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  1. Just had another idea. On top of there being the rebooted version of FiM, there could also be a separate show alongside it, being inspired by the Guardians of Harmony toy line. GoH would basically be about high stakes adventures, while FiM would be about character building. Each season in GoH would have its own contained plot and villains, similar to the show 24's serialized structure. FiM's two-parters would still be more plot driven than the regular episodes (while still developing the relationships of the characters), but nothing world changing like GoH's seasons would be. Stories like Princess Trixie Sparkle would be equivalent of what GoH's seasons would be like. Character development would play a big part in GoH on just as much as action and conflict. A season of GoH would take place after the last season of FiM, and vice versa.

    Also, the series premiere would be a 120 (at least) minute long film retelling the return of Nightmare Moon.

  2. Let's say after the show ends, a "by bronies, for bronies" version of FiM would be made, starting the show from scratch. What kinds of things do you think such a show should have?

    Me personally, while it would still keep the slice of life aspect, it could have more adventure stuff than the actual show. It could also do away with any kid's show tropes and act a bit more mature with its themes. There could be more Celestia and Luna episodes, as well as Equestria being explored more. Villains like Nightmare Moon, Discord, Chrysalis, and King Sombra could have a lot more dept, as well as more new villains not introduced in the show. Also, Cadence could be a Pegasus instead of an alicorn and a different color besides pink, Twilight also being an alicorn at the end of the show.

  3. This show has done a lot during its nine year run. Still, it's had its flaws throughout its existence. What different things do you think would've made the show better? Me personally, I think the show's world has been a bit too cutesy, and that some of the stories had been a tad bit too childish. Maybe there could've been some better creature designs (the Bugbear was absolutely ridiculous), and many of the songs could've been something other than pop music.

  4. Back when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers came out back in the 90s, everyone went nuts over it. But after later Power Rangers shows came out, it became less and less popular by every passing year. Point is, it feels like that future MLP generations will have less fans than the last. Even though they'd have a dedicated (but niche) fandom, all the big creators in this fandom we know and love would more than likely have moved on to other fandoms and future fandoms won't have anywhere near as much creators. The thought of such a thing depresses me, but seems very likely, at least to me. What about you?

  5. Granted, so far I've like episodes 1-2 and 4, and thought 3 was ok (if not random). But recently I've seen Moliminous's reviews of the episodes, and I think he makes good points.

    All it did was make me think of the state of the show's writing quality. It's not often that people in the fandom acknowledge the flaws of the episodes and would just blindly praise it. It also makes me think that the episodes this season really are mediocre and we just don't realize it. What are your thoughts?

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  6. 23 minutes ago, Sepul-Coloratura said:

    Maybe not just them getting out, but why they decided to get out in a first place might be more important, I think.

    Well I do know why McCarthy and Rogers got out. McCarthy moved to a higher position in Hasbro and Rogers went to work for Disney. Still, that could've happened just a few years later. It was just so sudden for it to happen right when the show was doing so well.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Sepul-Coloratura said:

    It is very hard for any kind of successful series of any kind of art form to maintain the quality it once had. Look at any franchises, and you will find very little made it to the end. Either it got ugly, mediocre, cut short or got cancelled. But is it OK to be that way because most of them are? No.

    It didn't have to be this way though, the next few seasons after 5 still could've had the veteran writers. Megan McCarthy, M.A. Larson, Amy Keating Rogers, Natasha Levinger. Instead they get replaced by inferior writers, which is what got the show to where it is.

  8. Just now, Nsxile said:

    The quality of the episodes were certainly worse in season 6 and 8 than other seasons, but I'm not sure if I'd attribute that Haber, considering the worst episodes of those seasons seemed to be from new writers. Also I'm not entirely sure you could tie all of the blame to Haber for the direction of 6 and 8, considering higher management probably had more of a say in what direction the show went, considering it is owned by a toy company. Also the season 7 finale was written by Haber and that was an excellent finale. Admittedly though, he certainly should have had much better quality control of the writing of those episodes and the general ideas and details of it, rather then just seemingly approving whatever was written...

    I personally think the new writers are just as much to blame, and the reason we had those writers in the first place was because the veteran writers jumped ship.

