Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse

Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse

Monday, April 9th, 2018 4:28pm CDT

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Thanks to fellow Seibertronian Sabrblade's notification, we have confirmation of one of the cast members for the upcoming animated series Transformers: Cyberverse - produced by Hasbro and Boulder Media Studios - specifically, the leader of the Decepticon Seekers Slipstream!

The actress and singer Lianne Marie Dobbs announced on Instagram that she has been recording her episodes already, which also suggests the cast will not be doing ensemble direction but separate recording sessions then mixed in production and post-production. Check out the image and comment below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Recorded episodes for Transformers: Cyberverse, as Slipstream, the female Decepticon in charge of the Seekers. Thank you @heigaav for an awesomely smooth recording session. Recorded live in Miami with the director 'plugged in' from NYC and the writer in LA!


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Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951942)
Posted by Flashwave on April 9th, 2018 @ 4:55pm CDT
Cast interviews in the past have always said they love doing Ensemble style, so itsa bummer in a way that they are not, but it looks like she is having a barrwl of fun anyway, whixh is good for hwr and good for selling the character. Eager to see a Slipstream
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951955)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CDT
This is interesting for a number of reasons. Slipstream is leader instead of Starscream and it indicates multiple Seekers will be in the show. This could turn out to be really fun, I wonder how unique each one will look? I'm intrigued.

Emerje
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951961)
Posted by Sunburnninja on April 9th, 2018 @ 7:17pm CDT
So, can I afford a Slipstream figure now? >:oP
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951967)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2018 @ 8:36pm CDT
Sunburnninja wrote:So, can I afford a Slipstream figure now? >:oP

You say that like they've never been affordable. You could have gotten the Legends figure for $25~ shipped on AmiAmi when she came out. The club version shows up on Mandarake every now and then for only $28 (and around $10 shipping) if you're fast enough to catch one and at one time $40 on TFSource. All exceptional prices.

Emerje
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951970)
Posted by Flashwave on April 9th, 2018 @ 8:41pm CDT
Sunburnninja wrote:So, can I afford a Slipstream figure now? >:oP

Its gonna take a LOT to get me to replace my TFSS Slipstream, especially witht the design pathetic asthetic of the Cyberverse toys.

But Legends EX Scourge did, so maybe...
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951972)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2018 @ 8:43pm CDT
Just occurred to me that this is probably Slipstream from the side of the Cyberverse package.

Image

Looks female and the head is vaguely the same shape as Starscream's.

Emerje
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951973)
Posted by Flashwave on April 9th, 2018 @ 8:45pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Just occurred to me that this is probably Slipstream from the side of the Cyberverse package.

Image

Looks female and the head is vaguely the same shape as Starscream's.

Emerje

Could be, the arms look like the Prime Starscream, but the abdomen looks like a car windshield. I figures that was Shadow Striker.

Correction: thats not hwr abs, thsts a window hanging from her arm. Car door arms
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951975)
Posted by Emerje on April 9th, 2018 @ 8:55pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Emerje wrote:Just occurred to me that this is probably Slipstream from the side of the Cyberverse package.

Image

Looks female and the head is vaguely the same shape as Starscream's.

Emerje

Could be, the arms look like the Prime Starscream, but the abdomen looks like a car windshield. I figures that was Shadow Striker.

Correction: thats not hwr abs, thsts a window hanging from her arm. Car door arms

Ah, maybe they are car door arms, I thought they were little blue wings like we see on some jet-formers' arms. So that's two female Decepticons on this show right off the bat, interesting.

Emerje
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951976)
Posted by Flashwave on April 9th, 2018 @ 9:00pm CDT
Emerje wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
Emerje wrote:Just occurred to me that this is probably Slipstream from the side of the Cyberverse package.

Image

Looks female and the head is vaguely the same shape as Starscream's.

Emerje

Could be, the arms look like the Prime Starscream, but the abdomen looks like a car windshield. I figures that was Shadow Striker.

Correction: thats not hwr abs, thsts a window hanging from her arm. Car door arms

Ah, maybe they are car door arms, I thought they were little blue wings like we see on some jet-formers' arms. So that's two female Decepticons on this show right off the bat, interesting.

Emerje


I could be wrong, but the way its shaded makes me think of drawn window glass. But I could see those being wings.
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951979)
Posted by Skritz on April 9th, 2018 @ 9:31pm CDT
I can imagine that they went with Slipstream because they wanted more female Decepticons and there aren't really any noteworthy ones. That said, I'm quite surprised she's in there because it goes against the whole 'evergreen' idea of using only popular and brand-recognition characters so it come as a shock to use a more recent and less famous character in a major role. I just hope we see variety in seeker design if they're going to be major villains, as plain recolor would look a bit silly (if accurate).
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951985)
Posted by william-james88 on April 9th, 2018 @ 10:18pm CDT
Emerje wrote:Just occurred to me that this is probably Slipstream from the side of the Cyberverse package.

Image

Looks female and the head is vaguely the same shape as Starscream's.

Emerje


I am pretty sure that is Shadow Striker
https://www.seibertron.com/transformers ... ker/40733/
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1951990)
Posted by Deadput on April 9th, 2018 @ 10:36pm CDT
I see some people on other sites suggesting Starscream is demoted or something but what if the case is that in this show Starscream has not been the Seeker commander or second in command of the Deceptions yet?

Starscream having a predecessor in the Seekers is an idea I've thought about in fan stories which tell of his rise to power in the Decepticons and why he craves it so much.
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952135)
Posted by Ig89ninja on April 10th, 2018 @ 8:14pm CDT
Skritz wrote:I can imagine that they went with Slipstream because they wanted more female Decepticons and there aren't really any noteworthy ones. That said, I'm quite surprised she's in there because it goes against the whole 'evergreen' idea of using only popular and brand-recognition characters so it come as a shock to use a more recent and less famous character in a major role. I just hope we see variety in seeker design if they're going to be major villains, as plain recolor would look a bit silly (if accurate).

