We noticed that there are some Tolkien/Hobbit/LOTR -related stories that seem to fall by the wayside every week. We hate that we don’t have time to cover everything, so we are instating a regular segment titled, “An Eagle’s View of Middle-earth,” to allow our readers to gaze on some relevant stories that may otherwise have been overlooked.
Every week, our Middle-earth News reporters will compile their finds and tag them with their names. If you’ve got something to contribute, feel free to submit it using the Got News Precious link in the sidebar.
You may have seen the NZ band Claude Rains sing “You Say” with help from some dwarves. But chances are, you haven’t seen the video they did with Hobbit (and LOTR) actors Kiran Shah and Tall Paul Randall. (Evie Bowman)
- Though few cinemas are currently able to screen The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 3D and 48fps, at least one New Zealand cinema is making the costly upgrade. (Arwen Kester)
- Nikon’s first 3D advert, created at Peter Jackson’s Park Road Studio, will be unveiled in cinemas this week. (Evie Bowman)
- Comedian Bill Bailey appreciates the support of fans who created a petition to gain him a role in The Hobbit films, but he’s pretty sure it was more of a hindrance than a help. (Lily Milos)
Reodwyn from The Grey Havens Group introduced us to Nemi – a piece of Scandinavian nerd culture taping into the world of Tolkien. (Lily Milos)