The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, March 08, 2013

Um … why couldn't the giant eagles fly the Ring into Mordor?

When I first saw How the Lord of the Rings Should Have Ended, I though, “Yeah, why didn't they use the giant eagles to fly the Ring to Mount Doom?”

One of the arguments I've heard is that the Nazgûls' fell beasts would have taken out the giant Eagles once they entered into Mordor. But Sean Chist felt otherwise—he thinks it's a plot hole left by Tolkien (link via Hacker News).

But personally, I find this theory much more plausible and a much better explanation for why “Operation: AirDrop One” wasn't done.

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