April 20, 2000
Get Ready For the Rings
Chewbacca might be howling. J.R.R. Tolkien Fans downloaded
the first "Lord of the Rings" trailer nearly 1.7 million times in its first 24
hours on the Net. That put it in a galaxy far, far away from the clip for "The
Phantom Menace", which drew (only) about 1 million the first day.
Says a LotR megafan. "It's so amazing to finally see
this world come to life." If you haven't already, the first installment premieres