Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 4th News


Bilbo and Smaug in ‘Sherlock’ season 2 starting Sunday

As staffer Ostadan reminds us, viewers in the U.S. will have a chance to catch the second season of “Sherlock” starting Sunday on PBS. The series stars Martin Freeman, soon to be fantastically famous as Bilbo Baggins and Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular character in the series. This page will get you started on when and where you can catch it in your area. The series, generally loved by critics and audiences, is smart and funny and dramatic and is an interesting preview of the actors who will become Smaug and Bilbo and have conversations in treasure rooms. Martin was committed to the series and Peter Jackson and Warner Bros. worked the shooting schedule of the two movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” to accommodate the actor’s availability. The first film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” is scheduled to hit theaters worldwide December 14, 2012.


‘Hobbit’ = An Hobad, no anon agus ar ais aris

We thought readers might be interested in this:

“Tolkien’s literary masterpiece The Hobbit has been given a bit of a makeover and now it’s better than ever. Well…sort of? Anyway, brace yourselves, because The Hobbit is now available as Gaeilge. Yes, really.
The Cork Independent reports that the classic novel by JRR Tolkien has been successfully translated into Irish by Nicholas Williams and edited by Dr Alan Titley, the former Professor of Modern Irish at University College Cork.” You can read the full story right here.


Collecting The Precious – Weta Workshop’s Strider Statue

Tonight, the artisans from Weta released the latest statue in their mini-statue line. The character chosen to join the line-up, accompanying Gollum and Gandalf the Grey, is none other than the future King of Gondor, Strider. This adaptation of the character, features Strider as we first see him in Bree. This is the first time we’ve seen Strider captured in this pose and looks to be a must own The Lord of the Rings collectible. This statue will cost $75 and will be shipping sometime in September/October.


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