Frank Welker is in Transformers: Prime

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  1. D-Unit

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    Don't take what I said too seriously man, no disrespect meant. If we all didn't differ on opinions, there would be no point in this website. I'm sure it will be cool whatever he ends up doing. Just personal preference, as you have yours.
     
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    I could literally not be happier about the news! Here is hopping he gets to voice Megatron, after all he is Megatron.
     
  3. spiritprime

    spiritprime Dudes, I'm a girl!

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    Now isn't that just Prime...
     
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    Awesome news! The Real Megatron is back!
     
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    If Welker can do a DIFFERENT voice for Megatron, then yeah... sure I could see him in the role.

    I'm sorry, but if I had grown up with G1, I REALLY think I would have thought Megatron was an idiot and sounded bad.

    If Welker is the man of a thousand voices, he can give a better one to Megatron. Just my thoughts.

    And as for the show, can we not have the "Plan of the week" thing going on? Like, make a coherent plot for the show?
     
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    Well, if Starscream is going to be his usual self, then that means Megatron would be the usual (I'm hoping for the slightly subdued Megatron that Corey Burton did)
     
  8. Rodimus

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    Awesome! Please please voice Soundwave and Skywarp! And Rumble/Frenzy too! Nobody could do those punks better!

    I would absolutely love it if he reprised his role as Megatron. I think that what people didn't like in the video game was that the effects that made his G1 Megatron so distinctive were not applied to that performance. Let's be honest here. When he came up with the voice originally, there were about 50% effects put over top of his voice. There is that growly triangle mix, there is the flange, there is the equalizer, and probably alot more I'm not even thinking about. Oh yeah, like distortion etc etc.

    I even remember a line in one episode where they forgot to put the effects on Megatron and it sounded alot like a high pitched Kreemzeek without them.

    To me it would be awesome if Frank Welker and Optimus Prime got to play leading roles together again. They work so well together. They have chemistry to carry the story.

    By the way, did I mention Frank Welker is a living legend in that industry? He's been doing it better than everybody else since before 99% of us were even born.
     
  9. Rodimus

    Rodimus The Prime Producer

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    Now I'm just crossing my fingers for Michael Bell as Sideswipe! (And Swoop if there's the dinobots.)
     
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    I hope he's Megatron. I would rather hear the old and tired real Megatron, than some undeserving impostor.
     
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    YES, yes, yes.

    Yes.
     
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    Astrotrain85 Watching and waiting.

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    A few months ago, i saw a notice about Michael Bell making an audition for a new TF cartoon ( at that time, we don`t knew the name). The audition was for a human character. An army General, i believe. :thumb 
     
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  14. Prime82

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    i want barricade in it and voiced by keith david
     
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    Astrotrain85 Watching and waiting.

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    I agree 100% with you.:) 
     
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    fixed: he could voice Megatron and Soundwave and your Mom...
    yes theman is that talented.


    FTMFW!
     
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    he actually talked about that on facebook... it was GI joe where he tried out for "fowler" he got a role in GI Joe: Renegades as a flash back to Duke's father which also includes the original voice of Scarlet as Duke's mother.


    he said that he'd had no bites on TF... I asked if he could tell me who he read for and he sent me a message "No can do"
    lol
    I was really happy to get a message from one of my Favorite VAs... haha
    even if it was short.

    he's really cool and I hope they do call him for something.

    I wonder if any of the show runners have facebook accounts... a thousand messages with "hire Bell" on them might get him in lol....
     
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    Hope he makes the cast. Can't wait to hear his version of Mikaela!
     
  19. Rodimus

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    That's very interesting. He's one of my favorites too, I'd even venture to say at one point he was my hands down absolute favorite (now it's a tie with Gregg Berger) just because of that crisp, smooth, youthfull sounding unique voice of his. I have to now befriend him on Facebook! I've already had the privilage of getting to Facebook with Greg Berger, Niel Kaplan, and David Kaye and all are very friendly guys. I especially get a kick out of Gregg doing Gimlock via text. :lol  Funny guy, Gregg is. :) 
     
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    Great to see Welker back in Transformers! A talented professional who will most likely add plenty of diversity, regardless of whether he offers new or old character voices.
     
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