Into A TV Series?

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  1. Wolfshead

    Wolfshead Formerly CraigSmith

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  2. eowyn12

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    Give us at LEAST 10 years to digest the movies, please, before you make a tv show :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Wolfshead

    Wolfshead Formerly CraigSmith

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    It's all a case of making as much money as possible here. They have all the sets, costumes and trained professionals so why not take advantage of that? Because it won't be as good as the book or the films, that's why!
     
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    Ceorl Rider of Rohan

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    Damn there had better not be a tv series or else someone will be sued for my mental bills.
     
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    Éomond Rider of Rohan

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    A TV seris would be kinda cool. I just hope it wouldn't be on early in the moring on the week-end.
     
  6. YayGollum

    YayGollum Conscience of TTF

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    I'm wondering if it would have Tolkien's characters, or just other Middle Earth based dudes. I just hope they wouldn't have some really stupid looking Gollum! :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    Rangerdave He's Back!

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    Ooooh this could be bad.

    A LotR televison series, I can just see it now.

    What's next, A Very Hobbit Christmas!

    RD
     
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    Lantarion no house

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    "And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: ladies and gentlemen: the Lord of the Rings. EASTER SPECIAL!!" :( :mad:
    It's all a bunch of hot air, that's what it is. The fame has gone to New Line Cinema's head worse than I presumed, if they is seriously thinking about turning the greatest plot-driven story of the century be made into some PoS, kiddy-cereal, early morning, comic book shoot-em-up, idiiotic TV-series!! :mad: Just look at Xena, or Hercules: their plots are excuses for the ass-kicking and action that is meant for brain-dead idiots who only read LotR because they like Legolas and because they can't identify a beautiful, historical and legendary tale from escapist grocery-store crap!! :mad:
     
  9. JanitorofAngmar

    JanitorofAngmar Serving Evil since FA 1

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    Idiot box version Indeed!

    What a lame idea. I wish someone would cast a spell on those "holier-than-thou-wood" CEOs. What a bunch of cash grabbing pin-heads!

    Oh yeah, what a great way to turn people off Tolkien! Short term cash grab for the producers and network that's all.

    I propose we storm the offices of all major networks and feed the CEOs to the orcs.

    Better yet! I'm going to go on a quest! I'm taking my TV set into the heart of holywood and I'm going to cast my TV set into the "cathode ray tube of doom!". Then if legend has it correctly "ABC, NBC, and CBS will crumble and all their works will fall"

    Who's with me?

    JoA
     
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  10. YayGollum

    YayGollum Conscience of TTF

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    Yay! I'm with you! We already have three TVs, and we'll be getting a fourth soon! :rolleyes: Anyways, we'll have to wait until they're more serious about it, then we'll start a petition or something. I don't know.
     
  11. Arvedui

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    Holy Eru! This is a scary idea. Especially when they mention this alongside Xena and Hercules.:eek: I'm trying hard not to, but my mind is already making its own images of how such a series could turn out. Can you imagine Arwen, Eowyn and Galadriel in Xena-like costumes? Or a pumped-up Hercules-like Aragorn? Please don't do this to me!
    On the other hand: If they make a TV-series that is 100% true to the book, with Tom Bombadil, the Scouring of the Shire and everything, then I would be rather happy. So that means that if they make this in to a TV-series I would have to see it. Even if I knew I probably would be dissapointed.
     
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    I hate to say this...but knowing the sick mind of hollywood...I definately see them making a TV series based on LOTR.

    I have a feeling they will wait until all three movies are realesed before they will try to make a go at it.

    Although I wonder if they would even be allowed to do such a thing since New Line Cinema is really the only one's who have the copyrights to do anything with LOTR at the momment.

    If anything, I see the TV stations making their own version of Middle earth. Maybe a 'After the war of the ring' series, that shows Merry, Pippen, and Sam's adventures after the War of the Ring and after Frodo leaves Middle Earth. (oh geesh, I hope I didn't give the television execs any ideas now...:confused: )
     
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    LotR on TV

    Aiya!!
    The tho't of LotR being on TV has me in mixed emotions. Part of me says "I'd love to see more!!" and another part of me says, "How sacriligious!!" If it had the same quality that would honor JRRT then it would probably not last in the ratings game in the USA. All the really valuable dramatic fare gets cancelled on the networks. If they could keep the quality, keep all the details of the books, have qonderful dedicated actors and maintain JRRT's standards, then go for it. Otherwise, it's just a $$$$ things playing on a trend of sorts. Let us be in charge & we'll make sure the boob tube does it justice!!!

    Almarie ar namarie
    Arwen Halfelven
     
  14. EverEve

    EverEve Back from a long hiatus

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    Oh, Illuvatar save us! A tv show? If they cant get it right in the movies...what are they gonna do with tv? Please tell me whoever wrote that article was hallucinating....

    JoA, Yay (and Lantarion): IM WITH YOU!
     
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    I could see it being turned into some kids Sat morning cartoon ...but a series would ruin the effect of it ....I couldnt watch it...even if i wanted to .............
     
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    Asha'man No Whining!

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    Speaking of TV's.....

    *hears TV turn on in burst of static*
    *gets up, turns TV off*
    *walks away*
    *hears TV turn on again*

    :eek:

    Has anyone else seen The Ring?

    Back on topic, even I think a LotR series would be crap. Here's a thought - what if it was ANIMATED?! Mwahahahaha!

    Asha'man
     
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    DBZ+LOTR=Hollywood's plans. :mad:

    My word, it would be awful.
     
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    Hey, Asha'man! Welcome back. :)
     
  19. Ascamaciliel

    Ascamaciliel Dropper Of Eaves

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    eww! if they did this i would die! i can see it now...

    -a gollum that looks like someting in those old Godzilla movies
    -a new cast of terrible actors cause the reals ones wouldn't do it
    -lame story ideas
    -horrible attempts at jokes
    -killing off of some great characters
    -an episode called "Gimli and Galadriel Hook Up" augh!

    the possibilities are endless, you know it would probably be a disgrace to JRRT
     
  20. Rogue666666

    Rogue666666 Political Loremaster

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    IF THOSE IDIOTS ATTEMPT SUCH A RIDICUOLUSLY STUPID THING AS MAKING LOTR INTO A TV SHOW, I SWEAR I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO STOP THEM!

    ( Which means i could do absolutely nothing)

    TV shows are known to be of far lower quality then movies. I think the LOTR movies coudn't stoop much lower without becoming horrible. SAY NO TO TV SHOW!
     
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