lord of the rings

How Far Could Legolas Really See?

In Lord of the Rings, Legolas claims to be able to count the exact number of horsemen five leagues away — that’s over 27km — even discerning their leader as very tall. But would that ever be possible?


This 4K New Zealand Timelapse Transports You To Lord Of The Rings Land

Super-sharp 4k video, in the right hands, is powerful technology. Witness the grandeur of New Zealand’s dreamlike landscapes, brought straight to you by Martin Heck.


Flawless Impersonations Will Have You Convinced Morgan Freeman Should Have Been Gandalf

Everyone loves a good impersonation. And by good, I mean perfect. Sure, your mates might share a laugh when you do your crappy copy of Sean Connery, but you know you’ve hit the big time when you’re constantly surrounded at parties with people asking you to record voice messages and what now. Which is something I imagine happens to Charlie Hopkinson a lot, going by his killer impersonations in this video.


Google's Tour Of Middle Earth: LOTR From A Great Eagle's POV

Middle Earth is an amazing fictional world, but if you want to really get to know it, you’ve got to read a lot of words. So if you’re in the mood for a little Tolkien fantasy without hunkering down for a serious reading session, Google’s brand new tour of Middle Earth is a beautiful (and effortless) way to get your fix.


Dwarves From The Hobbit Look A Lot Like Klingons From Behind

When it comes to pulling back the curtains on Hollywood, director Peter Jackson does a damn fine job, be it extended features on a DVD, or a quick snap from the set. This image above was captured yesterday and shows three versions of actor Richard Armitage, who plays Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit films.


How's Your Klingon? Internode Offering $100 Broadband Credit For Fictional Linguists

With the rise of Twitter and Facebook, a lot of promotions are usually glorified click-throughs for a like or retweet. This isn’t so much the case with Internode’s latest marketing endeavour — a call out to fictional language lovers everywhere to test their mettle and snag $100 credit, valid for several of the ISP’s broadband plans.


Get Gandalf In Your Tights With These Lord Of The Rings-Inspired Garments

They say a wizard is never late. He arrives precisely when he means to, but what if he could be fashionably late instead? Turns out everyone now can with this Middle-Earth-inspired gear from Aussie designers, Black Milk.


The Hobbit Review: An Unexpected Disappointment

Before the One Ring was rediscovered, before the Fellowship was formed and before the return of the King, an unexpected journey involving a company of dwarves, a wizard and a Hobbit took place in a faraway land. Welcome back to Middle Earth for the very first time. Get set for disappointment.


Hobbiton's Green Dragon Pub Opens Its Doors In New Zealand

Hobbit fever. The air’s thick with it, no place more so than New Zealand. The country is preparing for the inevitable influx of tourists — spurned by Peter Jackson’s upcoming interpretation of The Hobbit — and what better way to cater to the thirsty, international masses than with the Green Dragon Inn itself?


Here's The Weather, Delivered In Elvish By A New Zealand TV Host

With the theatrical release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit just weeks away and the official premiere behind us, the world is slowly going to become more Lord of the Rings crazy. You’d think the Kiwis would be over the attention. No, not really. Turns out they’re still very much into it, as NZ TV host and weatherman Tamati Coffey demonstrates with this forecast, delivered mostly in Elvish… dressed as an elf.