Can you defend Energon?

Discuss anything about the Transformers cartoons and comics! You can discuss anything from G1 to Cybertron as well as the comics from Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW and more!

Can you defend Energon?

Postby Nexus Knight » Mon May 01, 2017 7:14 pm

Motto: ""I fight for the honor of those whom the Decepticons crush under their pathetic heel.""
Weapon: Star Saber Sword
I was thinking back about some terrible stuff Transformers as a brand has had to endure. Energon just seems like one of those shows that his universally hated by TransFans. But I do have to wonder, is there anyone out there that can come up with something good to say for the show? I think that there may be people that don't actually think it is garbage (just like I actually liked the Green Lantern movie and don't the Bayverse is really that bad). So, please, present your arguments and see if you can convince anyone to have something positive to say for the show for once.

P.S. Only the show, not the comic. I don't much about DW's Energon comics as I haven't read them.
Favorite quotes from The Transformers: The Movie-

"Ride in style!" Hot Rod (ever humble)

"Such heroic nonsense" Megatron

"I have better things to do tonight than die" Springer

"Till the day that all are one" Optimus Prime

"I belong to no one!" Megatron

"This is bad comedy" Galvatron (seeing Starscream's last bid for control)

"Ba wee gra na weep nini bong" Universal Greeting

"Till all are one" Rodimus Prime
Nexus Knight
Vehicon
Posts: 349
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:31 pm
Location: Guarding over Cybertron...
Alt Mode: Arsonist SnowCat and Stargazer
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 5
Endurance: 6
Rank: ???
Courage: 7
Firepower: 5
Skill: 9

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Kurona » Mon May 01, 2017 7:24 pm

Motto: "Don't forget to subscribe to the official Doctor Who youtube channel"
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
Well, everything has some good qualities. The soundtrack (the background music; most certainly not the horrid opening) was pretty decent for what it was; Demolishor did show some interesting promise in the first few episodes thanks to his conflicting loyalties; and when they use traditional cel-shaded animation it's pretty good traditional cel-shaded animation.

Unfortunately there's very few times they use traditional cel-shaded animation, the decent music is drowned out by the incompetence of everything else going on, and anything interesting happening with Demolishor was obliterated the moment he was reformatted into a mindless oaf. Oh well.
Complete and utter IDW DOOP-onwards Transformers fangirl. Also loves Beast Wars, Animated, TFP and that one TFCC story that made Alpha Bravo and Offroad great

Image
User avatar
Kurona
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 7878
News Credits: 190
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:48 pm
Location: Scotland
Strength: 1
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 2
Endurance: 1
Rank: 8
Courage: 3
Firepower: 1
Skill: 2

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu May 04, 2017 2:49 am

Motto: "He doesn't have jaundice, that's just how he looks."
I've never watched Energon, only its Japanese counterpart, Super-Link. From what I've been told, they are vastly different, as the American version was severely dumbed down to little more than a toy commercial, whereas the Japanese version was actually an interesting story with engaging characters.

As for the comics, I liked them well enough, and have the entire series, but it was never finished, due to DW going under. It would have been nice to get a definite end to the stories. This way, I kinda have to consider Galvatron and Scorponok's showdown and Scorponok's death kind of the ending, leaving the Autobots's side open-ended.
Burn wrote:Alpha Bravo...He's a helicopter in a team of jets. That's just dumb.
Image
My fanfics:
disaster-transport--p1927519.php#p1927519
the-bad-seed--p1909021.php#p1909021
stories-from-a-wild-and-crazy-con--t109626.php
Rodimus Prime
Site Moderator
Posts: 10396
News Credits: 18
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2002 8:31 pm

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Sabrblade » Mon May 08, 2017 10:45 pm

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
That honest-to-goodness epically-awesome Optimus Supreme vs. Unicron battle, hands down!

And Shockblast. Shockblast is awesome.
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 30536
News Credits: 273
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Black Hat » Sun May 28, 2017 3:10 pm

Motto: "What goes up must come down."
Weapon: Concussion Blaster Gun
Oh god, Energon. I watched the (cut down) episodes on Hasbro's websites way back in 2007, so I got EVEN LESS of a coherent story out of it.

But anyway, the good points.

The music was decent, and at times actually pretty damn good. Some of the VAs knew what they were doing (which made the crappy ones even more irritating) and the better performances were great. The generics were actually pretty interesting, being made of mixed-and-matched model parts. Shockblast, as mentioned, was awesome, and his introductory episode rocked. The Unicron vs Optimus Supreme fight was legit amazing. The 2D animation (what little there was) was incredible and I'm extremely disappointed they didn't use more of it instead of that horrendous CGI. And the basic story and concepts behind it were cool, if poorly executed.

Plus, in the Japanese version (which I hear is infinitely superior to the dub, aside from the animation) Optimus Prime/Convoy is voiced by freakin' Kamina.
User avatar
Black Hat
Faction Commander
Posts: 4574
News Credits: 8
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:24 am
Location: 199X
Alt Mode: De Havilland Sea Vixen
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 5
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 5

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 28, 2017 3:36 pm

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
How has no one got around to mentioning the awesome that is "Taiyō no Transform!!"?!!

"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 30536
News Credits: 273
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Can you defend Energon?

Postby Black Hat » Sun May 28, 2017 3:59 pm

Motto: "What goes up must come down."
Weapon: Concussion Blaster Gun
That is pretty awesome. It's no "Praise be to Decepticon" but it is still pretty cool. And hey, the animation actually looks not completely crap in that OP!
User avatar
Black Hat
Faction Commander
Posts: 4574
News Credits: 8
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:24 am
Location: 199X
Alt Mode: De Havilland Sea Vixen
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 10
Endurance: 5
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 6
Skill: 5


Return to Transformers Cartoons and Comics Forum

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers MPM-03 Movie 10th Anniversary Figure Bumblebee" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Computron Collection Pack" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 13 Voyager Class Movie 2 Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Cyberverse Warrior Class Acid Storm" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Devastator Figure Set(Discontinued by manufacturer)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Movie Anniversary Edition Optimus Prime (Amazon Exclusive)" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Leader Skywarp Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Deception Off Road Figure" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #213 - How to Say Expensive and Mean It
Twincast / Podcast #213:
"How to Say Expensive and Mean It"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2018

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Hasbro Studio Series #22 Movie Bumblebee Deluxe Copter DROPKICK NEW" on EBAY
Buy "LOT 3 DATA DISCS Frenzy RATBAT Sunder TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS Fall of Cybertron" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Fall of Cybertron REWIND, SUNDER, EJECT, RAMHORN  NEW SEALED" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers: Robots in Disguise Clash of the Transformers Starscream Exclusive" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G2 Motormouth Generation 2 GO-BOTS SEALED ON CARD MOC MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "NEW, TRANSFORMERS DANCING AUTOBOT SQWEEKS, CONNECT YOUR MP3 PLAYER" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers G2 Mirage Generation 2 GO-BOTS SEALED ON CARD MOC MOSC" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers War For Cybertron Siege Voyager DECEPTICON MEGATRON G1 IN STOCK USA" on EBAY