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Riddles in the Dark 2.15: Fringe Festival 2

Corey Olsen, Dave Kale, and Trish Lambert continue to consider the “fringe characters” in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Using recently unveiled Lego sets for the second movie of the trilogy, our spunky co-hosts attempt to figure out how characters who either are not in the book or have very minor roles in the written work will figure in Peter Jackson’s version of the story. Because much of the conversation pertained to photos of the Lego sets in question, a visual companion is provided along with the audio file to serve as a reference.

Download: .mp3 (right click and choose “Save As…” to download)

Download or view the visual companion for this episode.


Riddle: What connection will exist between Sauron and the armies of Orcs?

A. There won’t be any explicit connection (book  answer).

B. Orc leaders are coordinating with Sauron.

C. Sauron is the explicit commander in chief of all Orc armies.

D. Sauron’s will is directly controlling all Orcs.



Many thanks to the Lonely Mountain Band for allowing our use of their wonderful music to accompany the episodes. Season 2 sees excerpts from their new album “Songs of the Dwarves.” Intro: Battle of Azanulbizar; Outro: The Sevenfold Meeting