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J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. There Are Two Competing Tolkien Documentaries Currently in the Works

    What's the Elvish word for "market oversaturation?"

    Two different companies are creating documentaries about author J.R.R. Tolkien's life. One focuses on his early years and the other on his relationship with fellow author C.S. Lewis.

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  2. Things We Saw Today: The Villains of Guardians of the Galaxy Are Lookin’ Good

    Hey there, Nebula.

    Collider has two Guardians of the Galaxy Empire magazine covers, one of the villains (above) and one of the good guys. Nice.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: Teenage Mullet Peter Dinklage

    Things We Saw Today

    Redditor cameroncrazy85 found this bemullet'ed picture of Peter Dinklage from the actor's 1987 high school yearbook. Now I'm imagining Tywin—no, not Tyrion, Tywin—Lannister with that haircut. Someone stop me. Or Photoshop it. Either way. (The Wrap)

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  4. Royal Caribbean May Offer Hobbit Cruises

    Hopefully Norovirus won't interfere with elevensies.

    If you're a hobbit fan with an un-Bagginsey love for adventure, new company Trilo3y Voyages claims to be making bookings for Royal Caribbean Tolkien cruises, with stops in Bermuda, Belize and probably Validor.

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  5. After 90 Years, JRR Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Will Finally Get Published

    Hwæt now?

    Before he was a fantasy author, JRR Tolkien was an incredibly gifted linguist (how else do you think he kept track of so many different Elvish dialects?) with a focus on early Old English and Norse. Now, we'll get to see more of his translation work first hand, because his version of the 10th century epic poem Beowulf will soon be available.

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  6. A Biopic On Hobbit Author J.R.R. Tolkien Is Officially In The Works

    There And Back Again

    While we anxiously await the second installment to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, a new report says Fox Searchlight is putting a film into production which will focus on the famous author who started us down this path long ago - J.R.R. Tolkien.

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  7. George R.R. Martin Would Prefer It If No One Else Wrote About Game Of Thrones. Ever.

    It is known

    A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin may have no problem with your Game of Thrones fan fiction but if you thought you might be able to get on the legal license train sometime in the future, think again. When asked if he would let anyone else write in the universe he replied, "No, not while I'm alive."

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  8. Introducing Thorin Puppetshield, King Under The Muppet Mountain

    There And Back Again

    Who knew that a fearless dwarf leader would make such a cute puppet? Apparently, Artist Rosemary Travale did. See him talk under the jump!

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  9. Astronomer Reconstructs Middle-Earth Solar System, Earns Place In Geek Hall Of Fame

    Questions! Questions That Need Answering

    Dr. Kristine Larsen is an astrophysicist from Central Connecticut State University, and she has decided to use her obviously giant brain for geek good and apply her knowledge to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. She has written over thirty papers and articles on the relationship between Tolkien and astronomy and has, over the years, given numerous talks on the subject at conventions and conferences.

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  10. Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame 2013 Inductees Include Tolkien and Bowie

    Five more to join the ranks of Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke.

    It's a good time for geek culture -- if the popularity of this site is any kind of indicator. Movie releases are dominated by superheroes, fairy tales, and science fiction. And we definitely should honor the amazing people who helped bring these genres into the mainstream, and become familiar with their work, if you weren't already. The EMP Museum, or the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, annually selects icons to honor by inducting them into its hall of fame, and the five chosen this year have certainly earned it.

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