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Archive for May, 2000

Wanna See Who is Playing The Black Lieutenant!

E! Online has scored a casting coup, getting info on who will be playing the Black Lieutenant! Some think the Black Lieutenant is commonly known as Sauron, maybe PJ has something else planned, whatever the character, the casting choice is made! What do you folks think? Sauron or not? [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Spence IS the Black Lieutenant!


Bruce Spence, Sauron?

Acording to E! Online Bruce Spence has been cast as ‘The Black Lieutenant’, is this perhaps Sauron? Hmmm, very interesting.

Spence has appeared in many films and television series including ‘Dark City’ and ‘Mad Max’ II and III.

Posted in Old Spy Reports

Tolkien Fun Section

Hello again everybody! It is I, Gamgee, he who combs the world over to find challenging trivia for the world’s Tolkien lunatics. Our last winner was Melian! Good Job Melian!!!! The answers were:
1) Gollum
2) Incanus
3) Legolas
Here are the questions for today:
1) “Who is said to be the greatest in arms in all of Arda?”
2) “aahtrld” (Scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) “And what of the kings esquire, the Halfling? Eomer, you shall make him a knight of the Riddermark, for he is valiant.” (Who said this?)
As usual, Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to send me all 3 correct answers in one mailing, will be posted here next time! Good Luck…..Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

Piers Anthony Live Chat Sunday!!

Author of the Xanth series and 100 other books in a variety of genre, Piers Anthony, will be our honored guest at Barliman’s chatroom on Sunday, June 4, 6:00 EDT [-5 hours GMT]. [MORE]details and Anthony links!

Posted in Old Main News

John Howe Interview, Part 2!

Once again, thanks to Olivier for translating this article from Mad Movies Magazine. John Howe talks his work with Alan Lee, what the Balrog may look like, a LOTR board game and what could happen with all his concept art! Click on the link, and scroll down to ‘Part Two’ [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Cast Watch: Serkis ‘Among Giants’

You can catch Andy Serkis (Gollum) in ‘Among Giants’ on Cinemax. [More]

Posted in Old Main News

Going, going, g….ollum!

OK, no Gollum, but Gimli. Our image of Gimli seems to have made himself at home on all the movie websites, we might as well give him a home here too! MAJOR SPOILER!!! (this is a direct link to the image) [more]

Posted in Old Main News

Gary Gygax Interview!!!

Sorry for the delay folks!

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.”

Posted in Old Main News

Mythcon Update

The Mythopoeic Society will be meeting in Hawaii this year for their anual Mythcon! Great combination if you ask me. They have also updated their homepage with an LotR movie section and other great fantasy-genre items, news, and articles of interest.

Posted in Old Main News

Yep, that ad for extras is no leg-pull.

Recently we reported an ad for extras that sounded like it could be an ad for LOTR extras, given the location (Canterbury) and the physical types required. Or, one of our more suspicious natures decided, it was an attempt to get people to sign on who didn’t have a hope of working for LOTR.
The agency, Modelpool Talent Promotions, are understandably annoyed with that inference and rang to say they supply 80% of the extras in LOTR and are also casting for 8 major international feature films being shot in NZ. So the ad was genuine! Go for it!!

Posted in Old Main News

Tolkien Fun Section

Hello again all! Gamgee here with another edition of the Tolkien Fun Section!! Our last winner was Elin!!!! Great job Elin!!!! The answers were:
1. Pippin Took
2. Imrahil
3. Barliman Butterbur
Here are the questions for today:
1) “Which Hobbit lived to the oldest age?”
2) “ainnsuc” (Scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) “If those unhappy hobbits are astray in the woods, it might draw them hither.” (Who said this?)
As always, mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail in all 3 correct answers in one mailing will be posted here next time! Good Luck….Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

Why I took down the images of Gollum

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Posted in Old Main News