In pursuing the rights for our show, we were obligated to keep the series distinct and separate from the films. We have the utmost respect for Peter Jackson and The Lord of The Rings films and are thrilled that he is looking forward to watching The Rings of Power.
The series is set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, so audiences new to the franchise do not have to watch the movies or read the books to understand the series.
Warning: The following contains spoilers for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power episode 7! Turn back now if you have not seen the latest installment in Amazon's epic series.
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Many thought that this first gave to Fëanor the idea of imprisoning and blending the light of the Trees, that later became the Silmarils. He admired her hair so much that he requested a tress three times, but she refused each time and would not give him even a single strand.
Even though Lennon is my God and favourite, I think he was in hell a lot of the time, so living as him might be torture. George seemed to have the most fun. Zenned out. Great garden. Gorgeous women. Meditation. Exploration into other realms. Cosmic.
Prince. So many wonderful songs, different genres, incredible playing, beautiful songwriting, amazing performances. Probably no-one had a bigger impact on my growing up. So sad that he passed away so young. It would have been so good to hear what music and ideas he would have brought us as he grew older.
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Back in the ruin of the Southlands, Galadriel, and Theo work to get out of the fire, as Elendil leads a group of villagers through the woods. Míriel and Valandil find him and inform him that Isildur is missing, likely dead. Míriel's eyes have been extremely damaged by the burning building, to the point that she can no longer see.
In the mines of Khazad-dûm, Elrond and Durin dig and find mithril, but Durin III discovers them. He banishes Elrond from the mountain, and he and Prince Durin fight about the nature of their royal legacy. Prince Durin and his father have struggled to see eye to eye throughout the series, Prince Durin chafing against the boundaries of Dwarven tradition. At the end of their fight, Durin III strips his son of his princely collar and leaves, essentially signaling that Prince Durin is not worthy of the Dwarven throne.
Things begin to heat up in the Southlands as the three mysterious figures from episode two make a reappearance. They seem to be looking for the Stranger, and discover the magic he wrought on the apple orchard. When the Harfoots confront them, the lead figure with a shaved head and pale blue eyes casts magical fire into the orchard, destroying it and the Harfoot wagons.
The Encounter Deck includes villains, hazards, locations, and circumstances that stand in the way of the players successfully completing their quest. The contents of this deck are determined by which scenario the players have selected.
DEGGANS: Well, I have to choose my words carefully because Amazon Prime Video has asked critics not to publish reviews of the show until Wednesday. So I can say that I've seen two episodes, and they are filled with the kind of special effects magic that fans of Peter Jackson's \"Lord Of The Rings\" movies are going to expect. It's set, of course, in the fictional world of Middle Earth, which is this medieval sort of land. We've got elves and hobbits and dwarves and wizards all alongside humans, of course. And it's all inspired by \"Lord Of The Rings\" author J.R.R. Tolkien's work, including the appendices to the \"Lord Of The Rings\" novel.
DEGGANS: We are talking a lot of money here. And it's tough to know how Amazon is going to judge success because they don't generally tell the public how many people watch their original shows, but I think there's a sense that Amazon wants to create a show that boosts Amazon Prime sales, of course, gets people who are already members to watch their videos more but also gets the general public talking about their original shows. I mean, other streamers have these hits that start conversations out in the general public like \"Stranger Things\" on Netflix or \"Ted Lasso\" on Apple TV+ and \"House Of The Dragon\" on HBO. Now Amazon has a series which may also affect the zeitgeist in a similar way.
Now, I know these are worlds that are heavily based on Europe's medieval period, so we have kings and knights and sword fights and quests, but it is odd to see two shows in the modern age that are still so centered on whiteness. I mean, both of them have characters at the center of the action with blond hair, blue eyes. Everybody's got British or Scottish or European accents. There are nonwhite characters in both shows, of course. In fact, there's a great character played by Ismael Cruz Cordova in \"The Lord Of The Rings\" series. He's a native of Puerto Rico, and he plays a key elf character. The narratives are still pretty white-centered, which doesn't necessarily have to be in a show that's set in a fantasy world.
Now, Amazon's series doesn't have big-name actors in it, which also may make it a little tougher to get attention, but I got a feeling that loads of fans are just going to show up for their love of the franchise and out of curiosity over the magnitude of this production. And then Amazon's challenge is going to be holding on to them.
Galadriel laughed with a sudden clear laugh. 'Wise the Lady Galadriel may be,' she said, 'yet here she has met her match in courtesy. Gently are you revenged for my testing of your heart at our first meeting. You begin to see with a keen eye. I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired to ask what you offer. For many long years I had pondered what I might do, should the Great Ring come into my hands, and behold! it was brought within my grasp. The evil that was devised long ago works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls. Would not that have been a noble deed to set to the credit of his Ring, if I had taken it by force or fear from my guest
'I pass the test,' she said. 'I will diminish, and go into the West and remain Galadriel.' They stood for a long while in silence. At length the Lady spoke again. 'Let us return!' she said. 'In the morning you must depart for now we have chosen, and the tides of fate are flowing.' 'I would ask one thing before we go,' said Frodo, 'a thing which I often meant to ask Gandalf in Rivendell. I am permitted to wear the One Ring: why cannot I see all the others and know the thoughts of those that wear them' 'You have not tried,' she said. 'Only thrice have you set the Ring upon your finger since you knew what you possessed. Do not try! It would destroy you. Did not Gandalf tell you that the rings give power according to the measure of each possessor Before you could use that power you would need to become far stronger, and to train your will to the domination of others. Yet even so, as Ring-bearer and as one that has borne it on finger and seen that which is hidden, your sight is grown keener. You have perceived my thought more clearly than many that are accounted wise. You saw the Eye of him that holds the Se