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Live From Tolkien Moot 7 - Middle-earth Talk Radio Show 35

Episode 35 of Middle-earth Talk Radio was broadcast live from the Tolkien Moot VII convention in Spokane, Washington, USA, with a live "studio" audience, and live Internet audience listening to the simulcast audio and viewing the video, while posting and answering questions from the local audience and the live chat room. Special guest co-host this year was Brian Huseland of the Inland Empire Tolkien Society.

http://middle-earthradio.com/news/live-from-tolkien-moot-7-middle-earth-talk-radio-show-35

Topics

  • Introduction
  • Brian Huseland special guest co-host, from the Inland Empire Tolkien Society
  • Administrivia
  • Using the chatroom (still applies even though Tolkien Moot over)
  • Send email to middleearthradio at gmail dot com for questions
  • Discussion on The Hobbit films currently in production
  • Earlier attempts to bring Tolkien's stories to film
  • The Rankin Bass films
  • Evolution of getitng the P.J. Hobbit film made, had to make LotR first, before could make The Hobbit due to licensing issues
  • The lawsuits over the P.J. Lord of the Rings movies
  • P.J. and King Kong, and other projects
  • Guillermo Del Toro's comes and goes.
  • Tolkien Trust lawsuit settlement
  • Picking nits on the Dwarven appearances
  • Beards (and lack thereof)
  • The hoods
  • Andy Serkis, The Hobbit (gollum), King Kong (2 roles), and other roles in other productions
  • Serikis also directing unit 2 in The Hobbit
  • Sir Ian McKellen reprising role of Gandalf
  • Christopher Lee returning in role  as Saruman
  • Hugo Weaving as Elrond
  • and many of the LotR cast in returning roles
  • During the broadcast we maxxed out the server settings (configured for 50 simultaneous users), had to reconfigure on the fly, then stayed around the 50-70 connected users
  • Lord of the Rings Radio Show (with Orson Wells? audience member asking)  Anyone know?
  • Hobbit cast very international, and wide range of English speaking countries
  • Peter Jackson and his horror side and darker side overly darkening The Hobbit
  • Hobbit less epic, more focused
  • Filming The Hobbit Films - Unexpected Journey and There and Back Again - filming in 48 frames per second, and filming in 3D
  • Comments on Thorin
  • Where will film 1 end, and film2 begin?
  • Filling the gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • The pieces of The Hobbit more than enough to make 2 movies with just the material of the book without needing "filler", Hawke quickly summarizes many of the parts
  • How long will the movies be?
  • The 3 Trolls need to speak
  • Using WETA workshop and many of the same sets
  • The White Council
  • Dol Guldur
  • Galadriel
  • Radagast
  • The role playing campaign "Against All Their Enemies" and The Necromancer of Dol Guldur's involvement
  • Role playing gaming news, Cubicle 7 releasing new Lord of the Rings role playing game Into the Wild, August 31st, 2011 (pre-releases at Gen Con August 4-7, and 175 pre-released via website)
  • Campaign of Cubicle 7 set in the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
  • Video games
  • Figurines
  • Games Workshop overpriced, and very ruthless on their license with hobby stores
  • What is going on with Mithril Miniatures?
  • Most of the Tolkien gamers I know won't buy Games Workshop because they are so overpriced
  • Maybe end first film with the attack on Dol Guldur? (Internet chatroom statement)
  • Lord of the Rings Monopoly
  • The Hobbit board game by Fantasy Flight Games
  • PS/2 Games Lord of the Rings
  • Lord of the Rings Online - LotrO
  • Mithril still doing miniatures based on non-P.J. sources, Games Workshop P.J. based licenses
  • United Cutlery losing the license to Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit
  • Frank Jones, vendor at Tolkien Moot providing chainmail, and had brought some United Cutlery Lord of the Rings swords
  • Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings huge economic impact on New Zealand
  • The New Zealand Actors Union guild strike
  • Who in the USA had heard much of New Zealand befor ethe LotR PJ movies
  • Xena and Hercules filmed in New Zealand?
  • Parodies of Lord of the Rings (many)
  • "How the Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended"
  • Bored of the Rings
  • Tasteful and tasteless merchandising
  • Tolkien Enterprises changed name to Middle-earth Enterprises, less confusing with the Tolkien Estate and Tolkien Trust
  • Tolkien Moot theme "Tolkien & Trees"
  • The U.K. Tolkien Society Seminar 2011 "Tolkien & Trees" July 30th, will read Hawke's paper "in abscentia" and publish with the other papers afterwards
  • Last year Tolkien Moot theme - Elves - Rehtaeh Elvish Singer
  • 2 years before - Dwarves
  • Some years before Numenoreans
  • Ents, Huorns, Old Man Willow, White Tree of Numenor, Telperion, etc.
  • Tolkien balanced view of man living with nature, against the wanton destruction
  • Why does Tolkien's stories set in a "past" like other past stories, why do they have more appeal to many than if the same stories were  placed in a more contemporary setting.
  • Lynn Burns made Hawke's Numenorean outfit
  • Tolkien Moot VIII 2012 will be at the 1913 English Tudor Mansion April 20-22
  • This is the last year of Tolkien Moot for free (7 years). 2012 will no longer be fully free event.
  • Incorporating as a non-profit
  • Will be accepting interns and dedicated volunteers
  • Going much larger next year
  • Wrapping up
  • July 17th, 2011 show
  • The Hobbit will be filmed in 3D
  • More comments from local and Internet audience
  • John Travolta "Battlefield Earth" film
  • Howard Shore creating Hobbit Soundtrack
  • Please P.J. keep lots of music and poems and singing and playing instruments!

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