Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes

Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes

Friday, April 27th, 2018 8:08am CDT

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As we know, the third chapter in the Prime Wars Trilogy (in its media incarnation here) will be debuting from Machinima as of May 1st - you can check out the trailer here - and the official Facebook page for Transformers has shared a video of some behind the scenes work with the voice actors who will be giving life to the characters in the cast, such as Mark Hamill (Megatronus), Gregg Berger (Grimlock / Volcanicus), Judd Nelson (Rodimus Cron), and Ron Perlman (Optimus Primal). Check it out below, and let us know what you think of this new series!

We’ve got an awesome voice cast for Transformers: Power of the Primes! Watch them do their thing May 1st on transformersprimewars.tumblr.com.


Credit(s): Transformers FB


This article was last modified on Friday, April 27th, 2018 8:10am CDT

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Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956548)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 27th, 2018 @ 12:15pm CDT
Wow judd you got old :-( now I feel older.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956563)
Posted by Randomhero on April 27th, 2018 @ 1:16pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Wow judd you got old :-( now I feel older.



Well he is pushing 60
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956571)
Posted by william-james88 on April 27th, 2018 @ 1:49pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Wow judd you got old :-(


Thats what happens when your dad encourages you to smoke at a young age.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956575)
Posted by Randomhero on April 27th, 2018 @ 2:41pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Wow judd you got old :-(


Thats what happens when your dad encourages you to smoke at a young age.



Did...did you just breakfast club this?
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956586)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 27th, 2018 @ 5:16pm CDT
It will be werid to see Ron Pearlman as Optimus Primal after I am so used to him as one of the bad guys from Sons of Anarchy.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956591)
Posted by william-james88 on April 27th, 2018 @ 6:16pm CDT
Randomhero wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Wow judd you got old :-(


Thats what happens when your dad encourages you to smoke at a young age.



Did...did you just breakfast club this?

Hells yeah !
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956614)
Posted by ZeroWolf on April 28th, 2018 @ 1:24am CDT
WreckerJack wrote:It will be werid to see Ron Pearlman as Optimus Primal after I am so used to him as one of the bad guys from Sons of Anarchy.

Any weirder then thinking that Hellboy has turned into a monkey bot?
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956627)
Posted by Latebrus-K on April 28th, 2018 @ 8:27am CDT
“Rodimus Cron” makes a surprising amount of sense when you think about it. Like how “Prime” is one of the syllables in Primus, except faction-swapped. Would be a really good way to denote servants of unicron if it didn’t sound completely ridiculous.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956717)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 28th, 2018 @ 9:58pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Wow judd you got old :-( now I feel older.

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Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1956980)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2018 @ 5:24pm CDT
Full POTP cartoon poster - https://www.instagram.com/machinima/

Solus Prime is included on this poster as a character in the show.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957023)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 30th, 2018 @ 11:54pm CDT
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957025)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 1st, 2018 @ 12:19am CDT
Okay, so, it is so painfully obvious that Megatronus is talking to Unicron in the first scene, and that Overlord and Rodimus Cron are his acolytes.

Mark Hamill is basically playing Megatronus like he played Fire Lord Ozai. This creates a problem on two fronts. One is that his entire performance is nothing but sinister-sounding, even in the flashback scene with Solus Prime in which he's supposed to sound casual and maybe even friendly with her. But instead, his voice comes off as sounding evil even at the point in his life before he turns to the dark side. The other problem is that the limited facial animation he is given completely belies the sinister tone of his voice. While he sounds eerie and ominous, he face instead reads as constantly bored and indifferent, much like the infamous "Uhh" faces of Transformers: Energon.

Oh, he also uses the D-word at one point. We'll see how far the cursing in this show goes since Windblade later uses "Oh... scrud".

Solus Prime's actress is just as stiff in her performance as the Mistress of Flame. Her acting is completely wooden, and the long and numerous pauses make her sound like either a female William Shatner or a character from an old video game cutscene.

