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News for Nov. 17, 2002

SHOP: Weekly Ebay Items

11/17/02, 11:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Each week, I scour Ebay looking for the hot Tolkien items up for sale. I post the most interesting here for you to bid on. [More]

Soundtrack.net Reviews The TTT Score!

11/17/02, 11:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Quite recently, SoundtrackNet had a chance to speak with Oscar-winning composer Howard Shore about his work for The Two Towers, Peter Jackson's highly-anticipated follow-up to last years blockbuster Fellowship Of The Ring. Shore graciously related more than a few insights into the latest cinematic chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterpiece The Lord Of The Rings. "This piece is act two of a three act piece," Shore explained. "The first act is a very linear story: start in Hobbiton, meet characters, learn about The Ring, set out on the journey with Sam. Slowly meet the rest of the fellowship, journey to the mines of Moria. Very linear." [More]

Live In Montreal? Wanna Join The TTT Party!

11/17/02, 9:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Much like last year we are planning a MAJOR Two Towers party on opening night!

This year the Guzzo Mega-Plex 'Spheretech 14' in St-Laurent and the bar next door will be the venu of choice for the night of nights! We will have food and drink, prizes and games...and so much more!

Not all details are set in stone as of yet, but be sure to sign up and join the 'line' party to get updates! Sign up now! [More]

Get TheOneRing.net Newsletter Today!

11/17/02, 9:24 pm EST - Xoanon

The latest newsletter is ready to go! Do you want to receive our free weekly newsletter? Packed with tons of info to keep you up to date on the latest? Plus filled with exclusives from time to time! Join the crowd of over 11 800 mailing list members! Sign up now! [More]

Was Tolkien's epic inspired by Scotland?

11/17/02, 9:16 pm EST - Xoanon

If you glimpse a hobbit quietly eating a cheese sandwich and practising his pipe-smoking while driving in northwest Scotland, forgive yourself for succumbing to this momentary illusion -- the origins of JRR Tolkien's fantasy world could be right on your doorstep. [More]

Cast Movie Round Up

11/17/02, 5:32 pm EST - Xoanon

John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) heads to the jungle in 'Coronado', Craig Parker (Haldir) is ready to rock in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', Brian Sergent (Ted Sandyman) has been 'Blessed', Nathaniel Lees (Ugluk) plugs into 'The Matrix' 2 & 3, and Brad Dourif (Wormtounge) is set to star in 'Vlad'. [More]

Reminder: Bravo's 'Page To Screen'

11/17/02, 5:12 pm EST - Xoanon

Here's a reminder from Queeche3: Finally the link to the Page to Screen LotR page is active! [More]

Weekly Cast Watch

11/17/02, 5:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at all the flicks and TV movies with LOTR stars that you can catch this week! [More]

Sir Ian McKellen answers questions after SFU screening

11/17/02, 4:38 pm EST - Xoanon

The Simon Fraser University Film Society screened Richard III on Wednesday and guess who hosted the presentation -- Sir Ian McKellen. [More]

Christopher Lee Correction Plus!

11/17/02, 4:34 pm EST - Xoanon

Last week we posted this report about Christopher Lee's book signing event in Nottingham, unfortunately we made a mistake in regards to the time. Dave and Tracey send along more info! [More]

Andrew Lesnie Talks TTT, PJ and More!

11/17/02, 4:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Frank writes: Not sure if this is has already been reported or not by other sources but I though it was interesting. A member of the Home Theater Forum, which is one of the most respected HT discussion boards on the net, recently posted the following message on the FotR EE DVD thread. [More]

Bean Photos From Macbeth

11/17/02, 4:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Nona writes: I've uploaded some pix from Macbeth, in which Sean is starring (in London until February 2003). In one of them you get a really good view of Sean's "Nine" Elvish tattoo. [More]

Fellowship Complete

11/17/02, 4:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Take this reporters warning from The Vancouver Province very seriously! I vow never to do it again! [More]

Sala Baker In LA

11/17/02, 4:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Sala Baker (Sauron) will be making an appearance at the Los Angeles comic book and scifi show, which is a monthly event. Check out the link for details. [More]

TTT To Screen In Minneapolis!

11/17/02, 4:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Be among the first to see The Two Towers, the second film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. On Friday, December 13, join Carleton alumni, parents and friends at a special screening of the film, which won't open nationally until December 18. Again this year Barrie Osborne '66, producer of the trilogy, has given Carleton the opportunity to host a benefit pre-screening. The Two Towers will be shown on two screens in the new Block E-Crown Theatres complex at 600 Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. [More]

Warg Seen In The Hollywood Reporter!

