The Null Factory

The Dark Herald explains why Dem Rangz was always going to be a creative catastrophe:

Amazon just released a making of documentary about Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power like they were proud of it and everything.

I steadfastly maintain that without Tolkien doing the acutal writing, it was never going to be anything other than second rate pastiche. It just isn’t possible to produce anything of similiar quality to the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. If nothing else the modern education system isn’t remotely up to producing a writer with the erudition of the creator of Middle-Earth.

While it was never going to measure up, it didn’t have to be the incompetent parody of Lord of the Rings. It comes across as a TV show that was trying to play Harvard Lampoon’s Bored of Rings straight.

How did it get so bad is the question everyone who isn’t lying about how good it is, keeps asking.

This show was the end product of a process dedicated to failure.

You know they’ve failed when all of the Tolkien fans are not only refusing to watch the television series, but ignoring it to the point that they’re pretending it simply doesn’t exist.