Nurse Ratchet? Dr. Ratchet?

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  1. Tigertrack

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    I was just watching for "my first time" One Flew Over The Cookoo's Nest". Great little flick with Jack Nicklson and one of my favorite voice-actors Brad Dorif. "Don't f**k with the Chuck!"

    Anyway, I noticed this movie was made in 1975, about a decade before G1 Transformers? Well, I also noticed that the head nurse in the movie was called Nurse Ratchet!

    So it made me think, could the people who gave the Diaclone G1 Transformers name have been watching this movie and came up with "Ratchets" name as well as being the Autobot's "Dr."? Hmmmmm, kind of makes you think doesn't it?

    Now we need to see Autobot Ratchet in a nurses uniform! LOL!
    JK, but seriously, makes you wonder where HIS name came from? That, or more likely just named after the tool used to fix things. :D 

    Discuss.................
     
  2. Murasame

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    I think the reference was mentioned on TFWiki. I guess it was intentional.
     
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    Bob Budiansky has said that Ratchet was, indeed, named after Nurse Ratched.
     
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    Yep. It was an homage. And it was Nurse "Ratched", I believe.
     
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    Well, we never got that with Ratchet, but we did with the Animated version of Red Alert
     
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    Crazy... but that movie JUST NOW started here on AMC. Pulp Fiction just got over.

    As for the topic... I just figured that the Dr. / Mechanic was named after a tool- the ratchet.
     
  7. IronicHide

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    Always thought it was after the tool, not Nurse Ratched. Good to know, though!

    Wasn't there an early idea to have a female Autobot medic? Was Minerva around before TFs? Was she in the Diaclone range?

    Also, any Milos Forman movie is a good time. If you liked One Flew... see Amadeus.
     
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    Nah, she wasn't even an original mold. Just Nightbeat in white and red. And Nightbeat definitely wasn't Diaclone.
     
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    I just thought it seemed to coincidental. LOL!
     
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    Cheers, Abrogate! Everyday's a school day.

    Am I completely fooling myself that there was ever an early, early, early idea to have a female medic in G1?
     
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    It's Dr. Nurse Ratchet to you good sir...
     
  12. E. C. R. Former

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    Yes you are considering that before "The Search for Alpha Trion", female TFs were considered nonexistent.
     
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    Hi---this is my first post here after looking around for a few days.

    I was wondering if it was possible that you were confusing what they said about having a female Red Alert in Animated rather than Ratchet with the possibility of a female medic in G1 early on? By the way, great thread---I never knew about this reference! I guess I should have watched the movie last night since I flipped by it when it was on AMC.
     

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