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Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

June 05, 2021


A shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring. He knows the ring has power, but not that he alone holds the secret to the survival–or enslavement–of the entire world.  Now Frodo, accompanied by a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, two men and three loyal hobbit friends, must become the greatest hero the world has ever known to save the land and the people he loves.

Craig and Alan kick off a month long look at the Lord of the Rings starting with guest Valerie Cameron (@moviesmakeus on twitter) as they talk about the defense of Boromir, how the internet shaped the trilogy, the gleeful lack of Tom Bombadil and the movie “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” on this week’s Matinee Heroes.

Show Notes

  • 1:05

    Craig, Alan and Valerie jump right in and discuss “Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring”.

  • 59:27

    INTERMISSION – Contest rules:
    We’re celebrating this great series of podcasts by giving away The Lord of The Rings Trilogy: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray set. This 9, yes 9 disk set of both the Theatrical and Extended Editions can be yours. How? Well you know if it’s Matinee Heroes, recasting would be involved. First, you have to follow @matineeheroes on twitter. Then, Recast the Fellowship:

    Frodo Baggins – Samwise Gamgee – Aragorn – Boromir – Gandalf – Gimli – Legolas – Merry – Pippin

    with any actors you choose from any timeframe. Want James Cagney and Vin Diesel to be Hobbits? Why not! Doctor Who rules apply: Meaning any actor throughout time.  Send your list to before June 18th. Alan and I as well as the crew from Movies that Make Us will choose the best recast.  All entrants must be @matineeheroes twitter followers and must live in the continental US states. Sorry Canada and our large following in the Philippines!

    We’re looking forward to seeing your picks and we’ll announce the winner on our Lord of the Rings Recasting special on June 26th! Good luck!

  • 1:00:50

    Part 2 of “Fellowship of the Ring”

  • 1:36:14

    Double Feature

  • 1:42:16

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:48:22

    A preview of next week’s episode “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

Next week we continue our special month long look at the Lord of the Rings trilogy  with “The Two Towers – Extended Edition”

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