Banjo-Tron wrote:xyl360 wrote:Banjo-Tron wrote:xyl360 wrote:I think region plays a huge role here. In the UK, for a long time all they had were the comics and a handful of G1 episodes on VHS, so the UK Marvel continuity was all they knew. They didn't have Transformers on TV in the UK in the 80s, so it was irrelevant to them.
Sorry, but that is wrong on both counts. We got all of the US stories as well as the UK stories in the weekly comic, and we also got the Cartoon. If anything, we had a greater appreciation of the comics because we got over twice the material the guys in the USA ever did, including extensive appearances of the Movie cast way before the US comic.
Wow, really? My friend from the UK is the one who told me this. I guess he was mistaken.
You know what, in retrospect he may well be half right, regarding the cartoon, we definitely got Season 1, I distinctly remember watching it on a rubbish programme called 'Wacaday', it was the only reason I watched it. That was in 1985 I think. Not sure about the later seasons, but I used to rent the videos out which had selected episodes from Seasons 2, 3 and 4. But in terms of the entire cartoon? Maybe we didn't get it. I'm confused now! My point regarding the comics still stands though
Thanks to the miracle of Satellite TV I was able to watch all kinds of channels, usually in English like The Children's Channel and Sky One. And I'm happy to say, all 4 seasons were broadcast there, including Generation 2, plus a re-run of Season 2 to coincide with the Classics reissues of 1990/1991