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2021-02-24 9:29:42 PM  
6 votes:
I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.
 
2021-02-25 10:12:06 AM  
3 votes:
I want a sequel about Azula getting some therapy from Guru Pathik, leaving the mental hospital and getting out there to start dating.

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2021-02-25 8:17:57 AM  
3 votes:

Glorious Golden Ass: Will we finally find out what happened to Price Zuko's mom?


I'm pretty sure that was in one of the comics
 
2021-02-25 7:59:14 AM  
3 votes:
Star Blazers?

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2021-02-25 12:40:31 AM  
3 votes:

NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.


I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.
 
2021-02-25 6:23:45 PM  
2 votes:

COMALite J: Another factor to consider is that the great trio of Bryan, Mike, and Aaron was broken up. Aaron went on to do the aforementioned The Dragon Prince which I've not seen yet (it's on Netflix and I've managed to resist signing up for that for all this time, but this may be the final temptation that pulls me into streaming services and finally cutting my cable), but which a comment in TFA said was even better than A:TLA, let alone TLoK. I wouldn't think that that was possible, but then again, I never thought that a Western animated series would ever top Disney's Gargoyles (which I at the time called "the Babylon 5 of animation"), yet A:TLA did just that.


If you liked Avatar at all, Dragon Prince is definitely worth caving and getting Netflix for. I've loved everything about all 3 seasons so far. The world, characters, and dialogue are every bit as great as A:TLA. Unfortunately Aaron is apparently a complete dick to work with, though, especially if you're a woman. (Which rather astounds me, given his writing...) So there was a lot of turmoil behind the scenes when that came to light after the 3rd season. I did see Netflix renewed it through 7 seasons after all that went over, so we'll see...
 
2021-02-25 3:45:28 PM  
2 votes:

Bslim: I'm still miffed with how Legend of Korra really f*cked with the original characters by either shoving them aside as unimportant. Katara was the most egregious example, she barely made a cameo and looked senile.


Yeah, she was like 90 years old.  Not many people are particularly spry, sharp, and in their prime at that point.  Even the kids of the characters from the original series are sliding past their peaks, in many cases.

Were you upset when McCoy showed up in TNG as an old man?  Was he "shoved aside"?
 
2021-02-25 10:03:49 AM  
2 votes:
Sweet! I'd like to see some adult Gaang shenanigans, especially Sokka and I'd like to learn more about Toph going from anti-authority rebel to police chief. What happens to the Kyoshi warriors, and why didn't we see them in Korra? Are they still around? What's up with the non airbending folks acting like monks? Sooo many questions.

Also, keep M. Knight Shamallamadingdong as far away as farking possible!
 
2021-02-25 6:42:39 AM  
2 votes:

NathanAllen: Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.

I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.

I refuse to respect spoiler alerts from sox years ago, but if we're dancing around the subject, I honestly don't think the generational target age had/has any issue with that.



They didn't.  In fact, it was embraced.  It was Nickelodeon as a corporation that shied away from it until they realized the impact that it had.

If you want to get poetic about it, Legend of Korra died so that Steven Universe could live.
 
2021-02-25 6:04:03 AM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.

I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.


That, but also the fact that apparently they first told them it was a mini-series, so they wrote the one season. THEN they asked for more, and so on, which is why each season was its own contained block. They didn't get to plan on a grand scale like they did with the first series. (At least that's what I've picked up about it.)
 
2021-02-25 1:53:48 AM  
2 votes:

Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.

I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.


And then make very, very, VERY blatant text in the comics.
 
2021-02-24 11:35:41 PM  
2 votes:
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2021-02-25 9:14:36 PM  
1 vote:

Bslim: Khellendros: Bslim: I'm still miffed with how Legend of Korra really f*cked with the original characters by either shoving them aside as unimportant. Katara was the most egregious example, she barely made a cameo and looked senile.

Yeah, she was like 90 years old.  Not many people are particularly spry, sharp, and in their prime at that point.  Even the kids of the characters from the original series are sliding past their peaks, in many cases.

Were you upset when McCoy showed up in TNG as an old man?  Was he "shoved aside"?

