I ever wonder about former screenwriters for the first to films Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman though about DOTM, Since Ehren Kruger was the Sole Writer though. Since Megan Fox did not saw DOTM Yet, it's time for the writers and the Exctutive producers of Prime to see the Film. Here's some dirt if you dont remember: Don Murphy was planning a G.I. Joe film adaptation, but when the United States launched the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Hasbro suggested adapting the Transformers franchise instead. Tom DeSanto joined Murphy because he was a fan of the series. They met with comic book writer Simon Furman, and cited the Generation 1 cartoon and comics as their main influence. They made the Creation Matrix their plot device, though Murphy had it renamed because of the film series The Matrix. DeSanto chose to write the treatment from a human point-of-view to engage the audience, while Murphy wanted it to have a realistic tone, reminiscent of a disaster film. But due Kruger's Knowledge of the Transformers Franchise, DOTM had more Transformers and Star Trek References. The A.V. Club also stated that the film had several minor story inspirations from the 80's cartoon The Transformers. Bob and Alex wanted the 1st movie be more "Old School", i guess they are a little mixed about this. Transformers references: The Ark gets its name from the Autobots' crashed spaceship in the Marvel Transformers comics. "Carly" was the name of Spike Witwicky's girlfriend and eventual wife in the original cartoon. When the worker at Accureta Systems is trying to make the photocopier work, it beeps the "more than meets the eye" refrain from the original cartoon's theme song. The corrosive end met by Ironhide comes at the hands of Cosmic Rust, the oxidizing pathogen that first appeared in the Generation 1 cartoon episode of the same name. Though not named in the film, its identity is made clear by production artwork by Josh Nizzi which labels Sentinel Prime's gun a "Cosmic Rust gun". Megatron removing Abraham Lincoln from his chair at the Lincoln Memorial and then sitting in it is a scene taken directly from the Generation 1 cartoon episode, "Atlantis, Arise!", and the Decepticon ending for Transformers The Game (sort of). The idea of bringing Cybertron to Earth via space bridge and enslaving humans was the plot of the well-regarded Generation 1 multi-part episode "The Ultimate Doom." Likewise, the idea of an influential and powerful human joining forces with the Decepticons, resulting in the Autobots being exiled from Earth by the government via a spacecraft, only for that spacecraft to be destroyed, was the plot behind another popular Generation 1 cartoon multi-part episode, "Megatron's Master Plan." The Xantium is the name of the Wreckers' spaceship in the IDW Publishing's Transformers comics. Sentinel Prime continues his predecessor's legacy of being a giant jerk. Optimus now carries the Matrix around in his chest like he has in past incarnations. The robotic pulse noise can be heard at the end of the film when Bumblebee transforms to robot mode, the final onscreen transformation, just as it was heard during Blackout's transformation, which was also the first onscreen transformation in the first film. The idea of the Decepticons invading and fortifying a major metropolitan center, and the Autobots having to take it back, was also explored in the Generation 1 episode City of Steel.