If you are interested in the amazing groundswell of popularity for the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic cartoon, or the more culturally baffling "Brony" phenomenon, you could do worse than watching this video where John DeLancie, who voices the evil Discord on the show (and is better known as Star Trek: The Next Generation's Q, obviously), sings his explanation of both. It's actually a part of his completed documentary on Bronies, and not because someone stuffed him in a recording both and held a gun to his head, as I first assumed. You can purchase the documentary here, if you're so inclined. I honestly have my doubts that hipsters = Bronies — I've met more than a few Bronies who, believe it or not, did not seem particularly "cool" — but who am I to argue with Q?
Question: Are Bronies now getting into the pre-Friendship Is Magic My Little Pony cartoons? Because if so, that is fucked up. Because they're terrible. Like, I can at least comprehend male fans of MLP:FIM — it's a cute, clever show — and then taking it too far to be weird and funny and what-not. But if they're somehow carrying over that affection to the earlier cartoon incarnations, that would be the straw that broke the pretty pink pony's back. Metaphorically speaking.
Thanks to Boogster Su for the tip.