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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:30 pm

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Oh man, this episode. I haven't been following the spoilers, so I expected the Omega Keys to be one-per-episode for the rest of the season. I got that wrong. 0_0 All 4 in one episode, and SMOKESCREEN is the last one. Alpha Trion's a troll. 'Course, he's voiced by George Takei, so there you go. So I guess the rest of the season (all 3 episodes) is going to be everybody working against each other to try to get all the Omega Keys. Can't wait to see how that will turn out. I hope Smokescreen comes out of it okay, even though he's kind of annoying. He reminds me of Armada Hot Shot, but with loftier expectations.

Also, holy hell Knock Out was a badass this episode. The Sonic Disruptor or whatever it's called is pretty killer.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:40 pm

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Also. Good Episode. Really, as soon as that pixel image popped up, I knew it was smokescreen. I just, I don't know how that will factor into everything. I also really want a uniquely molded smokscreen toy. He's the chosen one now. I'de be miffed if he didn't get one.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:44 pm

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That Bot wrote:Oh man, this episode. I haven't been following the spoilers, so I expected the Omega Keys to be one-per-episode for the rest of the season. I got that wrong. 0_0 All 4 in one episode, and SMOKESCREEN is the last one.


Well, three in one episode, the other one in the previous.

Alpha Trion's a troll.


Alpha Troll or Alpha Trioll? It's up for vote; now!

So I guess the rest of the season (all 3 episodes) is going to be everybody working against each other to try to get all the Omega Keys. Can't wait to see how that will turn out. I hope Smokescreen comes out of it okay, even though he's kind of annoying. He reminds me of Armada Hot Shot, but with loftier expectations.


There are four episodes left.

I like Smokescreen. He's a breath of fresh air for me, at least.

But of course...he's probably going to sacrifice himself for the restoration of Cybertron. :cry:

Also, holy hell Knock Out was a badass this episode. The Sonic Disruptor or whatever it's called is pretty killer.


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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:58 pm

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Apparently I'm very off it today. 4 episodes left, Resonance Blaster, technically the first Omega Key in the last episode. I should know all this. *slaps self lightly*
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

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That Bot wrote:Apparently I'm very off it today. 4 episodes left, Resonance Blaster, technically the first Omega Key in the last episode. I should know all this. *slaps self lightly*


I don't expect you or anyone to know everything about everything. I gave you some reference on a few subjects for the future. :-)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:07 pm

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I thought you were being sarcastic when I read "*slaps self lightly*"
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby njb902 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:25 pm

Is it just me or do Optimus and Smokescreen have the same forehead ridge?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:31 pm

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njb902 wrote:Is it just me or do Optimus and Smokescreen have the same forehead ridge?


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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:39 pm

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I'm sure it had nothing to do with G1 Smokescreen/Bluestreak/Prowl having their own forehead crest, but stylistically elongated to make Prime smokescreen more unique.[/scm]
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby YRQRM0 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:01 pm

Another cool episode, that resonance blaster cracking BB's chest was intense, too bad it did virtually nothing. I also liked that the Decepticons were finding the base, it's about time. The slo-mo battle with Dreadwing and Bulkhead was sweet, and Smokescreen being the key was awesome. Can't wait to see what happens later.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:05 pm

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YRQRM0 wrote:The slo-mo battle with Dreadwing and Bulkhead was sweet


Sweet is an understatement. It was incredible! Intense!

That's saying a lot for me, as I don't really like a lot of Bulkhead vs. Con battles
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby G1 Smoketreader » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:27 pm

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So, the plot is intriguing, but mixing up the alleged aligned continuity rewrite of Gen 1 is an epic fail with these versions of Soundwave, Smokescreen, Starscream and company running around. I totally don't like these writers in the bigger picture they are in.

Bulkhead: This new, frosty, spiky, aware version of post traumatic Bulkhead has shot straight up to being my personal fave character. Even took a verbal shot at Miko. Good on him.

Arcee: Gave Smokescreen the Thundercats/Voltron/He-Man/Scooby talk. She and Bumblebee are back in business and it's no longer the Wheeljack show or the Smokescreen show. Good.

Smokescreen: This poor G1 Autobot gem has the name that will be targeted by anybody writing their own TF show. In their attempt to make it NOT look like G1 these writers have married Hot Shot to BW Dinobot. Sucks. Go get your own Transformers to wreck. Where is Q?

Knock out: More than a Gaylord in a Spaceship: he can actually fight and will even take time to playtest the resonance blaster whilst toying with his prey. Like.

Starscream: Meh. I still love you even tho you're a gimp to the plot. Hope you hyper-tackle some Deceps before your next embarrassment. I'd love to see you win to wield all 4 keys. Liking the fact that Optimus and Megz both assume the other has an additional key.

Dreadwing: What, no absolutely pointless flourishing of your sword just before you say anything? Pfff. Character development, my butt. G1 Thundercracker and Skywarps Techspecs, having cost a few minutes of pay to type up, have done more for TFs than the $$$ that the cost of your computer developed model ever will (writers- :lol: ). Good fight, tho.

Megz: Now I understand why they didn't care about wrecking that shield-relic. His graverobbed arm looks like one, but isn't one, so giving Optimus a shield (when he had a sword) would have been off. Oh well.

A few weeks ago when ppl started noticing the kids were being written into the background I figured there would be an end-season invasion of the A/bot base. The Deceps got pretty close to it with Laserbeak but they have what they wanted (Smokescreen) so I don't think there will be such an invasion. Still, the mathematical possibility that not even one scraplet got left behind...*shrug*.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:34 pm

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G1 Smoketreader wrote:HARD KNOCKS

So, the plot is intriguing, but mixing up the alleged aligned continuity rewrite of Gen 1
Hang on. Where do you get that this is supposed to be a rewrite of G1?

