus will be the new Games Workshop game, but the importers of the film, bokshops, Bree - the Tolkiensociety of Copenhagen and Tolkien inspired LARP group will also be attending. [More] (Warning, Danish ahead..)

E!Online Updates

11/01/01, 3:19 am EST - Tehanu

Every LOTR fan's favourite day of the month - the E!Online update. This month talks about the finishing touches to the movie, the vision that inspired New Line to take it on, and NZ's preparations for the night the film premieres here. There's even a mention of a certain 'fantourism' venture proposed by Tehanu&friends! [More]

Weta Collectibles in NZ

11/01/01, 2:58 am EST - Tehanu

The NZ Fighter Pilot's Museum has put up images of the Sideshow Weta LOTR collectibles they're selling. They offer a fantastic deal if you're a customer from TORN! [More]

Official Movie Guide in NZ.

11/01/01, 2:35 am EST - Tehanu

Good news from Sarroc - Dymocks bookstores have been granted a license to sell the LOTR official movie guides. "Dymocks will also be selling the Official movie companion, and a few other items, including a range of the new LOTR movie figurines." Check them out from Nov. 5 onwards.

Weta Digital Effects.

11/01/01, 2:21 am EST - Tehanu

There's a great article for SFX technophiles over at DigitalProducer.com all about the challenges faced by the team that made the CGI for LOTR.

Download 2 New Commercials NOW!

11/01/01, 12:18 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Marc was savvy enough to record and upload 2 of the new LOTR commercials appearing on TNT or FOX or both. Check them out! A very choice few new lines and scenes, Lothlorien shot I'm sure or my name isn't X, check it out, very cool indeed! [More]

News for Oct. 31, 2001

LOTR Commercial For Game 4

10/31/01, 10:13 pm EST - Xoanon

From: AW

Just to let you know there was a different LOTR trailer tonight, Wednesday 10-31-01, in a commercial during Game 4 of the World Series. There was a little bit of new footage including some more lines by Arwen, some new Lurtz/orc shots, and some new various other footage shots.

Bloom's 'Hawk' Opens For Oscar

10/31/01, 10:11 pm EST - Xoanon

HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Based on stellar early screenings, Sony has opted to open ``Black Hawk Down'' for a limited Oscar qualifying run Dec. 28. [More]

Another LOTR Commercial?

10/31/01, 10:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Jack recently saw an Aragorn themed LOTR: FOTR commercial, and he wants to tell you about it. [More]

Casa Loma Report #2

10/31/01, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon

From: James

I'm just back from the "A Journey to Middle Earth" show at Casa Loma in Toronto. You've no doubt received some other reports, but I thought I'd just toss in my own two cents. Casa Loma, a 19th Century Gothic Revival "castle" in a posh neighbourhood in Toronto, was an excellent venue for the show, and they made good use of the spaces available. [More]

Lord of the Rings Archive Set for London Auction

10/31/01, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon

LONDON (Reuters) - An archive showing the development of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy ``The Lord of the Rings'' is expected to fetch up to 35,000 pounds ($50,940) when it goes under the hammer next month. [More]

Media Watch: Seventeen Magazine

10/31/01, 7:36 pm EST - Xoanon

I just got the new Dec.2001 issue of Seventeen magazine with Britney Spears on the cover and it mentions LOTR. On page 132,it has a small photo of Galadriel kissing Frodo on the head and says by the Shrek DVD: "Cuddle up with the Shrek DV Or better yet, venture out to the Fellowship of the Rings"

Norwegian Ticket Sales Event

10/31/01, 7:34 pm EST - Xoanon

From: FB

I've got somenews about the Norwegian ticketsale in Oslo. It will start Monday morning at 08:00, November 5th. At sunrise, just before the ticketbooths open, an event will be staged. [More]

One-Stop Marketing Machine Trudges on With AOL 7.0

10/31/01, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Aiming to tap into the hordes of J.R.R. Tolkien fans eagerly awaiting The Fellowship of the Ring -- the first film in New Line Cinema's cinematic version of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy -- to market AOL 7.0, America Online Inc. launched a sweepstakes contest featuring trips to New Zealand to catch the December premiere. [More]

Sci-Fi Cartoon Contest

10/31/01, 7:09 pm EST - Xoanon

John Cook sends in the good word on a contest running at www.sev.com [More]

