No we didn’t see a different version of the video, the image on the TV is fake.
David, his son, and I showed up for the event. It was good to see how many people showed up. There is not much I can say that will not be covered in the audio file I recorded of the event. After what you hear in the file is over, we all stood in line and got Sean to sign whatever we had purchased or brought. I personally purchased a copy of the film book and had Sean sign my Decipher card of Sam.
David with son Benjamin and Sean Astin.
Photo: Calisuri of theonering.net
During the “making of” video, we heard Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin) recite some lines from his “euology” poem about Gandalf, which obviously made it into the movie:
The finest rockets ever seen:
they burst in stars of blue and green.
Also, when asked which scenes he thought he “nailed,” Sean discussed a scene in which he was cooking a meal outdoors for Frodo. Suddenly, they hear Elves walking by, and the two hobbits quickly climb a tree to watch them walking in the distance, all shimmering. Sam sadly says that the Elves are leaving Middle-earth, but he doesn’t know why. Apparently, this is the extend of the encounter with Gildor Inglorion and company in the films.
Finally, after telling the film crews to turn off their cameras, Sean displayed the tattoo he and the other Fellowship cast members received. I’ll leave it to you to guess which part of his body it is on!