THIS, if we could have seekers in different bodies, I would personally wish that we get a Thundercracker redeco of RID Starscream so I can have a complete trio. :CON: >:oP
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952265)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2018 @ 5:40pm CDT
Slipstream confirmed to be a Season 1 character for Cyberverse (as opposed to the speculation that she woudn't be showing up until Season 2) - https://twitter.com/MaeCatt/status/983761108589723653
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952414)
Posted by Rated X on April 12th, 2018 @ 2:17pm CDT
I suppose the me too movement exists in cartoons too. Megatron got a lawsuit filed against him for not promoting female seekers to leadership positions. Im all for woman being empowered in the real world. Hell, I voted for Hillary. But this just seems kind of forced. I could accept it if starscream gets killed off. But to just change starscreams role after 30 years to satisy society is a bit too extreme in my opinion. Its a cartoon...
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952420)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2018 @ 2:29pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I suppose the me too movement exists in cartoons too. Megatron got a lawsuit filed against him for not promoting female seekers to leadership positions. Im all for woman being empowered in the real world. Hell, I voted for Hillary. But this just seems kind of forced. I could accept it if starscream gets killed off. But to just change starscreams role after 30 years to satisy society is a bit too extreme in my opinion. Its a cartoon...
It could be a new storyline that shows how this Starscream becomes leader of the Seekers, with Slipstream happening to be his predecessor.

And it's not like other new shows aren't trying out different things like this too. For instance, the next Ninja Turtles cartoon is gonna have Raph as the leader for the first time instead of Leo.
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952423)
Posted by o.supreme on April 12th, 2018 @ 3:10pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote: And it's not like other new shows aren't trying out different things like this too. For instance, the next Ninja Turtles cartoon is gonna have Raph as the leader for the first time instead of Leo.


Trying new things to keep brands fresh is one thing, but doing something completely jarring and unexpected is what, often times, isolates (and loses) older fans while trying to gain new ones. The new TMNT looks awful btw...besides, anyone here remember Wolverine and the X-Men? The idea was atrociously stupid. Wolverine, by character, has no business ever being leader. The show despite its awful premise somehow managed to be good, especially in its final few episodes. Of course none of this had to do with Wolverine actually being the leader, rather it was compelling storytelling and world building that won me over to it. Still, all of this could not prevent the series from being cancelled (midway thought production of the 2nd season btw...).

I know its over simplistic to say many shows/ comic book characters/toy brands I grew up with have been *ruined*, but anymore that's honestly I how I feel more often than not. I'm glad IDW is coming to an end, because apart from 2 or 3 characters, I don't know who anyone is. Yeah I know the names, but they don't act like they are *supposed* to.

All this being said, am I going to give Cyberverse a glance. Of course. But honestly I'm not expecting much. Sad to say after 34 years of watching transformers, my pre-judgment has always been right. I keep waiting/hoping for the day I'll be pleasantly surprised to be wrong, but it hasn't happened yet.
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952427)
Posted by Rated X on April 12th, 2018 @ 3:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:I suppose the me too movement exists in cartoons too. Megatron got a lawsuit filed against him for not promoting female seekers to leadership positions. Im all for woman being empowered in the real world. Hell, I voted for Hillary. But this just seems kind of forced. I could accept it if starscream gets killed off. But to just change starscreams role after 30 years to satisy society is a bit too extreme in my opinion. Its a cartoon...
It could be a new storyline that shows how this Starscream becomes leader of the Seekers, with Slipstream happening to be his predecessor.

And it's not like other new shows aren't trying out different things like this too. For instance, the next Ninja Turtles cartoon is gonna have Raph as the leader for the first time instead of Leo.



Well i definitely dont agree with making Rafael the leader instead of Leonardo. Rafael is a hothead and a loner which is everything a good guy leader cant be. So if they are gonna change that those characteristics then why bother? Just make Leonardos head band red and call it a day.

But my whole issue is the forced feminism factor. Its like what we got in the latest star wars trilogy. I have no problem with a woman being a jedi (we saw them in earlier films) But in the current political atmosphere it seems Rey and Captain Phasma were not just random choices to change things up. My opinion is the radical element of the me too movement is behind it. Im not anti women by any means. But im not a milenial either. If I was a script writer, I'm not going to let society determine the genders of specific characters through intimidation.
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952462)
Posted by Ig89ninja on April 12th, 2018 @ 5:50pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I suppose the me too movement exists in cartoons too. Megatron got a lawsuit filed against him for not promoting female seekers to leadership positions. Im all for woman being empowered in the real world. Hell, I voted for Hillary. But this just seems kind of forced. I could accept it if starscream gets killed off. But to just change starscreams role after 30 years to satisy society is a bit too extreme in my opinion. Its a cartoon...

I for one am actually kind of interested in this change, since starscream has most of the time been a coward and a traitor, maybe this megatron got wise to him and never promoted him out of fear of what would happen if he did :CON:
Re: Lianne Marie Dobbs to Voice Slipstream in Upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse (1952665)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 13th, 2018 @ 4:19pm CDT
I think it's good to have something different now and then. If we keep having the same story over and over with the same throwback character designs it is going to get stale. Yeah there are always going to be people who like the original or previous series better but it is important to branch out.

I see no issue with changing some roles. I actually think it's good we get some more female villains. We have gotten a lot more female characters and most of them have been autobots or at least on the good side. I don't see why that has to be political at all really. More interesting and different characters keeps things fresh.

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