Thoughts on Transformers: EarthSpark

The new cast.

Thanks to SDCC, we have another look at Transformers: EarthSpark , including the vocal cast. We even got a new trailer! So go ahead and give it a watch before we get into the good stuff.

-It’s Alan Tudyk, not Peter Cullen, as Optimus Prime this go-round. I don’t know exactly how I feel about this: I can’t help but wonder if Paramount is hedging their bets a bit in case the show runs longer than expected. Mr. Cullen is getting older and Paramount might have feared they would have to recast the role.

-Cybertronians are common knowledge on this Earth. I want to know why.

-I want that spread “Might of the Bumblebee “. It would make a great wallpaper for my phone.

-Yes, that is Elita-1. I’m actually happy as hell to have that verified. She became one of my favorite characters in the Netflix trilogy so I can’t wait to see her again.

-Yes, that is a black family. Do yourself a major favor and don’t go anywhere near the Facebook comments; what little faith you might have in humanity will evaporate rapidly.

Yeah. Plenty of “Wokeformers” and “We didn’t ask for this”. Apparently, a lot of these fans forgot about G1 Jazz and Blaster being voiced by a black man, or the very wheelchair bound Chip Chase, or Spike’s girlfriend Carly being a student at MIT, or Sari Sumdac from Animated, or Carlos from Armada or, well, I could go on but I think you’ve got the point. There’s been diversity in Transformers before. But it looks like a slagload of so-called fans completely missed that. Or they ignored it.

Representation matters. The world isn’t made up of only white people. Even I know that! But good luck telling these guys.

Whatever. The angrier these “fans” get, the more I want to see this. It’s going to be a long wait for the premiere. 🙂


About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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