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Survival of the Fittest

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TriPredRavage at 2008-03-08 10:27 am

Today the latest episode of Transformers Animated, Survival of the Fittest airs.  What do you think?

TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-03-08 10:30:46
Personally, I think Bomburst and Submarauder cameos for the win! And I think I need to make it official now. I'm pretty sure that Bulkhead is my favorite character. I probably relate more the Bumblebee, but I'm just so down with Bulkhead.
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-03-08 10:55:17
Why do you like bulky that much?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-03-08 10:58:25
Honestly, I think it's just his character potrayal. The VA is doing an amazing job performing him. I especially liked the way he said "Because they're mean, dumb, and we never should have helped them escape!" He's just such a passionate character that I can't help but especially enjoy when he steps forward in the episodes.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-08 11:13:09
I havent seen it yet but i totally agree with you.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-03-08 11:38:43
Would have preferred a direct continuation to last weeks episode focusing on Starscream.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-03-08 12:01:23
This show is so character driven... I LOVE that.
Using Bomburst and Submaurauder?! BRILLIANT!
Dinobots transforming...
My goodness, I cannot say enough! Love it, love it, love it.
12345678910 said,  - 2008-03-08 12:13:26
12345678910 said,  - 2008-03-08 12:17:03
Perceptor how many transformers do you have?????
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-08 12:22:18
Let me answer that. Go count up all the character pages and divide that by 3 and that'll tell you about how many he has, and don't forget to take into account he's also the oldest of the the three so that also gives him a big edge.
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-03-08 12:59:55
ive got 149 Transformers growing of course. is that much or less?

Can there be any TFans not liking Transformers Animated?
cyclones said,  - 2008-03-08 13:00:49
i love the new transformers shot its cool
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-03-08 13:11:54
Great nods to Bomb-Burst and Submarauder, and we got to see all the DInobots transform. I just wish Slag and Swoop spoke.
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-03-08 13:27:00
Maybe they cant speak, jumpercliff (haha cool name).

damn it, now the second part of the video is on youtube but not the first one. what the.....
deceptifan said,  - 2008-03-08 13:51:56
Meltdown's return! cool.
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-03-08 14:01:24
oh NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! I dont want to see that guy again. i really dont like human villains. :-----(
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-03-08 14:33:08
I think my least favorite part of the episode today was that the Dinobots kinda pussed out to Meltdown.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-03-08 14:34:52
I think they are getting around the triceratops being "incorrectly" named Snarl (there's been several triceratops in Transformers who haven't been named Slag, Snarl here is no different to those others) by not naming him in the show.
PrimeReviews said,  - 2008-03-08 14:38:52
will swoop ever talk jeez
Autobutt said,  - 2008-03-08 14:43:19
technically so far only grimlock has been identified. the other dinobots who are "swoop" and "snarl/slag" could be anyone in the tf universe, or totally new characters. they dont have names in the cartoons or voices.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-03-08 15:11:54
Meltdown's back and leading the Dinobots! YES!

Beast Wars reference: the sub Fanzone was in reminds me of the one Rattrap was in. YES!

Pretenders/Masterforce reference: the mutated shark and bat humans strikingly resemble Bomb-burst/Blood and Submarauder/Gilmer. YES!

And all three Dinobot transformed! YES! But only Grimlock spoke. Oh, well. Snarl and Grimlock have the same fire swords and Swoop has a fire flail! Oh, yeah!!!

Although I didn't think the other Dinobots' robot modes woud show up in this episode. That was a surprise for me.

What's also a surprise to me is this. A few minutes ago, I'm was watching Just Jordan. Its Jordan's 16th birthday, he get his driver's license, and his grandpa gives him a car for his birthday. And the car looks just likes Bumblebee's first body's vehicle mode from the movie.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-03-08 15:28:08
All three Dinobots are totally new characters. Actually, everyone in the show is unrelated to their G1 namesakes. Anyway, the Dinobots here were created by Megatron and given life by the Allspark. They were never the Dynobots on Cybertron, never created by Wheeljack and never sent out to battle Shockwave in the Savage Land four million years ago.
quickfire said,  - 2008-03-08 17:37:14
Actually Bass X0, I think Ratchet and Ultra Magnus are related to G1.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-03-08 18:46:47
Um, quickfire, about Ratchet being the same as G1 Ratchet, did you see "Thrill of the Hunt"? Cuz, that explained some of his past. In that episode, we saw him during the war and he was the same grumpy old guy he is today. His personality is nothing like G1 Ratchet. Besides, G1 Ratchet was killed in the 80s G1 movie, which means his G1 self could not grow into the cranky rust-bucket of Animated.

