Lauren and Nicole are joined by comedian, writer and actor Jake Hurwitz (If I Were You, Not Another D&D Podcast) to dig into some Lord of the Rings fan theories!
All the most important questions are asked, and answers of varying credibility are provided... Why didn't they just fly the eagles to Mordor? Would it have been a terrible idea in the first place? Is LOTR just WW1 + magic? And who exactly is this mysterious Tom Bombadil character? Is he Tolkien? Is he YOU??
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Sources for this episode:
Article on Dungeons and Dragons Movie
Original Eagles theory by VulcanDeathGrip
An article summarizing the Eagles theory
Film Theory video on why you SHOULDN'T fly to Mordor
Video on Gollum's Identity
All about Tom Bombadil
Article by Tolkien's grandson on LOTR/WW1 similarities
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