• Editorial: Tech Replaces Magic in Space Mares

    G5 is coming and it’s time to take a closer look at some of the details within. With our favorite ponies heading off to the final frontier there doesn’t seem to be much need for all that pesky magic.

    Whatever shall out space ponies do?! Well, I’ve got answers for you! Join me as we review what’s going to happen to some of those outdated magical methods.

    Cutie Marks

    Sadly cutie marks as we know them will no longer exist. Instead, ponies will have binary codes tattoo to their flanks that correlate directly with their position on their ships.

    How did they get those jobs; hard work and dedication? No! Through nepotism, of course!

    Pony Types

    Earth ponies are masters of agriculture in space, but it's because of their focus in chem class. By mastering chemistry, they have developed plant growth formulas that are successful in high UV exposure and little precipitation.

    But what about Pegasus and unicorns you ask. Don't worry now anyone can be one. Cyborgs are in!

    For years ponies dreamed of using hover packs to get around like their winged friends, but the invention of metal wings has changed everything! Including jobs! “Pegasi” have no need to control the weather in space. Instead, they have learned how to forecast cosmic phenomenons and use their unaffected by the vacuum of space wings to fly around the ship and fire laser cannons at meteor showers!

    Any pony who wishes to practice telekinesis can sign up to be turned into a “ unicorn.” The horn is completely technological and covered it a synthetic skin that matches the ponies coat. However, there's only one surgeon trusted enough to perform the procedure and the waiting list is insanely long. Sign up your OC today!

    Elements of Harmony

    There's a joke in there somewhere. Keep looking.

    Sure friendship is magic, but have you ever seen the power of the Pythagorean Theorem?! That's right, mathematical skills are the weapons of the future. After all, math is the true universal language of the universe, right? In other words, you better dust off your old high school math book before Space Mares air.

    Everfree Forest

    The Hasbro Triangle
    So I know what you're thinking, “The Everfree Forest is a place where magic doesn't work, how could you ever compare the forest to space?” The Bermuda Triangle of Space, of course. Ponies will have to travel through triangulated locations of technological death.

    Of course for ponies it all turns out just to be superstition because just like the real Bermuda Triangle is one of the most heavily traveled regions in the Atlantic Ocean without problems, so will be the Everfree Forest of Space (Yeah, they're keeping forest in the name); but ponies will fear it while at the same time playing Angry Griffins on their phones.

    Magical Creatures

    They're not magic, they're aliens. They are simply beings from another planet who have better knowledge to survive without primitive magic. Ponies could probably learn a thing or two from them.

    Pinkie Pie

    Actual scientific chart.

    Perhaps you've heard of writer Arthur Clarke. He's well-known for his statement, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Well, that's pretty much where Pinkie Pie is. Maybe she has technology that's just beyond everyone else and it appears as if she has special abilities. Maybe her Pinkie Sense is just a pocket watch . . .

    Is it science? Well, Pinkie has mastered quantum physics; visited the event horizon of 4, count it 4, black holes; and she owns a party cannon that still fires in the vacuum of space. And we just don't question that. Don't question that. Don’t! Just say ‘science’ and move on.

    So what do you think?

    Is this what you imagine a magic-less pony universe to look like? Do you have better ideas?