As Corey Olsen outlined in the Dec. 1st session of the SilmFilm project, we have some choices to make regarding how to move forward with this news of Amazon's newly announced TV show. One possibility is that Prof. Olsen could become involved as a consultant for the project. If that were the case, he would obviously not be allowed to comment privately on the material in a podcast. I do not know if that is something with any possibility of happening, but, you know, IF. Another possibility is that he, Dave, and Trish could restart the 'Riddles in the Dark' podcast to comment/speculate on the material. There are several reasons that would not be ideal. Corey Olsen's podcasting schedule is already rather full; he's booked, and can't add something else. So, if they were to do that, something else would have to give, and it would likely be SilmFilm project. But more importantly, what would be the fun in commenting on someone else's adaptation of the material to a TV show when that's what we're doing ourselves? So, a third possibility is that we could leap ahead to 'Season X' and cover the material Amazon plans to before they get to it as part of the Silm Film Project. As of now, the scope of the project has not been announced. We are guessing that Amazon intends to start with some sort of 'Adventures of Thorongil' LotR prequel material, but that's merely speculation at this point. This would certainly have the potential to bring new blood into the project, as those interested in the Amazon TV show would not necessarily have been interested in Silm Film. The disadvantage, of course, is that we would lose the linear progression of the project, jumping ahead to the Third Age rather than going to Season 4 (start of the First Age). We would leave Maedhros hanging on that cliff for a really long time! A fourth choice is to ignore the Amazon project for a time, and then to do sporadic after-the-fact commentary (Mythgard class style). What are everyone's thoughts? Do you have preferences on how the Silm Film project continues after we complete Season 3?