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18

Jul

How About Tonight’s Legend of Korra Episodes?

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What did you think of tonight’s episodes? Let us know your reactions/criticisms/theories!

And for your reading pleasure, Patches’ recaps:

"Old Wounds" Review

"Original Airbenders" Review

17

Jul

korranation:

TOMORROW AT 8/7C: Don’t miss two INCREDIBLE new episodes of LoK!

13

Jul

REPUBLIC CITY DISPATCH #32: In Harm’s Way/The Metal Clan

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BE FOREWARNED - Discussion includes Avatar: The Last Airbender, Book One: Air and Book Two: Spirits from The Legend of Korra and could expand to include Dark Horse Comic’s The Promise and The Search at any time. 

Hosted by Da7e and Matt Patches of Fighting In The War Room, (usually featuring Devindra Hardawar from the /Filmcast and Joanna Robinson from Vanity Fair’s Hollywood.)

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12

Jul

We’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new episode of RCD. In the meantime, check out Patches’ written reviews:
"In Harm’s Way" Review
"The Metal Clan" Review
And leave your own thoughts/theories/reactions in the comments. We’ll try to address them on the show.

We’ll be back tomorrow with a brand new episode of RCD. In the meantime, check out Patches’ written reviews:

"In Harm’s Way" Review

"The Metal Clan" Review

And leave your own thoughts/theories/reactions in the comments. We’ll try to address them on the show.

10

Jul

chaoswalks:

Book 3: Bad Ass Ladies

Lin has a sister!Check out the first look at The Hollywood Reporter

Lin has a sister!

Check out the first look at The Hollywood Reporter

Turns out Emmy Voters Don’t Watch Korra

Since The Legend of Korra is on in primetime, Book 2 was eligible for two Emmy Awards: Animated Program and Character Voice-Over Performance. Unfortunately, the show didn’t garner any nominations — which makes you wonder if anyone voting actually watches The Legend of Korra (short answer: probably not). Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Futurama, South Park, and Nick’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are fine shows. Great shows (I’m not the biggest fan of this current incarnation of TMNT). But animation means two things to the common voter: A half hour comedy like The Simpsons or a kid’s show. TMNT brand awareness probably has something to do with its inclusion. Legend of Korra isn’t an easy show to label or describe with one-line. It’s too hard to vote for.

As for the voice-over noms… c’mon Television Academy! Get it together! Janet Varney! J.K. Simmons! Steven Yeun as Wan! Seth MacFarlane, Seth Green, and Harry Shearer do fine jobs on their respective shows, but they’re examples of voters choosing with a rubber stamp. Veterans. Beyond the name talent of Korra, there are a hundred voiceover artists more deserving of these spots (though many of them would fall into the Daytime Emmy pool). Show’em some love, Academy. 

Who would you hand out Emmys to this year? Who gave the best Korra performance in Book 2? What’s the best episode writing and/or directing wise? We might has well hold our own ceremony right here.

- Patches

09

Jul

Announcing Your Comic Con 2014 KORRA Team

From the official Nickelodeon Camp, here’s the talent representing Korra in San Diego this year:

  • The Legend of Korra’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers); Janet Varney (Korra); David Faustino (Mako); Seychelle Gabrielle (Asami Sato); Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick).

05

Jul

geniusofsmiles:

Yup…I can see it.

Toph x Satoru

Mike in the Book 2 Episode 3 Commentary

Mike DiMartino:
To be clear, we were never trying to say that Aang was a horrible, terrible parent! It’s more about how Kya and Bumi interpreted Aang’s absence. Because he was busy, he was busy being the Avatar. It’s this natural thing where he ended up taking Tenzin around the world because he was the second to last airbender at the time and wanted to make sure his culture continued on. It came out of a place of trying to keep his culture going which was very important to him. Maybe he overlooked spending some quality time with the other kids at one time or another, but it doesn’t mean he was a deadbeat dad.