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  The ring and corruption of the elves
Posted by: badlands - Yesterday, 02:58 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - No Replies

Could an elf like Elrond or Legolas be seduce and corrupted holding or getting hold of the ring?

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  Gollum and the Elf rope
Posted by: badlands - Yesterday, 02:56 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - No Replies

Okay Why was Gollum so sensitive to the elf rope? Was it a bad experience with the elves or the orcs?

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  Ashland
Posted by: badlands - January 20th, 2022, 03:19 PM - Forum: Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors - No Replies

https://www.amazon.com/Ashfall-Trilogy-M...1933718749
Has anyone read these book series? I wonder if there is a TV series since they are great . The book series is about an apocalyptic event resulting from the Yellowstone super volcano eruption.

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  The Japanese Schindler
Posted by: badlands - January 20th, 2022, 03:11 PM - Forum: General Movies - No Replies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2...ton%20Post

Why wasn’t this a movie?

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  The Japanese Schindler
Posted by: badlands - January 20th, 2022, 03:07 PM - Forum: History - No Replies

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2...ton%20Post

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  What happened to She lob after Sam stabbed her?
Posted by: badlands - January 20th, 2022, 02:55 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - No Replies

Was her fate like her Mother ? She consume herself ?

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  Was The Witch King an important person before his death?
Posted by: badlands - January 20th, 2022, 02:53 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - Replies (1)

He was a human king and relative to Aragorn? Was he really important before he died and became the Witch king?

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Star Disney park and making roller coasters trains for the diable
Posted by: badlands - January 17th, 2022, 11:49 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Should Disney make a theme park that caters exclusively to the disabled vets and as thrill rides for them? Or, maybe just build roller coasters vehicles that are able to allow amputees to ride safely on?

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Lightbulb Ultraman: 55 Years Of Giant Heroes, Kaiju And Tokusatsu Innovation
Posted by: BBally1981 - January 17th, 2022, 09:56 PM - Forum: Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows - No Replies

To anyone unfamiliar, Ultraman is a long running Science Fiction Superhero franchise originally developed by the late Eiji Tsuburaya, co-creator of TOHO's Godzilla and founder of Tsuburaya Productions.



https://www.ultramanconnection.com

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The franchise began in 1966 with the Sci-Fi/Horror series, Ultra Q, which was developed as anthology series in the style of The Twilight Zone but with monsters or "Kaiju", however the show was more like a precursor to The X-Files as several of its episodes featured a recurring cast of characters who investigate strange supernatural phenomena, including giant monsters, aliens, ghosts, and various other threats. Then when Ultra Q ended, Tsuburaya and his crew decided its follow up series would be a superhero show and thus Ultraman was born, broadcast on TV that same year and since then would end up becoming a long running franchise that would enter the Guiness Books of Records for "Most Spin-offs" for producing 31 shows plus movies and specials. The crew would get experiment especially during the Showa era with the first 4 shows having a scifi/mystery angle and some writers would even take advantage of this by using the show to tackle sensitive topics from dangers of nuclear arms or even bigotry.


Tsuburaya Productions is now finally making its shows available in the Western market after suffering a hurdle in the form of Thai film studio Chaiyo Productions over the rights after its founder lied about owning the rights. The below video explains the entire situation.



Tsuburaya are also uploading their Ultraman and non-Ultra shows on their Youtube ch
annel with optional English subtitles including a weekly upload of their current airing series, Ultraman Trigger (though an episode from 2 weeks ago will be removed each week for certain series).





If you like anymore info on the franchise and its influence on Japanese popculture, these videos could be helpful.








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  Downfall of Khazad Dum
Posted by: gzhindra - January 17th, 2022, 12:53 PM - Forum: J.R.R. Tolkien and Middle-earth - Replies (3)

Gandalf says that the dwarves delved too deep and too greedily and disturbed the balrog.
I assume that the greed refers to Durin's ring of power.
Is there any indication that the Dwarves (or anyone) suspected  that this was dangerous?
If not, why would they stop digging for Mithril?
The Dwarves have always been digging  for various metals and crystals.
It's a bit strange that Gandalf hints that the Dwarves should have known better than to dig for mithril.
Perhaps it's linked to the bad reputation of Caradhras?

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