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News for Mar. 09, 2003

SHOP: Weekly eBay Items

3/09/03, 10:58 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. You can click on any item you wish, it does not mean you are bidding for the item. [More] [Shop]

Weekly Cast Watch

3/09/03, 10:48 pm EST - Xoanon

Take a look at all the LOTR-Cast movies you can catch on the small screen this week! [More]

LOTR Loses SAG Award To 'Chicago'

3/09/03, 10:03 pm EST - Xoanon

LOTR: TTT has just lost out the 'Best Ensemble' award at the Screen Actors Guild Award to Chicago. [More]

Radio Watch: Chris Lee On BBC3

3/09/03, 9:29 pm EST - Xoanon

The folks from The Tolkien Ensemble write: On Wednesday the 12th of March at 7 PM Christopher Lee and Caspar Reiff will talk about the new album "At Dawn in Rivendell" on "In Tune" at BBC Radio 3. BBC has promissed to play some of the tracks from the album - so don't miss it!

Media Watch: PK Sci-Fi Webzine

3/09/03, 9:20 pm EST - Xoanon

UE writes: PK Sci-Fi Webzine has a LOTR special up. They were kind enough to accept one of my stories so I do a bit of promotion, hehe. I love there cartoons and the video! [More]

Brad Dourif & Chris Lee At Londonexpo.com

3/09/03, 9:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Paul writes: Just to let you know that Brad Dourif will be attending London Expo in London on the 17th & 18th May 2003. The very same place that Christopher Lee will accept the 'Hall Of Fame Award'. [More]

GAMING: Last Alliance Celebrates Growth

3/09/03, 6:48 pm EST - Demosthenes

Our friends over at TheLastAlliance.com wrote in to tell us that they are now up to One Thousand Members! Head on over and take a look at their great content on the Lord of the Rings Tabletop Battle Game! Whether you want to know about painting miniatures, strategy or creating your own terrains and dioramas, it's all there. [More]

The Ring Goes Ever On: 2005

3/09/03, 4:18 pm EST - Tehanu

2005 will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings. The Tolkien Society in England are planning a huge celebration in Birmingham and Tolkien societies from many other parts of the world are also involved. After March 31 this year it will cost more to register, so if you're planning that far ahead, now is the time to book. [More]

Monaghan's 'Nightmare' Playing In Pleasantville

3/09/03, 3:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Tracey writes: Dominic Monaghan's (Merry) independent movie An Insomniac's Nightmare is showing at the Westchester Film Festival in Pleasantville, NY on Wednesday, March 12th. It starts at 2 PM, however there is no word on if he's going to be there or not. [More]

Playing for a living

3/09/03, 3:08 pm EST - Xoanon

When asked to cite the films that inspired them to devote their lives to the stage or screen, a lot of actors will rattle off a list of Shakespearean dramas, timeless Oscar-winners or the work of tortured European auteurs. [More]

Harvey Mudd College Goes Geek

3/09/03, 3:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Nancy writes: I thought you might be interested in the home page of the Harvey Mudd College Biology Department. It shows the Biology Faculty costumed as the Fellowship of the Ring -- thanks to Photoshop. Harvey Mudd College is a small, select undergraduate college of science, and engineering located in Claremont, California. [More]

ExtremeTech.com: Digitising Middle-earth.

3/09/03, 6:00 am EST - Tehanu

A report on Jon Labrie's talk at a recent Game Developers Conference in San Diego. He talks about creating Gollum and the Ents and the crowd scenes, of course. [More] Thanks to RS for the link.

Star Wars is better than....No wait, LOTR is.....

3/09/03, 5:42 am EST - Tehanu

After a heroic effort by the[ modest, witty and punctual] editors at TheForce.net, the results of their SW is better than LOTR/LOTR is better than SW "Top 46 Reasons" contest is posted up. Jump in, the water's fine over there. [More] Thanks to Lady Laurelin for the link.

Jaunt to PJ's Country Mansion.

3/09/03, 5:35 am EST - Tehanu

Frodine took what is possibly TORN's oldest fan to visit PJ's country mansion, now being built in her home town. [More]

Viggo Mortensen News.

