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Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers

Transformers News: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 12:28PM CDT

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Over the last few weeks, Machinima's Combiner Wars series has been uploaded to the relatively new Go90 service for US viewers, while non-US viewers got the episodes on Youtube a few hours later. However, if any US viewers are having problems with Go90; it seems Machinima planned all along to later release the episodes on Youtube for US viewers anyway! Embedded below is a 10-minute episode that combines Episodes 1 and 2, available for US viewers but not for European or Canadian viewers who already got the episodes through youtube. Have a watch below and tell us if the two flow well into each other!



It's also worth noting that the Youtube videos released weekly for non-US viewers still didn't work for some areas outside the US. So far we have been able to ascertain that this new link works for US viewers and not for Europe, Canada or Asia; but feel free to confirm what other countries this new video may or may not work for!
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Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820431)
Posted by rockman_fan on August 31st, 2016 @ 2:11pm CDT
pretty sure anyone who cared in the US has already seen them.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820449)
Posted by o.supreme on August 31st, 2016 @ 2:46pm CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:speaking of Mistress! i wonder what her alt mode is :-?


Pretty sure she doesn't have one. She is based on an IDW design. They really don't care much about transforming in their "Transformers" comics.

As for episode 1&2..yeah...this isn't really going to work well edited together either, unless they make some additional edits. At least 2003's Clone Wars & GI:Joe Resolute, when brought together into long format made appropriate edits so it felt like you were watching a single story.

With this you get...close up of Cybertron...Optimus Prime's Face...fade out...zoom into Cybertron again...

After Windblade entered the Spacebridge, and the hyperspace sequence...if they went straight to episode 2 it would have felt much more natural.

Also after watching this again...I have a few more gripes...Menasor was literally waist-deep in a building when Windblade cut off "Offroad". How did she even attack the leg? --and after she did, how was Menasor Standing...if he was hobbling/struggling to stand or lean on something I get that, but he appeared to be standing just fine...Also now that we have seen episode 5...how did the bodies of Menasor & Computron get back to Cybertron? Who put Menasor back together? Why put him back together if he is dead?
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820464)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 3:11pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:speaking of Mistress! i wonder what her alt mode is :-?


Pretty sure she doesn't have one. She is based on an IDW design. They really don't care much about transforming in their "Transformers" comics.

Mistress of Flame is more like the odd one out in terms of IDW's Transformers designs. When you've got exclusive characters like Nautica, Aileron and Swift running about who very clearly have as much vehicle mode kibble as anyone else...

Hell, a lot of designs such as Stormbringer Astrotrain and Stealth Bomber Megatron are designed with a transformation scheme in mind. They've even gone as far as designing a character as a retool of a toy, and in MTMTE a lot of plot points and concepts - Rung, Red Rust, Rigor Morphis - so I don't really see how they don't care about transformation when if anything, IDW is the one fiction that actually utilises Transformation more than any other.
... which if anything, makes the Mistress of Flame an even stranger case. Maybe she's an Action Master.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820495)
Posted by o.supreme on August 31st, 2016 @ 3:48pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Hell, a lot of designs such as Stormbringer Astrotrain and Stealth Bomber Megatron are designed with a transformation scheme in mind. They've even gone as far as designing a character as a retool of a toy, and in MTMTE a lot of plot points and concepts - Rung, Red Rust, Rigor Morphis

I don't consider any version of Megatron or Astrotrain original, because they are based on already existing characters, so obviously they should be designed with alt modes. I guess its just me...But I don't see how ANY IDW original characters (Rung, Aileron, The DJD etc...) could have alt modes.

Kurona wrote:so I don't really see how they don't care about transformation when if anything, IDW is the one fiction that actually utilizes Transformation more than any other.... which if anything, makes the Mistress of Flame an even stranger case. Maybe she's an Action Master.