G1 Smoketreader wrote:Smokescreen: This poor G1 Autobot gem has the name that will be targeted by anybody writing their own TF show. In their attempt to make it NOT look like G1 these writers have married Hot Shot to BW Dinobot. Sucks. Go get your own Transformers to wreck. Where is Q?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby YRQRM0 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:11 pm

Oh yeah, forgot to mention, did anyone notice the improvement in Animation? Everyone's moving around a lot more fluidly now, not so much like robots (ironically). I like it, it makes them seem more autonomous and alive.

Also, I thought it was funny when Knock Out said "Who knew Soundwaves could be such a knock-out". Always funny when Transformers make fun of Tranfomers names (see: they don't call him starscream for nothin).
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby G1 Smoketreader » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:12 am

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G1 Smoketreader wrote:HARD KNOCKS

So, the plot is intriguing, but mixing up the alleged aligned continuity rewrite of Gen 1
Hang on. Where do you get that this is supposed to be a rewrite of G1?

G1 Smoketreader wrote:Smokescreen: This poor G1 Autobot gem has the name that will be targeted by anybody writing their own TF show. In their attempt to make it NOT look like G1 these writers have married Hot Shot to BW Dinobot. Sucks. Go get your own Transformers to wreck. Where is Q?
Dinobot? Really? Dude, what on Earth are you talking about?


Are you kidding me, now?

They announced years ago that there will be 'a single continuity which will be used to stake out all [mixed-up versions] of the TF story into one [timestream] that all continuities will be using "for a while, at least for the foreseeable future". The announcement for WFC was in the same week.

Isn't the Cybertron story (the games) the official rewrite of G1? Isn't TFP the continuation? Allegedly on official grounds?

:You know how the Superman (or any other) origin gets rewritten every once in a while, so that Smallville is a decade more modern and the Kents are a decade trendier? It's a Gen 1 rewrite like that, in part as well, but a lesser part in this rewrite (because there will be more in the future).

: when they announced a couple of years ago that they'll rewrite a new official timeline for TFs and have to put G1 in it somewhere? It's extra- official in that sense, because the old place of G1 gets superceded.

: When they officially put a group called 'Generation one' into any OFFICIAL timeline it's a rewrite that is set in stone. Generation one is now officially the first group of free Autobots who are associated with the Ark.

Yes, Dinobot. "I am Smokescreen. I am a Warrior! I am THE Hot Shot. It is my honor to be glorious. And yet I am robbed of my glory, for I must first learn to be an Autobot,since it an honor to be one. Then I must learn that I am the key to the outcome of a single battle, glorious, tho my glory is stripped from me and I am imprisoned within a predecided destiny. The choice which was made for me-to be the key-is the hardest reality but the easiest truth etc.etc. I mean come on I shouldn't have to point all this out.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:33 am

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The Aligned Continuity is not a rewrite of G1. It's a new continuity which all new TF media for the near future will take place in. It takes elements of various previous continuities, but it isn't a "rewrite" of any single one. G1 still exists in a separate part of the TF multiverse

I'm not seeing the Dinobot parallels, at all. Smokescreen is much more in line with a Hot Shot/Hot Rod parallel.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Bubbah » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:37 am

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Yeah, if Dinobot is being compared to anyone, I see him being much closer to Dreadwing than Smokescreen.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Shadowman » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:17 am

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Yeah, if you want to compare any Beast Wars character to Smokescreen, it's probably Cheetor.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby njb902 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:53 am

Shadowman wrote:Yeah, if you want to compare any Beast Wars character to Smokescreen, it's probably Cheetor.


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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:57 am

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What they said.

This is no remake of G1. At all. There are some G1 elements, homages, and inspirations, but G1 itself isn't a part of this.

And just because a character uses the word "honor" doesn't make them a Dinobot expy. Dinobot's viewpoint of "honor" was of a code of ethics he lived by like a samurai lives by Bushido. He spoke like a Shakespearean character with such eloquence and deep thought.

Smokescreen, however, is another kid-appeal youngster like Cheetor, who speaks like a major fanboy wanting to prove himself. His viewpoint of "honor" is that he's the lucky one who gets to work under his all-time hero.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby njb902 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:17 am

Sabrblade wrote:What they said.

This is no remake of G1. At all. There are some G1 elements, homages, and inspirations, but G1 itself isn't a part of this.

And just because a character uses the word "honor" doesn't make them a Dinobot expy. Dinobot's viewpoint of "honor" was of a code of ethics he lived by like a samurai lives by Bushido. He spoke like a Shakespearean character with such eloquence and deep thought.

Smokescreen, however, is another kid-appeal youngster like Cheetor, who speaks like a major fanboy wanting to prove himself. his viewpoint of "honor" is that he's the lucky one who gets to WOK under his all-time hero.



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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:48 am

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Anyone else notice Knock Out's wheels are starting to sit further back on his....back? I guess accommodate the toy? Doesn't make the toy look incredibly accurate, but still, here's an "evolution" of where his wheels sit:

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I mean, they aren't disappearing, but they aren't as high up as the first and second pics.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Prime Discussion Thread

Postby njb902 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:16 am

PrymeStriker wrote:Anyone else notice Knock Out's wheels are starting to sit further back on his....back? I guess accommodate the toy? Doesn't make the toy look incredibly accurate, but still, here's an "evolution" of where his wheels sit:

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I mean, they aren't disappearing, but they aren't as high up as the first and second pics.



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