Whoops, this is late. Oh well. If you want to watch Sawashiro Miyuki as Twilight Sparkle flipping her lid, well, now’s the time.
mlpjapan (Dailymotion, Tumblr)
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!)
Synopsis via TheTVDB for “The Greatest”:
Lord Hater sets out to control and win everything in the universe, including conquering The Binglebops and their planet, but his plans are soon diverted when he finds himself accepting Wander’s series of challenges to prove once and for all that he truly is the greatest in the entire galaxy.
Synopsis via TheTVDB for “The Egg”:
Wander and Sylvia try to soften the heart of a ferocious flying dragon by reuniting it with its lost egg, but it’s Sylvia who ends up needing a lesson or two on being gentle and nurturing.
YayPonies, who used Tumblr for the first time. So sorry if this post doesn’t look good. :)
Synopsis via Zap2it:
Wander discovers the perfect spot for his celestial picnic—right next to Lord Hater’s epic battlefield, making it extremely difficult for Hater to focus on his battle against archenemy Emperor Awesome for ultimate cosmic power.