So there we are watching the final episode of Transformers: Cybertron that the Tivo snagged and at about 14 minutes in the goddamn Tivo seems to have recording at 2x speed and dropped the audio.
Absolutely no idea what happened but the only episode I really actually ever wanted to watch and it was ruined by evil technology!
Let's face facts here. Hasbro really really really was grasping at straws when they wanted to make Cybertron a "3rd part" connecting it to the Armada-Energon duo. There's just no connection and yet they want kids to think there is for some reason.
I don't understand Hasbro sometimes. Honestly, I think they have people with MBA's making decisions based off of "market research" or some other nonsense when honest to goodness common sense is more than adequate to base some decisions on.
Kids, the primary audience, don't give a shit if Cybertron is part of a trilogy or not.
Ok. So thankfully the Tivo didn't mess up at the point where the most awesomest thing in the fucking world happens...
The streetlight minicon that appeared in the very earliest episodes transforms to bot mode!!!
And not just jump into his bot mode he gets a full-on overdone transformation sequence with logo!!!
It is the only moment in 52 episodes that I truly and utterly said "THIS IS A TOY IS FUCKING WANT!!!" and I think I actually yelled it out at the screen.
Some adult I am.
And the traffic light even has some insane over-the-top dialogue too!
It was a beautiful loser geek moment.
And then... the Tivo messed up.
I briefly saw, through using slow motion, the desperate Kicker scene and "Armada" kids scene to try and tie this story into Energon and Armada.
And that got me thinking.
If Hasbro (or whatever powers that be) had them animate that little bit why not animate an entire frigg'n extra episode (or even scenese) that fleshed out the supposed trilogy??!?!
Yes. Animation costs money.
But damn, anime has enough "cheaper" ways of presenting content and it would have validated the thin attempt to connect the series better.
I guess I'm just a pussy for wanting the fiction to have some actual quality effort put into it above and being "lip flap synching" by the American translator/writers.
Maybe this new series will offer a little of that Beast Wars goodness.