Argh, he cut it off right as Jim and Chris were just about to start!
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Looking over my report, I just now realized there was one image I meant to post during the Act 3 portion but forgot to (it's there now, though): The Entity transforming Planet Unicron:
In fairness, I had no idea, and I've seen that thread listed here. The thread title doesn't exactly say much about the first draft, after all, and speaking for me personally, I don't tend to click on many threads for events I haven't been to (because why torture myself?).
Pretty much, yeah. Season 2 hadn't even been written yet at the time of this script's writing.Also, could this possibly explain why most of the pre-movie characters in the final film were season 1 (barring the coneheads and Grapple)? Like we know storyboards featured some 85 guys, but if this version kept getting reworked, I can see why no 85 characters made the cut.
"We already have a thread for this."
"A thread? I eventually had to go down to the TFNation thread to find it."
"That's the movie first draft thread."
"By entering the URL manually."
"Ah, well, the links had probably gone."
"So had the HTML."
"But look, you found the coverage, didn’t you?"
"Yes," said UndeadScottsman, "yes I did. It was on display under three nested spoiler tags in a comment at the bottom of page 17 from a banned user named BewareOfTheLeopard."
To be clear, I meant that the lack of 85?characters in the final movie was a carry over from this script. We know at least some 85 guys were around because they’re on storyboards/final film. Does anyone know the date of the final draft?Pretty much, yeah. Season 2 hadn't even been written yet at the time of this script's writing.
I get what you're saying. The movie's production was going on at the same time as Season 2's production, but not by all of the same people as those working on Season 2. And at that point, only the Season 1 characters had been fully established, so the team working on the movie wouldn't have been as familiar with the new additions to the cast in Season 2, especially since (going by the episodes' production order) the first third of Season 2 still focused primarily on the Season 1 cast. It wasn't until the "Dinobot Island" two-parter that Season 2 got a sudden expansion in its character roster.To be clear, I meant that the lack of 85?characters in the final movie was a carry over from this script. We know at least some 85 guys were around because they’re on storyboards/final film. Does anyone know the date of the final draft?
I guess in likening the lack of 85 to the idea that the thing Optimus passes on kills Unicron. The concept was there from day 1. Even as more characters became available and revisions were made, they didn’t bother adding them because this draft, not the final one, lacked 85 characters.
Not sure if I’m making sense.
I was more talking about how the movie didn't have "every" Season 2 robot character. You're right that there were some.No 85 characters? Like the final film has Blaster and his Cassettes, Perceptor, Astrotrain, Blitzwing, and The Coneheads; or am I misunderstanding what is being said?