11/17/02, 4:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Brian sends along this GREAT big scan of a warg from TTT! Take a look! !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

Media Watch: Starlog Magazine

11/17/02, 3:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Melanie May sends along these great scans from December issue of Starlog Magazine, this issue features Dominic Monaghan (Merry), take a look! [More]

Shore FOTR Track Used By Polish Skating Duo

11/17/02, 3:13 pm EST - Strider

Dark Bastion writes: I was eating lunch Friday around 3:00, and a nearby TV was showing some ISU figure skating on ESPN. It was a male and female duet, if that's the proper term, and the pair was skating to bits of Howard Shore's "The Fellowship of the Ring" score! The Polish pair scored within a range of 4.9-5.4 in all categories. Having just received my Collector's Gift Set in the mail, complete with excellent new additions to the score, it was a nice little touch to make this Tolkien fan's day complete.

FOTR screening in NZ, Australia

11/17/02, 3:11 pm EST - Tehanu

I don't know what the prospects are for LOTR fans elsewhere, but in NZ and Australia it seems that some cinemas (Auckland, Wellington) are putting FOTR (not the extended version) back on the screens before TTT comes out. Check your local listings. Andrew in Australia reported that he saw FOTR again with the longer TTT preview tacked on the end, as a bonus.

LOTR & HP Fans Merge Line Parties In Rochester!

11/17/02, 2:56 pm EST - Strider

Asarina sent in this account of how the members of the Rochester Line Party and some Harry Potter fans got together and had a whale of the time, despite their loyalties to their respective franchises. [More]

Support for John Rhys Davies

11/17/02, 2:52 pm EST - Tehanu

Emails have been coming in from fans who would like to pass on their concern and their best wishes to John Rhys Davies. We all hope he will recover soon from his accident. If anyone reading this has a way of contacting him, please let him know that he has a lot of well-wishers among the LOTR community who offer him their support.

Elijah Wood Talks About TTT Video Game

11/17/02, 2:36 pm EST - Strider

GirloftheShire writes: This week, the Toys R Us gaming magazine called "R-Zone" has a nice interview with Elijah Wood and lots of good stuff about the Two Towers EA game. It's available in the video game section at Toys R Us stores. Also, a magazine called "Fantasy Worlds" has a really great article of LOTR:TTT with many, many pictures, cast bios and character descriptions, and a long fold-out poster of Frodo. Great stuff here!

TTT Advertisements Begin Showing In Australia

11/17/02, 2:22 pm EST - Strider

Arod writes: I live in Brisbane (QLD, Australia) and I was just watching Channel Nine at 8:30pm AEST and what should I see but a Two Towers ad! I'm not sure if other people have seen them as well, but the one I saw basically just had bits and pieces from the trailer, finishing with "IN CINEMAS BOXING DAY". Very cool stuff!

Denethor Originally Dropped From LOTR?

11/17/02, 2:11 pm EST - Strider

Cuivienor writes: In the latest Cine Live magazine, we see a picture of Merry and Pippin meeting Gandalf, but in a forest. It might be Fangorn! Or maybe the forest of Huorns after Helm's Deep? Secondly, there's a small sentence in French where John Rhys Davies says: "I first was interviewed to be Boromir's father (Denethor), but this character was afterwards removed from the scenario, and there it goes that PJ wants me to be Gimli!". Does this suggest that Denethor was originally written out of the Trilogy pre-filming?

Misconceived Error With FOTR:EE DVD

11/17/02, 2:01 pm EST - Strider

Many of you have written in to us describing a problem you have had with your Extended Edition of FOTR, where the disc appears to stall between Boromir's conversation with Aragorn and the Mirror of Galadriel. Well, TORn staffer Pippin Took points out that this is not in fact an issue with the DVD itself but with the DVD player. [More]

Flooding Of Isengard To Be Seen In TTT?

11/17/02, 1:52 pm EST - Strider

Jeff sent in a little note to TORn that this 'Two Towers TCG card from Decipher suggests that we will see Isengard being flooded, instead of having it described to us by Merry and Pippin after it occurs as described in the book.

News for Nov. 16, 2002

Douglas Anderson Speaks at Marquette.

11/16/02, 12:57 pm EST - Tehanu

Douglas A. Anderson will speak on "Ilustrating and Annotating The Hobbit," at 3:00 p.m. on November 21 at Marquette University's Alumni Memorial Union. The presentation is free and open to the general public. Mr. Anderson will sign copies of his recently revised and expanded The Annotated Hobbit (Houghton Mifflin, 2002). [More]

John Rhys Davies Injured

11/16/02, 12:50 pm EST - Tehanu

John Rhys Davies [Gimli] was badly injured by falling construction during the filming of "Musketeers" in Pazin, Croatia. He was immediately hospitalized. Doctors confirmed a large wound on his head,broken right forearm and chest injury (no sign of fracture).He was operated last night (15.11.2002) in KBC Susak and will stay in hospital for 7-8 days. Here's the link where the story was initially reported. Thanks to Azgaz for the news.

