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Jan 012018

Excited, yet worried…

This seem to sum up how most fans of Middle-earth feel about the announcement of a Lord of the Rings TV Series coming from Amazon and this fan takes a comprehensive look at what this means to us as a fan community.

“All that is gold does not glitter.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Yoystan from Men of the West discusses his reaction to the news that Amazon will be creating a new TV Series based upon the works of Professor Tolkien set in a time before the events of The Lord of the Rings.

I thought I’d share this video I came across, because it reflects a lot of the feelings and reactions that have been expressed by myself and other fans here in Mordor about the making of this new TV Show. He discuses the implications of what this means to fans of the books and movies, and how we all have feelings of excitement and trepidation about how it might be handled. He also discusses the events leading up to this announcement and the fact that this is coming from the Tolkien Estate and the fact that Christopher Tolkien has now stepped down from his post on the Board.

“Amazon is in the process of creating a new show set in Middle-Earth, but this leaves many questions. What will the show be about? Let’s talk about it! A big thanks to all of the online artists whose visual works are featured in this video. If you are one of these artists, please let me know and I will feature your name and a link to your art in the description. Thanks!” ~ Yoystan

LOTR TV Show and Speculations- Middle Earth News

 January 1, 2018  Posted by at 7:51 am
  • Roberto Took

    I hope LOTR is treated with more respect than Star Wars. The producers of the newer Star Wars films seem to be more focused on money than on doing justice to characters and stories, but the people making the middle-earth TV series could still do a good job we will have to wait and see.

  • Maeglin

    Make the Two Trees the story. Introduce how the perfect light of the Trees, which light up the Valinorian sky in silver and gold more brightly than the sun does to us, causes time to be perfect there, then the Silmarillion becomes a quest for light.

    We have to have the five parts: 1st bookend Flight of the Noldor, the Big Three stories Beren and Lúthien, Children of Húrin, and Fall of Gondolin, and 2nd bookend The War of Wrath. Then, in a surprise Hollywood ending, the silmarils are taken to Valinor and the Trees restored, instead of being given away by Eonwë.