1. I think there has been more transformations in 5 episodes of CW than in the pages of the last 4 years of IDW.

2. Funny you mention that about Mistress...because I often refer to the IDW comics as "Action Masters" ;)
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820504)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 4:02pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:
Kurona wrote:Hell, a lot of designs such as Stormbringer Astrotrain and Stealth Bomber Megatron are designed with a transformation scheme in mind. They've even gone as far as designing a character as a retool of a toy, and in MTMTE a lot of plot points and concepts - Rung, Red Rust, Rigor Morphis

I don't consider any version of Megatron or Astrotrain original, because they are based on already existing characters, so obviously they should be designed with alt modes. I guess its just me...But I don't see how ANY IDW original characters (Rung, Aileron, The DJD etc...) could have alt modes.

Rung's alt mode is intentionally vague and mysterious; no-one's supposed to know what it is both in-universe and out-of-universe.

Image

(It's the hologram Nightbeat is looking at)

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Aileron I don't see how you can't see her having an alt mode because literally all the kibble is right there...

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Tarn

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Kaon

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Vos (the gun Megatron's holding)

Again, I... I really don't get it. All the kibble's there, transformation is used as a plot point, as a way to build mystery and intrigue; while other series use transformation as... just a thing they can do and that's it. Sorry if it sounds like I'm singling you out; but I've heard IDW described by quite a few people as the one series to not use transformation when it's the one series to really actually take advantage of transformation.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820515)
Posted by o.supreme on August 31st, 2016 @ 4:26pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Again, I... I really don't get it. All the kibble's there, transformation is used as a plot point, as a way to build mystery and intrigue; while other series use transformation as... just a thing they can do and that's it. Sorry if it sounds like I'm singling you out; but


No I totally respect your point of view. I purchase all the comics, but am not really a fan, just trying to support the brand. I read them once, then board/bag them, and honestly, don't remember much about them. All Hail Megatron was, in my opinion, the last good story from IDW, again that's just me. Because the designs of many characters are beyond my ability to recognize, I am instantly disconnected. I get that it is popular, its just not "for me"

Kurona wrote:I've heard IDW described by quite a few people as the one series to not use transformation when it's the one series to really actually take advantage of transformation.


Good to know I'm not alone, but really, those transformations are so obscure, how would anyone besides the most hardcore of fans figure that out? You could open my own copy of the comic, show me the pic, ask who it's supposed to be/what its supposed to be, and I'd be ... :???:

I understand that different interpretations of different characters across all media is fair, but one of the problems I have with many comics (not just Transformers) is how far can you deviate before the character is no longer that character? For some, they welcome IDW (especially MTMTE/TLL) with open arms, for some like me, it is just too much of a deviation from the "norm" it no longer is fun/interesting to me.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820519)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 4:33pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:I understand that different interpretations of different characters across all media is fair, but one of the problems I have with many comics (not just Transformers) is how far can you deviate before the character is no longer that character? For some, they welcome IDW (especially MTMTE/TLL) with open arms, for some like me, it is just too much of a deviation from the "norm" it no longer is fun/interesting to me.

I do agree with this, generally. It's the reason - well, it's one of the many reasons - why I'm not a great fan of Bayformers. Movie Ratchet, for instance, has absolutely nothing in common with his original design aside from turning into an ambulance so unless you actually say he's Ratchet, you're not gonna work out he's supposed to be a new version of the medic from the G1 cartoons and comics. His designs in Animated, TFP and IDW all make sense to me; they're heavy deviations to be sure, but those deviations fit what sort of character he's supposed to be while still not deviating too far to the point he's completely unrecognisable. At least in my opinion anywho.
But yeah, it just makes sense to me. If you're gonna make a new version of a character, make sure they're still recognisable as that character. A lot of people don't seem to realise there's a very happy medium between 'exactly the same' and 'different in every single possible way'.


... so to bring this back on-topic since we went way off the rails there, I'm glad that the designs in this are instantly recognisable as new versions of their G1 counterparts (Computron's face aside). I mean, sure, that's mostly because they're based on their toys but... uh... I-I'm trying okay :-(
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820525)
Posted by o.supreme on August 31st, 2016 @ 4:43pm CDT
Sure thing. If I was a fan that had stepped away for 20+ years, then saw this CW series, I could honestly say I would recognize all the characters in CW except Windblade (not knowing she was *fan made*), Maxima, (not knowing she was new for the series), and The Mistress of Flame (not knowing she was from IDW comics) . Of course I'd probably have a dozen or so questions about what the overall story was...But I think some of us that are current on all fiction still have those questions ;) .
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820546)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 31st, 2016 @ 5:42pm CDT
I can confirm that it's blocked in Japan.

