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  • Tolkien Lawsuit Update from Kristin Thompson

    08/25/2008 2:48:59 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 5 replies · 707+ views ^ | 8/22/2008 | Calisuri
    TORn has been following the developments of the infamous Tolkien lawsuit for a long time. For those of you who’d like to get caught up in one fell swoop, Frodo Franchise author Kristin Thompson has posted an in-depth blog entry on exactly what is going on:
  • Scripting For “The Hobbit” Officially Begins!

    08/21/2008 5:16:13 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 11 replies · 763+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | August 20, 2008 | DiveTwin
    Ringer Deej found this article on EW.Com: It’s now official: The Lord of the Rings screenwriting team of Peter Jackson (pictured), Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will join The Hobbit director Guillermo del Toro to pen the screenplay for the two planned Hobbit movies. Sources tell that the scribes’ deals are all complete and they will commence writing shortly. (With shooting scheduled to begin in Fall 2009 in New Zealand, the quartet better get busy!) The Hobbit will center on Frodo’s uncle, Bilbo Baggins, and his initial discovery of the immensely-powerful ring. New Line and MGM plan to release...
  • Hollywood Barf Alert: “Hobbit” Director: America Kills Children And Rapes Continents

    08/19/2008 7:46:26 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 18 replies · 130+ views
    Dirty Harry's Place ^ | August 16th, 2008 | Dirty Harry
    “Hobbit” Director: America Kills Children And Rapes Continents Posted by Dirty Harry on Saturday, August 16th, 2008 Rhetorical: Why do ungrateful, hypocritical multi-millionaires like Guillermo del Toro stay in a country they find so repugnant: “American theatres in the South rejected the first movie, refused to play it, because the word ‘hell’ was in the title,” he says. “Other theatres in the South changed the title on the marquee from Hellboy to Hello Boy, and Heck Boy.” He thought when he was pitching Hellboy II: The Golden Army that people would be less sensitive, but not so. “We actually went...
  • Del Toro refuses to copy Jackson

    07/21/2008 8:17:12 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 56 replies · 1,291+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | July 19, 2008 | xoanon
    Del Toro refuses to copy Jackson July 19th, 2008 by xoanon | Discuss From Maxim and World Entertainment News: Guillermo Del Toro has promised Lord Of The Rings fans his franchise prequel The Hobbit will be very different from his directing predecessor Peter Jackson. Jackson directed the three original films, but has given up his director’s chair for Del Toro. But Del Toro has refused to follow in Jackson’s footsteps, vowing to give movie fans something new. He tells Maxim magazine, “If I thought it was about following (Jackson), I wouldn’t be doing it this way. “It’s a matter of...
  • Christopher Lee offers his voice for Smaug… won’t go back to NZ.

    07/16/2008 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 68 replies · 1,318+ views
    TheOneRing.Net ^ | July 13th, 2008 | Compa_Mighty
    Christopher Lee offers his voice for Smaug… won’t go back to NZ. July 13th, 2008 by Compa_Mighty In a bittersweet note, forummer DiveTwin reports this note that appeared in Cinematical:
  • Hobbit's relatives may have existed in northern Australia

    05/28/2008 9:43:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies · 144+ views
    Top News India ^ | Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 | Sahil Nagpal
    An archaeologist, who discovered the "Hobbit", an ancient human like species, on an Indonesian island in 2003, has determined that a relative of the species may have existed in northern Australia. The Hobbits, or Homo floresiensis, who were only about one metre tall and weighed just 30kg, existed on the remote Indonesian island of Flores until about 12,000 years ago. The specie was dubbed as "hobbits" because of its small size and big feet. Now, according to Professor Mike Morwood, who had made the finding in 2003, these ancient species could have had relatives living in northern Australia. "We are...
  • HOBBIT WARS (Small Islanders Show No Signs Of Growth Disorder)

    04/28/2008 2:25:37 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 187+ views
    Science News ^ | 4-24-2008
    Hobbit wars April 24th, 2008Small islanders show no signs of growth disorderDeeper lookComputer-generated reconstructions (bottom) of the fossilized skulls of the small islanders suggest that, contrary to corresponding photos (top), these "hobbits" belonged to a unique species.K. Smith/Mallinckrodt Inst. Radiology, Wash. Univ. St. Louis; E. Indriati, D. FrayerCOLUMBUS, Ohio —Defenders of a small humanlike species that lived on an Indonesian island more than 12,000 years ago have launched their latest scientific counterattacks against critics of their position. Remains of Homo floresiensis, also referred to as hobbits, display no signs of growth disorders proposed by researchers who regard the fossils as...
  • Del Toro To Direct 'The Hobbit'

