Watch Party: Lord of the Rings on Prime

6 - Daddy Issues - Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife: Part 1

March 23, 2021

“We also are daughters of the great, and we have wills and courage of our own. Therefore do not bend, Ancalime. Once bend a little , and they will bend you further until you are bowed down. Sink your roots into the rock, and face the wind, though it blow away all your leaves.”

On today’s pod, we've got warlords, a new director, rumblings about production problems, and some tasty tasty Crowe.   And then we start our long journey into the only detailed narrative Tolkien ever wrote (though never finished) about the Second Age: Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner's Wife. We will be taking our time with this beautiful and complex narrative, where Tolkien explores themes of passion, obsession, pride, and the complexity of marital relations. Will this story be featured in an early season of the Amazon Prime series?

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New Warlords

Russell Crowe's ringlets

New Director Che Yip

Tom Budge's departure


Intro and Outro Music: Sunday For Larks, written by Matthew Rolland and performed by Run Boy Run.

Logo by Aubreigh Brunschwig

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