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Old 14th November 2017, 04:24 PM   #41
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I see it as a reverse role show. A group of misfit orcs looking for some flesh and a potion that will allow them to resist the sun.
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Old 14th November 2017, 05:42 PM   #42
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This sounds like a film version of Unfinished Tales. So we might see the arrival of the Istari, origin of the palantíri, history of the Rangers, battle of Gladden Fields, Aragorn chasing Gollum, maybe even the creation of the Ringwraiths.

I hope it isn't some dumb fanfic or just somebody else's stories with a Tolkien veneer.

What is interesting is that it has the support of the Tolkien Estate. That's basically Christopher. He hated the movies. He is very defensive of his father's work. Of course he is in his 90s. Maybe Michael George is running things now. Still, I can't see Christopher allowing it if he did not believe it would be true to Tolkien's original works.
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"We don't have the rights to Aarogon or Legolas, so good news! More Tom Bombadil!"
Bombadil is way cool,,,,, even his double in Babylon 5 was not bad at all just less time than even Tom had.

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Old 15th November 2017, 02:31 AM   #45
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Interesting that some people are assuming a priori that the writing is going to be the crappiest it could possibly be. There are lots of good writers working in the industry, but obviously this particular project won't attract any of them and will instead be staffed by the worst kind of hacks.
I call it getting disappointed early to avoid the rush.
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Wacky Races - teams of elves, men, dwarves, ents compete to be first past the post.
Minas Tirith Hillbillies - a family of hobbits strike it rich and make for the big city. Hilarity ensues.
I love Lúthien - Lúthien is married to Beren but keeps hoping to make it as an adventurer in her own right. Hilarity ensues.
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Law and order: Rivendell

Hard bitten team of Dunedain and Elvish detectives solve crimes across Arthedain.

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Law and order: Rivendell

Hard bitten team of Dunedain and Elvish detectives solve crimes across Arthedain.
aka, The ORCS Files.
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Old 15th November 2017, 07:56 AM   #49
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Interesting that some people are assuming a priori that the writing is going to be the crappiest it could possibly be. There are lots of good writers working in the industry, but obviously this particular project won't attract any of them and will instead be staffed by the worst kind of hacks.

I suspect that the feeling of impending disappointment stems from the fact that there's already a series of epic adventure stories loosely based on Middle-Earth but highlighting different characters not featured in Lord of the Rings. It's called That D&D Game You Played In Middle School.
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Interesting that some people are assuming a priori that the writing is going to be the crappiest it could possibly be. There are lots of good writers working in the industry, but obviously this particular project won't attract any of them and will instead be staffed by the worst kind of hacks.
We'll see. I thought the LOTR movies were pretty good - I have some minor nitpicks, but overall, not bad.

The Hobbit movies, however, were an unwatchable mess that failed to capture the spirit of the original work. It was bloating and big and probably made a lot of money, but was poorly done. They took what seemed to work well for LOTR, turned it up to 11 and pasted it over the outline of The Hobbit's plot, ignoring that the Hobbit differed greatly from LOTR in tone.

I don't have much faith that they won't do it again.
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We will find out that only the females have wings.
So.... they're actually Gelflings?
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So.... they're actually Gelflings?
After a few beers, yeah.
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After a few beers, yeah.
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aka, The ORCS Files.
The Hex files?
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The Hex files?
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It will be a prequel that ditches the canon in order to explore the events between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, events so dull that Tolkien didn’t bother committing them to paper.
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That means they can have all the familiar characters that we know and love.
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Tolkien did bother committing them to paper. Christopher published them.

The author of the article makes a big assumption that the series will be based on events between the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. That seems unlikely. If this was based on the Lord of the Rings appendices rights owned by Zaentz that might be the case. This project was shopped by the Tolkien Estate. The Estate owns a bunch of Tolkien’s writings that deal with events prior to Lord of the Rings.

The events from the Hobbit to Lord of the Rings could maybe be stretched to a season. Amazon paid $250 million just for the rights. They want more than one season out of this.

If it was just events from the Hobbit to Lord of the Rings, it is hard to image what the potential spin-off mentioned in the press release would be. My guess is that the spin-off would be Beren and Lúthien (recently published as a complete novel by Christopher as his final work).
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There are much more interesting stories to be had pre-Hobbit.
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Tom Bombardier, Dark Lord of Canadian airliners. He must opposed by the forces of Boeing Embraer.

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There are much more interesting stories to be had pre-Hobbit.
There's 40 years between The Hobbit and LOTR, and it's a very big world. I'm sure it would be possible to make quite a few good stories with that as a backdrop. The advantage is that regular people, who have only seen the movies, will be familiar with the setting.

