G1 Transformers scripts, storyboards and other material for viewing

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  1. Greebtron

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    I have the main thread for the archive in the Movies/Television forum, but that moves so fast that few people get to view it. Anyway, here are the Transformers sections of the Sunbow and Marvel script/storyboard archive:

    The Beginning
    Marvel Comics original treatment (modern reproduction)
    Marvel Comics issue 1 commercial, full storyboard

    The Pilot
    4023-4024-4025 More Than Meets The Eye full script (revised 13.03.84)

    The Interim
    MP Internal Correspondence on series development (30.04.84, transcript)
    Writer's Bible (Season 1 cast only)

    Season 1
    01 Transport To Oblivion full script X 2 (revised 08.06.84, final 22.06.84)
    02 Roll For It full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + final)
    03 Divide and Conquer full script (final)
    04 Fire In The Sky full script X 2 (unedited original + final)
    05 S.O.S Dinobots full script (revised Friedman)
    06 Fire On The Mountain full script (revised Friedman)
    07 War Of The Dinobots full script X 2 (unedited original + final)
    08 The Ultimate Doom, part 1 full script (final)
    09 The Ultimate Doom, part 2 full script (final)
    10 The Ultimate Doom, part 3 full script (final)
    11 Countdown To Extinction full script (final)
    12 A Plague Of Insecticons full script (final)
    13 Heavy Metal War full script (final), full storyboards

    Season 2
    18 City Of Steel storyboard samples
    21 The Immobilizer storyboard samples
    24 Day Of The Machines full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    25 Enter The Nightbird partial script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman, missing pages 40-42)
    26 A Prime Problem partial script (missing pages: Cover, Cast, 1, remaining pages after 34)
    27 The Core partial script (missing all pages before 15)
    28 The Insecticon Syndrome full script (revised Friedman)
    29 Dinobot Island, part 1 full script (revised Friedman)
    30 Dinobot Island, part 2 full script (revised Friedman)
    31 The Master Builders full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    32 Auto-Berserk full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft revised Friedman)
    Series Update circular from Flint Dille (07.02.85)
    33 Microbots full script (unedited)
    34 Megatron's Master Plan, part 1 full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    35 Megatron's Master Plan, part 2 - Additional Material section storyboard
    38 Blaster Blues full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    Elaine Hultgren storyboard test - 4 page storyboard, uses Blaster Blues for story
    39 A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court full script X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    41 The God Gambit X 2 (unedited original + revised Friedman)
    42 Make Tracks X 2 (reconstructed first draft + revised Friedman)
    60 Cosmic Rust AKA Rust In Peace full script, full storyboard, 1st page of outline
    61 30 Seconds Over Megatron AKA Starscream's Brigade full script (unedited)
    62 The Revenge Of Bruticus X 2 (reconstructed first draft + final)
    Dialogue scripts from all 65 episodes (call sheet available for Hoist Goes Hollywood)

    Sunbow and Marvel Productions Script/Storyboard Archive: MP 700 The Transformers, Part 1 1984 - 1985 (Sunbow Productions/Marvel Productions)

    The Movie
    Second Ron Friedman outline (28.03.85)
    Second Ron Friedman draft script (27.04.85)
    Second Ron Friedman draft script revised (02.05.85)
    Undated Sunbow revision script
    Dialogue script (Walker Edmiston's copy)
    Full storyboards (sequences 1-31)

    Sunbow and Marvel Productions Script/Storyboard Archive: MP 4034 The Transformers The Movie (Sunbow Productions/Marvel Productions)

    Season 3
    The Eye Of The Beholder (unused premise, transcript)
    92 Chaos outline (1st page of Act I, 1st page of Act II)
    106 Fight Or Flee full script (final)
    110 Grimlock's New Brain first page of outline
    115 Return Of Optimus Prime, part 1 full script (final)
    116 Return Of Optimus Prime, part 2 partial script (final, missing pages 12-18)
    Cast list file (01-116)
    Synopsis file (01-116)
    Dialogue scripts from all 30 episodes (call sheets available on Chaos and Dark Awakening).

    Sunbow and Marvel Productions Script/Storyboard Archive: MP 700 The Transformers, Part 2 1986 - 1987 (Sunbow Productions/Marvel Productions)

    General resources:
    Production timeline: MarvelSunbowtimeline.xls
    Page count/episode runtime: Page count.xls
    Admins, is there any chance this thread could please be pinned to keep available as a resource?
     
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    Thanks to @turbobluestreak and @allew the following has been added to the archive
    • Call sheets for Hoist Goes Hollywood, Chaos and Dark Awakening
    • Unedited dialogue script for Dark Awakening (including deleted lines)
    • 1st pages of outlines for Cosmic Rust and Chaos
    • The internal document listing the full voice cast
     
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    Added samples from the City Of Steel storyboards from back when they were sold off three years ago.
     
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    I'm glad you posted this! Very cool.:cool: 
     
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    Few more additions over the last month and a half

    • More from the Chaos outline, along with the uncut dialogue for Act I added to the dialogue script
    • First page of the outline for Grimlock's New Brain
    • The reconstructed first draft of Roll For It, the 9h script digitally restored
    • A partial assembly of the show bible supplement covering the combiner teams for the end of season 2
     
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    Another 1st draft script contributed, courtesy of @NeverDoubt

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    As always, if anyone has any leads as to where more scripts and storyboards can be found, send a PM along.
     
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    I’m wondering if you or anyone has any pre-production information on the generation 2 comic books and toyline

    Like the pitch to marvel comics, anything that went into the characters chosen, The reason for color scheme changes and faction symbol changes
     
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    Sorry, outside of the Jim Shooter treatment and any Marvel Productions-produced adverts. I've got nothing when it comes to the comics.
     
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    Well it was worth asking
    thanks for replying
     
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    Finally got around to uploading copies of the Hasbro briefing binders that came from the Friedman auctions:
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    If anyone on tfw has any production material. Whether it be a script (including first drafts of scripts where a finalised copy is already available), storyboards or anything and is willing to contribute. Please drop me a PM or contact me at the archive.
     
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    Bit of cross-promotion. This website has done an extensive list of changes from script to broadcast on every episode for which a full script is available at the archive: The Transformers -RQ87's Cartoon Coverage
     
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    Once again, putting out the call. If anyone has any production material and is willing to consider contributing scans to the archive. Please drop me a PM.
     
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    Coming soon to the archive:

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    What is it
     
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    Storyboards. All will be clear by the end of the week. :cool: 
     
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    Since the archive has gotten quite a bit of attention on tfw lately, I'm putting out the call again. If anyone has scripts or storyboards (particularly the first draft scripts sold by Masterforce UK years ago) and is willing to help, hit me up with a PM here or on the Blogger contact.