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J.R.R. Tolkien

There And Back Again

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

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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It is known

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

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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There And Back Again

Introducing Thorin Puppetshield, King Under The Muppet Mountain

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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Questions! Questions That Need Answering

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

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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Questions! Questions That Need Answering

Watch James Franco Get Utterly Schooled Trying to Out-Geek Stephen Colbert On Tolkien [VIDEO]

James Franco was on The Colbert Report last night to promote Oz the Great and Powerful. And the Oz portion of his interview is fine. But if you skip to 5:19 you can see the good stuff: Franco tried to tried to trip up Colbert—who is the biggest Tolkien geek Peter Jackson has ever met, if you’ll remember—with a question about The Silmarillion. It doesn’t end well for him.

(via: MTV Movies Blog)

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Not all that glitters is gold

You Might Be Able To Play A Hobbit Slot Machine At The Newly Trademarked Middle-Earth Theme Park

Two Tolkien estate stories in one day? Are they trying to steal Beyonce’s thunder or something? 

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My Precious!

Rumored Tolkien Theme Park: The Hobbitest Place On Earth

Look, New Zealand, you’re really far away from us and it’s really expensive to get to you. Odds are, most of us won’t ever be able to experience your beauty, never mind Hobbiton. So it’s with a great amount of glee we report a theme park may be in the works as a joint venture between Universal, Warner Bros., and the Tolkien estate. Get ready for Mr. Frodo’s Wild Ride! 

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: A Medic Alert Bracelet for the Perfectly Healthy

As the daughter of an attorney, I feel compelled to say that this is something you can always work out with a loved one beforehand, in writing. (CubicleBot)

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Questions! Questions That Need Answering

Ian McKellen Says Which Female Tolkien Character Will Show Up In The Hobbit Extended Release

The Hobbit, as well as The Lord of the Rings, are lacking in women in a big way. You can blame the guy who wrote the first book in 1937 if you feel the need, but when adapting those stories to film in 2013, the absence is noted. Peter Jackson went so far as to add a new elf, Tauriel, to his Hobbit trilogy but it turns out a few of the women who already existed in J.R.R. Tolkien’s world didn’t make the cut for theater viewings. Sir Ian McKellen explains who.

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May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The Inhabitants of Middle-Earth Enter The Hunger Games Arena [VIDEO]

I should probably stop being surprised when two fandoms I thought would never meet, collide in an epic parody mash-up. Today’s entry: J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. And yet, not as strange as you might have thought.

(via io9)

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