<font size="+1">JMS goes to sees Lord of the Rings
creator offers his thoughts on the movie</font>
is certainly connected with Lord of the Rings
at the moment. There's the B5LR
trailer now being shown before the film in many US theatres, and lead B5LR
actor Dylan Neal offered his views on the film (related news
However, more importantly, it's well known that J Michael Stracyznski is a big Lord of the Rings
fan. So what he likes, we're interested in. In a recent post to the moderated newsgroup, JMS said, "To tell the truth, to see all three of these movies, even in rough cut for the latter two, I'd fly to the UK on my own dime and crawl, naked and bleeding, through five miles of broken glass and monkey vomit, just to see them. So Peter Jackson, if you're out there...you know where to find me." He'd come here to the UK? He must
be a big fan!
Now that JMS has had a chance to see the first movie, he offered his thoughts to the newsgroup. "Saw it yesterday afternoon (with Harlan, who was there to review it for F&SF) at a theater in Sherman Oaks, and it's about as perfect a movie as I've ever seen. It was everything I hoped it would be, and just what I always saw in my mind's eye as I read the books.
"I will almost certainly go back to see it again, especially once they begin running the trailer for The Two Towers sometime later in the run.
"(BTW, the B5-Rangers trailers will start running the 28th of December at 800 theaters showing LoTR; a full listing of theaters can be found at b5lr.com.)"
For that list that JMS mentions, click here