You know when you are listening to Peter Cullen. Some of us have been listening to him as the voice of Optimus Prime from the time we were born. That unique, gravelly timbre unmistakeable. So when NASA released a short video on space exploration with that familiar voice narrating, we decided to share. Although this has nothing to do with Transformers specifically, it would not be hard to imagine this as a trailer or deleted scene from Dark of the Moon. Posted on ReelNASA's youtube channel, which can be found by clicking here, the video has been embedded below, enjoy!
With the Twincast crew in brighter spirits, we are proud to present the latest episode, available from our RSS feed, iTunes, or download it directly by clicking here. Join host Counterpunch, along with regular cast members Seibertron, Jon 3.0, Tigertracks and Razorclaw as they discuss a truck-load of new news since our Toy Fair episode.
Transformers 4 has been greenlit, and may be a reboot.
Transformers Prime Season 2 has begun. We discuss the first episode, character development, and a bit about the upcoming Blu-Ray release of Season 1.
Club Exclusive Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift arriving, but with QC issues...
Transformers Prime RID Arcee
Transformers Prime RID Ratchet
Transformers Prime RID Wave 1 Impressions on Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Cliffjumper, and Soundwave
Generations/Fall of Cybertron Combaticons - what color will they be? Are the guns back-mountable?
Encore Sixshot and MP Sunstorm - worth the cost?
IGear Presser and MW-04 Hench
We discuss the newest news about Fall of Cybertron
Potential BotCon Guests as well as our thoughts on the club panel
That's right German Trans-Fans! Beast Wars is finally coming to Germany in a DVD box set starting with the complete first season. This set will feature both German and English dubbed audio and additional subtitle options. This set will be complete and unedited! Get every bit of Transformers Beast Wars action as it was intended. No word yet on additional content and no official commitment to Season's 2 or 3. Amazon.de has listed the item here. Check out the stunning box art below:
With the release date of the highly anticipated Transformers Fall of Cybertron quickly approaching, several videos have been posted that cover a full range of features, gameplay and insight. These video's come from multiple sources in the gaming community and have been collected here in one place for your viewing pleasure!
First is an interview with game director Matt Tieger by Machininma:
Next is an article from Kotaku.com This includes more gameplay of Bruticus and others and features an interesting side article regarding the fate of the Dinobots:
The solution? It turns out these Cybteron games take place about 70 million years ago. When Decepticon Shockwave goes looking for some new transformation forms for a bunch of kickass robots, he happened to get a glimpse of prehistoric earth and the beasts that roamed the planet then. Tieger cautions us not to get too technical about which dinos were on the Earth then; just go with it. It gets us Grimlock in this game, a double-height robot who only can do melee attacks but turns into a marauding mechanical T-Rex (he looks very fun to play as). It also gets us other Dinobots, such as Snarl, Swoop and Sludge, all of whom I caught glimpses of in a level that started players as Starscream and transitioned into a very cool Grimlock rampage.
We will continue to update this article with any Fall of Cybertron videos that are revealed!
Today is a big day for Transformers fans on the Hub ... it's "Transformers Mega Saturday"! Transformers Rescue Bots officially debuts (in case you missed the sneak peak back in December) starting at 11:30am Eastern. Later this evening, Transformers Prime's highly anticipated second season begins with "Orion Pax Part 1" at 8:30pm Eastern. Immediately after you find out the fate of the latest incarnation of Optimus Prime, the cult favorite "The Transformers The Movie" animated film from 1986 makes its overdue debut on the Hub at long last. If you've never seen the original film, you should tune in to check out one of the key milestones of the Transformers history. Make sure you stop by here to share your thoughts about "Transformers Mega Saturday" right here on Seibertron.com!
Transformers Rescue Bots
"Family of Heroes"
Season 1 - Episode 1
11:30am Eastern/10:30am Central
Transformers Rescue Bots
Season 1 - Episode 2
12:00am Eastern/11:00am Central
"Orion Pax - Part 1"
Season 2 - Episode 1
8:30pm Eastern/7:30pm Central
The Transformers The Movie
1986 Animated Film
9:00pm - 11:00pm Eastern/8:00pm - 10:00pm Central
Tomorrow on GT.TV's Episode 510 Transformers fans will be treated to the first footage of actual gameplay! Check out the trailer for next episode and catch a peek at Fall of Cybertron Vortex in helicopter mode! Click here!
Blu-ray.com has reviewed the soon to be released Transformers Prime: Season One Blur-ray. Click here to read their full review, we've posted a few excerpts and images below as well as a couple of new promos that we received directly from Shout! Factory. Transformers Prime: Season One Blu-ray is scheduled to release on March 6th. You can pre-order Transformers Prime: Season One [Limited Edition] on Blu-ray and DVD.
