Since production of The Hobbit began ramping up we have been getting emails from curious fashionistas about costume designer Ngila Dickson, will she be continuing stunning her work on The Hobbit? Our answer has always been ‘we’ll let you know as soon as we know!’. Well the answer now comes in the form of a ‘Reel Late with Kate’ interview. Moa hunter brings us the news: “Reel Late with Kate [TV3-NZ] last night included an interview with Ngila Dickson. At the end of the programme the presenter (Kate Rodger) said that Ngila Dickson would not be working on The Hobbit because of existing contractual obligations.”

Sad news indeed! So, who do you think should get the gig? Post on our Message Boards!

Linuxelf is building something of an online video archive of New Zealand news segments involving LOTR. Linuxelf writes “I dont think any of this stuff has been seen outside NZ so I thought it would be good to post them so other people can see them”. Take a look at these! Ngila Dickson & Richard Taylor Interviews, plus a segment about Hobbiton Tours. Continue reading “You Want Your Classic NZ LOTR News Segments? You Got ’em!”

bilboWhat exactly is going on with the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit? The world seems to be holding its breath in anticipation, including us, but as the calendar turned to November, we turned to a trusted rock-solid inside source and found a dragon’s treasure of updates. Continue reading “Exclusive Hobbit update: Casting, monsters, costumes!”

During my association with I have often felt very fortunate to know great people and be in great places. Sometimes I have been lucky enough to have my camera along.

Out of that vast TORn photo library that includes digital images, and old scratched negitives, I put a few images together with some music from Arjan Kiel, (with thanks to fan film ‘Born of Hope,’) to pay tribute to the whole community of

Click on the small triangle to play and to see the best fullscreen version, click on the box at the far right.