Chat with Greg Farshtey

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person925 wrote:Greg Farshtey, do you think there's a possibility that BIONICLE will come back? After all, they could basically start the story over again, just using the same basic story elements. And if it DOES come back, do you think it will have as a good of a story as it first did? I sure hope so, because I LOVED the story.

As long as LEGO owns the franchise and maintains the trademarks, the possibility always exists of it coming back. The only reason to ever think a return was impossible would be if LEGO sold the intellectual property to someone else, which I do not think would ever happen.

Boidoh wrote:

In Power Play, page 6, Brutaka opens a portal and sends the Doom Viper in. Did this rahi end up in an AU or a location in the MU? 

 

Where specifically did it end up?

One of the AUs we know?, an unnamed one we don't?, where in the MU?

I doubt Brutaka would have sent it someplace in the MU. More than likely into a particularly lethal AU.

TwistLaw wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
TwistLaw wrote:
TwistLaw wrote:Dear Greg, would you like to tell us a never known before piece of trivia about my favourite BIONICLE character, Brutaka? E.g. if he likes spicy food or was friend with a Le-Matoran long time ago.

I think this one got buried!

Not buried, I just don't have anything for you.

I see, sorry for having been annoying.

By the way, are you interested in japanese culture?

Somewhat. I once wrote a roleplaying guide that focused on Japan, back in the '90s.

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Boidoh wrote:

A while back I asked you if Bota/Aqua Magna revolved around Bara Magna and you said no. Does this mean that they had their own orbit around Solis Magna?

Yes

this can't be true though, they were called "moons", meaning that they orbited around bara magna.

BIONICHARGE wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
BIONICHARGE wrote:

Another question:

 

Vakama once threatened Teridax, telling him that he would shatter the Vahi and unleash the power of time upon the universe.  What would happen if somebody shattered:

 

1. the Ignika?

2. the Avohkii/Kraahkan?

3. the Mask of Creation?

4. an Olmak?

I believe we did things in story about what would happen if the Ignika fell apart. As for the rest, I don't think we ever stated that every single mask would cause a problem if it was broken. Most masks would just be useless if they were broken and would not unleash their power.

Of course not.  It isn't like a broken Hau would form a shield around the Matoran Universe!  I was just interested to see if there were a few other special cases like the Vahi, mostly legendary masks or one-of-a-kind masks.  I put in the Olmak because I was intrigued about the possiblities, even it if did not have any effect.

I am afraid that I think this got lost.

I have one more question.

1. I've seen somewhere in the chat that Matorans do not age. Is this true? (sorry but I can't find the original question and I have an argue with my friend)

2. If so, how does it work? Is it like slow regeneration over time?

3. But how Voporak's ability of speeding up time works? Why was he able to kill a bunch of ta-matorans?

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Boidoh wrote:

A while back I asked you if Bota/Aqua Magna revolved around Bara Magna and you said no. Does this mean that they had their own orbit around Solis Magna?

Yes

Was it always this way? Did it at one point orbit Bara Magna but then broke off from its orbit and began orbit around Solis Magna?

Tahu Nuva attempted to use a swarm of Tahnok to attack Nuhvok-Kal, but failed. Nuhvok-Kal used its power over Gravity to make the Bohrok fly into deep space and fall into orbit.

 

Are these Tahnok orbiting Spherus Magna?

Were the swarms ever released for cleansing the face of Mata Nui before the island of Mata Nui we know about formed?

 

 

EddyGould wrote:

1. How did the "Tuyet's Prison" pocket dimension look like? We only know there weren't any other Toa.
2. How did the Kestora come to the "City of Silver" pocket dimension?
3. How many Great Beings are there?
4. What happened to Destral Cycle?
5. What happened to the Fire Entity?
6. The Great Spirit Robot is being taken apart. But what happened to the Zyglak(who are currently hiding in the Matoran Universe); Conjurer; Shadow Takanuvas; Varian; Mimic's Companion?
7. How did Charger transform from a Kane-Ra into a Dark Hunter? Energized Protodermis, maybe?
8. Can Botar's species determine where to teleport?
9. Did the Kestora kill any known characters on the Red Star?
11. How big/small are the Dark Hunters compared to an average-sized Toa? Is Tracker's pet bull really smaller than him? How powerful are the Dark Hunters compared to an average Toa?

 

Also, you wrote:

>8) What island? The island of Mata Nui is the robot's face, why would Makuta want to destroy it? Same as your second question - the kraata have no reason to destroy the MU. Makuta wanted to rule the MU, not destroy it.

8.1. Can Makuta using any of his abilities destroy an island (any island) like Nocturn?

8.2. Okay, not destroy MU, rule it. With these powers Kraata/Rahkshi actually can achieve anything Makuta wants and it's doubtful that anyone could stop them, even OMN.

 

>5) I don't understand your question

5.1. I mean the planets from the beginning of The Legend Reborn. Are they canon?

Got buried.

BIONICHARGE wrote:
BIONICHARGE wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
BIONICHARGE wrote:

Another question:

 

Vakama once threatened Teridax, telling him that he would shatter the Vahi and unleash the power of time upon the universe.  What would happen if somebody shattered:

 

1. the Ignika?

2. the Avohkii/Kraahkan?

3. the Mask of Creation?

4. an Olmak?

I believe we did things in story about what would happen if the Ignika fell apart. As for the rest, I don't think we ever stated that every single mask would cause a problem if it was broken. Most masks would just be useless if they were broken and would not unleash their power.

Of course not.  It isn't like a broken Hau would form a shield around the Matoran Universe!  I was just interested to see if there were a few other special cases like the Vahi, mostly legendary masks or one-of-a-kind masks.  I put in the Olmak because I was intrigued about the possiblities, even it if did not have any effect.

I am afraid that I think this got lost.

Not lost - there's no question there. As I said, other masks do not have the same effect when broken.

Boidoh wrote:
ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Boidoh wrote:

A while back I asked you if Bota/Aqua Magna revolved around Bara Magna and you said no. Does this mean that they had their own orbit around Solis Magna?

Yes

Was it always this way? Did it at one point orbit Bara Magna but then broke off from its orbit and began orbit around Solis Magna?

To my knowledge, it was always this way, but it's not something the story team ever discussed.

--Tremah-- wrote:

I have one more question.

1. I've seen somewhere in the chat that Matorans do not age. Is this true? (sorry but I can't find the original question and I have an argue with my friend)

2. If so, how does it work? Is it like slow regeneration over time?

3. But how Voporak's ability of speeding up time works? Why was he able to kill a bunch of ta-matorans?

1) No, that is not accurate. Matoran do age, they simply have very, very long lifespans.

ScribeGT6817 wrote:
Boidoh wrote:

In Power Play, page 6, Brutaka opens a portal and sends the Doom Viper in. Did this rahi end up in an AU or a location in the MU? 

 

Where specifically did it end up?

One of the AUs we know?, an unnamed one we don't?, where in the MU?

I doubt Brutaka would have sent it someplace in the MU. More than likely into a particularly lethal AU.

Would this AU be rather a pocket dimension, where physics don't really apply as the people of the core dimension know it? Did the Doom Viper survive?

 

People are already complaining about the moon thing, as per usual.

 

The way I look at it is that they are only CALLED moons, like how Venus is often called the Morning/Evening Star. 

 

What do you think?