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@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:22 PM)

Thundercracker, in particular.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:21 PM)

Some of the Decepticons start to really enjoy being the good guys. Well, they enjoy the act, at least. They find fulfillment in their assumed personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Except SHockwave eventually betrays his teammates and teams up with Skynet.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:20 PM)

Starscream becomes the young, eager Nightscream, and so on.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

Megatron becomes the noble Megabolt, taking cues from Beast Wars Silverbolt.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

A Thunderbolts-esque masquerade.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:19 PM)

In order to do so, the Decepticons pretend to be the good guys and take on different personas.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:18 PM)

So Megatron decides that hey, the Autobots are stillback on Cybertron, so why not team up with the humans, defeat Skynet, then double-cross the humans?

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

Unfortunately, the Skynet/humans war is already going on, and Skynet is evolving rapidly.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

The Decepticons discover Earth and want to plunder its resources.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

It would have a really crazy twist:

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2018 - 06:17 PM)

I've had this crazy idea for a Transformers/Terminator crossover for years.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:20 PM)

Specifically I'd like to see Skynet's army rise up against him (he did refer to them as an "army of slaves" in Genisys), or even perhaps a peace-minded iteration of Skynet that's existed in a humanoid form long enough to gain some compassion for the human point of view

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:19 PM)

A peaceful resolution would be satisfying for me (it's the only resolution possible in The Matrix series, too), but I think the majority of Terminator fans would walk out think WTF?

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 June 2018 - 05:15 PM)

I liked Clarke as Sarah as well, although I read a lot of complaints online that she looked too young, but I thought she was pretty badass.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 05:11 PM)

I think across these movies, there's a very compelling story about a progressive temporal arms race driven by mutual fear in which Judgement Day keeps getting pushed back, which only gives both sides more time for technological development, and the only true resolution to it is cooperation. But cooperation will never come about because each side fears being wiped out by the other.

@  Paladin : (18 June 2018 - 05:05 PM)

Genisys basically made Sara Connors' entire motivation in stopping judgement day stem from not wanting to sleep with Jai Courtney. and really, can you blame her?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 June 2018 - 03:52 PM)

I'll give Genisys another thing, Emilia Clarke made a damn good Linda Hamilton. (As for Jai Courtney looking nothing like Michael Biehn, that just supports my theory that it's not always the same "Kyle Reese" sent back which would explain why John Connor looks different in almost every movie.)

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2018 - 02:54 PM)

I'm not, I'm lost in music.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 June 2018 - 12:59 PM)

What, again?

@  2018 : (18 June 2018 - 06:33 AM)

It's a time warp. We're trapped in the past.

@  Pennpenn : (18 June 2018 - 05:44 AM)

A rick roll? Really?

@  Waspinator : (17 June 2018 - 11:03 PM)

On the subject of a Mega Man movie

@  Msol : (17 June 2018 - 04:47 PM)

Man I really wish Slash was blue instead of red. Swoop looks off as the only blue one. What a missed opportunity!

@  Otaku : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 PM)

@Bass X0 So, getting back to Mega Man as a movie and smart-aleck answers, wouldn't Astroboy (2009) count? ;) Otherwise, I'm torn; part of me is glad they haven't tried given Hollywood's track record.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 01:52 PM)

and some TV show...

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 01:35 PM)

John Connor?! John Connor! JOHN CONNORRRRR!!!!

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 12:26 PM)

Pretty sure that's what happened to John Connor in that last one

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 12:17 PM)

you eat them.... THEY EAY YOU

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 June 2018 - 11:57 AM)

Nanomachines, son!

@  MEDdMI : (17 June 2018 - 11:49 AM)

@Nevermore Rice of fhe Macheens: taking over the world with evil robots the size of rice grains.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:36 AM)

It eventually goes off the rails, but the bones of an interesting story are there. I enjoyed it more than Rise of the Machines or Salvation

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 11:26 AM)

There was Genysis, Jujjmend Dae, Salvayshon and Rice of the Macheens, or something.

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 June 2018 - 11:25 AM)

I actually re-watched Genisys the other day, and I'll give it one thing. The beginning of the movie with the pre-Terminator 1 future scenes all looked really fantastic.

@  Xellos : (17 June 2018 - 11:08 AM)

Five, actually, with a sixth in development. Varying degrees of cannonicity between them, though.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 07:59 AM)

There was only two movies, right?

@  Paladin : (17 June 2018 - 07:08 AM)

overall, lousy. there's one great one, one pretty good one and everything else under that brand sucks.

@  wonko the sane? : (17 June 2018 - 06:52 AM)

uuuhhh, what do you think the terminator movies are?

@  Bass X0 : (17 June 2018 - 06:35 AM)

Why has Mega Man never been given a Hollywood movie?

