Episode 39: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

The guys embark on an epic journey, perhaps the most epic journey in the history of cinema, with Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The imaginings of J.R.R. Tolkien were brought to life for a whole new generation of fans (the Bit Players included) in 2001, and the films still stand the test of time. Perhaps it’s the nature of the storytelling on display here, with Middle Earth as the setting for the ultimate tale of good and evil. The guys also prep themselves for a journey of this magnitude by picking their road trip essential items and their preference for the leader of their own Fellowship.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Director
Peter Jackson
Stars
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Sean Astin, Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Lee

Selected By
Anders

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Aired Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The guys embark on an epic journey, perhaps the most epic journey in the history of cinema, with Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. The imaginings of J.R.R. Tolkien were brought to life for a whole new generation of fans (the Bit Players included) in 2001, and the films still stand the test of time. Perhaps it's the nature of the storytelling on display here, with Middle Earth as the setting for the ultimate tale of good and evil. The guys also prep themselves for a journey of this magnitude by picking their road trip essential items and their preference for the leader of their own Fellowship.

Episode 12: The Matrix (1999)

In the Bit Players’ second group pick episode, the guys take on the Wachowskis’ sci-fi classic The Matrix, discussing not only the impact the film had upon release, but its continued legacy in the film canon. They break down philosophical import in the science fiction genre and the way that the Wachowskis were able to perfectly blend heady questions with flat-out classic action sequences. In addition to the film discussion, the guys play a game of Who Said It with Morpheus and history’s greatest philosophers, plan their own sequel that should have been, and give Anders his time to shine praising the newest installment in the Arkham video game franchise.

The Matrix (1999)
Director
The Wachowskis
Stars
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

Selected By
The Bit Players

5.0

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About

Aired Monday, June 29, 2015
In the Bit Players' second group pick episode, the guys take on the Wachowskis' sci-fi classic The Matrix, discussing not only the impact the film had upon release, but its continued legacy in the film canon. They break down philosophical import in the science fiction genre and the way that the Wachowskis were able to perfectly blend heady questions with flat-out classic action sequences. In addition to the film discussion, the guys play a game of Who Said It with Morpheus and history's greatest philosophers, plan their own sequel that should have been, and give Anders his time to shine praising the newest installment in the Arkham video game franchise.