Transformers Prime: Season One's 1080p transfer isn't all that consistently pretty. Certainly, there are moments when the animation sparkles, but aside from its flatness, there are some technical bugaboos that drag it down considerably. First, the image is greatly hindered by what is oftentimes intense banding. Huge chunks of the image often suffer through terrible bouts, with entire backgrounds sometimes reduced to large masses of bands of poor color transitions. Unfortunately, many a line are jagged, and aliasing appears with some frequency, too. As noted, the animation is naturally flat and often looks to have a plastic-like texture to it. There's no real flow on anything but the Transformers themselves; human hair and clothes offer no real movement or textures. Such elements are very much flat and stiff, but that's inherent to the original elements, not a fault of the Blu-ray transfer. On the flip side, those Transformers can look quite good in close-ups; the digital artists have taken the time to create some fairly complex elements within eyes, faces, various exposed gears, and the like. Their metallic exteriors are scratched, dented, dirty, and generally well-abused, but that's mostly the extent of fine detailing. Colors, likewise, are very flat and lack much range outside of basic shades. The yellows, reds, greens, whites, and blues that make up the Autobots are bright but monochromatic. The Decepticons are a bit colder, favoring rather flat shades of purple and gray. It's all relatively simple, but it's that intense banding, frequent jaggies, and occasional aliasing that really hurt this one. The banding is nothing short of an eyesore, so audiences sensitive to that might want to rent before committing to a purchase.
Audio Commentaries: "Darkness Rising, Part 1": Executive Producer Jeff Kline, Hasbro Studios Developer Mike Vogel, Animation Producer Therese Trujillo, and Art Director David Hartman; "Darkness Rising, Part 2": Jeff Kline, Mike Vogel, Therese Trujillo, and David Hartman; "Darkness Rising: Part 3": Hasbro Studios Executive Director Brian Lenard, Actors Tania Gunadi and Ernie Hudson, and Art Director José Lopez; "Darkness Rising, Part 4": Brian Lenard, Tania Gunadi, Ernie Hudson, and José Lopez; "Darkness Rising, Part 5": Composer Brian Tyler; "Masters and Students": Production Manager Mathias Dougherty, Animatic Artist Meghan Burleson, and Production Assistants Nathan Johnson and Jacob Rivera; "Scrapheap": Production Manager Sonya Park, Production Coordinator Meredith Rogers, Production Assistant Kathy Cavanaugh, and Post Supervisor Austin Block.
Audio Commentaries: "Convoy": Actor Peter Cullen, President of Hasbro Studios Steve Davis, and Producer Rafi Ruthchild; "Predatory": Director Todd Waterman and Actors Sumalee Montano and Josh Keaton.
Audio Commentary: "Shadowzone": Supervising Director David Hartman, Actor Andy Pessoa, Editor Mike Miles, and Bumblebee.
Audio Commentaries: "Stronger, Faster": Actor Jeffrey Combs, Writer Mairghread Scott, and Director Shaunt Nigoghossian; "One Shall Fall": Writers Joseph Kuhr and Nicole Dubuc, Director Vinton Heuck, and Character Designer/Prop Designer/Colorist Augusto Barranco; "One Shall Rise, Part 1": Nicole Dubuc, Jospeh Kuhr, Vinton Heuck, and Augusto Barranco; "One Shall Rise, Part 2": Supervising Producer/Head Writer Duane Capizzi, Staff Writer Marsha Griffin, Supervising Color Designer Christophe Vacher, and Background Design Supervisor Vince Toyama; "One Shall Rise, Part 3": Duane Capizi, Staff Writer Steven Melching, Christophe Vacher, and Vince Toyama.
Making-Of Transformers: Prime (1080p, 11:02): An all-too-brief look at the creation of the show, beginning with a look back at the older franchises and moving on to examine the presentation for a new generation, the voice acting, the Transformer cast, the human characters, and the animation.
Toy Featurette (1080p, 16:31): A look at continuing with Transformers lore, creating new characters, characters who didn't make the cut, toy design, and the characters the crew would like to see in the show.
Season 2 Teaser (1080p, 0:20).
Speculation over! After today's announcement, Michael Bay has confirmed the rumors by posting a news article on his own site. He will be returning for Transformers 4 after signing a deal with Paramount Pictures for 2 movies. Not 2 Transformers films however. He will finish his work on Pain and Gain starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson first, and then begin his work on the next installment of the Transformers Movie.
Click here to view Michael Bay's website and read the full article.
Let the debate begin in the forums!
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