Transformers Thread

P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLAJoined: Posts: 6,775 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
I've been reading through some TF books (like Prime Targets) now having finished the final season of beast wars a while ago. I feel that I have watched everything enough times now (gen1 and bw twice through on dvd alone) to reflect on all that is glorious with the series.

So here's my Top Ten pre- tf: the movie stories:

(air-date order, not preference)

10. Enter the Nightbird - one of my favorites when it first aired. Ninja robot = beast. A nice stand-alone story

9. Changing Gears - gears had a shitty character design but his personality was great and I always laugh during this episode

8. A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court - I love the cheesy 80s fantasy stuff - merlin, the owl, etc.

7. The God Gambit - mature storyline for TF and a good one. very memorable.

6. Make Tracks - tracks was my favorite autobot so his two stories rate up there for me. Raoul > Chip

5. Auto Bop - the other tracks episode, this time complete with great cheesy 80s breakdancing and Blaster vs Soundwave!

4. Prime Target - enjoyable riff on "The Most Dangerous Game

3. Starscream's Brigade - My favorite episode of all when it originally aired. Bruticus was tight as hell and the attitude of the Stunticons was great.

2. Trans-Europe Express - You wonder why they didnt think of this story (autbots in a cross-country race) earlier

1. Hoist Goes to Hollywood - was never a big Hoist fan but Tracks does some good stuff in this episode and it is very funny. Its also in Hollywood, nuff said.


Top 5 post-tf: the movie stories:


5. Webworld - another favorite when it first aired. Galvatron as really, really crazy

4. Ghost in the Machine - starscream trying to put Unicron back together was mind-boggling when I was a kid and brought back all of the horrible memories from the movie

3. Only Human - COBRAAAAAAAA!

2. Grimlock's New Brian - I always liked COmputron and the Flowers for Algernon-esque ending put a little :sad: in my eye...

1. The Return of Optimus Prime - ya damn right.


Top Ten Beast Wars Stories:

10. Beast Wars - sets up the show masterfully, introduces Dinobot and his complexities

9. Power Surge - always liked this one, Terrorsaur shines

8. Gorilla Warfare - I would have gone nuts for this one when I was a kid. Balls-out action

7. The Trigger - Floating island stuff was great, made you want to play it as a video game or something

6. Possession - one of several G1-heavy episodes.

5. Before the Storm/Other Voices - setting up the grand plot that was BW, the season finale really amps things up and gives us a great cliffhanger.

4. Coming of the Fuzors - I loved the Sergio Leone touches throughout both of these episodes. Lots of good violence too

3. Code of Hero - my only complaint is that I would have liked this to happen in the midst (or end) of a 2 or 3 parter but still the greatest.

2. The Agenda - Even better than the first season's finale, this is perhaps the single best storyline in Beast Wars or G1 Transformers. Megatron's speech at the end as he is about to blast Optimus still gives me chills.

1. Nemesis Part 2 - season 3 finale threw in everything and the kitchen sink. Although it wrapped up way too quick, it was still very rewarding, especially Waspinator's fate.



So yeah, use this thread to talk about whatever.
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  • PhilthPhilth I <3 4 $ Joined: Posts: 689
    RAMPAGE was the greatestest BeastWars character, he was sooooooo gangster.
    He came out so fierce, and then for no reason everyone started no-selling him.

    Id have to say my fav episode was where he and SilverBolt both befriended the retard.
    And they tried to construe its juvenille mind to good or evil.
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  • Evil MorriganEvil Morrigan Hella Random Joined: Posts: 344
    What Vehicle would Septimus Prime turn into? :bgrin:

    Back on topic, when Optimus Prime came back to life in order to stop the Robot AIDS, How did they eventually stop that virus type thing that was turning all of them crazy? For some reason that has been bugging me lately.

