G1 Starscream, was he based on Ziggy Stardust?

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  1. aeleven

    aeleven Well-Known Member

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    I think I read somewhere that Starscream was based off of David Bowies character Ziggy Stardust, is this true?
     
  2. TFW10

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    Please explain whose Ziggy Stardust?

    Thanks
     
  3. Incepticon

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    Ziggy Stardust was an alternate persona that David Bowie (the legendary musician) created for stage back in the 70's.

    Never heard that before about Starscream's inspiration. Probably just a tongue-in-cheek joke from one the writers/animators.... back when people could relate to the Ziggy reference :) 
     
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    ^^ Thanks. ^^
     
  5. aeleven

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  6. Spin-Out

    Spin-Out "It's just... Asinine."

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    As a fan of classic rock in general and David Bowie in specific, I have only what thing to say:

    what
     
  7. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Starscream is right-handed.

    Ziggy is not.

    Starscream is not Ziggy.

    QED.
     
  8. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    This is not the first time Starscream has been compared to bowie. It will not the be the last. It is not a bad comparison.

    And this thread is the perfect place for me to repost these...


    <songtype:$davidbowie:starman>

    "Didn't know how long I stayed in stasis lock, oh oh
    Buried underneath those tons of rock, oh oh
    Til an eruption from a volcano, we slept

    We got new bodies to resume the war, oh oh
    With those same Autobots we fought before, oh oh
    But that's no matter, we'll just kill them now ow ohhhh

    Yeah this is Starscream, blazing through the sky
    the smartest, fastest, fit to rule,
    its easy to see why
    Yeah this is Starscream, blazing through the sky
    just one more step to dominance,
    It's a matter of time,
    I tell you
    you can try to fight me,
    you can stand beside me,
    it's still going to happen

    There's no lieutenant who's as cool as me, ee ee
    monotone Soundwave bores us constantly, ee ee
    And if Shockwave's so great why was he left behind?

    If Megatron can't bring us victory, ee ee
    It justifies a little treachery, ee ee
    I'm not a traitor, I'm just chasin my destiny

    A crash of thunder and a warp of sky, ai ai
    I'll take that crown, its rightfully mine, ai ai
    Completely worth it if some comrades have to die...

    Yeah this is Starscream, blazing through the sky
    the smartest, fastest, fit to rule,
    its easy to see why
    Yeah this is Starscream, blazing through the sky
    just one more step to dominance,
    It's a matter of time,
    I tell you
    you can try to fight me,
    you can stand beside me,
    it's still going to happen

    x2

    La,la,la,la,la,la..."

    </starman>


    <songtype:$davidbowie:spaceoddity>

    "Ground Control from Iacon, Ground Control from Iacon,
    Charge your null rays and consume your energon...

    Ground Control from Iacon, don't try to usurp Megatron,
    Transform at will, may Primus lay his grace on you...

    This is Megatron calling Starscream, you really loused it up,
    now the Autobots have gone and won the day,
    while you ordered all your troops to run away...

    This is Air Commander Starscream here, I swear it wasn't me,
    it was Soundwave who prevented victory,
    (though I'll start a coup d'etat eventually)

    ..." and so on.

    </space oddity>
     
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  9. aeleven

    aeleven Well-Known Member

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    Sing it in Starscreams voice and put it on YouTube.
     
  10. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Bring me a band who can play it and I will.
     
  11. Autobus Prime

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    Ahh, filksong, how I love it, how I miss it. :D 
     
  12. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Starscream and Ziggy Stardust??

    I need a drink.
     

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