Updated: TORn Staffer Mia sends in a translation of the above article [More]

News for Nov. 15, 2002

LOTR:FOTR:EE Available for Rent

11/15/02, 11:05 pm EST - Jincey

Nienna wanted to make sure we pointed something out for folks that haven't gotten the extended edition of LOTR:FOTR. The new edition is also available for rental at her local rental store, so there's a very good chance you can rent it, too! By all means, see this new cut!!

Oops! Look Ma, We Ran the Wrong Ad!

11/15/02, 8:25 pm EST - Calisuri

A lot of US Ringers were watching the warm-up for tonight's Boston Celtics vs. Mavericks basketball game on ESPN when they saw a rather BIG blooper. It seems an ad, meant for December, was let loose on the general TV viewing public with the claim that The Two Towers will be in theaters this Wednesday! While that would be great and all, and we are all dying to see the film, don't get too excited...It is definitely a mistake! I just feel sorry for the guy who ran the ad!

Hall Of Fire Chats For November 16 & 17

11/15/02, 6:57 pm EST - Strider

Centre-pieces to much of the action within The Lord of the Rings, the Palantiri are one of the most mysterious and, to the annoyance of its writer, 'magical' items in Middle-earth. Powerful spheres used to communicate, the Palantiri play an instrumental part in linking the events of The Lord of the Rings together and even setting them in motion. This weekend, the Hall of Fire crew invite you to join us as we discuss The Palantiri. [More]

Images From Decipher's Two Towers TCG!

11/15/02, 6:23 pm EST - Strider

On November 6th, Decipher released on sale the complete The Two Towers Trading Card Game. TheOneRing.net hopes to have all 365 cards as soon as possible! In the meantime, here's a taste of what's in store from these incredibly revealing pictures. !!SPOILERS!! [More]

Sean Bean In New Marks & Spencers Advert!

11/15/02, 4:49 pm EST - Strider

For all Ringers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, make sure to keep a careful eye on the TV the next time Marks & Spencers' new Christmas advertisement comes on, because you might just see Sean Bean who utters the line, in reference to what Christmas is all about, 'Men bearing gifts'.

For Oscar..Please

11/15/02, 1:18 pm EST - Xoanon

It's that time of year again, take a look at New Line's Oscar consideration ad in The Hollywood Reporter! [More]

Chris Lee Signing In Nottingham

11/15/02, 1:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Just thought I'd let you know about a signing by Christopher Lee in Nottingham, on Sat 30th Nov at the Cinema Store, part of the Cornerhouse complex that includes the Warner Village multiplex. So far, he will sign one 'personal' item for every item bought on the day. Also all items will be dedicated, not just signed. It starts around 1pm.

Sean Astin Muggles His Way To Potter

11/15/02, 1:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Adele writes: There are three pics of Sean and his wife buried amongst all the other photos of the arrivals at the LA Harry Potter premiere. [More]

TTT Trailer To Be Seen With Harry Potter?

11/15/02, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

Wandering Mage Chichiri writes: I just returned from one of those just after midnight showings of the new Harry Potter film. I thought I'd let my fellow die-hard fans know that, YES there is a Two Towers Trailer airing before Harry Potter: And the Chamber of Secrets. You best guess is to check with your local cinema and ask if they are playing it. [Showtimes]


11/15/02, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon

The biggest compliment one could pay Howard Shore's score to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is to say that it accomplishes exactly what it needs to. Meager praise? Hardly. Shore's work on The Fellowship of the Ring was one of the most detailed and vibrant scores ever set to a fantasy film. It matched the story's literary complexity with a treasure trove of interconnected thematic material, meeting the epic filmmaking with a sincere and affectionate musical voice that never once overplayed a scene for the sake of showmanship. [More]

No More Sex In TTT!

11/15/02, 9:21 am EST - Xoanon

Not that there ever was any in the first place...check this out from Fergus: I recieved this update from Odeon concerning TTT - it seems the sexual content was a mistake! The fil has been confirmed as a 12A which means there may be more violence than FOTR. [More]

News for Nov. 14, 2002

More Great TTT Pics!

11/14/02, 7:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Carmen sends along these great pics from the 'Two Towers' Photo Guide, take a look! !!! MAJOR SPOILERS !!! [More]

EXCLUSIVE: Gandalf the White!

11/14/02, 4:05 pm EST - Demosthenes

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles is giving us an exclusive look at a selection of figures from Series 1 of The Two Towers. This is the 'Gandalf the White' statue that is set to become available very soon. Look out for others in the near future! [More]

UK Rates TTT For Sexual Content?

