- Motto: "Continue building from within,attack your designated target,defend everyone."
- Weapon: Double-Barreled, Armor-Piercing Particle Beam Cann...
The key inside Smokey, Then 5 more: Alpha Trion on Smokey, Smoke in the ship, Starscream in the base, Knockout in the wall and the cortical patch. One more failed job with Starscreams' null and void request for an operation to replace his T-Cog (which he might end up in the position to request from the Deceps shortly. Might be another inside job in the mid term if Scream tries to topple Dreadwing.
Camera work was very good.I felt as if I was watching the different departments working for each other and I REALLY liked that. Respect.
Megs is imposing with his new forearm playing the role of silent reminder; Smoke is counterparting that with action, Starscream with conniving. Good polarity but still textbook.
The falling Vehicon: an oldie, reformatted into TF storytelling language, but a goodie. I would personally be interested to see more of this type of humor from Megz- throwing folks into FUBAR and whatnot. I wonder why he didn't immediately give chase himself?
I'm unappreciative of the fact that Smokescreen is overshadowing the other Autobots. I understand that he was cut off from them in this episode but his flaws are in place tho not being used so much except as a story driver.
Regarding the G1 rewrite:
I like what EVERYBODY said in response, but I will continue to observe the designation of 'Generation one' as a group in this timeline as an official rehashing of who and what G1 are. As such I will continue to observe each reintroduced G1 character as something that is being treated with a degree of care, consideration and so on. Where, when and how (and for how long) each one appears affects each other character in my book. Either way, this continuity was put together partly so that all fans of different eras can have common footing. I see and hear what you are all saying but haven't been convinced yet to completely adopt one of your views.
RE: Smokescreen as Dinobot:
Here, your responses were even more insightful, but I see a 'code of Hero' in this Smokescreen.It's his OWN code of hero, which he has to learn to decipher properly in the school of Hard Knocks, as Arcee points out to him in said episode, or get jumped by the harsh reality of it in the end.
Like Dinobot, Smokescreen is in danger of finding out at the last minute that his destiny is not how he imagines it, but how he has heard about it from those with similar destinies;
His variation right now is that he will become Smokescreen the Great.The 'choice of Dinobot' he doesn't see is simple: Die for the Autobot cause, or survive to die next time. Also remember that they will NOT rewrite something obviously (eg, the relics are about as sentient as Minicons, it seems, but are not Minicons-there will not be an obvious Dinobot or Cheetor or Waspinator). Characters are tweaked.To me, especially in the 'Hard Knocks' episode, Dinobots' story is right there inside of Smokescreens' story. I didn't say it has to turn out the same, or can't shift with events.
"Everyone has a hobby.Even people who say they don't still have one under another name.If we're sick,injured, we still go to it and get down to see how it is.If it needs something, we bring it,make sure the attention is perfect.It exercises our care and protection and gives us back philosophies.It's a living thing to us,and is the most perfect way to teach a young person how to be towards a living thing. It's something that should never be taken away."