420chan now has a web-based IRC client available, right here
Leave these fields empty (spam trap):
You can leave this blank to post anonymously, or you can create a Tripcode by using the float Name#Password
[*]Italic Text[/*]
[**]Bold Text[/**]
[~]Taimapedia Article[/~]
[%]Spoiler Text[/%]
>Highlight/Quote Text
[pre]Preformatted & Monospace text[/pre]
1. Numbered lists become ordered lists
* Bulleted lists become unordered lists


Community Updates

420chan now supports HTTPS! If you find any issues, you may report them in this thread

Now Playing on /mtv/tube -

Lord of the Rings television series in works by Francine Smith - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:41:27 EST ID:/irnYIXE No.390969 Ignore Report Quick Reply
File: 1510677687558.jpg -(99105B / 96.78KB, 490x632) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 99105

I really hope this turns out good. I honestly just want a hobbit slice of life show honestly. Smokin' pipes and collecting mushrooms, etc.
Samuel L Jackson - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:54:25 EST ID:LHqHycrJ No.390971 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh man, that is Terryfying.
If one takes the hobbit movies as a hint, that is. I''ll be too scared to check it out, but I'm looking forward to reading about how it turned out here.

Thanks for the heads up.
Ronald "Mac" McDonald - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:37:48 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.390978 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My first choice would have been Netflix, but I do have faith in Amazon.
Apparently it's gonna be a lotr prequel, set before Fellowship, so that's also good news. It sounds like it will basically be in universe but won't retread any of the stuff that happened in the movies (I haven't read the books). But apparently it will feature some of the characters from the series as younger versions. Let's just hope it's not the hobbits (I doubt it will be as that would be boring as fuck) and we'll have some more badass Gandalf adventures.

Also, who the fuck are they gonna get to play Gandalf? Those are some fucking shoes to fill..
Fisto - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:12:21 EST ID:TFZY+26J No.390982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Clint Eastwood as Gandolf.
Danny Deveto as Tom Bombadil
Garfield - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:43:41 EST ID:IGClfu5B No.391001 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510699421329.jpg -(151201B / 147.66KB, 500x492) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Billy Madison - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:15:31 EST ID:/nK9R07B No.391004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Does anybody else think Tom Bombadil is like a manifestation of the divinity of nature, or happiness or something? He's a real enigma that one.

I'm honestly a bit bummed that they are making this shit, because it's just.. I don't know, why can't people create anything new? Why milk all of this great shit to the last drop? Why not find a new great book to make a movie from or anything, the original Lord of the Rings is so insanely great, that I really don't feel like it needs any more movies or series, because it's so easy that it won't come from the heart but from the wallet.

But you know, I'm not gonna be a hater, who knows. If they just choose the right fucking people for once, it might turn out great and fucking beautiful, it's a fantastic world and god knows that there is room for some good guys just kicking evil ass in the world stage. I think we need something hopeful stuff going on in the world right now.
Jack Donaghy - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:19:36 EST ID:2S5xZwyi No.391005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh you just made me realize at least half the cast is going to be minorities that don't belong anywhere near middle fucking earth.
Greg Corbin - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:36:24 EST ID:Y56iC8R9 No.391006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Danny Deveto as Tom Bombadil
Holy Fuck I made this joke when the LotR movies first came out this is awesome.
Yojimbo - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:39:28 EST ID:hHx6x0Yd No.391007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fuck it! Whe already have amazing trilogy movies, and there's Game of Thrones.
And besides it's amazon, they suck at everything.
Billy Madison - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:51:34 EST ID:/nK9R07B No.391008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510703494182.jpg -(16777B / 16.38KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

Carrie Fisher - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:05:00 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.391009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Why can't they make anything new?
High fantasy is probably the hardest thing to execute correctly when it comes to TV. And its huge right now.

