I know what you’re thinking – My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is not science fiction, and it’s not comic books. It is, however, a very popular fantasy, and it lends itself well to crossover mashups of all kinds. Sometimes the mashups get pretty interesting, like the Doctor Who / MLP crossover Doctor Hooves, which started as a fannish prank and eventually got licensed by IDW who now publishes Doctor Hooves comic books.
One of the great things about the MLP show is the music. This isn’t just a bit of doggerel rattled off in an hour by bored studio musicians. This is stuff written for the show because it supports the plot lines. Not every MLP episode has this, but many do, and when they do it’s some solid performance, with the people voicing the characters doing the singing. Yes, they really are that talented.
Now here’s the cool part – the MLP fans (the male fans of the show call themselves “Bronies” – the female fans call themselves “Pegasisters”) are apparently just as talented as the people making the actual show itself. Want proof? Here is a fannish spoof of a very popular musical number from the MLP show, originally entitled “At The Gala”. This version, though, is called “At The Convention”, and was made for a MLP convention called Canterlot Gardens.
The singing is nearly perfect (a little wobbly in the middle by one of the soloists), and the lyrics are very very clever – and the whole thing is done to the original sequence from the show. Even the non-MLP fans among the SCIFI.radio staff love this, because it really nails the whole convention-going ideogram, and we very much identify with everything they present in the song.
And yes, before you ask, it’s on the SCIFI.radio playlist.
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