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
Liz - Ms. Marvel (Disney+)
Carl - Willow (Disney+) (anti-recommendation)
Jeffrey - Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+)
Alan - Star Wars: Andor (Disney+)
Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis series
It’s not you - movies are getting darker
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
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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