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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 05:48:53 PM »
When the dragons attack the first time Twilight (I think) says, "It's the Striadons!"  At least that's what it sounds like to me.  I guess the people doing the reels heard it as "spiadon", ha ha.

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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2018, 09:51:39 PM »
No idea if there's an official spelling for their name (I mean, obviously there is, but you know what I mean - I don't think it's on any VHS boxes or anything like "Tirac" is). It sounds like they say "Stratadon" to me so that's what I've always gone with. :shrug:
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2018, 04:29:36 AM »
To make things even more confusing, here's the text from the back of the Firefly's Adventure Firefly and VHS set.

Tearak, the evil master of Midnight Castle kidnaps My Little Ponies and turns them in to horrible creatures. Courageous Firefly and her friends must journey to the castle to save the others and stop Tearak from bringing on The Night That Never Ends Brave Beautiful Megan comes to Ponyland to help the ponies and the magical Moochick gives them a locket filled with the Rainbow of Light to fight the power of Darkness. Will Firefly and her friends get there in time to save the ponies and stop Tearak's evil plan?


I always head it as Stratadons too.


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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2018, 05:36:11 PM »
To make things even more confusing, here's the text from the back of the Firefly's Adventure Firefly and VHS set.

Tearak, the evil master of Midnight Castle kidnaps My Little Ponies and turns them in to horrible creatures. Courageous Firefly and her friends must journey to the castle to save the others and stop Tearak from bringing on The Night That Never Ends Brave Beautiful Megan comes to Ponyland to help the ponies and the magical Moochick gives them a locket filled with the Rainbow of Light to fight the power of Darkness. Will Firefly and her friends get there in time to save the ponies and stop Tearak's evil plan?


I always head it as Stratadons too.


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Ooooh, thanks so much for posting this!! The original US and UK (the "MLP in Dreamland" one) tapes both spell it "Tirac" so I've been wondering what the "Firefly's Adventure" VHS says for ages now :D Another spelling, how unexpected (and interesting!).. I wonder where they got "Tearek" from.
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2018, 01:33:09 AM »
I’m wondering  if the writers of the View Master reels  summary and Firefly’s Adventure backcard are spelling Tirac’s name by spelling it how it sounds if they didn’t have anything with the official spelling  on it. Maybe that’s why we have 3 different spellings for his name.

I’m still curious why the View Master reels seem to put such an emphasis on Scorpan’s character indicating that  he rescued all  the captured ponies when he really only rescued Spike and Baby Ember.


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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2018, 09:00:37 AM »
That's why you put character names next to the actor's names at the end!
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2018, 02:25:56 AM »
Here’s another theory , Maybe Hasbro didn’t have any of the original VHS  cases left with the correct spelling so even they weren’t sure how to spell Tirac by the time the Firefly’s Adventure set was released.

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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2018, 03:06:06 PM »
Here’s another theory , Maybe Hasbro didn’t have any of the original VHS  cases left with the correct spelling so even they weren’t sure how to spell Tirac by the time the Firefly’s Adventure set was released.

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Y'know, I really wouldn't be surprised if this was the case, knowing what Hasbro are like.
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2018, 12:40:50 PM »
we know the official spelling is "Tirac"
When was this confirmed?  I've always been under the impression that there was confusion over his spelling with "Tirac" and "Tirek" being the most common spellings, but no one really agreeing on which was right (though I know that people said that the G4 version was misspelled, which confused me as I remembered there being confusion before).  When was Tirac stated to be official?

Also, if they were going by what they heard, wouldn't they go with "Tirac" as it actually looks closer to how his name is pronounced?  "Tirek" looks nothing like how we're supposed to pronounce it.

For the dragon creatures, I have seen people call the Stratadons more than anything, but I have seen things like "Striadons" as well - I think the first time it's said it sounds more like the latter ("It's the Striadons!") but the second time, straight after, it sounds more like the former to me ("Stratadons?!") so one of these could just be a weird pronunciation of the other, like the voice actress put to much emphasis on the wrong part of the word, but I don't know which one of the did that.

I actually remember, until I saw the two spellings, that the first one kind of sounded like "Stragons", like she was saying "the dragons" (or possible "those dragons"), but it came out wrong.  Either way, it definitely sounds like a "Str" sound, so "Spiadon" sounds completely wrong to me - maybe it was an early name for the species?
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2018, 03:56:34 PM »
we know the official spelling is "Tirac"
When was this confirmed?

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original (?) UK VHS tape (the "MLP in Dreamland" one):

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(no idea where "Dreamland" came from, before anyone asks. I'd guess there was a miscommunication and somehow "they live in Dream Valley, which is in Ponyland" got distorted into "they live in Dreamland", but that's just a guess, who knows for sure..)

The show bible for MLP and Friends spells it "Tirac" as well; I'll try and hunt down that thread and edit in a link to it when I find it..

I was never sure where "Tirek" came from, too. I get why there's multiple spellings of his name out there, but "Tirek" just doesn't seem logical to me given how it's pronounced.. I was never sure where "Arabus" came from, either.

edit: Here's the old thread with Wildshadow's pics from the show bible :)
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Re: Interesting Rescue at Midnight Castle summary from the View Master Reels
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2018, 10:32:13 PM »
I always spelled it as Tirek before I realized that the official spelling was supposed to be Tirac.

I've noticed that when the Stratadons are first attacking and capture Moondancer and Cotton Candy that several lines are said very quickly. I think it's " Run, Oh no!" Help, oh Help" and either gasping or a whinny from either Cotton Candy or Moondancer as the Stratadons carry them off.


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