IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene

IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 8:03am CST

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There was a time before Dark Cybertron and Autobot Megatron, in IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. A time before Drift was exiled, and a time during which James Roberts had imagined an extra interaction between him and medic Ratchet in issue #22 - one that you can now read below as a New Year's gift from the writer himself! For all intents and purposes, this is essentially fan-fiction, as it was never approved or included, but you can start reading below and gain some insight into a comic script too, and find full piece here.

The following was cut from MTMTE #22 (the documentary issue) for reasons of space - it would have taken up five pages. But as you can see, it was written up and ready to go. It was never seen or approved by John Barber or Hasbro, let alone published, so it's not canon (it's headcanon to me, though).

The lead-in to this scene would have been a to-camera interview with Drift in which he would have bemoaned Ratchet’s lack of a sense of humor. I’d originally written it – or something like it – for issue #13, but again it had to go when more important things took up page space.

FIRST PAGE

1 / Drift walks into the medibay, where Ratchet is waiting with Rewind. Ratchet looks troubled and pensive. He’s leaning on one of the circuit slabs.

DRIFT: You wanted to see me.

DRIFT: Am I ill?

RATCHET: You’re fine. It’s me.

RATCHET: Close the door.


2 / Ratchet in the foreground, looking at the floor. Drift in the background, in front of the closed door, hand on the door activation pad, looking at Ratchet.

RATCHET: This is—

RATCHET: You’ll appreciate this is particularly difficult
for me to talk about, however…

RATCHET: You may be many things, but—until your
next massive personality shift—you’re not one to gloat.


3 / Drift stands opposite Ratchet, looking worried.

DRIFT: Okay, I’m worried now.

DRIFT: What is it? Is everything alright?


4 / Cut to Drift being interviewed.

DRIFT: I’d never seen him so worried.

DRIFT: And he was being nice—to me.


5 / Back to the medibay, as Panel 3. Ratchet is looking at his hands.

RATCHET: It’s my hands.

RATCHET: Pharma’s hands.

RATCHET: I mean the hands you, er, liberated from
Pharma.

RATCHET: The rogue doctor we met on Delphi. Who’s
now dead.


6 / Cut to Ratchet being interviewed.

RATCHET: I don’t know why I added that bit.

Credit(s): James Roberts


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Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1634815)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 1st, 2015 @ 11:23am CST
I sincerely hope this somehow makes it's way into the season 2 annual.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1634974)
Posted by Randomhero on January 1st, 2015 @ 7:13pm CST
Well it wouldnt becuse its being shared now. Thats like handing out the script to a movie to the public before releasing it. It doesnt work like that. James is sharing it because its a scrapped portion of something published. If it was going to be officially published in MTME he would not have shared it
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1637596)
Posted by leokearon on January 10th, 2015 @ 2:01am CST
A while back James Roberts gave us the script for five pages that were cut from MTMTE #22. Now MTMTE colourist Josh Burcham has actually created the missing pages on his Deviantart Account: http://dcjosh.deviantart.com/ Enjoy

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Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1637913)
Posted by Va'al on January 11th, 2015 @ 8:43am CST
We reported James Roberts' deleted scene from IDW's Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #22, featuring Drift and Ratchet - so it's only fair that we also show you the great work that artist Josh Burcham has done with the script! Check out the mirrored pages below (thanks to a tip from fellow Seibertronian leokearon, and drop by Burcham's deviantArt page for more.

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Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1637957)
Posted by Madeus Prime on January 11th, 2015 @ 10:55am CST
Ohh, I needed that. Ah, I feel better now that I got my dose of MTMTE. I-)
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1637962)
Posted by ishigoto on January 11th, 2015 @ 11:15am CST
THIS IS HEADCANON NOW! This lil scene adds so much to Drift and Ratchet now and I love it.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1637967)
Posted by Nisus on January 11th, 2015 @ 11:49am CST
LOL! He went full anime with Drift and Ratchet's Badges.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638006)
Posted by dragons on January 11th, 2015 @ 3:50pm CST
Nisus wrote:LOL! He went full anime with Drift and Ratchet's Badges.


yes he did i dont know what to say this doesnt fit int otransformers series at all for me something i expect mr bay to put int o his transformers movies not expect to see in comics this is dumb comedy for transformers, transformers animated series it can fit into but everyhitng else no way never known rachet and drift to have sense of humor and drift is skinny looking
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638022)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on January 11th, 2015 @ 4:54pm CST
is it me or does the art style of these deleted scenes remind anyone of the art style of Termination and A Common Foe :-? :lol:
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638024)
Posted by Va'al on January 11th, 2015 @ 5:06pm CST
Autobot tap out wrote:is it me or does the art style of these deleted scenes remind anyone of the art style of Termination and A Common Foe :-? :lol:


Yep, same artist. :D
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638027)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on January 11th, 2015 @ 5:18pm CST
Va'al wrote:
Autobot tap out wrote:is it me or does the art style of these deleted scenes remind anyone of the art style of Termination and A Common Foe :-? :lol:


Yep, same artist. :D


so that is why :D
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638052)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 11th, 2015 @ 6:59pm CST
This is proof that there is a GOD, and that he loves MTMTE.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638076)
Posted by triKlops on January 11th, 2015 @ 8:11pm CST
Really great piece of dialogue given full treatment with inspired art; I really enjoy these kind of off the books collabos.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638162)
Posted by synapse on January 12th, 2015 @ 1:25am CST
I say this belongs in the extras gallery for the next MTMTE trade. Come one IDW make it happen :D
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638211)
Posted by Bleak5170 on January 12th, 2015 @ 7:48am CST
synapse wrote:I say this belongs in the extras gallery for the next MTMTE trade. Come one IDW make it happen :D


Totally agree. This is friggin' awesome.
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638319)
Posted by Optimizzy on January 12th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CST
this is wonderful. this is why like our fan community :)
Re: IDW Transformers More than Meets the Eye #22 - Deleted Drift and Ratchet Scene (1638330)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 12th, 2015 @ 2:54pm CST
Hah, it's pure sillines, but this would've been awesome to see in the comics only because Ratchet gets to punch Drift in the face. :lol: Cool that we got to see some artwork done for it at least. 8)

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