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Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub

Transformers News: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 1:37AM CST

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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!

SCHEDULE

Transformers Rescue Bots
"Family of Heroes"
Season 1 - Episode 1
11:30am Eastern/10:30am Central

Transformers Rescue Bots
"Under Pressure"
Season 1 - Episode 2
12:00am Eastern/11:00am Central



Transformers Prime
"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

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Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1348802)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on February 18th, 2012 @ 2:22am CST
DVR is set!
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1348805)
Posted by JEDI ALCHEMIST on February 18th, 2012 @ 2:39am CST
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Posted by Seibertron on February 18th, 2012 @ 2:44am CST
Some of you should check your DVR schedule. Now that I have Transformers Prime on Blu-Ray (thanks Shout! Factory), I changed my recording setting for Transformers Prime from "New and Repeats" to "New Only". Comcast has tomorrow's episode of Transformers Prime marked as a "repeat" and not a new episode, so it wasn't scheduled to record Saturday's new episode. Just a friendly reminder to double check to make sure it's going to record everyone.
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Posted by Heavy B on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:53am CST
I am ready for the most incredible rock and roll adventure EVER. Even if I saw the movie a thousand times over, still gives me chills.

Also, prime looks good. Skipping rescue bots. They suck
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1348869)
Posted by Autobot Strider on February 18th, 2012 @ 10:36am CST
Does anyone know when the new Prime episodes will begin airing in Canada? As usual my internet searches prove fruitless...

Thanks to anyone who can help!
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Posted by Bouncy X on February 18th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CST
its sorta ironic that the movie is now considered some cult classic and transformers jewel when its what killed the franchise in the 80s. lol

as for canada airing Prime, in the end we were sharing the same weekend schedual as america. so i wouldnt be surprised if tomorrow's episode is our premiere.
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1348934)
Posted by Autobot Strider on February 18th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:its sorta ironic that the movie is now considered some cult classic and transformers jewel when its what killed the franchise in the 80s. lol

as for canada airing Prime, in the end we were sharing the same weekend schedual as america. so i wouldnt be surprised if tomorrow's episode is our premiere.


One could only hope... but the episode descriptions for the next two weeks eps according to my PVR are "Partners" and "TMI" on Teletoon (which airs Prime in Canada).
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1348953)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2012 @ 3:21pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:its sorta ironic that the movie is now considered some cult classic and transformers jewel when its what killed the franchise in the 80s. lol
That's an odd thing to say since the cartoon continued until 1988, the toyline ran till 1990, and the comic even outlived the toyline by finishing in 1991. ;)
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1349008)
Posted by datguy86 on February 18th, 2012 @ 6:49pm CST
I'm pretty sure the only thing the movie successfully killed was the trust of children.
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Posted by funeralthirst7 on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:05pm CST
Was that a new voice-over that was shoe-horned into the beginning if Transformers:The Movie?
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Posted by Seibertron on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CST
Can anyone confirm which version of the 1986 film is showing right now on the Hub? It has the extra opening voice over intro narration from Victor Caroli that I believe is from the UK version of the film. It's widescreen. Spike doesn't say "oh shit!".
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:12pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Can anyone confirm which version of the 1986 film is showing right now on the Hub? It has the extra opening voice over intro narration from Victor Caroli that I believe is from the UK version of the film. It's widescreen. Spike doesn't say "oh shit!".
Any other changes? Sounds like the UK version to me.

Though, it used the DEG logo at the beginning, which was from one of the American versions. Guess we'll have to wait and see once it's over.
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Posted by Seibertron on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:18pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Can anyone confirm which version of the 1986 film is showing right now on the Hub? It has the extra opening voice over intro narration from Victor Caroli that I believe is from the UK version of the film. It's widescreen. Spike doesn't say "oh shit!".
Any other changes? Sounds like the UK version to me.

Though, it used the DEG logo at the beginning, which was from one of the American versions. Guess we'll have to wait and see once it's over.


I wonder if it's some new hodge-podged version that splices together a few different versions of the film. I'm not familiar with other televised versions of the film, just the almost dozen versions I have on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray (thank you Madman in Australia).

I would love to own an official version of the animated film from Japan. I've never watched G1 (pre-Headmasters) or the 1986 film in Japanese, with the exception of Scramble City.
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:30pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I wonder if it's some new hodge-podged version that splices together a few different versions of the film.
I considered that myself, yeah. If it is, I wonder if A) It was all done to remove the swearing, and B) If this Hub version will get a commercial release.

Seibertron wrote:I'm not familiar with other televised versions of the film, just the almost dozen versions I have on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray (thank you Madman in Australia).
Here's some info regarding some different English-language versions of it. :)

Seibertron wrote:I would love to own an official version of the animated film from Japan.
Oh, dude, so would I! I've seen some bits and pieces of clips from it (unsubtitled, though), and from what I can tell, the Japanese version of the movie has a very dramatic performance of the dialogue by the voice actors, and even has some new bits of dialogue created for that version (such as the Lithonians screaming in horror as Unicron destroys their planet, and the Decpeticons all yelling in pain as they get blasted by Optimus during his epic entrance into Autobot City before engagin Megatron).

Here's a clip of the Optimus vs. Megatron fight. Or should I say, "Convoy vs. Megatron". ;)
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1349077)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 18th, 2012 @ 9:58pm CST
I think the extra VO at the beginning was from the Rhino VHS that came out between that British release and the Rhino DVD. It was also s#!t-free, and ended with a VO assuring us that Optimus would be back...IN THUNDERBALL!!!...or somewhere.

If any hodge-podging was done, a better clue might be the aspect ratio: did they use the same top-bottom crop as the widescreen disc in the Sony release? Can't watch now, recording it for later, but I'm also wondering if the HUB will edit Magnus's "DAMN IT", which as far as I know has been present in all American releases. Did they edit that out when the Movie was split into 5 parts for season 5?
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Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2012 @ 10:06pm CST
According to TFWiki, the Hub spliced in the narration from the UK opening scroll text crawl, but not he text itself, onto the U.S. opening credits. and judging by posts here, they used the UK closing narration too.

So, I guess Ryan was right. It is a sort of hodgepodge, but only a mild one.
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1349096)
Posted by DeathBlast on February 18th, 2012 @ 11:07pm CST
Was it just me,or did HotRod look brighter(Edward Cullen)kind of bright.
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Posted by SumoXL on February 19th, 2012 @ 4:40am CST
Hello Everyone does anyone know where can i get a bigger and better image of the Transformers Japanese Posted imaged above this subject.
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1349270)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:56am CST
SumoXL wrote:Hello Everyone does anyone know where can i get a bigger and better image of the Transformers Japanese Posted imaged above this subject.
Image
Re: Today is "Transformers Mega Saturday" on the Hub (1349442)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on February 20th, 2012 @ 12:13am CST
Saw the 86' movie for the first ime in its entirety today. I had seen the begining many times before and caught bits and peices of the middle, but never actually just sat down and watched it all the way through. One thing i'll say..
I'm really glad i didn't see this when i was 5yrs onld in 86' in the theaters. Seeing all my favorite characters get slaughtered probably would have tramitized me! Damn that was visious!
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