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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:30 am

rpetras wrote:The writing is definitely geared towards the younger set that won't question things like an active FAKE volcano.


The volcano was artificial, but hardly fake. They actually drilled down to the magma layer to make the thing. It was pretty clearly explained.

rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order.


Indeed. We wouldn't want a repeat of this...

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...would we?

Sabrblade wrote:Robotic dinosaurs that could prove to be lethal weapons in the wrong hands, an artificial volcano that could act as a great power source


Couldn't the Decepticons make their own Dinocons and volcanoes?
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:25 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
rpetras wrote:The writing is definitely geared towards the younger set that won't question things like an active FAKE volcano.


The volcano was artificial, but hardly fake. They actually drilled down to the magma layer to make the thing. It was pretty clearly explained.
True. But both Cody and Doc Greene used the word "fake" to describe the volcano. ;)

cotss2012 wrote:
rpetras wrote:I hope they do introduce Decepticons, because fighting random earth-based threats could get a bit dull in pretty short order.


Indeed. We wouldn't want a repeat of this...

...would we?
If done right, maybe. Meltdown was the best human villain in that series, and the Headmaster would have been cool if not for his lame 1337 personality. Besides, G1 gave us human villains too.

Plus, I doubt we'll see any such villains in this show anyway. The Rescue Bots are designed for search and response missions, not combat. Bringing in 'Cons or bad guys would put our heroes out of their element. And, unlike Animated, in which this was a good thing, it wouldn't be a good idea since it would detract from what this show's primary objective is.

cotss2012 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Robotic dinosaurs that could prove to be lethal weapons in the wrong hands, an artificial volcano that could act as a great power source


Couldn't the Decepticons make their own Dinocons and volcanoes?
They could. But why waste their own time and energy to create such things when they can just steal these readily available ones?

It's like in every other series. Why would the Decepticons bother to create their own energy sources when they can just raid the Earth of its own? It's much more efficient for the 'Cons to just take what they need instead of making their own.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Autobot Megatron » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:09 am

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That's the thing about this. It is geared towards littler kids, and considering we have Prime right now to compare it to, which killed off a not so main, but very looked foward to Autobot within the first 5 minutes, and then made him a zombie, this looks way kiddier than it probably is.
I would say it beats some of the other Transformers shows in maturity, though, and many more other shows that are geared towards an even older audience. It's just with Prime fresh in our minds, it taints our opinions. I would love to see a fan review it that hasn't ever seen Prime. That would probably be a more unbiased review than any of us could probably give. >:oP (ignore the smiley that makes no sense here)
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:09 pm

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Autobot Megatron wrote:That's the thing about this. It is geared towards littler kids, and considering we have Prime right now to compare it to, which killed off a not so main, but very looked foward to Autobot within the first 5 minutes, and then made him a zombie, this looks way kiddier than it probably is.
As Animated has shown us, looks can be deceiving. ;)


Autobot Megatron wrote:I would say it beats some of the other Transformers shows in maturity, though, and many more other shows that are geared towards an even older audience.
It certainly beats the live action movies in terms of maturity. :lol:

Though, it's still yet to top Beast Machines maturity-wise, since that one's still the most mature.

Autobot Megatron wrote:It's just with Prime fresh in our minds, it taints our opinions. I would love to see a fan review it that hasn't ever seen Prime. That would probably be a more unbiased review than any of us could probably give. >:oP (ignore the smiley that makes no sense here)
It doesn't taint my opinions. IMHO, Rescue Bots accomplished much more in just two episodes than "Darkness Rising" did in five.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby cotss2012 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:12 pm

Sabrblade wrote:True. But both Cody and Doc Greene used the word "fake" to describe the volcano. ;)


That's because Cody doesn't understand the difference and Doc is insane.

Sabrblade wrote:If done right, maybe. Meltdown was the best human villain in that series, and the Headmaster would have been cool if not for his lame 1337 personality. Besides, G1 gave us human villains too.


I would crap my pants if Rescue Robots did an episode with Dr. Arkeville...

Sabrblade wrote:Though, it's still yet to top Beast Machines maturity-wise, since that one's still the most mature.


I too looked upon BM with rose-tinted glasses... until I saw it a second time and realized that it still carried a lot of annoying baggage from BW, mostly Rattrap's constant whining and the calling out of transformations. Plus, Blackarachnia's whole character seemed to have degenerated into being defined by her relationship with Silverbolt; contrast Airachnid, who is more reminiscent of the independent and complex Blackarachnia from Beast Wars.
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Re: Reminder: Transformers Rescue Bots Airs Today

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:29 am

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cotss2012 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:True. But both Cody and Doc Greene used the word "fake" to describe the volcano. ;)


That's because Cody doesn't understand the difference and Doc is insane.
Fan theory is fan theory. No canon evidence to support the latter. ;)

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Sabrblade wrote:Though, it's still yet to top Beast Machines maturity-wise, since that one's still the most mature.


I too looked upon BM with rose-tinted glasses... until I saw it a second time and realized that it still carried a lot of annoying baggage from BW, mostly Rattrap's constant whining and the calling out of transformations. Plus, Blackarachnia's whole character seemed to have degenerated into being defined by her relationship with Silverbolt; contrast Airachnid, who is more reminiscent of the independent and complex Blackarachnia from Beast Wars.
I meant by how it was mature with all its deep philosophical themes and controversial topics such as "harmony vs. extremism", "the needs of one vs. the needs of many", "conflict and inequality in a free society", "free will vs. totalitarianism", and "religious faith in a higher order". The fact that it included all of these heavy adult-minded aspects shows that it took risks and dared to go the extra mile of children's entertainment. It was definitely ahead of its time in that regard. :APPLAUSE:

And that said, I would be immensely surprised if Rescue Bots also got that deep. If it were to that deep, though, then it may rank itself up to being the most mature pre-K cartoon ever. :lol:
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