Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60

Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 2:38pm CDT

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Seibertron.com regrets to inform you that Earl Kress, a Transformers Generation One writer, along with a myriad of other attributes to the world of animation, has passed on at the age of 60 after a battle with cancer that was discovered at the beginning of the year.

Mr. Kress is credited with penning G1 episodes: The Ultimate Doom, Part 2, The Immobilizer, Desertion of the Dinobots, Parts 1 and 2, along with a couple others. Aside from writing, Earl also performed voice acting, puppeteering, producing and was an animation historian.

You can find a great piece on the life of Earl Kress and the impact he's had on the world of animation posted at Newsfromme.com.

Seibertron.com wishes to extend our sincerest condolences and thoughts to the family of Mr. Kress and offer our deepest sympathies.

Credit(s): newsfromme.com, SW's Silverhammer


This article was last modified on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 2:50pm CDT

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Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291551)
Posted by starscreamreturns on September 20th, 2011 @ 2:45pm CDT
Don't know much about you but RIP
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291563)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:07pm CDT
I believe the only other two he wrote were "Hoist Goes Hollywood" and the pre-movie era finale "B.O.T." An interview with him was an extra on one of the Rhino season 2 sets, but I can't remember if it was part 1 or 2. It was actually quite informative, explaining that which voice actors could be budgeted for any given episode determined which characters the writers could use, and that part 1 of "Desertion of the Dinobots" was so padded because he originally wrote it as a single episode until the producers told him they liked it so much he had to stretch it into two. While his other episodes weren't quite the greatest, that one gave us a first look inside of Cybertron that made it seem truly ancient and awe inspiring, a solid foundation for David Wise and Flint Dille to really build the mythology of the show upon, and for that he deserves to be remembered as one of it's best recurring writers.

Especially sad to hear he was only 60; not THAT young, but somehow from the interview I thought he was a few years older. He will be missed.
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291591)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:55pm CDT
My condolences to his family. :(
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291628)
Posted by freakzero1981 on September 20th, 2011 @ 5:05pm CDT
may he rest his spark.he will be missed.
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291652)
Posted by bluecatcinema on September 20th, 2011 @ 6:25pm CDT
Desertion of the Dinobots was one of my favorite stories. RIP Mr. Kress, you master storymaker, you.
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291784)
Posted by Ravage XK on September 21st, 2011 @ 3:08am CDT
The man may be gone but the work will live on. New Transformer fans discover and enjoy G1 all the time so he will go on entertaining people for some time to come.

How about we all watch an ep or two of his.
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1291908)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on September 21st, 2011 @ 1:30pm CDT
bluecatcinema wrote:Desertion of the Dinobots was one of my favorite stories. RIP Mr. Kress, you master storymaker, you.


Agreed, Desertion of the Dinobots was an awesome two part episode, one of my all time favourites. R.I.P Mr Kress and thank you.
Re: Earl Kress - Transformers Generation One Writer - Passes on at the age of 60 (1293240)
Posted by Maxima Prime on September 24th, 2011 @ 5:12pm CDT
He also created Carly, the original stand-in character for TF fangirls.

R.I.P.

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