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S01:E01+E02 - Friendship is Magic

Pilot Episode 1

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Poll: S01:E01+E02 - Friendship is Magic (155 member(s) have cast votes)

Did you like it?

  1. No I hated it! >:( (3 votes [1.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.94%

  2. I didn't like it. (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  3. Meh. It was ok. (23 votes [14.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.84%

  4. I liked it! (48 votes [30.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.97%

  5. I LOVED IT! <3 (80 votes [51.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.61%

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#1 PinkiePayne

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:34 PM

Event
MLP:FiM - Season 1 - Episode 1
10 Oct 2010 (Single Day Event)



Title: Friendship is Magic (Part 1)
Air Date: October 10, 2010
Synopsis: After attempting to warn Princess Celestia about the return of the wicked Night Mare Moon, Twilight Sparkle and Spike travel to Ponyville where they meet Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy.

Event
MLP:FiM - Season 1 - Episode 2
22 Oct 2010 (Single Day Event)



Title: Friendship is Magic (Part 2)
Air Date: October 22, 2010
Synopsis: It is up to Twilight and her new pony friends to help the Princess, but it will not be easy. Nightmare Moon challenges the ponies with individual obstacles they must overcome to find the Elements of Harmony before it is too late.
 
How do you like this one?

When I first watched it I didn't like it, lol.


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#2 hwrogers

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 07:06 PM

i think it should be edited together with the second half as a roughly 45 minute feature, hell i'd pay for that on dvd.

#3 Pony Joe

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:45 AM

I've never really liked either pilot episode. In fact, after watching them for the first time I almost decided to stop watching. Still, it had a special something to it which to this day I can't quite place, Even though the script is laughable at times and the ending moral is cheesier than... something (I was never good at analogies), it was a blast to watch,

#4 Nightfluff

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

I could've been happier with the ending of the first ep, but I was given compensation in the second one. I think the first two eps were mainly to introduce you to the characters and all their quirks and schtuffs. I think it was mainly the characters and how much they went together and how funny/nice/*insert other good trait here* they were that had me hooked.

#5 ASAP Q

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

The episode was good. :lol:

#6 hwrogers

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:27 PM

I could've been happier with the ending of the first ep, but I was given compensation in the second one. I think the first two eps were mainly to introduce you to the characters and all their quirks and schtuffs. I think it was mainly the characters and how much they went together and how funny/nice/*insert other good trait here* they were that had me hooked.


yes it was designed to introduce each character and give sufficient background for the show to pick up and roll with post-pilot. and it did that job very well i think. like i said before, i think the 2 episodes should be edited together for a 40ish minute single episode, might do that myself to learn the editing software (about to be starting a YT channel that has nothing to do with ponies) but i won't be posting it anytime soon if i do.

#7 Twi Rubix

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

Its probably me, but I think episode one feels... odd compared to the later episodes. I can't really explain it, but something about the atmosphere of the episode doesn't fit in with the later ones. And all of the Mane 6 seem to have the typical cartoon character personality with them. Even the Season 2 opener, Return to Harmony felt like it was in place. Do any of you feel the same way? I just wanna know.

#8 Cynic

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

That seems to be the general consensus. However, the first two episodes are what got me into the show, so I respect them.

#9 ASAP Q

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

The pilots of both seasons are supposed to be more serious than the rest of the episodes. It's basically there to show their character and colors. I can honestly say both premieres gave me feels.

#10 Kyronea

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:30 PM

If it felt different, it's most likely because Lauren Faust herself wrote the episode. She also wrote The Ticket Master, but didn't write any episode after that. So that's probably what makes the feel different, more than anything else.

#11 Prince Lightning Da Cute

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

Same here, i came in at the beginning of Season 2 so i had no idea that wasn't episode 1, but a week ago i tracked down the 1st one and to tell you the truth..... Even i was embrassed to see it!

#12 Kodiak

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

I'll have to go along with CynicalBrony's latter statement; I was hooked after Giggle at the Ghostie. I think that the season one pilot has the most "charm" of all the episodes. The show's trademark cuteness and story flow is at it's highest in those episodes in my opinion. Honestly, it felt strangely nostalgic watching it again a few weeks back. Almost cried when Pinkie was so welcoming and excited to see Twilight that she "threw a party just for her."

#13 Doctor XFizzle

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:32 PM

The pilots can't delve deep into a concept or idea because that time is used to gloss over all the main characters and their personalities to give viewers a little bit of context before presenting a plot (lol not that plot).

#14 Kodiak

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:37 PM

The pilots can't delve deep into a concept or idea because that time is used to gloss over all the main characters and their personalities to give viewers a little bit of context before presenting a plot (lol not that plot).


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#15 Feld0

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:38 PM


Quickie note - we already have a season 1, episode 1 discussion thread. I've merged your new one into it.

#16 Prince Lightning Da Cute

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

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Then why show me if you didn't want me to look! JK!

so if Lauren only writen tthis and Ticket master which the only one i haven't seen to date why did she stop?

#17 Sterling Crimson

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:35 AM

Personally, when I watched the pilot, I was going to quit on the show because my first impressions were cheesy, childish, and boring. However, my bro told me that it was just a pilot and that I should at least try The Ticketmaster before giving up. That's how I kept going with the show. Still, the pilot was pretty funny at some parts and it did introduce every character well.

#18 Eenohay

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:16 AM

The first episode I loved, how couldnt I? The characters all were great and it set up for a whole 26 episode adventure of finding the elements of harmony and defeating this nightmare moon. It was a little bit cliche and obvious, but the great characters made up for it. Then, disaster struck... episode 2. WORST EPISODE EVER. I actually believe it's the most childish episode, and they found the elements and defeated nightmare moon right there! I WAS HEARTBROKEN.

#19 hwrogers

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

The first episode I loved, how couldnt I? The characters all were great and it set up for a whole 26 episode adventure of finding the elements of harmony and defeating this nightmare moon. It was a little bit cliche and obvious, but the great characters made up for it.


Then, disaster struck... episode 2. WORST EPISODE EVER. I actually believe it's the most childish episode, and they found the elements and defeated nightmare moon right there! I WAS HEARTBROKEN.


the show is targeted at young girls, who are known quite well for not caring one bit about grandiose adventure stories. this is not a rule that applies to all, however a trend seen in a great majority.

#20 Zalgo

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:29 PM

First episodes got me hooked right away







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