IT IS THE YEAR 2005

User avatar
TedBelmont
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm

IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby TedBelmont » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:01 pm



HERE WE GO

User avatar
Disposable Ninja
Posts: 462
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:50 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby Disposable Ninja » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:24 pm

god damn it

god fucking damn it

i was all set to hate this and then optimus prime rode a giant robot dragon

That said, why the fuck do they keep insisting on giving him a mouth. Not having a mouth was what made him look so badass in the first place.
For the White Witch!

User avatar
TA
Posts: 1651
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby TA » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:26 pm

That looks more like a giant robot t-rex.

Which is even better.
のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

User avatar
ocksi
Posts: 199
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:46 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby ocksi » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:31 pm

It's about time the king showed up in those movies. Does this mean there will also be Constructicons?

User avatar
Büge
Posts: 2741
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:56 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby Büge » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:28 pm

munky > trukk

User avatar
TedBelmont
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby TedBelmont » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:36 am

Ocksi, the Constructicons were in the second movie. Devastator had truck nutz. It was not their greatest moment.

Also, yes, the dragon/t-rex guy is Grimlock. The two-headed dragon/pterodactyl/bird thing is Swoop. The green one with the jacket could be Roadbuster; there were rumors that the Wreckers would be coming back, although the only officially confirmed returning Autobots are Prime and Bumblebee.

User avatar
ocksi
Posts: 199
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:46 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby ocksi » Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:23 pm

I feel like I should have known that, but the second Transformers movie was third time I ever fell asleep in a movie theater(and the only time I've done so sober).

User avatar
zaratustra
Posts: 1220
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:45 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby zaratustra » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:06 pm

Should I watch either the second or the third Transformers? I watched the first and it was ok if kind of a blur both visually and plotwise

User avatar
TedBelmont
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby TedBelmont » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:40 pm

The second one is terrible and damn-near unwatchable. The third is okay, but it does have Leonard Nimoy as an old-ass fire truck, so there's that. I doubt either of them will be required viewing before AoE; the Transformers movies have never been big on overarching plot.

User avatar
Brentai
Woah Dangsaurus
Posts: 2179
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby Brentai » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:40 pm

It's funny because the third movie spends like 2/3 of its screentime going "Hey remember this thing that happened in Transformers 2? It's not important anymore."

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: Them Changeable Robots

Postby Thad » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:19 pm

They're all on Rifftrax.

User avatar
TedBelmont
Posts: 472
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby TedBelmont » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:06 pm


User avatar
Mothra
Woah Dangsaurus
Posts: 3273
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:12 pm
Location: Boston, MA
Contact:

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby Mothra » Sat Apr 26, 2014 2:58 pm

Do not watch Transformers 2.

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby Thad » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:55 pm

Ohai Transformers thread!

(There is actually another Transformers thread, because I got confused by the lack of context in this thread's title. Admins, if you are interested in merging the one post in that thread with the 14 posts in this one, that is an option.)

I finally got around to writing a couple blog posts on IDW's Transformers comics, as I've been threatening to do for the past year. Look for them tomorrow morning and Wednesday morning. So far they are just "here's what you should read" lists without much editorializing on why I love the damn things so much, but I figured that was good for now since Comixology is having one of its periodic Transformers sales. (Sneak preview: start with Megatron Origin.)

I expect that I will have much more to say in future posts. Maybe Thursday, or maybe I'll talk about something else on Thursday.

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby Thad » Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:46 pm

Saw an ad for a Unicron series in the latest issue of Lost Light. My first reaction was to roll my eyes and say "You guys promised us no Quintessons or Unicron." Then I thought, well, it's been twelve years; going that long before bringing in Unicron is pretty disciplined. (And for what it's worth, I'm pretty sure we've only had one Quintesson in that entire period, too.)

Then I saw why: IDW's Transformers is ending.

I mean, I kind of gathered that Lost Light was ending (the last few arcs have focused on winding things down, and in the latest issue it appears that everybody is dead and in the afterlife, and it ends with Rodimus literally calling out God and telling him that they're not done yet), but I didn't realize the entire line was.

Course, as for what that actually means, well, it's kinda buried under a bunch of PR-speak.

Here's what I said in the comments:

The thing is…I’m not sure what the hell any of this actually *means*. I haven’t heard anything about IDW losing the Hasbro licenses, or about GI Joe drawing to a close, though maybe I’m just out of the loop.

Given how much trouble they’ve gone to to establish a Hasbro Shared Universe, I suspect this will end up being some kind of Crisis on Infinite Earths style continuity reset that’ll bring Transformers back to its usual status quo (Optimus Prime’s Autobots fighting Megatron’s Decepticons), and put it in a shared universe with GI Joe from the get-go instead of trying to graft them together ten years on.

Guess we’ll find out.

Regardless of what happens with the Transformers from here on out, James Roberts has written some of the best comics I’ve read in years. If he’s still up for writing more Transformers comics, then I’m still up for reading them. If he’s not, then I hope he gets some work somewhere else; I’ll keep an eye out.

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 5918
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: IT IS THE YEAR 2005

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:48 am

I learned a few new things about the coming Transformers finale.

While Barber is writing Unicron #0, the one that's coming out for FCBD, the rest of the series appears to be credited to Roberts (with Milne, who was his artist for most of MTMTE). So I guess I'm picking that up.

They got a good long runway before the end; Roberts says he's finishing Lost Light the way he always intended. Issue #17 just came out, and it doesn't end until #25 (it's going to go biweekly; so is Optimus Prime, but I haven't been reading that).

IDW isn't losing the Transformers license (or any of the other Hasbro licenses). There's going to be a Transformers series after Unicron. But it won't be in the current continuity; it's a reset button, like I figured.

No word on creative teams for the new series yet, but like I said, if Roberts is on one of them then I'm onboard.

Also no word on why everything's getting shut down, but I suspect it's either declining sales, a mandate for a new direction from Hasbro, or both.

It's going to be a real pity to see them hit the Reset button and lose all these versions of these characters -- repentant Megatron (I guess this close to the end it's probably safe to say he's not going to do a heel turn; he really is going to stay a good guy to the very end), uptight, anal retentive Ultra Magnus, scheming Prowl -- we've even seen Starscream grow and change and try to be better.

On the other hand...boy, IDW Phase One was a mess, and while Phase Two did an admirable job of picking up the pieces and reassembling them into something exceptional, this could be a chance to do it right from the beginning.

I sure hope they keep Roberts. Barber's done some fantastic work too, even though I lost interest after he took everybody back to Earth. (I will always love his depiction of Thundercracker, though.) And hey, if Pichelli wants a shot at another series, I'd love to see her tackle one too.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests