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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby TheMuffin » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:34 pm

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It Is Him wrote:Did anyone else notice the Spike and Carly human look-a-likes while introducing the futuristic Detroit?

Oh, and this show rules so far. Too bad I have no idea how I'm going to catch this show at 10:30 in the morning.

Time to pull the VCR out of the closet, dust it off and try to remember what a composite cable is. :lol:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby SnipeShade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:34 pm

eh....BB's voice didn't kill me as much as it did in the previews. Prime's novice-ness and Prowl...anti-cooperativeness is something to get used to. (among other things) But it wasn't pure fail. Alot of the alien to alien interactions seemed very authentic. Like...What the heck is that thing? kinda stuff. They overlooked the whole language thing, but I can just pretend that...something..something, blah blah, (insert magical plothole thingy here), and yea. 8)

Still needs to work it's way into my heart, but I wasn't turned off. :-B
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Powermaster Jazz » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:35 pm

Awesome. I loved it! Hey, anyone else catch Spike, Carly, and Daniel at the hot dog stand? A cool Easter Egg there.

One of you saw it. Cool feature. Saves me from lookin' like an idiot.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Heavy B » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:36 pm

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im amazed they showed scenes from g1. war dawn and mtmte part 1 if im not mistaken
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sherade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:37 pm

I. LOVE. IT.
And I get the feeling Ratchet, Magnus, and maybe Megs are the G1 characters, not new namesakes.
Plus, Spike Daniel, and Carly make a cameo.
Plus the G1 footage.
Plus everything.
(Blitzwing=awesome...3 faces)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Senor Hugo » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:37 pm

I was pleasantly surprised about it. I'll watch it.

Although I'll end up downloading it if they don't change the 10:30 A.M. show time.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:38 pm

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This series is very similar to a Beast Wars series idea I came up with awhile back, but it had only Maximals and Predacons that weren't used in the shows. The Maximals were led by Polar Claw and Preds were led first by Buzzsaw, then Shadow Panther, then Transmetal Scavenger.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby It Is Him » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:38 pm

TheMuffin wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Did anyone else notice the Spike and Carly human look-a-likes while introducing the futuristic Detroit?

Oh, and this show rules so far. Too bad I have no idea how I'm going to catch this show at 10:30 in the morning.

Time to pull the VCR out of the closet, dust it off and try to remember what a composite cable is. :lol:


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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby shortround » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:39 pm

Not bad now if they can only keep up this kind of show thru the rest of season. Although I can't wait to see the dinobot creation episode.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Megatron Wolf » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:40 pm

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That was the biggest suck fest since armada. The first 15min was good but once they got to earth it went to hell. Looks like ill be DVRing this crap just so i can see the good crap if any. The only thing they did good were the bots. If there were no humans than it might have been a good show. Theres just one thing i dont get, if this is takeing place after G1 then how is Megatron not Galvatron and how is Optimus young? They needed to discuss this. If this Prime just got the name Optimus and if this is a new Megatron or if Galvatron for some reason decided to be called Megatron again. As of now im not liking it. Ill watch one or two more and see if there is some potential. If not then im using my DVR juts to see the Decepticons blow **** up.

EDIT: oh and my DVR cut off the last few minutes. What happend after that scientist got off the giant robot hand? I take it they showed Megatron.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Shinobi Rendar » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:40 pm

DAMN IT!!! i only saw the last half hour!! I completely forgot this was today. If I only channel surfed an hour earlier :sad:

...but i did liked what i saw. It wasn't as bad as i expected :D.

Any hope of this airing again. I really wanna see the first hour :-?

The animation wasn't as bad as i tought and i realy liked the action :APPLAUSE:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby MisterNewUzer » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:41 pm

ZOMG, that episode was full of WIN.

Blitzwing is already my favorite character... Col Klink, Arnold Swarzeneggar, and some random insane german jack-o-lantern all rolled into one spells FTW.

i can't WAIT for his new toy!!!!!!!
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby skeletal13 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:43 pm

The writing is very good. Probably the best we've seen since G1 (a hell of a lot more cohesive) and Beast Wars. The opening scene with clips from G1 was a nice touch (I'm as curious as anyone else as to whether or not this ties in).

