P.S. Any attempt to make this story track along LoTR is going to
fall pretty fast. Every so often, people try to attach a template to the
story...it's tracking the history of old Babylon (it is, somewhat), it's
based on the Kennedy/Vietnam parallel, it's LoTR, it's Dune, it's
Foundation, it's Childhood's End...truth is it ain't ANY of them. And I
wouldn't spend a grand total of 10 years of my life getting, and making
this show just to do LoTR with the serial numbers filed off.