The movie segments were stored in Quicktime. You will need a movie player that plays Quicktime movies to view them. Here is the link to the Apple computer site where you can download Quicktime for free. Quicktime works with Windows machines as well as the Apple Macintosh: Quicktime Free Download.

The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. Sung by Leonard Nimoy. A classic. I had no idea that he also did a music video of the song. The rumor is that one of the dancers in the video also played a part in one of the Star Trek episodes.

Click here for the movie: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins

Gollum on Saturday Night Live

Gollum gets his MTV award.

Peter Jackson gets his MTV award.

Cannes Film Festival Lord of the Rings

Hobbit bones discovered!

St. Gandalf's Hospital

Rock Version of Books on Tape: The Hobbit

Thin Blue Line segment featuring Squirrel Baggins

Viggo Mortensen on the Daily Show

TBS Lord of the Rings Movie Promos

Where There's a Wip , There's a Way

Where is Bag End Now?

Lord of the Rings Family Feud

CS Lewis becomes a Christian

Stephen Colbert Contrasts Angels and Balrogs


Frodo Lives! by The Magic Ring. This is a classic of psychadelic rock.

Here is a great interview with Pat Reynolds, the archivist for the Tolkien Society. She describes the Tolkien archives and makes a number of interesting points about Tolkien and his work: Pat Reynolds Interview.

BBC Interview with Tolkien Order the complete selection of Tolkien interviews here:

Order recordings of Tolkien reading from the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. This also includes readings from the Silmarillion by Christopher Tolkien:











  A very high quality, beautiful sword. This would make a great decorative gift for the shield maiden in your life, or someone who just loves equestrian design.


  Now that the movies have largely run their merchandising course, this may be the best time to purchase high quality jewelry at discounted prices. Use these as gifts for years to come.


  It appears that any game that could possibly have a Lord of the Rings theme has been produced. These include Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Backgammon and Dominoes.



  Figures from the movies include a large action figure series. There are separate figure sets and color schemes for each movie. The highest quality figures were made by Sideshow WETA. Although these are expensive, they sell out quickly and will likely keep their values.

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