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StoneCold Skywarp
2006-11-10, 08:18 AM
TRANSFORMERS - MAKE PRIME SPEAK CONTEST'S TOP-10 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Webmasters: The fans have spoken!

And soon, Optimus Prime will speak their words.

TRANSFORMERS' MAKE PRIME SPEAK CONTEST has announced the Top-10 winners to the contest, where fans and the online community could submit their chances to have Peter Cullen - the voice of Optimus Prime - speak their line of dialogue in the TRANSFORMERS movie, in theatres 7.4.7.

Carl, from Norristown, PA, will see his number-one winning entry - "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" - featured in the upcoming TRANSFORMERS movie.

The number one line - as determined by filmmakers from a Top-30 list that contest registrants voted on - will be spoken by Cullen in the film.

Second and third place winners will have their entries recorded by Peter Cullen and made into ringtones.

And winners 4 through 10 will also have their entries recorded by Cullen, and featured on the official site, www.TransformersMovie.com.


A special thanks for all those that submitted entries and voted. The Top-10 Winning entries, in order, are listed below:


1) "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings." - Carl, Norristown, PA

2) "That's how I roll." - David, Phoenix, AZ

3) "Autobots: transform and roll out" - Brandon, Jacksonville, FL

4)"This world should learn from its own mistakes, not ours."
-- Ben, San Francisco, CA

5) "One shall stand... one shall fall." -- Paul, Elgin, IL

6) "It¹s Prime Time!" -- ¬ Jason, Murrieta, CA

7) "Alpha Trion said there'd be days like this." ¬ -- Jason, Methuen, MA

8) "Now all we need is a little energon, and a lot of luck." -- ¬ Kenny, Boston, MA

9) "You¹re on the wrong side of the blaster to champion that, Decepticon." -- ¬ Afonso, Lisbon, NY

10) "There's a thin line between being a hero and being a memory." - Aaron, Austin, TX

Congrats to all that won.

Halfshell
2006-11-10, 09:14 AM
Shouldn't the cartoon scriptwriters be credited for most of those?

Meihall
2006-11-10, 09:27 AM
Well put Brendocon

Denyer
2006-11-10, 10:43 AM
I see the Shortpacked! entry didn't make it to the final list...

inflatable dalek
2006-11-10, 10:45 AM
I would bet that line was allmost certainly in the film allready...

Shockmeister
2006-11-10, 12:20 PM
I was kinda hoping people would realise the humour in that one which went "When I'm done with you, Megatron, there won't be enough of you left to transform into a handgun!"

Or maybe it got vetoed by the producers...because MEGATRON REALLY WILL BE A HANDGUN!

...No, probably not.

Nevermore
2006-11-10, 12:25 PM
At least that retarded "barrel roll" line didn't make it.

Clogs
2006-11-10, 06:16 PM
For some strange reason, I have an all-consuming urge to say 'duh'. Hey, do you think that they'll have another competition where we can all make Megatron speak? Go on, think of something as novel as Prime's winning line...

Denyer
2006-11-10, 06:46 PM
"RETREAT!"

Brimstone
2006-11-10, 06:57 PM
"Such heroic nonsence."

:)

Not that I want the characters to repeat lines from the old '86 movie...I just really like Megatron in the movie. Finally, a brutal non-idiotic no mercy Megatron. It's refreshing when the baddies are, well, bad (and not bumbling). :)

Tetsuro
2006-11-10, 07:31 PM
Originally posted by Brendocon
Shouldn't the cartoon scriptwriters be credited for most of those?
Exactly...basically the 'winners' are just ripping off what someone has already written. There should've been a rule against quotes that have already been said...

Sociopathic Autobot
2006-11-10, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
At least that retarded "barrel roll" line didn't make it.

That line was the best one on there.

"Do a barrel roll!" Would have been the best line in the movie and it's a damn shame a bunch of whiney kids decided because it was a humorous line it was terrible. I still love Master Fwiffo's crying rant he pulled. YTMND spent days laughing at him for it and so they should.

I was really hoping that would win. It may have not been entirely original, but atleast it wasn't ripped directly from the cartoon.

Cliffjumper
2006-11-10, 07:43 PM
I'm sure the thieving cnts will be quick to credit Jim Shooter... Hopefully the owners of his estate will sue Carl.

That said, I find it difficult to believe a lot of those lines weren't already in the script - generic stuff like "roll out" and that.

Rosalie
2006-11-10, 10:59 PM
How ****ing lame. "Do A Barrel Roll!" would at least be funny.

3) "Autobots: transform and roll out" - Brandon, Jacksonville, FL

Since when was he not going to say this in the movie..?

This competition should have been used for in-jokes, etc. things people will actually notice and make us laugh.

Who is going to sit thrugh the whole movie waiting and smiling brightly, giggling happily when they finally hear "4)"This world should learn from its own mistakes, not ours."
-- Ben, San Francisco, CA"

Though if all 10 lines make it into the movie, at least then we'd have a decent trace of Prime's character guaranteed.

Unless it's like "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - man that's XTREEEEEME!"

Cliffjumper
2006-11-10, 11:07 PM
I do agree that if they were going for a quote (I still can't believe they made this permissable within the rules of the competition...), it should have been something a little more subtle, as you say something we could get a bit of a giggle out of without being obtusive... I can't think of a good example, but something a bit mad from "City of Steel" or something like that.

Is it me, though, or would "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" sound very clumsy as a line? Say it outloud, it sounds like, well, you're reading a motto off a toy tech spec card.

And then there's the way you could argue that it's a bit hypocritical considering Prime's basically made it his job to kill someone whose political views differ from his own ;)

stoltobot
2006-11-11, 12:36 AM
How is it possible that Carl from Norristown, PA was the only person in the whole competition who had the genius idea to rip off the quote from Prime's tech spech?

I like the second one because it sounds a bit terminator-esquer in that maybe Spike is teaching the Autobots a bit of human slang. However all these lines are pretty gay and would hardly work in spoken dialogue.
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Grandmaster Shockwaeve
2006-11-11, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Cliffjumper:
Is it me, though, or would "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings" sound very clumsy as a line? Say it outloud, it sounds like, well, you're reading a motto off a toy tech spec card.

I thought it worked well in Beast Wars... but only because of Megatron's response.

Heinrad
2006-11-11, 02:06 AM
Gee, I really should look at the movie website more...... If ripping off lines works that well, why not paraphrase Tom Hanks from Dragnet?

Prime: "All right, Megatron. It's just you, me, your lug nuts, and this neutron ram." -insert sound of neutron ram powering up-

inflatable dalek
2006-11-11, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Cliffjumper
I do agree that if they were going for a quote (I still can't believe they made this permissable within the rules of the competition...), it should have been something a little more subtle, as you say something we could get a bit of a giggle out of without being obtusive...

I'd have gone for "And now I shall blow myself up over this computer game"* myself.









*Yes, those were his exact words.

Mikotron
2006-11-11, 03:14 PM
Maybe most of these got voted for because they already have recordings of Cullen saying them.


And no one used any swear words in these entries.

Maybe whitwicky will say "oh ****, what do we do now?"

Meihall
2006-11-11, 05:52 PM
A simpsonism woulda a been better, megatron and the cons are destroying generic american city prime has no energon to stop them, DOH!!!!!

Cliffjumper
2006-11-11, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by Meihall
A simpsonism woulda a been better, megatron and the cons are destroying generic american city prime has no energon to stop them, DOH!!!!!

How come you're not actually writing film scripts with wit and talent like that?