Thanks for mentioning where this video is available, Seibertron. As far as I know, this site is the ONLY news site that has taken the time to report this. Even the official Machinima description/site does not clearly state where these videos can be watched globally, which in this globalised, digital, online age, is puzzling. Big cheers to Seibertron for posting this info!
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820549)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 5:44pm CDT
primalxconvoy wrote:I can confirm that it's blocked in Japan.

Thanks for mentioning where this video is available, Seibertron. As far as I know, this site is the ONLY news site that has taken the time to report this. Even the official Machinima description/site does not clearly state where these videos can be watched globally, which in this globalised, digital, online age, is puzzling. Big cheers to Seibertron for posting this info!

And thank you for clarifying; I'll edit the news post :)
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820555)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:00pm CDT
Okay, watching this compiled version of episodes 1 and 2 has proved a few things.

First, for all the framerate complaints from before, watching this YouTube version reveals that the framerate issues aren't so much the fault of the cartoon itself, but more with the quality of the video on Go90's player, as the framerate for the animation of the robots looks a LOT better in this YouTube version. Granted, it's still very flawed in places, especially during Starscream's flying/falling back to the Council chamber in episode 2, but as bad as it is, it's not nearly as awful in this version as it was on Go90.

Second, not only does this show not work well as a mini-series of 5-minute episodes, but neither does it work when compiled together. The second episode feels like some time has passed between it and episode 1, yet watching them back-to-back here feels like almost no time has passed between the two episodes, making the Council's learning of the Menasor vs. Computron fight on Caminus, and Windblade's arrival on Cybertron, happen way too quickly. Because of this feeling of immediacy, the Council speaks of the fight as though it had happened much earlier than we saw it happen in relation to when they convene to discuss it, and Windblade seems to show up on Cybertron practically instantaneously. If there had been some sort of transitional wipe or fade to show a passage of time between the two episodes, that could have helped greatly. But as is, the flow of time (or lack thereof) comes off as being more confusing than ever.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820557)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Second, not only does this show not work well as a mini-series of 5-minute episodes, but neither does it work when compiled together. The second episode feels like some time has passed between it and episode 1, yet watching them back-to-back here feels like almost no time has passed between the two episodes, making the Council's learning of the Menasor vs. Computron fight on Caminus ,and Windblade's arrival on Cybertron, happen way too quickly. Because of this feeling of immediacy, the Council speaks of the fight as though it had happened much earlier than we saw it happen compared to when they convene to discuss it, and Windblade seems to show up on Cybertron practically instantaneously. If there had been some sort of transitional wipe or fade to show a passage of time between the two episodes, that could have helped greatly. But as is, the flow of time (or lack thereof) comes off as being more confusing than ever.

Not even that. It just needed to quickly fade in a "1 week later..." or something like that at the bottom of the screen.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820558)
Posted by primalxconvoy on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:08pm CDT
I'm sure, when this sad sorry mess of a series is over, some fans will make a complied version, complete with wipes, transitions, redubbed voices for Menasor, etc. Multiple fans will post and repost it, with subtitles (in Japanese, etc), thus thwarting any attempts to geo-block it. It'll still be crap, but less so, and still better than what Machinima clips come up with.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820563)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:30pm CDT
I think you guys are being a bit too harsh on it. I just saw the series so far earlier today, and it wasn't as bad as you guys are making it out to be. Sure it has a few things that could be better, and yes Menasor's voice is a bit off from how it usually is, but it still is pretty cool. My biggest issue with it so far however is how Windblade's personality is. In IDW, she was a naive and cute character, whereas in this cartoon, she's just a bit too much like IDW Arcee. Why do Transformers fictions keep turning nice characters into mean ones??? :-(
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820565)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:33pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:I think you guys are being a bit too harsh on it. I just saw the series so far earlier today, and it wasn't as bad as you guys are making it out to be. Sure it has a few things that could be better, and yes Menasor's voice is a bit off from how it usually is, but it still is pretty cool. My biggest issue with it so far however is how Windblade's personality is. In IDW, she was a naive and cute character, whereas in this cartoon, she's just a bit too much like IDW Arcee. Why do Transformers fictions keep turning nice characters into mean ones??? :-(
Because niceness is for BABIES! Real ADULT stuff is gritty, harsh, cold, and serious business! The stuff of MANHOOD doesn't need no sissy niceness!

