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« on: March 01, 2015, 10:15:43 AM »
Again an episode, that's not so easy to rate.

Yes, we have another tale of El-ahrairah, we have Hickory and Marigold. We have the re-population of Redstone.

But in my opinion, it's a bit lame. That could've be done better.


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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 05:30:15 AM »
You know what's funny about this episode? It starts off really solid by having this great idea for a plot (that you explained above) and then it gradually descends into an spiral of goofiness that reaches it highest point when we confront the event in which episode is named after. I mean, the first part is great but the second one is what kills it.

If they wanted to have an episode based on Redstone and its history (as well as its future), they should have gone for an expansion of its backstory (that we barely got to see when Captain Broom joined the Down). That would have been a million times better... but then again, we didn't see any part of Sandleford, so I guess that this was something that we needed to expect.

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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 11:45:06 AM »
I totally agree with you, Claws :) And about Sandleford:

Remove Mysterious Visitors and THe Invasion, and you have enough time for a flashback double-episode to show, what happened in Sandleford. Unfortunately, the story writers didn't use that chance :meh


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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 07:10:48 PM »
Quote from: Silverweed's ClawsonOct 28 2015, 01:30:15 AM
You know what's funny about this episode? It starts off really solid by having this great idea for a plot (that you explained above) and then it gradually descends into an spiral of goofiness that reaches it highest point when we confront the event in which episode is named after. I mean, the first part is great but the second one is what kills it.

If they wanted to have an episode based on Redstone and its history (as well as its future), they should have gone for an expansion of its backstory (that we barely got to see when Captain Broom joined the Down). That would have been a million times better... but then again, we didn't see any part of Sandleford, so I guess that this was something that we needed to expect.
That would have been fantastic. Understanding the past and history more deeply about "Red Stone" and step Cowslip hutch with stories told. Personally I enjoy as taught marygold Hicktory and survive, but could be better.
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Re: The Roundabout
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2019, 06:09:54 PM »
What's with the random American accents?? Hickory and Marigold are pretty bland new characters. Good to see another 'El-Arah' story - albeit brief. Was quite surprised to see some humans included, flashing past on screen in their cars. :D Everyone remembered Pipkin is (eternally) young in this episode, and he decides to be mildly annoying and act even younger.

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Re: The Roundabout
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 07:06:04 PM »
One of the frustrations I had with the series as a whole is that it had some good ideas, but didn't implement them very well, and the Redstone back story is one of them. It seems like there should be more but they didn't quite have enough time for everything.

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Re: The Roundabout
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 02:16:22 AM »
The humans are interesting, I think this might be the only time you see human faces until late season 3.

Annoying Pipkin...I have mixed feelings.  At first it's kinda funny, but by the end of the episode you're just as annoyed as Bigwig :bigwig2 I'm glad this was a one-time thing and he wasn't annoying most of the time.

One of the frustrations I had with the series as a whole is that it had some good ideas, but didn't implement them very well, and the Redstone back story is one of them. It seems like there should be more but they didn't quite have enough time for everything.
I mostly agree that there are several subplots they could have handled better, Redstone being one of them.  But they decided to waste half of season 2 with pointless fillers rather than actual interesting worldbuilding.

Hearing more about old Redstone could be great, and Captain Broom frequently tells stories about it, but sadly nobody listens, so the audience never gets to hear more than a few random facts.
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