As for all the others, Megatron, Windblade, and Victorion give the best-sounding performances, while Wheaton's Perceptor, Berger's Grimlock, and the other Dinobots all come across just as stiff as the performances in these shows have come to sound.

The Dinobots don't really seem all that familiar with everyone else, with Grimlock only recognizing Perceptor and harboring hateful feelings towards him and his intelligence. It's as though the Dinobots disassociated themselves from the Autobots and Decepticons and spent a long time in isolation, as they have no qualms with trying to kill the other Autobots they encounter, even if they were with Megatron at the time. They even emerge from the swamp saying things like "Kill!" and "Destroy!" in a singleminded manner, as though that was the main thing they loved doing.

But the biggest sin this episode commits is with the one thing that had been the best and only really good thing about the Combiner Wars and Titan Return: Megatron. This one episode has done the undesirable by taking Megatron and sucking all the fun out of him. He is now all business and seriousness without even a hint of the smarm and sarcastic snide that made him so endearing in the previous two shows. Now, he's just like everyone else, carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders and speaking all about a foreboding doom and gloom. Bleh.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957031)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 1st, 2018 @ 2:29am CDT
Thanks to fellow Seibertronian, Sabrblade we now know that Machinima has finished their Power of The Primes poster by revealing all of the pieces. You can see the full poster on Machinima's instagram page. It features many different characters from The Prime Wars Trilogy.

Rodimus Unicronus is in the middle with Perceptor, Windblade and Optimus Primal to his sides. Megatron takes up a lot of space here too, which may clue us into him having a big role in the series. The combiners Victorion, Menasor, Computron and Devastator are also feautred as well as the dinobots. We also notice that Unicron's head and Overlord are also looming around.

Did you spot any of your favorites? Have a look at the poster below and let us know on the boards!

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Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957032)
Posted by WreckerJack on May 1st, 2018 @ 2:43am CDT
The very first episode of Machinima's Transformers Power of the Primes is online. We will not spoil it for you of course, but the title of the Episode is called "The Swamp". You probably guessed based on the new poster some of the characters that may appear. We will also share with you the episode description if you would like to read it.

Megatronus hunts for the Requiem Blaster as we learn about its mysterious past. Elsewhere, Megatron and his team are also searching for the weapon, hoping to get to it first, when they encounter Grimlock and his fellow Dinobots.


You can watch the episode on the go90 app or click here to watch on their website. Enjoy!

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Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957034)
Posted by jamarmiller on May 1st, 2018 @ 3:31am CDT
IN ADDITION TO THE FIRST EP, There is an awesome ,almost 5 minute recap, of Combiner wars and Titan Returns by victor carolli, sorry I dont know how to spell his name , the original narrator of the g1 series on Tumbler , its not on go 90

for me it was must see

dont know how to link to it but look for Titans return recap, its 4 minutes 53 seconds

as for the ep, hell yeah I liked it. Only thing I didnt like was the arm is missing still on Victorian, but it makes sense since this follows pretty quickly after titans returns

I just wish there was a way that I could download and save these eps now.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957037)
Posted by Burn on May 1st, 2018 @ 4:19am CDT
For those of us who live in places where the letter U isn't shunned.

Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957041)
Posted by Omegatron. on May 1st, 2018 @ 6:58am CDT
At least the animation is smoother this time.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957058)
Posted by TulioDude on May 1st, 2018 @ 9:40am CDT
The Swamp


*All Stars playing in the background*
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957061)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on May 1st, 2018 @ 9:43am CDT
Just gonna say this episode shows why the dinobots should have been made at a larger scale.
Re: Voices Behind Machinima Transformers: Power of the Primes (1957068)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on May 1st, 2018 @ 10:20am CDT
this one was not that bad actually, compared to the previous series. though everyone headbanging when they talk gets a bit distracting, particularly in the scene with the close up of megatrons eyes. I find it odd that grimlock here looks like his masterpeice toy version in robot mode.

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