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Death of a mailmare... - Fluorescent Dreams Wax Cylinders

25th of February, 2012

12:01 - Death of a mailmare...

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From:telbert
Date:2012-Feb-26 03:15 pm (UTC)
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I'm not a regular watcher of the show, but I have seen bits and pieces here and there (including the original unedited appearance of Derpy). I think that Derpy's original speaking appearance was mostly well-received because it was evidence of the writers' paying attention to the fans' desires.

I guess that Hasbro caved to the complaints of some watchers and decided that the change was the "safer" choice. I can understand Hasbro's reasons for playing it safe, given the debacle that erupted in 1986 when they demanded that the writers kill off Optimus Prime in TRANSFORMERS:THE MOVIE. The negative response by kids and parents to Optimus' death was so great that Hasbro and Sunbow had to do an "about face" on the idea of killing off "Duke" Hauser in G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE. Last-minute changes to dialogue were made to indicate that Duke had slipped into a coma instead of dying, and at the movie's end, one of the Joes received a call from the hospital, indicating that Duke would pull through. To read more on this, read an interview with Buzz Dixon at http://www.joeheadquarters.com/interviews_dixon.shtml .
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