Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream

Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 8:53am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronians, the official Transformers Facebook Page has been updated with the third Prelude to Combiner Wars video - this one featuring Starscream, following in his IDW counterpart's footsteps of being the leader of Cybertron. Take a look by following the link below!

Starscream’s no longer a villain? SAY WHAT?! Prepare yourself for a whole new Starscream with this motion comic and remember the 3D animated series Transformers: ‪#‎CombinerWars‬ drops Aug. 2!


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Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804861)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 12th, 2016 @ 9:58am CDT
Kurona wrote:Fellow Seibertronians, the official Transformers Facebook Page has been updated with the third Prelude to Combiner Wars video - this one featuring Starscream, following in his IDW counterpart's footsteps of being the leader of Cybertron. Take a look by following the link below!

Starscream’s no longer a villain? SAY WHAT?! Prepare yourself for a whole new Starscream with this motion comic and remember the 3D animated series Transformers: ‪#‎CombinerWars‬ drops Aug. 2!



Do I spy another news crew in the making? ;-) Va'als army grows stronger still.

Anyhow, only one prelude left isn't there?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804866)
Posted by Big Grim on July 12th, 2016 @ 10:28am CDT
A mention of Rodimus Prime. Pardon??
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804867)
Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2016 @ 10:35am CDT
Yeah, the Rodimus bit surprised me as well. So far it's looking like it's IDW focused on Combiner Wars and excising MTMTE... which sounds a little like a horror story, but I'll reserve judgement.

I guess it makes sense. There was a mention or feeling of Optimus leaving things behind; and which character is more natural to take up the mantle of Autobot Leader than Roddy?
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804888)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:03pm CDT
The press release that first announced these preludes first mentioned Rodimus Prime and the Mistress of Flame as being the other two of Starscream's fellow council members.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804890)
Posted by Randomhero on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:04pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Braker wrote:If only the toy had those proportions...

Agreed. She actually looks pretty good without the broad manly shoulders.


Then use the coptors as arms. That's how I have her always. It's how she first appeared in the comics and its looks nice.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804900)
Posted by Evil Eye on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:27pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
Braker wrote:If only the toy had those proportions...

Agreed. She actually looks pretty good without the broad manly shoulders.


Then use the coptors as arms. That's how I have her always. It's how she first appeared in the comics and its looks nice.

Doesn't stop the man-shoulders unfortunately. The problem lies with the torso, not the limbs. Plus, I'm not buying her because quite frankly she looks awful, and I'm off official combiners for good.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804909)
Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:44pm CDT
Kurona wrote:Yeah, the Rodimus bit surprised me as well. So far it's looking like it's IDW focused on Combiner Wars and excising MTMTE... which sounds a little like a horror story, but I'll reserve judgement.

It just inspires from IDW but it doesnt represent it nor does it tie into it. This is a stand alone continuity so it takes inspiration from different things, hence why it sounds like a mix of different story elements.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804910)
Posted by Kurona on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:45pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Yeah, the Rodimus bit surprised me as well. So far it's looking like it's IDW focused on Combiner Wars and excising MTMTE... which sounds a little like a horror story, but I'll reserve judgement.

It just inspires from IDW but it doesnt represent it nor does it tie into it. This is a stand alone continuity so it takes inspiration from different things, hence why it sounds like a mix of different story elements.

I know, yeah. Just taken at face value it sounds scary
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804911)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:45pm CDT
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804913)
Posted by o.supreme on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:49pm CDT
not liking the voice of Starscream
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804914)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:51pm CDT
From what I've seen so far, the voices seem like a really good fandub.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804920)
Posted by william-james88 on July 12th, 2016 @ 12:59pm CDT
Sigma Magnus wrote:From what I've seen so far, the voices seem like a really good fandub.

Well technically this is all more or less of a fan project with official backing. None of this is handled by hasbro studios. Machinima's content is mostly derivitive of other media (video games, films ect), it's not like they deal with big budgets. I mean think about it, the biggest star they employ is Tommy Wiseau :lol:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804930)
Posted by Cobotron on July 12th, 2016 @ 1:07pm CDT
Is that Jon Bailey as Starscream also?

Couldn't help but laugh a little at the Leathel Weapon-esque introspective blues guitar soundtrack. :lol:
These are certainly peeking my interest to see how the show unfolds.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804936)
Posted by Moonshot on July 12th, 2016 @ 1:16pm CDT
Starscream sounds like Frieza in a really smokey blues club.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804942)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2016 @ 1:28pm CDT
Moonshot wrote:Starscream sounds like Frieza in a really smokey blues club.
More specifically, the GOOD Freeza voice.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804974)
Posted by King Kuuga on July 12th, 2016 @ 2:59pm CDT
Whoever's voicing Starscream in this is channeling Chris Latta, and I dig it.

Based on his speech, this Starscream is a more noble leader than his IDW counterpart, truly driven by and caring for the needs of his people, but then again, Starscream is an unreliable narrator. Good tease, though!
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804983)
Posted by o.supreme on July 12th, 2016 @ 3:08pm CDT
That Bot wrote:Whoever's voicing Starscream in this is channeling Chris Latta, and I dig it.


I wasn't expecting it to sound like Chris Latta, but the reason why I disliked it was to me it sounded nothing like him, or any other previous Starscream. Just kind of wimpy, generic. So far I am 2 up and 2 down.

Optimus & Victorion I was ok with. Megatron & Starscream, not so much. but I know Megs pretty much wont be in this, so no worries there.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804988)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 12th, 2016 @ 3:14pm CDT
Honestly, I kinda feel that this was the best of the three so far (though, compared to the other two, that's not saying much, admittedly), as it's a nice self-reflection piece that focuses primarily on the development of the character in question, how he's come a long way from how he used to be, having grown and matured from the ambitious schemer he once was into a burdened and more responsible bearer of leadership. Starscream always wanting to take over is something we've seen time and again, but the achievement of his lifelong goal actually opening his eyes to the reality of how taxing a leadership role can truly be is a good angle to use for the character to help him grow and mature as a person. He realizes that it's not all fun and games, and actually ponders if it was truly worth it, but chooses to stick to his guns and do what he must for the good of the planet of which he is now in charge. Good stuff. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1804995)
Posted by o.supreme on July 12th, 2016 @ 3:20pm CDT
I agree it was well written and shows some refreshing development of the character (though I do like the idea of Starscream being a sociopath and actually believing his own lies). But again the voice was just off...I'm sure in the series with full animation I'll be able to overlook it once its in context with the other characters.
Re: Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars - Prelude to Combiner Wars: Starscream (1805067)
Posted by ThunderThruster on July 12th, 2016 @ 6:07pm CDT
It was a nice character piece for Starscream. I just wish the background music had been turned down a few more knotch's as I found it overpowered the monologue in a few places.

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