    04/24/2008 4:22:33 PM PDT · by maquiladora · 41 replies · 1,005+ views
    PAN'S LABYRINTH director Guillermo del Toro has signed on to direct THE HOBBIT and its sequel for New Line-MGM, per VARIETY. This is a major step forward for the LORD OF THE RINGS prequels, which had been held up in litigation for several years. The announcement came Thursday from executive producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, New Line president Toby Emmerich and Mary Parent, chief of MGM's Worldwide Motion Picture Group. Del Toro will move to New Zealand for four years to work with Jackson and his Wingnut and WETA production teams, directing the two films back to back. The...
  • Did The Flores Hobbit Have A Root Canal?

    04/20/2008 7:35:51 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 336+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 4-18-2008 | Kate Wong
    Did the Flores Hobbit Have a Root Canal?Dental work claim challenges antiquity of hobbit skeleton By Kate Wong DENTAL WORK?: The lower left first molar of the hobbit is claimed to have a filling--an observation that other hobbit researchers say is refuted by this photograph. PETER BROWN University of New England And you thought Frodo had it hard. In what is shaping up to be a battle of Tolkienian proportions, the tiny remains from Flores, Indonesia--paleoanthropology's hobbit--have once again come under attack. Most paleoanthropologists believe that the hobbit belongs to a new species of human, Homo floresiensis. But now comes...
  • Flores 'Hobbit' Walked More Like A Clown Than Frodo

    04/16/2008 4:23:50 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 157+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-16-2008 | Ewen Callaway
    Flores 'hobbit' walked more like a clown than Frodo 12:30 16 April 2008 news service Ewen Callaway Henry McHenry, University of California, Davis American Association of Physical Anthropologists Tolkien's hobbits walked an awful long way, but the real "hobbit", Homo floresiensis, would not have got far. Its flat, clown-like feet probably limited its speed to what we would consider a stroll, and kept its travels short, says Bill Jungers, an anthropologist at the State University of New York in Stony Brook. "It's never going to win the 100-yard dash, and it's never going to win the marathon," he says....
  • Hobbits? We've got a cave full

    12/08/2004 3:25:23 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 22 replies · 1,149+ views
    Stuff ^ | 06 December 2004 | DEBORAH SMITH
    Chief Epiradus Dhoi Lewa has a strange tale to tell. Sitting in his bamboo and wooden home at the foot of an active volcano on the remote Indonesian island of Flores, he recalls how people from his village were able to capture a tiny woman with long, pendulous breasts three weeks ago. "They said she was very little and very pretty," he says, holding his hand at waist height. "Some people saw her very close up." The villagers of Boawae believe the strange woman came down from a cave on the steaming mountain where short, hairy people they call Ebu...
  • Eroding evolution's believability

    11/05/2004 10:40:24 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 29 replies · 1,011+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | November 6, 2004 | Kelly Hollowell, J.D., Ph.D.
    Once again, evolutionists strike when the iron is hot in an attempt to affirm the same bogus evolutionary dogma they have crammed down our throats for 150 years. Once again, they've got it wrong. The recent discovery of a dwarf skeleton on the remote Indonesian island of Flores has scientists anxious to create another sub-class of humans. This one is called Homo floresiensis, which implies that they belong to a different species of people than those living today, we Homo sapiens.
  • Timor Cave May Reveal How Humans Reached Australia

    12/21/2006 2:37:16 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 780+ views
    The Age ^ | 12-22-2006 | Dedorah Smith
    Timor cave may reveal how humans reached Australia Jerimalai shelter in East Timor, where Dr Su O'Connor of ANU has discovered the oldest evidence of occupation by modern humans on the islands that were the stepping stones to Australia. Deborah Smith December 22, 2006 AN AUSTRALIAN archaeologist has discovered the oldest evidence of occupation by modern humans on the islands that were the stepping stones from South-East Asia to Australia. A cave site in East Timor where people lived more than 42,000 years ago, eating turtles, tuna and giant rats, was unearthed by Sue O'Connor, head of archaeology and natural...
  • Could Asia Have Been The Cradle Of Humanity?