11/14/02, 2:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Fergus writes: Just thought you might like to know that Odeon in the UK are listing TTT as a 12A (which is a new cert) and higher than lst years PG rating for FOTR. [More]

NB: We are following this up. At this stage it is still unconfirmed.

Media Watch: Widescreen Magazine

11/14/02, 2:15 pm EST - Xoanon

Te latest issue of UK's 'Widescreen' magazine (out in newsstands today) features an 8 page Two Towers preview! Pick it up today!

Potter, Lord of the Rings franchises a bright spot for troubled AOL Time Warner.

11/14/02, 2:06 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - You can't blame AOL Time Warner shareholders for wanting a little escapism, and starting this Friday, they'll get it. [More]

Catch JRD In 'Sabertooth' This Week

11/14/02, 2:04 pm EST - Xoanon

Stephanie writes: I just thought that you might want to know that John Rhys-Davis is going to be in a SciFi channel movie called Sabertooth this week. From one of the ads, it looks like our good friend Gimli might get eatten by one of the cats too! Too bad he won't have his axe.

Ian McKellen At SFU Report!

11/14/02, 1:59 pm EST - Xoanon

Jennifer writes: Just thought I'd pass on some comments about Sir Ian McKellan's (Gandalf) appearance at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby British Columbia on November 13. [More]

New Line Cinema hosts LOTR: FOTR Extended DVD marathon in L.A.

11/14/02, 1:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Wyvern writes: Well, there wasn’t any doubt that winning a ticket to the Extended DVD premiere in L.A. was a wonderful surprise. I found out about just four days beforehand via email. We were told to appear in costume in order to get our free DVD, and after getting out my Sam Gamgee costume I had been working on all year, and gathering up some of my artwork (just in case….you never know who you might meet at these events!). [More]

Review Of Tom Shippey Lecture In Chicago

11/14/02, 1:39 pm EST - Xoanon

Martha writes: Here's my review of the Tom Shippey lecture I attended in Chicago on 9 Nov 2002. My son who is taking a Tolkien class at Purdue University thought this was interesting, so I decided to pass it on. [More]

South Park Went Geek Last Night

11/14/02, 1:31 pm EST - Xoanon

Default writes: You probably already know this, but South Park's new episode was a LOTR parody involving the quest to return an adult movie to the video store. I felt that they stayed very close to the original text....not, but it was hilarious none the less. I appreciated it much more being a rings fanatic.

SHOP: Size Does Matter

11/14/02, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

The Ring Slave writes: Thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that the 10 inch Sauron figure is incredible. Aside from the imposing frame, fantastic articulation and an abundance of movement points for posing - the voice chip is so loud that my neighbor heard it through my office wall! [More]

TTT in Finland

11/14/02, 12:44 pm EST - Tehanu

Mikko writes, "The ticket sales for LOTR:TTT begins on Saturday 7th December. The movie
has been rated 'K11.' FOTR has been seen by over 712 000 Finns." That's a lot of people for a small country. More news presumably, [ I don't read Finnish] here

Texas Ringers Moot

11/14/02, 12:40 pm EST - Tehanu

Rings on the Range! There's gathering of the fans in Texas on the 16 of November. [More]

Singapore LOTR news

11/14/02, 12:31 pm EST - Tehanu

Some cinemas are offering goodies along with their TTT tickets. [More]

Royal Mail

11/14/02, 12:21 pm EST - Tehanu

Miggie writes in : "The Royal Mail website has a great photo gallery from TTT on the "The Movie" section, and there's also a contest open to UK residents.

TV Alert.

11/14/02, 12:17 pm EST - Tehanu

Those of you who can get the channel Bravo TV should watch out for two LOTR-related specials. On Dec. 9 there's 'From the Pages to the Screen.' On Dec. 8 there's something on Sir Ian McKellen on Bravo's Actor's Studio Thanks to Linda for the links

DVD problems

11/14/02, 12:10 pm EST - Tehanu

If you're one of those people who's having trouble playing the SE DVD of FOTR on your computer, you're not alone. Ringer Spy Darren got an explanation [of sorts] from the makers. [More]

Ring*Con 2002 is Coming!!

11/14/02, 8:06 am EST - leo

In about a week from now the biggest Tolkien/LOTR fanconvention in Europe Ring*Con 2002 will begin! The event will feature a whole range of guests such as Brad Dourif (Grima), Craig Parker (Haldir) and many more! Check out their website for the complete program and guest list! [RingCon.de]

Also, if you happen to be there; drop me a line!

Midwestern Two Towers Premiere Party!

