Best G1 episode to introduce the 2007 movie?

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  1. DeputyMoniker

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    I'm looking for the perfect G1 episode to show before I show the new movie to friends. I know a few people who never watched the show so I want them to know where the movie is coming from. One stipulation, Megatron has to say "You fail me yet again, Starscream." I don't mind having to explain differences between G1 and what Bay cherry picked from the other generations. (energon vs. the cube, etc.)
     
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    Heavy Metal War is a pretty good standalone episode for a "non-believer."
     
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    When I had my TF party before it came out July 2nd, I showed my friends the original TF animated movie so they knew who the main leaders were. It was awesome; all the guys were into it and all the girlfriends that were with them were just rolling their eyes.
     
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    That series right there is the best, in my opinion. If you want to follow that up, then I suggest something like episode where Optimus Prime frees the other Autobots from the collector, to showcase the type of character Optimus Prime is.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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    redline928 06/26/09

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    Yeah, it will help explain, some things from the beginning. If they watch the movie, they can only be familiar with the first 20 minutes, then there dead! Well, I guess Jazz and Bumblebee make it.
     
  7. DeputyMoniker

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    Thanks, guys. Does Megatron say "You failed me yet again, Starscream." in More Than Meets the Eye? Isn't that the first few episodes? I think I have that on DVD. However, I didn't want to have to show more than one episode before the movie.
     
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    Best eps for a quick review for nuubs.
    More than Meets the eye 1-3
    The Ultimate Doom 1-3
    Original Movie.
     
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    transfomers heroes : rebirth and arcee so cute with daniel as acree 's parnter
     
  10. DeputyMoniker

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    I don't get it. Is Transformers Heroes the name of an old episode or are you saying something about the new Cartoon network Transformers Animated?
     
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    Heroes is the name of an old dvd by rhino that contained season 4"Rebirth"
     
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    Aside from Optimus Prime, none of the other G1 counterparts of the movie characters are even in there. Maybe Brawl and Bonecrusher, but even then its pushing it.
     
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    I think he means the 2 episodes of season 4 concerning the headmasters (like the arcee daniel pairing) would'nt start with that unless you want to blow their movie conceptulation of skorponok out of the water. :lol 

    personally the core is one of my favorite stand alone episodes. I believe there is a scene halfway through where the earths core is being unstable starscream is begging megatron to cease drilling. megs calls him a idiot for forgetting about the space bridge from earlier which they can escape in. The battles are great in here as well.
     
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    Watch More than Meets the Eye 1, 2 and 3.

    Those are the episodes that the movie writers watched to get a feel for G1, that's all you need to watch to get into the movie.

    It's where Prime's orange axe and Megatron's mace came from, it's where the hoover dam scene came from, it's where Starscream failing Megatron came from.
     
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    More Than Meets the Eye

    If you have more time than that:

    Heavy Metal War - Op vs Megs

    Ultimate Doom/Countown to Extinction - good stuff for everyone, but lots of treacerous Starscream especially in Pt 4 (Countdown)

    The Imobilizer - lots of Bumblebee/Spike interaction, intro of Carly (who is like Mikaela), lots of Ironhide who's in the movie

    War Dawn - how Op vs Megs and the war all began
     

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