Originally Posted by AldenPyle
Actually now that you mention it, it does seem pretty bogus how the Riders of Rohan got the drop on the Nazgul at the Battle of Pellenor Fields. Those idiots were actually flying around on giant lizards and they missed a massive army of horseman riding up to the battlefield?
I don't remember what was in the movie, but Tolkien described at length how they were able to do it by sneaking through a forest, at night, down a hidden path that no one knew about but the locals.
Originally Posted by HORNS
That you would simply call this fiction and essentially lumping it together with every TV show that is not a documentary proves what a clown you are.
The point I was making is that fantasy is just like every other kind of fiction in that it needs to be internally consistent to be convincing -- except to really stupid people, and that might be a bigger part of the show's audience than I'd thought, if this thread is any indication.