WTF @ Dark of the Moon - Alpha - July 8 2011

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF @ Dark of the Moon - Alpha - July 8 2011

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    Surprise! One more time, Vangelus tries to create some high-end Dark of the Moon discussion with a mystery group of panelists! So shift into ultra gear and join us one more time.

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  2. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    can't wait to listen
     
  3. TfAnimatedfan

    TfAnimatedfan Five. Dollar. Headband.

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    Great! Thanks for 3 years of free entertainment!!! It was great.
     
  4. Roni134730

    Roni134730 Also known as SWCronin

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    My theories on why Sentinel didn't take the matrix: Optimus wasn't just offering him the matrix, he was offering him leadership of the Autobots(I'm kinda surprised you guys just seemed to skip over that detail), thus either he just didn't want to bother leading them(let Optimus deal with that crap while I prepare my evil plan) or more specifically he didn't want to worry about keeping the Autobots from fighting any Decepticons(his true allies) they might find.

    Also, about the scene where the Autobots show themselves to be alive after having their ship blown up: Optimus wasn't saying "We hid so that the Cons could destroy Chicago to prove our point", he was saying "Hey, we're back! And I don't think your government's gonna be mad about it now that they know what's up."
     
  5. Shockwave1138

    Shockwave1138 Multi-changer

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    re: sentinel refusing the matrix

    throughout the film, I got the feeling that Sentinel honestly respected optimus, as a fellow Prime and whatnot. So when optimus offers the matrix and leadership of the autobots, sentinel refuses, as he believed optimus was not only more familiar with the current situation, but he respected him enough not to take away from him what optimus had had for eons now.

    later on, sentinel reveals his betrayal, and his elitist jerk tendencies, offing ironhide (presumably, take out the strongest autobot, leaving them weaker and more susceptible to joining him...??? of course, he was a total jerk about it, negating that part), and running off with "his" pillars.
    turn them on, bring the moon-cons to earth, and then he and optimus tussled. He had optimus at his mercy at least twice, holding either his rust-cannon or his sword to optimus' head, but then walked away saying something to the effect of "you're lucky I let you live. in time you'll understand."
    which to me said, he didn't want to fight optimus, a fellow prime. he could care less about those 'normal' autobots (i.e. ironhide), but optimus, his protege, successor, and the only other prime alive, it seemed like originally he MIGHT have been trying to convince optimus to join his side (though iffy writing/execution may have muddled that).

    of course, he gets the gov'ts to exile the autobots, and they get blowed up (I assume that to be more megatron's idea than sentinel's. they clearly disagreed on a great many things...), then everyone goes to chicago

    autobots show up to save the day, start massacring the 'con army, and eventually shoot the control pillar down, finally getting sentinel fed up enough that, to hell with what sentinel would prefer, if optimus WANTS to die fighting him, that's what he'll get.

    etc etc

    boy that got tangent-y...
     
  6. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    zandergb Well-Known Member

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    On the topic of talking in vehicle mode, the only Autobots to do it are the twins in their ice cream truck form through their loudspeaker and Bumblebee with his radio (which barely counts). The only other talking in vehicle mode is in Cybertronian by the Decepticons.
     
  8. mvanh1956

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    re: G1 parallels

    In “Megatron's Master Plan, Parts 1 and 2” in season 2, the Decepticons trick the humans into banishing the Autobots from Earth and the rocket is destroyed, but the Autobots survive and return to save the Earth.
     
  9. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Dang I just finished the 3 hour one yesterday
     
  10. SideswipePrime

    SideswipePrime Reply Dump Extraordinaire

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    oh man i am totally in the same boat as crasis, i too was completely un-spoiled, and i too thought that he was gonna be a huge hero, so i had the same reaction as both crasis and protoman, and i came home, looked at my leader, and thought those same thoughts, and the first time i saw the movie, i thought starscream said "kill" but the second time i saw it i made sure i listened very closely, and i heard "kick" and about the whole stuff in the movies being toys the motorcycle that mikeala is laying down on in rotf in the begining is the same as hftd brimstone
     
  11. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Thank you!!

