Transformers: Animated Episode 7 - Thrill of the Hunt Discussion

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  1. Pauly T

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    Best episode so far and can easily hang amongst some of the best TF episodes of all-time. "Thrill of the Hunt" is like "War Dawn", "Code of Hero" good. I seriously PITY all those TF fans who have let the character design get in the way of them enjoying this series. There's no way around it: you are missing out.


    My only minor beef is that while all the cameos were sweet, I was hoping there'd be more during the war scenes.

    Any TF fan is going to have to try very hard to hate this episode...
     
  2. Darkprime

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    Decent Episode. I really like how early on the autobots are really being developed well.

    ANyways, the torrent is now up :) 
     
  3. McBradders

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    Spoiler warnings people, come on.
     
  4. Sso02V

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    Well...I wouldn't say "Code of Hero" good, but it was definitely a good look inside Ratchet's head.
     
  5. Pauly T

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    I don't think anybody did hire him. There's been nothing to suggest that the other Decepticons even knew of the planet earth itself, let alone the Bots that "destroyed" Megatron were there. The 'Cons may have put a bounty out for Prime and his team, but I think LD was the one doing the dialing when he discovered what a find he had.

    The thing is now they do know, and I'm sure they'll be coming!!! :) 
     
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    This is easily one of my favorite TF episodes of all time.

    I can't wait to get the toys and get the episodes on DVD.
     
  7. Sideswipe80

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    Those 3 cons will be showing up shortly according to the episode guide. Makes me wonder where Screamer is myself. Was Lockdown as tall as the other cons or closer to the Autobots in height?
     
  8. Pauly T

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    "Thrill of the Hunt" is hands down the closest anything has yet to come to "Code of Hero" good since Dinobot died. Happy, TT? :wink: 
     
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    Lucky me. I opened this page by pure chance, and lo and behold no spoilers at all. I'm a happy camper. Can't wait to see the episode myself.
     
  10. Pauly T

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    I'm not sure LD's as tall as the 'Cons, but he is definitely significantly taller than the 'Bots, even Prime.
     
  11. Sideswipe80

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    Thanks! I love how the cons are portrayed in this show.
     
  12. swarlock

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    Good Ratchet story. Sad fate for Arcee.
    Susan Blu was fabulous in this one.
     
  13. Thundershot

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    So.... was it just me, or did it seem to be a really obvious setup for Arcee eventually becoming Blackarachnia? Then when they encounter BA, Ratchet will realize it's Arcee, blah blah blah.


    I absolutely love this show. :D 



    Chris
     
  14. Switchblade

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    Great episode. Loved the backstory on Ratchet with Arcee. Hope to see more of her later in the season. Lockdown is badass in every sense of the word. Lance Henriksen's voice for him was great. Perfect choice IMO.
     
  16. Master Fwiffo

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    Holy crap. That was, by far, the best episode of Animated yet. It came out of nowhere and kicked royal ass - there isn't a Transformer fan on Earth who wouldn't love this episode.

    No humans - Zero Sari. I did kinda miss her.

    But damnit, for an Animated episode, this was *really* dark. The war days flashback carried a completely different tone from the rest of show. And Lockdown is every bit the badass we expected him to be. And Arcee voiced by Susan Blu? Awesome! And Blitzwing gets a cameo! The cons know they're on Earth now...

    But cripes, they managed to do something as bad as killing somebody without actually doing it. I don't want to spoil it, but you'll know what I'm talking about. No wonder Ratchet is so bitter about the war effort...

    Animated has shown me now it can put up a TF episode with the all-time best of them. I would honestly rank it in the top 10 TF episodes of all time. Not quite Code of Hero, but certainly among the best.

    Oh yeah, and not one, but TWO Cameos of the classic MTMTE beat!
     
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    I hope Lockdown becomes a new recurring character for the brand. Badass hotrod from hell just works on so many levels.
     
  18. Pauly T

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    I hope he's in TF2!
     
  19. Deadboy

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    I dunno. I think he may be on to something...
     
  20. Ash from Carolina

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    You keep thinking hey these writers are really doing great and then BAM they find a way to just keep making the show better. Really can't thank the cartoon enough for bringing back all the fun back to Transformers and giving me a reason to leap out of bed on Saturday morning instead of being a grumpy old man going "Saturday morning cartoons aren't cool like when I was a kid".

    Now some car horn company just needs to make a replacement horn that sounds like Bumblebee's horn.

    Rest of this might be spoiler so let's see if I can do silver.

    Was it just me being sick or did anyone else notice the slight nod to Predator by a skull being on Lockdown's trophy rack. A really nice touch to add that in since Lockdown was doing the whole Predator thing of taking trophies.

    Nice set up to bring in Blitzwing later.

    Loved how everyone is still giving Prime all the credit for stopping Megatron even when he tries to explain it was Starscream.

    Oh by all that is great and geeky the Arcee stuff had me as giddy as well stocked toy shelves. A wonderful little teaser about the events of the Great War without giving too much away.


    If it wouldn't put too much on the writer's plates these are the guys I would love to see writing GI Joe if GI Joe and Cobra ever get another cartoon shot. All the great stuff of the past combined with all new great stuff to bring back the fun that had been missing from far too many cartoon shows.