Being someone who frequents this site, it's obviously impossible for me not to be aware of the new My Little Pony show (and I use the descriptor 'new' lightly, as I know it's been around a while now - but it's 'new' as far as I'm concerned, since I grew up in the 80's watching the original show). But being 'aware' of the show, is obviously not the same as actually watching it. I don't have cable or satellite, or any traditional mode of television at all, so it's not even been possible for me to just randomly stumble across the show.
I recently noticed, however, that the show is on Netflix. My daughter has been cycling through a number of shows lately, and one of them, I find horribly horribly annoying, so one day we boot up Netflix and I see that she's about to go to this uber annoying show again and I see MLP on the recommended list and I talk her into giving it a try instead. I figure, with as many people who are obsessed with the show, at the very lease, it has to be better than the pos she was going to watch instead. heh
So yeah - it's cool. Better than a lot of other cartoons my kids watch - at the very least, its definitely animated well. Anyway, we've gone through the whole first seasons so far, and yesterday she was watching the show again and it got to the episode where Discord shows up. Now, obviously, I've seen the character before. There's fanart all over this site, and it's impossible to NOT see it.
However, I had never HEARD him before.
It took all of 30 seconds of him speaking for the first time, for me to end up on IMDB to confirm my suspicions. And holy crap - he's Q. lol. Like - literally, that character is molded specifically after Q from Star Trek. He even snaps his fingers and disappears in a flash of white light to reappear somewhere else a second later.
He's freakin' Q!
okay, okay. I'm a dork. But Star Trek:TNG was one of my great loves during the 90's, so I had myself a little geek-spasm when I realized I was right.
Being the thorough type that I am, I ended up on the MLP wiki where it mentioned in some interview with Lauren Faust that she said that, yes, the character was inspired by Q, and apparently they originally thought that they'd just try to get someone who sounded like John De Lancie, but ended up thrilled when they realized that they could actually get him to do the voice.
So yeah - that's really all I had to say on that. lol.
Oh man, right now my daughter is watching this show from Nick called Tuff Puppy and I just want to rip my ears off. I'm not impressed.
And there's so damn many familiar voice actors in it. Professor Frink's voice actor is talking right now and it's like, exactly Prof Frink. Kinda scrambling my brain. Oh gawd, it's just so stupid. Someone save me.
I wonder if my mom cringed in horror at the crappy cartoons I watched as a kid. I've gone back for the nostalgia-value and rewatched some of them in more recent years, and some of them really were gawd-awful. lol.