As for Ultra Magnus, his G1 counterpart was murdered in Headmasters. And this Ultra Magnus from Animated has no confidence in Prime, which is unlike his G1 self.
quickfire said,  - 2008-03-08 19:20:44
they could have been revived like Optimus.
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-03-08 19:34:05
This was a great episode! Dinobots ftw! grimlock is awesome!
'Meltdown no hurt Dinobots....?......Dinotbots hurt Meltdown!' Though I wish that it would've had some Decepticon stuff in this episode.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-03-08 19:39:53
Quikefire, that's not the same Optimus. He's younger, and this takes place after a Great War. All the characters in this series are fresh new characters living in their own universe that is separated from all the others. Just like how the guys fromt the RiD universe, Unicron Trilogy universe, and movie unverse are all different bots than those of the G1/Beast Era universe.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-08 20:05:54
For once Sabrblade is right Rachet and Ultra Magnus are nothing like there G1 selves. Infact there are times when not even Optimus is like his G1 one self, like his recklessness his inexperience and dropping out of the academy, all things the old Primes would never even think of doing. To add even more Prowl and Bumblebee aren't like there G1 counter parts either. G1 Bumblebee was an optimist always lookin for the bright side of a dark situation when this one just makes jokes about how he and everyones else is gonna die. Prowl was always a team player and just like any true autobot putting him self before others Animated prowl has more of an emo-loner attitude going on. I think the Autobots that are the most closely related to there G1 blue Prints are the Dinobots. They're dumb, clumsy, big, too powerful for their own good and very misunderstood.

JK about the for once thing Sabrblade. ;)
Autobutt said,  - 2008-03-08 20:15:57
dang BB, u dont have to be so cruel
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-08 20:24:44
Dude chill out I said I was kidding I know Sabrblade knows as much as any of us.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-03-08 20:36:51
You don't know Sabrblade as much as I do. lol JK

Next time, try not to use a "For once..."-type phrase that other people take the wrong way. Besides, I know Transformers. What I saw about it I don't make up, unless its about a fanfic I've thought of or something I've forgotten about & remembered incorrectly.
transformersloversurivie said,  - 2008-03-08 20:56:34
i saw slag and swoop transform for the first time cant wait to see the episode headmaster alsome
Autobutt said,  - 2008-03-08 21:26:16
ha actually i meant dont be so cruel to Animated but its ok..
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-08 22:16:35
Oops what I meant to say was "I know Sabrblade knows as much as any of us"
PlasmaEnergyGod said,  - 2008-03-08 23:14:05
Anyone else hear Captain Fanzone say Prowl's name when speaking to him after the battle? Great voice work that showed even greater character developement. Three words fellow TransFans: LOVE. THIS. SHOW.
Autobot Jazz said,  - 2008-03-09 00:47:12
Coool its on youtube now. i like most the skilled ones so thats prowl and he was awesome. i always thought about a scene he could use his wheels in robot mode and now he does > FREAKING OUT. he did what i wanted him to do. so coooooool.
I liked the dinobots turning round to the freaks, enabling there "firepower-weapons" and then... just a great explosion. wow
Decepticon Rhinox said,  - 2008-03-09 08:35:13
blasten blaster,prime didn´t drop out of academy,he got fired. watch along came a spider on youtube.
quickfire said,  - 2008-03-09 09:02:59
But at botcon 2005 Ratchet got revived and was related to G1. He could have grown up and get grumpy. Plus there were history videos in "Transform And Roll Out! Part One." So Ultra Magnus could havee been revived,huh? You also need to watch "Transform And Roll Out" parts on
Perceptor said,  - 2008-03-09 09:07:27
1-10: Perceptor how many transformers do you have?????
Blastenblaster: Let me answer that. Go count up all the character pages and divide that by 3 and that'll tell you about how many he has, and don't forget to take into account he's also the oldest of the the three so that also gives him a big edge.

>> Add all character pages, then add about 1,500-2,500 Transformers who I/we haven't done character pages for, then divide by 3. I do own more of the G1 toys than either of my brothers. Jason owns more of the G2 toys and Jason owns an aproximately equal share in the rest. I'll guess we have maybe ~2,500-3,000 between the 3 of us. Who knows?

Excellent points Sabrblade! NOW I remember why that submarine Fanzone was in looked so familiar! But I didn't think Ratchet seemed crabby in the flashback scenes on Thrill of the Hunt. I still think of him as G1 ratchet, same as Ultra Magnus (does = G1). His lack of confidence in *this* Optimus Prime is no indication of him not being G1... It's clearly not G1 Optimus Prime. But it's all fine, some can see this as a completely "different universe." But not me! You know me and my desire to tie continuities together. This show is set a couple hundred years in the future, why not.
12345678910 said,  - 2008-03-09 10:58:30
thank you Perceptor and Blastenblaster
12345678910 said,  - 2008-03-09 11:01:21
Perceptor do you know Benson Yee {}
Perceptor said,  - 2008-03-09 12:59:50
Yeah, nice guy.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-03-09 13:06:18
Aww man. I did forget about the ones you havent written pages for. But in the end I said Perceptor has the most and thats what counts.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-03-09 13:12:05
Well, yeah, Perceptor, I know how YOU like to put the different continuities together, but that's your thing. But let's not confuse others by having them think your ideas are official. Believe me, it can happen.

