That was wonderful! I really can see this being a totally comprehensible introduction for new folks that covers all the key points without disappearing down any random holes.
Transformers: The Basics
Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:43 PM
The only thing I was surprised to not see mentioned (since you did manage to slip in the fact that Car Robots is a JG1 series while RiD 2001 is not) is how TF: Cybertron had a looser connection to Energon and Armada than those two had to each other.
Eh, I thought about it, but decided it wasn't worth it for this overview video. In a later one, if I go deeper into the UT, that's when it'll come up (honestly, RID only actually made it into THIS one as a "main" family because a grid of six LOOKED nicer than five - it's really been absorbed back into G1 in about every meaningful way at this stage).
PS any plans on talking about what a 3rd party toys are? I only ask because they've been around for nearly 10 years and know some newer fans don't understand the difference between 3rd party and official.
Hmn, I hadn't considered it, because it's not really my area, but that's a good point so it might be worth touching on somewhere down the line...
but I mean, but whats this guys credentials? Can this information really be trusted?
Hard to say. He listed the WFC games in a different continuity than G1, so-
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You joke but I'm pleased to say I've had mercifully little of this type of response, 'cause I was expecting a lot more about how I'm some kind of Hasbrocuck for "believing the company spin" or some shit.
Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:56 PM
I do enjoy the "who cares its just a commercial hasbro only cares about money anymore" comment whoah now we got ourselves a real rebel here please deep thinker teach us more
M "Hasbro Used To LOVE Making The STORY More Than Anything ELSE Man, Conveniently That Was During My Childhood!" Sipher
Holy crap Sipher has a Tumblr apparently!
http://www.tfwiki.net - We left Wikia before it was cool to do so!
"I don't know whether it's a new thing, but it's certainly a current thing, in that it doesn't seem to matter what facts are. It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts."
- Stephen Colbert
Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:45 PM
I like it!
Any ideas of what future episodes will entail?
Yup! My theme for this month of weekly episodes is "Who, What, Where, and How." Episode #1 is HOW does the world of TF work. Episode #2 is WHO - all about characters, the story behind name re-use and the evolution of "legacy" characters. #3 is WHAT - what is a Transformer? A biology ep! And #4 is WHERE - where did they come from? Creation stories from atechnogenesis to Quintessons to Primus!
I think that ticks all the biggest boxes for the debut month, and after that - on what'll likely not be a weekly schedule - it'll get more spotlight-y, with episodes dedicated to particular concepts (like the Matrix, Energon, Spacebridges, the Thirteen, the multiverse/singularities), indvidual continuities (an IDW-focused ep that helps you figure out where to start reading will be one of the first ones), and individual character histories and evolutions.
Edited by Chris McFeely, 05 June 2017 - 05:45 PM.
Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:09 PM
What you have here is a nice little video that's interesting and entertaining even for someone who already knows everything you say in it, so well done. I look forward to more. Between this and the Danjalaguydkins podcast it's been really cool to put some voices to names.
Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:18 PM
I really enjoyed the video Chris. One minor suggestion: it'd be nice to have some background music.
Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:23 PM
Good video. I shared to people I know who have a passing interest in this stuff.
I'd show it to my wife, but if she ever realized that she could get explanations for all this geek crap online, she'd have no reason to keep me around anymore.
I did a new video thing:
And a fic thing:
Posted 10 June 2017 - 08:20 AM
These are going to be a fantastic resource to link people to for Transformers questions. I've given long and rambling explanations of these kinds of things before to people who were genuinely curious to have them explained. These videos do it a hell of a lot better.
Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?
Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:55 AM
Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:59 AM
Another great episode.
How many episodes are you planning to make, Chris?
No, we don't all know everything but we should spread and share that what we do know.
If I'm consistently misspelling a word, I would want and expect people to correct me as should I imagine all decent people who know the value of good literacy.
Its just arrogant laziness to know you're spelling a word incorrectly and not correct yourself or ignore the advice when people do tell you how to spell a word correctly.
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