Psychodrome wrote:My thoughts on PRIME:
I really want to see what Mech does with Breakdown and Silas, I'm mainly hoping they build something original and at least paint it green.
I don't know about green, but I'm more apprehensive than hopeful. The writers could go so many directions with this, and the stunt itself definitely caught me off-guard anyway. I have no idea what to expect except it's going to be big
Psychodrome wrote:I think they dealt with Airachnid too quickly. That whole hive discovery scene was so epic that it could have easily been the season finale, or at least been part of it in some way...
Her stasis did feel a bit rushed in my opinion. They probably could have written it into a less eventful episode so her whole attack on the Nemesis would have more precedence. That episode was great but had too much going on in my opinion. Then again, these guys are already pressed for time as it is. It wasn't the smoothest move, but it's not too big of an upset, and it still leaves them wiggle room with Airachnid.
Psychodrome wrote:I'm cool with the Insecticons, but I'd like to see an individual design variant, maybe a general that transforms into a different insect.
We have Hardshell who is slightly different I believe. Keep in mind that it's a lot of work to make individual models and transformation sequences. Yes, they could have embellished more on the Hardshell design, but they had to not only go with Hasbro's word-of-god dictation but deadlines and budgets as well. I'm not too concerned with this slight cutting of corners.
Psychodrome wrote:We still have David Kaye and James Remar in the voice cast. I hope they are voicing transformers of some type. Also, it would be nice to have these relics add up to something important, I mean it has to right? I imagine that is how they are planning to end this season.
Well you don't just find a Spark Extractor during a war and let it collect dust on a shelf. The Resonance Blaster seems like it'll see use from Soundwave at least. And I'm pretty sure those guys will voice transformers. I've heard rumors of Kaye voicing Hardshell.
Psychodrome wrote:Optimus Prime aside from his combat badassery, is a bit too stoic to the point of being boring. I prefer his movie Prime, because he had more emotion, even losing his temper at one point. I'm not saying he should be like that, but maybe a little more relatable.
Actually, Prime's Prime is my favorite Prime out of all the Primes. He's by far the most fatherly and he just exudes this aura of authority. He's the kind of Prime that you'd feel awful for letting down; like a favorite teacher at school or something. He's a leader figure that is the direct foil of Megatron. Where the Autobots follow willingly and with full trust in Prime, the Decepticons only follow by fear or blind loyalty to a cause long since forgotten. Which brings us to:
Psychodrome wrote:Megatron is great, but kind of a jerk, which I suppose he should be. I really don't see why the other Decepticons follow him other than out of fear. There is a difference between the BW Megz and this one. I prefer the BW version. Evil, smart, but kinda likeable....Welker still gives him a great voice. It's just him being so ready to execute his soldiers when they screw up that bugs me. Not the smartest idea when you're at war, but if it's a scare tactic, then I retract my previous statement.
I really liked Animated's Megatron. Smart, patient, cunning, and practically untouchable in battle. He was a Megatron that was dangerous
without a shadow of a doubt, but you admired him for being so successful in his endeavor simply because he's so smooth and confident. Prime's Megatron is, in a word, absolutely bat-slag insane. He's terrifying to both the Autobots and
his troops. It's his unpredictability and excessively violent behavior that puts you on edge. Will he terminate someone for failing or simply beat them within an inch of their life? Will he let them off the hook? Not only is it unpredictable for us, but for the troops as well-- and I can guarantee you that they're a lot more terrified than we are. With BW Megs you could negotiate, squirm away, or at least survive. Prime Megs is the embodiment of unyielding wrath and obsessive determination.
Psychodrome wrote:In conclusion, I hope that Hasbro gets some of that DOTM box office gross and gives it to Polygon Studios so they can make the show larger and give it more scope, akin to Clone Wars. More human characters, see the kids in school with other kids(great tie-in for future episodes) more environments, more transformers, more win.......
Yes I want them to get a bigger budget. NO I don't want to see the kids in school. I AM a kid in school! Why show the ordinary when the extraordinary is so much more interesting. More transformers is a definite YES. More character development and display of depth? YES!!!
Heh. I know it's all your opinion. Not trying to prove anything or tear into you, so sorry if you got that impression. I tend to get carried away with my musings ^^;
crazyjeffy wrote:On a side note:
Is it Knock Out or Knockout? I've seen both multiple times.
Knockout seem to be more of a fanon spelling. I've usually seen official sources use Knock Out, so that's what I go with.