There are other fantasy adaptations in the works RN like the Wheel of Time but I have a hard time believing they will be able to pull that off. Lotr is just good fantasy with mass appeal.
Claudia Christian - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:10:10 EST ID:LHqHycrJ No.391010 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510704610087.jpg -(285831B / 279.13KB, 1000x1187) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
My vote goes to Keeanu Reeves as Gandalf. Jim Carrey as Sauron: Rise To Power.
Claudia Christian - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:11:09 EST ID:LHqHycrJ No.391011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510704669087.jpg -(53330B / 52.08KB, 600x800) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
Maybe I didn't choose precisely the best pic to use for buttshop, but eh...
Piccolo - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:58:43 EST ID:/nK9R07B No.391012 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510707523457.png -(748964B / 731.41KB, 997x621) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
As long as Varg Vikernes is still alive, I find it incredibly hard to believe I'll accept another person playing as Gandalf.

I might check up on Wheel of Time, might be interesting. But yeah, good points dude, it's not like I'm completely opposed to the idea, it just kinda sucks when something you've grown up with is put under the butchers knife to get "resold". I guess it's kinda selfish being opposed to letting a younger generation not take part in something I enjoyed tho, I don't fucking know.
Carrie Fisher - Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:43:34 EST ID:8soux3Rt No.391014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I have all the same worries but I'm just glad we're getting more fantasy. And if any universe is worthy of a series, it's Middle Earth.

I know that Amazon is gonna go all out 100%on this, I just hope they take lessons from the lotr saga and more importantly I hope they take notice the bad examples from The Hobbit movies.
Joey Tribbiani - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:54:00 EST ID:ysiwqHKZ No.391022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I actually don't think i'd mind the WoT series being a ittle butchered... as blasphemous as it is to say that. There is just so fucking much on those books, especially considering each one is at least 1000 pages long. It's the kind of property that could survive a bit of chopping up or condensing, just as long as all the characters and major events stay true. Well at least half of the books were just overly descriptive passages about peoples clothes, but it would be extremely interesting if they used that as a blueprint for what the characters wear int he show. like if you went to the corresponding book passage for a show scene and what they are wearing matches. but honestly that's an easter egg for no one. The only thing i'd truly be worried about is how they depict channeling and weaving. Personally i could never picture it accurately myself and i read every friggin book. It could look incredibly goofy if executed badly, that's the only thing they could fuck up in this day and age of tv.

To keep this on topic though I don;t know how I feel about a LotR tv show. I'm kinda over the setting. It feels so barebones as a fantasy setting, and it's been covered extensively enough by by Peter Jackson I think. It's paved the way for more high fantasy media, so we should focus more on other properties. If we have to revisit Middle Earth AGAIN, I'd like to see them do something like a police procedural focused on the rangers. Just ranging around, doing ranger stuff, solving a crime or mystery. I dunno. Just as long as the story isn't a "grand quest" scenario. Or like OP said, a slice-of-life hobbit dramedy
Ken Loach - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:28 EST ID:+Q6KRkTq No.391036 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>High fantasy is probably the hardest thing to execute correctly when it comes to TV. And its huge right now.
Man they should make a Sword and Sorcery tv series. I'd love to see a Conan the Cimmerian tv series influenced by Robert Howard's stories or an Elric of Melnibone series.
Spock - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:32:10 EST ID:BDo4M6Kv No.391059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
series name series
name name series
name series name even hahahaha
(no series series name or series name series name though....thats just too damned far)
i would also be super down for some name name
Kristen Stewart - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 23:42:36 EST ID:ysiwqHKZ No.391060 Ignore Report Quick Reply
go to bed, get some rest
Spock - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:29:54 EST ID:BDo4M6Kv No.391061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510810194130.jpg -(65083B / 63.56KB, 1200x474) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
go to rest, get some bed.
genophyte - Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:31:50 EST ID:I9nPhzzV No.391070 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1510824710341.jpg -(38605B / 37.70KB, 480x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.

god bless the 90's for all the bad tv it gave us

Report Post
Please be descriptive with report notes,
this helps staff resolve issues quicker.