:P
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820567)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:36pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I think you guys are being a bit too harsh on it. I just saw the series so far earlier today, and it wasn't as bad as you guys are making it out to be. Sure it has a few things that could be better, and yes Menasor's voice is a bit off from how it usually is, but it still is pretty cool. My biggest issue with it so far however is how Windblade's personality is. In IDW, she was a naive and cute character, whereas in this cartoon, she's just a bit too much like IDW Arcee. Why do Transformers fictions keep turning nice characters into mean ones??? :-(
Because niceness is for BABIES! Real ADULT stuff is gritty, harsh, cold, and serious business! The stuff of MANHOOD doesn't need no sissy niceness!

:P


You just described half of a Michael Bay Transformers movie. The other half is made up of either sexism or sissys. :-P
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820568)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:41pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:I think you guys are being a bit too harsh on it. I just saw the series so far earlier today, and it wasn't as bad as you guys are making it out to be. Sure it has a few things that could be better, and yes Menasor's voice is a bit off from how it usually is, but it still is pretty cool. My biggest issue with it so far however is how Windblade's personality is. In IDW, she was a naive and cute character, whereas in this cartoon, she's just a bit too much like IDW Arcee. Why do Transformers fictions keep turning nice characters into mean ones??? :-(
Because niceness is for BABIES! Real ADULT stuff is gritty, harsh, cold, and serious business! The stuff of MANHOOD doesn't need no sissy niceness!

:P


You just described half of a Michael Bay Transformers movie. The other half is made up of either sexism or sissys. :-P
Well, considering how much emphasis the creators of this show put on making it bad-A-double-S above all else, it's not that far from movies' mentality. ;)
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820575)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 6:51pm CDT
Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820583)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 7:18pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820594)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 7:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820595)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 7:54pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
I'm surprised ya know who Jerry Houser is. :-B
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820597)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
I'm surprised ya know who Jerry Houser is. :-B


I remember him from "The Adventures of McGee and Me" of all things. I haven't seen that show in years.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820598)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:10pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:Now something I never thought I'd ask: WHY DOES MENASOR SOUND LIKE A COMBINATION OF G1 JAZZ AND ENERGON HOT SHOT??? :shock: That is NOT the voice I expected out of that mouth!
To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
I'm surprised ya know who Jerry Houser is. :-B


I remember him from "The Adventures of McGee and Me" of all things. I haven't seen that show in years.
*brofist* I remember that! He was Philip's dad in the mountain climbing episode.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820599)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:12pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
I'm surprised ya know who Jerry Houser is. :-B


I remember him from "The Adventures of McGee and Me" of all things. I haven't seen that show in years.
*brofist* I remember that! He was Philip's dad in the mountain climbing episode.


Heck yeah! :D I can't believe anyone else other than me remembers that show! :lol: Oh yeah I also remember that his son in that episode was one of the kids from Jurassic Park. Can't remember that kid actor's name though. He was Philip.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820603)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:29pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SillySpringer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:To me, it sounds like a bad impression of Jerry Houser. :lol:


...pppttttttttttttt :lol:
I'm surprised ya know who Jerry Houser is. :-B


I remember him from "The Adventures of McGee and Me" of all things. I haven't seen that show in years.
*brofist* I remember that! He was Philip's dad in the mountain climbing episode.


