The Guardian

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey featured a lot of folks who appeared in The Lord of the Rings trilogy but had nothing to do with the Hobbit story, folks like Saruman, Galadriel, Elrond, and Frodo, and future installments of The Hobbit will feature the return (preturn?) of Legolas. But what about Aragorn? Was their no room for King Elessar Telcontar of Gondor in the prequels?

Well, The Guardian went out and got a genuine answer for the curious from Aragorn’s portrayer, Viggo Mortensen.

“Before they started shooting, back in 2008, one of the producers did ask if I would be interested. I said, ‘You do know, don’t you, that Aragorn isn’t in The Hobbit? That there is a 60-year gap between the books?’”

Bazinga! Take that Hollywood producers. Viggo Mortensen, with logic, for the win.

But alas, it would have been cool to see Mortensen suit up as Aragorn, right? Perhaps you disagree (and I encourage you to weight in with your opinion below).

Source: Blastr

How A Television Series Gets Cancelled

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Arrested Development was one of those shows that was just too good to continue living on the air (much like Joss Whedon‘s epic sci-fi series, Firefly).

The creator of Arrested Development, Mitch Hurwitz penned an article in The Guardian today which explains, point by point, how to get a series canceled.

It’s a fun little read, and I’m glad that he has a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Below the jump are just a sample of the goodness contained within the article. Be sure to read the whole piece in The Guardian when you have a chance.

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