MTV Peter Cullen Interview – TF: Prime, Optimus Prime's Evolution And A DOTM Spoiler

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  1. SilverOptimus

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  2. Sentinel

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    An interesting read. They always ask the same questions and he of course gives the same answers, but it is all still pretty interesting nevertheless. As always, Cullen is very well spoken and talks about the important things with Optimus, honesty, compassion, dignity. I especially like how he stoves to be such a soft-spoken leader rather than loud and overbearing.

    It is pretty cool the amount of respect Cullen has for Michael Bay, and it came across as genuine rather than kissing up to the boss.
     
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    Cool. He doens't really say anything really new, but it's always nice to read an interview with him and Welker. Who would have guessed back in 1984 these guys would still be doing the voices of what was then just a big toy commercial?
     
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    That was a good read. Thank you for posting it
     
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    Ahem .... Movie spolier!!!!!

    In the feature film coming out this Summer,
    they have Neil Armstrong, a former astronaut, and Buzz Aldrin -- Optimus has a scene with Buzz Aldrin
     
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  6. SilverOptimus

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    You are welcome! :) 

    Thanks... I issued a spoiler warning... just-in-case. :) 
     
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    :bowdown: Very fun article to read you rock peter cullen
     
  8. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    Love Peter. He has one of the most distinctive voices out there. I love that he doens't put on a voice for Optimus; he's mostly himself.
     
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    There's a nice shot from TF: Prime with Optimus squaring off against Skyquake in that article.
     
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    I'm sure I have read two dozen interviews with PC but I never tire of the man. It's so funny how one voice, one character can sum up a lifetime of dedication.

    I am so glad that PC has rejoined the franchise and will be with us for many years to come.
     
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    I always felt the Gold transformer in the moon trailer was him.
     
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    So Optimus Prime and Astronauts.

    Awesome.
     
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    Always great to hear from Peter Cullen! And teaming Optimus Prime up with NASA and astronauts seems fitting.
     
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    Wait....Cullen mentions about being on-set? is the long time fantasy of the fans to get Cullen to appear as Prime's holoform coming true?
     
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    LOL of course he's kissing up to Bay. Bay has made Cullen's house payments over the last 4 years. What's he gonna say, "Bay is a talentless heck, a total ass, but pays me more than union wages AND brought my name back to the forefront in the world of voice-actors." ? Seriously.

    Never trust a word from ANYONE on the promo circuit. Bay, Shia, $pieberg all talked about the wow factor of TF2 in 2009, now they all call it crap. Shia went to all the talk shows talking about how fantastic Indiana Jones 4 was, but fast forward a few years, and Shia admits to HATING IJ4, and that $pielberg totally dropped the ball on EVERYTHING in that film...
     
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    You don't get much classier than Peter Cullen. The guy is awesome and a childhood idol.
     
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    Sorry dude, but no matter how true your argument might be, there's something that's holding it back...

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    Oh. Right. :D 
     
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    Cool. That was a good read. "Today in Transformers history...."
     
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    Ummmmmm.... ooooooooooooooooooookay. Is that supposed to be funny?

    $peilberg is accurate. Look at all his movies over the last 20 years. All for money, zero art. Watch Jaws, ET, Close Encounters, Raiders of the Lost Ark... Then watch Indiana 4, Jurassic Park, etc. Nothing of substance. Closest artistic film was Shindler's List, but that was such a desperate ploy at getting an Academy Award that it loses significance. The man has none of the vision he had back when he was idealistic and not a corporation.
     
  20. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it! Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    Very nice..thanks for posting this bit of Peter Cullen news!!! Always happy to hear any news about the one and only Optimus Prime. :thumb  Interesting tidbit for DOTM about Optimus and NASA. :popcorn 
     

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