Discussion in 'Transformers Movie Discussion' started by AutobotJazz1, Jun 2, 2012.
Hass anyone ever wonder how Shocky controls the Driller. Any answers?
How he controls the Driller physically? Or plot-based?
Physically - although the movie doesn't really flesh out this idea - the few shots we see of Shockwave exiting the Driller show what is essentially a cockpit; a small area where we assume he would sit and control the Driller, a la the car and its driver or a horse and its rider. Various concept art shows a "horse-drawn chariot"-esque idea and a more high-tech "pilot and his jet" control cockpit.
Plot-based: Again, no reason really given in the movie other than to have Shockwave control this massive destructo-beast. Didn't really need an explanation. He controls it, but it appears somewhat sentient. Like a guy ordering his dog to attack. It's his pet; his beast to command.
Well, if concept art is anything to go by, then he seems to pilot it when underground;
As for when he's not, it's most likely that he's just trained it like a dog or something to do his bidding.
he controls it with cookies!!!!!
A queue like the ones from Avatar.
Seriously, I don't know.
When I saw this pic combined with your sig' all I could think of is
In the novel, Optimus explains that Drillers are a semi-sentient being that were used for labor on Cybertron, like construction. He stated that they are loyal to the Cybertronian who commands them.
To a degree it's implied, but not stated directly, that they are controlled through either verbal or non-verbal commands.
In the film, we see ( albeit briefly) Shockwave calling for the Driller, then directing him to attack the building where Epps and his team were.
It would be reasonable to presume that there's a form of communication that they use that isn't spoken, as when ( again, in the novel) Ratchet alerts Optimus that Sentinel has killed Ironhide.
Optimus says that he calls Ironhide, but Ironhide not only does not reply, he simply isn't there any more.
This also gives credit to the idea that they can "sense" or detect each other's spark as well; except in only a few rare cases ( Like Mirage and Sideswipe not being able to detect Soundwave parked in the alley by Sam's apartment.)
Hope this helps.
The Driller is like Shockwave's doggie. He teels him to go fetch and destroy skyscrapers.
god, that is so fucking awesome.
I like your reasoning behind Shockwave/Driller, but I think the case with Optimus/Ratchet/Ironhide is more akin to radio communications rather than some mystical bond that allows them to telepathically communicate. You know, like in TFP when Optimus places his fingers on his temple (like a headset) and radios Fowler. The DotM novel says: "A message...an electronic message...being transmitted to me by Ratchet". I wish we could've gotten a few shots like that in the movies.
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