Heck yeah! :D I can't believe anyone else other than me remembers that show! :lol: Oh yeah I also remember that his son in that episode was one of the kids from Jurassic Park. Can't remember that kid actor's name though. He was Philip.
Whit Hertford. He's been in a few other things, recently the voice of Jay Smouse on Adventures in Odyssey (on which Houser had also been several voice roles in years past, most prominently Jellyfish during the Blackgaard Saga and Ben Shepherd both during and after the era of the Novacom Saga).
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820605)
Posted by william-james88 on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:30pm CDT
I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820606)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:31pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
To Transformers fans, he was the voice of Sandstorm in the G1 cartoon, as well as a Junkion and a Sweep.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820607)
Posted by Kurona on August 31st, 2016 @ 8:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
To Transformers fans, he was the voice of Sandstorm in the G1 cartoon, as well as a Junkion and a Sweep.

Wait, Sweep 285?! Really?! He was my favourite character!
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820633)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on August 31st, 2016 @ 9:41pm CDT
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
To Transformers fans, he was the voice of Sandstorm in the G1 cartoon, as well as a Junkion and a Sweep.

Wait, Sweep 285?! Really?! He was my favourite character!

no no no no no, you're thinking of Sweep 286. 285 was some other guy entirely, can't think of his name right meow
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820661)
Posted by Decepticon Stryker on August 31st, 2016 @ 11:36pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
To Transformers fans, he was the voice of Sandstorm in the G1 cartoon, as well as a Junkion and a Sweep.

Wait, Sweep 285?! Really?! He was my favourite character!

no no no no no, you're thinking of Sweep 286. 285 was some other guy entirely, can't think of his name right meow

Wait I thought Vincent Price did 285.... No wait he was 327...
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820781)
Posted by o.supreme on September 1st, 2016 @ 10:35am CDT
oddly enough...browsing some of the comments on Youtube from the combined episodes 1&2...most of them seem to be pretty positive. Although to be honest, most of them seem to come from fans/friends of the voice actors & youtube community, they all seem to know who the VA for Menasor and Computron are....
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820855)
Posted by DedicatedGhostArt on September 1st, 2016 @ 3:16pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Whit Hertford. He's been in a few other things, recently the voice of Jay Smouse on Adventures in Odyssey (on which Houser had also been several voice roles in years past, most prominently Jelly fish during the Blackgaard Saga and Ben Shepherd both during and after the era of the Novacom Saga).


Oh man. Adventures in Odyssey was another huge thing for me when I was a little bugger. McGee and Me, and Adventures in Odyssey man.

Anyway, back on topic I guess... :lol:

I really am not sure what the heck is going on in the story of this cartoon. Alright so, they asked Megatron to come along for WHAT REASON EXACTLY? Also, How the heck did Devastator just appear out of nowhere? The animation style is pretty good, and I like the theme, but COME ON the story just makes no sense so far. It's too cliched, and it doesn't even do the cliche right.

Decepticon Stryker wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:I have no clue who that Houser guy is.
To Transformers fans, he was the voice of Sandstorm in the G1 cartoon, as well as a Junkion and a Sweep.

Wait, Sweep 285?! Really?! He was my favourite character!

no no no no no, you're thinking of Sweep 286. 285 was some other guy entirely, can't think of his name right meow

Wait I thought Vincent Price did 285.... No wait he was 327...


What about Gary?
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1820986)
Posted by Noideaforaname on September 1st, 2016 @ 9:33pm CDT
Adventures in Odyssey

McGee and Me

:shock: Someone else knows these things!!



.... I should probably say something about Combiner Wars, but it's just impossibly dull. Like it's not even stupidly violent or amazingly corny or anything, there's simply nothing particularly memorable about it.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1821999)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 6th, 2016 @ 11:10am CDT
Episode 6 - https://www.go90.com/profiles/va_996b5915acc646f1af528e1d5c609e7a

Well, Rodimus ain't dead and the random Devastator appearance from last episode got a little more explanation here... but then suddenly Victorion shows up out of nowhere and with no formal introduction of any kind, so anyone who didn't watch her prelude would have no idea who she is.

Then when things go from bad to worse, the Council decides to use the Enigma. It rejects Rodimus... for no given reason, and the Mistress says her Camien physiology makes her unable to use it, so the duty then falls to Starscream. Rodimus says he trusts Starscream... but anyone with an ounce of brainpower should know that the phrase "trust Starscream" is an oxymoron (at least, when it comes to any of the G1 iterations of the guy), and said trust comes back to bite Rodimus in the butt as Starscream embraces the tempting power of the Enigma and uses it to pull a Cybertron Starscream and make himself combine with the dead bodies of Computron and Menasor, as well as the still-living Devastator and Victorion (meaning the latter only shows up just to get absorbed by Starscream).

