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Triple Takeover

Post by Sixswitch » Sun Dec 23, 2001 9:19 pm

I got this episode from the TFArchives a few weeks back, and could hardly believe my eyes.

I was hoping to see the triple changers kick some rear (Blitzwing is one of my favorite Dcepticons), but instead, they were made to look like prime idiots.

I mean, kidnapping a football coach?
Giving a few trains personalities?

And what's with the poor animation of some of the episode.

I also have gripes with the stupid transitions (the metalic looking screens that show up when the 'camera' changes viewpoint). They make the whole episode look disjointed. Is this only on certain versions of the cartoons, or in all of the episodes in that series. I noticed it in this episode, and in Prime Target (which also sucked), but didn't notice it in Secret of Omega Supreme.

OK, rant over.

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Post by ThunderCracker84 » Sun Dec 23, 2001 9:55 pm

Well, the silver screen that you see is because the version of the ep you have is G2. The G2 cartoons were shown in the early 90's and really sucked.

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Post by Redstreak » Sun Dec 23, 2001 10:05 pm

This is also the only episode Skids appeared in(and he didn't even get a line). It doesn't do justice to Blitzwing at all; he's so much better in FFOD.

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Post by Reflector » Sun Dec 23, 2001 10:10 pm

Originally posted by Redstreak:
This is also the only episode Skids appeared in(and he didn't even get a line).
Wrong twice. First, Skids also appeared in Quest For Survival. His line - "Robotic insecticide?"
Second, he did have a line in Triple Takeover. "We'll stop 'em at the ten yard line!" Sounded much similar Tony Danza, unlike in QFS.

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Post by Sixswitch » Sun Dec 23, 2001 11:55 pm

Thanks for clearing that up guys. Much appreciated to know that there was a reason for the shoddy effort.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Mon Dec 24, 2001 7:44 pm

Yup, it was one of the episodes which I foudn to be the biggest let-down... I mean, as well as some rather crappy animation, you've got the assertion that you can crush four Transformers, smack 'em all together into a big chair [and here's a real Masterstroke from that arse Scrapper: let's leave Prowl's gun in his hand!], then simply take them all back apart and rebuilt them... There's the aforementioned stupidity from both Astro and Blitzwing [did he really not see the whole Constructicons-forming-Devastaotr bitch-slap coming? Dumbass of the Month Material that], some of the very worst renderings of vehicle modes in the series [that's pretty bad], the changing seekers who usually include Starscream, Blitzwing's annoying-as-f**k third person speech ["More points for Blitzwing!"] and a climactic fight which just doesn't make any sense.

I give this episode a 3.1757276451235241647125601380765870163458076
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5018264501246578013645 and made the screen go all long in one foul swoop...

EDIT: Well, it saved S-Ghost doing it on one of his "must mod forum" trips... y'know, the ones where he bumps some topic which hasn't been posted in for a week, then lock s it Image Image

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Post by Redstreak » Mon Dec 24, 2001 8:03 pm

Originally posted by Reflector:
Wrong twice. First, Skids also appeared in Quest For Survival. His line - "Robotic insecticide?"
Second, he did have a line in Triple Takeover. "We'll stop 'em at the ten yard line!" Sounded much similar Tony Danza, unlike in QFS.

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I haven't seen Quest for Survival but once, and haven't watch Triple Takeover in ages(I try to avoid stupid episodes, hence why I haven't watched much of the series period lately...).
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Post by Silly Cow » Wed Dec 26, 2001 6:21 pm

Personally, I liked Triple Takeover. So, the animation sucks and the characteristics are entirely wrong. It's funny. I laughted. That was enough for me.

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Post by LordSixshot » Thu Dec 27, 2001 12:47 am

Originally posted by Silly Cow:
Personally, I liked Triple Takeover. So, the animation sucks and the characteristics are entirely wrong. It's funny. I laughted. That was enough for me.

"Astrotrain couldn't lead rats to garbage can." Superb.

I am with you there. I would say Triple Takeover is one of my favourite US episodes, I laughed at something that was intentionally funny for a change. You know the:

Megatron: "You're either lying, or stupid."

Starscream: "I'm stupid! I'm stupid!"

bit. One of Starscream's best lines.

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Post by sprites touch » Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:18 am

don't diss triple takeover, it shows prime at it's best, he has airconditioning Image
until FFOD neither blitzwing nor astrotrain show any briliant moves,and most of S2 tries to introduce so many charecters, that alot of them get mistreated.
The fight at the end is amuzing, Megatron for once shows why his the leader (because the writers want him to be).

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Post by Silly Cow » Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:14 am

Originally posted by sprites touch:
until FFOD neither blitzwing nor astrotrain show any briliant moves
The God Gambit showed Astrotrain at his best. It would be hard to believe that the same Astrotrain who tought of pretending to be a god to enslave a planet-full of people, tried to recruit an army of trains. That's why I don't consider Triple Takeover so canon, just a comic bit. And a good one, I might add.

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