3/09/03, 5:14 am EST - Tehanu

The House of Telcontar website has updated, with news of where you can see Viggo's photo exhibitions next (Denmark and Cuba), where he's filming Hidalgo at the moment, and how to buy his anti-war T-shirts. [More] Thanks again to Wee Tanya for the link.

The Unusual Career of Ngila Dickson

3/09/03, 5:07 am EST - Tehanu

From Wee Tanya comes this link to a story on stuff.co about LOTR costume designer, Ngila Dickson. [More]

Intrepid Journeys.

3/09/03, 4:57 am EST - Tehanu

Not one but two LOTR cast members are to star in an adventure travel show made by TVNZ. Craig Parker [Haldir] and Robyn Malcolm [Morwen, a Rohan refugee] both have their own assignments on this show. [More] Thanks to Kim for the link.

News for Mar. 08, 2003

Calling Kiwi Craig Parker Fans

3/08/03, 8:30 am EST - Demosthenes

Kiwi fans of Craig Parker (Haldir) may be interested to know that NZoom is currently running a competition for its show Mercy Peak. Winners get a t-shirt with the signatures of all cast members - including Craig. Competition closes March 14th, and is only open to New Zealand residents. Thanks to Ringer Spy Arwenelf for the link. [More]

Towers Extended Edition News

3/08/03, 7:55 am EST - Demosthenes

Ringer Fan Holbytla sent in these few very exciting tidbits about the Two Towers Extended DVD from page 14 of the March Issue of Cinscape Magazine. I've been largely out of the news loop for the last week or so, but I can't find any recent mention of this stuff. Anyway, if you don't want to hear some Entish spoilers, you may do well to avoid this post! [More]

SLU's Mortensen Appearance Report

3/08/03, 7:05 am EST - Demosthenes

Last weekend, Viggo Mortensen held a poetry reading and signing session at St Lawrence University in Canton, NY. You've probably already seen TORn staffer Xoanon's pictorial report, but SLU also has it's own event report up. Thanks to Antipodean Viggophile for the link. [More]

News for Mar. 07, 2003

LOTR in the Kitchen: Braised Brisket a la Viggo

3/07/03, 4:55 pm EST - Tehanu

This is cute: Buttercup writes, "My husband is a professional chef in Toronto, ON, who specializes in luxury private catering. He was inspired to create this recipe because of my recent trip to St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, when I plunked a six-pack of the V-GO juice on the table in front of Mr. Mortensen as a gift. (Viggo laughed -- he loved it!) [More]

Emerald Rose

3/07/03, 4:47 pm EST - Tehanu

Here's an in-depth interview with the members of Emerald Rose, the Celtic-inspired band who will be playing at TORN's Oscars party. [More]


3/07/03, 3:19 pm EST - Xoanon

mellow sends along this quote from WETA's Jon Labrie about the TTT DVD! At the end of his lecture (at the Games Devopers Confrence in San Jose) Jon Labrie said: "on the Extended DVD version, which will be released in the autumn, will you see more from the Isengard conquest -- our artists had so many ideas, which large Ents with small Orcs...in the film you didn't see half of it!"

SHOP: 3D Golden Hall Puzzle Pics!

3/07/03, 3:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Nazgul#5 writes: I got the Golden Hall 3D puzzle from my wife on Vday, and just finished it last night. I'd HIGHLY recommend this puzzle if you are into 3D puzzles, or just anything Tolkien. [More] [Shop]

McKellen In The UK

3/07/03, 1:06 pm EST - Xoanon

From the folks at McKellen.com: We just posted some of the fabulous reviews for his new play DANCE OF DEATH, which opened Tuesday night at the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End. Ian's in the recording studio this afternoon to do his part for THE SIMPSONS. [More]

John Howe Scrapbook

3/07/03, 12:51 pm EST - Xoanon

From John Howe: We're happy to announce a new section in the portfolio, dedicated to events, exhibitions and those few times I do actually get out of the studio other than to shop for groceries or ink. Next up, snapshots from the gallery show in Paris that I have been promising to put up for ages. [More]

Hall Of Fire Chats This Weekend

3/07/03, 5:10 am EST - Demosthenes

There are few Numenorean heroes with a more remarkable history than Isildur - or a more ambiguous persona. He was capable of great deeds. At great cost to himself he saved the seed of the White Tree from under the nose of Sauron and bore it to Middle Earth. Even after Isildur was long dead, Sauron poured all his malice and hatred against the city he founded - Minas Ithil. [More]

