Sisterhooves Social this week, another one of my favorite episodes.
Livestreams (Mondays, 6:30 PM EDT)
mlpjapan (Dailymotion, Tumblr)
Is it possible that the episode wasn’t leaked? Woohoo! Or did I just miss it? However that may be, our 360p recording of “The Bad Guy”—written by Ben Joseph, storyboarded by Riccardo Durante—is embedded after the break. (Or above if you read this on Tumblr.)
Typically, I would insert a synopsis here, but it doesn’t look like an official one has been released. Let’s just say: “The Bad Guy,” wherein Wander wears a mustache. Damn that ending was awesome. For a moment there I wasn’t sure whether they’d be able to pull off yet another good twist, but pull it off they did.
The episode “The Prisoner”—written by Lauren Faust and Greg White, storyboarded by Dave Thomas—was leaked last Saturday—or possibly it was just a copy of an authorized limited release by Disney, but I couldn’t confirm that. We decided that it would be disrespectful to post the episode prior to its official release, which is now upon us.
[Friday, October 11, 2013] 9:00 p.m. Wander Over Yonder “The Prisoner”
When Wander gets loose aboard Hater’s ship and causes havoc, Commander Peepers must stop him before Lord Hater finds out. —Disney Channel press release
In the wee hours of the morning, today’s episode “The Pet”—written by Ben Joseph and Greg White—was leaked on 4chan /co/. Out of respect for the creators, I held off of posting this until the time of the premiere. If you think this policy is misguided, please let me know in the comments.
When Wander and Sylvia board an abandoned spaceship, they encounter a horrifying alien monster that is set on eating them. While Sylvia sees the wild beast as a threat, Wander takes a liking to the ferocious little monster and tries to train it to be his pet. —Disney Channel press release
As for the chronology of the leak, the file was created “2013-10-03 08:03:40” (no timezone given), Anonymous posted a link on /co/ at 08:12Z, which is the first public mention I could find of it, then ovarianeruption alerted us on Tumblr. (Someone also put it up on mega.co.nz.) The leaked file is only 78 MiB in size at VGA resolution, so it shows noticeable compression artifacts in addition to being cropped to 4:3.
Wander doubts whether good deeds are worth doing when he realizes each time he does a good deed for someone, it causes something more horrible to happen to someone else. —iTunes
Also have a close look at the end sequence: Spazz noticed that we already got the credits for “The Prisoner,” written by Lauren Faust and Greg White.
Wander and Sylvia have become fugitives on a distant planet ruled by Lord Hater, but just as fast as Sylvia can concoct their escape plans, Wander inadvertently keeps foiling them by helping strangers in need. (Disney press release via Nick and More)
(Now we know where the pyramid in the Animation Magazine interview is from!)