11/14/02, 7:57 am EST - leo

TORn Staffer Anwyn reminds all Midwestern Ringers of the fantastic opening-night party being planned at the Lorraine Theater in Hoopeston, IL, for the evening of December 18, 2002. A costume contest with cool prizes, including a Gollum Gold One Ring from Badali Jewelry, and other activities will precede the movie. No standing in line—advance tickets with reserved seats! Head to our Line Party page to get details and sign up! [More]

Region 2 Easter Egg Mystery - Solved!

11/14/02, 6:51 am EST - Demosthenes

I've received dozens of reports from people throughout Europe about the R2 Easter Egg mystery. Here's what we've found. [More] Updated!
NB: Region 4 discs have both Easter Eggs.

Hall of Fire Chats for November

11/14/02, 3:45 am EST - Demosthenes

Been wondering what's on the cards for Hall of Fire for the rest of November? Here's the schedule! [More]

News for Nov. 13, 2002

TTT Marathon Reading Tomorrow!

11/13/02, 4:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Megan writes: There will be a marathon reading of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS at Cleveland State University tomorrow. They have lots of festivities planned: the marathon reading, workshops with Tolkien scholars, etc. [More]

The Spikey Wheel Is Baaaaaaaaaaack!

11/13/02, 4:28 pm EST - Xoanon

Don't click here if you don't want to know more about someone dying somewhere in Middle-earth on some sort od spikey wheel of some sort! !!!Spikey Spoilers!!! [More]

Orlando Of Troy

11/13/02, 4:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Orlando Bloom looks set to appear in Brad Pitt's new movie. The Lord Of The Rings star is in talks to join the cast of Troy. The film is based on Homer's The Iliad, the epic account of the Trojan Wars, and is being made by Wolfgang Peterson. Bloom will play Paris, who steals the beautiful Helen away from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta, and prompts the war between Greece and Troy. Filming is expected to begin in the spring, reports The Hollywood Reporter

The Two Towers: Extended Edition!

11/13/02, 3:58 pm EST - Xoanon

Stacy writes: I read an article yesterday in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Peter Jackson is already working on the the extended edition DVD of "The Two Towers" which is set to be released 1 month before "The Return of the King" hits theaters.

Sean Astin DVD Signing Pic

11/13/02, 3:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Sean Astin was at the Virgin Megastore in West Hollywood yesterday signing copies of the Special Edition DVD. Take a look at the pics from Wireimage. [More]

In stores now: a fantasy face-off

11/13/02, 3:47 pm EST - Xoanon

Fans of 'Star Wars' won't be disappointed, but the four discs of 'Lord of the Rings' hold superb extras. Filmmakers George Lucas and Peter Jackson both have beards, wire-rimmed glasses and masses of thick hair. Their respective films, "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," are fantasies filled with otherworldly creatures, exploring age-old themes of good and evil. Both directors use cutting-edge digital technology to bring their colorful universes to life, and both tapped veteran actor Christopher Lee to play the bad guy. [More]

ROTK Being Worked On Already?!

11/13/02, 3:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Jocelyn writes: I was sitting in a cafe raving bout the SE when a guy who overheard me said he was in it as an elf. He is also involved in digital effects, and some people from his company are going to see clips from The Return of the King tonight. He said they had been up all night to get it ready, so those Weta wizards are already working hard on it. He left before I could recruit him as a spy, wondered if anyone out there is going to see it?

More Info On Paris With John Howe!

11/13/02, 2:43 pm EST - Xoanon

John Howe sent us these re-prints of invitations to the Paris exhibition of his work, slated to open December 10th. I've heavily watermarked them so no lillyhammers go and print them out and try to pass them off as genuine. But take a look! [More]

JRD In Birmingham This Weekend

11/13/02, 2:30 pm EST - Xoanon

Elstar writes: John Rhys-Davis will be appearing at the Memorabillia and Sci-Fi Fair in England this weekend (16th and 17th). It's at the National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham. Costs £7 to get in and there are loads of other sci-fi stars there too!

Extended Edition Easter Eggs

11/13/02, 1:32 pm EST - Demosthenes

We reported this a couple weeks ago, but with the Extended Edition now in general release, it's worth reviewing the easter eggs that are floating around on your new DVD! [More] Now updated with R2 information.

Win Tickets To The London Premiere!

11/13/02, 1:19 pm EST - Demosthenes

Long time Barlimans regular, Lady_Arwen, let us know about this cool Sunday Times competition where you can Win tickets to the London premiere and a chance to meet members of the cast. The prize includes return travel, two nights' hotel accommodation, a car to and from the event. [More]

NB: You must live in the UK or Republic of Ireland to enter. I kinda forgot to point this bit oujt. Sorry to anyone I might have inconvenienced - Dem.