The TNG comparison is not really applicable but since you went there. McCoy became a full bird admiral and he was shown enjoying the fruits of the Starfleet he helped develop along with the Federation. Katara was presented as some disinterested retiree, not consistent with the "most powerful water bender in history," And isn't she younger than Zuko?  To that I'll just add how they portrayed Ang as having been an absentee dad and all-around douche to his kids.
There was no need to shiat on the original crew like that, none. The only one who caught a break was Zuko.


I agree that it is a bitter pill to swallow, but just like real people these characters went through a lot of changes as they progressed in and through their adult years.

We saw them as damn near perfect in the end of TLA when they were still children. If anything it expanded on their development making them more realistic as opposed to being caricatures of their younger selves.
 
2021-02-25 6:43:17 PM  
1 vote:

Khellendros: Bslim: I'm still miffed with how Legend of Korra really f*cked with the original characters by either shoving them aside as unimportant. Katara was the most egregious example, she barely made a cameo and looked senile.

Yeah, she was like 90 years old.  Not many people are particularly spry, sharp, and in their prime at that point.  Even the kids of the characters from the original series are sliding past their peaks, in many cases.

Were you upset when McCoy showed up in TNG as an old man?  Was he "shoved aside"?


The TNG comparison is not really applicable but since you went there. McCoy became a full bird admiral and he was shown enjoying the fruits of the Starfleet he helped develop along with the Federation. Katara was presented as some disinterested retiree, not consistent with the "most powerful water bender in history," And isn't she younger than Zuko?  To that I'll just add how they portrayed Ang as having been an absentee dad and all-around douche to his kids.
There was no need to shiat on the original crew like that, none. The only one who caught a break was Zuko.
 
2021-02-25 11:12:28 AM  
1 vote:

firesign: Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.

I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.

That, but also the fact that apparently they first told them it was a mini-series, so they wrote the one season. THEN they asked for more, and so on, which is why each season was its own contained block. They didn't get to plan on a grand scale like they did with the first series. (At least that's what I've picked up about it.)


That makes me more optimistic about this.

What was wrong with Korra was that there wasn't any real character or thematic development under all the meaningless action, so while in raw setting terms it was the same and the short-arc plots nominally had some depth, the original felt like a big epic journey that was going somewhere while Korra felt like a meandering isekai serial, something not really helped by leaning on the infinitely powerful protagonist and harem tropes.

If it was like that because the studio was genuinely blindsided and desperately writing by the seat of their pants, it's a lot more forgivable and makes the new shiat more likely to be good.
 
2021-02-25 10:59:09 AM  
1 vote:

Snapper Carr: NeoCortex42: I could go for a movie about adult Aang's adventures. Plus some series about other (probably earlier) avatars.

Korra was great, aside from Nickelodeon having no idea what to do with it and shuffling it around so much.

I think Nick was uncomfortable with certain subtextual elements in Korra that they would later embrace.


After watching it recently, there really was no "subtextual elements" until possibly the later half of the last book. Nick moving it around all over the place started in much earlier seasons.
 
2021-02-25 9:52:01 AM  
1 vote:
Why.  That series was as close to perfect as it gets.
 
2021-02-25 8:37:24 AM  
1 vote:
I would really, really love to see a future Korra series, especially if Zaheer gets out of prison and becomes a good guy.

And i hope JK Simmons gets to play Tenzin again.  Tenzin is hilarious, yo.
Korra Tells Tenzin Everything
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2021-02-25 7:28:57 AM  
1 vote:
Will we finally find out what happened to Price Zuko's mom?
 
2021-02-25 7:22:07 AM  
1 vote:
I'm still miffed with how Legend of Korra really f*cked with the original characters by either shoving them aside as unimportant. Katara was the most egregious example, she barely made a cameo and looked senile. Then the change in setting, it didn't even feel like they were on the same world. On top of that, overpowered villains and a protagonist written to be as unlikable as possible who gets her ass beaten every other episode.
 
2021-02-25 6:20:32 AM  
1 vote:
So no more Dragon prince?
 
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