5150 Cruiser wrote: Couple of things..
First, the whole problem with that aurgument is no one ever bring up the first comics for source material. Its always G1 and the stories of G1.
"no one ever bring up the first comics for source material"???I do all the time, I'm sure I'm "some one".
And I have seen many others bring it up.And even if they dont, its irrelevant, fact is comic was first, it doesnt matter if its mentioned in debates.
the point is the source material (whitch includes the comics)just wasn't very good in terms or stories, plot, dialogue and everything else many complain about the movies.
the think is that the comics did indeed have its share of good examples of "good stories, plot, dialogue and everything else"
It may not have been 100% of the time, but it was at least close to half.
Second,.."Deep thinkers??" I'm sorry, but early TF comics were anything but that.
I said they had matrial the appealed to deep thinkers, and they did.
And when exactly did they come out? According to what i could find out, they came out roughly the same time the series did.
you need to do better research.
Marvels US G1 TF #1 was released/first went on sale on May 22 1984.
The G1 cartoon pilot first aired in the US on September 17, 1984...........almost 4 months later.
Even if there were a couple good stories, and deep thinking, that's very little (if any) good material to take from. Thats like saying..
"Ya, i know we had a hundred or so bad, corny stories, but there were one or two really good ones. The movie writers should have taken material from those two stories."
there were more then a few, but even if, as I pointed out, the idea of taking a product out of 1 medium and bringing it to a major film is based on the idea of doing it better then it has been donr.
So, I dont see the flaw in thinking they should have tried to improve on what those 2 stories had done.......as your senerio suggest.
(at least nothing swe inspiring).
whats "awe inspiring" would differ depending on who you ask.............and again, I down see anyone asking for awe inspiring "stories, plot, dialogue and everything else"
Autobot32 ,and you are wrong.When it comes to source material, TF fiction has had quite a few good examples to go by.