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The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."




Dreamworks have rebooted beloved 80's Filmation series She-Ra, and now it's on Netflix! Basically stripping away 99% of the He-Man backstory and associations, they've made this new show its own thing, allowing it to stand on its own two feet and tell new stories.



So let's start at the beginning, we first meet Adora as a cadet, training to be part of the Horde with her bff Catra, fighting against the Rebellion on the planet of Etheria. But then destiny finds Adora, along with a magical sword that transforms her into She-Ra, Princess of Power! It turns out that Adora has been lied to about the Horde's true nature, and so she joins the Rebellion, working to find out who she is, and who she was. Helping her along with this are her new friends Glimmer and Bow.



The show excels at giving us good, likable characters on both sides, being really funny, some great world-building, and carrying a message of inclusivity throughout (FYI, it's super gay).

Season 1 is now viewable on Netflix!

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The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Ok, just watched episode 11 The Promise. What is it about all these characters who take the wrong lesson away from a situation? It’s honestly getting very frustrating.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


So the First Ones ship thing uses the Strider alarm from Half-Life 2. Also, there was a proton pack noise from Ghostbusters when a door in the Fright Zone opened.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Ragnar34 posted:


e: By the way, why does Seahawk have the negative space of an upside-down "A" in his shirt?

It’s where Bow’s heart fits.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Chokes McGee posted:

Entrapta only cares about tech.
Lead with “we found this new First Ones tech deposit in XYZ” and she’ll follow you out the door without a second thought.

My BF tagged her as ‘sociopathic techbro who only cares about writing code’ based on many similarly amoral people he’s met in the tech industry.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


But they have, like, zero articulation, and neither is Bow.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Rand Brittain posted:

Honestly, I'm completely tickled by the idea of a complete line of princess figures, but you can't get one of Bow, ever.

Everyone knows male figures don’t sell.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


New Crystal Castle when



The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


sexpig by night posted:

I mean, there's a lot of She-Ra baddies they can drag in to reboot as an antagonist, they can just have all of Catra's Crew turn good and still have plenty of Horde baddies to draw from.

We’ve seen Grizzlor in the background a few times, but I can imagine they’ll go more Mantenna, Leech, or Modulok as they lose the more human faces of the Horde to the Rebellion.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


sexpig by night posted:

Where was Grizzlor by the way, totally missed him. Was he just chillin in the background in the Fright Zone?

Apparently he even had lines, but he’s definitely in the first couple of episodes.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Xander77 posted:

Yeah. I don't exactly remember the original, but is there any reason to dislike the show beyond "loving S-Jews"? I mean... the original version was pretty gay as well.

The original one was a cartoon aimed firmly at girls, and boys in the 80s would never have watched it. I don’t get why they’re so up in arms about it now.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Yo, I’m watching Avatar:TLA through for the first time, and have just got to the start of season 3. No spoilers, guys.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


shadowvine118 posted:

I kid of want He Man to still be more or less masculine, though. I think it's nice to show it's possible to be super manly without being a jerk.

It would be good as a way of combatting toxic masculinity.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


KillerQueen posted:

Ooo, brainstorm! New Skeletor is just the nervous blonde guy from Adora's old squad that stumbles into some power but he's still totally incompetent!

That’s Kyle, and he’s going to totally hook up with Bow at some point! :colbert:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Just FYI, this is Seahawk’s VA, Jordan Fisher. :swoon:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Mr.Pibbleton posted:

Hmmm, I still think that lizardperson is female and she and Kyle have a romantic relationship.

lol if you don’t think Kyle was crushing hard on Bow for treating him with basic decency for the first time in his life.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Motherfucker posted:

poo poo. Hes immune. get him!

Yes, get those burly men to hold him down!

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


SUPERMAN'S GAL PAL posted:

Adora keeps company with people of all races, genders, and sizes. Her behavior - even initially when still indoctrinated by a Horde upbringing - is anathema to any stripe of bigot. She’s willing to admit she’s ignorant and wrong.

Super-progressive Star Trek was lambasted by its ‘fans’ when the new series Discovery was announced, and claimed to be falling under the influence of the dreaded SJWs. :jerkbag:

Which makes you wonder what kind of weird take they’d got from Trek all the years before.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Of course Queen Angella is a Libra. So much balance to be maintained.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Otherkinsey Scale posted:

princess aesthetic

Uh...?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


MonsterEnvy posted:

April 26 to be exact.

Huh, that’s pretty soon. I wonder if they’re going to do the Voltron-style 6 episode seasons to ensure regular releases.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Star Trek is ostensibly hopepunk then, it being full utopian and optimistic in its outlook.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


HappyKitty posted:


Edit: a shameful snipe, here's the video in question, and some fanart tax


I saw some good Bow fanart the other day, but it's not, uh, something you'd see on the show. :pervert:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Megillah Gorilla posted:

I know Scorpia's supposed to be a villain, but she's just so :3:

The only villains in the show who are actually villainous are Hordak and Shadow Weaver. Everyone else is more laissez-faire about the whole thing.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


I don’t need a new av, but I could always use some Bow. :allears:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Yeah, it’s a big ol’ lesbian fest right now, and I could definitely use more gays. Speaking of which...

Snowglobe of Doom posted:

Everyone could always use some Bow :D



Perfect! Thank you! :kimchi::kimchi::kimchi:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Clearly following SU rules.





The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Megillah Gorilla posted:

I just love cooking, guys.



Oh god, get Anne Burrell a pair of those!

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Just finished S2! So good! I loved Bow’s very Dream Daddy-esque dads, although I couldn’t help but notice George looked a fair bit like Sea Hawk, which says strange things about Bow’s boyish crush on the pirate.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


New shorts!

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

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Ambious posted:

SwiftWind is in Horse Antifa, right?

He is super communist horse, yes.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Ugh, when is Bow getting himself a cute guy?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Chokes McGee posted:

:neckbeard:






I hope Catra remembered it :ohdear:

Of course not, Catra is a terrible person and will never learn empathy.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


:hmmyes: Definitely important.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Yeesh, those are pretty bad, and don’t embody the characters at all.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Uh...?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


I’m secretly hoping somehow it’s brought back Glimmer’s dad.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


The best spoiler is that we're getting a musical episode :3:

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


I like how Bow’s smart jacket shows off his abs. Which are never drawn.

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The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Last season aired early August, so only 3 months ago.

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