News for Mar. 06, 2003

Elvish Lesson #4 Transcript Posted

3/06/03, 8:22 pm EST - Jincey

This week's lesson in our series "How to Construct a Sindarin Sentence" covered derivation. For those who couldn't make it in, we've posted the log [here]

Sean Astin Joins Anti-Piracy Cause

3/06/03, 7:20 pm EST - Xoanon

Johnny Depp, who stars in the upcoming "Pirates of the Caribbean," won't be the only one battling piracy onscreen this summer. Ben Affleck, James Cameron, Sean Astin, special effects wizard Stan Winston, and others have lent their names, faces and voices to an attack on digital piracy in the form of a public service announcement. Thanks to Daddy Twofoot!

Tolkien Family Vetoes Seat-Belt Ad

3/06/03, 7:13 pm EST - Xoanon

Rhiannon writes: Incase this is of any interest road chiefs in Monmouthshire - Wales have been banned from using words from Tolkien on their seat-belt safety add. Apparently they wanted to change "A ring to save(??) them all, a ring to bind them" to "A seat belt to save them all, a seat belt to bind them" A spokesman for Tolkien's family has said: "It's not our policy to lend Tolkien's name to public campaigns."

Handcarved LOTR Chesset

3/06/03, 7:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Robert Ironside sends us this amazing LOTR chesset, handcarved! The chess set is hand carved out of Basswood [Limewood] and took me almost two months of almost solid carving to finish! [More]

'Ahrnold' Digs FOTR

3/06/03, 2:24 pm EST - Xoanon

Ken writes: This link shows video from www.feedroom.com. This particular video is about how Arnold Schwarzenegger travels about in a private jet. While they are touring the jet, they are showing FOTR in the background. So, not only does he travel in style, he watches good movies! [More]

Radio Watch: Ian McKellen On BBC2

3/06/03, 2:22 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian writes: Ian McKellen will be on BBC radio 2 on "Steve Wright in the Afternoon" tomorrow in the UK. [More]

Elijah Wood On 'Sunshine' Set

3/06/03, 2:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Cleolinda writes: I was fortunate enough to get my hands on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind script. We've got a review and set pics of Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey, and Elijah Wood here. [More]

More On Billy Boyd In Medicine Hat

3/06/03, 2:08 pm EST - Xoanon

Halcohol sends us a little more information in regards to our earlier post about Billy Boyd in Canada (See: Billy Boyd Heads North): 'Billy Boyd will be in our city on March 13 to promote his short film 'Sniper470' during the showing of "A Collection of Scottish Shorts." Medicine Hat is a small city in southeastern Alberta, Canada that is having its second annual film festival. Further details can be found here.

VARIETY: Ordesky Plays Key Role at New Line

3/06/03, 2:03 pm EST - Xoanon

Mark Ordesky is moving from chief of Fine Line to a key role at parent New Line, with all production executives reporting directly to him. Ordesky assumes the title of exec VP and chief operating officer of New Line. He will continue to report to Toby Emmerich, New Line’s president-CEO. Emmerich said New Line would continue to produce 10-15 films per year while Fine Line will generate three to six titles.”

TV & Media Watch: Gollum & LOTR DVDs

3/06/03, 2:00 pm EST - Xoanon

Mary Ann sends us the dish on just where you can watch a special on the making of Gollum, and what Newsweek says about the LOTR DVDs! [More]

Billy & Sala Attend Collaectormania

3/06/03, 1:54 pm EST - Xoanon

Billy Boyd (Pippin) and Sala Baker (Sauron) will be attending the Geek Paradise known as 'CollectorMania' in the UK. Take a look! [More]

Asian LOTR Cast

3/06/03, 1:48 pm EST - Xoanon

What if the cast of LOTR were all Asian? A newspaper has fun with Photoshop and shows us the results! [More]

What Are They Tolkien About?

