Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Squinty » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Yeah, Sauron totally sucked for a long time. They had to put him through many training montages in order for him take the form of a big fiery anus.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Ad7 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:25 pm

I think its pretty obivous that the eagles coudlnt fly to mordor because they would be weighed down by plot armour.

Gandalf should have just use his magic to beat everyone.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Saint of Killers » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:41 am

In historic move, Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017/11 ... en-estate/


Site above thinks CTolkien's retirement was the catalyst for this Amazon deal and that there will be further deals, maybe even stuff along the lines of a theme park, and programming which was seen as impossible whilst he was still head of the estate. (HBO Silmarillion is given as an example.)

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:23 pm

Second Age? I’d love to see the Akallabeth done well, but I doubt they have the rights to too much of the Numenor story.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:30 am

Sean Bean better die in series 1 or I won't be happy :x .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:48 am

Rumours seem to suggest this will be set mostly in Middle Earth when Sauron was “young”.

It’s going to be strawberry floating awful isn’t it. :lol: A Second Age TV series could be so amazing, but you just know they are going to jettison all of Sauron’s First Age backstory with Morgoth and just make him a sexy guy who gets tempted into evil after a bad relationship break up. ;)

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRKN » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:05 am

In "Better Call Sauron", an ex evil lieutenant turned want-to-be-wizard called Mairon Admirable seeks to become a partner with Galadriel and Gil-galad, but a distrusting Galadriel and the temptation of a quick win lead Mairon down a path back to his old ways...

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:09 am

Sauron finds love, and vows to forge a wedding ring of his own creation. When his heart is broken, he forges it for another purpose.

WAR

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by Moggy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:10 am

OrangeRKN wrote:In "Better Call Sauron", an ex evil lieutenant turned want-to-be-wizard called Mairon Admirable seeks to become a partner with Galadriel and Gil-galad, but a distrusting Galadriel and the temptation of a quick win lead Mairon down a path back to his old ways...


With an obligatory “comedy” episode where Sauron Goodmaia stumbles across some little people who live near a riverbank. With a wink to the camera he says “these little guys sure wont give me any trouble in the future!”.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:14 am

:lol:

S01E04 THE HEART OF SAURON

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by OrangeRKN » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:24 am

In a mostly unrelated subplot Saruman is working as a parking lot attendant. Later he gets involved overseeing the secret underground construction of the mines of Moria

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:24 am

Moggy wrote:Rumours seem to suggest this will be set mostly in Middle Earth when Sauron was “young”.


I thought it was going to be a Young Aragorn show, set about 70 years prior to LotR?

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Peter Crisp » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:32 am

Will we see Sauron go through the stage where he likes Radio 1 :cry: .

The horror :x .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:35 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Moggy wrote:Rumours seem to suggest this will be set mostly in Middle Earth when Sauron was “young”.


I thought it was going to be a Young Aragorn show, set about 70 years prior to LotR?


Their announcement said “welcome to the Second Age”. That’ll be thousands of years before Aragorn was born. The very beginning of the LoTR movies (where Isildur cuts the ring off of Sauron’s finger) showed the end of the Second Age and so I assume this will be showing how Sauron tricked the Elves into making the rings of power before starting the events that led to the downfall of Numenor.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Garth » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:57 am

Yeah the young Aragorn rumours appear to have been wrong. Setting it in the Second Age makes me much more interested in this show.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Alvin Flummux » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:15 pm

It does look like a much more interesting time period, that's true.

What's going on with Dwarves, Humans and Halflings during this time? I assume that, with the Elves being dominant, they're living in small enclaves, or on the fringes of the world? And I would guess that the Dwarves probably already have mighty subterranean citadels.

Also, will we see Amon Hen in its prime? :o

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Preezy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:37 pm

Adam Sandler to play Sauron please

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Ad7 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:48 pm

I'm sure Emimia Clarke will be shoehorned in there somewhere.

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PostRe: Amazon announce Lord of the Rings TV series, set before Fellowship
by Moggy » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:It does look like a much more interesting time period, that's true.

What's going on with Dwarves, Humans and Halflings during this time? I assume that, with the Elves being dominant, they're living in small enclaves, or on the fringes of the world? And I would guess that the Dwarves probably already have mighty subterranean citadels.

Also, will we see Amon Hen in its prime? :o


I am not sure that Halflings will exist in the world. If they do they are very unimportant.

Men are pretty much where they always are. Some good, some bad, some inbetween. The most powerful men are living in Numenor but they continue to travel back to Middle Earth to teach and guide the other men. At least at first they do, later on as Numenor starts to fall they are more about conquering and enslaving. As this is set before the Ring was forged and before Gondor existed, I don’t think we will see Amon Hen, unless that’s right at the end of the series.

Elves are far more numerous and powerful than they are in LoTR, but they are not the power they were in the First Age. Elven kingdoms will be the most powerful in Middle Earth, but they are diminishing.

Dwarves are a decent power and Khazad-Dum is still a thriving city. I can’t remember when they disturb the Balrog, but I think that was in the Third Age, I guess they might add in the Balrog kicking the gooseberry fool out of the dwarves.

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