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Old 01-15-04, 07:03 PM
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If they made LOTR as a TV series would you watch it?

With the success of the trilogy ending now, would the making of a TV series out of the Lord of the Rings.. about the aftermath or better yet a storyline based on Middle Earth with Melkor in power before the Hobbit story be something everyone would care to watch?
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I would like a straight to video version of the scouring of the shire made by Jackson with the original cast, as an addendum to the trilogy set. But it will never happen.

With the LOTR mythology New Line is sitting on an endless goldmine, but unfortunately I have no hopes that they will effectively use it.
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Hell no. Now if it was a Silmarillion TV series, that would be a different story.
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Nope. Would ruin the movies. Does anyone even own any kind of TV rights for LOTR, anyways?

I second daniel18 - Silmarillion series would be great. But it would have to stand out from LOTR - most people would expect that Peter Jackson would direct it.
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No way. There is no way on this green earth that anyone could make a LOTR TV series that even approached 1/100th the quality of the films. I'm sorry, but LoTR was considered unfilmable for years. The idea that a lower budget could bring this world to life is just...well it ain't gonna happen. I'm not saying that these films are only made up of their visuals and scope, but you have to admit that's a large part of what makes them great.

I'd just rather not see it simply because I just imagine it looking like Xena and not being particularly good. Nope, never, don't do it. Jackson making the Hobbit as a theatrical film? That I could go for.
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I would if they could do it well, but I don't think that they could.
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I can see it now...

This week on The Shire Frodo and Sam end up locked out of Bag's End right before Aragon shows up for a big royal dinner. A surprise appearance by Gandalf causes a stir in Buckland when he visits Merry and Pippin while Gimli and Legalos compete in a rodent slaying contest.

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Originally posted by gcribbs
I can see it now...

This week on The Shire Frodo and Sam end up locked out of Bag's End right before Aragon shows up for a big royal dinner. A surprise appearance by Gandalf causes a stir in Buckland when he visits Merry and Pippin while Gimli and Legalos compete in a rodent slaying contest.

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There will not be any necessity to make up any new stories like those, as the Sil has a mother-lode of great stories which will take a really long time to exhaust.
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other than a miniseries i do not see a tv series of even the Silmarillion working as a weekly tv series IMO.
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I agree with the people who would love to see a Silmarillion TV series. It'd be very difficult though...

(fairly minor spoiler)
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The first few episodes would have to involve lots of exposition to introduce the Valar, who after a relatively short time would then pretty much disappear entirely!
Old 01-16-04, 06:27 PM
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there's already a sitcom in the works...

"a hard hobbit to break"

starring frodo and gollum. they stop off in denver in the middle of their quest to live together in an apartment...
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Next Week on 'Lord of the Rings: the Series':

-Aragorn finds himself in quite the pickle when he ends up with TWO dates to the prom: Arwen and Eowyn!

-Pippin smokes too much pipeweed and keeps singing "I'm so excited"

-Sam meets a hobbit in a wheelchair, and learns a valuable lesson. "It's true, Master Frodo...he wasn't disabled, he was differently abled." "That's my Sam!" exclaims Frodo.

-Gandalf's investigation of a murder unravels a conspiracy that very well may go up to the top!

-Merry and Treebeard hatch a crazy "get rich quick" scheme that goes sour in the last five minutes.
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Originally posted by Grouch094820 & 5/17
Next Week on 'Lord of the Rings: the Series':

-Aragorn finds himself in quite the pickle when he ends up with TWO dates to the prom: Arwen and Eowyn!

-Pippin smokes too much pipeweed and keeps singing "I'm so excited"

-Sam meets a hobbit in a wheelchair, and learns a valuable lesson. "It's true, Master Frodo...he wasn't disabled, he was differently abled." "That's my Sam!" exclaims Frodo.

-Gandalf's investigation of a murder unravels a conspiracy that very well may go up to the top!

-Merry and Treebeard hatch a crazy "get rich quick" scheme that goes sour in the last five minutes.
OMG! That's tonight! I gotta get a tape!

BTW, anyone know when the season finale is gonna air?
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2010.
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Originally posted by DVD Polizei
2010.
No, that's the SERIES finale. I wan't to know about the SEASON finale air date.
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Ooops.
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Originally posted by DVD Polizei
Ooops.
S'okay.

Anyhoo, it's too bad they couldn't shoot the entire seriesin one shot (as originally intended) so they'd never have to stop for season breaks.

BTW, is it just me or did you also have a hard time at first with Ray Romano's Frodo? Peter Boyle as Gandalf was inspired, though.

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Everybody Loves Frodo.
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Any truth to the rumours of
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George Lopez guest starring as Thorin Oakenshield in a flashback episode narrated by Bilbo?
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The letest rumor is that they're making the first completely CGI sitcom. It's a remake of 'The Odd Couple' featuring Gollum and Harry Potter's Dobby as the mismatched roomates, one cranky and the other a neat freak. They are joined by costar Jar Jar Binks, who plays a wacky neighbor, a la Seinfeld's Kramer.
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Originally posted by DRG
The letest rumor is that they're making the first completely CGI sitcom. It's a remake of 'The Odd Couple' featuring Gollum and Harry Potter's Dobby as the mismatched roomates, one cranky and the other a neat freak. They are joined by costar Jar Jar Binks, who plays a wacky neighbor, a la Seinfeld's Kramer.
Wouldn't such a sitcom work with just Gollum alone? No need to pay more royalties that way.
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lets be honest, we all would watch anything to do with more lotr.
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Originally posted by Snowlarbear
lets be honest, we all would watch anything to do with more lotr.
except the Ralph Bakshi one.....

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