Shadowman wrote:Do you know why the alien robots don't look like humans?
Because their aliens. And there's no rule ANYWHERE that aliens must look strictly humanoid.
there's also no rule ANYWHERE that aliens must look strictly insectoid, even if hollywood and michael bay seem to think there is. the problems that a lot of the fans have with these designs have nothing to do with not looking humanoid, at least not directly. it's all about looking like who it's supposed to be. if you want to make a movie with characters based on and named after pre-established characters, you should make them look at least somewhat reminiscent of their namesakes, not force people to try to justify the new appearance by coming up with convoluted theories like "oh, his ghost possessed a guy who looked sort of like this in an episode, maybe that's what they were going for." if they cared enough to intentionally include obscure references like that into the design, they would also have cared enough to do so only after
they made sure it was recognizable as starscream.