Leonard Nimoy As Galvatron

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  1. Blitzkrieg

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    It's a shame that they couldn't get Leonard Nimoy's talents for the voice of Galvatron for the rest of the series. I am not bashing Frank Welker, but I think Nimoy's voice fit perfectly for Megatron reborn.
     
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    That's one of the things I hate about "Movie" cartoons, they toss in a bunch of high profile people they can't keep for the regular series, and it drives my OB-COM crazy
     
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    It also sucks that Galvatron from the movie was changed into a psychopath for the series. Not sure Nemoy would have been good as THAT Galvatron. But movie Galvatron is far superior to the series one for many reasons, one of which being Nemoy.
     
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    Well said my friend. :D 
     
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    Personally, I think it was just as well they replaced Nimoy with Welker for Season 3, given how bat**** crazy the character becomes after the movie. That said, though, I also agree that Nimoy WAS the better Galvatron - I still love this line:
    "First Prime, then Ultra Magnus, and now you. It is a pity you Autobots die so easily, or I might have a sense of satisfaction!"
    IMO Nimoy is great at voicing villains who aren't so over-the-top (although Welker's new Megatron voice isn't so shabby either).
     
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    Agree the movie Galvatron was a lot more interesting than the series Galvatron.
     
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    Nimoy was good, but as others have stated, the character went insane after the movie, so I figured that's why the voice changed. It made sense then
     
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    I really like insane S3 Galvatron. Webworld is my favorite G1 episode.

    But I agree that the sane Leonard Nimoy Galvatron was awesome, and I wish we could have kept him. Movie Galvatron still felt like the exact same character as Megatron, just with a different appearance and voice - just an upgrade essentially. And Nimoy's voice just sounded great coming out of that character.
     
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    I can imagine that Nimoy would have cost a pretty penny to keep on as a voice actor for Season 3. It makes more sense financially to have Welker reprise his role as Decepticon leader instead.
     
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    Oh for sure, they probably would have evaporated up their entire budget using Nimoy for the remainder of the series. But it would have been cool for sure. ;) 
     
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    Given how lousy AKOM's animation was, it wasn't much of a budget anyway. :) 
     
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    Nimoy superior...Welker...Sub par?
     
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    Welker's Megatron was superior though.
     
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    I agree.

    I liked Nimoy voicing Galvatron, and liked how Galvatron was portrayed in the 1986 movie. Then when I got the complete G1 series on DVD, and watched Season 3... I was not impressed with Welker's voice and Galvatron's characterization at all.

    Definitely, Movie Galvatron is superior to Season 3 Galvatron.
     
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    Movie Galvatron was intelligent much like is Target 2006 portrayal. I would love to see the UK Galvatron stories turned into animated films like Planet Hulk. Imagine an animated version of Target 2006 or Time Wars with Nimoy voicing Galvatron.

    On a side note, I always felt Megatron was an old Transformer and wondered if when he was recreated as Galvatron was the Galvatron voice what he sounded like when he was younger?
     
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    IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

    Welker was doing Galvatron for Season 3 before TF:TM. Nimoy was even concerned and wanted to try and match Welkers version but was told to do his own thing and not worry about it. Welker was first to voice Galvatron, Nimoy was the second.

    Heck, they were finishing/had just finished Dark Awakening when the movie hit the theatres.
     
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    nomy was pretty badass as galvy, yes.
     
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    One of my favorite pieces of dialogue in the movie is when Galvatron says to Magnus:

    "I Galvatron will crush you just as Megatron crushed Prime!" and UM says "And you'll die trying, just like Megatron!"
     
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    I like Marvel Comics Galvatron the most since he got the best aspects of movie Galvy and Season 3 Galvy
     
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    I loved Nimoy's VW on movie Galvatron. Great character IMO...

    Deep. Dark. Smart. Lusting for power and destruction. Perfect Decepticon Leader!

    But after the cons found him in the pit of lava (season 3), he was totally insane.

    And Welkers VW was annoyingly perfect for that version of character...

    Two different personalities. Two different voices...

    Thats how I justify it...
     

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