JRD: 'It'll be the biggest film of all time'

10/31/01, 7:00 pm EST - Xoanon

TORONTO -- Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies is taking a page from baseball legend Babe Ruth in predicting the commercial prospects of the upcoming film adaptation of "Lord Of The Rings." [More]

Dame Judy Dench To Read Tolkien

10/31/01, 6:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Megil a Guerilla dishes out the skinny on the coolness being aired on November 22nd on PBS (home of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf all those years ago), check it out! [More]

SHOP: Coolio Houghton Mifflin Goodies

10/31/01, 6:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Tolkien Girl sends along 2 links to the great folks at Houghton Mifflin, check out a timeline and goodie gallery! [More]

GAMING: Decipher Updates

10/31/01, 6:43 pm EST - Strider

If you are following the Decipher LOTR TCG then you will be more than pleased with the deluge of Decipher news! Card image, contests, message boards, and merchandise, its all there! [More]

Kellogg's Offer Prizes to German Fans

10/31/01, 6:37 pm EST - Strider

Herr-Der-Ringe claim that the German Kellogg's site are offering German fans a chance to win 50 film posters or 3 radio-plays. Don't ask me what a radio-play is... [More]

'Rings Filming Creates Jobs

10/31/01, 6:19 pm EST - Strider

The number of jobs in the film and television industry in New Zealand more than doubled in the last year, largely the result of the Lord of the Rings movie project, the Screen Producers and Directors Association (Spada) says. [More]

Props on Display Show 'Obsessive' Attention to Detail

10/31/01, 5:24 pm EST - Strider

"The level of detail that went into creating the 300-odd pieces of equipment on display until Nov. 11 at the historic Casa Loma is astonishing - beyond obsessive. It's the only North American location where the props will be displayed. Chainmail, swords, daggers, leather jerkins, helmets, banners, books, pipes, glass, arrows - they are just a taste of the 20,000 lovingly hand-crafted for the movies." [More]

Wanna Hear Enya's 'MAY IT BE' Right Now?!

10/31/01, 12:12 pm EST - Xoanon

While hosting the song proved WAY too taxing on our servers, you can still download it from inscifi.net that is, until that gets torn down. So go fast! [More]

USA Today's Ultimate Poll

10/31/01, 10:33 am EST - leo

Ringer Spy Noah sends in word about yet another LOTR-Harry Potter poll. Well.. sort of poll anyway... [More]

Peter Jackson's Birthday!

10/31/01, 8:53 am EST - Xoanon

Although it has already passed in New Zealand, today, October 31st, is PJ's Birthday. Peter was born on October 31st, 1961 in New Zealand. That makes him the BIG 4-0 today! Have a good one PJ!

Wanna meet Brian Sibley and Jude Fisher?

10/31/01, 8:46 am EST - leo

Ringer Spy TG dropped us a note saying that Brian Sibley (author of The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide), and Jude Fisher (author of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion) will be in 'Borders' on Oxford Street, London on November 6th talking about the books and the upcoming movies. The event will start at 6:30 pm.

First Casa Loma PICTURES!

10/31/01, 8:43 am EST - Xoanon

EXCLUSIVE Ringer Spy AR sends in these pics from Casa Loma, before the event is even open! Take a look at pics of all types of swords, Elven cutlery, costumes, John Rhys-Davies and the WitchKings Crown! [More]

Meeting Billy Boyd

10/31/01, 2:03 am EST - Calisuri

Barliman regular TheWhiteLadyofRohan recently had a chance to meet Billy Boyd! Learn a bit more about the actor who will play Peregrin Took. [More]

First Casa Loma Report!!!

10/31/01, 12:34 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Kim sends along the first review of the Casa Loma Exhibit!! Take a looksee! [More]

New LOTR Trailer During Sports Events

10/31/01, 12:30 am EST - Xoanon

Our mailbox was flooded this evening with email about excited LOTR fans who were surprised to see a semi-new LOTR:FOTR commercial during a break of Game 3 of the World Series and an NBA Game. [More]

News for Oct. 30, 2001

SHOP: The Books

10/30/01, 11:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Pippin-Took just wanted to let everyone know that the "Fellowship of the Ring Visual Companion" and the "Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide" are in stock at Amazon.com right now! [More]

NY Times Talks Tolkien

10/30/01, 11:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out an entire LOTR section of the New York Times website. Thanks to The42ndGuy for the tip! [More]

