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After 11 episodes, we're now in a mid-season hiatus. No news yet on when new episodes will resume.

 

In the meantime, we now have the three Equestria Girls specials to look forward to, one per week and each of them the same length as an episode. The first one will be on tomorrow (based on what I've heard, the one I'll be most looking forward to is the third one, which will be two weeks from now).


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If you know where to look on streaming sites, Australia actually aired episodes 12 and 13 this week before their hiatus break, and fans got recordings. I might go check it out myself, because I was particularly interested in those episodes.

 

I actually didn't know the EqD specials were happening, I'll have to look those up!

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After 11 episodes, we're now in a mid-season hiatus. No news yet on when new episodes will resume.

Yeah, it's torture, especially since we're two episodes away from an episode I REALLY want to see

 

 

Namely, the one about Applejack's parents.

 

 

Despite that, the majority of the season seven episodes have been pretty awesome. I liked the introduction of Daybreaker, though I was somewhat disappointed at their failure to include or even allude to Luna's personal guard while Celestia was handling Luna's duties; it's like they're determined to pretend that those guys never happened. I'm also curious as to how Daybreaker might make a return appearance-she's way too cool not to show up again.


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If you know where to look on streaming sites, Australia actually aired episodes 12 and 13 this week before their hiatus break, and fans got recordings. I might go check it out myself, because I was particularly interested in those episodes.

 

I actually didn't know the EqD specials were happening, I'll have to look those up!

 

Although I'll confess that I have seen them, I will also prefer to watch them when they officially air in America. You see, the problem with foreign broadcasts of shows made in America is that, due to the slightly different framerate (I don't remember the exact numbers) at which broadcasting is done in Europe (and apparently Australia too), the result is that an episode broadcasted (and recorded) there has a slightly higher audio pitch (typically very easy to notice in the intro, since that's always going to be in every single episode and thus easy to notice when something's different in such a very familiar part). So basically, if you would rather watch these episodes in ideal quality (and not listen to everyone in slightly higher voices), then you'll just have to wait for the American broadcast, with its proper speed and audio.

 

Anyway, as for the Equestria Girls specials, the first one was on last Saturday, and the second will be this Saturday, with the third and final one the week after that.


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Big news, the MLP movie trailer just hit! Pretty crazy stuff.

 

 

Although I'll confess that I have seen them, I will also prefer to watch them when they officially air in America. You see, the problem with foreign broadcasts of shows made in America is that, due to the slightly different framerate (I don't remember the exact numbers) at which broadcasting is done in Europe (and apparently Australia too), the result is that an episode broadcasted (and recorded) there has a slightly higher audio pitch

I didn't actually know this issue until I watched the episodes, but yeah it was really noticeable. It's not due to a framerate difference so much as when other countries speed up the episode slightly to fit their network's timeslots or to fit in more ads.

 

I'm usually one to wait to watch things until they air, like when Steven Universe episodes release early, but in this case since episode 13 was one I was really looking forward to, I broke down and watched it.

I did luckily manage to find an upload of Episode 13 (The Perfect Pear) that was captured at the correct speed and pitch, and I'm glad because this was probably my favorite episode all season. Feels ramped up to 11.

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This trailer was amazing-I love the fact that they're going to include a bunch of background/supporting characters in it in true MLP fashion. Also liking the look of the redesigned Canterlot castle; it's about time Luna got a throne of her own. I must say the Storm King is...surprising; I wasn't expecting him to be quite so cheery. Then again, I suppose the series has already done intense male villains in the forms of Sombra and Tirek, even if Sombra has been-at least so far as the comics are concerned-redeemed.

 

I am super stoked for the Perfect Pair.


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Check this out:

https://www.equestriadaily.com/2017/06/3700-piece-lego-rainbow-dash.html

 

It's a 3700 piece Lego MoC of Rainbow Dash! According to the link, this model took over a year to create, and it will be displayed this weekend at "Bricktastic" in Manchester, UK.


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Rest of season 7 starts up August 5 and will continue airing past the premier of the movie.


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Yes, new episodes will be resuming next Saturday, with episodes 12 and 13 both on the same day, one right after the other. After that, it'll be back to the standard schedule of one every Saturday.


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So the Perfect Pear was one of the most amazing episodes of the series in my opinion. Not as hot on the other new episodes, though it was nice to see Ember again.


