The remaining 4 episodes for season 1 of The Toys That Made Us will be airing on Netflix in 2 months. The episodes will focus on Transformers, Hello Kitty, Star Trek and LEGO. The first half of season 1 debuted back in December and featured episodes about He-Man, Barbie, Star Wars and G.I. Joe.
It never ends. At least, not until after Power of the Primes
. Machinima has announced the first celebrity voice castings for the followup to the just-ended Titans Return
series, according to The Hollywood Reporter
. Besides those listed in the headline, also mentioned are Gregg Berger, presumably as Grimlock, plus returning cast members Wil Wheaton, Judd Nelson, and Kari Wahlgren. We also have a release date for the series - looks like we'll be able to get this over with relatively quick. Keep reading for the full list!
Machinima's Titans Return
continues! This episode, Metroplex and Trypticon square off as Optimus Prime and Megatron watch on the sidelines. Elsewhere, the Combiners try to find and awaken Fortress Maximus... keep reading to see, and for a link to go90 where the episode can be watched in the US!
G1 Bumblebee voice actor Dan Gilvezan has reported on Facebook that Wally Burr, the voice director for the original The Transformers
animated series, has died at the age of 91. Burr was well-known as a director who knew exactly what he wanted, leading to friction among those he directed at times. But nearly every actor who worked with the man had a humorous Wally Burr story to tell. TFormers offers its heartfelt condolences to Mr. Burr's family and friends.
The Guardian has posted an article entitled "How We Made Transformers,"
featuring the recollections of writer Bob Budiansky and TV series editor Bryce Malek. Much of it we've heard before, though Malek provides some new insights. But it's an interesting inside look at how Transformers took shape, and worth reading. Keep reading for excerpts and a link!
Dr. Tess Hightower, wife of actor Richard Gautier, has reported to Facebook that Gautier passed away quietly last night at the age of 85. Gautier was likely best known to readers of this site as the voice of Rodimus Prime in the third season of the original The Transformers
cartoon as well as Serpentor on GI Joe: A Real American Hero
. He also had a long career of onscreen performances - most notably Hymie the robot on Get Smart
- and was among his other talents a gifted caricaturist as evidenced by his website. TFormers offers its sincerest sympathies to his family, friends, and fans for their loss today.
Vimeo has announced that they will be offering the original Transformers Cartoon for streaming! Invidual episodes will cost 0.99 USD to rent and $2.99 to own and view by streaming and/or download - but the much better option is to buy the whole series for $40. Keep reading for the trailer - a pretty high quality copy of the original G1 title sequence - and a link.
Gothamist reports that Transformers Generation One will be taken out of circulation on Netflix on January 1st 2015. If you've yet to (re)watch the series and have a Netflix subscription, you've got two weeks to get some friends together and catch it while you can! GI Joe is also on the chopping block, so consider setting aside some time to recreate your weekday afternoons before the turn of the year. Keep reading for the full list of shows and films leaving Netflix next year!
Tomorrow 12/2, from 2-7pm ET / 11am – 4 pm PT The Hub Television Network will present 5 straight hours of the Original series that started it all: Transformers Generation 1! The 10 back-to-back action-packed episodes include two fan-favorite trilogies: "More Than Meets The Eye" and "Ultimate Doom." Be sure to tune to your local cable station to watch them.
So, remember that Big Secret Transformer that we talked about
a little earlier? Well, the new teaser for Transformers Prime episode 24 One Shall Rise Part 1 just comes out and reveals the character. Hitfix first released this trailer. The episode, which airs on October 1, 2011 at 8:30 Eastern on The Hub, is just the beginning of the three-part season one finale
. Check your local listings so you do not miss this one! If you do not want to get spoiled, do not jump into the full article!
Time for another edition of The Ark Addendum, picking up where The Complete Ark leaves off. This week, I focus on the episode A Prime Problem, where the Decepticons clone Optimus Prime and attempt to lead the Autobots into a deadly ambush.
Robot Chicken has been a tour de force lately in featuring Transformers in Season 5. In this week's episode, "Malcolm X: Fully Loaded", the crescendo features a seminar for evil leaders. Masterpiece Megatron gives a testimonial, while another notable transforming 'renegade' is shunned from attendance. Be sure to watch Adult Swim for this latest Transformers appearance! Then talk about it on the forums.
Jim Sorensen has updated his BLOG with more G1 goodness" Well, all the details that were hampering me uploading the many, many scripts have been put to bed, which means that I can now start to upload these pretty awesome scripts. What makes them especially neat are all the cross-outs and handwritten comments by Ron Friedman. You can really see how he helped shape the dialogue, keep it consistently Cybertronian from episode to episode. It's late, I'm tired, so I'm gonna start with just two - Dinobot Island, part one and two. Download them both now at boltax.blogspot.com
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Just a friendly reminder from your friends here at TFormers.com, The Hub network starts today! The sneak peek
takes place all day today and the official rollout is tomorrow, October 11, 2010. Don't know if you have the channel? Find out at the channel locator at HubWorld.com
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