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Archive for January, 2000

Official Site Mirror?

Xoanon here,

I know little and even less than that about the Official Site and it’s final look and all the goodies. Yet here is a clue as to who may or may not be working on it, take a looksee:

From: Morgoth

I don’t know if you already know this, but the official LOTR site is mirrored at http://www.steeplechasemedia.com/

Steeplechase Media, as you can read about at http://www.steeplechase.net, is a big name in interactive media, specifically web-based enhanced television. This might give us some clues about what the new official site is going to look like.

As a little side note, I contacted the good folks at Steeplechasemedia.com and they tell me they are not involved. There is a Steeplechase.net, I have yet to hear back from them, anyone have any clues as to what this is all about?

Posted in Old Main News

Why I do not think this is a picture from LOTR

Read my rant :)[More]

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Why I do not think this is a picture from LOTR


Click here for more of this..whatever it is

This is the caption that goes along with the article:

Light’s, camera, action . . . send in the hobbits

Cast and crew from The Lord of the Rings get filming under way at Breaker Bay Beach, near Wellington. Intrigued bystanders were left guessing which part of the J. R. Tolkien saga the filming was dealing with. The actors were not hobbits, one onlooker said. “But they don’t look like elves . . . no pointed ears.” No-one would say what part of the saga was being filmed.

What’s wrong with this picture? Well, first off, It’s got NOTHING to do with LOTR. Who is this rather young blonde person with this staff? who knows, and the priest like figures in robes, no idea. That’s why I think it must be something to do with ‘Cleopatra 2525’ or something the like, if I’m wrong, I’m wrong. What do you folks think?

Here is a list of a couple of projects filmed or filming in NZ right now. There is more going on than LOTR. [List]

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Another great Helms Deep Pic

Attention Mr. Jackson, Tehanu REALLY wants to visit Helms Deep, thanks đŸ™‚

For now, check out this great pic of a couple of workers doing their thing on the Helms Deep Set :)[More]

!!!SPOILERS!!!

Posted in Old Main News

Workers in Helms Deep!


Click on the image for a larger version

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Tehanu’s LOTR Set Visit link

A few people have been asking me where they can read about Tehanu’s set visit and her meeting with Peter Jackson and all, it’s located right here.

Posted in Old Main News

LOTR Instruments!

Xtem has given us another great scoop! Actual pics of musical instruments that will be used in the production! Check them out in our ‘Scrapbook’

!!!SPOILERS!!!

Posted in Old Main News

Armor/Weapons News!

Xoanon here, sometimes I just get plain lucky, here I was, sitting by my computer when that wormhole opened up again! This time I heard a sweet elven voice, she told me many things that I cannot repeat, but she did tell me about the swords and armour/shields that will be used in LOTR. [More]

!!!SPOILERS!!!

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Armor/Weapons Details!

Xoanon here, sometimes I just get plain lucky, here I was, sitting by my computer when that wormhole opened up again! This time I heard a sweet elven voice, she told me many things that I cannot repeat, but she did tell me about the swords and armour/shields that will be used in LOTR.

The voice called to me, and she said ‘the swords were covered in sheets of 20 carat gold! There will be elven writings and designs etched onto them’.

She said ‘the extra’s swords were made of some sort of aluminium from Australia…apparently it’s quite strong and looks real authentic’.

Unfortunately the wormhole closed, but not before promising me more goodies!

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Yet Another Spy Report, possible filming location?

From: Leo

I thought you might be interested to know the following: a few days ago I went past the area in which they plan on filming ( in the Tongariro National Park, at the Tukino Skifields ), and I took some pictures of the area. I think there are two options on what they are gonna shoot: a: which is the more likely because they are planning on shooting this autumn, it’s Mordor. or b: which it could well be, it’s Hollin and the gates of Moria.

What made me think this: the area before the skifields is a barren land with a lot of low vegetation, plants etc. And at some points there are some small streams flowing through, which could well be the ones from the gates.

Posted in Old Spy Reports

A few new Spy Reports

The emails keep flooding in regarding the quarry set. I guess if you’re going to build a lifesize castle next to a highway, people are going to notice… [More]

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Spy Reports Abound!

We’ve been getting about a million spy reports a day here at TheOneRing.net. So I’ve taken the best of the bunch and posted them. Do you live near a LOTR set? Drop me a line!

From:Cathy

Have just read the spy report re the bright lights on the Helms Deep set. They certainly are bright at night.

We live on the hill opposite. Have finally bought a pair of binoculars to get a better look at the set, and hopefully some of the filming.

Most appears to be taking place down in a hollow just below on of the large walls ( so we can’t really see much) They have erected a wind break fence so now we can not see where the cast have been waiting (blast)

Will keep you posted if I get to see any thing exciting.

From: Sledge

The entrance to Dry Creek Quarry has traffic cones down the middle of the road and traffic controllers managing access in and out of the site and on to the public road.

I travel to Wellington (week) daily by train, passing the quarry and tent village where it’s all happening.

Last Friday I was on my way over the “Haywards Hill” and stopped at the entrance to the quarry to check progress on the sets. I was surprised to see apparently no-one at the gates, no cones, and 2 large marqee tents at the base of the castle ramparts being built.

Posted in Old Spy Reports