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#41 - The Rings of Power Episode 5

#41 - The Rings of Power Episode 5

September 28, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Episode 5
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) teach the Stranger of perils, make preparations to sail for Numenor, and solidify the defenses at Ostirith in our recap of the fifth episode of The Rings of Power!
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#40 - The Rings of Power Episode 4

#40 - The Rings of Power Episode 4

September 21, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Episode 4
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) convince the leaders of Numenor to allow them passage back to Middle-Earth, joining Galadriel, Isildur, and company. Elsewhere, Elrond investigates why Durin has been avoiding the Celebrimbor forge project, and Arondir meets the one they call "Adar!"
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#39 - The Rings of Power Episode 3

#39 - The Rings of Power Episode 3

September 14, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Episode 3
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) come ashore at Numenor, where we start learning about the key cast and politics running through the westernmost dominion of Men. Plus, we see what befell Arondir following his trek through the orc tunnel last week and Nori tries to keep The Stranger concealed from the other Harfoots!
#38 - The Rings of Power Episode 1 and 2

#38 - The Rings of Power Episode 1 and 2

September 7, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Episodes 1 and 2
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) begin their century-spanning search of the Enemy as The Rings of Power kicks off! We discuss our overall reactions to the premiere episodes then work through the major plot threads as we piece together the story being told!
#37 - There Can Be No Trust Between Hammer and Rock

#37 - There Can Be No Trust Between Hammer and Rock

August 30, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Preview Episode
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) begin their long journey of covering The Rings of Power streaming series! After discussing the latest news out of Comic Con, we get into some relevant back story as we parse out what the narrative will tell us, and then finally discuss our expectations and what we look forward to the most and least!
#36 - The Golden Halls of Meduseld

#36 - The Golden Halls of Meduseld

August 23, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Part 10: Theoden's Council
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) take a moment to mourn the death of Theodred before returning to Meduseld to debate what Theoden should do in response to Isengard. We also discuss how women and martial women specifically are depicted in fantasy cinema and how they serve narrative and themes. You are a Shield Maiden of Rohan, I do not think that will be your fate!
#35 - Ill News is an Ill Guest

#35 - Ill News is an Ill Guest

August 16, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Part 9: Arrival at Edoras
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) name Gandalf "Lathspell" as he and the Three Hunters arrive at Edoras to confront the Saruman-infested Theoden! As one King's mind is rethroned, we take a beat to discuss monarchies in the real world and as portrayed in fantasy stories. You would remember your old strength if they grasped your sword!
#34 - The Black Gate is Closed

#34 - The Black Gate is Closed

August 9, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Part 8: The Black Gate
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) ramble on to the Black Gate with Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, only to find that the way is shut. But we also choose this moment to jam out, detailing how Tolkien's works have affected the work of Led Zeppelin, one of the all-time great rock bands!
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#33 - The White Rider

#33 - The White Rider

August 2, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Character Analysis: Gandalf
 
Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) are never late, nor are they early; they do a deep dive into Gandalf exactly when they mean to! We discuss the traditional role of mentor figures in epics and fantasy, the history of the Istari, before we discuss Gandalf in his full grey-and-white glory. We also discuss the wonderful human and actor under the cap, Ian McKellan!
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The Rings of Power Second Trailer Reaction

The Rings of Power Second Trailer Reaction

July 26, 2022
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)
Second Trailer Reaction
 
Not idly do the trailers for The Rings of Power drop, and there may yet be hope for this Amazon series! Manu (@ManuclearBomb) and Emily (@JRRTweetien) give their thoughts on the latest footage, try to piece together the story being told, and set down what we expect and hope to see in the coming months. Join us on the road to this new chapter in Middle-Earth adaptations!
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