Furman Drops Hints (and Spoilers) on Arcee Spotlight

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  1. Tim Formas

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    http://simonfurman.wordpress.com/2007/11/05/script-wrap-14/

    Wow. Looks like this spotlight might tie into several other spotlights and current ongoing storylines.
     
  2. VAwitch

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    Well, at the very least, it'll be interesting to read the "official" view on genders in the current-verse.

    And tieing into past & current storylines - always a good thing (or at least interesting).

    I am looking forward to it. And NOT looking forward to the flame-wars that will erupt in the fandom.
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    Sounds pretty awesome! I like the sound of where all this is going - more Ultra Magnus (IDW's rendition of the guy is awesome), more Banzai-Tron (love the fact these minor G1 guys are getting some attention) and maybe even some combiners up the road.
     
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    Meh, still think it's lame. Seen it all before, and the whole "every character is just deeply disturbed" thing is really gettin' old. I also don't like how they try and make background stories and personalities for characters that never had any. Also, when will we get strong, competent female characters that aren't "girly girly"?

    When are we gonna see new comics with new characters?
     
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    I need a reading order what with all of the Spotlight issues as well as the "mini series"!
     
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    WOW! The arcee spotlight sounds like its gonna break some barriers and intrigue the TF-universe. I really can't wait for it now, just like a can't wait for more DEVASTATION!!!!!!!
     
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    SOunds interesting,I have to read that one and for what I read in that interview the Spotlights I decide to skip. ^^
     
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    Sounds awesome. :D 
     
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    Eagerly awaiting this, but for the continuation of the plot threads mentioned, not for Arcee. Perhaps this will be the story that finally makes her at all interesting to me.
     
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    Sounds interesting. Still not that big of a Furman fan (personally, I think they need to hire some new blood to take the reigns), but what he's done so far with the new IDW-verse is very good so I expect this one will be too. Very interested to see his new explanation for female transformers in the IDW-verse.
     
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    Wow.... *drools*

    That sounds very interesting. So Arcee will be captured by Magnus? I hope she manages to damage him as well.

    I personally can't wait.

    -airfox
     
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    So you don't like characters who didn't appear in the original cartoon and Marvel comic but you also want new characters?

    you just don't know what you want.
     
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    I meant like I want new characters who actually have complex personalities from the get go. Brand new character with new personality.

    What I don't like is when they try and give characters who never had any real character in G1 actual personalities past "Girl robot".

    That's like me taking a poo and 20+ years later making up an imaginative and corny (bad pun) back story and history for it. Making it a troubled poo that has gone through tough times. Y'know.

    But if I took another poo and it had a personality and history from the get go, that's not as bad.



    Sorry for using poo as an example, but it's the best I can think of for this situation. (Disclaimer: I am not saying G1 is poo despite the fact I think it sucked, G1 was good in it's own 80's way)
     
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    Uncalled for. - 2005 staff
     
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    But surely if these characters had next to no characterisation in the first place that 's the same starting point. I mean, come on, the description of IDW Arcee about as far away rom "Girly Bot" as you can get!

    How is it any different to completely rewrite a character than to write a new one? Would you prefer it if IDW Arcee was called Rachel instead?
     
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    If nothing else, it has precident with Arcee in the fact that she became slightly "disturbed" after Daniel and Wheelie bought it in the Wreckers comic.
     
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    Here's the important parts:

    FORTRESS MAXIMUS and BANZAI-TRON, BAY-BEE!!



    Chris
     
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    I've never really understood why there needed to be an explanation over female Transformers in the nerd customer base fiction like comics at all. Transformers is completely and utterly ridiculous by the very nature of it's stories and situations, so female-looking and acting robots are the least of the fiction's concerns.

    I can see why Bay and co had problems with trying to explain Arcee in the movie universe where the audience has no experience with TF, but us nerds should be used to it by now, and kids don't care. I say in comics and cartoons, just have the female TFs there with no explanation whatsoever. Explanations for things in Transformers just end up making the issue (and Transformers) look dumber and dumber.
     
  19. Bryan

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    Check.

    I'd buy a spotlight with Wheelie 'cause I've dug the story so far. Arcee holds no appeal for me.
     
  20. Bass X0

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    So... Banzai-Tron if he had never been created during G1 is a lot worse to you than if Banzai-Tron had only just been created despite in both examples the comic stays exactly the same without any changes.
     

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