Watch Party: Lord of the Rings on Prime

8 - Brain Octane Oil - Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife: Part 2

April 9, 2021

"  Far above the Ephel Dúath in the West the night-sky was still dim and pale. There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach. "


 Today on Watch Party, we talk about whether Orlando Bloom is actually Legolas in real life, a new director, new casting news that suggests we may get wizards after all, and bad news for Crowe fans.  Then, we continue our discussion of Aldarion and Erendis: The Mariner’s Wife, from the Unfinished Tales. This love story is just heating up, so grab your copy of the book and get ready for stormy skies and rough winds on the high sea!

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Orlando Bloom interview

New Director Che Yip confirmed by Lord of the Rings on Prime Twitter

Chance Ruby Casting - Fellowship of The Fans YouTube

Russel Crowe cast in Thor: Love and Thunder


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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