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Mordor's gigantic eagles really flew


Posted on Tuesday, 4 January, 2005 | Comment icon 8 comments


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"The enormous eagles that swoop down in the film trilogy The Lord of the Rings to rescue Sam and Frodo from a desolate New Zealand landscape masquerading as Mordor may not be as far-fetched as they seem."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Mad Manfred on 4 January, 2005, 10:43
Meh. Thats no so big. That extinct raven is at least twice as large... Besides...do we really want to encourage the Tolkienites and feed their desperate little reality where they think that LOTR is based on actual events? They've already discovered retarded pygmies that they think are Hobbits...
Comment icon #2 Posted by The Drake on 4 January, 2005, 10:55
In Frodo's name, i don't think they wanna make people think that TLOTR is based on real events but they wanna show them that some ascepts that seem impossible are trully possible
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mad Manfred on 4 January, 2005, 11:10
Like fire demons, elves and orcs?
Comment icon #4 Posted by SilverCougar on 4 January, 2005, 11:18
meh, knew this.... there were alot of huge birds on New Zealand before humans showed up...
Comment icon #5 Posted by The Drake on 4 January, 2005, 12:36
Like fire demons, elves and orcs?  435826[/snapback] Sure, why not? The Balrog is someone with Pyrokinesis, the elves are monks that have learned to be immortal and the orcs are the pure evil in this world ( i mean teachers with that)
Comment icon #6 Posted by AztecInca on 5 January, 2005, 2:33
With life, anything is possible, you just have to give it time and space!
Comment icon #7 Posted by buggyelfmaiden on 23 January, 2005, 18:48
WAI! You mean elves aren't real? Damn... that means I don't exist.... But then it also means... (shuts her mouth before she pokes fun of the big boss Saruman.) And I swear my soon to be ex is an Orc. I mean only an orc would be as cruel hearted with his timing.


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