MLP:FiM S4E5 - "Flight to the Finish" - Grade & Discuss

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  1. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    LOL, yeah.
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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    I have to be honest here and say this one totally lost me.

    I totally stopped caring about half-way through. I started doing other things and really didn't pay much attention to the end.

    The song was kind of derivative and shallow. And the plot was just way too forced.

    Really I think it might have been one of the weakest episodes of the series and a waste of the CMC. :(
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Aw. Ah well, hopefully you'll like next week's episode. That's the "Power Ponies" episode! :D
     
  4. Chemahkuu

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  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yeah, that was awesome. :lol:
     
  6. Count Zero

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    I thought the use of Snowflake was a nice touch. I like to see background characters showing up now and again.

    As for the episode itself, I really liked it. Unsurprisingly. ;)

    I would have liked to see some of the routines of the other contestants, though.
     
  7. Peach Wookiee

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    I'd have loved to see Diamond Tiara have a plain crappy routine.
     
  8. Count Zero

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    I was thinking more along the lines of the non-bully kids also on the train. Without that there was no doubt the CMC would win and thus less excitement at the end. I bet it would have been cute, too.
     
  9. Peach Wookiee

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    ^ The non-bully kids would've been fun to see, I agree. But seeing Diamond Tiara get a bit of a comeuppance would be nice too.
     
  10. Coloratura

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    I'm fine with what we saw. Yeah, it would have been cute to see the other performances, but I think the message wanted to stay undiluted, and so they kept the focus on Scoots and the gang, and I think it worked for the best.
     
  11. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    I saw it again today. Definitely an A. :)
     
  12. Taylirious

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    B+

    I don't hate TCMC...but wasn't feelin' it as much as I normally do.
     
  13. Gep Malakai

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    Someone somehow managed to extract each of the CMC's individual vocal tracks from the song. Well worth a listen, especially because it's our first really good listen at Claire Corlette doing Sweetie Belle's singing voice.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcRQPAggmlE[/yt]

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIbL3BpTQ08[/yt]

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTvgBI4cSRc[/yt]
     
  14. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    ^Claire is doing a very good job. :)
     
  15. Gep Malakai

    Gep Malakai Vice Admiral Admiral

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    She's adorable. My heart stopped, like, five times. :alienblush:
     
  16. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Commodore Commodore

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    Good song and arguably the strongest episode of the season thus far. I want more.

    This one effectively categorizes Scootaloo as a disabled (handi-capable? I'm not up to date on my PC nomenclature) character, even though it rightly doesn't LITERALLY cripple her character nor does it make it too obviously ridiculous a shoehorn into every story (anyone remember the 90s Ghostbusters cartoon sequel that featured a guy in a wheelchair who was just as mobile as everyone else? Yeah, I knew you did). I think revisiting this would be great, and it opens the door that even if Scootaloo may never fly, IT DOESN'T MATTER to anypony else. That's awesome.

    Power Ponies this weekend. Can't wait. :)

    Mark
     
  17. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Watched it again with my niece this afternoon. I'd love to write a fic where Rainbow Dash confronts Filthy Rich herself. That stallion needs to ground his daughter. Good natured teasing, like what AB, Sweetie and Scoots have is one thing, but what DT did crosses a line.
     
  18. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    *listens to Maddy Peters*
    "D'awww!" [/warm fuzzy feeling]

    *listens to Michelle Creber*
    "D'awww!" [/warm fuzzy feeling]

    *listens to Claire Corlett*
    "SQUEEEEEEEE!* [/faints] [/goes into shock]
     
  19. Mark_Nguyen

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  20. Gep Malakai

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    She used to. Starting this season, for whatever reason, Claire is doing her own vocals for Sweetie Belle.