TheHollywoodReporter.com kicks of the week with two fun The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power tidbits. Well perhaps one isn’t so bitty… Season 2 principal photography is underway in the UK, and Círdan the Shipwright will be in it (will his beard be as well?!?)! A bit more here.
Episode 6 Spoilers Ahead
“Yes, water can make a volcano erupt.” If you enjoyed the explosive (sorry) finish of episode 6 but were kinda wondering about the science behind the event, you’ll appreciate this: Showrunners and a Geologist Explain…
Be sure to check out TORn Tuesday where Cliff and Justin will be talking about these things and a WHOLE LOT MORE on our weekly YouTube livestream this Tuesday at 5 pm US Pacific time, and find us all over the webs in socials and chats, including our moderated Discord, where conversation’s happening 24/7. If you’re with us on TORn Tuesday you can actually pose questions (and answers) for Justin and Cliff during the show!
National Geographic reports scientists have discovered a new family of eel-like fish, named dragon snakeheads, living in subterranean waters in India. As you will see, there is already one member of the species named after a Tolkien character. We suggest the name ‘Smaug’ for this new worm-like dragon.
This family includes only two species, one of which is named the Gollum snakehead, after the subterranean __Lord of the Rings character.
These strange, long-bodied fish, which dwell in aquifers of porous rock, are rarely seen, only coming to the surface after flooding from heavy rains. Britz says the family’s common name is fitting because “everyone who sees a photo of the fish is somehow reminded of a dragon.”