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You may have already heard about it by now, but the My Little Pony Movie is now out in theaters.

 

Personally, I won't be going out to see it (I'm far more reluctant to let others know of my interest in this series than I am of my love of Lego and thus why I had no problem going to see the Ninjago movie), but I do hope to eventually see it in some other more privately accessible way, though it probably won't be for months.


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You may have already heard about it by now, but the My Little Pony Movie is now out in theaters.

 

Personally, I won't be going out to see it (I'm far more reluctant to let others know of my interest in this series than I am of my love of Lego and thus why I had no problem going to see the Ninjago movie), but I do hope to eventually see it in some other more privately accessible way, though it probably won't be for months.

Well, I can say it's a pretty awesome film-I took my niece and nephew to see it. It's not the perfect movie, but enjoyable nonetheless.

 

And now we're a week away from the finale of season 7.


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I'm waiting for the Blu-ray to come out before I watch it. Not worth risking a trip to the cinema on my own for it.


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And so another hiatus begins.


~In monochrome melodies~
~Our tears are painted in red~
~Deep inside we're nothing more~
~Than scions and sinners~

~In the rain~
~Do light and darkness fade~

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And so another hiatus begins.

Yep-gotta wait until next year for more animation goodness, including Chrysalis and-apparently-a return by Tirek.


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For those of you willing to watch Equestria Girls, the hiatus is already over. The first episode of the new series is now available on Hasbro's YouTube channel. (This will be the only time I'll post the video link, as I'm sure that when new episodes come out each week, it'll be rather easy to find them from the first one.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEAXo2sxqTI

 

Oh, and I just realized that I forgot to mention the progress I've made on my fanfiction series, LEGO Equestria Girls. I finished the fourth story a few months ago, and once again I plan on writing another one next year. As usual, I'll post links to all the main stories in my series so far.

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/166077/lego-equestria-girls

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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/313995/lego-equestria-girls-3

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/363315/lego-equestria-girls-4


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The key word there is "willing".

 

So with the revelation that Tirek will apparently be returning in the upcoming season, it seems to me that a pattern has been established, consciously or unconsciously, with regards to the introductions of major villains in the franchise. By major I'm talking villains who were so bad that they debuted in a two-part episode and/or were defeated in a two part episode-not one time troublemakers like Lightning Dust or briefly escalating nuisances like Trixie. The pattern seems to be this: major villains introduced in odd-numbered seasons seem to end up being redeemed or eliminated (either way they're done being a villain) while major villains introduced in even-numbered seasons survive to make a pest of themselves down the road-in ANOTHER even numbered season:

  • Season 1: Nightmare Moon is introduced but cleansed by the Elements of Harmony in the series premier, and thereafter confined to flashbacks, nightmares, illusions, alternate timelines, and the occasional comic appearance that ends with her quickly reverting back to Luna form.
  • Season 2: Discord is introduced but defeated, and starts on the path to redemption in season 3. Queen Chrysalis and the Changelings are also introduced but expelled by Shining Armor and Princess Cadance's combined magic.
  • Season 3: King Sombra is introduced but is quickly defeated; if you confine yourself to the animated series he is for all intents and purposes dead at this point, whereas the comics featured his return followed quickly by his redemption.
  • Season 4: Tirek is introduced but eventually defeated and returned to Tartarus. Discord also makes a return to his antagonist role in season 4, both with his instigation of/apathy towards the whole Plunderseeds situation and his later alliance with Tirek. However, he does break the pattern somewhat-what else do you expect from the Spirit of Chaos?-by actually becoming a redeemed character, albeit a mischievous one.
  • Season 5: Starlight Glimmer is introduced, and actually becomes the first villain to appear in two different two-parters, but these serve to bookend the same season and result in Starlight being redeemed. The other major villains from previous seasons also make brief appearances, but these are confined to brief appearances in presumably nullified alternate timelines.
  • Season 6: Chrysalis and the Changelings make their return after an absence of FOUR SEASONS (not counting The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2), but their return culminates in the majority of the Changelings choosing to share love and Chrysalis being deposed as their leader.
  • Season 7: The Pony of Shadows is introduced as a full-fledged villain rather than a Headless Horse/Olden Pony type fable, but proves to be a Unicorn possessed by darkness. That darkness is separated from him by the Elements of Harmony and trapped in limbo, leaving the Unicorn himself as a redeemed character.
  • Season 8: Chrysalis will be returning after a much shorter absence, but also minus her previous entourage, and Tirek will be returning after being absent for FOUR SEASON-funny how that seemed to be his and Chrysalis' magic number.

