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  1. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    It is, of course, very possible that they'll begin production with these guys, and find more experienced replacement soon after.
  2. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    Yes, Galadriel for certain would be a major presence. But we know very little of the Numenorian Queens, except that two of them were isolationists, and the third would have worked to aid the Eldar, but was forced into marriage to a guy who all but usurped her throne. The others you mention have some role, but nothing that's going to count for much on screen. So the writers are going to have to expand their parts.
  3. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    Yup. In Aldarion's naval expansion is the seed of Numenorian colonialism, which I find to be a sharp rebuke by Tolkien of colonialism in general. And Erendis knew of his true purposes long before the king. And while I feel Tolkien doesn't explore her view nearly enough, I think her criticisms are valid. In a way, Aldarion's actions were escalations that set the stage for Sauron's deep hatred of the Numenorian, which ultimately leads to their downfall. I hope the show actually delves into this. Whether the cast in Numenor changes season to season, or they compress the timeline, I feel Aldarion and Erendis actually is the fulcrum that has great thematic significance to the Akallabeth. Ignoring it would be a missed opportunity, especially since Erendis is likely going to be the one of the only female characters from the Second Age to have any impact in the story. I'm not at all sure how a very male dominated story will fly anyway. That aspect of Tolkien's work is something that will play less and less well on screen, especially as Amazon will be simultaneously broadcasting Wheel of Time, which is going to offer a sharp contrast.
  4. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    No, the limits of tv does that. Whether you acknowledge the intervening generations or not, they definitely can't make it on air.
  5. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    I appreciate not wanting to transfer Aldarion and Erendis's story to others. I wouldn't be too troubled by generally compacting the timeline, though. Cutting down the throughline from Aldarion to Tar Miriel to fewer generations doesn't seem super egregious to me. Yes the intervening generations show a more gradual moral failure in Numenor, but even if they keep the timeline intact, those times will not be on the show. So having 20 Kings and Queens between Aldarion and Ar Pharazon would be pretty meaningless in the show, and serve to drastically reduce the dramatic tension, I think. And having Eldarion in the story is also a useful way to introduce the line of his aunt, Silmarien. And in many ways, his treatment of Erendis is pretty impactful on the history of Numenor, and that tension and it's consequences are way more TV worthy, I feel. I predict they'll move the forging of the Rings and battle of Gwathlo to his timeline. Then jump ahead a few hundred years instead of a couple of thousand, and focus on Mirleil, Pharazon and Elendil and his sons.
  6. fionwe1987

    LOTR prequel TV series 2.0

    I have a feeling they will loop in the tale of Aldarion and Erendis in here. Maybe move it ahead a bit to create a more convenient timeline. It is the most detailed tale from Numenor. And it would work better around the forging of the Rings.
  7. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Yup. The Aiel are about the only ones who have a "look". And even then the Andoran royal family shares it, so it's not unique.
  8. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I'm not saying she be played by a white woman. At all. But Tairens are dark skinned or fair, and in my head, I think having an African American woman play Siuan's role would work just as well as an Asian woman. Honestly, though, I hope they do a truly blind casting for ALL the roles.
  9. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I always thought of it as Sue-Ahn, with greater emphasis on the Ahn. So kinda like swan but pronounced differently. Despite the name, though, there's no need for Siuan to be played by an Asian woman. The names and associated races for various countries don't necessarily match.
  10. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Yeah the jump (4 months, I believe) is a good stop. Either they intro Siuan in Fal Dara, or they're playing around with the story and maybe she'll show up in Caemlyn or something. Maybe they'll establish her rivalry with Elaida early. More Siuan is something I can get behind, honestly.
  11. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    106 seems very out of place for Eye of the World. It seems they're either going to get done with the EotW storyline by episode 5, or they're changing the story up quite a bit.
  12. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Oh whoa. That's a great shot. Here's hoping she brings visual flair to WoT too.
  13. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    https://deadline.com/2019/02/the-wheel-of-time-uta-briesewitz-direct-first-two-episodes-amazon-fantasy-drama-series-robert-jordan-1202558701/ Looks like this is really coming together now. Never heard of her but she seems to have directed for some pretty big shows.
  14. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I hope so. And frankly, Tar Valon could be introduced early in the first season. Introducing the Tower and its politics and Siuan wouldn't be the worst idea. And They can show it in Rand's dream and stick to the books, anyway. That way, they can spend the money on it early, and then reuse it a lot, justifying its cost.
  15. fionwe1987

    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I think Mat just calls any big building a palace, because he cannot fathom another use for buildings of such size. Even in Tar Valon, the human constructed sections of the city have building sizes that are more reflective of the times, but he had to have seen the other large buildings in central Tar Valon which weren't palaces. But maybe he never bothered to learn what they were. I was reading up descriptions of Tar Valon for this, and they're going to have a tough time replicating its architecture. The Tower is the easiest, in fact. The multiple other towers with bridges arching between them will be tough, but hardest of all is going to be the organic architecture that many of the buildings have. Either they give up all that, or they make a detailed miniature like the one made for Minas Tirith. Maybe they won't care about showing it, but I'd love to see them try, and make Tar Valon stand out as distinct and different from the standard medieval cities most fantasy shows have.
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