In her first solo episode, Tracy reflects on a lifetime of Tolkien addiction, her annual tradition of rewatching Peter Jackson’s homage, The Lord of the Rings, and the differences–both good and bad–between the books and the movies.
The Lord of the Rings movies (FoTR | TTT | RoTK)
The Lord of the Rings
A Tolkienist’s Perspective blog
Sourcerer Blog’s first LOTR post
Tolkien vs. Jackson
Exhaustive list of books vs movie differences (highly recommend theonering.com for all things Tolkien)
A Dictionary of Tolkien
Filed under Movies, Podcast
The lemongrass incident one, in which Mike Federali returns to the Therefore I Geek podcast with more whimsical conversation than ever before. Topics include the upcoming spring Tidewater Comicon show, Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion’s new project Con Man, whether or not J. R. R. Tolkien’s middle initials stand for “Really Rad” (hint: they do), and an impassioned plea for all Disney stores to sell Marvel comics from now on.
After George R. R. Martin managed to piss off just about every nerd on the planet by effectively coming out and saying that the next Game of Thrones book isn’t coming out this year, he decided to do something nice for a change. Mr. Martin recently donated a rare, first edition of The Hobbit to the library at Texas A&M in honor of their receiving their 5 millionth volume. Not only is this an impressive feat for a library, but it’s also nice to see Martin celebrating it with the college through his gift. Additionally, Martin will have a public reading of excerpts of the book, which will be free and on a first come first served basis. Martin became familiar with the library in the 70’s, when he started attending local scifi/fantasy cons at the school.
Worried that he won’t finish his most famous series? Martin has something for you.
Martin has previously donated several other items to the library.
In which, Tracy and Andrew talk about the WHOLE year in geekdom. Yes. The whole year. Also, we are joined by Kurt Klein, one of our new staff members. Tracy reveals her favorite numbers, and Andrew (for the first time!) avoids telling an offensive joke.