The Ladies of the Rings

As we return to Middle-earth with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Inverse gathered five of the show's female stars to talk representation, secrecy, and Sauron.

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Geeking Out

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Inverse Score: 3/10


'Rings of Power' Season 2 Is in Trouble. Let a Sitcom Creator Explain How.

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Game Recs

The Most Underrated Lord of the Rings Game Is Also the Most Controversial

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Sandbagged by an unfortunate lootbox system at launch, Middle-earth: Shadow of War is worth a revisit.

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New 'Lord of the Rings' Movies Are Coming — But Is That a Good Idea?

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Everyone knows that Bilbo Baggins slept during a huge battle. But in 2014, what Peter Jackson presupposed is... maybe he didn’t?

Last Call

Your science fiction education begins with Babylon 5

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The ultimate sci-fi show is about to leave HBO Max. Here’s why it’s still worth watching.

The Inverse Awards 2022

Meet the Inverse Scene Stealers class of 2022

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These eight actors stole the spotlight in our favorite shows and movies of the year.

Scene Stealers 2022

How Ismael Cruz Córdova became the toughest elf in all of Middle-earth

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The Rings of Power breakout star was rejected (three times) before finally getting the role.

How Peter Jackson made the greatest fantasy movie of all time

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In 2002, Jackson delivered an epic unlike any other.


The oral history of Helm's Deep, the greatest battle scene ever put to film

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Tuatha, Lokathrok, Tuatha

Willow learns from The Rings of Power's biggest mistake

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The "Chosen One" trope has gotten a facelift.

An Unexpected Journey

The Rings of Power Season 2 is recasting one of its best villains

ByMónica Marie Zorrilla

Goodbye to a really good Bad Guy.

Trek Talk

Here’s why this Star Trek star thinks new Trek is more like Lord of the Rings

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What do we really know about Tellarites? Prodigy star Jason Mantzoukas explains.