Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens

Jul 14, 2016

This week is potentially the last video highlight so here is ‘The Last Goodbye.’ “The Hobbit – The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens (Billy Boyd Cover)” was released in 2015 on Peter Hollens’ YouTube channel. It has been a lot of fun doing the video highlight series here at LOTRO Players.  Thank you all for your support and...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Return of the King Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Return of the King Trailer

Jul 7, 2016

This week’s video highlight reminds us of the excitement surrounding Return of the King’s release.  “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Official Trailer #1” was originally released in 2003. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Song of The Lonely Mountain

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Song of The Lonely Mountain

Jun 30, 2016

This week’s video highlight is a fan’s rendition of “Song of The Lonely Mountain.”  “The Hobbit – Song of The Lonely Mountain” was released in 2014 on Peter Hollens’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Final Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Final Trailer

Jun 23, 2016

This week’s video highlight gives a hypothetical trailer for a Silmarillion film saga.  “The Silmarillion – Final Trailer” was released in 2016 on Game Ovais’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link to the video...

Coursera Online Games Course Begins June 13

Coursera Online Games Course Begins June 13

Jun 11, 2016

Coursera’s free “Online Games” course will be starting up again on Monday, June 13. This course explores what happens to stories, paintings, and films when they become the basis of massively multiplayer online games. The course focuses on how The Lord of the Rings trilogy is transformed as it is presented in the different media forms: Tolkien’s novels, the...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Taking the Hobbits to Isengard

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Taking the Hobbits to Isengard

Jun 9, 2016

This week’s video highlight tells us where the hobbits are being taken.  It was suggested by many people.  “Taking the Hobbits to Isengard” was released in 2006 on Aaron Hardbarger’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Hunt for Gollum

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Hunt for Gollum

Jun 2, 2016

This week’s video highlight tells the story of how Gollum is found.  “The Hunt for Gollum – Full Movie Redux” was released in 2012 on LOTR Prequels’ YouTube channel and originally released in 2009. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Battle at the Black Gate

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Battle at the Black Gate

May 5, 2016

This week’s video highlight shows us how some of Aragorn’s actions could be interpreted.  “LEGO Battle at the Black Gate” was released in 2013 on BrotherhoodWorkshop’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link to...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Piano Guys

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Piano Guys

Apr 28, 2016

This week’s video highlight combines various songs from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films into one mega song.  “Lord of The Rings – The Hobbit (Piano/Cello Cover) – ThePianoGuys” was released in 2012 on ThePianoGuys YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Why Bombadil Was Cut

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Why Bombadil Was Cut

Apr 14, 2016

This week’s video highlight explains why Tom Bombadil was cut from the Peter Jackson films.  “LEGO Tom Bombadil (Why was he cut?)” was released in 2013 on BrotherhoodWorkshop’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: An Unexpected Journey Announcement Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: An Unexpected Journey Announcement Trailer

Mar 31, 2016

This week’s video highlight takes us back to the excitement around the announcement of the first Hobbit film.  “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Announcement Trailer” was released in 2011 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye

Mar 24, 2016

This week’s video highlight says goodbye to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings film trilogies.  “The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies – Billy Boyd: The Last Goodbye – Official Music Video” was released in 2014 on WaterTower Music’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Trailer

Mar 10, 2016

This week’s video highlight shows that the Silmarillion might actually work as a film (series).  Even if the film was not great, the trailers would be awesome!   “The Silmarillion Trailer (Fan Made)” was released in 2010 on TubeMastah’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Gollum’s Song

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Gollum’s Song

Mar 3, 2016

This week’s video highlight is an awesome version of Gollum’s song.  “Lord of the Rings – Gollum’s Song” was released in 2014 on Peter Hollen’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link to the video...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Born of Hope

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Born of Hope

Feb 25, 2016

This week’s video highlight tells the origin story of Aragorn, son of Arathorn in a fantastic fan film.  “Born of Hope” was released in 2009 on LOTR Prequels’ YouTube channel. Kate Madison, the creator of Born of Hope, will be releasing a new fantasy series starting on March 1st.  You can learn more about the new series here. Do you know...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: In Dreams

Middle-earth Video Highlights: In Dreams

Feb 18, 2016

This week’s video highlight is a great version of the song “In Dreams.”  “Lord of the Rings – In Dreams – Peter Hollens” was released in 2015 on Peter Hollens’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with...

Ren: The Girl with the Mark

Ren: The Girl with the Mark

Feb 16, 2016

Have you felt it in the water?  Smelled it in the air?  A new online fantasy series is coming! Ren: The Girl with the Mark will begin on March 1st and it will be completely free to watch! “Ren is an original fantasy series about a young woman who, after a strange encounter in the woods, is marked by an ancient spirit. Cast out from her small village, she...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Let It Go – Gollum Cover

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Let It Go – Gollum Cover

Feb 11, 2016

This week’s video highlight is a great parody of ‘Let It Go’ from Gollum’s point of view.  “Let It Go – Gollum Cover – Frozen” was released in 2014 on Ask Gollum’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: CSI The Hobbit

Middle-earth Video Highlights: CSI The Hobbit

Feb 4, 2016

This week’s video highlight suggests what an episode of CSI would be like in Middle-earth.  “Hobbits Bust Outlaws in CSI: EP 203: Tvoovies” was released in 2014 on Union Pool’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link...

Is Peter Jackson Going To Direct A Doctor Who Episode?

Is Peter Jackson Going To Direct A Doctor Who Episode?

Nov 30, 2015

Today Peter Jackson posted a video that suggests he might be directing an episode of Doctor Who. While it is not confirmed Jackson will be directing an episode of Doctor Who, it would be surprising if they went to all this trouble for nothing. As a side note, you may not have noticed but there is a copy of The Silmarillion with several sticky notes in it.  It...