New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design

New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design

Saturday, July 16th, 2016 1:03pm CDT

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From the Machinima Twitter account, we have a new clip to promote the arrival of Transformers: Combiner Wars - which starts airing on August 2nd on Go90 (for the US) - featuring Eric Calderon talking about the 'adult' focus of the series, and the changes since G1 in animation and story. Check it out below, along with a 360° Character design look at Starscream!




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Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806122)
Posted by padfoo on July 16th, 2016 @ 4:41pm CDT
I like that the second video was only showing character designs. Its also strange because it looks like every time a company license Hasbro's IP they are redesigning/tweeking the characters. Starscreams chin/neck in that last drawing was not flattering. :SICK:
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806134)
Posted by sky_fire12 on July 16th, 2016 @ 6:11pm CDT
Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806143)
Posted by dragons on July 16th, 2016 @ 7:29pm CDT
sky_fire12 wrote:Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:


Maybe but cartoon series was no master piece as well look generation 1 how many times prime came back to life and look at other series rid, beast machines beast wars, armada Energon animated prime.

No matter how some fans look at it no transformers series is perfect and some transformers series does not make sense main thing I like about version they look realistic no CD player can fit into human pocket and become 25 foot alien robot g1 sound wave and blaster
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806148)
Posted by Kurona on July 16th, 2016 @ 8:03pm CDT
dragons wrote:
sky_fire12 wrote:Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:


Maybe but cartoon series was no master piece as well look generation 1 how many times prime came back to life and look at other series rid, beast machines beast wars, armada Energon animated prime.

No matter how some fans look at it no transformers series is perfect and some transformers series does not make sense main thing I like about version they look realistic no CD player can fit into human pocket and become 25 foot alien robot g1 sound wave and blaster

I'm not entirely sure what your argument is here. No-one's saying anything prior was a masterpiece and we're not talking about those, and we're not really talking about realism. What are you trying to say?
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806196)
Posted by Deadput on July 17th, 2016 @ 1:56am CDT
sky_fire12 wrote:Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:



How about you explain to us what Transformers is in a unbias factual essay?
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806200)
Posted by sky_fire12 on July 17th, 2016 @ 2:56am CDT
Deadput wrote:
sky_fire12 wrote:Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:



How about you explain to us what Transformers is in a unbias factual essay?


I wouldn't mind at all, but I would suggest you listen to what Eric said in the video, as I feel he understands what it means to be a fan whose grown up with the series and gives a perfect unbias perspective as to what the series means to a long time fan of the franchise and what we come to expect from it.

Personally I feel some of the G1 episodes still hold up today, my favorites being "Desertion of the dinobots" and "the ultimate doom". The latter had elements used up in dark of the moon, but was over shadowed with (and this is JUST me) a lot of unnecessary drama, while the transformers story was just there to fill in the action scenes.

Now lets take the most recent movie AOE, don't you think it wouldn't have made for a great connection to have had Optimus talk to Walberg's character while he was driving him and his family around and identify with how he also cares for his fellow Autobots just like the character cares for his family instead of drop them off and leave? that's just my unbias opinion for an example of a missed opportunity to flesh out a meaningful story line. However, if your head over heels for these movies and feel there's no room for improvement then power to ya :)
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806208)
Posted by ThunderThruster on July 17th, 2016 @ 6:17am CDT
sky_fire12 wrote:
Deadput wrote:
sky_fire12 wrote:Someone arrange for this man to sit Michael Bay down and explain Transformers to him ! :APPLAUSE:



How about you explain to us what Transformers is in a unbias factual essay?


I wouldn't mind at all, but I would suggest you listen to what Eric said in the video, as I feel he understands what it means to be a fan whose grown up with the series and gives a perfect unbias perspective as to what the series means to a long time fan of the franchise and what we come to expect from it.

Personally I feel some of the G1 episodes still hold up today, my favorites being "Desertion of the dinobots" and "the ultimate doom". The latter had elements used up in dark of the moon, but was over shadowed with (and this is JUST me) a lot of unnecessary drama, while the transformers story was just there to fill in the action scenes.



That was one of my first thoughts upon seeing Dark of the Moon, but it also borrowed from the "Day of the Decepticons" with the autobots loading onto the shuttle to leave the planet.
Hell, Revenge of the Fallen borrowed the idea of it sun destroying weapon from "Changing Gears" solar needle weapon.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806209)
Posted by Burn on July 17th, 2016 @ 6:42am CDT
Why are we discussing the movies in a blatantly obvious, non-movie thread?

Is there a shortage of threads to discuss the movies in? Feel free to make a few more if there isn't. Just don't clutter up this thread with "ermagherd Michael Bay really doesn't understand Transformers" stuff.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806335)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 17th, 2016 @ 4:26pm CDT
I was hoping Starscream would be a little more Steve Blum. But it's pretty good regardless.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806372)
Posted by King Kuuga on July 17th, 2016 @ 7:33pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:
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I like the explanation, anyway. It's how DC has seen such success with their more mature animated films.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806854)
Posted by SureShot18 on July 19th, 2016 @ 1:23pm CDT
Machinima released the Windblade prelude on their YouTube channel today:
http://youtu.be/xnGZ0BIoPOg
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806857)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 1:30pm CDT
On this Tuesday afternoon, we bring to you the next round of the Prelude videos for the upcoming Combiner Wars show. This time, the video features Windblade, and she is not a happy camper in the slightest. Check out the video mirrored below, and you can check out the previous videos of Starscream, The Series Teaser, and Victorion.



Windblade, once an official 'City Speaker' to the gigantic 'Titans' is tired of the bureaucratic non-action of the Council, who seem to sit idly while her people and her cities on Caminus perish. She decides that the only way to end the Combiner Wars is to take matters into her own vengeful hands. The full series will be 8 episodes, coming to you Aug. 2!
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806858)
Posted by Kurona on July 19th, 2016 @ 1:35pm CDT
Bit of a departure from her normal personality... hm. Not entirely sure I enjoy this; especially when the whole "I will get revenge" archetype has been done to death.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806859)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 1:38pm CDT
So she's a vengeful killer in this. huh. yeah, like Kurona said, far departure from what we've had so far. And we even got a peak at Devastator behind Menasor and Computron there. Wonder why those 2 keep getting the spotlight?
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806884)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 19th, 2016 @ 2:28pm CDT
This just further indicates that this is its own little continuity. The Mistress would never abandon Caminus.
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806898)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 19th, 2016 @ 4:07pm CDT
They... They turned Windblade into Arcee. >:oP
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806900)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2016 @ 4:20pm CDT
This is a bit weird, wonder why they changed her? Plus this isn't a great change to boot
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806901)
Posted by BeastProwl on July 19th, 2016 @ 4:26pm CDT
So she's gonna kill all the titans?
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806905)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 19th, 2016 @ 4:46pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:So she's gonna kill all the titans?

Kill all the combiners unless you were joking...
Re: New Clips - Machinima Transformers Combiner Wars Eric Calderon on Story, Starscream Character Design (1806907)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 19th, 2016 @ 4:50pm CDT
D-Maximus_Primal wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:So she's gonna kill all the titans?

Kill all the combiners unless you were joking...

Maybe he's thinking more about what's going to happen in the sequel, kill titan. I mean they're trying to make windblade like the bride

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