News for May 30, 2000
Going, going, g....ollum!
5/30/00, 22:18 EST - Calisuri
Gary Gygax Interview!!!
5/30/00, 21:49 EST - Calisuri
The time has come folks! The long awaited interview with Gary Gygax is now posted! TheOneRing.Net Staff member Gamgee did a wonderful job getting this interview, and selecting the questions! We wanted to thank you all for sending in such very interesting questions and, again, thank to Mr. Gygax for giving this fine opportunity to speak with him about Tolkien, D&D, and the whole fantasy world in general! [interview]
If you want to check out Mr. Gygax's official site, check out "The Creative World of Gary Gygax."
5/30/00, 20:52 EST - Tookish
Yep, that ad for extras is no leg-pull.
5/30/00, 20:44 EST - Tehanu
News for May 29, 2000
Why I took down the images of Gollum
5/29/00, 22:28 EST - Xoanon
This Week's Ebay Items
5/29/00, 11:01 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Holm on Cinemax
5/29/00, 10:40 EST - Xoanon
Liv, where are you?
5/29/00, 10:39 EST - Xoanon
Liv and the folks that the Spy saw were very possibly shooting scenes for the Mordor Gate, and not Moria after all, so there still may be no Liv in Moria.
News for May 28, 2000
Wow! Pictures in Mordor! Frodo, Sam, Orcs, Men of Gondor!
5/28/00, 19:09 EST - Calisuri
Character Page Updates
5/28/00, 16:05 EST - Calisuri
Cool Computer Jiggery Pokery
5/28/00, 11:40 EST - Xoanon
For more CGI and SFX craziness, be sure to check out our SFX section!
Xtem and TaupoGrrl Report in
5/28/00, 11:28 EST - Xoanon
News for May 27, 2000
TBHL: Major Updates
5/27/00, 20:52 EST - Calisuri
John Howe Interview!!!
5/27/00, 11:56 EST - Xoanon
5/27/00, 11:33 EST - Xoanon
Cast News: Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!
5/27/00, 11:04 EST - Xoanon
Hall of Fire Today!
5/27/00, 11:00 EST - Xoanon
From the Halls of Fire comes another Tolkien topic to chat about! Imagine you had the power to influence one moment in the history of Arda... what would you do? After learning the lessons of pity and mercy from witnessing Frodo and Bilbo, perhaps you would want to intervene and make someones life less tragic. It could be a minor tweak, like preventing Sam from calling Gollum a sneak, or something huge like executing Sauron instead of chaining him up at Numenor.
Think on it! Your actions could have serious consequences. Then bring your thoughts to our chat today at 5:30 EDT [-5 hours GMT].
Cast Watch: Liv on Cinemax
5/27/00, 10:57 EST - Xoanon
News for May 26, 2000
Look! In the Sky! Its a Bird, its a plane...its a Nazgul?
5/26/00, 19:49 EST - Calisuri
The New Server is coming.
5/26/00, 16:25 EST - Corvar
Euro-AICN Report on Footage
5/26/00, 14:27 EST - Xoanon
Burial of the King
5/26/00, 14:03 EST - Xoanon
Busy Bees on the Net
5/26/00, 10:29 EST - Xoanon
Bees invade the internet
By BBC News Online internet reporter Mark Ward
Researchers at the University of California are claiming that we need radically new ways to run the net as more and more people and devices go online.
Michael Wang and Tatsuya Suda say that existing methods of keeping the net going will not be able to cope when billions of people, mobile phones, hand-held computers and household appliances are routinely using it to communicate. [More]
Thanks to All the folks who sent this to me!
First LOTR, now...?
5/26/00, 10:23 EST - Xoanon
In the letter Terry dishes out the latest plans to turn one of his books 'Magic Kingdom For Sale' into a film by 20th Century FOX. Terry makes note of our little LOTR film and his thoughts on it! Click on the above link to read the letter, or..
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow...
5/26/00, 10:17 EST - Xoanon
TVONE late news last night featured a bit about a machine that creates snow, which is going to be used for the filming. The machine is state of the art and it costs $1,500 NZD to generate 1 tonne of snow. They mentioned it would be used up in Wellington next month.
A New LOTR Set?
5/26/00, 10:12 EST - Xoanon
Last evening I noticed 2 bright lights, similar to those used on the LOTR sets at Dry Creek Quarry and Harcourt Park, on NZ Army land in Upper Hutt.
The lights were behind the Trentham rifle range and Davis Field, on the Silverstream side of Sutherland Avenue / Alexandra Road (about where it changes from one to the other).
I saw the lights at 6:30 pm Wednesday 24 May and they were still on at 8 pm.
Outrageous allegations: Liv at Moria?
5/26/00, 00:54 EST - Tehanu
News for May 25, 2000
Gygax Interview Online Tuesday
5/25/00, 23:43 EST - Calisuri
Look for the interview to be posted on Tuesday, May 30th right here on TheOneRing.net..:)
Just how popular is 'The Lord of the Rings', anyway?
5/25/00, 18:22 EST - Tehanu
"Here is HarperCollins UK response to my query Re: what are the true total sales figures of LotR ....following my irritation at the outdated figures of ' 50million copies in 25 languages ' ALWAYS being used in newspaper/magazine articles over last 10 YEARS or so!"
"Thank you for your enquiry. It is difficult to ascertain exact sales, not least because the book is sold in single- and three-volume editions across the world. A figure of 50 million copies and 25 languages was researched and declared for the Tolkien Centenary in 1992, and the press always hark back to this. Patrick Curry conservatively updated the figures for his book ("Defending Middle-earth",) but we think that we're well on the way to 100 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE ACROSS 40-50 LANGUAGES.
We hope to have more accurate figures soon, as we are working on this question for New Line Cinema, although much of it has to remain educated guesswork. I suspect that Bookworm's claim (BBC programme aired in 1997) of 5 million per year rather exaggerates the truth about "The Lord of the Rings," although if you included The Hobbit and the other Tolkien books it probably wouldn't be far out."
Thanks to David Brawn at Harper Collins, and HuanCry!
Cast News: Ian McKellen's B-Day!
5/25/00, 10:17 EST - Xoanon
Cast Watch: Viggo, Brad and Kevin on TV
5/25/00, 10:12 EST - Xoanon
News for May 24, 2000
Barliman's Chatroom to Host Xanth Author Piers Anthony!
5/24/00, 18:12 EST - Tookish
Special Report: 'Tolkien Weekend' Report
5/24/00, 16:29 EST - Xoanon
New Xoanon Rant!
5/24/00, 15:30 EST - Xoanon
TheOneRing.net Sponsorships: May Update
5/24/00, 12:14 EST - Calisuri
Shadowfax and other animals.
5/24/00, 10:43 EST - Calisuri
Cast Watch: Dourif on Cinemax
5/24/00, 10:32 EST - Xoanon
Ever wondered what set spying's really like?
5/24/00, 05:22 EST - Tehanu