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Peter Jackson makes fatal error on The Hobbit Movie premiere

I don’t know what he was thinking but the movie comes out two days after the world ends. Millions around the world are going to be absolutely destroyed by the fact that they are going to miss the first installment of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey.

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard this logistical nightmare discussed at all by Corey Olsen, The Tolkien Professor. It seems like a rather significant oversight.

This really messes with my events calendar.

New Zealand Travelogue

Part 6 of The Making of the Hobbit, scenes on location in New Zealand.

Siri, book a flight on Air New Zealand

Something to look forward to at the end of the year

The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey.

Here’s Peter Jackson’s vlog, part 8, on wrapping up production (if you want to skip over the Comic-Con stuff, go to minute 2:20):