Hobbits of the Four Farthings are known for many things. Their love of peace and quiet, good tilled earth ... and (apparently) brawling in the boxing ring!
It seems the age of prequels is upon us all. George Lucas (perhaps infamously) started it just over a decade ago, and now it seems to be in full swing. We have a prequel to The Thing just a couple of weeks away, an adaptation of The Hobbit (a prequel to The Lord of the Rings) filming and a prequel to The Wizard of Oz on the way. And who knows how many more are in development that we don't know about yet?
News broke yesterday that James Cameron's Avatar will be developed into theme park attractions by the Walt Disney Company. It makes sense that Disney would want to capitalize on the billions raked in by Cameron's detailed sci-fi world, but what about the other movies that were already waiting in line?
For the upcoming Blu-ray edition of the Star Wars saga, George Lucas has infamously taken Darth Vader's scream from Revenge of the Sith and placed it into Return of the Jedi. In a question we've asked only in our worst nightmares: what if he didn't stop there?
Image of the Day: Inappropriate genre babysitting techniques
Image of the Day: Precious Gollum cake puts a ring on it
Earlier this year, J.R.R. Tolkien was at the center of a hot debate—and it had nothing to do with The Hobbit. Have you ever heard of Mirkwood? It's a novel that features the late author as one of its primary characters, and after months of legal wrangling, it's being made into a movie.
More than 60,000 people voted in NPR's Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy survey, and now that they've revealed which novels made the list—and the all-important order in which they appear—you all know what that means. Let the debate begin!
As we know, what's funny to geeky people can be a turn-off for non-geeks. One reason we know? We can see it in the reactions of the non-geeks in the wedding video below.
Image of the Day: LOTR dress brings sexy back to Middle-earth