G1 network presentation?

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  1. Tuxedo Mark

    Tuxedo Mark Well-Known Member

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    In the production bible that I read online, there's mention of a "network presentation" with characters named Eddie Fairchild and Matt Conroy. Anyone have any info on this?
     
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    I've never heard this. Could you post a link to the "bible" you found online? I would like to look through that.
     
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    This falls back to something I heard many moons ago.

    Supposedly one of the very early draths for a TF cartoon that Marvel sumitted to Hasbro featured two human sidekicks...

    Eddie Fairchild who became Spike

    Matt Conroy who became Chip

    You can see some of the info on Chips Wiki page
    Chip Chase - Transformers Wiki

    I cant tell you if this is legit info thou.I once worked at Marvel in the fileing room and did come across different draft's and prototypes for these and other characters but I dont remember any alternate character names.

    So if you have a link to a so called "early bible" for the show I would love to see it.
     
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    :google 

    #1 search result for "transformers bible":

    The Transformers Bible
     
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    Thanks. I skimmed through and will take more time to read through later.
     
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    Good looking out.:thumbs2: 
     
  7. Tuxedo Mark

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    TFArchive - Transformers Cartoons - Transformers Production Bible

    Here's the relevant passage:

     
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    I'm guessing the "network presentation" is just that, the pitch given to the networks to get them interested in making/airing the series if that's what you're wondering.

    IMHO I think several series bibles are a fascinating read. I read the (original) He-man series bible not that long ago, and thought it was more interesting then the actual cartoon ended up being (Not to mention spelling out origins, motivations and other tidbits that really fleshed out the series).
     
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    This jibes with some of the things I remember my Uncle telling me in the late 80's when he worked at Marvel. (He was Stan Lee's personal Assistant, I shit you not). He found out I was a big TF fan and he told me some "Behind the scenes stuff". That was the same year he gave me a Marvel Masterworks Spiderman and a MM Fantastic 4 for my Birthday/Christmas signed and personalized to me from Stan Lee (Man I wish I knew where those went) and a bunch of comics with misprinted covers marked "Not to be Sold".
     
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    Wow, nice read there! Thanks

    you told me you didn't want 'em and gave 'em to me, I sold em on ebay for a jillion bucks!
     
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    Dang, when a guy thinks he has heard it all, seem there is something new to learn everyday.
     
  12. Tuxedo Mark

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    Well, looking on YouTube, I've found actual, filmed network presentations, such as for the 1960s "Batman" series.

    So I'm wondering if this Transformers network presentation was actually animated.
     
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    Oh, wow... it sure would have been neat if they went with having Eddie Fairchild in G1. Maybe he could be used in a later TF series after Animated is completed... though that's wishful thinking.
     
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    Who is this Eddie Fairchild, anyway? And Matt Conroy. I never heard of either of them until reading that production bible.
     
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    They were early versions of the characters Spike and Chip.
     

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