Dan HennahJune 26th saw the presentation of the Saturn Awards in Burbank, California. These honours are awarded to movies and television shows by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, and this year Dan Hennah was awarded Best Production Design in the Film Awards for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Many congratulations to him from everyone here at TORn!

You can read the full list of Saturn Awards here.

Word reached us that Sir Ian McKellen shot his final scene as Gandalf on June 28th in Wellington, goodbye has also been said to Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel, and now Orlando Bloom has finished his last day as Legolas.  Somehow it feels like the end of an era; and of course the cast and crew want to celebrate the journey they’ve been on together.  Peter Jackson posted this video – not tears but laughter as Legolas bids farewell! Also there’s some information about what Legolas might be doing in future films – SPOILER below the video!

Continue reading “Shooting wrapping up gradually in New Zealand – and some clues for the next movies?”

IMG_2895We recently reviewed The Bridge Direct’s Comic-Con 2013 Exclusive figure you can buy when Comic-Con rolls around next month. Well, we’re pleased to team up once again with our friends at The Bridge Direct to give away one of these figures to one of you lucky readers. That’s right! For one of you who cannot make it to Comic-Con you’re going to be able to get one of these sent to your home and add The Pale Orc to your collection. Azog is limited to just 2600 pieces world-wide so this will be one of the rarer figures in your collection as well. The contest will run from now June 29th through July 7th at midnight PST this will ensure that The Bridge Direct can get you the figure during Comic-Con 2013 which is July 17-21.

Enter to win Azog: Azog Entry Form

Barliman's ChatThis weekend, Hall of Fire returns to The Lord of the Rings as we continue our chapter discussions of The Two Towers.

Throughout the first half of The Two Towers, Tolkien weaves together two threads of narrative. On one hand we have Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas and their efforts to find the hobbits, and then to assist the Rohirrim. On the other, Merry and Pippin’s captivity among the Uruk-hai, their escape and their burgeoning friendship with the Ents of Fangorn.

Flotsam and Jetsam finally reunites the two groups and reveals what happened after the Ents marched on Isengard. Continue reading “Hall of Fire topic this weekend: Flotsam and Jetsam”

Barliman's Chat A couple of weekends ago, we delved into the aftermath of the battle of Helm’s Deep and joined Gandalf, Legolas, Gimli and Aragorn on the short, but interesting, The Road to Isengard.

For those who couldn’t attend, here’s a log. Plus, as a reminder: this weekend (Saturday June 29 at 6pm EDT) the Hall of Fire topic is the next chapter of The Two Towers: Book III Chapter IX – Flotsam and Jetsam. See you then! Continue reading “Hall of Fire chat log: The Road to Isengard”

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UC2928 Orcrist Sword on Display_smComic-Con 2013 draws ever closer and today we start a contest through our friends at United Cutlery and BUDK. The item we will be giving away is the fantastic prop replica of Orcrist from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. This highly detailed item sells for $175 from BUDK but from now through the end of July you can win this great sword for FREE. All you have to do is enter the contest via the entry link and you’re in it to win it.

If you’ve wanted to own Glamdring or Legolas Fighting Knives now is your chance as both items are in-stock and ready to be sent on their way to your collection. Both items can be purchased for $190 plus shipping. So make sure you jump over to BUDK and get your order in for these two awesome prop replicas before they vanish.

Enter to win Orcrist: Entry Form