PL2E5-6: Time After Time Capsule/The Great Cowgirl Hat Robbery/Planet of the Apps/Back to the Present

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PL2E5-6: Time After Time Capsule/The Great Cowgirl Hat Robbery/Planet of the Apps/Back to the Present

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:32 pm

Time After Time Capsule
Fluttershy struggles with finding the perfect item to put in a time capsule.

The Great Cowgirl Hat Robbery
After being transported back to Old Equestria, Applejack and Rarity must get back to their time zone.

Planet of the Apps
In a futuristic Ponyville, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle must save Fluttershy from robots and find a way back home.

Back to the Present
The Mane Six return to Ponyville, only to find they're in another dimension.
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Re: PL2E5-6: Time After Time Capsule/The Great Cowgirl Hat Robbery/Planet of the Apps/Back to the Present

Post by SigmasonicX (?) » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:44 am

The weird thing about these episodes is how quickly they drop the entire time travel concept. One short about the past, one short about the future, and one short about an alternate present. There's so much more they could have done with all this. I thought that with the direct references to previous stories while the girls were putting things into the time capsule, we'd get a Back to the Future Part II situation with them revisiting past episodes, but no such luck.

That said, "Time After Time Capsule" is a nice cozy story. The others are a mixed bag, mostly in the sense that they're wasted opportunities. As one off settings for five-minute stories, each setting is pretty under-baked. This was especially an issue for "Back to the Present", which didn't sell the idea of this alternate reality well, especially with regard to why things were different and what was significant about the new characters, the Wild Syde. They were presented in an extremely blatant "well, here are the new toys" way, which is especially odd when they aren't getting toys.

I will say that in "The Great Cowgirl Hat Robbery", I liked the knitting mare who rolled her eyes at everything.

Some interesting taste in dolphin-themed movies...
Fluttershy's Finn-tastic pillow
Rarity's monologue
He has issues
Robot Pinkie
Alternate Mane Six, gone too soon

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