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    1 hour ago, Zantetsuken said:

    I wouldn't say season 6 and 8 are objectively the worst in the show because there is no factual basis for that argument other than personal opinion, but i do agree with that opinion

    my short answer to the question is Yes and no 

    The story editor is basically the show runner for that season so he's basically got a hand in every script
    I hated most episodes of season 6 and part of me wants to forget season 8 entirely. Very few redeeming episodes in season 8, there were like only 2 or 3.
    for comparison's sake I'd say season 6 had about 5 strong redeeming episodes

    He's okay when it comes to writing normal episodes and in cases like Shadow Play, downright great. But with him story editing helm, a lot of the episodes just seem to lack polish

    Now is Josh Haber completely at fault for the show's decline? no not really. Has the show even gotten that bad? season 9 (so far) tells me no LOL

    I think an equal amount of blame can and should be placed on less talented writers who are new to the show and just write TERRIBLE EPISODES. The most clear example being season 8's Non-Compete Clause written by Kim Bryer Johnson, it's clear to me she has no business (or in my opinion talent) writing pony but she's still on the writing staff... for some reason.

    So in closing is Josh Haber the root cause of the decline? yes most likely. But is it just him? no I don't think so. You have to look at the pool of writers as well. 

    That's my piece.

    Plus the fact that most of the writers in Season 5 are no longer in the show. They could've had a bit more commitment

    55 minutes ago, FlareGun45 said:

    Well here's the thing.... things got outta control ever since Meghan McCarthy left. It seemed that when she was writing for the show, there was a more subtle plan and a good balance between characters. Season 4 was pretty much the show's prime! Season 5 was alright, but not really the best mostly cause it was Spike's worst season. Season 6 fixed Spike, but made most of the Mane Six useless. Season 7 was great for the Mane Six, but they underdid Spike again, and most of the attention was brought to Starlight! Season 8 did balance the characters out but most of the episodes containing the Mane 7 were underwelming, and then the Student 6 pretty much took over. 

    Now that season 9 is here, I'm not sure what's gonna happen. Will they finish the character's arcs as planned, or will they be cheated again? Meghan McCarthy shouldn've left! I'm proud that she's become Hasbro's Head of Development, but it was her departure that ruined things! She shoulda insured the show would go off smoothly

    Had she still been at the helm, the later seasons would've been a lot better.

    42 minutes ago, TheAnimationFanatic said:

    Honestly, I think that the show has gotten better since Lauren Faust's departure in Season 2. More ambitious, more emotional. Seasons 4, 5, and 7 are the show's best. Seasons 6 and 8 aren't quite as good but are still good nonetheless.

    Yes, but 6 and 8 would've been better if the people I mentioned were still around.

  10. So FiM is finally ending after 9 seasons. However, while G5 is airing, I think it'd be nice if G4 continued as a series of movies. A couple of films coming out each year each with different storylines. One film could be a political intrigue story, another could be a whodunit type story, and another could be about dark Twilight Sparkle.

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  11. On ‎3‎/‎7‎/‎2019 at 7:37 AM, Dark defender said:

    If the leaks are true, I don't think I'll be that interested, I don't like the idea of traveling to different worlds,dimensions etc

    Why not? If each generation was in the same world with slightly different tweaks then it'd get boring. It's nice for each gen to be new and fresh.

  12. 42 minutes ago, Flutterstep said:

    That’s how vast the genre is. You’ve got your mature rated content, then you’ve got movies for younger audiences like racing, war films, superhero movies and animated kids films - all categorised as action/adventure.

    Not to mention tons of fantasy and sci fi films.

    16 minutes ago, Denim&Venom said:

    Unrelated, but aren't horror and thriller the same? 

    Not really. Horror relies and fear and shock, while thriller relies on suspense and twists-and-turns.

  13. Which of these genres do you think have the most appeal and popularity by the general audience? Personally, I'm going to go with action/adventure. All of the most popular franchises fall into action/adventure, many of which are fantasy, science fiction, and superhero. Action/adventure to me has the most complex story structures, and you can put any of the other genres in them (granted, you can do the same with the other genres, but they have a more specific plot structure).

  14. When I saw the leaks, it looked like the altered Mane 6 designs were being to be for specials made by Boulder Media. Since we got a second of footage for Rainbow Road Trip, it looks like that's not the case, and that the altered Mane 6 is going to indeed be for G5. How do you feel about that? Are you fine with an alternate Mane 6 for G5, or do you think it should have a brand new main cast?