Lambcast #631 The Lord of the Rings April MOTM Franchise Lookback

by Richard Kirkham · April 11, 2022 · Featured, Features, Franchise, LAMBcast, MOTM, MOTM Champions, Podcasts · 1 Comment

This week the Lambcast tackles one of the most monumental film franchises of all time, Peter Jackson’s adaptions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings”. Heather Baxendale-Walsh championed the Franchise to victory in the poll and she takes over the discussion with the passion you would expect from a huge fantasy fan. Howard Casner, Todd Liebenow and Matthew Simpson join our fellowship for the podcast and everyone has lots to say, which is to be expected when you are dealing with three films that are all more than three hours long.

We start off with some personal history on our own initiations into the world of Middle Earth. Some of us read the books and anticipated the films, some saw the films and went to the books, and everyone seems to have some physical media stories to go along with the film going.

Richard’s Original Paperbacks, which went to the High Sierras backpacking.
Geeks Collecting Physical Media

The length of the films comes up as a subject multiple times. Everyone seems to treat the Extended editions as the standard viewing format now. The length of each film does not appear to be a barrier to any of our guests this week. The length of the podcast on the other hand does get the better of us. We skip not only a game but the Rants/Raves/Reviews this week. A Three hour podcast seemed a little much.


Shared Histories 3:45

Fellowship of the Ring Talk 25:45

FOTR Lambscores 51:15

The Two Towers Talk   52:15

TTT Lambscores   1:27:30

Return of the King Talk   1:29:30

ROTK Lambscores    2:21:01

Plugs   2:22:22

Todd   Forgotten Films  Forgotten Film Podcast 

Howard   Pop Art Podcast   

Matthew   Awesome Friday! Website and Podcast   

Heather   Her Book is Coming Soon

Richard   KAMAD  

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