The Fellowship of Vassals produce their funniest podcast yet, covering the siege of Minas Tirith, the Ride of the Rohirrim and the Battle of Pelennor Fields. Naturally, this podcast is chock-full of spoilers for all of Tolkien’s works.
02:30: Whiteraven aka Brett leads a discussion on Chapters 1: Minas Tirath and Chapter 2: The Grey Company. Shellfish/Peter accuses Aragorn of being a usurper and MiddleCyclone/Amanda accuses Gandalf of knowing less than the average Gondorian. Teddard/Eddie argues that Denethor is a lot like Tywin, which kinda makes Eowyn Shae Da Funny Whore. And Bina007 defends Eowyn’s decision to abandon her people and ride to war, and Nadia defends the manliness of archers.
35:00 Shellfish leads a discussion of Chapter 3: The Muster of Rohan in which we discuss how orcs can do maths, and how scary it must be to watch people lay siege against you, and the difference between Book and Movie Eomer.
50:20 Teddard takes us through Chapter 4: The Siege of Gondor, including the attack from the Mordor Air Force. Nadia argues that Faramir is the Theon of LOTR, and Whiteraven argues that Faramir is baked and Bina007 plays devil’s advocate for Denethor.
1:12:00 Nadia leads us through Chapter 5: The Ride of the Rohirrim: “Theoden is magnificent here, but also really stupid”, and we point out that the main difference between the Woodwoses and the Crannogmen is that the Crannogmen wear pants. Whiteraven argues that Elrond is the Howland Reed of LOTR.
1:28:00 Middlecyclone takes us through Chapter 6: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields, the coolest chapter maybe in ALL of literature. Fact. But we all have a but of rant about how the movie handles the army of the dead.
1:45:57 Bina007 takes us through Chapter 7: The Pyre of Denethor, in which we discuss what would happen if an Eagle took the ring, and more seriously, the overtly religious nature of this chapter, and the twisted love Denethor has for Faramir.
2:00:00 Aftershow and Outro music from the superb Tolkien Ensemble singing the song of the Mound of Mundberg.
Edited by Bina007
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