After looking at the various Transformers Movie script reviews and seeing the Megatron designs and full body in CGI, some puzzling questions comes to my mind… 1) Why Megatron looks as if he keeps his insect-like "Pre-Earth" Mode all through the movie and doesn't modify from his protoform to the Earth-form like the rest of the Transformers? 2) Why Megatron keeps his Alien Jet form while all the other characters seem to scan and mimic real earthly things they see (cars, military vehicles and airplanes) and later on change to the things they've scanned? 3) Why do we see pictures of Megatron frozen in ice? And various Antarctic elements on the set? http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/data/1410/medium/megatron-05.jpg http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/data/1432/medium/255233244_ba71bfbe89_o.jpg So… (Hope I won't disappoint anyone and make a complete fool if myself like I usually do...) The movie opens 1 million years ago with the Energon cube hurtling through space on it’s path towards Earth. A narrator tells us that the ravages of war destroyed Cybertron, a war raged between the legions who worship chaos and those who follow freedom, my guess is that short time after that Megatron arrived to Earth in search of that Energon cube or maybe because he was banished from Cybertron after being held responsible for the war, he has (technical faults?) in his arrival resulting in his crash-landing in the artic circle. Again, from the bits we know from the script, the next scene is in the artic circle somewhere in 1860 - 1890 on a national Antarctic expedition and focus on a derelict sailing vessel trapped in ice. The crew works desperately to free the ship. Whilst the captain and crew are working, a huge rift opens and we see the captain standing on the palm of a giant steel hand. A mechanized face is embedded within the ice wall, probably the face of Megatron. The Captain wipes away ice to reveal symbol on the mechanoid – the Decepticon emblem. The captain starts chopping away at the ice to take a better look, activates something on the robot’s chasis and something happens, again, I'm guessing it's some sort of an electronic beacon calling out for the rest of his Decepticon buddies, if the number of year seems familiar to you. It's the same number that appears on Barricade's car logo "incorporated June 1865", the year the Decepticons got the first sign of life from their lost leader… later on, during the attack on the Soccent Operations Center, Blackout (still being called Vortex in the script) rips the roof off of the JOC JOINT OPERATIONS CENTER and attempts to hack into the computers and tries to download a file named: PROJECT: ICE MAN, classified as TOP SECRET: SECTION SEVEN ACCESS ONLY, the "ICE MAN" is possibly Megatron being kept inactive under maximum secrecy in some hidden government/military facility, I assume the Decepticons will finally manage to reach him and free him. As described in that version of the script we get to see Megatron briefly in the beginning of the film (embedded within the ice) and for a few seconds when Optimus shows the holographic image to Sam and Mikaela. We really don't get to see Megatron until the 87th page of a 111 page script; perhaps it's the scene when the Decepticons accomplish their mission in arriving to the Hoover Dam, recharging the Energon cube and reviving their dormant leader? This theory can explain why Megatron keeps his protoform mode and his Alien Jet form; he is an ancient Transformer version much older then the rest of the Decepticons and Autobots characters which arrive a few thousands years later to Earth, he doesn't have the ability to scan and mimic other vehicles, and anyway, during most of the movie he's inactive until the final battle scene.