    I was going to post this in the thinking out loud thread but this thread miraculously appeared right before I decided to post. :rofl:
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  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,775 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    he used the matrix to destroy the virus, lighting our darkest hour n all
    Philth wrote:
    Id have to say my fav episode was where he and SilverBolt both befriended the retard.
    And they tried to construe its juvenille mind to good or evil.
    lmao :clap: that was Transmutate :rofl:
  • PhilthPhilth I <3 4 $ Joined: Posts: 689
    You goin to evo? Man I gotta cop those Beast Wars DVDs off you.
    And Throne of Blood.

    I also like Inferno's first appeareance, he comes out hella gangster too.
    Then he becomes the best comic relief of the entire series.

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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Just got my Astrotrain reissue a couple days ago, now I just order the Insecticons. G1 for life baby.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Philth wrote:
    RAMPAGE was the greatestest BeastWars character, he was sooooooo gangster.
    He came out so fierce, and then for no reason everyone started no-selling him.

    Id have to say my fav episode was where he and SilverBolt both befriended the retard.
    And they tried to construe its juvenille mind to good or evil.

    Haha, that was a great episode. Rampage/Starscream was an awesome character, and an even more awesome toy. Can you imagine the Beast Wars/DBZ madness in that storyline if Rampage had his whole Spark, and then merged it with Starscream's in the Ark like Optimus and Megatron did? GGPO universe. :cybot:
  • NOBITA KUNNOBITA KUN Possibly SRKs only JEW Joined: Posts: 146
    I've been reading through some TF books (like Prime Targets) now having finished the final season of beast wars a while ago. I feel that I have watched everything enough times now (gen1 and bw twice through on dvd alone) to reflect on all that is glorious with the series.

    So here's my Top Ten pre- tf: the movie stories:

    (air-date order, not preference)

    10. Enter the Nightbird - one of my favorites when it first aired. Ninja robot = beast. A nice stand-alone story

    9. Changing Gears - gears had a shitty character design but his personality was great and I always laugh during this episode

    8. A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court - I love the cheesy 80s fantasy stuff - merlin, the owl, etc.

    7. The God Gambit - mature storyline for TF and a good one. very memorable.

    6. Make Tracks - tracks was my favorite autobot so his two stories rate up there for me. Raoul > Chip

    5. Auto Bop - the other tracks episode, this time complete with great cheesy 80s breakdancing and Blaster vs Soundwave!

    4. Prime Target - enjoyable riff on "The Most Dangerous Game

    3. Starscream's Brigade - My favorite episode of all when it originally aired. Bruticus was tight as hell and the attitude of the Stunticons was great.

    2. Trans-Europe Express - You wonder why they didnt think of this story (autbots in a cross-country race) earlier

    1. Hoist Goes to Hollywood - was never a big Hoist fan but Tracks does some good stuff in this episode and it is very funny. Its also in Hollywood, nuff said.


    Top 5 post-tf: the movie stories:


    5. Webworld - another favorite when it first aired. Galvatron as really, really crazy

    4. Ghost in the Machine - starscream trying to put Unicron back together was mind-boggling when I was a kid and brought back all of the horrible memories from the movie

    3. Only Human - COBRAAAAAAAA!

    2. Grimlock's New Brian - I always liked COmputron and the Flowers for Algernon-esque ending put a little :sad: in my eye...

    1. The Return of Optimus Prime - ya damn right.


    Top Ten Beast Wars Stories:

    10. Beast Wars - sets up the show masterfully, introduces Dinobot and his complexities

    9. Power Surge - always liked this one, Terrorsaur shines

    8. Gorilla Warfare - I would have gone nuts for this one when I was a kid. Balls-out action

    7. The Trigger - Floating island stuff was great, made you want to play it as a video game or something

    6. Possession - one of several G1-heavy episodes.

    5. Before the Storm/Other Voices - setting up the grand plot that was BW, the season finale really amps things up and gives us a great cliffhanger.

    4. Coming of the Fuzors - I loved the Sergio Leone touches throughout both of these episodes. Lots of good violence too

    3. Code of Hero - my only complaint is that I would have liked this to happen in the midst (or end) of a 2 or 3 parter but still the greatest.

