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Yeah, I don't have high hopes that we'll see Lightning Dust again.
It just strikes me as odd to see so many accusations that the show is rehashing prior episodes, then turn around and see someone cite the show's unwillingness to rehash as a reason to criticize this episode.
If I had to guess on possible Season 9 episodes:
Edited by Zennistrad on Sep 10th 2018 at 7:18:19 AM
It's not that this show specifically being unwilling to rehash that's in some way a problem. It's that short of rebooting, you can't get a do-over on specific plot points. You can revisit themes, you can rip off the basic structure of the episode, but you can't just do the episode again, but right.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a rehash of A New Hope. But it's not A New Hope, but right. You can't just make a new Star Wars movie, slot it into the same timeline, and have it be about Luke meeting Obi-Wan and blowing up the Death Star but told differently. You have to commit to a reboot first. Once the story's told, it can never be told again without resetting your continuity and starting over.
That's not a flaw of the show. That's just the nature of continuity structure. You can't unwrite an episode and do the events over again. So when I see an episode that touches on really important material but does so inadequately, completely ruining that material in the process, it bothers me. Much more than episodes that never had a lot of potential in the first place.
Edited by TobiasDrake on Sep 10th 2018 at 5:55:35 AM
My predictions for season 9:
Edited by MetaFour on Sep 10th 2018 at 7:15:53 AM
"That 'Fluttershy becomes a dragon' episode there were rumors of in Season 3".
Those season 9 speculations remind me a bit about the silly "season 8 spoilers" people made up as a joke back when there were only three seasons.
Didn't some of those come true?
It was a long time ago but I remember rumors circulating about it being a planned episode from Season 3 that Fluttershy would get transformed into a dragon. (This was back when "being afraid of big dragons" was more of a thing with her.)
It never came to pass, and it's unclear whether it was actually planned at all, but that was a minor thing that came and went, IIRC.
I don't remember, but I'd be surprised, given that they were deliberately outlandish.
A hypothetical episode I could see:
I have no idea. I was just making up stuff I thought would be funny.
Sounds like someone's playing Monopony.
do not pass go dont collect 200 whatever they use as currency and go straight to the moon
Bits, IIRC. And as a programmer, I'm a yuge fan of it. But out of curiosity, when there's 8 of them is it a byte? When there's 1024, does it become a kilobit? We need some powers-of-2 consistency.
Nah, eight bits adds up to one Spanish dollar.
Nopony knows why they're called "Spanish dollars".
still think horse shoes as currency is funnier
Ten bits makes a bridle. Ten bridles make a blinder.
...what kind of "bits" are we talking about, exactly?
The golden coins ponies pay each other with. They're called bits.
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No joke, I'd love an episode where Starlight becomes a dragon or something. I bet she'd be really cute.
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