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:32 AM)

Considering at least half our workforce is not of "German" descent, racism should really have no place at our workplace.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:23 AM)

The one thing that really fascinated me was how he was so adamant that his kids have to learn German that he insisted on only speaking German at home. I'm not saying that this is the one true way to do it, but I did respect him for that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:22 AM)

Always cheerful, always friendly. Leaves behind a wife and three kids.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:21 AM)

I'd have done this either way, but in this case it particularly pissed me off because the deceased coworker was literally the nicest person you could possibly hope to meet.

@  Pennpenn : (17 June 2018 - 04:18 AM)

He deserved it to be suspended. What an imbecile.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:17 AM)

****ing disgusting racist.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

Guy was immediately suspended from work.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:16 AM)

He literally said in my face "they only make a big fuss because that token negro died". I said "dude, what are you saying?" He said "my parent taught me to say what I think." I said "bad enough for you to think like that." and then reported him.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:15 AM)

So I told this other longtime employee that I was planning to go to the funeral, and he went on a tirade about how "other people had died too", and this was only treated as a big deal because this guy was black.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:13 AM)

A longtime coworker who originated from Ghana had died, really nice guy, I attended his funeral on Friday.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2018 - 04:13 AM)

So on Thursday I had to report a coworker for extremely racist remarks...


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#381 Chris McFeely

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

"Huh, no scans from Spotlight Sixshot?" *remembers who drew it* "Ah, yeah. That makes sense.

 

Y'know it's not even that, there's not a single good "group shot" of the team in it worth using to showcase them.



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:35 PM

Very true.

 

(Can you believe they had him do art for the Beast Wars Sourcebook? It's a tossup between him and Milkovich for the worst art in that book.)


 

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

"I forgot they were in the intro to Headmasters, and that animation is so good, I wonder what else they did in the intro..."

Immediately after that clip, Raiden kicks Sinntertwin so hard he explodes, then performs an equally devastating backhand to Cutthroat.  Cut to Rodimus Prime who takes down Blot and Cutthroat simulatneously with his wrist guns, causing them to explode violently. Next shot is Brainstorm, who fires upon Rippersnapper point blank.  Hun-Gurrr is never seen again.

 
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#384 Chris McFeely

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 09:01 AM

Just ahead of the "Titans Return" cartoon, and on the 30th anniversary of "The Rebirth" - you'd think I planned it out, or somethin'! 

 



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

Another excellent job. :thumbsup


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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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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

How will the Titans Return cartoon choose to depict the technology?


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:06 PM

That gif is kind of headache-inducing. I could hide it in a spoiler box myself but I felt like asking first.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 11 November 2017 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:17 PM

The spoiler box makes it funnier.



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Posted 11 November 2017 - 01:24 PM

The video fails to mention Titan Masters are pure plastic crack.



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Posted 12 November 2017 - 07:27 AM

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"'[Foreigners] at least need to be able to speak proper German.' Okay, what the hell is that supposed to be? Proper German'? Where do they speak that? Have you ever been there? Are you German? Can you engage in a conversation in a Swabian pub? Most people from Cologne already fail at asking for directions in the Eifel region."
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#391 LBD "Nytetrayn"

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

Where did all of those Titan Master animated bits come from?

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:31 AM

Ads. I get them on YouTube when I watch a lot of video reviews.

 


Edited by Copper Bezel, 13 November 2017 - 09:32 AM.

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?

 


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:42 PM

Wow.

 

Just now finding out it's "transtectors" and not "transectors" :doh


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 07:15 PM

Yeah, I spelled it that way before watching Masterforce. Now I assume it was supposed to be trans-tech-er.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:50 AM

When I realized, I found the three "transector" references on TFWiki and fixed them. = P No idea why I'd read it that way. 

 

I actually would have assumed trans + [pro]tect myself.


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?

 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 06:53 AM

Yeah, Transformer + Protector = Transtector seems like a good bet.

Reminds me of Aku + Destroyer = Acroyer, from Microman/Micronauts.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 08:36 AM

This video reminds me of all the bizarreness that surrounded the cartoon versions' interpretations of these guys, like where Arcana rides on top of Brainstorm instead of piloting him, or the way the Targetmasters didn't have handles; Rebirth had the bots just holding them like some sort of box, as I recall, while Headmasters in Japan had them plug into the wrist instead.

Just... why?

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:02 AM

This video reminds me of all the bizarreness that surrounded the cartoon versions' interpretations of these guys, like where Arcana rides on top of Brainstorm instead of piloting him, or the way the Targetmasters didn't have handles; Rebirth had the bots just holding them like some sort of box, as I recall, while Headmasters in Japan had them plug into the wrist instead.

Just... why?

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How have these guys been fighting for 4 million years


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:39 AM

...I wonder if maybe the animation models for the gun modes were drawn at an angle where the handle isn't visible.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:57 AM

...I wonder if maybe the animation models for the gun modes were drawn at an angle where the handle isn't visible.

Considering the Technobots had a set of model sheets where the backs were entirely just made up (and super wrong), I'm guessing the prototype reference photos the character model artist got were of only one or two angles.  Without a handle.


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