Amph The Transformers. More than meets the eye! (The Last Knight)

Discussion in 'Community' started by HL&S, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master

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    See, the thing is, we were supposed to, since WFC/Exodus originally had nothing to do with Prime...until Hasbro decided to make it a prequel, despite stating it to be the start of a new G1 canon.
  2. Nobody145 Jedi Master

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    Well, that's it for the intro mini-series. I think that's it until next February? At least it set up things, and was pretty good on its own. The Optimus vs. Megatron fight was pretty good, especially with how Optimus was mainly planning to just distract Megatron long enough for them to blow up the space bridge, and of course the immortal epic line of "one shall stand, one shall fall", and unlike the first live-action movie you can actually hear the line easily.

    I like Fowler well enough, after the last movie glad to see someone from the government who isn't the friendliest but seems pretty competent too. Still don't really care for the kids much, but oh well, they're part of most Transformers stories. I'm liking Starscream well enough so far. Ambitious, but not quite as outright treacherous as Animated, and even when he flew away at the end, his reason (no way are they going to survive that explosion!) made sense.

    Nice to see Cybertron, even a dead Cybertron. While most continuities usually have a depleted Cybertron (after millions of years of war), usually don't see a completely dead planet, usually there's still some survivors up to something. Or if there's anyone still alive there, hope the zombies didn't get them.

    Ratchet's probably my favorite character so far, I like the grouchy old 'bot, although the aren't too bad, but Optimus is still classic Optimus, which is great. I just still wish Bumblebee talked in this continuity. Wonder where they'll go from here now. Whether it'll just be an energon race, or if some other more specific goal will show up. And of course Megatron will be back, but its kind of funny hearing them all pronounce him dead. Starscream is one thing, but Optimus probably shouldn't dismiss his survival quite so quickly. Just hope it won't have to wait until the end of the first season, unlike the last series.
  3. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    Optimus Prime dies and comes back. Megatron is said to have died and comes back. Such is the way of things in Transformers.
  4. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    So, the mini-series has concluded, with the regular series to premiere in February.

    And, not bad- not bad at all. Though the zombie horde army plotline isn't too original, it's combination with the dead-Cybertron concept is the first time I've found there to be a good use for the dead-Cybertron concept (though IDW apparently did something vaguely along those lines with the Insecticon hordes, from what I can tell).

    Welker also sounded much more G1-Megatron in several scenes (hopefully I'll get a chance to mess with the audio eventually- add a little flange or metallic echo to it would make it sound almost identical, I'd bet) at the same time he managed to avoid the dryer sound he had as Megs in the movie games (albeit at the loss of the "scratchy throat" effect).

    His interactions with Starscream also worked extremely well, as did the Agent's teasing of Starscream (nothing pisses off Starscream more than assuming he's not the 'con in charge, [face_laugh] ). "All Hail Starscream."

    Again, they've used the vehicles modes remarkably well and far better than the films even attempted to do.

    Bulkhead's much better here than he was in Animated. Soundwave I'm mixed on. I like the redesign with the COBRA B.A.T.S.-like faceplate style and it's ability to show data Soundwave is processing, though I dislike his lack of a real voice (why are they avoiding his awesome modulator voice?).

    The use of the tentacles on him isn't too bad (an obvious nod to his movie counterpart) and at least contributes to his primary function as the main Decepticon used to deploy devices/bots that can infiltrate human buildings with ease and go after individuals without taking down the whole building.


    It'll be interesting to see where they take things- "Unicron the Destroyer" does exist in this continuity in some form, so I wouldn't be surprised to see them work into that down the road (though, I would assume, without the Primus/Cybertron angle).
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  6. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    If it is I wonder how long it will take for him to end up humping someones leg. :(
  7. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    On the Malazan fourms they are saying that in TF2 Megatron goes to a Decep. ship on the moon or a moon somewhere in our Solar System. I thought he had traveled back to Cybertron? Can someone shed light on this for me?
  8. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Got to admit I was pleasantly surprised at the 3D quality of the trailer. Last night at work we snuck it on our midnight show of Narnia even though we weren't supposed too >.>
  9. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    How do you sneak trailers in and make them into 3D?
  10. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    The distributors tell us what trailers they want us to play on their films. We added Transformers onto Narnia, the trailer was already formatted for 3D.
  11. JEDI-SOLO Jedi Master

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    Oh Damn I bet the crowd liked that then....
  12. TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master

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    According to the prequel comics, the Decepticons set up shop on Mars, which is presumably where the Nemesis crashed.
  13. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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  15. RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Master

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    That. Looks. AWESOME!!!! The toy looks great, too.
  16. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    It looks just like Megatron's awful barnacle-chandelier design.

    With Megatron I figured they were just stuck with it, but for them to intentionally use it again...ugh.

    At least they vaguely kept some of his defining features' outlines- the gun cable, chest, the horns and the eye.
  17. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    Just prayer the rumor that they were getting David Warner pans out. We couldn't get Corey Burton, but getting the actual guy he based Shockwave's voice on could be even better.

    And it's just the chest that looks bad really, I mean they might be able to do some last minute fixes to it, like they did with Megatron's face.
  18. Dawud786 Jedi Master

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    I can't see Shockwave now without thinking of a hardcore band called Shockwave that used clips from Transformers in almost every song they did. In fact, they did an intro track to their record in which they just changed "Shockwave" and had soundbites of Megatron and Starscream throughout.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3KPQ1kfPZM
  19. RK_Striker_JK_5 Jedi Master

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    Well, since I rather liked Megatron's design, I see nothing wrong here. And there was nothing wrong with Megatron's design, either.
  20. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    And apparently the gold bearded transformer from the Neil Armstrong trailer isn't Alpha Trion, it's Sentinel Prime.
  21. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Full Trailer is Up

    The alien invasion angle looks amazing (kinda takes the thunder out of my eventual reboot being centered around All Hail Megatron :p).

    Looks like they'll play up the dropped-like-a-stone "what if you're wrong?" subplot the second film briefly introduced.
  22. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    Yeah it does look like All Hail Megatron, or should that be All Hail Shockwave? Looks like the Autobots leave the humans for lying to them, or maybe they are going back to Cybertron for reinforcements. But it looks like Earth will be fighting the Decepticons alone for a good part of the movie. Which means once again we get no Autobot characterization. :mad:

    I don't care about Sam, his parents, his girlfriend issues, the soldiers are bearable as background characters. I do care about Optimus, Ironhide, Ratchet, Arcee, Bumblee, ect... you know the actual Transformers who these movies are named after.
  23. Koohii Jedi Master

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    The only hope for this movie is that it isn't written by the *#@% __________ (genetic defectives) who made the first two scripts.

    Still, with Bay at the helm, this is still definately a 'wait for the DVD' as far as I'm concerned.
  24. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Autobot characterization? They at least had a couple decent scenes for them in the first film. How about we get any Decepticon characterization first? They've been nothing but nameless, generic monsters on the whole (shy Megatron when he's fighting Prime).
  25. GenAntilles Jedi Master

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    ROTF we got good classic Starscream and Megatron. Soundwave did pretty much exactly what he did in the cartoon. Shockwave hopefully will get some good moments.

    But look at Jolt in ROTF, did anyone even notice he was there?