WTF Primetime - 30 - Nemesis Prime - April 10 2012

Discussion in 'WTF @ TFW Transformers Podcast' started by Vangelus, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2002
    Posts:
    15,074
    News Credits:
    23
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +124
    Ebay:
    WTF Primetime - 30 - Nemesis Prime - April 10 2012

    [​IMG]

    This, is WTF Primetime. Vangelus, Gogdog, and Aaron come bearing this message...


    iTunes users - You can subscribe to and review the podcast here:
    iTunes Store

    Zune users - You can subscribe here:

    zune://subscribe/?WTF@TFW=http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/external.php?type=rss2&forumids=404

    The RSS feed which includes a media link for the m4a file is:

    WTF @ TFW Transformers Podcast - TFW2005.com

    And if you want an MP3 version, it's linked below:
    http://www.tfw2005.net/podcast/WTF_Primetime_-_30_-_Nemesis_Prime_-_April_10_2012.mp3
     
  2. col

    col ROCK LORD

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Posts:
    2,648
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +86
    Gotta admit, it felt a little too fast for MECH to already have a fully built Nemesis Prime, but that's probably a case of the writers moving things quickly along like they do (despite the slow burn they've been using for MECH overall). Like you guys said in the podcast, we don't know how much time has passed between episodes too, so maybe it's been a few months. Great show, as always!
     
  3. Sludge

    Sludge Forged to Fight username: Roybot

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    3,116
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +33
    Woohoo... new Primetime!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Tikin

    Tikin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Posts:
    539
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Likes:
    +1
    Great episode! Perfect thing to come home to hear after a particularly stressful test. :) 

    For the record, they first used the soldier model in Convoy.
     
  5. Skeeve

    Skeeve Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Posts:
    1,341
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +8
    Combat experience, nothing. The only way the power of Nemesis Prime can be explained is if Silas is the most hardcore competitive gamer on the planet. Which is exactly what I choose to believe. His score has got to be like 5 billion in Car Racing, the only video game this reality has to offer. MECH probably recruits its soldiers through this very videogame, much like The Last Starfighter.
     
  6. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,204
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    272
    Likes:
    +10
    :D 
     
  7. Skeeve

    Skeeve Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Posts:
    1,341
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +8
    And if Raf becomes the next leader of MECH because he got the second highest score, I will apologize to everybody for spoiling Season 3.
     
  8. RedAlert Rescue

    RedAlert Rescue Banned

    Joined:
    May 12, 2003
    Posts:
    13,220
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +11
    I didn't know Jeff could play the Drums (that is Jazzy Jeff isn't it?) and he's the closest thing to a Celebrity Transformers fan, unless you count light weights like Tom Hanks or the old showbiz friends of Scatman Crothers who maintain a polite interest despite being anything up 90 years odd..

    I'm certainly not going to put Michael Bay, Steven Spielburg, and the like on that list as you can never be sure what they say isn't just publicity hype.

    If I see a proper celb with rooms full of G1 bots then I'll believe it !

    --

    I wonder why Nemesis Prime is so Rusty ?
     
  9. AxionPrime

    AxionPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2012
    Posts:
    367
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    With an Animated writer helping out recently, who else thinks they may homage or recreate the 'Prowl vs. Starscream inside Omega Supreme's Mind' scene with Silas and Breakdown?
     
  10. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Posts:
    14,293
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +112
    Regarding Bulkhead's fall, because of his size he and the car should have fallen at the same rate. So yes the animators did cheat.

    But the principle of one character falling faster than the car is completely valid when you remember air resistance. If one object has more surface area, for example the bottom of a car, compared to another, for example a humanoid in a diving pose, the object with less air resistance falls faster.

    So if Bee had jumped off and done the same pose that Bulkhead did, he would have gotten to the ground faster than the car because air resistance wouldn't have slowed him as much as the car. Or to put it another way, an objects terminal velocity is dictated by its air resistance.

    But Bulkheads minimum air resistance profile is roughly the same a car's, so yes the animators did cheat. They just didn't cheat how people are thinking they did.

    Regarding the human army soldier. His model was the exact same as the one seen in the episode Convoy. He was on board the train and taken out when MECH electrified the train.
     
  11. AlanGarou

    AlanGarou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Posts:
    1,016
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +19
    And on the topic of the army base:
    • Jeeeeeeeeeeeeep! (i.e. potential Hound/Swindle/Wingnut vehicle mode)
    • Yup, the copters were the same model as the ones in Crisscross.
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2008
    Posts:
    16,520
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +1,221
    This was my least favorite episode of season 2; maybe even of the entire series. It was just...blech. The only part I enjoyed that much was the ending reveal.
     
  13. Sk8shark

    Sk8shark Toy Addict... Don't judge

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Posts:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Ebay:
    Or like in Megaranger ^_^
     
  14. updatedude

    updatedude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    973
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Likes:
    +1
    Personally, I didn't mind Miko in previous season 2 eps, but something about her delivery in this ep was annoying to me.

    "Or maybe he's been bad all this time but faking it!"

    It's essentially the same line as her last season's "Optimus was a Con?". But like I said, maybe it's the delivery or something, but it annoyed me.

    ---

    As for Silas... yeah, this ep was very "cartoon". The line where Silas said that the big difference was that he couldn't feel pain? Maybe if they showed Prime managing a solid stab or slash on Nemesis before Nemesis stabbed him back, I could have suspended my disbelief. Then it could mean that Silas was fighting in a fearless kamikaze style. But as is, Silas just seems like a bit of a Marty Stu.

    ---

    They probably just didn't have time to build and animate a neural net type thing? But that really hurt the last part where Silas got back in the saddle but couldn't do anything to Optimus. Considering Silas blocked that initial attack and got back into the setup, there was no reason why he couldn't just pick up where he left off. Unless of course, the non-existent neural net was not re-calibrated.
     
  15. updatedude

    updatedude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2006
    Posts:
    973
    Trophy Points:
    146
    Likes:
    +1
    Oh wait, if the control setup was based on Super Robot technology, that would explain everything. When Silas went back to the controls, his mind was unfocused and he was panicky. He lost his confidence and BURNING GUTS. This adversely affected his piloting skills thereon.
     
  16. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2008
    Posts:
    14,144
    News Credits:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Alta Loma, CA
    Likes:
    +474
    Ebay:
    The pornographically slow transformation, "I am...and I deliver you this message," and blowing shit up at random immediately made me think "Movie Optimus!" I now really want a Nemesis Prime toy at SDCC with a nice deco. Hell throw in the little Silas figure too from that Bumblebee/Starscream two-pack.
     
  17. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Posts:
    15,861
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +9
    Yeah, but only in a dream :) 
     
  18. seekerblackout

    seekerblackout Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2011
    Posts:
    10,798
    Trophy Points:
    201
    Likes:
    +3
    Nemesis Prime being like Movie Prime?

    lolno.
     
  19. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    11,393
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +5
    I've got an "I'm surprised you didn't mention," except I'm not really surprised. So Wheeljack has been based on Earth for two episodes now, and we haven't seen sword nor grenade or him. I guess he's kind of pulling a Tigatron and just showing up now and then, but I was half expecting he'd be a more regular cast member.
     
  20. SearchmanDS

    SearchmanDS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Posts:
    3,078
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +1
    Ebay:
    I'd buy it.
     

Share This Page