3/06/03, 9:44 am EST - Xoanon

Seems the folks at the Wall Mart site have gotten the blurb for the Hobbit confused with another book...it makes for a very interesting read! We have a screenshot for you before they fix the entry. [More]

Towers 'For Your Consideration' Collection

3/06/03, 7:02 am EST - Demosthenes

Ringer Spy Fraggle sent me this Oscarwatch link last night that has a collection of glorious Two Towers For Your Consideration posters and ads. Many you'll have undoubtedly seen before. However, there's one or two fabulous Miranda Otto ones that surpised myself and other staffers, so they may be new for you as well! [More]

Cast and Crew Diary

3/06/03, 12:27 am EST - Tehanu

Neldoreth had a good reminder: "Just wanted to signal a site with a very interesting Diary on OrlandoBloomMultimedia with many many little statements from Cast&Crew. Perhaps you discovered it already, but if not, have a look!" [More] I've seen these in various places before but they are very nice to have together in this format - Tehanu

Wizard News.

3/06/03, 12:11 am EST - Tehanu

Good news for fans of fantasy and of Christopher Lee: Meg writes that Lee is to play King Haggard in a new live action movie of The Last Unicorn. [More]

Three Ways to get Smart about Tolkien.

3/06/03, 12:04 am EST - Tehanu

It's all about books, and here's three that'll bring you up to speed with everything to do with Middle-earth, Tolkien and the LOTR film project. The Encyclopaedia of Arda now has an offline edition you can order, the very popular LOTR Locations Guide is being expanded and improved, and of course TORN's own book is available for pre-order on Amazon. [More]

News for Mar. 05, 2003

News of Three Hobbits.

3/05/03, 11:35 pm EST - Tehanu

News about Elijah Wood's involvement in a new film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind;" a transcript of Sean Astin's interview in 'People' magazine, and word from Britain about an appearance of Billy Boyd at Collectormania in May. [More]

SHOP: More from Sideshow/Weta!

3/05/03, 7:26 pm EST - Calisuri

Sideshow/Weta has just made available for pre-order their series 3 miniature weapon sets, which include the 'Arms of Aragorn,' (with Aragorn's pipe) 'Arms of Lurtz,' and 'Arms of the Fellowship, Collection 2' featuring boromir's horn! And if you weren't already aware from our Toy Fair 2003 coverage, Series 2 Busts and Statues are also available for pre-order. Check it out. [More]

SHOP: New pics of Ringwraith on Steed

3/05/03, 2:44 pm EST - Calisuri

Sideshow/Weta Collectibles has just posted some new, and much more clear, images of its popular Ringwraith on Steed exclusive statue. The 2 new images are in the JPG area of the following link. [More]

FOTR & TTT To Be Shown On quebec IMAX Theatres

3/05/03, 1:17 pm EST - Xoanon

Jean-Philippe sends along this french article detailing the IMAX rollout for FOTR & TTT! [More]

TTT Nabs 10 Saturn Awards Nominations!

3/05/03, 11:01 am EST - Xoanon

Cinescape and The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced today the nominees for the 2003 Saturn Awards ceremony. Leading the pack in the feature film category with a whopping 10 nominations is TTT: BEST FANTASY FILM, BEST ACTOR (Viggo Mortensen), BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Andy Serkis), BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNGER ACTOR (Elijah Wood), BEST DIRECTION (Peter Jackson), BEST WRITING (Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair & Peter Jackson), BEST MUSIC (Howard Shore), BEST COSTUME (Ngila Dickson), BEST MAKE-UP (Peter Owen & Peter King), BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS (Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook & Alex Funke). [See Full List]

Will Oscar soldier on if war comes?

3/05/03, 10:52 am EST - Xoanon

The Oscars will probably go on. That's as specific as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can be, as war with Iraq seems unavoidable. With talk centering on a mid-March attack, the timing couldn't be worse for the planned March 23 Oscar telecast. But even if troops invade, the ABC show -- second only to the Super Bowl in annual viewership -- is unlikely to be delayed, academy officials say. [More]

McKellen back on London stage

3/05/03, 10:49 am EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen in 'Dance of Death'

Sir Ian McKellen, one of Britain's finest stage actors, has made a triumphant return to London's West End. The actor, who is also famed for his role as wizard Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings films, starred in Dance of Death by August Strindberg at the Lyric Theatre. [More]

UK Hobbit Stage Play

3/05/03, 10:42 am EST - Xoanon

Luke writes: The Orchard Theatre in Dartford, England, is putting on 'The Hobbit' - the well received stage production of Tolkien's work. I have heard very good things about this production but it is only running for a very short time. [More]

Rennes Tolkien Gallery Returns!

