Oh hey, the Olympics are a thing that are happening! In honor of tonight’s opening ceremonies, here’s footage from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers accompanied by Vangelis’ Chariots of Fire theme. (Apparently, while one does not simply walk into Mordor, running there with a torch is completely acceptable). Sure, this video is goofy, big on spectacle and utterly pointless, but then again so are the Olympic Games themselves. I kid! (Via Geeks of Doom)
Chris Cummins is a pop culture writer and Archie comics historian who has contributed to The Robot's Voice, Den of Geek US, Philebrity, Geekadelphia, Uproxx, and Unicorn Booty. He is the co-producer and co-host of Nerd Nite Philadelphia, and is regularly involved in producing and hosting New York Super Week events. In 2014, Chris began Sci-Fi Explosion, a mix of live performance, trivia and funny clips celebrating the weirdest in science fiction that regularly travels around the United States. He wrote the introductions to the compilations Archie's Favorite Comics From The Vault and (with Paul Castiglia) Archie's Favorite High School Stories. You can find Chris on Twitter at @bionicbigfoot and @scifiexplosion.