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In addition to the new Equestria Girls shorts that have been coming out on YouTube once every week, there will also be a one-hour special episode of Equestria Girls that'll premier on February 17, so just one month from now. Based on the preview I've seen, it looks like it'll be a very interesting one.


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The Equestria Girls one-hour special, "Forgotten Friendship", was on yesterday. I was able to watch it and I have to say, it was definitely one of the most thrilling installments in the series I've seen.

 

In addition to the Equestria Girls shorts on YouTube that are still ongoing, we also now have confirmation that Season 8 of the main show will begin on March 24, so just over one month left to go before we see new episodes.


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The premier of Season 8 was on today. Has anyone here seen it yet? I thought it was a nice way to set up the rather interesting new direction the show will be going in for this season.


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If there's anyone still around on this forum who watches this show, I'd like to point out a couple things. First of all, there was a second one-hour Equestria Girls special called "Rollercoaster of Friendship" that was on a couple weeks ago. And second, the second half of Season 8 will begin on August 4, less than two weeks from now, with two new episodes on the same day.


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No idea if there's still anyone here who's interested in this show, but I might as well at least mention what's new lately. First of all, the Equestria Girls series on YouTube recently finished only a couple weeks ago, but I've heard that a second season (and a couple more one-hour specials) will be coming out sometime relatively soon. As for the main show, the finale of Season 8 was on last week, and it sure was quite an interesting turn of events. (Edit: I forgot to mention, there will also be a one-hour holiday special next week, so that should be interesting to see.)

 

Since no one here has really said anything at all about Season 8 up to this point, I might as well be the one to explain a few things. The theme of this season has been the "School of Friendship" created and run by Twilight and her friends. Some episodes this season focused on a particular group of six students attending that school: Sandbar the earth pony, Gallus the griffin, Smolder the dragon, Yona the yak, Ocellus the changeling, and Sliverstream the hippogriff. These six students (often referred to by fans as either the Young Six or the Student Six) have turned out to be some interesting characters, and I really liked seen them this season.

 

In fact, my favorite episode this season (and probably one of my favorites of the entire series) was episode 22, "What Lies Beneath", when the six students end up trapped in a cave beneath the school and separately have to face illusions of their greatest fears in order to escape. Part of the reason I liked that episode so much is that as I watched it, I just couldn't help but be reminded of certain parts of the Bionicle G1 storyline (particularly late 2006), so I felt that it was nice that this show has lately been going in directions not too different from the Bionicle stories I had followed ten years earlier.

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For anyone still following this topic, I'd like to mention that the new season of Equestria Girls shorts on YouTube just started, with each new one coming out every Friday. I'll post a link here of the playlist, so you can watch all of whatever has already come out, no matter how late you might be to see this.

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNXV9Mb7egjH1c75ywYPFsZUm_TDYMQzD


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Just a further update, a third one-hour Equestria Girls special called "Spring Breakdown" was on last Saturday. (If the the two specials from last year are anything to go by, then it will later be officially uploaded to YouTube in parts within the coming weeks, so don't worry if you missed the full premiere.)

 

In addition, Season 9 of the main show will premiere in just a couple days from now. Most notably of all, it has been officially confirmed that this will also be the final season of this show. Yes, that's right, the show of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic will finally come to an end with the finale of Season 9 at a yet-to-be-determined time later this year. (Considering that this is a Bionicle forum, I think it's interesting to note that Bionicle's original run lasted from 2001 to 2010, while MLP:FiM will have lasted from 2010 to 2019, so that's a nine year run for both of them in back-to-back decades. Kind of makes you wonder what the next big thing will be in the upcoming decade.)


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Episode 13 was on last Saturday, and as with previous seasons, this means a mid-season hiatus for the next few weeks. However, there's a couple other things to look forward to. This coming Saturday will be the "Rainbow Roadtrip" one-hour special, which will be animated in the same style as the movie, so that should be interesting to watch. Also, the next Equestria Girls one-hour special, "Sunset's Backstage Pass", will be on July 27, so that'll be a month from now. No official word yet on when the second half of Season 9 will begin, but I assume it'll be the week after that Equestria Girls special, which would make it August 3.


