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@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, the rising stars are the Greens, especially in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:06 PM)

Also, a surprising number of voters showed up to the polls, all across the EU. Which is a good sign.

@  Nevermore : (26 May 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Soooo. Another election day is over. Less stressful than the last one, at least.

@  Nevermore : (25 May 2019 - 05:09 PM)

Oooookay, Babylon Berlin. That's gotta be Plot Convenient News Urgent Edition or something.

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2019 - 12:03 PM)

I had no idea the beeb was renting out the dr.who writting staff to hollywood.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 11:50 AM)

A poodle, some clouds, and a giant drop of water

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 May 2019 - 05:53 AM)

Was that the one where he fights gamma mutant poodles?

@  unluckiness : (25 May 2019 - 03:14 AM)

The CG in that movie was fantastic. Shame Donkey and Fiona were written out of the movie though.

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:20 AM)

Don't worry, though. Ang Lee's Hulk has made it, so if physical media goes this year we can all die happy

@  TM2-Megatron : (25 May 2019 - 01:12 AM)

It's not on 4K yet. Sure would be nice, though

@  Pennpenn : (25 May 2019 - 12:56 AM)

Probably, when I remember to.

@  Telly : (24 May 2019 - 11:11 PM)

you should buy it on bluray or 4k

@  Pennpenn : (24 May 2019 - 09:56 PM)

It's still not up on netflix. Bah!

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:26 PM)

We named the dog "Indiana".

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 May 2019 - 03:25 PM)

Happy 30 years to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 01:35 PM)

Truly they are the compleat package.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 May 2019 - 01:24 PM)

Made from the metallized ashes of their previous enemies.

@  MEDdMI : (24 May 2019 - 07:40 AM)

They fight you with sparkles.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2019 - 03:40 AM)

Phyrexians are the bishie-est.

@  unluckiness : (24 May 2019 - 12:29 AM)

That's why they always wear long sleeved shirts and long pants

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2019 - 11:36 PM)

Everybody knows the most bishie thing about any bishie is his exposed sinew.

@  MEDdMI : (23 May 2019 - 10:04 PM)

*looks up the humanoid slivers* ...really? People were calling those bishies?

@  TheMightyMol... : (23 May 2019 - 12:45 PM)

Have they made a sliver planeswalker yet?

@  RichardT1977 : (23 May 2019 - 10:29 AM)

"DECOMPOSE!"

@  Paladin : (23 May 2019 - 06:29 AM)

will they next evolve into Inhumanoids?

@  Ashley : (23 May 2019 - 02:42 AM)

the original slivers were spikey monsters. then the evolved into humanoids. now they're back to spikey bug monsters.

@  MEDdMI : (22 May 2019 - 10:42 PM)

Wait. Slivers were bishies???

@  unluckiness : (22 May 2019 - 10:40 PM)

They haven't necessarily looped yet. It's possible they're stuck in "yaoi anatomy"

@  Ashley : (22 May 2019 - 10:35 PM)

I think Slivers in MTG have crossed the bishonen line and looped back around to monstrous

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 09:48 PM)

Maxi, provigo, loblaws.

@  RichardT1977 : (22 May 2019 - 09:42 PM)

Which store brand is it?

@  wonko the sane? : (22 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

I need to buy more "no name" foods. This pizza is freaking awesome.

@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)

SEND THE BOOKS!!

@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.


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#1 RC85747

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:31 PM

Thought this new place could use a forum in order to reflect on the past of MLP. Remember Humans? Witches? Trolls? Sea Ponies? Remember when ponies could not be taken seriously as an obsession? I barely saw any of it, but you might have.

Remember, the past isn't even past.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:24 AM

Before Friendship is Magic I tried to forget that My Little Pony existed. I still try to forget that stuff from before existed. FiM is pretty much the only value ever derived from the franchise.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:17 PM

I grew up watching the original series on Disney channel every afternoon. Though I don't remember a whole lot of episodes. I remember they seemed to constantly be under attack from various baddies, though.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:20 PM



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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:08 PM

I watched some of the original show back when I was very young due to having an older sister, but just barely remembered it. After I fell in love with FiM, I scavenged around online and watched the whole original series. Overall it's not what I would call great, but it has its moments and is a fun watch.

It's got a few suprisingly dark villians , including an immortal demon goat who is trying to enslave Dream Valley and a horned-centaur creature who transforms ponies into horrible mindless beasts and plans to create a night that never ends. Even the less dark villians are pretty heinous, like a penguin who has decided that anyone who can't survive arctic conditions doesn't deserve to live, a woman with a possible addiction to a power enhancing potion who threatens to throw a baby pony into a chasm, a woman who tries to steal baby ponies to make them pets, a witch who steals the youth and magic of ponies to make herself younger....it's all definitely not what I would have thought 80's pony villans would be like. Dream Valley is always a justiposition between cute pony antics and someone trying to kill, enslave, or make all the ponies miserable. It's frankly suprising the ponies aren't all gone.