    07/06/2005 1:12:13 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 1,238+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 7-5-2005 | David Ropeik
    Could Asia have been the cradle of humanity? By David Ropeik, Globe Correspondent | July 5, 2005 Science continues to struggle with one of the most basic questions of all: Where did humans come from. There isn't much question that modern humans came out of Africa, probably in several waves of migration over the past 100,000 years. But it now appears that the ancient ancestors who gave rise to those African humans might have come from Asia. Until recently the only fossils of anthropoids -- the creatures at the base of the branch of the evolutionary tree that gave rise...
  • Erectus Ahoy (Stone Age Voyages)

    10/22/2003 12:28:49 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 1,338+ views
    Science News ^ | 10-22-2003 | Bruce Bower
    Erectus AhoyPrehistoric seafaring floats into view Bruce Bower As the sun edged above the horizon on Jan. 31, 2000, a dozen men boarded a bamboo raft off the east coast of the Indonesian island of Bali. Each gripped a wooden paddle and, in unison, deftly stroked the nearly 40-foot-long craft into the open sea. Their destination: the Stone Age, by way of a roughly 18-mile crossing to the neighboring island of Lombok. Project director Robert G. Bednarik, one of the assembled paddlers, knew that a challenging trip lay ahead, even discounting any time travel. Local fishing crews had told him...
  • Hobbits Mastered Use Of Stone Tools

    10/09/2007 10:26:13 AM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 916+ views
    The Australian ^ | 10-9-2007 | Leigh Dayton
    Hobbits mastered use of stone tools Leigh Dayton, Science writer October 09, 2007 HOBBITS may have had long arms and tiny brains but our new-found cousins were agile and smart enough to make stone tools used to fashion other tools, probably for hunting and butchering animals. What's more, they did so at least 40,000 years before modern humans arrived on their home island of Flores in Indonesia. The discovery comes from Queensland scientists who have studied wear patterns and residue on about 100 stone tools found with the remains of hobbits (Homo floresiensis) in Liang Bua cave by Australian and...
  • Tiny new species of human unearthed - most important palaeoanthropological find for 50 years

    10/27/2004 11:28:18 AM PDT · by Truth666 · 45 replies · 1,380+ views
    newscientist. ^ | 27 October 04
    The remains of a tiny and hitherto unknown species of human that lived as recently as 13,000 years ago have been discovered on an Indonesian island. The discovery has been heralded as the most important palaeoanthropological find for 50 years, and has radically altered the accepted picture of human evolution. The female skeleton, known as LB1 - or by the nickname "Ebu" - has been assigned to a new species within the genus Homo - Homo floresiensis. Examination of the remains shows members of the species stood just 1 metre tall and had a brain no bigger than a grapefruit....
  • Scientists Find Prehistoric Dwarf Skeleton

    10/27/2004 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Borges · 49 replies · 1,664+ views
    Science - AP By JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA, AP Science Writer In a breathtaking discovery, scientists working on a remote Indonesian island say they have uncovered the bones of a human dwarf species marooned for eons while modern man rapidly colonized the rest of the planet. AP Photo Missed Tech Tuesday? Is your PC possessed? Learn eight ways to repel the monsters: hackers intent on causing trouble One tiny specimen, an adult female measuring about 3 feet tall, is described as "the most extreme" figure to be included in the extended human family. Certainly, she is the shortest. This hobbit-sized creature...
  • "Hobbits" May Have Been Genetic Mutants

    01/04/2008 1:55:18 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 131+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | January 3, 2008 | John Roach
    A rare disease characterized by small brain and body size but near normal intelligence is caused by mutations in a gene coding for the protein pericentrin, researchers have found. The scientists speculate that the condition may explain the tiny, hobbitlike people that occupied a remote, Indonesian island about 18,000 years ago—adding fuel to the debate over whether the unusual creatures were a new species or just diseased modern humans. Pericentrin helps separate chromosomes during cell division, which is needed for growth. "The whole body loses its capacity to grow, because cell division is so difficult for people with this defect,"...

    10/11/2005 12:06:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 2,513+ views
    DID BILBO REALLY EXIST? Remains of at least nine "hobbits" have been discovered, making it almost certain the 3ft-tall creatures really are a new species of human. A year ago the world of science was stunned by the announcement that a hitherto unknown type of miniature human had been found on the Indonesian island of Flores. The original fossils consisted of a single partial skeleton, including the skull, of a female who lived 18,000 years ago. Stone tools, evidence of fire-making, and the bones of a dwarf elephant apparently hunted by the creature were also found. The hominid, nicknamed "The...