Mat001 wrote:The details of Prime's death didn't need to be spelled out. Your average kid would be smart enough to know that Optimus and Megatron fought to the death, with one dying and the other being rebuilt. The specifics didn't matter.
You can argue that after a few episodes, especially "Dark Awakening" that it was clear that Optimus was dead and you can even argue that it would be logical that he might have fought to the death with Megatron, but as far as Megatron's fate, that was far from clear, especially if they missed that ONE LINE.
Mat001 wrote:No, it was also from Astrotrain who said that things were different under Megatron and Cyclonus corrects him with Galvatron's name and then Astrotrain said that they're the same guy. Plus, Optimus knows who Galvatron is.
Okay, so it was Astrotrain but it was still ONE LINE. Pretty easy to miss and never for the rest of the G1 run was it ever mentioned that Megatron had become Galvatron. That's a HUGE oversight in storyline development. You also get no insight on Cyclonus and Scourge and the Sweeps, either.
Mat001 wrote:It was obvious that death was possible as evidenced in "Divide & Conquer", "The Key To Vector Sigma" and "War Dawn". If it wasn't, then we wouldn't hear Megatron and Starscream talk about it so much during the first two seasons.
Who dies exactly in those episodes? Alpha Trion kinda sorta maybe, but not in a "blown to bits" way. That's a very weak argument, really.
Mat001 wrote:Animation errors which were the fault of Akom. Hell, I didn't even notice a lot of those errors the first time around and only now years later. Of course, the earlier episodes of season three can be cut some slack as the origins of the new Decepticons was changed midway through production. Hence the errors in the film regarding Thundercracker, Skywarp and the Insecticons, along with the latter in "Five Faces Of Darkness".
You missed all of that but were somehow able to fill in all the other gaps without seeing the movie? Weird.
Mat001 wrote:Just because it wasn't shown in the movie doesn't mean it didn't happen off screen.
Sure, that's fine but it doesn't make it any less confusing. Heck, here we are in our 30's and we still don't know the entire list of characters who died because of the vents in the movie. The truth was, all they cared about was bringing in new characters and really had a had time keeping track of it themselves.
Mat001 wrote:Or that they grew up and didn't it was worth watching anymore. They could've done a better job at introducing the rest of the 85 cast, but they didn't. They just said, "here, deal with it".
The big difference is that they gradually blended the 85 characters in with the 84, they didn't just take the existing universe and rip it to shreds.