Posted 12 February 2011 - 05:59 PM
Ratchet wasn't so bad himself.
Arcee's "small intestine" line was great.
The fight was fun enough.
The drones' response to Starscream's speech was kinda funny. Reminded me of the Battle Droids from the Clone Wars cartoon, which can only be a good thing.
Skyquake was cool. No way is he gone for good, I don't care how much talk there is about the stakes being real.
I wonder how the next sleeper agent with no vehicle mode will look. Car grill for a chest, tires on his shoulders? Maybe a big ol' Mercedes emblem on the crest of his helmet?
Edited by Sean Whitmore, 12 February 2011 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:04 PM
Fowler has got to be a robot. He has mad piloting skills for a big guy, and doesn't need any equipment!
I think scanning makes it way too easy to change vehicle modes. I like to think he was put in stasis in some kind of default mode that would make it easy to lock in an appropriate form when he woke up. Once he locks one in, it is a bigger deal to change it again.
But I doubt the writers put that much thought into it.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:33 PM
The MLP thread has 10+
But MLP FiM is consistently good. Prime only has it's moments.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:11 PM
Not much choice since the show hasn't shown us the world aside from the desert and about 5 humans. Not much to say about a silo and a few rocky canyons.
I'm not saying that Prime lacks an interesting environment, but yeah, it totally lacks an interesting environment. Animated at least gave us a crazy future Detroit.
Not sure what is meant by spammy posts. There's plenty of discussion going on, but also some images and videos being tossed around. Not our fault if people aren't widespread taking screenshots and having fun with Prime. I only saw one post here with some avatars posted.
To be fair there are seperate topics for actual Prime toys(what little has been shown) and such, while FIM is all crammed in one place.
Frankly I find the tiny amount of Prime discussion disheartening and am not here to slam it. There's just not much to say.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:32 PM
For one the Pony thread is ONE thread. Prime has 6 threads.....
Anyways liked the show. I'm sorry but i dont take it seriously. Its a kids show, and the day i start taking a kids show THAT seriously i'm quitting the hobby. Anything else is just pathetic in my eyes.
I dont care The human wasnt wearing a flight suit. I dont care If quake had plane parts( they have been doing it for 25 years in toons, im not complaining about it NOW), toons get to cheat a little.
When i saw Skyquake, i thought instantly, Oh he would make a good Overlord repaint.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:07 PM
And about those two girls in front of the school, no, they were not the same girls Jack was speaking to in the first episode.
Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:41 PM
Otherwise, not a bad episode. Animation's looks a lot better this time. It looks finished. Like that this show finally has a real intro. Did not like that the first 5 episodes only had a logo (I assume it was either not done yet or they meant for the first 5 to act as a movie).
I do hate they already killed off Skyquake. Mostly because I'm sure he'll be back as a zombie later and I slaggging hate zombies (my biggest problem with this series as a whole so far). I am glad Skyquake wasn't a Hulk rip off, you know, the "Skyquake smash!" type.
Also, the lip sync was off in some scenes. Mostly Starscream. It's possible that it's just the version I watched.
Ratchet was the single best part of this episode. He's crazy for SCIENCE!
I enjoyed the EradiTerrorVehiCon questioning Starscream.
Didn't care for him at first, but I'm enjoying Soundwave more every time I see him. I would like to see how he fights (umm, bot that is). His head makes me want to kitbash a Cyberjet.
Thank Primus they brought Megs back now. Couple of more episodes of Starscream yelling "I'm the leader" like a whiny fanboy would've gotten super annoying. That, and everybody pretty much knew Megs wasn't really dead except Starscream (well, he probably knew too and ignored it).
I really hope they turn Fowler's somewhat random appearance and use of expensive military vehicles into a run-on-gag. Hopfully upping the ante every time.
Edited by Blade Raider, 12 February 2011 - 11:43 PM.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:13 AM
Bumblebee needs a voice. The beeping is getting annoying and isn't endearing. The Puppy Dog eyes don't help.
Peter's easing back into the role of Prime. Still coming off as stiff, but there are moments where he loosens up a bit. I'm optimistic by the end of the season he'll be back to the "Good Ol' Prime" voice. Can't very well expect the man to hit the gate running after twenty five years away from the character.
Combs as Ratchet is a joy. I'm loving him.
Skyquake was...boring. I get why he was part of the episode, but I found his bits tedious interludes to Starscream and Soundwave's shenanigans. But again, I understood why he was there - to give the kids to boom blam action! I will admit I liked it when he scanned Fowler's jet. "Air Superiority Acquired!" was a good line, I thought.
It was a decent episode overall. I'm eager to see where they go with Megatron, Starscream, and Soundwave. Does Megatron remember Starscream's words?
Oh, and before I forget the animation is really nice and expressive when they want it to be. Starscream's expressions throughout the episode, but especially Megatron's reaction to having the Dark Energon pulled out of his chest. Props to the Animators for that one.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:13 AM
In comic book physics, fists are better than plasma.
Agreed. He's the high point of the series thus far - I want to cuddle his existence almost as frequently as I want to kick Fowler's.
I guess I just can't bring myself to be "alarmed" by a less than perfect cartoon. It's not Animated, but it's certainly not Energon. (I don't think the problem is the voice acting, because I think the lines would seem "rigid" in script form, too.)
Honestly, I'm surprised that hasn't come up. It doesn't resemble the "real" Earth, and there's been surprisingly little worldbuilding, so I'm really pretty curious.
And, of course, Prime is only six episodes in. (Yes, six, as in the number of twenty-two minute segments that have actually been broadcast.)
Or create a smiley that means "Mute Bumblebee sucks"
Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:25 AM
It kinda is like Energon so far except with a competent staff. It's not trying anything new. It's very rote and by the numbers.
I remain hopeful it will improve but it hasn't "hooked me" so far. Something both MLP and Renegades had managed to do by this point in their respective runs.
Edited by MrBlud, 13 February 2011 - 03:26 AM.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 03:40 AM
Prime has competent scripting/voice acting/animation (so it's clearly superior on that basis alone) but it's very "standard" and plodding so far which was a problem (among many others) that Energon suffered from. It is very AEC in that aspect so if you have a particular problem with equating it to Energon simply substitute A or C instead.
Edited by MrBlud, 13 February 2011 - 03:44 AM.
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