songbird-fly asked: About the finale being released online first, it's not the first time Korranation has done this. Remember for book 1 they released the first 2 episodes online well before they aired on Nick. I don't think it being released online first will affect anything.
Releasing the first two episodes of a TV show — especially a brand new one — is fairly common practice. And it makes perfect sense: What better way to rope new viewers and/or strike up some buzz than give audiences a chance to watch the premiere at their leisure?
Dropping the finale of a TV season with less than 24 hours is something totally different. A finale is an event. Or it should be — while there was a swell of support to get the episodes out there (expected as us fans are always pining for more Korra), they were being dropped at midnight after two episodes had already aired. As a viewer, that was an overload. It’s not that the move will “affect” anything scheduling or ratings wise (although judging from how many reactions I’ve seen on Tumblr/Twitter/etc a ratings dip on Friday wouldn’t be surprising), my frustration came from people not having the breathing room to enjoy “Night of a Thousand Stars”/”Harmonic Convergence” for the awesome episodes that they were. As we’ve talked about on the podcast in the past, fandom can get swept up in the plot points and speculative questions. That’s what separates an early premiere and an early finale — one pours fuel on the conversation, the other wraps everything up and focuses fandom’s sights on the future (everyone is already wondering what Book 3 will be about). I wanted to luxuriate in the greatness of Friday’s 8pm double-header. Now we’re just done with Book 2.
REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #26: Night of a Thousand Stars/Harmonic Convergence
BE FOREWARNED - Discussion includes Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One: Air from The Legend of Korra and could expand to include Dark Horse Comic’s The Promise and The Search (Parts One and Two) at any time. Though we WILL AVOID talking about the FINALE episodes until NEXT WEEK
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We’re sorry that you felt less excited somehow, that’s not cool. However, we don’t get any advance notice on plots from anyone at Nickelodeon or the Korra show, so the guess that there would be a “Dark Avatar” that showed up somewhere was based on context clues in the story.
We don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but we do want to guess crazy things. Like how Devindra always says Bolin is going to die.
Please don’t be mad! We will never spoil anything that hasn’t been made available to the fandom because we get access to everything at the same time you do!
The Finale Has Come!
While we’re getting ready for this week’s podcast (covering Night of a Thousand Stars and Harmonic Convergence), why not also enjoy this Korra End Credits remix by Joanna’s friend, YouTube user that poet sideways.
Spirits! What a ride.
HERE’S OUR BIG NEWS, STRAIGHT FROM JANET VARNEY! IF THIS POST GETS REBLOGGED 10,000 TIMES IN THE NEXT 12 HOURS, WE’LL RELEASE THE 1 HOUR BOOK 2 FINALE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST ON NICK.COM!
No, seriously. Pick your jaw up off the floor! Catch “Night of A Thousand Stars” and “Harmonic Convergence” tonight at 8/7c on Nick…and then unlock the Book 2 finale episodes “Darkness Falls” and “Light in the Dark” online at midnight EST!
Let’s do this thing, Korra Nation!
Hour-Long, delicious looking Korra tomorrow. Which means 8PM START.
HOLY VARRI-CAKES! Check out a sneak peek storyboard from this week’s 1 hour LoK event, starting Friday at 8/7c!
stillthinkingofacreativename asked: "1) The love-triangle will come to a definite conclusion, if that’s your thing" You seem very confident that the triangle won't be back next season. Do you have some inside info? I've always been indifferent towards it, but I just want it gone so people stop complaining.
I said that was in the FUTURE, right?
I don’t think it’s going to end any time soon, I think we have more complications in the ‘shipping.
BUT, I do think the series will end, like the previous one, with fixed couples. It just might take until Book Four to get there.
mgmaz asked: Wouldn't it seem that by imprisoning vaatu the material and spiritual worlds have been out of balance for like 10k years and that Unalaqu is doing the right thing but badly
I’d expect to hear this argument out of Unalaq’s mouth sooner rather than later. But, seriously, when has it been good when a character in a dramatic series trusts the giant black spirit monster over the tiny white spirit monster? : )