Record TTT Ticket Sale in Denmark!

11/13/02, 1:17 pm EST - leo

The Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet reported the following: The ticket sale for TTT opened Monday in Denmark, and during the first 24 hours 105.000 tickets were sold, which is a record in Denmark. Last year FOTR sold 100.000 in 1½ month.

Thanks to MCJ for the info!

SHOP: 'The Three Wizards'

11/13/02, 1:03 pm EST - Calisuri

For about a week now, I have been fighting with a nasty case of the flu, confined to bed, and barely getting to check the latest news on TORn. Last Friday, I opened my frontdoor to discover a 'get well' package. Lo and Behold, someone had sent me the newest collectible from LOTRshop.com: 'The Three Wizards.' [More]


11/13/02, 1:11 am EST - Xoanon

Take a look at these great pics Truegore sends along from the Topps TTT cards. over 30 brand new Two Towers pics! Now that we've had our FOTR Special Edition fix...bring on The Two Towers!!! !!!HEAVY SPOILERS!!! [More]

See John Howe In Paris!

11/13/02, 1:02 am EST - Xoanon

LOTR artist and conceptual designer for the LOTR films John Howe dropped us a line today to give us the latest info on his Paris exhibition! Take a look at the poster with all the info! [More]

Reviews: 'Ring' DVD, 'Clones' video

11/13/02, 12:51 am EST - Xoanon

(Entertainment Weekly) -- Let's pretend, for a moment, that ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' is a person. This past August, when Mr. ''Fellowship'' premiered on DVD, he was in bathing-suit shape, coming in at a lean, theatrical 178 minutes. But now that he can hide under bulky sweaters and big winter coats, "Fellowship"'s put on an extra half an hour, and he's fat and happy. It's as if ''The Fellowship of the Ring'' doesn't have to suck in its gut anymore. [More]

Tolkien Artist Ted Nasmith Announces Launch of New Web Site

11/13/02, 12:33 am EST - Xoanon

TORONTO - November 12, 2002. Ted Nasmith, world renowned for his richly detailed realistic paintings depicting the fantasy worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien, announced today the opening of his new internet web site at www.tednasmith.com [More]

'Film 2002' TTT Contest

11/13/02, 12:28 am EST - Xoanon

Adele writes: For us UK fans the BBC's `Film 2002' TV show competition this week is to win an all expenses paid trip to the UK premiere of The Two Towers! [More]

Media Watch: Creative Screenwriting Magazine

11/13/02, 12:19 am EST - Xoanon

Asfaloth writes: I found this great interview with our friend Philippa Boyens in the latest issue of Creative Screenwriting magazine. [More]

News for Nov. 12, 2002


11/12/02, 9:08 pm EST - Jincey

Random_Hobbit brought this bit of news into Barliman's a short while ago: "My dad and I just went to Best Buy, and as we were walking in, there was an announcement that LOTR had just sold out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" "...some guy had JUST bought the last copy in front of us." Upon further query to the distraught hobbit, it seems that their local store had indeed sold out of all copies of the extended edition, both regular and collector's versions! So if you are in the Los Angeles area, you may have to do a bit of hunting for a copy. Good Luck!

Lord of the Geeks

11/12/02, 3:51 pm EST - Xoanon

If there's a date we could pick to hold the mantle of 'International day of the Geek', November 12th should be it. I've just returned from a short trip to the local Future Shop (think, Pep Boys without the Pep). I picked up the FOTR: Special Edition Gift Set, complete with Pillar of Kings bookends and my very own copy of the Fellowship. [More]

McKellen NOT To Play Dumbledore

11/12/02, 1:56 pm EST - Xoanon

We went right to the source, Sir Ian McKellen himself, and asked him if he's been tipped to play Dumbledore. Find out what he has to say here! [More]

Do You Want To Hear Tracks From the TTT Score?!?!

11/12/02, 10:34 am EST - Xoanon

If you want to listen to Classic FM's previews of 'The Riders of Rohan' and 'Forth Eorlingas' from the forthcoming TTT soundtrack, here's your opportunity. [More] Updated Again!

The Two Towers Exhibit Video & Interviews!

11/12/02, 10:23 am EST - Xoanon

TheOneRing.net was recently invited to Toronto as the only website representing all of fandom for a press junket featuring Billy Boyd, Dominic Monaghan, and behind the scenes talent such as John Howe, Alan Lee and Chris and Dan Hennah. Take a look at part 1 of 2 segments from the exhibit, featuring our interviews with Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan. The boys sit down with us to discuss the exhibit, being silly pranksters and the special edition DVD which is out today! [More]

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Teacher Uses LoTR Games To Inspire Young Minds

11/12/02, 5:06 am EST - Demosthenes

From Flinch: Earlier today we posted this article asking for help in supporting our Youth Gaming League, since then donations and supportive e-mails have been flooding our boxes! One such e-mail comes from a Teacher in Illinois who uses the LOTR Miniature War Game to introduce his students to the world of Tolkien! [More]

Dunland Wildman Cameo Action Figure?

