The Middle Earth Shuttle

Yesterday, was a typical morning commute for Gothamist - except for the shuttle train to Grand Central decorated in Lord of the Rings lite decor. Greenish lighting, burlapped ceiling (for texture), Shire-inspired seat wraps, stone stickers on the floor, vines on the columns at the Grand Central platform, security guard in the was a journey into a New Line marketing executive's wet dream nightmare – (updated via neil) it seems that the promotion went off horribly in the eyes of fans.

This was all to herald the release of the special extended version of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers on DVD. We missed out on being able to ride with Gollum and see the 12-foot Ents, but this here's some of what the so-called Middle Earth Shuttle looked like.


Shire seats, stone floors

Vines at Platform 4

Burlappy ceiling

Buy the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Special Edition) on Amazon. Or check out the super gay posters for The Return of the King.