So I just saw my first episode of Energon

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  1. Rexidus

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    I some how stumbled upon a clip of Rodimus in Energon and was curious how he was portrayed in the series.

    I found the episode Rodimus: Friend or Foe. I didn't intend to watch it completely but ended up doing so.

    I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't awful. I didn't have to force myself to watch it. I have no desire to watch any more episodes, but at least this one wasn't awful.

    I enjoyed seeing Rodimus presented in a competent and revered light. Kicker wasn't as annoying as I expected. I even got a kick out of seeing a Quintesan.

    So yeah, I have no desire to watch any more. I'll keep this positive reaction with the knowledge that it would likely be spoiled if repeated. I'm still very glad those shows are long dead though. Animated and Prime are SOOOO much better.
     
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    Ya for what it is worth. Keep your positive experiece and stay away from the rest of the series. Of all the American released series I would have to rate Energon as the weakest series to date.
     
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    It likely wasn't awful because you watched it completely out of context.

    The first chunk of energon is actually pretty damn good. Where it starts to fall apart is when it starts killing off the most interesting characters, and brings them right back (often with a memory wipe) and in the process, completely discards all the development that they had prior.

    THEN it turns frustrating.

    Then the plot starts falling apart, and obviously makes things up as it goes along, without any thought going into what should happen in the next episode until they get to the next episode.

    Then flying cars in space.
     
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    ^THAT.

    It is really good at first and then just turns to poo.
     
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    Flying cars in space!?!?? Maybe it's a good thing I skipped the cartoons and just read the comics.
     
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    I guess I'm the odd one out in that I think Energon was terrible start to finish, but the first episodes were tolerable. But they still had awful animation, awful haphazard dialogue, characters that were bland and a story that seemed pretty phoned-in. (But it was at least coherant at first)

    You see Energon was stupid in that by putting most of the show in space and giving everyone the ability to fly it pretty much made transforming useless. However because it's Transformers and they still had toys to sell everyone just transformed in space for no reason at all. Even when instances where turning into a car would be useful, such as avoiding a collapsing Energon tower, they would merely run away.
     
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    Stop right there. Never watch anything else and you will never hate Energon.

    Rodimus was one of the few interesting and cool charecters in Energon. It also helps that he was my first Transformer.
     
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    I watched one episode of Energon, not sure which one, but thought it was terrible. Completely irritated by Kicker.
     
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    I remember watching Energon when I was around 10 after watching Armada and even then I couldn't stand the animation, or Kicker, I hated him so much. I got interested again when Starscream re-appeared but promptly gave up when it turned out he wasn't the awesome character he was in Armada. I've since attempted to finish watching the series on YouTube, but I just can't do it

    Yep :redface2: 
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    Glad I skipped it.
     
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    ^Glad you enjoyed it, but seriosuly, heed the warnings and quit while you're ahead while you still have a positive memory in your head
     
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    was there any explanation why they had to be in their alt modes in space?
     
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    It was nothing worth screaming about
     
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    Okay, curiosity got the best of me and I watched the episode.

    I don't see myself watching more Energon anytime soon. It wasn't....good.
     
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    I've no idea, IIRC, the wheels spun as they were driving as well. In space. Yeah.
     
  17. Rexidus

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    Yeah I've seen and heard everyone proclaim Energon sucked the worst and since I couldn't STAND Armada enough to watch past 10ish episodes I stayed away.

    So my positive reaction is probably analogous to almost being hit by a car but instead being clipped by the side mirror.
     
  18. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    If I were you, I watch it start to finish if you're on the logical spectrum and have the stomach to tell yourself, "It's just a collaboration cartoon about robots that fight each other in space with abilities that super robot lifeforms should have. It's just a cartoon." Then you can get through it.

    Otherwise, take everyone else's advice.
    Think of it as "They're robots in the then new "futuristic year". That's normal. They're not normal cars. They're robots. They can fly."
     
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    Kicker got on my nerves soooo bad, I stopped watching. That was the very first time I stopped watching TF episodes.
     
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    kicker got hot head sister in energon
     

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