Amazon Lord of the Rings Prequel

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  1. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how many LOTR nerds there are around here but seeing this today got me super hyped. I was worried they were going to hew too close to the events of The Lord of the Rings but instead it looks like the series will be set in the second age of the Tolkien mythos, thousands of years before the events depicted in the movies. It wasn't clear that Amazon had the rights to develop that part of the story, so this is pretty exciting.
     

  2. Scat

    Scat Well-Known Member

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    I'm down. Huge Tolkien geek.
     
  3. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    Cool! Stories from the Silmarillion, I assume?
     
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  4. Zombie

    Zombie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, or the Akallabeth at least. Never really been sure if that's considered part of The Silmarillion or not.

    If I'm not mistaken the creation of the rings of power and deception of Sauron, fall of Numenor, and the final alliance and war against Sauron unfold over hundreds of years. It will be interesting to see how the show runners grapple with this. Maybe they'll focus on one major event per season, do kind of a anthology thing?
     
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  5. gandalfe

    gandalfe Well-Known Member

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    Between thus, Good Omens, and The Three Body Problem, it sounds like Amazon is trying to become the streaming service for nerds. Which, to be completely clear, I am totally cool with.
     
  6. Darkwing Duck

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    Makes sense. Have to be established to be a motion picture. Have the popularity of LotR, Harry Potter, and Hunger Games. Otherwise you bomb, like Mortal Engines. Surprising to me, since I liked Mortal Engines.
     
  7. LogGrad98

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    You should try weight watchers
     
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  8. Wes Mantooth

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  9. JazzGal

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    I'm resisting Amazon Prime so far, but they don't make it easy.

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    Come on over to the dark side, the water is fine.

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  11. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Well-Known Member

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    The water is warm.
     
  12. Ostertag>Duncan

    Ostertag>Duncan My Members Premium Contributor

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    With my nerd urine.
     
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  13. Alfalfa 2.0

    Alfalfa 2.0 New Member

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    Man, first video games and now this? What's next? Anime? Shame on you.
     
  14. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Imagine anyone doing those things instead of spending time with their family
     
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  15. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Subtle
     
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  16. Scat

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    Urine violation here.
     
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