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Ep 20 - The Rings of Power: The World is Round and It's Your Fault!

Rounding out our first season is our discussion of Amazon's Rings of Power series. We do some buy-or-sell discussion on the various plotlines that are crammed into this eight-episode, billion-dollar series: Galadriel, the Southlanders, Elrond and Durin, and more. We talk about some of the ways that the series fails to capture the pre-modern worldview that's characteristic of Tolkien's writing and how the series (perhaps accidentally) aligns Sauron with a more LDS conception of Satan.






Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 4 apricots


Best Books:

Liz - Ms. Marvel (Disney+)

Carl - Willow (Disney+) (anti-recommendation)

Jeffrey - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)

Alan - Star Wars: Andor (Disney+)


Links:

The Lord of the Rings movies

The Hobbit movie trilogy

The Lord of the Rings books

The Silmarillion

Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series

It’s not you - movies are getting darker


Related Articles:

Gollum as a Christ Figure in The Lord of the Rings Finale

Rings of Power: How the Númenóreans Imitate the Kingdom of Judah

The men of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power hate elves for all the wrong reasons

Alan's review of The Hobbit on Patheos


Find Us:

Jeffrey - LDS Philosopher; Public Square articles by Jeffrey

Alan - Public Square articles by Alan

Carl - @CarlCranney

Liz - lizbusby.com


Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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