Wenham's 'Better Than Sex' Reviewed

10/30/01, 10:05 pm EST - Jincey

David Wenham, LOTR's Faramir, stars in the Australian romantic comedy Better Than Sex. The Nov 5th issue of People Magazine has a short review. [More]

MEDIA WATCH: Gimli & Merry Report on JAM!showbiz

10/30/01, 9:52 pm EST - Jincey

Phelonius checked in at Barliman's with this news: From Canoe Internet Network's online JAM!showbiz report comes a great article about John Rhys-Davies, Gimli, and Dominic Monaghan, Merry, speaking with reporters in Toronto to promote the opening of the "Journey To Middle-Earth" exhibit at Casa Loma, of props and costumes from the movie. [More]

Inquest Gamer Mag's Countdown Number 3

10/30/01, 7:59 pm EST - Tookish

From Gamesmaster Berendir: The latest Inquest Gamer is full of Lord of the Rings gaming goodness! Read what EA and Sierra have to do with Tolkien games, the progress of Decipher, and past LOTR TCG's and role playing games. Check out the scans to read all the great info from Inquest Gamer # 78 - October 2001. [More]

Comic Minds Behind 'Rings Parody

10/30/01, 6:07 pm EST - Strider

Chris sent me in this article from...somewhere...which talks about the comic minds behind the new animated series spoof on Lord of the Rings called 'Edward the Less', which hd its pilot episode this week. [More]

GAMING: Decipher Updates!

10/30/01, 3:41 pm EST - DarthCaeser

Gaming and Movie SPOILERS!
Lots of updates from Decipher, including a complete Card and Spoiler list! [More]

Enhanced LOTR Score Packaging!

10/30/01, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon

I know you may say...what? But this is a very cool pic from Ringer Spy white Owl, check out packaging for the Limited Edition Leather Bound Lord of the Rings CD. It's very cool, and may very well be the 'enhanced' score that everyone wants to know about! [More]

MediaWatch: WIRED reports Final Cut is in the US

10/30/01, 11:12 am EST - Calisuri

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Over the weekend a precious cargo reached the shores of the United States -- the final cut of the first film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. [More]

Thanks to Cassandra and Phil for the heads up.

LOTR: FOTR DVD: 12 Hours of Extras?

10/30/01, 8:45 am EST - Xoanon

From: Alatar

I just got my Amazon.com daily mailshot and noticed the following paragraph. Here's a new way to gauge a DVD: how many hours can one spend watching just the extras? Several recent DVDs claim two to four hours of bonus material, but here comes Shrek boasting 11 hours of entertaining extras. Its reign will be short-lived in the world of hype, however; a still unnamed 2002 DVD release is boasting 12 hours of extras! We'll keep you in the loop on that one.

History Channel Talks LOTR

10/30/01, 8:42 am EST - Xoanon

From: Eldar

Have you or anyone else seen the commercials on History channel(Canada)? One is for the Casa Loma exhibit, the other for the "Trivia Quest" that seems to involve Chapters, Burger King and a bunch of other companies. Both commericals use bits of existing trailers.

SHOP: The Quest CD

10/30/01, 8:41 am EST - Xoanon

Mike sends along this story and a link of a new Tolkien inspired CD you can buy and bring joy to your ears. [More]

Aragorn on Cheerios Box in UK

10/30/01, 7:16 am EST - Strider

Fi noticed while doing her local shopping that Viggo Mortensen was on the cover of a box of Cheerios, endorsing a deal to collect a LOTR poster or calendar. Some UK ringer send me a scan.

Auckland 'Middle-earth' for a week?

10/30/01, 6:37 am EST - Tehanu

Nah, only in the minds of some reporters at the Sunday Telegraph. This last week has been a splendid illustration of Terry Pratchett's observation that a lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on. [More]

Tours to NZ for the fans?

