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Old 05-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #11
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Re: Transformers Prime Episode 56 - Project Predacon - Discussion

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I enjoyed the episode even though it totally felt like a toy commercial.
I think that people are missing the point. These ARE just toy commercials. Fun, little, 1/2 hour toy commercials.

I know that there is very little "artistic merit" in the most recent episode, but it was still a worthy offering.
I don't see how this was worse than recent episodes, or historical offerings. I completely fail to see how many people just LOVED Animated. That show was chock full of high-pitched whining characters and comical morons. Yet it was roundly liked.

AND it was still a toy commercial.

There wasn't exploration of deeper meanings, AND there were plot holes and (OMG!!) scavenger hunts for the allspark fragments.

Scavenger hunts are what these shows are all about, they've been doing them for YEARS, in every continuity that I can think of:

Armada - minicons
Energon- duh - energon
Cybertron - planet keys
Animated - allspark fragments
G1 - energy sources
Beast wars - even here there were stasis pods falling from the sky every other episode.

These guys LOVE scavenger hunts. Almost every season is:

"FOUND SOMETHING! ---> ACTION ACTION ACTION ---> Autobot or Decepticon succeed ---> End of episode"

That's how you appeal to kids and SELL THEM TOYS!

I promise, this it the last rant on the subject you will hear from me. I just needed to get it out.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:47 PM   #12
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Re: Transformers Prime Episode 56 - Project Predacon - Discussion

They mentioned Dinobots... cool. *crosses fingers*
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:12 PM   #13
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I can't believe Ratchet said "We are fortunate that Smokescreen is inexperienced enough not to have followed protocol". Smokescreen risked his own life not to leave Prime to die and have his body recovered by the decepticons. The last episode Ratchet commented on Smokescreens judgement to be sound, now in this episode he down plays Smokes actions.

Optimus Prime and many on the Autobot team have yet to formally acknowledge Smokescreen on screen for saving all thier lives.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:44 PM   #14
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I can't believe Ratchet said "We are fortunate that Smokescreen is inexperienced enough not to have followed protocol". Smokescreen risked his own life not to leave Prime to die and have his body recovered by the decepticons. The last episode Ratchet commented on Smokescreens judgement to be sound, now in this episode he down plays Smokes actions.

Optimus Prime and many on the Autobot team have yet to formally acknowledge Smokescreen on screen for saving all thier lives.
Kinda funny, isn't it ? Well that's your classic average dose of discontinuity. It ain't gonna stop.

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I think that people are missing the point. These ARE just toy commercials. Fun, little, 1/2 hour toy commercials.

I know that there is very little "artistic merit" in the most recent episode, but it was still a worthy offering.
I don't see how this was worse than recent episodes, or historical offerings. I completely fail to see how many people just LOVED Animated. That show was chock full of high-pitched whining characters and comical morons. Yet it was roundly liked.

AND it was still a toy commercial.

There wasn't exploration of deeper meanings, AND there were plot holes and (OMG!!) scavenger hunts for the allspark fragments.

Scavenger hunts are what these shows are all about, they've been doing them for YEARS, in every continuity that I can think of:

Armada - minicons
Energon- duh - energon
Cybertron - planet keys
Animated - allspark fragments
G1 - energy sources
Beast wars - even here there were stasis pods falling from the sky every other episode.

These guys LOVE scavenger hunts. Almost every season is:

"FOUND SOMETHING! ---> ACTION ACTION ACTION ---> Autobot or Decepticon succeed ---> End of episode"

That's how you appeal to kids and SELL THEM TOYS!

I promise, this it the last rant on the subject you will hear from me. I just needed to get it out.
facepalm. You really thought this out thoroughly, haven't you ?
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #15
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Re: Transformers Prime Episode 56 - Project Predacon - Discussion

In the next series, smokescreen is cheetor...nuff'said.
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:46 AM   #16
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Did anyone notice Bombshock's name in the credits?
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #17
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Re: Transformers Prime Episode 56 - Project Predacon - Discussion

I'm actually really happy with this episode. Ultra Magnus you are awesome, I love how they kept him true to character and I can't wait to see him in the next episode. Shockwave and Soundwave fighting together = win. Smoke's new paint is making me want to repaint him again, where the heck was Knockout? Oh and an OP's jet back, robust flying section is so awkward.

Oh and that line about Beast Hunters was really lame. I wonder if Peter laughed after saying it. As for the Ratchet and Smoke thing, I took it as Ratchet showing graditude to Smoke
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #18
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Off topic - but didn't the writers say sometime during early S1 that Bee and Soundwave would have their actual voices, at least Bee? Time's running out, don't expect Bee will ever get his voice back, unless they pull a TFTM moment and give him the last line in the series.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:45 PM   #19
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Off topic - but didn't the writers say sometime during early S1 that Bee and Soundwave would have their actual voices, at least Bee? Time's running out, don't expect Bee will ever get his voice back, unless they pull a TFTM moment and give him the last line in the series.
I remember it being the opposite. That it would be Soundwave that would speak, because of the two he CAN speak, but chooses not to, whereas Bee can't.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #20
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Did anyone notice Bombshock's name in the credits?
I'm betting that "Bombshock" was just the name of the Insecticon who spoke.
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