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Okay, now that the forums are back, a quick update for anyone still paying any attention to this topic.

 

As I had expected, the second half of Season 9 started the week after Sunset's Backstage Pass (which I really liked, due to how it portrayed Sunset Shimmer caught in a time loop). New episodes are still showing every Saturday (the most recent one being episode 20 this weekend), with the series finale being a three-part special (24 & 25 being a two-part episode, followed by 26 as a kind of epilogue episode) that will be on October 12. Also, the day before the premiere of the finale will be a behind-the-scenes special about the show, so that should be interesting to see. As for Equestria Girls, apparently production on that series ended at around the same time as the pony series, so it looks like that'll be ending this year as well (though it's been said Sunset's Backstage Pass is the final hour-long special (hardly an appropriate series finale like the pony series will be getting), there's apparently a holiday special that's yet to be officially announced, so we'll have to wait and see what that'll be about).


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Seeing as there has still been no additional comments on this topic, and with both My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Equestria Girls now officially finished, this could possibly be the last comment this topic might ever see.

 

Anyway, the series finale of MLP:FiM was last month. For those who haven't payed any attention, the theme of Season 9 was Celestia and Luna decide to retire as rulers of Equestria and prepare Twilight Sparkle to take their place (who in turn prepares Starlight Glimmer to take over the School of Friendship). The season started with all four remaining (not reformed) villains summoned together by a new villain named Grogar, who wants them all to work together to finally beat the heroes. However, King Sombra chooses to go it alone and is ultimately defeated, but not before destroying the Tree of Harmony and its Elements. At the end of the season, we have the final battle between the forces of good and evil (I'm not sure if anyone reading this wants to avoid spoilers, so I'll refrain from saying much more). And that final epilogue episode basically gives us a glimpse of what life is like for the main ponies many years in the future. I'm telling you, that final episode, "The Last Problem" is definitely among my favorites of the entire series.

 

As for Equestria Girls, the holiday special that was on just over a week ago was actually a collection of six shorts (each about seven minutes long, making them more than twice as long as all the other shorts seen over the last two years). It's unknown if there will be anything new coming out next year, but since one of the production companies involved has confirmed they are no longer working on this series, it seems very likely that Equestria Girls is also over (despite not getting a proper finale like FiM got).

 

Finally, the only definitely confirmed piece of future content is the next movie, which is scheduled to be out in theaters on September 24, 2021, and is supposedly meant to be the start of the upcoming G5 pony series, so it'll be quite a while before we see anything new.

 

Regardless, this incredible fandom lives on, and I believe it will continue to thrive strongly for many years to come.


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Huh, I've been gone longer than I thought. Kudos to you for keeping this thread going with your updates.

I remember when I got into MLP:FiM. It was 2011. The new episode everyone was talking about was Luna Eclipsed. A lot of people on here had pony avatars, and I thought it was all just a joke until I saw the topic. I started watching the show regularly, and one weekend I marathoned all of Season 1 and Season 2 until Luna Eclipsed. It was glorious. When did I stop watching the show? I think it was sometime after the Starlight Glimmer stuff. The last major episode I saw was the Pony of Shadows thing, with the little grey one who turned evil because he thought the pony hero team was getting more attention, or something. I honestly don't remember. I still liked it, but it was getting hard for me to continue to be excited every time a world-ending threat appeared, because there had just been so many of them by that point. It's like the Pokémon movies. Has Ash ever visited a town and NOT ended up saving the world? How is he not a world-famous celebrity by now? And if he's still 10 years old, he's saving the world, like, at least once a month. That's why my favorite MLP episode is the one where Princess Cadence visits Twilight, and Twilight wants a slow, relaxing day, but Discord ends up sending them on a superfluous adventure, which Cadence enjoys because her everyday life is so boring. That was a funny subversion. But I guess it's inevitable for any long-form serial to develop this problem. I hope I have the time and means to catch up someday. I still love the show, I really do. I'm just so busy. Fluttershy is still best pony, and Luna is still best princess. I'm peripherally aware of who/what Flurry Heart is. I'm wondering if anyone else has been keeping up. I'd like to read other people's experiences with it recently, and how the BIONICLE/MLP fandom has fared as a whole since 20-who-knows-when.


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