3/05/03, 10:40 am EST - Xoanon

From John Howe: For those of you within driving flying walking distance of the city of Rennes in France, the gallery show is back. From March 29th to April 5th, it will be at the Bilbiothèque de l'Université Rennes 2, Campus Villejean. [More]

FOTR, LOTR: Worldwide Box Office

3/05/03, 1:52 am EST - Tehanu

Thanks to Jessica for reminding me to check out how the films are doing on the WORLDWIDE box office chart at IMDB. Both films are in the Top Grossing Movies of All Time Worldwide, at 5th and 7th place. Interestingly ALL of the top ten except Titanic are SF or fantasy and the genre massively dominates the top 25. [More]

News for Mar. 04, 2003

Elvish Lesson #4 Scheduled

3/04/03, 10:52 pm EST - Jincey

We've got the next lesson in our series "How to Construct a Sindarin Sentence" planned for tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5th at 7pm ET (midnight GMT) in #thehalloffire. This short lesson, given by Elostrion, will be on Derivation. [More]

Hobbit Fan Trailer

3/04/03, 1:21 pm EST - Xoanon

Here's a little something to get the fanboy in you all tingly. lthanfilm.com has cut together scenes from FOTR and Dragonslayer (thanks to everyone that wrote in!- Xo) into a 'Hobbit' movie trailer starring Ian McKellen, Ian Holm, Andy Serkis and of course, Smaug. Hey, a fanboy can dream can't he? Take a look before we Torn the site due to an overload of hits. [More]

A Consummate Technician: Ian McKellen

3/04/03, 1:11 pm EST - Xoanon

Ian McKellen's distinguished stage career exemplifies the urge to dominate the audience, which is essential to the great actor. His presence on stage is magnetic. It is impossible to ignore him. A charge of energy passes through the theatre on his entrance. He contrives anticipation, so that you watch and wait to see what he will do next. He lives the experience of the part he is playing, and you live it with him. [More]

Weaving Returns In Rings

3/04/03, 1:07 pm EST - Xoanon

Hugo Weaving, who plays elvish leader Elrond in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, told SCI FI Wire that his character will have a brief but important role to play in the third and final film, The Return of the King. "Elrond's not really a major character on the screen," Weaving said in an interview. "He sort of embodies certain elements of Middle-earth, and he's the character who understands the prehistory. He kind of brings with him the great weight of years. [He is] like 3,500 years old, ... so he's kind of been around." [More]

Media Watch: Miranda Otto In 'InStyle Magazine'

3/04/03, 1:05 pm EST - Xoanon

Sessy sends along these scans from InStyle Magazine featuring Miranda Otto (Eowyn). [More]

Gollum's Parents Found?

3/04/03, 12:45 pm EST - Xoanon

Laurelin writes: Gollum's parentage has been revealed in the latest version of Movieline's 'The X and Y Files (page 96 March/April 2003 issue with Drew Barrymore on the cover). [More]

Aragorn & Arwen NZ Air Plane

3/04/03, 12:43 pm EST - Xoanon

Tama writes: I know you have featured some Air NZ plane pics from the Two Towers. Any way, here are some taken from the Nagoya airport in Japan. One close up and one of the whole plane. [More]

News for Mar. 03, 2003

Media Watch: Orlando Bloom on HQ

3/03/03, 9:09 pm EST - Xoanon

Bonnie writes: Orlando Bloom (Legolas) is featured in the March/April issue of the Australian magazine, HQ. There is a big article about his new movie Ned Kelly.

LOTR Mardi Gras!

3/03/03, 9:02 pm EST - Xoanon

Amanithil writes: I live in the south and it is a BIG custom for us to celebrate Mardi Gras, which is parades filled with candy, beads, cups, whatever. Well, In Mobile, AL, where Mardi Gras originated and I live across from, the news reported of one of the groups of doing an all "Lord of the Rings" themed parade with floats with a dragon to Gandalf and Frodo. I think Aragorn was even on one! Thought you might want to know that even LOTR found its way into Mardi Gras festivities!

