Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Hires ‘Star Trek 4’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’ Writers [TCA 2018]

Fans have been eager for any details they can get their hands on when it comes to the developing Lord of the Rings series in the works at Amazon. Now the series finally has a pair of writers on board the project that is being produced in in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins […]

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ show writers hail from ‘Star Trek’

Amazon is finally attaching some creative talent to its still-mysterious Lord of the Rings series, but it’s not who you might expect. The internet giant’s Jennifer Salke has revealed that writing duo JD Payne and Patrick McKay will develop the Tolkien-based Prime Video show. While their full roles aren’t clear just yet, their backgrounds are. […]

Lord of the Rings REUNION: Hobbit stars pose in HILARIOUS photo with THIS Star Wars actor

It’s been 17 years since The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring hit cinemas and there’s only been a few reunions over the years. Now Hobbit stars Wood, Astin and Boyd, who played Hobbits Frodo, Samwise and Pippin in the fantasy trilogy have reunited in a new picture. The snap was posted […]

Delta V: Rings Of Saturn Promises Realistic Saturn Ring-Mining Fun

The term “hard sci-fi” doesn’t indicate difficulty of the material to understand, but rather how closely a work attempts to consider and abide by realism and laws of physics in the science fiction. Besides Kerbal Space Programs and the realistic space warfare simulator Children of a Dead Earth, space games that attempt hard sci-fi mechanics […]

‘Lord of the Rings’ TV Series Reportedly Set to Follow Young Aragorn

Amazon’s very expensive Lord of the Rings TV series might focus on the days of young Aragorn, the character played by Viggo Mortensen in the films. At least, that’s the rumor floating around. Up until now, we’ve had very few details on Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV series. In truth, all we really knew was that the […]

Ring’s Neighbors app is a modern take on neighborhood watches

Smart doorbell company Ring, recently acquired by Amazon, wants to drive a new style of neighborhood watch. Neighbors is a standalone app that takes the quasi-social networking aspect of the Ring app and breaks it out into a standalone application for Android and iOS, no Ring hardware required. It isn’t the only app to do […]

The Hobbit actor SLAMS Lord of the Rings prequels ‘We were world’s highest paid EXTRAS’

Between 2012 and 2014 Peter Jackson followed up his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy by adapting JRR Tolkien’s prequel, The Hobbit. The narrative saw Bilbo Baggins travelling with a group of dwarfs and Gandalf the Grey, to reclaim their homeland from Smaug the dragon. With 13 actors playing the dwarfs it was always going […]

Daily Podcast: Rampage Reactions, Box Office, Jay and Silent Bob, MoviePass, Terminator, Talisman, and Lord of the Rings

On the April 5, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film news, including Rampage, Infinity War, Star Wars, MoviePass, The Accountant, Jay and Silent Bob, Terminator, The Talisman, and Lord of the Rings. You can subscribe to /Film Daily […]

Many rings, not one, create a laser to confound us all

Enlarge / This is what this article is about. (credit: Knick Banas / Flickr) Today, we are going to tackle a topic that every science journalist fears deeply: topological insulators. Fear not dear reader, once your head explodes, you’ll feel nothing. Besides, these aren’t just any topological insulators, they’re topological insulator lasers, which definitely makes […]