Season 9 Discussion Thread [NO SPOILERS, DF airings only]

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It makes me soo happy that people seems to be aware now of this thread
It will make for more interesting and toughtfull looks on the upcoming episodes.
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Welp, the rest of the first half of the season is out now. So no more early airings until after the hiatus and at least two episodes will have aired here first. Again, though, it's highly unlikely to be Italy doing the early airings again. Might be Germany, Russia, Finland, Denmark, who knows? But it won't be Italy since it's almost never the same nation twice, because that would just be too consistent, I guess.
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Unrelated to your post, it's that the image reminded me of this.
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Yep. Going by Wikipedia, the early airings began in season 6 with The Fault in Our Cutie Marks, which aired early in Poland. The remaining three episodes that season aired early in the UK.

In season 7, episodes 6-11 aired early in Canada, while episodes 12 and 13 aired early in Australia. In the latter half of the season, one episode aired early in Russia, while the remaining three were Canada again.

And in season 8, the early airings came from Finland, Canada, Australia, the UK, and Denmark.

There's no consistency with this whatsoever. It's almost as if Hasbro is just divvying up episodes and tossing them out randomly. And of course, there's also the fact that this has been going on as far back as season 6 and it's still happening, with Hasbro either being powerless to do anything about it or just not caring.
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Episode 13 might be one of those "big" episodes considering it's title and that it's the last one before the hiatus.

Hope I can make it spoiler free until then.
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wow, poland got something before others. Now that's rare.

Still, I belive that Early airings should ethier be penalized by hasbro, or ethier taken down as soon as youtube videos about new episodes. It's unfair to everyone else in the world.
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I think the deal is that somehow, the Hub could include clauses in their contracts that could stop the partners from airing the show before they did in the United States, but after Season 5, Discovery Family began to exclude those clauses when renegotiating, either because they didn't think it was important or because the others started pressuring them to remove the clauses and they didn't have the strength to insist on keeping them. and i think it's the latter, because they seem to have introduced the mid-season hiatuses specifically so the foreign networks wouldn't be able to air the whole season in three weeks.
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they seem to have introduced the mid-season hiatuses specifically so the foreign networks wouldn't be able to air the whole season in three weeks.
I'm still hoping they have a hiatus right before the finale, so that everyone can go into the final episodes not knowing what will happen.
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True, I always figured it had to do with something contractual that expired and Hasbro had no power to undo it. That said, I can't say I've ever gotten the impression that Hasbro really cares about this issue. Hell, if I recall correctly, some DHX staff have, in the past, expressed that they're annoyed by it.

And even so, that still doesn't explain the lack of consistency on these international networks when it comes to airing episodes. Clearly, these networks do not schedule the show in any sensible way. It honestly seems like they throw episodes out for the damn sake of it, then just stop for whatever reason so that another nation can then take their place. It's funny, but as much as I hate the early airings, it would probably annoy me less if they were coming from only one nation per season. Like I said, no less than five nations were involved in season 8's early airings. Why? Effing why?
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So, regarding seasons that didn't release early in other countries…What you're saying is..

It could happen only on The Hub?
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The more I think about it, the more I want a show that's mostly about the adventures of Cozy Glow, Tirek and Queen Chrysalis. They would learn a lesson each episode, but in order to stay evil, they all agree not to follow it. This lets the show have morals, without running into the problem of characters not remembering lessons.
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It would be a nice thing to see, but I feel like it would ruin thier characters further. In thier initial "evil" appearances, those vilians really appear as evil and threatning. With the ammout of commedy that was injected to the "Legion of Doom", ever since the pilot, they feel less and less like "Enemies" and more like "antagonists".
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That very very highly suggests they will be reformed in the end. They ALMOST already gave in to friendship after all.
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I feel like Rusty Bucket seeing them together is going to come back to bite them later on.
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I wondered if he's somehow related to Gusty. But similar sounding names (Gusty | Rusty) and "guarding the mountain" might just be coincidences
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