Movie Prequel Ghosts of Yesterday SPOILERS!

Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by Type-R, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    Someone who has read the novel has provided some details about the story.

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=26216

     
  2. Cory Bauer

    Cory Bauer Well-Known Member

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    A few nuggets there that should make G1 fans happy :) 
     
  3. IACON

    IACON "That's Vector Sigma?" TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh I am afraid that it is too late for that...
    Nothing will make us G1 fans Happy.... ;) 
     
  4. kjeevahh

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    no, im a g1 fan and im happy
     
  5. Magelite

    Magelite I make stupid look good

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    Wait...so if it contradicts the comic books, which storyline is 'canon'?
     
  6. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Since when has that stopped us TF-fans? ;) 
     
  7. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    Who's writing this again?
    Sounds a bit too much like someone trying to shoehorn G1 stuff into the movie for the sake of it.

    The notion that the onscreen TF's are the only ones left seems really odd and not something I'd expect to see reflected in the film (immediatly limiting sequel options as it does)

    And given the non-characterisation of TF's in the other novels, the lack of characterisation in this tome doesn't really surprise me - Any number of franchise novels (see the ALIENS, RESIDENT EVIL or HALO novels for similar examples) display this cavalier attitude of quick, poorly thought out cash-ins.
     
  8. mattjy

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    I don't know that it does contradict the comics. From what I understand, the comics tell the story of the events on Cybertron, Megatron's arrival on Earth and then Bumblebee's time on Earth before the other Autobots arrive. The novel just seems to look at things form Sector 7's point of view and tells stuff about the Transformers that might not be mentioned int he comics.
     
  9. Cory Bauer

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    I don't think there's any contradictory material between the novel, prequel comics, and film. At least, there was nothing there I read that contradicted the prequel comics, and none of us know the more minor details of the film.

    I second that.
     
  10. Spartan-117

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    You lie! The Halo novels are awesome, there's certainly more characterisation of the Chief and the Covenant than there is in almost both of the games.
     
  11. Cth

    Cth Cthulhu

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    I gotta agree with you.

    Anyone who says otherwise, clearly hasn't read said novels.

    And for whoever asked, it's written by Alan Dean Foster.. fairly famous sci-fi novelist.
     
  12. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

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    Halo novels rocked.

    And I'm in the middle of reading the prequel novel. I hate the dialogue. It's so wooden and akward. It's like listening to Shatner trying to b serious while he's doing his Captain Kirk bit. Other than that, I'm fine with it.

    EDIT- sorry about this being an older thread. the one i was going to reply in was linked to a bunch of other already-active topics about this.
     

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