And all the while, Megatron remarks of how absolutely predictable this whole was, to which I agree with NO FREAKING DUH!

Seriously, this episode completely undermined any and all intrigue it had in what it was doing with Devastator taking his own initiative, and then brought in Victorion unannounced only to completely waste any potential she had, by having Starscream take ginormous step back in his perceived character to recoil to his powerhungry backstabbing self that we've seen done a million times before. It's not interesting or cool, it's unnecessary backpedalling done for the sake of either a lazy reaching for the nostalgic Starscream archetype, a cheap surprise that anyone who knows what kind of character most Starscreams are could see coming a mile away, or both. It didn't make him cool, it made him regress from whatever progression had been done to his character beforehand.

This show, I swear. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822004)
Posted by Va'al on September 6th, 2016 @ 11:26am CDT
As it's a Tuesday, we have a new episode of the Machinima animated series Transformers: Combiner Wars! The sixth episode is titled A Warof Giants, and is currently available for US viewers via Verizon's go90 streaming service here and some non-US viewers via the Machinima official YouTube channel - embedded below. Coming later, our regular review of the episode, so keep your optics tuned on Seibertron.com!

Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822007)
Posted by Targetmaster Kup on September 6th, 2016 @ 11:38am CDT
Yes, this is where things start to get really interesting!
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822045)
Posted by o.supreme on September 6th, 2016 @ 12:59pm CDT
ok..so intellectually I knew it was Tuesday, got into work...and somehow forgot to watch this first thing as I normally do. So...I know this is probably not going to be popular...but this is IMHO the best episode so far (not that the others have been great but...) we actually *almost* get to see a combiner battle (something we haven't seen since episode 1) . I would have liked to see a little more of the Dev/Vic Battle before Starscream started using the Enigma.

Starscream making the "Ultimate Combiner" out of combiners...is honestly something similar to what my 10 year old son thought up...and I probably would have thought was cool at that age as well (not with Starscream of course)...but he suggested a ..."combiner of combiners" (Optimus Maximus Body, and Computron, Defensor, Superion, and Victorion as "limbs") then I remembered the Autobot Scrum Combination (TF Wiki it)

The one thing that did bother me...I know we cant compare series...but in RiD Windblade could not pull up Optimus herself, as in one season 2 episode he was hanging off a cliff and needed the Minicons help to keep him from falling...

Yet in this series, she almost effortlessly carries both Prime & Megatron. :???:


based on some questions from panels at earlier conventions here is my hope/prediction
Omega Supreme, Metroplex, or some other Titan will be raised to combat this "Ultimate Combiner"
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822052)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:27pm CDT
Shame really, I did like this Starscream
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822054)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:29pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Shame really, I did like this Starscream


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Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822055)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:31pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:Shame really, I did like this Starscream

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:lol: :lol: :(

Just please keep up this Megatron
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822057)
Posted by Kurona on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:33pm CDT
Why'd they have to go and ruin the only interesting character they had
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822059)
Posted by william-james88 on September 6th, 2016 @ 1:39pm CDT
You know whats crazy, I was wondering which Megatron this take was referencing and I couldnt come up with it. While Megs is my favourite, he rarely has any warmth or charm. In G1 he was just the leader, like an evil prime, but with terrible schemes. In the movies, he feels very distant, just a tyrant with not much for goals or personality aside from beig he bad guy and wanting Prime and everyone else dead (also very easily influenced by victoria secret models). In Animated, he is very grave and menacing. He is menacing in Prime as well but with a more strategic sense which makes him feel more cold than other versions, he really feels more like a general there. And in MTMT he is just solemn, there is no cheer there.

