The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is finally here, and you might have some questions about where, exactly, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings this story comes from. After all, these events are set in the same fictional universe as the Lord of the Rings movies, but they feature only a few of the same characters, none of the same actors, and a totally different story. As it turns out, the show only has the rights to adapt certain Tolkien books, which means The Rings of Power can only reference specific aspects of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. That explains why some aspects of the books are present, while others are ignored.

That’s just one of the Lord of the Rings Easter eggs, hidden references, and little details you might have missed in The Rings of Power premiere. In our latest Lord of the Rings video, we go through all of them, including the connections that do exist between Peter Jackson’s movies and this new show, why we haven’t seen Middle-earth on the show yet, the meaning of all the ship imagery on the show, and why so many boats are shaped like birds. Watch them all below:

If you liked our video on all the Easter eggs in The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power Episode 1, check out more of our videos below, including our comparison of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, our video bringing you up to speed on everything The Lord of the Rings before the premiere of The Rings of Power, and our look at all kinds of Lord of the Rings trivia. Plus, there’s tons more over at ScreenCrush’s YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to catch all our future episodes. New episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premiere weekly on Amazon’s Prime Video.

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