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The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

Location:

United States

Description:

The Tolkien Professor podcast is a series of lectures, discussions, and seminars on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien by Corey Olsen, President of Signum University. All are welcome to enter – even those without any party business!

Language:

English


Episodes

442: SilmFilm 5-31: Season 5 Episode 8

5/21/2021
Silm Film 5-31 (5/20/2021) Season 5 Episode 8: To the Horizon Corey Olsen, joined by Dave Kale, Nick Palazzo, and Marie Prosser, discusses the Aredhel subplot from S05Ep07 as well as the first draft script for Episode 8. Aredhel and Eöl are engaged in a tug of war for the loyalty of their son Maeglin, who visits Nogrod. Andreth is introduced as a young woman of Nargothrond, and she visits Haleth and the Haladin in Brethil in a cultural exchange that will have lasting impact on the House of...

Duration:01:57:13

441: SilmFilm 5-30: Season 5 Episode 7

5/21/2021
Silm Film Session 5-30: Episode 7 - The Council of Estolad The Silmarillion Film Project is a theoretical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion into a long-running television show. Season 5 introduces Men to Beleriand and culminates in Fingolfin's duel with Morgoth after the Dagor Bragollach. In this session, Corey Olsen discusses the plot of Season 5 Episode 7. The scattered people of Estolad will finally emerge as the unified House of Hador. Bereg will be a voice of dissent at...

Duration:02:03:38

440: SilmFilm 5-29: Culture of the Edain

5/8/2021
Silm Film 5-29 (4/22/2021) Season 5 Culture of the Edain Corey Olsen discusses the culture of the Edain in Season 5, joined by Nick Palazzo and Marie Prosser. The Houses of Bëor, Haleth, and Hador migrate throughout Beleriand over the course of the season, come into contact with the elves, and develop unique signs of leadership and material culture. Also, decisions are made about the history of Narsil! https://mythgard.org/silmfilm/

Duration:02:07:38

439: SilmFIlm 5-28: Season 5 Episode 6

4/23/2021
Silm Film 5-28 (4/8/2021) Season 5 Episode 6: Freedom Corey Olsen discusses Season 5 Episode 6, the action-packed escape from Angband! He is joined by Nick Palazzo, Script Editor. Rhogrin and Annael escape from Angband, and they are aided by the young Hador, who has been recruited by Fingon to join the war in the north. Also, Haleth kills Tevildo to claim the Forest of Brethil for her people. https://mythgard.org/silmfilm/

Duration:02:02:31

438: SilmFilm 5-27: Season 5 Episode 5 (cont'd), Elves vs Men (cont'd)

4/3/2021
In which we discuss Haleth among the giant spiders, Gandalf in Harad, and more about the differences between Elves and Men.

Duration:02:10:28

437: SilmFilm 5-26: Season 5 Episode 5

3/13/2021
Episode 5 tonight -- Let's talk about the unfriendship of the Green Elves (not to mention the Grey!).

Duration:01:56:37

436: SilmFilm 5-25: HARAD - Culture and Frame Story

2/28/2021
Tonight: Harad! Let's do some world-building and figuring out what Harad is like (or one corner of it, anyway).

Duration:01:54:37

434: SilmFilm 5-23: Casting Criteria

2/21/2021
Tonight we discuss the criteria for casting the new characters for Season 5. What are we looking for in Humans?

Duration:01:53:30

435: SilmFilm 5-24: Season 5, Episode 4

2/21/2021
Tonight we discuss the script for Episode 4: the battle at the Stockade, and the emergence of Haleth!

Duration:01:51:18

433: SilmFilm 5-22: Season 5, Episode 2

1/16/2021
Join us tonight as return to discussing our Episode Outlines. We will discuss the B plot of Episode 2 and then Episode 3, which will deal centrally with the Elves' discovery of the Gift of Men.

Duration:02:11:40

430: SilmFilm 5-20: Season 5 Episode 2

1/9/2021
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Duration:02:01:13

431: SilmFilm 5-21: Creative Commissions

1/9/2021
Tonight we resume our SilmFilm discussions discussing what creative works we would like to commission in conjunction with this season, with a heavy focus on the musical score.

Duration:01:50:05

428: SilmFilm 5-18: Season 5 Episode 1

12/21/2020
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Duration:01:58:24

429: SilmFilm 5-19: World Views of Elves and Men

12/21/2020
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Duration:02:11:38

427: SilmFilm 5-17: Season 5 Frame

12/3/2020
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Duration:02:04:48