    2. The Agenda - Even better than the first season's finale, this is perhaps the single best storyline in Beast Wars or G1 Transformers. Megatron's speech at the end as he is about to blast Optimus still gives me chills.

    1. Nemesis Part 2 - season 3 finale threw in everything and the kitchen sink. Although it wrapped up way too quick, it was still very rewarding, especially Waspinator's fate.



    So yeah, use this thread to talk about whatever.

    Nice :tup: nthat list took some time.....

    I dont have the names of episodes since my intire boxset is at my friends house in N.C....

    I like "Starscreams Brigade" and "Call of the Primitives" had the best animation from all transformers episodes....except for Tranformers VICTORY that series had some very detailed hardcore japanese animation in it atleast 50% of the time....the animators showed and proved on that series
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  • nasirnasir Whup dat ass. Joined: Posts: 511 mod
    Back on topic, when Optimus Prime came back to life in order to stop the Robot AIDS, How did they eventually stop that virus type thing that was turning all of them crazy? For some reason that has been bugging me lately.

    I was going to post this in the thinking out loud thread but this thread miraculously appeared right before I decided to post. :rofl:

    That was a hate plague that started from some spores found in a meteor. It apparently made anyone who came into contact with it to release all the rage with in, instant level 3 k groove.

    Optimus put an end to it by opening up the autobot matrix, releasing all the stored wisdom inside it. Apparently the way to stop hate is to use knowledge and wisdom and understanding or something. At least the played the "You got the touch" song that was in the transformers movie at that part. :tup:


    I have the entire first generations transformers dvd set, from the starting escape from cybertron to the last saga with the headmasters and scorpinox/fortress maximus (who you see for 15 seconds each).

    If you have some questions about the original generation transformers, i can try to look up the answers, though the entire series is quite huge, 5 multi dvd boxes :wow:
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  • WellmanWellman Joined: Posts: 3,953
    Out of all the original Beast Wars group, I thought Cheetor being the young inexperienced shit was the weakest at first. But fuck by the series finally, especially in his final form (Transmetal 2 I think), the nigga was the fucking shit.

    The season 3 finally was tight, but I was shocked at how Megatron owned Optimus so badly, shit his upgrade at the beginning seemed like he was unstoppable.
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,968
    What Vehicle would Septimus Prime turn into? :bgrin:

    A septic tank.
    Back on topic, when Optimus Prime came back to life in order to stop the Robot AIDS, How did they eventually stop that virus type thing that was turning all of them crazy? For some reason that has been bugging me lately.

    I was going to post this in the thinking out loud thread but this thread miraculously appeared right before I decided to post. :rofl:

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  • ShadeShade FEMLE Joined: Posts: 2,288 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Wellman wrote:
    Out of all the original Beast Wars group, I thought Cheetor being the young inexperienced shit was the weakest at first. But fuck by the series finally, especially in his final form (Transmetal 2 I think), the nigga was the fucking shit.

    The season 3 finally was tight, but I was shocked at how Megatron owned Optimus so badly, shit his upgrade at the beginning seemed like he was unstoppable.

    Transmetals 2 Cheetor was the shit.
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    Stiekem's fav G1 episodes: (bound to leave some blanks gotta watch some episodes again..)

    - Starscream's Brigade/Revenge of Bruticus
    - Webworld
    - Call of the Primatives
    - Triple Takeover
    - Return of Optimus Prime (red spore thingy)
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  • Septimus PrimeSeptimus Prime Grammar Fhrer Joined: Posts: 5,722
    What Vehicle would Septimus Prime turn into? :bgrin:
    Ban hammer.
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  • Duck StrongDuck Strong Yin to all Yang Joined: Posts: 7,783 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Beasties was a great show. The episode where Dinobot goes down is one of my all time favs, it brought a tear to my eye. Shame about Beast Machines though.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Out of all the TF's..... who was your fav?

