There is no question that Stephen Colbert is a J.R.R. Tolkien superfan. After all, it's the reason Peter Jackson gave Colbert a cameo in The Desolation of Smaug. And he's bidding farewell to Jackson's Hobbit films by dressing up as the characters.
More than 35 years after the film's original release, two clips of lost footage that were cut from Ralph Bakshi's animated Lord of the Rings have been restored "from the cutting room floor," thanks to the work of Bakshi's son, Eddie Bakshi.
Whatever you think of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, something tells me you would have enjoyed it more had Gandalf stopped by. That's what happened to fans who saw the midnight opening of the movie in New York City's AMC Theater in Lincoln Square.
What does Sir Ian McKellen wear beneath his wizard's robes—or his gold shorts? During a performance this week, he revealed his tighty-Gandalf-the-whities.
What if Gandalf carried the One Ring and found himself corrupted by its power? Benjamin Collison's portrait envisions Gandalf the Black as a figure who has become less of himself as he has fallen under the thrall of Sauron.
I don't know how this lady made it to this point in her life without somehow reading Lord of the Rings, watching the megapopular movies, or even just hearing someone mention that Gandalf sticks around past the Mines of Moria, but watching her complete surprise at Gandalf's return is a complete joy.
Sir Ian McKellen has made his final trip to Middle Earth. Peter Jackson posted this photo after shooting Gandalf's last Hobbit scene.
It's not quite as nice as this fanmade creation from 2011, but Lego's official Lord of the Rings Tower of Orthanc set is still pretty fantastic. For $200 US, you get more than 2300 bricks, the 28-inch-tall tower, a 9-inch-tall Ent, Saruman, Gandalf, a bunch of special feature, and more! Check the specs and more pics…
Right now, the northern plains are getting buffeted by a massive winter storm that the US media has nicknamed "Gandolf." Which has led to a lot of speculation about certain gray wizards being involved with extreme weather events in North America. But we're here to set the record straight. This is not a misspelling of…
So this is how Peter Jackson's going to pad out The Hobbit into three full movies? I'm not sure I approve, but I will certainly admit it's a bold move.
The world premiere of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit Part One: First Blood or whatever it's called will be held at the Embassy Theater in Jackson's native New Zealand on November 28th, and to commemorate the occasion, they've built a giant, Argonath-esque statue of Gandalf to oversee the gala, smoke pipeweed, insult…
This scale model of Bilbo Baggins has been confidently standing his ground at San Diego Comic-Con's LEGO booth, but trouble may be afoot now that he and Gandalf have been discovered by zombie Frodo. Will a Sting made from plastic bricks be of any use in fighting the undead?
If you're a fictional character, death can arrive rather swiftly and creatively. It's your job to go out like an absolute champ so that non-fictional readers and audiences remember your passing and holler your praises on the internet. Here are ten times science fiction and fantasy heroes lost their lives with panache. …
Now that Gandalf is done with his fight against Sauron, he has plenty of time to battle his other foe: the motorist. This longboarding wizard gets his kicks trolling drivers on a narrow road, and, despite all the horns, they seem to be listening to him.
If you've already invested in the Gandalf stamp to gleefully mark the papers of failing students, then you might want keep this Pokemon stamp on hand for when your pupils actually study. Etsy seller Jocelyn does it again with a fresh round of self-inking stamp geekery. This one will set you back $12. [Etsy via BuzzFeed
If you happen to be a teacher saddled with underperforming students and/or demonic beings wielding whips of flames, this teacher's stamp by Etsy crafter Jocelyn is a crackerjack way of informing them that their efforts are not up to snuff. Hat tip to Wayne!
Today is April 20, a day better known as International Planetarium Laser Show and Ding Dong Appreciation Day. In honor of this momentous celebration, we bring you a bevy of fantastical characters from speculative fiction who probably smell like patchouli.
The remixer Pogo's gained internet acclaim for his aural cut-and-pastes of such films as Snow White. Now he's used snippets of dialogue and sound from Lord of the Rings for his latest composition, "Murmurs Of Middle-Earth."
The new 'Gandalf' project launched by DARPA is classified, so there isn't much in the way of details, but it seems that the goal is to use a special set of "handheld devices" to track targets of interest using "radio frequency geolocation." Spy planes and drones are already capable of similar functions, but this new…