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Middle-earth Talk Radio Show 26 June 8 2010

by hawke — last modified Jun 13, 2010 01:08 PM
Episode 26 of Middle-earth Talk Radio. 2 days behind schedule, but we pulled it off, and finished it before midnight this time....

Format: MP3 (192 Kbps constant rate, 44,100 Hz)

Duration: 51 minutes 44 seconds

Filesize: 71.0 MB (74,406,185 bytes)

Download URL

http://www.middle-earthradio.com/talk-show/Middle-earth-Talk-Radio-Show-0026-2010-06-08.mp3/view

 

Opening Music

The Shire At Dawn

from the album Elementaria

by Rehtaeh

http://www.rehtaehmusic.com

 

Topics Discussed

  • Additional message from Guillermo Del Torro regarding leaving "The Hobbit" movie project
  • Congratulations to Sir Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop
  • Discussion of other directors (poll) for The Hobbit
  • Further discussion on the impact of MGM's financial struggles, near $4 billion USD debt
  • Miyazaki Tales from Earthsea (and others)
  • Scifi channel blocking it's distribution in North America
  • Comingsoon.net movies
  • Centurion movie
  • Wall Street and MGM sad tale not over yet
  • As of 2010, the Turner Entertainment Co. unit of Time Warner owns the rights to the pre-1986 MGM film library, with Warner Bros. handling distribution. Turner acquired the MGM library during its brief ownership of the company in 1986.
  • University of Wales Online Tolkien October 2010 course actually available to everyone!
  • LotRo MMORPG (Lord of the Rings Online Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) going Free-to-play
  • World of Warcraft on Southpark episode (old news to Southpark viewers) (not appropriate for all audiences)
  • Mazes and Monsters movie
  • More on LotRo
  • Looking for additional Game Masters for upcoming Tolkien Moot 2010 August 13-15 in Spokane, Washington, USA
  • One responder mentioned game system DragonRaid, turns out to be a fundamentalist Christian RPG (Role Playing Game) system
  • Michael on butchering nouns used as verbs, especially discipled
  • Swashbuckling press website claiming C.S. Lewis converted Tolkien to christianity (obviously their data is a little confused)
  • Who would like to wear garb or props at Tolkien Moot 2010?
  • What kind of garb would be "true to Tolkien" to be discussed in next show.
  • Rehtaeh now in New Zealand travelling "Middle-earth" and meeting the LotR / Hobbit folks hoping to have her voice in the upcoming movies
  • More on language butchering, and misuse of pronouns in English language
  • Ghost Hunters tangent
  • Voice on Information Society's What's on your Mind (Pure Energy) sample of Leonard Nimoy from Star Trek episode "Errand of Mercy"

 

Closing Music

Euterpe

from the album Awakened

by Rehtaeh

http://www.rehtaehmusic.com

 

 

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