There are quite a few stories from Silmarillion that would make amazing movies or tv shows, but as I've understood it, the Tolkien Estate has made it clear that no movie or tv right from that book will be given out.
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There's 40 years between The Hobbit and LOTR, and it's a very big world. I'm sure it would be possible to make quite a few good stories with that as a backdrop. The advantage is that regular people, who have only seen the movies, will be familiar with the setting.
Yes, you could make up stories in that period, sure, just like you can make up stories in any fantasy universe. There are already stories that exist in the pre-Hobbit period - stories that some of us would like to see given a more detailed treatment. Like, for example, Angmar and the origin of the Witch-King.

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There are quite a few stories from Silmarillion that would make amazing movies or tv shows, but as I've understood it, the Tolkien Estate has made it clear that no movie or tv right from that book will be given out.
That's a shame, because there are some good stories there, too. The problem is that they are all interconnected, so if you're going to do one of them you kind of have to do all of them. Later stories (like Beren and Luthien) require some foreknowledge that you'd kind of need to cover first. What are the Silmarils, and why does Morgoth have them, and why is it so important that Beren passed through Melian's Girdle, and why did Thingol set him this quest in the first place, and what was the consequence of that and how did the Silmaril pass to Eärendil and why did it end up in the sky?

That sort of thing. You'd have to do it as a series in order to cover all the bases, otherwise you are perforce going to leave some major issues unexplained. Oh, they're just really bright gems and everyone who sees them is consumed with the idea of possessing them. And as Thingol is one of the descendents of Fëanor, he... you know what? Never mind. Beren's a werewolf!
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More bloody Elves?
Oh yes. It's all about the Elves.
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Interesting that some people are assuming a priori that the writing is going to be the crappiest it could possibly be. There are lots of good writers working in the industry, but obviously this particular project won't attract any of them and will instead be staffed by the worst kind of hacks.
Oh come on, it's humor.
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Oh come on, it's humor.
Good job, Captain Obvious!
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I'm actually more interested in seeing people come up with their own stories only tangentially related to the stories that Tolkien already wrote down but set in the same world than just rehashing stuff we've already read before. Let's explore some new territory.

Of course that's assuming that these stories are done well and do actually fit within that setting.

I feel the same way about Star Wars. We have interesting worlds, let's explore them.
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More bloody Elves?
And the odd dwarf for defense.

elf n' safety, innit.
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Indeed. There are plenty of possible stories - not just from the Silmarillion, but from other lore as well - it would be good to see these done justice.
There are a lot of untold/half-told stories in Tolkein's world that could be fleshed out in a lot of detail. Silmarillion had a lot of very "Bulfinch's mythology" style legends, that were lacking in detail. It wouldn't be all that hard to make them into a good story. It's going to come down to special effects and whether the writers can string them together into a cohesive whole in a compelling way.
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Good job, Captain Obvious!
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As a bit of a sideways step... I'd love to see a TV series set in Niven's Known Universe. Given Niven's willingness to let other people invent there, it seems like it would be a great platform.

Or even Warhammer 3000 - there's a whole lot of opportunity in there too.
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Or even Warhammer 3000 - there's a whole lot of opportunity in there too.
I'd just skip to 30k, otherwise who knows how many seasons it would take to get to the heresy (although saying that, the dark she of humanity might be good for a season)(wouldn't it be fun if they made it look like Trek!)
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I'd just skip to 30k, otherwise who knows how many seasons it would take to get to the heresy (although saying that, the dark she of humanity might be good for a season)(wouldn't it be fun if they made it look like Trek!)


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As a bit of a sideways step... I'd love to see a TV series set in Niven's Known Universe.
<ahem>

I'd also love to see a series based on Niven's Known Space.



But also tales from when the magic goes away...
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We'll see. I thought the LOTR movies were pretty good - I have some minor nitpicks, but overall, not bad.

The Hobbit movies, however, were an unwatchable mess that failed to capture the spirit of the original work. It was bloating and big and probably made a lot of money, but was poorly done. They took what seemed to work well for LOTR, turned it up to 11 and pasted it over the outline of The Hobbit's plot, ignoring that the Hobbit differed greatly from LOTR in tone.

I don't have much faith that they won't do it again.
As others suggested early on, it should have been only two films - and , by me, should have included Tom Bombadil - even Bab5 had him (though no Goldberry).
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Frodo will be a disabled, gay, black female.
hooker in the bad part of Hobbiton!!!!!
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hooker in the bad part of Hobbiton!!!!!
A movie of the book "Grunts" by Mary Gentle?
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