11/12/02, 5:00 am EST - Demosthenes

Okay, maybe I'm going crazy, but I'm not the only one to see a resemblance to the Great One in this action figure. [More]


11/12/02, 12:44 am EST - Xoanon

This comes from high up, there are none higher...take a look!

We, down here in New Zealand, have noticed that there has been much speculation about the running time of THE TWO TOWERS ....... it's exactly 2hrs, 59mins & 9secs, including the credits. So there you have it!

TTT Images Galore!

11/12/02, 12:43 am EST - Xoanon

Eowyn sends along these great pics from TTT, take a look! !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

Her Night Out

11/12/02, 12:22 am EST - Xoanon

Bonnie writes: Mum and I arrive at the Playhouse an hour before curtain. Walk in with my bag of stuff for him to sign ect. Come in and see a big Silent Auction going on for the Playhouse. Lots of LOTR stuff. Signed posters, statues, DVD’s, shirts, and video’s all signed by Ian himself. [More]

News for Nov. 11, 2002

SHOP: FOTR Song Book

11/11/02, 11:06 pm EST - Calisuri

With all of the soundtrack talk in the last week or so, some of you might be interested in a product I just discovered at LOTRShop.com : The FOTR Song Book. [More]

Access Hollywood Talks TTT

11/11/02, 7:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Access Hollywood has aired a small clip of Holiday Movies for 2002 and of course TTT scores highly on their 'Buzz-o-meter'. They also claim that the film is just under 2 hours and 40 minutes, could this be a possible confirmation on the running time?

Celeborn Unplugged

11/11/02, 5:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Every now and then, someone asks me to speak up for Celeborn. He is, perhaps, the most maligned and misunderstood of Tolkien's characters. Many people consider the silver-haired Lord of Lorien to be oafish or even foolish. Why? Basically because of one sentence uttered by Galadriel. [More]

Come Back, To Toronto We Will Take You...

11/11/02, 5:18 pm EST - Xoanon

Toni writes: I was at the LOTR:TTT exhibit on November 3, and I have a picture from that day that you might be interested in posting. Outside the planetarium was someone dressed in full costume as a Nazgul! (the background are the law school buildings at U of T, right beside the Planetarium). [More]

Official Site: Sounds Of The Two Towers And More!

11/11/02, 4:30 pm EST - Demosthenes

The Official Site is definitely in overdrive. The latest update features a Quicktime video about designing the sounds for TTT. You can also watch exclusive production videos and photos from the extended DVD. Thanks to Phil and Jennifer for the heads up. [More] Updated!

TTT Official Soundtrack Details!

11/11/02, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon

In another TheOneRing.net EXCLUSIVE Ringer Spy The Hairless Pukel-Boy sends along all the details on the Two Towers Soundtrack! Featuring the talents of Hilary Summers, Emiliana Torrini, Elizabeth Fraser, Ben Del Maestro, Sheila Chandra and Isabel Bayrakdarian.

Take an in-depth look at the new talent behind the TTT Soundtrack here! [More]

Media Watch: Marie-Claire Magazine

11/11/02, 1:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy gabi sends along the scans from the latest Marie-Claire Magazine featuring Liv Tyler. I've posted the photos only since the article is in German and I left my German to Geek dictionary at home. [More]

John Rhys-Davies Talks TTT!

11/11/02, 1:35 pm EST - Xoanon

Mia sends along this text from a John Rhys-Davies interview! Take a look! !!Spoilers!! [More]

Good Day Oregon Talks To Brian Sibley

11/11/02, 1:26 pm EST - Xoanon

This morning on Good Day Oregon, they talked (live) to Brian Sibley. He talked about the armor and hobbit feet while The Two Towers trailer ran. He spoke of how one of the most extraordinary things he saw during filming were the huge cabinets that housed all the armor. [More]

Yes, But Does He Shop There?

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

Beth writes: Sean Bean (boromir) is currently appearing in a Christmas advert on UK TV, I think it's for Marks and Spencer if I remember rightly. There are a lot of celebrities in it, Sean among them, and he says something about 'men bearing gifts'.

Conservationists prepare for showdown with wrestlers

11/11/02, 1:19 pm EST - Xoanon

Lawyers from WWF, the charity formerly known as the World Wildlife Fund, are to claim for damages "worth several million pounds" against World Wrestling Entertainment, the professional wrestling organisation. They are reigniting a conflict over use of the WWF name. [More]

Click to view our Charities page for more info on the WWF! [Charities]

TTT Score On Classic FM?!

