I may or may not have mentioned this here before, but I'm going to start a "remastering" project of all the japanese G1 Transformers shows (Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory, & Zone.) Beast Wars II & Neo may come later, but they're not even on DVD at the moment so it may not even be possible to do those yet. In a nut shell here's what I'm going to be doing: The rips I have seen in torrents thus far are quite frankly terrible (audio/video). Of course the original dubs & subs are also as horrendous. Obviously I can't do a whole lot about the english dub. TV-Nihon did an admirable job subbing these shows, but some of their releases still suffer from poor video/audio quality. Also, as a Transformers fan I'm not completely happy with the existing subs, TV-Nihon or otherwise. No offense to TV-Nihon, they did an admirable job as I said, but I think I might be able improve upon their work. I've just ordered Madman's complete Takara boxset, and typically it takes about a month (3 weeks) for me to get stuff I import from Madman. With those DVDs, I will make brand new high quality encodes. I don't speak Japanese at all, so obviously I don't intend to sub everything from scratch. I'm going to use existing subs as a starting point and clean up grammar & names/terminology. So this is where all of you come in. I figured before I got into this I'd get some feedback from the Transfan community. So here's my questionaire: ================================================================= 1. Should I bother including the english dub audio? We all know these are utter garbage, but I'm reluctantly leaning towards including them anyway. 2. Which subs should I work off of: the crappy originals, TV-Nihon, other? 3. This is the essay question, which names/terminology should I use? Obviously "Sparkle" and company is out, but the names & terminology we use in the North American material & the ones they use in the Japanese material over all differ a bit. Ie. All the Primes are called some form of Convoy in the Japanese versions. Go ahead and run the gamit as to what to use here. 4. Although I've already ordered the Madman release, (barring a region 1 release from Shout Factory), by all means discuss which DVD release was better. Metrodome, Madman, etc. To me it seemed that the Madman release had the total package, including the manga stuff after Zone. ================================================================== Feel free to add any other comments. There is some rumblings of a region 1 release from Shout Factory. If this does come to pass it may halt this project, depending on what they do in regards to dubs & subs.