TF:TM was my introduction to G1. A friend loaned me a tape of it back in college (1996-1998). To me, the Movie WAS G1. I later rented "The Ultimate Doom" from a local video store, and that was my introduction to the show. By 1999, I had gotten taped copies of all 98 episodes (and the Movie again) from someone online. The quality of most of the episodes was really poor, but I enjoyed watching it. I got the original DVD release of the Movie and all of Rhino's sets except Season 3, Part 2, and Season 4 (which I'm still kicking myself for procrastinating on). I got Sony's re-release of the Movie and all of Shout!'s sets. Before starting on Season 3, I rewatched the Movie for continuity purposes, and it felt...off to me. Maybe it was the rock songs. Maybe it was the slower pacing. I don't know. It seems that, over the years, the show became G1 in my mind. It was what I was used to. It made the Movie stick out as being different. Anyone else experience something like this?