Cartoon Network have altered their known schedule for the Transformers: Animated series.
The episode "Total Meltdown" which was supposed to air as Episode 5 on January 12th 2008 has now been replaced by episode 6 "Blast from the Past" to air at the same date and time.
No reason for the episode change has been given, and episode 7 "Thrill of the Hunt" will air following "Blast from the Past" on January 19th, so for the moment it would seem that "Total Meltdown" will be skipped for some time.
i dont care why they did it * biggrin.gif im so freaking excitted !!!!! DINOBOTS!!!! * that eps was soooo awsome, makes me even beleive they are the original dinobots and the "key" sensed their spark essenses in the drone parts (and fossile fuels ?) i love how they made the Dino's not like Megatron but hate Cars and Trucks becuz they use dinosaur fossiles. *heh* even the 'Dinobot Island" reference at the end .. Spectacular !
just need two more, and all five dinos are back in business.
Just finished watching this episode after downloading it from bitt.tv, which only took 10 mins I kid you not. I have to say this was a well written episode, that told a great story from start to finish.
Have to say that David Kaye did a great job at doing Grimlock, and on Grimlock I loved how his transformation and robot mode was very similar to the Original.
I am loving ho this series is modern Transformers, but sticking alot to the old G1 as well as adding it's own flavour. I didn't think I was going to like this show when I first saw clips of it, so I am glad to admit I was wrong, and this could be the best series since the eighties.
Good bye dancing Jazz. May you continue to dance for ever some where else.
Decent stuff I thought - nice pace to it story-wise and once again they pulled off some nice fight sequences (perhaps not quite in the same class as the fights in something like Justice League Unlimited, but to not quite hit that mark is nothing to be ashamed of), and the characterisation was again rather good. I liked the fact that they managed to get a little moral in there without over-hammering it home. It does feel like a show that is writtten on the basis of "look, kids have the attention span for a twenty minute show. Give them some credit).
I do like the way the characters are shaping up. There is a nice dynamic shaping up within the Autobot team. And I am amused by the fact that the show makes very few bones about the fact that Sari's dad may have reverse engineered Megatron's technology but that doesn't actually make him all that bright...
I did like the portrayal of Megatron in this episode - he's clearly a thinker and able to improvise when he has to, which makes him much more interesting than if he was written Sunbow style. Clearly he is more than a match for Sari's father in the intellectual stakes.
Grimlock was rather fun - some nice voice acting there (and I did so want to shout "Gojiraaaaaa!" when he started stomping Detroit). Not so enthused that they have decided to make him quite so intellectually limited. The "Dinosaurs have small brains. Grimlock looks like a Dinosaur. Therefore Grimlock shall be stupid" is a viable way to go, but it would have made for a more memorable character if they'd portrayed him as more intelligent. I still yearn to see an animated Grimlock who is a match for his original bio and his early comic appearances. But nevertheless the Dinobots and there straightforward "we are dinosaur robots. We are here to rumble. Party Down!" approach were a lot of fun and I would hope that the series finds a way to get them off of Monster Island at some point in the future.
(I see also that Sari's security key, has become "Animated"s equivalent to the Sonic Screwdriver in terms of its plot mobilising abilities.)
Post by Andy Turnbull on Jan 21, 2008 18:19:44 GMT
Finally watched this last night. Loved it to bits, this is easily the best animated TF series in years.
I do hope the Sumdac/Megatron dynamic evolves a little though. He's had a honking big hint at Megatron not being all that good. Flamethrowers being destructive weapons. I'd like to see him become a bit more wary of him as the series goes on. Otherwise he'll just come off as thick as mince when Megs is reborn and goes on a rampage.
It was ok, passed the time reasonably well if unexceptional. I found the Dinobots and main plot to be dull as ditchwater, to be honest. What held my interest was the characterisation of the Autobots and the Sumdac/Megatron interation. Animated Megatron is easily the most interesting character in the show, nice to see he isn't all "BWAHAHAHAHAHA! I AM EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL!"
I'd rather have this than Armada/Energon/Cybertron though, even if the show has not yet lived up to the pilot.