A quote from Don Glut (G1 writer)

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  1. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Another message board I post on is one dedicated to old horror movies (anything between 1920's - 1970's), and Don Glut, a man who wrote many episodes of the G1 cartoon, is also a film historian who loves werewolf movies, and he posts on this board. He recently posted his opinion on Bay's movie. I don't necessarily agree with him (as I liked the movie), but I thought some people might be interested in what a G1 writer has to say.


    "I know I'm waaaaayyyy in the minority, but I hated this movie (finally caught it on cable last night). (Didn't like the TV cartoons either, even though I wrote about a dozen episodes of the original series -- did it strictly for the $$$.) Watching the movie was to me like being trapped inside a video game for a couple hours. Half the time I couldn't tell what was going on, which robot was which, why characters were doing things, etc. And the robots looked to me like ambulatory metal-salvage dumps that moved way too fast considering their size. My main thought during the final battle was "Isn't this EVER going to end?!" Just an endless stream of CGI effects that looked to me like just what they were -- CGI effects. Just a lot of sensory overkill. This isn't a movie I'll be watching a second time.

    I must admit that those early scenes of Megan Fox were the highlight (for me, anyway) of the movie."
     
  2. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Oh well.
     
  3. shroobmaster

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    "I must admit that those early scenes of Megan Fox were the highlight (for me, anyway) of the movie."

    Hahaha! I knew he would say something like that!
     
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    Yup. And it showed.
     
  6. Chris McFeely

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    FLASH: Bitter, sore-headed old cynic doesn't like summer action blockbuster.

    FLASH: Sky reported to be blue.
     
  7. Sammael

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    Let's see, he wrote:


    1. Divide and Conquer (20 October 1984) - Writer (writer)
    2. S.O.S. Dinobots (27 October 1984) - Writer (writer)
    3. War of the Dinobots (24 November 1984) - Writer (writer)
    4. Heavy Metal War (15 December 1984) - Writer (writer)
    5. Autobot Spike (23 September 1985) - Writer (writer)
    6. Dinobot Island I (25 September 1985) - Writer (writer)
    7. Dinobot Island II (26 September 1985) - Writer (writer)
    8. Megatron's Master Plan: Part 1 (14 October 1985) - Writer (writer)
    9. Megatron's Master Plan: Part 2 (15 October 1985) - Writer (writer)
    10. The Autobot Run (31 October 1985) - Writer (writer)
    11. Masquerade (16 December 1985) - Writer (writer)
    12. Call of the Primitives (18 November 1986) - Writer (writer)
    Hmm... actually, those are not bad episodes at all. It's interesting to note that he wrote most of the dinobot-centric episodes. I wonder how good all those eps might have been if he had really liked the show?
     
  8. Omnius

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    He was also responsible for the fairly bland novelisation of The Empire Strikes Back. Never been a fan of his writing.
     
  9. Nevermore

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    While I agree with him about the movie to a certain extent, I saw he wrote Call of the Primitives and his validity went right out the window.
     
  12. Ironhide2005

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    Wow he doesn't seem that nice
     
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    His cynical attitude towards the G1 cartoon dates back at least to an interview Zobovor had with him in 2001.
     
  14. Sammael

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    I was away from the internet TF community in 2000 and 2001 due to lack of internet... I just found the interview and... well, it's about what I expected.
     
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    He pretty much hit the nail on the head.
    Even though I was able to follow which TF was which most of the time.
     
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    So, this is the guy responsible for making cartoon G1 Unicron the creation of a small alien monkey in a space suit?

    I don't think he has any business bad mouthing ANYTHING ever again.
     
  17. Abrogate

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    in addition to being a werewolf fan, he's also wrote several books on dinosaurs
     
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    dont agree with his movie view point, if you cant understand a movie with a story as simple as transformers you must be a bit of a dick, and yes call of the primitives almost put me off transformers, only the one where prime is dismanteld and made into a croc and his arm on top of a building is worse. did he write that?
     
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    Wow....he wrote both some of my favourite and least favourite episodes. Conflicting...
     
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    Why post an opinion of a man that wrote for G1 like he has any merit, when he admits he did it just for the money? Who gives a rat's ass for his opinion on the movie? Sour grapes much?
     

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