Who is Tolkien’s Greatest Villain? (video)

Become a patron Who is “the greatest villain to ever flow from Tolkien’s pen”? Amazon inadvertently raised the question recently with the official synopsis for their upcoming LOTRonPrime TV series. In this video, I’ll give you the truth! ARTWORK CREDITS:“Numenor” by SarkaSkorpikova: https://www.deviantart.com/sarkaskorpikova/art/Numenor-491060711“Valar – Melkor” by kuliszu: https://www.deviantart.com/kuliszu/art/Valar-Melkor-829218398“The Discord of Melkor” by kuliszu: https://www.deviantart.com/kuliszu/art/The-Discord-of-Melkor-855367637“Morgoth with […]

0213 – LOTR on Prime – The Sexxxy Age???

Will LOTRonPrime jump the shark before it even begins? Are the rumors of nude casting calls and intimacy coordinators really true? We’re joined by Clifford Broadway of TheOneRing.net to discuss all that we know about Amazon’s Middle-earth TV show! This episode is executive produced by Kaitlyn of Tea With Tolkien! EPISODE OUTLINE Hey there fellow travelers! […]

0195 – The Future of Middle-earth – 2020 Edition

Middle-earth Map by SaMo-Art

It’s a fascinating time to be a fan of Middle-earth. As we wait in eager anticipation for the new Second Age TV series, the future of storytelling in Middle-earth seems wide open. Yet so much hangs in the balance! Will the show be a rousing success, everything we could want, or will it be a […]

0182 – Mathoms – 2020 Plans, Mailbag, LOTRonPrime News, and more!

Welcome to 2020! We discuss our future plans for the podcast, catch up on mail, and go over the latest LOTRonPrime news! If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, follow us on Twitter via @TolkienRoad.

0180 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 4

Our re-read of “Akallabêth” reaches its conclusion! Topics discussed: Sauron’s speech agains the Valar Amandil seeks to follow Eärendil’s example Amandil’s instructions to Elendil Amandil’s fate Clouds gathering over Numenor Dark Clouds Gathering Ar-Pharazôn’s fleet sails Ar-Pharazôn steps foot in Valinor The great chasm opens; Ar-Pharazôn buried under falling hills The world is changed. Tar-Míriel’s […]

0179 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 3

So just how was Sauron’s summer vacation in sunny Númenor? Inquiring minds wants to know!!! Topics discussed: Sauron taken captive back to Númenor (what were they thinking?) Sauron corrupts Ar-Pharazôn & Númenor The Faithful led by Amandil Isildur’s great deed (he’s not so bad after all!) Sauron’s temple and sacrifices Númenor continues to prosper(?) If […]

0178 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 2

We continue our re-read of “Akallabêth” as we focus on the growing unrest in Númenor, the rise of the last King, Ar-Pharazôn, and the captivity of Sauron. Topics discussed: Early “Akallabêth” recap Sauron returns Adûnakhôr  The Faithful Tar-Palantir Ar-Pharazôn If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For […]

0177 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Akallabêth Re-read Pt 1

Glory and Fallen of Númenor by Breath-art

Second Age Deep Dive – can’t get enough!  Yes, we know, we’ve already read “Akallabêth” on this podcast, BUT why not read it again, especially in light of LOTR on Prime being focused on the Second Age! Lots of good stuff in this episode… Topics of discussion… “The lot of men was unhappy…” “They did […]

0176 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – Key Themes of the Second Age

Our Second Age Deep Dive continues! This time we examine the key themes of the Second Age using Tolkien’s 1951 letter to publisher Milton Waldman.  If you like The Tolkien Road, you can support us for only $1 per episode via Patreon! For more on this episode and The Tolkien Road podcast, please visit TolkienRoad.com or Facebook.com/TolkienRoad. Also, […]

0174 – LOTR TV / 2nd Age Deep Dive – A Description of Númenor

Continuing on our Second Age Deep Dive (in preparation for the upcoming Amazon Middle-earth TV show), this week we dive in to a little known chapter from Unfinished Tales: “A Description of the Island of Númenor.” Lots of interesting stuff in the details, and this gives a good general picture of Númenor’s geography as well […]