    That is the G1 parallel I constantly forget like 2 minutes after hearing the episode names.
     
  12. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Hmm.. I don't know if I'm the kind of guy that doesn't like people getting excited in a movie theater. I don't think it is something I've really experienced beyond the occasional chuckle.

    Maybe it is because I don't see movies in the theater enough, or when I do I time it so there's not a lot of other people there.
     
  13. CyberShark005

    CyberShark005 Passing thru Kamen Rider

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    meh, bay advertised it like that for all 3 movies, making us want to see it again and again... sigh....... =_+
     
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    Shockwave1138 Multi-changer

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    (sorry, another potential tangent)

    Re: Soundwave the Goon

    At first, I didn't like him. But over the course of several days, I figured out a way to like him again!
    Theory is, soundwave's essentially a computer; he needs commands to produce results (input creates output) (a computer with a personality mind you, he's still the sadistic decepticon we know).
    Resulting in:

    ROTF: Soundwave is an intel expert, good with information, but much smaller and a weaker fighter than most other decepticons. So he stays in orbit, megatron leaves him up there doing what he's good at.

    Inter-movies: megatron, now a little nuts with a huge hole in his head, goes "SOUNDWAVE, I need more guys with names, get down here!" and Soundwave the computer does what he's told (megatron is, of course, an authorized commander). And for the time being, he takes care of the human allies etc, still an intel job, still mostly a non-combatant.

    DOTM: Soundwave sends Laserbeak various places, doing stuff. Megatron says, "this human guys needs one of us, hey Soundwave!! Go volunteer for him!", so Soundwave does.
    Dylan is now an authorized commander, megatron said so, so Soundwave follows his orders, being Carly's car, kidnapping her, etc.
    The Chicago battle happens! Soundwave is noticeably absent from most of the fighting, until they have Autobot prisoners, which he ends up in charge of. At this point, megatron's fever-dreaming in an alley, sentinel's obsessing over pillars and space bridges, and NOBODY'S around to give Soundwave his orders, so he says "ok, imma keep these Autobots here till I get told what to do with them..." and then Dylan marches up yelling at him to kill them, and he's still an "authorized commander", so Soundwave starts having them killed, gets distracted, and bumblebee goes Rambo, leaving Soundwave the non-combatant going "whoa whoa WHOA WHOA WHOA!!!" firing in desperation in all directions, till 'bee sticks his cannon in his chest, and "AAUUUGGHH!!!" gets his head blown off.

    Dang it. That took too long...
     
  15. DataCable

    DataCable Bumbleholic

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    As a bit of an Apollo nerd, and by extension the nutball conspiracy theories surrounding it, I feel I must offer a clarification of the incident Protoman described between Buzz Aldrin and Bart Sibrel.

    Buzz wasn't provoked into serving up a hot, fresh knuckle sammich simply by Sibrel claiming Apollo was a hoax. Sibrel lured Aldrin to a hotel under false pretenses, at which the following ambush took place:

     
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  16. Protoman

    Protoman The Legendary One Veteran

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    Awesome.
     
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  17. Seth Buzzard

    Seth Buzzard R.I.P. Buzzbeak Content Contributor

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    I made reference to that in the first DoTM podcast also. Dude had it coming, what a crackpot. The only thing that would have made it better is if before hitting him Buzz said "You'll never go to the moon but I'll make you see stars."
     
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  18. DataCable

    DataCable Bumbleholic

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    Oh, indeed. Some time ago, when someone on another forum indicated they'd be seeing Buzz at an autograph signing, I suggested he go for something original: ask for prints of the knuckles that made contact with Sibril's jaw.

    Cue the 60's Batman theme and sound effect cards.
     
  19. mvanh1956

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    Glad to be of service, my Lord. (SS voice, going to gargle now!)
     
  20. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Wow, I'm surprised you guys didn't mention Azumanga Daioh in this episode...
     

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