The Legend of Korra

When I reported on the news The Legend of Korra would be getting a second season yesterday I was pleasantly surprised so many of you Nerd Bastards were Avatards. Ha! I’ll never get over how ridiculous that name is. Anyway, knowing we’ve got the audience and I’m more than happy to keep talking about Korra let’s run through some of the Comic-Con highlights.

First, Cinema Blend has been doing an excellent job running live blogs for those uber-popular panels that not everyone can attend. Here’s some choice bits from The Legend of Korra panel.

  • Book Two will be called “Spirit” and it’ll take place 6 months after the end of Book One. And what d’ya know, it’ll be a more spiritual season.
  • We’ll visit the Southern Water Tribe again, there will be a Water Festival, and we’ll see how the Southern Tribe has been built back up. Think more like Northern Tribe in Avatar.
  • Korra’s parents show up again, and we meet her uncle, Ulak, who’s cheif of the Northern Water Tribe. We’ll also learn how Korra’s destiny ties into her family and her family’s role in the two water tribes.
  • We’ll see the Southern Air Temple and more ancient airbending places.
  • We’ll meet Ang and Katara’s daughter, Kya, as well as see more of Bumi.
  • Asami runs Future Industries, Mako’s a cop, and Bolin is still a Fire Ferret.

The crowd also got to record sound for the pro-bending matches! Lucky bastards. Again, check out the entire live blog at Cinema Blend.

Here’s a quick interview with P.J. Byrne, the voice of the Bolin, from the con in where he reveals what very little he can say about Book Two,

And, finally, this isn’t from Comic-Con, per se, but it might make you feel like you’re actually at a panel learning some behind the scenes info. Currently, Nickelodeon has been airing these Making of a Legend specials about the first season of Korra, but there’s a lot of filler material in each episode that can make it hassle to sit through.

Not anymore! One devoted fan has trimmed down the three specials that have aired so far into one, seven minute video. Enjoy!

I arrived pretty late to the Avatar party. Maybe I was scared away by M. Night Shamalayn’s horrific live-action adaptation, which would really be saying something since I never even saw it, or maybe it’s because Nickelodeon simply hadn’t impressed me with their animated offerings in recent years. Then one day I sat down with Netflix to find out what all this Avatar and “bending” jazz was all about, and hours later I had consumed the entire first season. In a sitting! Yeah, the cartoon is really that good, forget everything you ever heard about that crappy movie, Avatar: The Last Airbender is a phenomenal ‘toon.

Its follow-up series, The Legend of Korra, might be even better. That is to say only one season has aired and it’s already off to a fantastic start so I’ve got high hopes this series could even eclipse Avatar. Korra‘s performed amazingly well for Nickelodeon as Entertianment Weekly reports on the show’s viewership as well as those newly ordered episodes,

After averaging 3.8 million viewers for Season 1, Book 1, which concluded June 23, the Avatar: The Last Airbender sequel is receiving a second-season order of 26 episodes that presumably will be divided into two parts called Books 3 and 4, bringing the total number of episodes to 52.

Hells yes!

But don’t worry Avatards – oh, how I wish that wasn’t the nickname for fans – there’s more Korra coming even sooner as we’ve still got the second part of Season 1, Book 2 premiering next year.

Any Nerd Bastards out there also Avatar fans? Are you pumped for more Korra?

Source: The Mary Sue

After much anticipation, The Legend of Korra, the continuation of Nickelodeon’s hit series Avatar makes its debut on the internet. If you wish to get a sneak peek of the full episode before its official online release tomorrow on KorraNation.com . So far as I’ve checked, about 4 min ago, the video below still works so check it out while you can.


Thoughts on the first episode after the break. (caution the following thoughts do contain spoilers)

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Fans  of Avatar: The Last Airbender have been eagerly awaiting for it’s spin-off series, The Legend of Korra, to hit the boob-tube. Nickelodeon has been telling us it would  be released some time in the summer or even early fall. Since that’s too damn long to wait,  an announcement was made earlier today on the Korra Tumblr page which surprised everyone. Fans now have less then one month before the newly titled Legend of Korra hits television sets. The premier is schedule for Saturday, April 14th at 11am. Mark your calendar.

Set 70 years after the events of the previous series, this new series follows waterbender Korra, the Avatar after Aang.

Aang, and his descendants, with still play an integral part in the training of Korra as she battles the evil Oman and his league of anti-benders.

I just hope this incarnation offers the same great story telling and thematic elements (no pun indented) as it’s predecessor.

Oi! April can’t come soon enough.  Until then, here’s a new trailer to tide us over,  courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.

Source: The Mary Sue, The Wall Street Journal

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender was an amazing series, funny, action packed and worth watching. That’s more then you can say for a few cartoons that should have died years ago -cough- SpongeBob -cough-. Thankfully Avatar: The Legend of Korra is just the sequel that will drag you right back into world where throwing fire doesn’t count as arson.

The Avatar world has become a vastly different place since The Last Airbender. It’s now full of cities, airships and statues of the fun loving Aang. Korra herself looks like someone that knows how to throw some punches, a strong female character for the kids to look up to. Too bad you won’t be able to spend hours watching this on repeat til 2012.

Via: Topless Robot

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Obviously anything “Avatar” that isn’t by M. Night Shamalamadickhead is exciting enough, but how do you make  Avatar: The Last Airbender , a critically acclaimed animated series, better? Boobs and steampunk. Yep, those seem like the right catalysts that nerds will fall privy to.

Paramount, which owns Nickelodeon, first announced the series last summer, back when we thought the film was going to be something better than a racist, lethargic, pedantic, monotonous, pile of shit. Word and intrigue has since been mute. That was until The Wall Street Journal got their first good look at Korra, the heroine from The Last Airbender sequel series Legend of Korra.

Set 70 years in the future, The Legend of Korra follows a new Avatar named Korra whose attempts to master the final element, air, leads her to a brand new, steampunk influenced city. The WSJ also revealed the cast:

Janet Varney as KORRA
Kiernan Shipka as JINORA
Daniel Dae Kim as HIROSHI SATO
David Faustino as MAKO
Sheychelle Gabriel as ASAMI
Lance Hendrickson as LIEUTENANT
JK Simmons as TENZIN

Kick-Ass babe, steampunk, JK Simmons and Bud from Married With Children? I think I speak for every one when I say, “SQUEEEEEEEEEE!!!!”

The show is set to premiere on Nickelodon sometime in 2012. Are you as excited as I am?

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