There's a really annoying trend going on among the transfan community and I've decided to finally say something about it. Ever since news of the movie had hit the front pages of such sites as Seibertron.com and TFW2005.com, there has been a great deal of accusation between fans regarding those who were the first fans being 'Stuck in the 80's'. Much of this accusation originates from those who compare everything to the G1 series. As a G1 First Fan myself, I'm just as guilty as the other 20/30+ who remember the series as it came out on TV and later the silver screen. First off, I can't imagine anyone who appreciates science fiction to be so narrow-minded that all they talk about are the 'good old days'. Certainly G1 was a really fun series, that there were some keen moments, great lines and well-defined characters. Just like the Original Star Trek, G1 was the springboard for all other Transformers series-which are more numerous than I'd care to list here. Not one G1 fan that I know of would pass up the opportunity to see a new series filled with fabulous storylines, engagine characters and so much action that it wears you out. Who could resist such a concept? Beast Wars certainly fit that bill more than well enough. But as for the movie and following concept characters, there's been a lot of complaining about this, that and whatnot. Many people are shocked at what they see; the characters not at all the familiar faces most of us grew up with-they're like old friends. I think this should be expected. However, accusing people of being so narrow-minded that they are 'stuck in the 80's' is an unfair call. it's not that the First Fans are 'stuck in the 80's', but that everything they see is measured against the very thing that inspired them to be Transformers fans.