There's some silly episodes, of course, and many of the villains are swayed by the power of friendship, but it's fun regardless. There's a large cast, but everyone has their own personality, and you eventually get to the point where you can actually keep everyone's name straigt.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 06:36 PM

I found Rescue at Midnight Castle (Pilot for the first G1 series) rather interesting to watch - it's quite revealing how many concepts and character types were carried over to FiM. Of course it's not 'Great' - by modern (Well, not just modern...) standards, the pacing is fantastically poor, character- and plot-development happen in a 'Ten Seconds Flat' fashion, and the 'Throw in a human kid so the kids can relate to the show' concept that never, ever works because kids don't want to be kids when thinking about the show's fictional universe, they want to be [Enter badass character here] is of course well and truly alive (It was back then and apparently still is, looking at Transformers: Prime... One wonders how FiM managed to avoid this). At the very least, you'd have thought that they'd make it a two-parter, considering the immense amount of content in the episode. As it is, plot/ character development/ introductions are ridiculously rushed.

Still, I certainly don't consider the time spent watching it wasted. It's not - at least not by eighties' cartoon standards - a bad episode, and it gives some really interesting background on just how much of the FiM pilot in particular was, in reality, based on G1. Not just character concepts, but also plot et al.

And the permanently-heard 'It was too cute/ girly/ non-violent' complaint concerning older pony generation cartoons is well and truly demolished for the first series. It's quite a bit more, not less terrifying than FiM.

And the earworms. Can't forget the earworms. Shoo be doo, shoo shoo be doo o/

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 07:03 PM

QUOTE(Rezo @ Aug 7 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(One wonders how FiM managed to avoid this).


From what I heard, it was one element of the show that Faust was totally inflexible about (thank gog). No humans, no way, no how.


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Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE(Pennpenn @ Aug 8 2011, 08:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

QUOTE(Rezo @ Aug 7 2011, 06:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
(One wonders how FiM managed to avoid this).


From what I heard, it was one element of the show that Faust was totally inflexible about (thank gog). No humans, no way, no how.






if only Transformer show producers had the same amount of backbone

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

Probably fiddlier to keep the humans out in Transformers, though. With Pony things you can distance most elements from humans. With Transformers, the need to usually set it on a modern-ish Earth so that the vehicle modes are (mostly) modern and thus appealing to the audience, it's just inevitable that humans are going to get involved at some point. After that, you can't get rid of the little buggers.

The fact that the humans are generally badly implimented is irrelevant.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:06 PM

The pilot episode, Rescue at Midnight Castle, was by far the best episode of the entire G1 series. The animation style for the ponies and even Megan was really good for an 80's cartoon. I really liked Megan's Ranch style clothes she wore during this pilot episode and the ponies had a lot of good detail in how they were drawn and animated.



The villain, Tirek, was IMO the best villain of the series. It's too bad he only lasted in the pilot episode. I hope that he makes a future appearance in FiM.


But then the animation style went to scrap when Escape from Catrina (the second episode before the movie) aired. The ponies and even Megan were very poorly drawn in comparison to the pilot episode.

And then, the movie came out with the rest of the series following it. The animation style was just as bad as "Escape From Catrina" and Megan now wears frilly clothes that I never cared much for. She is also accompanied by her younger sister and brother. (Note the camera Megan is holding? You know this show is old when you see a camera that uses the old flash cubes. My mom had one of those!)


I didn't mind much the difference in animation style in comparison to the pilot episode when I watched that old G1 series back in the 80's with my little sister. But now, everything from Escape From Catrina, the Movie, and the rest of the G1 series just bugs the crap out of me. The ponies are fatter, have smaller ears, and basically look like malnourished hippos that sound like they have a head cold.

However, the pilot episode "Rescue at Midnight Castle" remains far superior in animation quality than all the rest of the series that followed it in the 80's. The music, animation, and story (as short as it was) is top notch, IMO, for an old 80's cartoon. I just wish the rest of the G1 series had followed that same quality.

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:07 PM

I never seen the G1 ponies, but seeing how they were made back in the 80s before any real standard of what a cartoon should be was expected, having a dark element wasn't unheard of. Before they realized dark villains might scare the kiddies. (scary, scary mightmare moon icon-screamer.gif )

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

That is one serious animation drop. Was AKOM involved? icon-fire.gif

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Posted 07 August 2011 - 11:10 PM

Ya know, when I made my posts, those pictures weren't there. >.>

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:41 AM

QUOTE(Guardian Prime @ Aug 7 2011, 10:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The pilot episode, Rescue at Midnight Castle, was by far the best episode of the entire G1 series. The animation style for the ponies and even Megan was really good for an 80's cartoon. I really liked Megan's Ranch style clothes she wore during this pilot episode and the ponies had a lot of good detail in how they were drawn and animated.

<snip images>

The villain, Tirek, was IMO the best villain of the series. It's too bad he only lasted in the pilot episode. I hope that he makes a future appearance in FiM.

<More snips>

But then the animation style went to scrap when Escape from Catrina (the second episode before the movie) aired. The ponies and even Megan were very poorly drawn in comparison to the pilot episode.

