Join National Geographic's extraordinary journey to the far corners of the globe and back into time to explore the impact of cultural forces that inspired New Line's epic motion picture adaptation of the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy in 'National Geographic: Beyond the Movie: The Lord of the Rings'. Featuring exclusive footage from 'The Fellowship of the Ring' and insightful interviews with the cast and filmmakers, National Geographic poses thought-provoking questions about the history, geography, folklore a and culture for viewers who want to go beyond the richly fanciful film. Who was J.R.R. Tolkien, and how did his own life influence the epic? How did the filmmakers re-create Middle Earth? Is the struggle between good and evil in the epic story a reflection of the early 20th century? Venture into the fascinating realm of ancient myths, languages and cultures while discovering the realities behind one of the greatest stories of fiction ever told.