So, first of all, there's now an honest-to-God interview with Mike and Bryan. Wall St Journal, you have been all over this one, haven't you? What's more, the questions are actually poignant and demonstrate a surprising knowledge of the series. I give props where props are due to Mr. Farley, who is either a fellow fan or an extremely dedicated researcher.
Anyway, I always feel a bit cheap when my blog post consists entirely of responding to content generated somewhere else. That said, I'm probably going to keep making these posts because, let's be honest, they're easy, and I usually have stuff to say about what other people are saying. I'll continue to try to have my own 'value added,' however. Tell me if that's working for you or not.
So, what new information do we get from this Interview?
-Katara is Tenzin's mother. Nobody is surprised.
-Being stuck in an iceberg DID "[burn] up some of [Aang's] extra Avatar time." Lucky guess on my part, I suppose.
-New Republic City is based on Shanghai in the 1930s. Gee, there was another series like that recently... whatever happened to that show, anyway. (Fansubbers? Care to tell us?)
-Legend of Korra is Mike and Bryan's response to the usual "Hey, this is making money, do another season" request that gets handed down by the network when something does well. I would like to speak for the fandom when I say: THANK YOU for not tacking an unplanned season onto the end of A:TLA. The temptation is obvious, and the results are rarely good. More writers, producers, directors, etc. should be willing to take the risk of letting one story end to start another (even if the two are connected, as these two stories are).
Here's to hoping for the best for Legend of Korra!