Live Action Transformers.

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Mr Grimm, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. Mr Grimm

    Mr Grimm Well-Known Member

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    So then, if the movie is a success and sequels are made, what does everyone think the chances of a live action Transformers series being produced are? Would anyone want to see something like that, or should it be left in cartoon form?

    Please don't use this thread to bash the movie. The series in question could follow directly from the movie(s), or be something a bit different.
     
  2. ILoveDinobot

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    hell no, way too much money for live action series, CGI ones like BW would be cool
     
  3. Backscatter

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    Personally I wouldn't want to see a live action Transformers series on television. It could easily degrade to something like Power Rangers or, Primus forbide, the Animorphs.
     
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    A "suitmation" series would be pretty interesting, but it would be too complicated to ever work.
     
  5. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    I think it's will be possible in the near future to make a live action+ cgi TF series for TV. The real problems currently is cost and an iterested audiance. Well the cost of effects are always coming down... and hopefully with the new movies, the number of fans will keep going up.

    If it were to ever happen... it would have to be picked up by network TV and shown Prime Time.
     
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    Well, I think for a live-action series, it would be more like Knight Rider with episodes where the characters may not transform. The transformations would be cool, but not very frequent.
     
  7. Blunticon

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    Movie good, tv real bad. It would cost to much and if they did it would probally come out like the Power Rangers..
     
  8. randomrage

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    Hopefully the movie will be a success, sequels will be made, and they will start cranking out more new Transformer cartoons series.
     
  9. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Yeah, a live action TV series would be a no no, just give me a good animated series ala Beast Wars and I'll be happy!
     
  10. PrimeConvoy

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    No way, it would look way to cheap, i'll be happy with a high detail 2D or 3D (Beast Wars), that would be great and the best way to do it.
     
  11. Brave Magnus

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    What? No, no, too much money for a Tv show, unless you want to watch a show similar to "Power Rangers". ^_^
    Bring back Mainframe!!!!!! :rock 
     
  12. Backpack

    Backpack Scattershot who?

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    Well, with Lucas bring Star Wars to TV... I've got the feeling Transformers would actually be easier to do. So if that can be done... it definatly opens the door to the possibility. See my point?
     
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    CGI would be the way to go.
     
  14. prime is a legend

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    i like the beast wars idea, do it in CGI!!
     
  15. Ger_Hankey

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    If you look at any Sci-FI TV series there is on now, its mostly just acted scenes on sets with one or two special effects scenes. Even a Star Wars TV show would be something along those lines. A Transformers TV show would need to be mostly, if not all, special effects scenes. If a TV network were to do this, they would be thinking "how could we do this and keep the budget as low as possible?".
    Movie makers tend to be more concerned with making a spectacle than saving money, TV show makers have to keep more of an eye on that bottom line. A TV show would suffer from this, so I say keep it on the big screen (with big budgets)
     
  16. trebleshot

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    I doubt there will ever be a live-action TF show anywhere in the near future for the same reasons that many have listed already. Also, cartoons and/or BW CGI allow for a great deal more freedom in toy and character design (nothing has to be spot-on realistic, stories can be written around the designs, etc).

    I mean, if the designers come up with a hibiscus, a futuristic alien spaceship, and a Fender Stratocaster as new TF toys, the show writers can figure out everything else, story-wise.

    Live-action show can't be as forgiving, especially when budgets are involved. Yeah, they could film a transformation sequence once and reuse it to save money, but given the amount of times a TF will change forms during a show, multiply that by about 8 for each faction and that's still a lot of money being spent, not counting the changes to backgrounds, lighting, etc.
     
  17. Team Jetfire

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    I don't think they would have the budget to do something spectacular, for now cartoon is the way to go.
     
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