11/11/02, 1:16 pm EST - Xoanon

Neil writes: I just heard a track entitled "The Hornburg" on Classic FM in the UK this morning. According to the radio station, whey will be playing a different piece from the soundatrack every day this week at around 8:00-8:30am.

Update:You can also listen in at 17:20. All times in GMT, presumably. (Dem) [More]

Special Edition Screened In NZ

11/11/02, 1:14 pm EST - Xoanon

Phillip writes: Tonight (Monday NZ time) the theatrical screening of the extend FOTR took place at the Embassy in Wellington. This was a film screening - not digital. [More]

British News: Extended DVD already available

11/11/02, 11:44 am EST - Tehanu

A few people who pre-ordered have been writing in gleefully to say their Extended DVD arrived early. Now we're getting emails from the UK to say that the DVD has arrived in certain shops early - such as the Asda supermarkets. No guarantees, but it can't hurt to check if you're passing by.

Billy Boyd.net updates

11/11/02, 11:28 am EST - Tehanu

There's new interviews on BillyBoyd.net including some stuff on how he picks projects [after doing LOTR, how would you?] and 'The Far Side of the World' but there's also some LOTR mentioned.

Help Support Our Young Gamers

11/11/02, 9:26 am EST - Xoanon

From Flinch: For several months now our Lord of the Rings Gaming League has provided youths a place to go to get away from the negative influences of the world, and enjoy some great Lord of the Rings Games. To ensure our league will continue to provide a safe environment for our players, we have offered up a copy of the Fellowship of the Ring signed by Peter Jackson, Sean Astin, Fran Walsh, and Philipa Boyens. [More] [Gaming Havens]

Three Films To Fill The Screens?

11/11/02, 4:53 am EST - Demosthenes

In the UK at least, the combination of Harry Potter, James Bond and Lord of the Rings seems set to squeeze smaller films off the screen over Christmas. [More]

NZ Post TTT Stamps Collection

11/11/02, 4:34 am EST - Demosthenes

The NZ Post have their Two Towers stamps up for viewing and order. Only drawback: I found the pictures a little small for online viewing purposes. [More]

The Extended DVD and Video in NZ

11/11/02, 4:30 am EST - Tehanu

Ringer spy Sok saved Kiwi fans some work by figuring out who was selling the extended edition DVD the cheapest. Thanks! [More]

Tolkien Bio: Ovation Network.

11/11/02, 4:23 am EST - Tehanu

The Ovation Network's showing the old BBC Tolkien bio at 5pm on Monday (EST, I think - seems to be a NY thing.) [More]

Franklin Mint, Allposters.

11/11/02, 4:21 am EST - Tehanu

Shopping for the LOTR fanatic in your life just got easier. Elizabeth sent in a link to the latest LOTR goodies at The Franklin Mint and Lee and Brandon pointed us towards TTT stuff on Allposters

Old-School Spy Report.

11/11/02, 4:13 am EST - Tehanu

I miss those 'a friend of a friend's brother works on the set, and he says...' reports we used to get. Here's one from somebody that recently saw TTT or at least the current cut of TTT. No details, but a strong opinion. [More]

How TTT Opens: Sir Ian Tells

11/11/02, 4:08 am EST - Tehanu

Two people wrote in right after they saw Sir Ian at tonight's performance of 'A Knight Out' in Vancouver. Apparently he announced how TTT would open! [More] So yep, some of you guessed right on the money with the 'opening plunge' sequence, it seems. SPOILERS

Weekend Round Up

11/11/02, 12:39 am EST - Xoanon

Missed all the news this weekend?! Then you missed out on A LOT! Be sure to catch up with our state-of-the-art weekend roundup! [More]

The Sopranos Goes Geek

11/11/02, 12:29 am EST - Xoanon

Eromir writes: There was a reference to LOTR tonight on Sopranos. Ralph's (Joe Pantoliano) son and a friend are horsing around with a bow and arrow and one kid says to the other, "Son of Gondor, the bow is meant to find the ring!" or some such, right before Ralph's son is hit with an arrow and sent to the hospital.

TTT Screened For WETA?

11/11/02, 12:26 am EST - Xoanon

Anon writes: A couple of my friends work at Weta here and they've said that tomorrow (Monday NZ time) there is a staff screening of TTT.

C'mon WETA guys! Tell TORN what you think of the final product!

TTT Topps Cards Madness!

11/11/02, 12:21 am EST - Xoanon

Ringer Spy Trueogre sends along these great Topps TTT cards! Frodo and Faramir, Arwen and Aragorn! Take a look! !!!Spoilers!!! [More]

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