The art: I don't have too much of a problem with the robot designs, but the humans, especially the kids, are way too over-stylized/over-simplified. It's like they came from a totally different show, and reminds me of those little cartoons that they used to do in the middle of Sesame Street back in the '70's. I could have handled it if they could have at least done them in a 'Jackie Chan Adventures' or 'The Batman' style. I pray that they don't relaunch 'G.I.Joe' in this style! Takes a lot of getting used to, as everyone else has said!

Starscream is vicious... perhaps badder than his old G1 self. Only time will tell.

Corey Burton's Ratchet sounds a lot like John Stephenson, who voiced Thundercracker, Windcharger, Kup, and others in G1.

funny:
- Ratchet loaded with parking tickets.

- Prime's reaction to Sari explaining the birds and bees. She's one smart kid!

- Ratchet's squeaking every time he moves a joint.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Predacon Rampage » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:45 pm

I just finished watching it, it was quite good actually, I expected to be very annoyed by Sari(The little girl), but she was a okay character, better then the Cybertron and Energon children to say the least. I also like the power they put behind one decepticon, it looks like the fights will be more epic when Decepticons show up, then in previous new series. I am over the design, because I really like Starscream and Bumblebee's character. I wasn't expecting Prowl to be English, that was quite a suprise, and Blitzwing looks like the most intresting Decepticon. Spoiler: I hope Starscream really isn't dead through
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:47 pm

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About that Witwicky family notice, I saw them and posted their appearance in my first post, one of the earliest posts.

But I'm sure several people didn't read it and it's just as good for you to (re)mention it.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Firebird » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:48 pm

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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Moonbase2 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:49 pm

I guess I just have to eat my words now. It far exceeded my expectations.

Though....it may be in the bots' best interest if they kept Sari around...
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Nemesis Cyberplex » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:50 pm

Pretty spiffy. Starscream was total scheming baddassery.

A couple of things I liked:

1: downplaying the "robots in disguise" part. More believeable, honestly. I mean, if you were an alien on a different planet, honestly, how would you know how to hide? & from what? The machines? The organic bipeds? The giant cockroaches?

2: decent kid. Not nearly as annoying os some previous ones. She's actually pretty funny at points.

3: the allspark key....a reference to the G1 comics' matrix I presume.

4: The G1 archives video.

5: Prime: where do the little organics come from?
Sari: *whisper*
Prime: :shock:

.......Priceless.......

What I didn't like......I'll have to get back to you on that......
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Predaprince » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:52 pm

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As others stated, I liked Ultra Magnus' voice. Starscream and BB's voices annoy me though. I can hear that Spongebob in SS and BB is too "Hey dudes"-ish.

Prowl was somewhat cool and I like the whole open door with Prime having been in the academy and then kicked out. I want to see where they are going to go with that.

We'll have to wait and see.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Predacon Rampage » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:53 pm

The one and only thing that bothered me was Sumdac, worst human design ever. :|

Bumblebee also sounds like Chris Rock, which actually kinda works for him.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Norcinu » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:57 pm

*Cries* Why must the majority of you people make me feel so jealous?! So badly... need... to see.....*dies*
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Prankmeister » Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:59 pm

Sari has done more in an hour and a half than any of the idiots from AEC could ever hope to accomplish in their entire lives. Bravo, Sari, bravo.

And while I admit that the style of some of the human characters will take some getting used to, overall, I love this series. I see no reason to dislike it really. Sure, I've got a few questions as to where this fits in with G1, but hey, it's the first episode, they've got three whole seasons to explain things with. It would be boring if they just let you know the entire encyclopedic history of the series right at the beginning! ;D
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:05 pm

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Norcinu wrote:
Cries* Why must the majority of you people make me feel so jealous?! So badly... need... to see.....*dies*


Hey, pal, calm down. It'll be on again. Friday or Saturday, I think. My tv guide on FIOS says so.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby KoH4711 » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:08 pm

After watching a lot of this, I have to say I don't think this is a direct tie-in with G1. I got the impression(if it wasn't said outright, I can't remember) that Decepticons hadn't been seen in quite some time, and the Great War was a fairly distant memory.

What I could see this being, however, is an alternate dimension, with a lot of the same history, and then the loss of the Allspark/Matrix splits into two possible histories... one where the Great War continued, and one where it ended as is being show in Animated.

I am really enjoying the series thus far. It's a lot of fun, and I'll be interested to see where it goes from here. I do like the way they handle the Decepticons.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Animated Discussion Thread!

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:12 pm

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Yes, this isn't tied to G1. I think the footage, cameos, and references are just nods to the fans.
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