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Archive for April, 2000

A Little Bitta Andy…

Directly from ABC’s ‘Arabian Nights’ comes pictures of our very own Andy Serkis (Voice of Gollum). Serkis played ‘Kasim’, Ali Baba’s ill fated brother.

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LA Times Akamai Ad

The folks at New Line and Akamai Technologies are flexing their Internet muscle and posted this ad in the LA Times.

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Cast Watch: Astin and Serkis and McKellen on TV

You can catch Sean Astin (Sam) in ‘Like Father Like Son’ on TMN today.

You can also see Andy Serkis (Voice of Gollum) in ‘Arabian Nights’ on ABC

Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf) can be seen in Richard III on TV2 (danish television) tonight (the 30th) at 8:30 pm local time.

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Media Watch: The Sun Herald

Ringer Super Spy Resevoir Dog sends in the latest from the ‘Sun Herald’ in Australia.

Here’s a big article for you on Miranda Otto (Eowyn) from the Sun Herald. It is titled “My Risky Business” and includes LOTR talk.

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Fan Update: Fan Art Plethora

Check out the fan art gallery for a plethora of newly submitted masterpieces! (two galleries worth!)[ Fan Art ]

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Tolkien Fun Section

Hello again everyone!! Gamgee returning from a long spell in the garden, so to say. The Tolkien fun section should now go back to a daily basis, unless I manage to stump you for more than a day…(wink wink). Our last winner was Shayne Parkinson! Great job Shayne!!!!
The answers were:
1) Tar-Ciryatan
2) Isengard
3) Smaug
Here are the questions for today:
1) “What was the name used in Bree for the 11th month of the year?”
2) “gignrnhuhaba” (scrambled Tolkien person, place or thing)
3) “Haven’t you any lock-ups below?” (Who said this?)
As usual Mail me with your answers, the 1st person to mail me all 3 correct answers in one mailing, will be posted here tomorrow….Good Luck! ……Gamgee

Posted in Barliman News

Hall of Fire Today!

Time for another Hall of Fire topic! This topic’s had a good work out since the New Line release, but we have yet to gather in the Hall and work it through. Come on down and bring your opinions for a fun chat this Saturday, April 29, at 5:30 EST [-5 hours GMT].

The Lord of the Rings Internet Preview

Simply put, whatdya think?? Were you happy with what you saw in the preview trailer? Do you have a favorite scene, or one that really hurt? Are you happy or disappointed by anything in particular? Based on the preview and what you know about the films so far, what do you think of the job Peter Jackson is doing?

Your moderators Gandalf, Nazfyratu, and Tookish will have the doors open and the fire stoked. We look forward to seeing you there! As always, please send along your emails with comments, feedback, and future chat topics to us here.

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Cast Watch: Cate and Lee (squared)

You can catch Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) in ‘Pushing Tin’ on TMN.

You can aslo see a double-take of Christopher Lee (Saruman) in ‘The Creeping Flesh’ and ‘Scream and Scream Again’ on TMN.

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Web Watch: E! Online Updates

Eonline just updated their LOTR section. Among the many update is a brief description of what Sauron looked like in the Second Age. They describe what he is wearing into battle and stuff. The behind-the-scene section is updated. This section looks at a battle scene between Gondor and the Orcs. [More]

Thanks to Sith Sunstorm for the tip!

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Hall of Fire Open Saturday

Hullo chatters,

If you came to our chat Thursday, you know how much fun this stuff can be! Xoanon has already posted our next such event; click here for more information. Of course tomorrow we’ll have our next Hall of Fire sesssion: our topic is the Lord of the Rings movie internet preview. Click here for more! You can still see the preview at the New Line site, so check it out and come share your opinions Saturday, April 29, 5:30 EST [-5 hours GMT].

*Tookish bows

See you Saturday!

Posted in Barliman News

The Mirror of Galadriel

Galadriel enters the 5th dimension and tells all about the latest from the LOTR camp. Last Alliance Battle…Helms Deep…and super secret studio filming! [More]

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The Mirror of Galadriel

The Mirror of Galadriel

Galadriel, our Koga Ninja Spy down in New Zealand, returns to the fold with more information from the LOTR production.

oh forgetful one,

it is I, Galadriel, back from the 5th dimension to bring you some more news on your ‘Lord of the Rings’ film.

I have just returned from climbing the slopes and valleys of Mount Fuji. I was on an errant mission to visit my old Sensei wise man who lives high in the mountainside.

I made my way into his chambers and proceeded to meditate for many days, in the long quiet darkness I felt my mind leave my body, it floated across the sea and back to New Zealand, it was searching…searching for someone…

…I entered the mind of a LOTR crewmember, thinking this may help in your task to find all information on the project. What I did find out was informative.

Filming of The Last Alliance at Tongariro National Park has been cut short due to the cold snap they’ve recently had. They had planned to stay for 4 more weeks but will only stay for another week. The filming went extreemly well and all of the needed shots were completed.

The team down at the Helms Deep set will be back in production soon, they’ll be filming scenes such as the interior of the castle and some major battle scenes.

Meanwhile, at Stone Street Studios in Miramar they’ve just completed some super secret scenes there. Of these even I cannot divulge to you, as even my host body knew these are well hidden secrets.

My soul then drifted from the host and returned to me atop Mount Fuji, which is where I stayed in deep meditation for weeks longer.

Until next time,

Keep an eye open


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