    My is Starscream from G1. The ambition, the treachery, the smarts... you cannot deny the fact that he was the definition of a Decepticon. And even after all that he did to overthrow Megatron, he still kept him around(well, megs casted him away a couple times, but he always took him back). Even in the first episode you can see his character shine. Plus, he was the only one wit the balls to throw Megatron off of Astrotrain on their way back to Cybertron, even though he was repairable. What other TF ever lived on as a ghost.....
  • FlameAngelZFlameAngelZ I'm gonna fuck you up! Joined: Posts: 973
    Let me just say that Transformers under any shape or form is the best cartoon of all times.

    Soundwave owns everyone's soul!
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    DJ SKILLZ wrote:
    Out of all the TF's..... who was your fav?

    My is Starscream from G1. The ambition, the treachery, the smarts... you cannot deny the fact that he was the definition of a Decepticon. And even after all that he did to overthrow Megatron, he still kept him around(well, megs casted him away a couple times, but he always took him back). Even in the first episode you can see his character shine. Plus, he was the only one wit the balls to throw Megatron off of Astrotrain on their way back to Cybertron, even though he was repairable. What other TF ever lived on as a ghost.....
    Dont forget he has an indestructable spark.
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    Anybody lookin forward to the live action TF movie? I really hope this doesnt get fucked up. Last I heard, the release date is 7-4-07
  • P. GorathP. Gorath @ButtonMashLA Joined: Posts: 6,775 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    yeah, by the team that brought you the island...
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    yeah, by the team that brought you the island...
    Is that good or bad?
  • WellmanWellman Joined: Posts: 3,953
    Let me just say that Transformers under any shape or form is the best cartoon of all times.

    Soundwave owns everyone's soul!

    Actually and sadly that isn't true.

    Duck Strong mentioned the horror that followed the great Beast Wars. And then there was that horrible new cartoon that came out with the mini robots, I think it was Armada.

    Dear heaven just mentioning it I feel more dirty than the time I thought I ran over a squirrel.
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  • nasirnasir Whup dat ass. Joined: Posts: 511 mod
    Let me just say that Transformers under any shape or form is the best cartoon of all times.

    Soundwave owns everyone's soul!

    I take it you never saw the transformers saga where optimus was a.... god damn.. FIRE TRUCK...


    and the decepticons had some whackass land shark..


    then there is the latest set of transformers armada, transformers energon.. and transformers cybertron.. where optimus has turned into fucking Voltron... :tdown:
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  • WarpticonWarpticon Main otaku of SRK #2 Joined: Posts: 9,968
    Armada wasn't bad at all, if you watched past 10 episodes of it. The last 7 or 8 episodes were downright kickass. And Nasir, if you're going to complain about it, you could at least get your stuff straight. Armada != Energon, though Energon follows it sequentially. And Cybertron is unrelated, and brand new, and doesn't feature "voltron" Prime. Also, Voltron is not the only combining robot in the history of anything. he's just one of many.

    I honestly don't see his his being a fire truck is bad in any way. Fire trucks are awesome. RiD Prime is awesome. The End.
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  • scum gale 88scum gale 88 yo! It's SYBOK! Joined: Posts: 1,739
    armada sucked so hard. you know its bad when the most enjoyabe part of the series is when you see them transform and the animation gets really good. armada had absolutely horrid animation. the last 10 episodes or so were actually good and the last episode was totally kickass. it was basically a big megatron/optimus throwdown.

    I remember sitting in front of the tv every weekday to watch beastwars on foxkids and I fondly miss it. Id like to get the box sets but I dont have the money yet. plus the new perceptor/star convoy/galvatron/soundblaster reissues that I have to get my budget is really thin. robots in disguise was average. I never saw the episodes with brave maximus but I thought scourge was totally badass. the toys for it were amazing but the show was bad. armada was all around bad. energon was actually pretty good in my opinion. the dubbed version of the show was ok and the the toys were a huge step up from armada.

    as for cybertron,I only advise watching the japanese version. the toys are totally bitchin! I just got prime a few days ago and its easily one of my favorite TFs. Im tired
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    Soundwave owns everyone's soul!

