Thursday, 11 June 2009

Viggo visit last month, update

After my earlier entry regarding a sighting of Viggo, I came across some more info. Yesterday I picked up a copy of a free local newspaper, the Capital Times, which had a photo of Viggo on the cover, with the rather gaudy headline "Here Viggo Again" (puh-lease!).

The interview adds absolutely NOTHING to my store of knowledge, except that Viggo likes Old Gold chocolate, which was actually already mentioned in the Saturday May 30th Dominion Post's Indulgence supplement interview, a much better read. (NB - The Dominion Post headlines the article "Good Fella", which is pretty bad as well, but the subscript on the sidebar was "Hobbit Forming", which is just as sad. Do we really need ALL the headlines to be bad puns?). I won't scan it here unless there's call for it? Tell you what - if I get three signed requests, I'll consider it.

Although the interview was just abject rubbish, I thought I'd scan the photos here for the interest of some who doubted that Viggo was ever in New Zealand. The cliche way of doing it is to photograph yourself with a local newspaper in your hand, and make sure the date is showing. Lucky for me, that's pretty much what he did.

Here's a closeup of the date of the paper he's holding. Seems pretty conclusive to me, but just in case it's not clear enough on the scan, it says "Mar 11-18, 2009 - Vol 34, No 18".

Take the date of the paper this was published in, June 10th, 2009, and that means he was here after mid March, and before mid June. I trust my source when he tells me Viggo was later during that period but I don't have an exact date.

I feel all defensive now. :)

- Jack M.


  1. I just found this:

    "Kelly Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM EST

    I read somewhere that the script for the Hobbit would include additional scenes only briefly alluded to in the book - mostly involving Gandalf and the White Council battling Sauron (Necromancer). These scenes use the appendices in LOTR as source material. Hence allowing enough content for two films, and potential to feature characters (and actors)from LOTR that do not appear in the book The Hobbit. This includes Galadriel (Blanchet?), Saruman (Lee?) and even Aragorn."

    It is one of the bloggers comments in resonse to this article:

    Could it be that Aragorn WILL appear in The Hobbit?

  2. Too bad that interview was so thin -- we picked up our copy in the YHA. Would have been nice if the author had actually spelled Viggo's last name correctly! The "o" might lead folks to think he was Swedish and not Danish! :-)

  3. @Ryan

    Wow, I had to doublecheck that I hadn't repeated the mistake!

    I didn't, luckily :)

    - Jack M.