Chaoslock wrote:I recommend you at least give a try with the G1 cartoon, but be warned: it's an 80's saturday morning cartoon - it has its low and high points, and there isn't a constant great story behind the series (though, there are some plots that run through several episodes)
Actually it was an after school cartoon not Saturday mornings. I know cuz I DID grow up watching it.
And in response to the topic.... yes you should try to watch it as best as you can. It will give a an idea of how it all began. You'll see alot of character connections from the past to the present and you'll see how certain old characters from G1 have been re-incarnated in todays TV series's and films.
And No, while the plot of G1 is not some long drawn-out story arc that takes 6 months make a point (which I don't see the big deal anyway with having that), it does have many good 2 and 3 parter episodes. And contrary to popular belief G1 does have an order into which their situation progresses throughout the seasons. (Dont forget to watch the 1986 movie in between seasons 2 and 3)
I know some may hate when people go on about G1 but look at it this way.......G1 is to Transformers what the bible is to humans.