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    G1 just stays the best for me..
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    whats the name of the TF show that was like the matrix & it was only megatron w/endless supply of mindless robots? what happened?

    armada was tight cuz sharky ownz! :cool:
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    I always hear a lot of hate for beast machines but everything about it sounds pretty cool, and ben from bwtf.com seems to like it.
  • m121akumam121akuma Power to Tearer Joined: Posts: 1,993
    Megatron's speech at the end as he is about to blast Optimus still gives me chills.
    Fucking WORD.

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  • Korin ZynnKorin Zynn Ground and Pound! Joined: Posts: 43
    Anybody have the link to the movie teaser? I heard they show bumblebee transforming or something?
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  • m121akumam121akuma Power to Tearer Joined: Posts: 1,993
    Korin Zynn wrote:
    Anybody have the link to the movie teaser? I heard they show bumblebee transforming or something?
    Wate wut? I must see this.
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  • FlameAngelZFlameAngelZ I'm gonna fuck you up! Joined: Posts: 973
    It's true that not ALL TF shows were out of this world. But once your a TF fan, you will always remain a TF fan, no matter how much the show sux, you still cant wait 'till next week to see what happens to your heroes.
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  • JaviJavi Administrator Joined: Posts: 458 mod
    I don't care for the shows too much. Love the toys. Alternators/Binaltech > all TFs. Although Cybertron Prime comes close.
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    Korin Zynn wrote:
    Anybody have the link to the movie teaser? I heard they show bumblebee transforming or something?
    Thats just a clip some guy did, its a few years old, although he did a hell of a job. :tup:
  • tempesttempest walking death Joined: Posts: 298
    Javi wrote:
    I don't care for the shows too much. Love the toys. Alternators/Binaltech > all TFs. Although Cybertron Prime comes close.
    i would take new prime, king star scream, and new soundwave own all. i love the alt but snap off pieces gets kinda annoying, i can't wait get prowel, and sunstreaker, and skids.
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  • Korin ZynnKorin Zynn Ground and Pound! Joined: Posts: 43
    9999 wrote:
    Thats just a clip some guy did, its a few years old, although he did a hell of a job. :tup:



    Ahhh ok. I heard it was even with the newer style Beetle too. I will still have to see that shit.
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  • tempesttempest walking death Joined: Posts: 298
    nasir wrote:
    I take it you never saw the transformers saga where optimus was a.... god damn.. FIRE TRUCK...


    and the decepticons had some whackass land shark..


    then there is the latest set of transformers armada, transformers energon.. and transformers cybertron.. where optimus has turned into fucking Voltron... :tdown:
    your joking right prime has the firetruck was awesome true bout the decepticcon shark.. but they had scourge so it balance out. later
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    Korin Zynn wrote:
    Ahhh ok. I heard it was even with the newer style Beetle too. I will still have to see that shit.

    http://www.themichaelsmith.com/

    Click on the 'vw transformer' link at the top, and enjoy. Guy does some killer work.
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    I figured some of the toy fans would find this interesting, or G1 galvatron fans anyway.

    http://fantofan.jp/earlybirdsp/galvatron.jpg

    "Transformers Reissue: Galvatron

    Not just a reissue!! This one will sport the color from the movie. Galvatron now has show accurate purple on his body.
    Face has been remolded to look more menace.
    Comes with die-cast Matrix attached to a chain just like in the Movie!!
    New Electronic sound: 7 sounds: 5 voices (Japanese) and 2 sounds"

    :clap:
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    I have to say the best Transformers series I've seen was Beast Wars. Though the older ones were good as well. The newer ones (in my opinion) aren't as good as Beast Wars. Btw, I was watching G4 Tech Tv. and they were talking about Transformers, and what they showed at one point was a guy who made a Hot Shot costume that you could actually connect together (while still inside the costume I might add) to transform into the vehicle form (with wheels). :rofl:
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