Just Talking With Parris Lilly (About Transformers)

This week Parris Lilly and I catch up on Parris’ adventures at E3 along with Gamertag Radio’s noteworthy interview of Phil Spencer. Additionally, we talk at length about the Transformers. From the original cartoon, to the animated movie (1986), to all of Michael Bay’s efforts – there’s a lot to get to. Enjoy!

You can also follow Parris on Twitter @vicious696, at gamertagradio.com, and filmtangent.com.

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Optimus Prime Surfing

In preparation for the new Transformers debacle this weekend, I decided to delve into the source material that everyone claims was ruined by Michael Bay. Obviously the only real preparation for a nearly 3-hour long explosion is ear plugs, but I started watching the original Transformers cartoon yesterday to see what all the fuss is about. And let me tell you: this is weird.

Seeing the inspiration for set pieces, hearing one-liners that were used in the scripts (there were scripts for the new movies, right?), seeing this stuff in reverse is surreal.

I plan to watch the animated movie (1986) before the weekend is up and chat about all this with frequent podcast guest Parris on Monday. Until then, I’ll leave you with this:

Yes, that is Optimus Prime surfing a tidal wave.

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