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The Legend of Korra - "The Revelation" - 4/21/2012 - S01E03

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by alansh, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. alansh

    alansh New Member

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    I'm really loving the new series. It's shaping up to be as good as the previous series.

    They are playing up the point that a lot of benders genuinely are jerks. Although Amon is probably playing this for his own ends, the discontent amongst the non-bending population is genuine.

    It's probably a red herring, but Amon saying "took my face", it made me think of Koh from the original.
     
  2. sieglinde

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    Never heard of this. <shrug> Is the prequal series worth watching on DVD?
     
  3. Queue

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    Yes. Yes. Yes. :)
     
  4. Mars Rocket

    Mars Rocket Loosely wound

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    The prequel is one of the best animated series ever made.
     
  5. alansh

    alansh New Member

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    Absolutely. It's one of the best animated series ever.

    Here's a fan-made trailer for the original series:
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie3mX550N84[/media]

    It's available streaming on Netflix. The new series is on Saturdays on Nick, and online at www.nick.com/korra (go to the Videos tab).

    And here's the characters' view of the horrid live-action film:
    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmRjMWk3lno[/media]
     
  6. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    I just caught this on a recommendation from a friend, and I am VERY impressed so far
    diane-o-matic rating of :up:
     
  7. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Minor plot point. Earlier in the episode some sort of suppression to bending was done and it was explained that the effect was temporary. Couldn't the revelation have been more of the same?
     
  8. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    They had those pressure points in the first series as well. Basically that form works by hitting pressure points in the muscles etc. which deadens the nerves of the arms and legs so they won't move, and that movement is needed for bending. There were numerous examples of benders being captured by keeping them immobile. What Amon did wasn't like that: he just touched their foreheads and afterwards they could still move their arms and legs, but no bending resulted.
     
  9. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Ah ok thanks. Great series so far. Me and my 9 year old daughter love having something bro watch together besides phineas and ferb that is. B
     
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    Didn't Aang spirit bend in the last episode? He pretty much took away the firelord's ability to bend.
     
  11. Fleegle

    Fleegle Chef-In-Training

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    Didn't Tenzin mention that only The Avatar can take away someone's ability to bend?
     
  12. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Yes he did
     
  13. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Right. My guess: Korra as the fully-realized Avatar can take away Amon's ability to take away bending. Maybe?

    My question is, is this show supposed to go over 4 seasons like the first one? I know it's early but I don't see enough plot opportunity to sustain it that long.
     
  14. SeanC

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    I never watched the first series, at first glance I thought it was too kid like... not sure how to put it, because I enjoy a lot of animation, but it just seemed that the series with Ang was not something I would enjoy so I skipped it. But a friend of mine talked about it, said he liked it quite a bit so when I saw the ads for this I figured I'd try it out, get in on the beginning and I'm really liking what I've seen so far.
     
  15. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    It really is one of the best animated series ever made.
     
  16. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

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    I didn't realize this was already airing until Saturday. I set it to record.

    I have an hour long episode, and another one on my DVR. Is that all that has aired? I was confused because I show that I have the hour long episode 1 and episode 4 after that. My kids loved watching Avatar with me a few summers ago. And I am looking forward to watching this with them as well.

    We watch SW: The Clone Wars, Thundercats, and now this together. Great stuff with good lessons. :D
     
  17. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Yeah that's all so far
     
  18. dianebrat

    dianebrat I refuse to accept your reality TCF Club

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    Hour long is S1E01 and S1E02 combined with title cards separating them, this week was S1E03.
     
  19. reddice

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    I did not watch the original when it first aired. I thought I would not like it.

    Last year I decided to try it out on Netflix. I watched all the episodes on Netflix in less than two months and it was one of the best series I have ever watched. I was sad when it ended. I wanted it to go on forever.

    When I heard about the new series I just had to watch it. So far it is great. Getting use to a girl Avatar but I am enjoying the early 1920's tech like the cars and skyscrapers.
     
  20. Eddief66

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    The first series only had three seasons/books. Water, Earth, and Fire.
     

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