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Season Three by timsplosion Season Three by timsplosion
This is my theory as to why season three has been so awesome. It's actually the same amount of awesomeness that would normally be in a whole season, but squeezed into half as many episodes - leading to what, so far, has been a whole season of episodes that are better than any episode of the previous two seasons.

Round of applause for everyone at DHX.

I honestly hope they release these seasons over here in the UK, or atleast on Region 2 DVDs or Regionless Blu Rays. Because seriously, I would love to be able to throw money at the show, but the UK doesn't even get iTunes releases, and it's not like we can watch it on TV since the channel that has the rights chooses not to air it. (That, and my family's TV package doesn't even get Boomerang anymore...)



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:iconamaya73:
amaya73 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahahah
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:icondarkcaninepinkielove:
It's something to do with having 65 episodes for a stretch of time in the series. Not sure why though.
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yeh, something about international syndication or something.
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xXThePixelrXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY THEY ONLY MADE 13 EPISODES?

:icontrollestiaplz: :iconsaysplz: Why?!?! CAUSE I SAID SO

But why?
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Because the money for the other half of the season was spent on Equestria Girls.
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xXThePixelrXx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They could of have made more money on merchandise made from the new episodes because there was toys, posters, and comics. They could have made extra money! I think at least...
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Different department does that.
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xXThePixelrXx Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ok
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FreDaN92 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
I really liked season 3 have some of my favourite episodes
and my new favourite song racist barn eeeeh I mean raise this barn...
Nobody saw that right?
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
X) Nobody. Not even me. Saw what?
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HeyIKnowYouToo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
I didn't know I was a Hasbro Rep?
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Filmographer
You do now.
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HeyIKnowYouToo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Oh, so that's what I've been doing all this time. I thought I was in college. My world has been turned upside down,I've have taken the red pill and flew down the rabbit hole. I don't know whats real anymore.
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're the one, Neo.
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HeyIKnowYouToo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
It's about time.
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RoboKitty Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
"This is my theory as to why season three has been so awesome."
I'd replace "awesome" with "full of pandering" : P
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joehighlord Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
season 3 has exactly 5 great episodes in my opinion ( crystal empire part 1 and 2, wonder bolts academy, games ponies play and of couse the best episode in all three seasons magical mystery cure) although it is clearly the worst of the three seasons i certainly don't think its as bad as people say.
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BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magical Mystery Cure?!?! *spit take*

There was this video site (I forget the name) that I saw, which had all three seasons on it and a community-given rating out of 10 for each one. The first 64 episodes all came out in the range 8.3-9.6 or so. Magical Mystery Cure was 7.5.

(Also, Season 1 is clearly the worst.)
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Honestly, I thought the best two episodes of this season were "Magic Duel" and "Sleepless In Ponyville", though that might change after a couple rewatches.
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Silnev Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I think season three had one, two maybe three good episodes I often found skipping about 10 minutes due to it being a bit boring. I've now been questioning why I watch the show if I get bored of some episodes, see spoilers in the comment section or I work out the plot in a few seconds of the show starting. Maybe I should go back to my other shows I like.

But in any case the comic was amusing in the way it is presented as the creators being a group of Yes Mans :iconyesmanfalloutplz: although it sucks that not only this show's third season had 13 episode Transformers Prime will be getting the same treatment aswell.
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Derpy's not making much appearances. Rumors are going around stating that she was killed off the show, but others are saying she's still alive to DHX. I dunno WHICH to believe. And I don't know if any official PONY sites like EQD can dig out that stuff.
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Tyraka628 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is still on the show; she's just reached what bronies are calling 'Waldo Status'. There's a video on Youtube that shows where she has been found so far: [[link]
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timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, even if she does disappear from the show, she'll live on in the fandom. If Hasbro forces DHX to let her go, she'll always have a home with the bronies.
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omega-steam Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If Applejack being zapped exactly like Derpy in "Apple Family Reunion" is a good sign, then I'm certain and sure that our little wall-eyed mare is not dead. She did, however, get turned into a spider in IDW issue 2
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I guess I'll take your word for it.
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cutemute34 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, it's just my opinion, but it seems we've had 50/50 really awesome vs. mildly sub-par. Except for Magic Duel, which I'd like to pretend never happened.
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camotrenton Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
What don't you like about magic duel it is my fav ep
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cutemute34 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Y'know, you're the second person who's said that about Magic Duel. I don't get it. What didn't you like?
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cutemute34 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Firstly, I didn't like the idea of Trixie returning in the first place; it was fun to talk about, but in practice I don't like the idea of her life suddenly revolving around the Ursa Minor incident.

Secondly, there were a number of issues I had with their explanation of events between the relevant episodes; it particularly bugged me that nopony seemed to have any reaction after Nightmare Moon, Discord, or the Changelings, but somehow notice and remember and care about some small-time obnoxious showmare. Also annoying though were the big bag of gold when she was supposedly living in poverty and the super-powerful Alicorn Amulet being in some shady curio shop, when one would think that Celestia would have detected and confiscated it long ago.

Then we get to the actual episode, where simple telekinesis is suddenly super-difficult, what could be construed as animal abuse (though in this case, they are admittedly enjoying it) is wild entertainment, Fluttershy was horrifyingly flanderized, Zecora's presence, while fun, was ultimately pointless, and a number of important points were completely ignored or skipped over. (How did Fluttershy get back in the barrier?) There's more, but I think you get the picture.
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camotrenton Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I see what you mean, but it was good to see friendship is magic do a sequel episode. Plus it was good the see my fav Trixie Again.
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ackej96 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
i thought it would be at least 15...
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Please no more 3D animation, Hasbronies.
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cormy1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I have to agree with this one, they're always so stiff and lifeless, models that never change once they are made. Really quite boring to watch and look completely fake. Don't really interact with the scenery/backgrounds, unnatural/out of place...
Really really bothersome to my eyes =(
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TheIronHugo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
And in all, very distracting. So blocky and cumbersome when compared to the 2D animation that's leaner and more flexible.
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Rpgmasterleo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Seems legit
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sixteen6stars Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
exept for the spike episode
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SomniumAstrum Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I've read that it was written entirely by ghost writers because the regular writers all took extra time off for Christmas and forgot to notify the backup team. >.> No idea if it's true.
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timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Well, I guess no season'll be absolutely perfect...
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sixteen6stars Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
i hoop that the next episode will make up for it
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Agreed.
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electricdragon505 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
That episode wasn't that bad.
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sixteen6stars Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
it realy was to a lot of people
that bad
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electricdragon505 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I know, and yes it is one of the most predictable storylines in in kid show history, but dose that make it a bad episode,I don't think so, there is some things to enjoy in it, but that's just my opinion (and yes I am going to say that it is one of my least favorite episode of the new season)
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Lhmac Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That is the first opinion of that kind I've seen anywhere on the internet!
Good for you, fine brony, that you've enjoyed season 3. We all should. It's ponies, after all.
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timsplosion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well, there seem to be a few others in the comments section who agree with me somewhat.

Though I'll admit after the most recent episode that it's not a perfect series, but I can't say I didn't love the 2.5D on the timberwolves.
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Lhmac Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Those of us who are willing to look past the flaws aren't as vocal as the constant complainers this season, which is sad.
But now I think they may just be the vocal minority.
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atem-pharoah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
and they're doing a kickass job
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:icontimsplosion:
timsplosion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
Indeed. :D
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AnonGirl88 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Makes perfect sense!
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