Smaug on The Colbert Report
By W. R. Miller on December 19, 2017
To call attention to the theatrical release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Benedict Cumberbatch and a bunch of Weta Digital artisans brought the mighty Smaug to The Colbert Report on Comedy Central, December 11, 2014. Here it is: And the aftermath: Probably the most expensive talk show guest ever!
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Never Laugh at a Live Dragon
By W. R. Miller on December 12, 2014
On December 11, 2014, Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central interviewed none other than Smaug the Tremendous. This is a brilliant piece, with the fire drake showing more emotion than he ever did in The Desolation of Smaug–eye-blinking, tongue-licking, hackle-raising and the like. Considering the enormity of resources involved in bringing the dragon to Hollywood, could […]