10/30/01, 6:18 am EST - Tehanu

Last week I mentioned to a Wellington newspaper that I was involved in trying to set up a venture that would bring fans to NZ. I thought that would generate some useful local awareness. The amount of international attention it generated has left us a bit overwhelmed. [More]

News for Oct. 29, 2001

Royal Selangor's NEW Rings-Inspired Pewterware

10/29/01, 11:12 pm EST - Jincey

I recently had the opportunity, at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, to see the complete line of Royal Selangor's Lord of the Rings pewterware. [More]

New Wizards Screensaver

10/29/01, 8:45 pm EST - Xoanon

The official site has been updated with the addition of a very cool Wizards screensaver featuring both Gandalf and Saruman! [More]

New Billy Boyd Interview

10/29/01, 8:40 pm EST - Xoanon

Check out the latest RealAudio interview on BillyBoyd.net! [More]

Unscramble The Hobbits

10/29/01, 8:36 pm EST - Xoanon

I once played with one of these things in a car all the way from Florida to Montreal when I was a kid, I was so focused on it I threw up around Virginia... But I digress, play this coolio game, vomit not included. [More]

Lord of the Rings to set NZ cash registers ringing

10/29/01, 8:33 pm EST - Xoanon

AFP - New Zealand is seeing multi-million-dollar signs as the first film based on JRR Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy premiers, media reported. [More]

The ONE Flick

10/29/01, 8:28 pm EST - Xoanon

From: Blynk

Just wanted to let you know there's a poll at the magazine Seventeen's website asking "What's the one flick you won't miss?" and our Fellowship is up there. Time to get our voting into gear fellow fanatics; Vote 'til you drop! [More]

The Making of The Lord of the Rings

10/29/01, 8:25 pm EST - Xoanon

JR Tolkien’s immortal tale of the struggle between good and evil, set in the fantasy world of Middle-Earth, complete with inventive characters and epic battle scenes, has finally been captured on film. MagicZone was there to view 26 minutes of exclusive footage. [More]

Casa Loma: Meet JRD and Dominic Monaghan!

10/29/01, 8:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Several sources are coming to me with info that you can catch John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) and Dominic Monaghan (Merry) at the Casa Loma exhibit! More info soon.

Media Watch: Total Film Magazine

10/29/01, 7:59 pm EST - Xoanon

My friend got the new issue of '.Net Magazine' today and pointed me towards an avert for a new magazine "from the publishers of 'PC Format' and '.Net Magazine'" called 'Total Movie'.

UK Ticket Sales Mailing List

10/29/01, 7:39 pm EST - Xoanon

JG sends us a link to warnervillage.co.uk, and tells us that they're allowing people to register to get told the moment tickets go on sale. [More]

Yeah, It's A Milk Carton...

10/29/01, 7:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Remember that milk carton story I told you about that almost made me lose my lunch? Well Khardim sends along these scans of the cartons themselves...[More]

Cat Survives New York Disaster

10/29/01, 2:52 pm EST - leo

Nothin really LOTR-related here, but this story has a very high 'aawwwww-factor', and of course the kitten's name is Precious.. [More]

Thanks to frodogirl for that!

Updated List Of Stores For LOTR Day

10/29/01, 2:01 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks at Houghton Mifflin have sent me an updated list of stores around the US where YOU can view a special behind-the-scnes video on November the 8th! [More]

Decipher Seeks LOTR Product Champion Volunteers

10/29/01, 1:52 pm EST - Xoanon

The funky folks at Decipher are looking for a few more men or women to play with!! [More]

Enhanced LOTR Score: 2 CDs?

10/29/01, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Darren sends along this coolness: Amazon.co.uk are reporting that the special edition of the soundtrack has 2 CDs [More] Go get yours!

Walk On The Wild Side

10/29/01, 1:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Andra sends along these great scans from LA Times Magazine, take a look our our boys Sean Astin (Sam) Orlando Bloom (Legolas) and the immortal Sean Bean (cool as ice Boromir). Gotta love it! [More]

Media Watch: Famous Magazine

10/29/01, 1:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Rob sends along these scans from the latest issue of Famous. [More]

LOTR on gradesaver.com

10/29/01, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Jessica gives us the skinny on a student 'help' site with a nice article on Tolkien, take a look, and remember, cheaters never prosper ;) [More]

Foxtrot Goes LOTR

10/29/01, 11:58 am EST - Xoanon

My buddy Bill Amend is a LOTR nut, and so, naturally his character Jason on Foxtrot is much the same. Check out todays comic, Jason is decked out as our favorite wizard in grey. [More]

GAMING: GW Manual Review

10/29/01, 12:27 am EST - DarthCaeser

TheOneRing.net Staff member Tookish sent in this great review of the Manual from the Games Workshop FOTR Starter set. [More]

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