This week in Middle-earth history: Samwise Gamgee is born, the Gondorians praise the periannath, and Hugo Weaving is born.
This week in Middle-earth history: Gollum arrives in the Woodland Realm; Dol Guldur is razed; the mallorn at Bag End flowers.
Author JRR Tolkien believed that we each have a great sacrifice to make, for the betterment of all humanity. Frodo bore the Ring, for the sake of The Shire; Aragorn walked the Paths of the Dead, for the sake of the Free Peoples; and I watched Rankin/Bass Productions’ 1977 animated television production of “The Hobbit,” for you, my readers.
What characters from the Lord of the Rings film trilogy could or should appear in the The Hobbit? Let’s run down the list…