TV Watch: McKellen on BBC1

3/03/03, 8:57 pm EST - Xoanon

Alix writes: Ian McKellan (Gandalf) appeared on BBC 1 Breakfast News (UK) this morning for a few minutes. He talked for a bit about Lord of the Rings - nothing very exciting, and for a bit about his work as a theatre actor. He did mention that he won't be attending this year's Oscars as he will be performing on stage that night.

Trouble in Middle Earth

3/03/03, 8:55 pm EST - Xoanon

Simon Tolkien, the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, has written his first novel after being cut off from his "literary inheritance" by a dispute which has split his family. By David Thomas. When Simon Tolkien, the 44-year-old grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, gave the manuscript of his debut novel, The Stepmother, to his American publishers, they were incredulous. [More]

Life's work molded by Tolkien tale

3/03/03, 8:53 pm EST - Xoanon

Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien"s "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" know the meaning of The One Ring. And Paul Badali, who has recreated the ring, is one of those fans. When Badali learned the movie "Lord of the Rings" was going to be made, he set out to create The One Ring. [More]

Narnia Movie Website is up.

3/03/03, 7:28 pm EST - Tehanu

We know there's a lot of Narnia fans visit this site, you may want to check this out. Thanks to Ranger of Dunland for the link. [More]

Sean Astin's Sundance Diary and Project Elanor

3/03/03, 7:14 pm EST - Tehanu

I can't believe we missed this one: Sean Astin's own diary/scapbook of his visit to the Sundance film festival. [More] Thanks to Monica for the link. Meanwhile in other Sean Astin news, BitofEarth.net's literacy and garden project, Project Elanor, is proud to announce that Sean Astin has confirmed his attendance there in Portland Oregon on April 6. [More]

Two Towers Script

3/03/03, 7:04 pm EST - Tehanu

Tanya writes, "As of Feb. 12, Seatofkings has up a corrected version of The Two Towers movie transcript. " More descriptions of scenes and some errors fixed.

Awards and nominations and stuff.

3/03/03, 6:52 pm EST - Tehanu

The Science Fiction Writers of America awards - the Nebula Awards - ballot if now officially up and LOTR: FOTR is nominated for best script. Only members of the SFWA are eligible to vote. [More] Meanwhile, Carlo writes "TTT has won almost all of the categories in the Internet Movie Awards. . It only lost Best Actor, Best Actress and Worst Film, which of course is impossible to win. [More]

Very Secret Diary of Legolas.

3/03/03, 6:42 pm EST - Tehanu

There's a new Very Secret Diary up at Cassie Claire's site, the alternate-lifestyle LOTR. If you don't know what alternate lifestyle means, kids, don't go there, it's not for you. [More] Some situations and language may offend, uh, some people. The rest of you will laugh til you choke.

Run Forrest Run!

3/03/03, 12:29 pm EST - Xoanon

Mr. ginseng writes: TTT passed "Forrest Gump" over the weekend, claiming the #7 spot on the all-time domestic gross list. [More]

Editors crown Tolkien lord of science fiction

3/03/03, 11:04 am EST - Xoanon

The master, J.R.R. Tolkien, is No. 1 in a new ranking of science fiction and fantasy books. The newcomer, J.K. Rowling, failed to make the top 10. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, a trilogy about the battle between good and evil, is the "most significant" science fiction or fantasy book of the past 50 years, according to editors of the 50-year-old Science Fiction Book Club. [More]

TTT Review By Mamoru Oshii

3/03/03, 11:02 am EST - Xoanon

jainsafel writes: I've attached a translation I did of a review of the Two Towers movie by none other than Mamoru Oshii, director of Ghost in the Shell, Patlabor, Angel's Egg, ect, taken from the film program book. I hope it's of interest! [More]

Sir Ian McKellen on 'The Hobbit'!

3/03/03, 10:32 am EST - leo

Time Europe has a nice interview with Sir Ian McKellen online in which he fires up the rumors about a "Hobbit"-prequel again. McKellen said: 'I want to play Gandalf again, in The Hobbit. I've asked Peter Jackson if he'll produce the prequel as a huge, yearlong television series. All those different strands to the story seem perfect for TV, and we'd do every scene of it. It could be marvelous.'

Check out the entire article here!

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