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Lord of the Rings on Prime Updates (Thanks Varking!)

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All corporations love $$$ -- that's why they exist! :)

Still, I'm not sure this would be being done, at least by Amazon, if Jeff Bezos didn't also love Tolkien.
 

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Just checked out Wiki's article on "Lord of the Rings", section 7 "Adaptations", subsection 7.3 "TV":

"In March 2020, the production of the series was shut down due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic."

This could be a big, very big monkey wrench in the gears of Amazon's plans. Weren't they planning to start "airing" the series in 2021?
 

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It's not just them, of course -- the film and TV industries are being affected worldwide. For instance:

This is a "Catch-22" situation with a vengeance. With people staying home (restrictions are being ratcheted up quickly in Germany as apparently up to a quarter of the population - my guess is mostly the "Smombie" set - consider the restrictions effected so far to be "scaremongering"!), they are watching (a lot) more TV. And doing a lot more streaming on the Internet, one non-trivial part is schoolchildren doing electronic learning there. It has led to load problems for existing servers.
The Catch-22 is that while people are (seriously) raising their media consumption, the supply of new content could be grinding to a halt. This would then probably mean re-runs on a scale unprecedented in the relatively short history (maybe 70 years for TV, certainly less than 30, more probably 20 for Internet) of electronic media.
 

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And doing a lot more streaming on the Internet
It's about to get harder for you guys:
Though I won't be surprised if it happens over here soon. One NPR program I heard last night was dedicated to which old TV shows people are binge-watching. Oddly -- to me -- the oldest one mentioned was "Cheers". I don't consider that very "old" -- maybe because I myself am very old!

I intend to watch a bunch of really old stuff on youtube: serials, Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto. And I have my Film Noir and Busby Berkeley box sets.

Republic, here I come!
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