Stuff from the Commentary Tracks:

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Stygimoloch, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Stygimoloch

    Stygimoloch ROBOT! JET! ROBOT!

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    Here you can just post any interesting tidbits of information you gleam from the audio commentary tracks on the Blu-Ray/DVD. Here's what I've been able to discover so far:

    1)When the writers began, they had no idea what the characters even looked like yet, or what weapons they had. The original scripts contained a bunch of references to Ratchet's medkit, something that was never animated.

    2)John Noble was originally considered for the role of Ratchet, but because of scheduling couldn't make it at the time.

    3)"One Shall Fall" was originally going to have a countdown timer interspersed throughout the episode counting down to the planetary alignment.

    4)Megatron's original plan was to use the kids to get at Optimus, something only really came to light in "One Shall Fall".

    5)"Partners" was originally the Wheeljack sequel.

    6)Peter Cullen is scared of Clancy Brown.


    If you have the DVD/Bluray, then listen the commentaries and post anything you find interesting.
     
  2. Puck Hockey

    Puck Hockey robots turn me on

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    Hence why the Fusion Cannon is just as useless as a normal gun. So that explains it...

    Anyways, interesting stuff. I'd like to hear more about Cullen's fear of Brown.

    EDIT: Oh wait, the guy from Highlander. Yeah, he freaks me out too.
     
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    Sumalee Montano sounded awfully giddy in the commentary for "Predatory". Almost like, how you say, a school-girl.
     
  4. Stardust262

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    I wonder how "Partners" would've worked out with Wheeljack in it
     
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    I'd really like to have seen that, There was a how I met your mother episode that had that idea and it was really fun finding the numbers. I hope they use it in a future episode.
     
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    There's a Tumblr page that has pretty much ALL of the tidbits dropped in the commentaries. It's a good read-through.

    Transformers Prime: S1 Commentary Notes

    Well, according to the above link, he was going to be the one find out that Starcream had killed Cliffjumper. Kind of glad they didn't do that--Jackie doesn't really have a connection to either character.
     
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    I'm glad they didn't either. The episode story makes more sense with Arcee than Wheeljack
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    Thilda Treat your mother right!

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    Starscream would have been a ghost by now
     
  10. Stygimoloch

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    Damn. And here I thought I had a good idea. :( 
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Wow Cullen scared for Clancy Brown. I herd he's a really nice guy in real life? I wonder what makes Cullen scared hell I herd Cullen was a fan of the Highlander films.

    Alsp John Noble as Ratchet...wow. That woudl have been interesting but Jeffrey is a better fit anyways.

    Also Wheeljack was almost in Partners, interesting but would have not made any sense.
     
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    So Wheeljack was taken out of Partners?
    And nothing of value was lost.
     
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    I really like what they said about Optimus being father-like.
     
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    Anyone got a list of all the characters they want to put in if possible?
     
  15. Stygimoloch

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    Off hand, I recall Cosmos and Springer being mentioned, but that was only in the "Making of the Toys" feature in which they asked who they would LIKE to see in TFP
     
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    Sweet.

    Any ground characters or a gestalt?
     
  17. Stygimoloch

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    Can't recall at the moment. I'd need to watch the feature again, but I don't have the Bluray on me at the moment.
     
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    I find these to be very interesting:

     
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    I'm glad that they went for the final version of Partners instead. I mean it showed great character development for both Arcee and Starscream whch wouldn't have been the same if Wheeljack was involved. The idea seems to have been resud somwhat in Loose Cannons.
     

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