Was that Optimus Primal?!?!

Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by Brodimus Prime, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Brodimus Prime

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    So last night I went to see the midnight showing of WATCHMEN. (AWESOME!!!!!!!!:rock ) There is a scene where the President is conversing with his military advisors, and lo and behold if one of them is none other than GARY CHALK, the voice of Optimus Primal!! I had to do a double-take and then I just closed my eyes and listenend to him talk. Sure enough, it's the Boss Monkey! Anyone who has ever seen Gary at a convention knows his voice and Primal's are nearly identical. I thought it was a really cool cameo. Let me know if anyone else noticed it or if this guy was just Gary's evil twin.
     
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    It was the Real McCoy.
     
  3. Brodimus Prime

    Brodimus Prime Matrix Templar

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    Someone needs to update Gary's pages on IMDB and TFWIKI.
     
  4. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    I was at the midnight screening too! Nice catch there. Wouldn't of ever noticed the boss monkey.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    Good to see he's staying busy with projects like Watchmen. He's a great guy and a fantastic actor, and I look forward to seeing this movie even more now!
     
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  6. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I went to a 7pm sneek, the film was phenominal. Gary stuck out like a sore thumb to me. I'd recognize that voice just about anywhere.
     
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    I bolted up in my seat when I heard that voice.

    By the way, another TF voice actor veteran, Ted Cole (Cybertron Sideways) also appeared. Can't remember his role though, saw it in the credits.
     
  8. BigBadBoombox

    BigBadBoombox Boombox Cakes superior!

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    Lol I was optimists +1. I am recovering from a double ear infection and have say 30% hearing right now and I could ID it...lol after OP asked me if it was him...lol.

    BTW that movie was looooooooonnnnnnnng, but damn was it good.
     
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    Going to see it tomorrow afternooon. It'll be great hearing that distinctive voice again.
     
  10. Lord Astrotrain

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    saw watchmen today as well. seeing him made me happy.

    i also like him when he was on stargate sg-1 as that angry russian colonel chekov.
     
  11. Mako Crab

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    And in Freddy vs. Jason as the sheriff. Said he was drinking buddies with Freddy Krueger after shooting was done for the day. :p 

    Great to hear he's in this. Just a little something extra to look forward to. Also great to hear all the good reviews for this movie. My stupid newspaper gave it 1 1/2 stars. The main complaint seemed to be that it wasn't the book. Bah.
     
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    I heard his unmistakable "That's just Prime" voice in the general's scene. Sure enough it was him! He's even in the credits!
     
  13. Chris McFeely

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    I didn't spot Ted Cole, but the TF actors didn't end there - that guy Rorshach beats up in the bar before they head off to Antarctica? That's Mark Acheson (Armada Unicron, Cybertron Crumplezone). Apparently Alessandro Juliani (Nightscream) was in there as a news anchor somewhere, too, but I didn't see him.
     
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    Oh man, I passed up seeing that movie last night, and figured I'd see it another day. Now I wish I'd seen it sooner rather than later XD
     

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