So why does this more fun Megatron personality fits so well for me? And then I got it. This guy has that more playful angle I remember from Beast Wars Megatron. Not as regal, of course, but far more flowery and animated than other versions of the character and closer to that one. I always likd that personality on megs and it always fit very well.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822071)
Posted by Randomhero on September 6th, 2016 @ 2:47pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:You know whats crazy, I was wondering which Megatron this take was referencing and I couldnt come up with it. While Megs is my favourite, he rarely has any warmth or charm. In G1 he was just the leader, like an evil prime, but with terrible schemes. In the movies, he feels very distant, just a tyrant with not much for goals or personality aside from beig he bad guy and wanting Prime and everyone else dead (also very easily influenced by victoria secret models). In Animated, he is very grave and menacing. He is menacing in Prime as well but with a more strategic sense which makes him feel more cold than other versions, he really feels more like a general there. And in MTMT he is just solemn, there is no cheer there.

So why does this more fun Megatron personality fits so well for me? And then I got it. This guy has that more playful angle I remember from Beast Wars Megatron. Not as regal, of course, but far more flowery and animated than other versions of the character and closer to that one. I always likd that personality on megs and it always fit very well.



It's kind of IDW Megatron in the stormbringer era. Willing to ally with his enemies and look out for their well being for the breather good. By that I mean the few flashbacks we got of him in stormbringer during thunderwings first attack.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822072)
Posted by King Kuuga on September 6th, 2016 @ 2:50pm CDT
And you shall always remember this as the day you almost got a combiner war!
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822144)
Posted by 1984forever on September 6th, 2016 @ 4:27pm CDT
Meh. It was something to watch.

Reminds me of Marvel TF #50.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822156)
Posted by primalxconvoy on September 6th, 2016 @ 4:58pm CDT
What absolute drivel that episode was. As someone else stated, Starscream's more mature character development (well, what little there is for any character in this awful show) was thrown out in favour of traditional, shallow, Saturday morning plot devices and character traits. If that was the point, then why even bother? They could just have used his normal character in the same role and just have him wink at the camera or smile every time he said something to convince the other members of the "council".

I love the blurb in the video description, "... enter Victorion!" Except it's not about her and she only really "enters" Starscream (fnar fnar).

Anyway, as usual, this isn't available in Japan, so viewers there will need to Google for online YouTube downloaders or streamers or suchlike to view it. Not that it's worth watching, mind.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822164)
Posted by Big Grim on September 6th, 2016 @ 5:22pm CDT
Well. Finally build to MAYBE doing something right in episode 4 then balls it right up. 5 was terrible, but this ep just destroys any hope of a halfway decent show.

Awful. Just...awful.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822168)
Posted by o.supreme on September 6th, 2016 @ 5:28pm CDT
wow...a lot of people are seriously ticked at the Starscream thing...C'mon now...you can't tell me you didn't see that coming? ... It wouldn't be Starscream otherwise...having a rational non-ego driven Starscream would be silly, almost as silly as Megatron being an Autobot ...oh wait... ;) I was just kind of :"meh" on it earlier, but the more people reject it, because it returns Starscream to how he should be...the more I like it.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822171)
Posted by Tyrannacon on September 6th, 2016 @ 5:32pm CDT
Definitely finding this incarnation of Megatron very amusing and fun to watch. Like william-james pointed out, he's definitely got the fun aspect of the character here from the Beast Wars version in a way even.
Re: Machinima Combiner Wars Episodes 1 & 2 on Youtube for US viewers (1822187)
Posted by primalxconvoy on September 6th, 2016 @ 6:32pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:wow...a lot of people are seriously ticked at the Starscream thing...C'mon now...you can't tell me you didn't see that coming? ... It wouldn't be Starscream otherwise...having a rational non-ego driven Starscream would be silly, almost as silly as Megatron being an Autobot ...oh wait... ;) I was just kind of :"meh" on it earlier, but the more people reject it, because it returns Starscream to how he should be...the more I like it.


I don't think you understand why people didn't like it. A traditional Starscream is fine, and so is a more developed, progressed character. What this show did was take the matured IDW character and turn him into classic g1 cartoon Starscream at the last minute. There was no real journey from one state to the other. It's just as bad as if it was the opposite way round, with classics g1 SS giving up and joining the council in one, small minutes long episode.

Also, SS is part of the council to sate his need for power, especially power that isn't contested. Why would he throw that away?

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