And then, the movie came out with the rest of the series following it. The animation style was just as bad as "Escape From Catrina" and Megan now wears frilly clothes that I never cared much for. She is also accompanied by her younger sister and brother. (Note the camera Megan is holding? You know this show is old when you see a camera that uses the old flash cubes. My mom had one of those!)

<OH JESUS CHRIST SNIP IT!>

I didn't mind much the difference in animation style in comparison to the pilot episode when I watched that old G1 series back in the 80's with my little sister. But now, everything from Escape From Catrina, the Movie, and the rest of the G1 series just bugs the crap out of me. The ponies are fatter, have smaller ears, and basically look like malnourished hippos that sound like they have a head cold.

However, the pilot episode "Rescue at Midnight Castle" remains far superior in animation quality than all the rest of the series that followed it in the 80's. The music, animation, and story (as short as it was) is top notch, IMO, for an old 80's cartoon. I just wish the rest of the G1 series had followed that same quality.
Odd how such a drop could occur within the same season, indeed, right between episodes one and two. There's got to be some interesting backstory on that somewhere.

Hm. You know, considering Ms. Faust's personal approach of 'Nightmare Moon is a dark force of whatever that took over Luna' (Inofficial opinion only, of course, but still), Luna's subsequent salvation included, and the fairly obvious relation of that concept to Midnight Castle's Scorpan (Spelling?), it'd be... Not all that surprising if something that references Tirek rather heavily makes an appearance in season 2.

OTOH, NMM may well be considered a merger and reinterpretation of the Scorpan/ Tirek character (Scorpan's willingness to leave his opponents alive and his eventual salvation, Tirek's motives and the manner of his eventual defeat), which would shoot that idea down.

Edited by Rezo, 08 August 2011 - 05:43 AM.


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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:57 PM

while i've never seen G1, except for the movie, (which was painful by the way), i can definitely say that it did have something going for it, with the villains mentioned earlier

i really wish those kinds of villains were aloud to exist in today's cartoons, it would really make FIM even better
oh wait they might scare the children, even though, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AFRAID OF THEM, THEY ARE VILLAINS
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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:04 PM

The pilot episode, Rescue at Midnight Castle, was by far the best episode of the entire G1 series. The animation style for the ponies and even Megan was really good for an 80's cartoon. I really liked Megan's Ranch style clothes she wore during this pilot episode and the ponies had a lot of good detail in how they were drawn and animated.
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The villain, Tirek, was IMO the best villain of the series. It's too bad he only lasted in the pilot episode. I hope that he makes a future appearance in FiM.
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But then the animation style went to scrap when Escape from Catrina (the second episode before the movie) aired. The ponies and even Megan were very poorly drawn in comparison to the pilot episode.

And then, the movie came out with the rest of the series following it. The animation style was just as bad as "Escape From Catrina" and Megan now wears frilly clothes that I never cared much for. She is also accompanied by her younger sister and brother. (Note the camera Megan is holding? You know this show is old when you see a camera that uses the old flash cubes. My mom had one of those!)
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I didn't mind much the difference in animation style in comparison to the pilot episode when I watched that old G1 series back in the 80's with my little sister. But now, everything from Escape From Catrina, the Movie, and the rest of the G1 series just bugs the crap out of me. The ponies are fatter, have smaller ears, and basically look like malnourished hippos that sound like they have a head cold.

However, the pilot episode "Rescue at Midnight Castle" remains far superior in animation quality than all the rest of the series that followed it in the 80's. The music, animation, and story (as short as it was) is top notch, IMO, for an old 80's cartoon. I just wish the rest of the G1 series had followed that same quality.

 

 

(I know this is old, but I still wanna state my opinion here)

 

I completely disagree with you about the drawing for the MLP 80's series after Rescue from Midnight Castle. I don't think it looks

 

The ponies from Escape from Catrina onward don't look like malnourished hippos (how would they even be malnourished if you said they were fatter anyway? ?___?

They look chubby to me, and what's wrong with ponies being chubby? They're cute); they still look like horses/ponies to me! Hippos would have rounder snouts and little nostrils and circular ears! Those ponies' ears there still are pointed, even if they're smaller. Look at this drawing of a hippo: http://www.drawingco...cartoon_st5.gif

 

They don't look anything like that!

 

And how would them "sounding like they had a head cold" (which they don't) or anything doing with voice acting have to do with animation/art? That's irrelevant.

 

And Megan wearing frilly clothes? This is a show meant for GIRLS, not boys.

 

And from what I've seen with people talking about the previous generations on here, come on. If it weren't for them, FiM wouldn't have existed today. FiM is not the only good thing from the My Little Pony franchise. I would also say that while the FiM ponies do look like horses/ponies, the G1s are more realistic.


Edited by Seiya Meteorite, 20 September 2015 - 08:11 AM.


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:09 PM

oh, fresh meat! :p

 

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

Wha? I don't think I've even seen this thread before! How odd. But yeah, you'll find most of the people who still romp around here have nothing but respect, if not love for G1. A small group of us even when through the entire series episode at a time. Good times. 

 

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http://www.allspark....-roundup/page-1


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Posted 19 September 2015 - 11:26 PM

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