But what truely makes this series a new conituity is fact that the makers said it is a fresh new start in a new universe.

Btw, Perceptor, I sent you that Email you wanted.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-03-09 13:54:03
You guys notice that TFA likes to put the characters who have the same voice actor together? Prowl and Fanzone, Bumblebee and Blitzwing, I just can't wait for Optimus and Grimlock to really start chatting it up.
Scorpomike said,  - 2008-03-09 14:55:11
I didn't like the return of Meltdown. I hope he is gone for good. I just can't get myself to like the human villans. Save that kind of stuff for the Teen Titans to take care of. This is Transformers. I like the return of the Dinobots.
Decepticon Rhinox said,  - 2008-03-09 15:09:36
quickfire,how about the fact that these transformers never knew organic creatures existed. ¬_¬
Scorpomike,i guess that means you don't like G1,huh?
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-03-09 15:38:59
IF this is in the G1 universe then its what happened if the Aerialbots never went back in time during the eighties cartoon and things happened differently.
bludgeon589 said,  - 2008-03-09 16:10:36
unly 2 episodes till megatron's back!!!!!!
lord megatron said,  - 2008-03-09 16:59:24
great, i was getting tired of being just a severed head. btw, is this series supposed to continue into 2009?
Decepticon Rhinox said,  - 2008-03-09 18:47:21
Lord megatron,it´s currently planned for two seasons.
quickfire said,  - 2008-03-09 20:20:03
i never thought I'd say this, but thanks Rhinox. Plus, on it says that there might be a season 2 and a season 3.
Sabrblade & I'm having trouble said,  - 2008-03-09 20:43:47
There is a season two. The first season ends with "Megatron Rising, Part Two". All the episodes post that one are season two. At the moment, the writers haven't decided whether or not they should do another season.

Also, what I'm havving trouble with is this: I tried to type the above message using my "Sabrblade" name, BUT it wouldn't let me so I had to add the "...& I'm having trouble" bit to the name. Perceptor, is there a problem?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-03-09 21:49:27
Sabr, if what I think has happened to you has happened to you, using your name isn't going to be as simple as plugging it in. If you know what I mean.
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-03-09 21:52:14
Umm, I haven't seen Ultra Magnus in Animated. Maybe I missed a episode, since people keep mentioning an Animated Ultra Magnus. I may be totally wrong, but are people maybe confusing him with that character Sentinal from 'Along Came a Spider'?
Autobutt said,  - 2008-03-09 22:03:04
No zhaneX, ultra magnus was in the hour long premiere of TFA. I think its on youtube if u wanna check it out.
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-03-09 22:30:41
quickfire said,  - 2008-03-10 09:14:28
I meant there might be a season 3 and a season 4.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-03-10 11:15:13
Yes ZhaneX you did miss an episode or 2. Ultra Magnus appeared in the Animated premiere movie, and in Thrill of the Hunt, giving orders to Ratchet on Cybertron.

SB: >>Well, yeah, Perceptor, I know how YOU like to put the different continuities together, but that's your thing. But let's not confuse others by having them think your ideas are official. Believe me, it can happen.

What? I thought that if *I* said it's so, then that *is* enough to make it "official!" Sheesh, what else does it take???

SB: >> But what truely makes this series a new conituity is fact that the makers said it is a fresh new start in a new universe.

It is a new start for transformers. It's a story that's set a couple hundred years in the future and therefore is "its own universe" That doesn't mean it DOES NOT tie together w/ previouis continuities. Hey, I still say: G1 Ratchet and G1 Ultra Magnus (rebuilt and reborn after that Japanese Headmasters episode), G1 Grimlock (reborn through the Allspark) and a new Optimus Prime! Its a new chapter in the same old continuity. That's my opinion. Everyone else is fully entitled to look at it however they like! :)
Mirage2006 said,  - 2008-03-10 12:46:15
I liked it. We get to see the Dinobots agian which I think is really cool.
Rhinox said,  - 2008-03-10 17:50:34
I´m happy for my fav character ultra magnus,leadership was promised to him 22 years ago.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-03-10 20:10:39
I really hope Ultra Magnus and Sentinel Prime get toys. Nothing has been shown or even announced yet that they will but I suppose they do need to have new animated toys to sell next year too.
Decepticon Rhinox said,  - 2008-03-11 03:57:32
Bass XO,you´re wrong,a leader class magnus has been announced.
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