It’s been 11 years since the hobbit and wizard-filled cast of Lord of the Rings traveled down to New Zealand to film one of the greatest film trilogies of all time. Over at EW, they’re releasing a special reunion edition of the magazine, which features the original casts of some of the most influential and memorable films and TV shows of all time including Back to the Future and Scream. Below we’ve got some video of the stars from Peter Jackson’s Oscar winning epic as they do a photo shoot and interview for the magazine’s special issue. Take a look…

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Is it wrong that out of all the fun and inciteful info these guys share during this video, I’m more interested in their escapades with Ian McKellen? He sounds like the best person to hang out with. He taught those boys how to live and have fun. Aside from that, it was cool to hear about their journey as friends and co-stars, especially their joint hate of the hobbit’s hairy feet. According to Astin, they were “claustrophobic.”

The first Lord of the Rings film hit theaters in 2001 but production began in 1999, when little Elijah Wood was still a teenager. And oddly enough, he still looks like one today.

What do you think of the Lord of the Rings reunion?