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Re: Steven Universe

Postby cephalopod9 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:52 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Weren't there four episodes?
I was trying to figure that out, because my DVR didn't seem to record it correctly, and my On Demand menu only lists things alphabetically. I left out Stuck Together because I'd seen it already and IMDB lists its air date as May 11th, but it does make sense as one of four parts.

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Re: Steven Universe

Postby TimelordSimone » Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:02 am UTC

Here's a gif, that caused my death.
(Lars and the Cool Kids / Lars' Head)
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby cephalopod9 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:16 am UTC

I was thinking recently about how the show would have been differently received if it had a whole season released at once streaming schedule. Then they put out six* episodes on the app/ on demand while I haven't seen any broadcast schedule, and it feels like the worst of both worlds.

The show has been going through kind of an awkward transition, a number of the original creators have left to do their own thing, and the content of the show has shifted focus quite a bit, and the release schedule just feels like it's really stretching it out.

I wonder if anyone is at liberty to just be transparent about the things Cartoon Network is trying to do. Like if someone could just up and say (i'm making a guess here) "yeah, Warner Bro.s really wants to sell DC licensed merch to 5 year olds, that's why there's 15 hour blocks of TTG".

Also, I like the Steven Universe podcast a lot.
I love seeing the process in cartoons. All these things that seem obvious, and fit together into a cohesive whole took a lot of work to get to. There's also a couple of themes and symbols explained.

*I think six? Cox on demand puts episodes in alphabetical order,

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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Zohar » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:36 am UTC

I hate this schedule. The only advantage I can see is it feels like time passes more slowly. For example

(raising the barn spoilers)
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Because it's been so long since we've seen a new episode,
it feels like Lapis and Peridot have been living together forever, and their separation/breakup feels that much more impactful.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby cephalopod9 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:41 pm UTC

I don't remember how many episodes it has been but in show
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they were living in the barn for at least half a year.
It was late Summer when Malachite was defeat and now we're back around to early spring to mid spring.
I wonder if they'll keep things consistent and Steven's 15th birthday is soon.

On the other hand, it compresses the time Steven and Connie are apart, explicitly stated to be a few weeks.
Which is also time Lars and his family are left hanging.
It's weird verging on unfortunate how the show divides up it's attention. I can infer that there was a difficult conversation where Steven had to explain about Lars still being in space, and the only connection being dependent on the whims of a magic, giant, pink cat.
That's still a really long time to go without even sending a post card, or trying some kind of tin can on a string set up...

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Re: Steven Universe

Postby eSOANEM » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:41 am UTC

This wait was frussssstrating because it was looooooong.

This arc was really sad although it was kinda bittersweet at the end. Idk, this season so far's all been dark and I think I'd like a little bit of a break from the darkness and plot and have some steven shenanigans. Like an onion episode
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Zohar » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:58 am UTC

I get what you mean but I'm reallllly not a fan of Onion.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Angua » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:26 pm UTC

Oh me yarm Onions Onions was enough onion for one season.

I hope people go to see Lars soon.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby somitomi » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 am UTC

Angua wrote:Oh me yarm Onions Onions was enough onion for one season.

Oniooooonn!!!
For some reason I find Onion just as annoying as Steven usually seems to.
Angua wrote:I hope people go to see Lars soon.

Yeah, I thought they are going to pick that thread up after Dewey wins,
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but even the "talking to Lars' parents thing wasn't mentioned again after that.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby heuristically_alone » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:59 am UTC

So I was just introduced to this a couple months ago, and it just may be one of my favorites shows ever now. I listen to the soundtrack on spotify way too often now at work. It's a bitter sweet relationship with onion. Yes, he is annoying, but I would miss him if he didn't exist. Looks like Season 5 starts in April.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Angua » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:00 am UTC

heuristically_alone wrote: Looks like Season 5 starts in April.
Bwahahahahahahahaha.

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Trying to figure out when the next episode of Steven Universe actually is:
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby heuristically_alone » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:52 pm UTC

Imdb says april 2018, but I've never used imdb before to predict when a show starts so not sure how accurate it is.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Angua » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:32 pm UTC

When it comes to SU, not very. Or any cartoon network show, tbh.
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Re: Steven Universe

Postby Zohar » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:52 pm UTC

For an unclear reason, cartoon network likes release Steven Universe in bursts - an episode a day for a week, or a bunch of episodes in the one day as a special, then months in between them without any knowledge of when the next episode will arrive. I think they say it's better for marketing, and the yearly number of episodes stays roughly the same at 22 or so, but it sure is frustrating.
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