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This episode: who is Gollum? Why do we actually kinda like him? Who played Gollum most effectively: Brother Theodore, Peter Woodthorpe, Andy Serkis - or someone else? And why is Gollum Donald Trump?

Not Another F**King Elf is the Lord of the Rings character guide podcast that brings you an hour's deep dive into each of your favourite Lord of the Rings characters, with clips from all the different adaptations of Lord of the Rings from movies to audiobooks to radio adaptations, discussion of that character's place in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium and wider pop culture influences. It WILL contain spoilers for The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and associated works. We'll also kick off the episode with a recap of the character arc of the character we're looking at this episode, so if you love Lord of the Rings but it's been a while since your last trip to Middle Earth, relax, we've got you. Hosted by a couple of Lord of the Rings nerds intent on escaping their film industry day jobs for a bit and journeying deep into the world of The Lord of the Rings.

PLUS! Every episode wraps with our competitive game, The Page Off, where we try to guess which page of the Lord of the Rings a random quote appears on.

Why are you called Not Another F**king Elf?

Thanks for asking. We are called Not Another F**king Elf as a tribute to J.R.R. Tolkien's friend Hugo Dyson, who reportedly said this when listening to another passage of Tolkien's latest work read out at the informal literary/drinking society The Inklings. We do actually love elves, personally.

How many episodes will there be?

In theory there is an almost inexhaustible number of characters, so get ready for weeks and weeks of sweet, sweet discourse. (Series one will be ten weeks long and cover ten characters from The Lord of the Rings.)

Are you in any way affiliated with the Tolkien Estate or other licensed producers of Tolkien-related material?

We are an absolutely unofficial, fan-made, independent, DIY podcast that is not in any way affiliated with any official source of Tolkien-related ephemera and exists as a work of criticism, analysis and deep fandom.

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