Episode 5 Total Meltdown discussion?

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  1. SPLIT LIP

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    Well, for those who live in Canada (or use on demand) you've probably already seen total Meltdown.

    So, I don't know if I can do this but, discuss away! Or something...

    I recorded it and have just started watching now...


    (Don't forget: MARK SPOILERS!)

    Spoils: Bulkhead's chair mode, :lolol 

    Oooooooo, BB gots the smackdown...
     
  2. soundwave_217

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    SPOILER:




    I lol'ed when bulkhead's hand was getting melted.




    Spoiler ends
     
  3. McBradders

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    This is fine but won't get a sticky unless it airs on Cartoon Network for tidiness' sake.
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    For sures. I just want to spread the love for BB.

    Spoils: LOL The short jokes start!
     
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    No one can call the big things on his back "useless" kibble now!
     
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    Mega-breakthrough-spoils:

    Bumble's toy-accurate transformation is confirmed...
     
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    Eh, I didn't like this episode as much. I can see why they skipped it.
     
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    This is a thread for discussion on the ep itself. I am fully aware that TWC has it on demand. (as I said in my first post)

    It's the same as a regular discussion thread minus the sticky. (Twin Twist even posted in it saying it was okay)
     
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    There's like 12 pages of actual discussion of the episode over there!

    The least we can do is get a merge going on up in here...
     
  11. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I liked the running gag of Bumblebee being called short.
     
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    an interesting episode. At least there is a "human" who can give the Autobots a run for their money instead of the "Angry Archer". Hopefully there will be more development for Meltdown in the future.
     
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    I watched it on youtube, it was ok, not horrible or anything.
     
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    Eh. An okay episode. The fights were alright, but nothing really stood out. Aside from Black, who had some interesting characteristics.

    I like the fact that they've established a robot-hating population in this age.
     
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    I liked it, it was funny but the whole Meltdown concept seems a bit extreme, even for transformers. I mean creating an accidic being I can under stand, that would be like Kremze(sp) but a human turning into that, the bio enhancements that turned on and off along with the fact that Meltdown could where clothes and that metal made no sense and was less realistic than G1's mass shifting. After this episode I'm really liking Bumblebee, he seems to be a combo of Cheetor, G1 BB, Hot Rod, Hot Shot and Rattrap at some points.
     
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    Not that great, especially right after watching Thrill of the Hunt, but this is not a disproof of the concept of human villains. In fact, I could actually relate to Prometheous Black in a way. The next episode these goons appear in won't need the amount of setup for them that this ep had, so I'll reserve judgement til then.
     
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    meltdown reminded me of the liquidator from darkwing duck, only with acid instead of water
     
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    Yeah same here. It didn't do much for me.
     
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    I felt much the same way. I didn't intensely dislike it or anything and I appreciate that they're trying to do something new with the pseudo-superhero vibe, but the previous episodes were a bit more engaging in my opinion.

    Still one 'okay' episode to five good ones is still a good track record for the show. (^_^)
     
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    *Spoilers*

    This is the most 'Super Hero' type episode so far and it starts with the Autobots watching television and suddenly seeing Bumblebee participating in a televised wrestling match against a hyper Steroid enhanced 'super' human. This Echo's Bob Budiansky's last comic issue with the wrestling Micromasters but this is much worse. Then it escalated into a very boring Super Hero fight with the Mutated wrestler where the other Autobots joined in and defeated it. The Wrestleing match was aranged by the CEO of a Bioengineering company to proof to Captain Fanzone, that his Bio enhanced humans were superior to any Machine or robot. The defeat and mess created by the bioenhanced human makes him loose face with the Police and City, loosing the contract, this sets the plot of the episode into motion.

    As mentioned this is the most 'Super Hero' type episode so far as the bad guy is pretty much your typical 'accident altered' human super villain. When he was turned down by the Police Force and abandoned by investors, he basically tried to show his capabilities by conducting an experiment which mixes Bumblebee's inner fluids (leaked from the mutant fight) with his enhanced bio matter. The result was that in a fit of rage, he spilled it and was 'mutated' into an Acidic humanoid with the ability to melt everything he touches. He became Meltdown the Super Villain. Meltdown then goes to Professor Sumdac's building to 'avenge' himself (Sumdac had acquired the Police contract to enhance the Police force with robotic drones instead of bio enhanced humans). Meltdown and his mutated henchman are eventually defeated by the Autobots in another boring fight and locked away in an electromagnetic bubble. That's it.

    I can see why this episode was skipped, not so much due to its poor story but its controversial nature of the beginning. The villain of this story has made a industry from biologically enhancing humans using steroids and hormone like substances. Aparently in near future Detroit, they do not have any moral issues with artificially enhancing humans in such a manner. The CEO of the company (the villain) was trying to sell the technology to Chief Fanzone to enhance his Police Force. No one cared about the ethical or moral issues about this, only that it wasn't efficient enough.

    They also had a very stupid subplot happening with Bumblebee trying to proof that he is tough despite being the shortest of the team (reason for joining the wrestling match). There were far too many 'short jokes' and Bumblebee just behaved in a very annoying childish form with in a generic 'short guy trying to be tough' manner. He was so annoying that it made Wheelie seem like the most awesome Bot in the world. It was badly handled.

    What can I say? This episode was the worse episode by far. I am honestly trying to find good points to this episodes as I did with the previous others but I can't think of any, there is nothing here that merits praise; It was just a mess. It was a Super hero plot doesn't necessarily make it a bad episode, but it was so generic, predictable and cliche that it just didn't work at all. To put it simply, this episode SUCKED!

    I thought of something Positive! The good thing about this episode is that it was stand alone. It didn't contribute anything to the main story arc and does not affect continuity in any way. You don't loose anything by skipping it. Not much of a good point but at least it doesn't affect the rest of the series (hopefully)
     

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