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Old 2001-12-03, 06:17 PM   #1
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Smile Once again boys & girls; Dark Awakening!

There hasnīt been at least for month a topic about Dark Awakening, so...

I had forgotten how good it actually is. Even without the element of surprise, itīs powerful episode. Characters are... characters. Galvatronīs retreat is for once reasonable/acceptable, Rodimusī character is developed (and later forgotten ), quintessons feel like a real threat etc.

What struck me this time, was that thereīs a feel of war there; casualties (cannonfodder plus perhaps Powerglide), anger, thirst for revenge. If you didnīt know this was a childrenīs cartoon you wouldnīt actually know the outcome

If the upcoming(?) Transformers: Armada just would be something like this episode. Itīs been rumoured it could be darker than earlier series. Iīm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Old 2001-12-03, 06:48 PM   #2
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Itīs been rumoured it could be darker than earlier series.
Beast Machines is dark. Really dark. Don't think you can easily beat that..

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Old 2001-12-03, 09:41 PM   #3
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I'll go along with that. Beast Wars was as dark as something very dark indeed coming at you with an axe in a dark alley.

Well, maybe not THAT dark, but it was just as well, as I needed to change my trousers anyway.

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Old 2001-12-03, 09:57 PM   #4
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Hey, G1 was dark!

What about Swerve takin' it on the chin! That was downright gruesome!

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Old 2001-12-03, 09:59 PM   #5
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G2 was dark... very very dark...

BM was let down by the fact that some of the animation was straight out of Tom and Jerry...

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Old 2001-12-03, 11:20 PM   #6
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Dark Awakening was one of the few nicley animated Eps in season three.

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Old 2001-12-04, 12:34 AM   #7
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Dark Awakening's animation isn't actually much better than most of the third series, but that's not the point. It's the best Transformers episode. Ever. Period. the only bad thing about Antoni Zalewki's two episodes are that they make the rest seem even worse... Also while I agree the Beast series were dark, they were nowhere near as downright subversive as Dark Awakening - we're talking the guy who was at the time kids' #1 hero coming back from the grave as a zombie and trying to kill everyone. That's pretty mad for a kids' TV show.

And didn't Swerve take it on the skull, rather than chin?

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Old 2001-12-04, 01:21 AM   #8
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*Crunch* thats what happened to swerve

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Old 2001-12-04, 03:53 AM   #9
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It's the best Transformers episode. Ever. Period.
In YOUR humble opinion...

It can't rival "The Ultimate Doom", but then that's mine...

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Old 2001-12-04, 04:36 AM   #10
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In [Cliffjumper's] humble opinion...
I'm seeing a flaw in your deductive reasoning here, Ghosty...


 
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Old 2001-12-04, 01:14 PM   #11
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I'm seeing a flaw in your deductive reasoning here, Ghosty...
I'm not! You've just given in to the pervasive thinking of "I'll tattoo whatever Cliffy says into my back, including Da Tovarisch"! Weakling!

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Old 2001-12-04, 05:23 PM   #12
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Old 2001-12-04, 05:30 PM   #13
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Just as I thougth, topic this interesting will surely stay on topic

Whatīs the other Zalewki's episode?

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Old 2001-12-05, 04:32 AM   #14
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His other ep was "Auto-Berserk," featuring the Nega-Vator and Red Alert going crazy.

And yes, Dark Awakening was the best G1 episode ever produced.

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Old 2001-12-06, 12:18 AM   #15
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All season three has a darker side to it. You have mad galvy, quints(who give us the background of the TFs as household apliances rather than a free race), the Cons fighting for their survival(no more megs schemes).
Dark awakaning is defenetly the darkest episode, aside from the movie I think it's the only one with confirmd deaths on the good guys side.

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Old 2001-12-08, 11:48 AM   #16
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Sadly season 3's darker aspects were outweighed by the fact that most of the cast were only there for cheap laughs...

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Old 2001-12-10, 01:55 PM   #17
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You know, Magnus doesn't like it when you talk about him like that.

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Old 2001-12-10, 06:57 PM   #18
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Magnsu and Springer were the only post-Movie 'Bots who eren't pricks, till the Technos turned up.

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Old 2001-12-10, 11:28 PM   #19
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But what about Tailgate? And Swerve? And Hubcap? And CLIFFY?!?

Man, if we're looking to the MINIBOTS for the likeable guys, we're in big trouble...

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Old 2001-12-10, 11:59 PM   #20
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Whatīs wrong with Skylynx? I rephrase; Skylynx wasnīt all bad. I found his alt modes and attitude amusing.

After Iīd been waching those season two episodes for months I was happy when Brendan (TFarchive) finally got to season three. There were so many bad episodes in season two where they made many of my old favourites complete morons, that I didnīt care when they started simplifying characters I was less familiar with. I quess thatīs the reason I canīt share your hate towards these post movie bots.

One more reason to watch TV as a kid and start reading only when older

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