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  1. Most of us here were children of the '80s, having grown up with Robotech, Star Wars, Transformers, Ghostbusters, Alien, Predator, and Star Trek... ...and, given what has been done to every single one of these franchises in the 21st century... ...I think we all need a hug. ๐Ÿค•
  2. Oh, so the Masters are an empire now? That's an entirely new sociopolitical structure. Who's the Emperor?
  3. Okay, I never saw those. I stand corrected. (The War For Cybertron trilogy didn't have any human characters either, but I discounted it because of its incredibly low budget. It was produced so cheaply that they couldn't even afford real voice actors.) ๐Ÿ˜‘ That would've been a terrible idea, and I'm glad it was never attempted. The premise doesn't require returning human characters, and it would greatly strain credulity if they had returned... unless it was merely as consultants (like Ian Malcolm's cameo in Fallen Kingdom). It was bad enough the Alien franchise had to keep bringing back Ellen Ripley... ๐Ÿ™„
  4. Yes, but it's a marketing necessity if you're going to get studio funding. You can do anything you want in a comic book, but as soon as you're spending real money to produce a story, it's got to have mainstream appeal. That's why every Transformers film or TV series features a human male protagonist (despite the whole premise revolving around an alien civil war). You can even look to those rare examples where money was spent producing a film (or series) without a human protagonist -- The Dark Crystal, for instance -- and in every instance, they've been tremendous commercial failures. ๐Ÿ˜”
  5. No, footage from "The Cage" was already used as a flashback in "If Memory Serves," an episode of Discovery's second season (which I take it you missed). Pike's encounter with the Talosians happened five years before Strange New Worlds, during his first five-year mission.
  6. There certainly isn't... not even in Robotech. Apparently, this soldier's job was to kill robots. ๐Ÿคจ Robots used by his own army, no less... ๐Ÿคญ ๐Ÿ™„ That nonsensical nomenclature was probably Matchbox's doing. ๐Ÿ˜’
  7. Only because he was written that way. After Kirk's death in Into Darkness, he had to take over as the action hero. I'm not feeling it. Quinto-Spock had Leonard Nimoy to play off of, and it was easy to accept Quinto as a younger version of Prime Spock (at least in the first film)... Ethan Peck, on the other hand, is playing a character firmly established as Michael Burnham's little brother. ๐Ÿ˜’
  8. There are many, many better options available for eye decals. Start by re-sizing these images for 1:48 scale: The sculpts and detail work is remarkable at that scale, but the eyes are letting you down.
  9. "Expertly Photoshopped" is more like it... but not even expertly enough to fool me. ๐Ÿคจ Look closely, and you'll see all the telltale signs of photo manipulation.
  10. That's Vector Prime from Galaxy Force (aka Cybertron), not Vector Sigma, the spherical computer module featured in most Transformers continuities (but not the Bayverse). ๐Ÿ˜…
  11. Adapting video games to live-action is about as successful as adapting anime series to live-action... ๐Ÿ˜‘
  12. Congratulations! What model of printer did you buy?
  13. I can appreciate how classic design elements have been incorporated into the new sets, including the shuttlecraft interiors: But the production design hews so close to the new movie aesthetics, I just can't see why they're still clinging to the "Prime universe" setting so desperately. Strange New Worlds would be a lot less hamstrung by established canon if were set in the Kelvin timeline. And for that matter, why didn't they just spinoff the adventures of Pine, Quinto et.al. into a new TV series? Would those actors really be so much more expensive than the Toronto casts they're relying on now? ๐Ÿคจ
  14. Anyone who knows anything about Star Trek knows this engineering section makes no sense whatsoever. ๐Ÿ˜‘ It's not quite as absurd as the virtually-infinite space around the turbolift shafts, but... are we supposed to believe the only thing preventing an antimatter explosion in this warp core is an invisible forcefield? ๐Ÿคจ While it's nice to see the characters actually interacting (something Discovery steadfastly avoided), I can't say the same for the stories... They've been so utterly forgettable so far, I literally can't recall anything that happened in last week's pilot episode. Of course, "forgettable" is still the best compliment I've given Star Trek in the last two decades. ๐Ÿ˜’
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