The Prime. I shall get more into who, and what he is at some other point. Oh he (though perhaps ‘he’ is not the correct term… ) is not always connected to wherever he happens to be connected to just now. The Prime does have legs, should he desire to use them, but most of the time, he… IT really, enjoys being plugged into the Universe…
And yes, he has two fingers and an opposable thumb.
- Optimus Prime among growing victims of art park vandals (mysouthwestga.com)
- Best Transformers Commemorative Edition G1 Optimus Prime Price Comparisons (wuyqjmnh.wordpress.com)
- Meet The New Optimus Prime, Same As The Old Optimus Prime (badassdigest.com)
- Transformers’ Bumblebee Camaro and Optimus Prime Spied Near Movie Studios (rumors.automobilemag.com)
- First Look at New Optimus Prime Truck in TRANSFORMERS 4 (geektyrant.com)
- Optimus Prime Gets A Redesign For ‘Transformers 4′ (moviesblog.mtv.com)
- TRANSFORMERS 4 Set Pics & Videos Feature Rusted COE Truck; Is It Optimus Prime? (comicbookmovie.com)
- ‘Transformers 4′: First look at the new Optimus Prime (kinda) (insidemovies.ew.com)
- Optimus Prime is at Main Street Garden Right Now (blogs.dallasobserver.com)
- Spotted Online – Optimus Prime with Roller Review at 16bit.com (battlegrip.com)
Built by Eden Rhys…
*Clarification: When I say none-humanoid, I mean a mechanical being that does not attempt to mimic human behavior or is not able to procreate sexually but are assembled on a manufacturing line. Morningstars are Robots after all, (in the original sense) but so to is this Deaths Head and Falcanian ThunderStrike battledroid. Just lesser beings compared to their Morningstar cousins.
You may notice, these mechanical creatures have heads but not ‘eyes’ (they have sensor plates) or mouths, even though they can speak. That’s on purpose.
Created as a reboot of the Casshern franchise, Casshern Sins tells the story of a world where robots subjugated humanity after becoming self-aware. Their leader, Braiking Boss, ruled over the world with an iron fist. One day, a mysterious girl named Luna is summoned by the people, in order to bring the salvation of mankind. Fearing her as a potential threat, Braiking Boss sent three of his most powerful cyborg warriors to dispose of Luna: Casshern, Dio, and Leda. Casshern, the strongest warrior, manages to track down and kill Luna. However, this triggers a cataclysmic event which sets into motion the end of the world. Hundreds of years later, the world’s atmosphere is filled with poison, and, due to the inability of most remaining humans to reproduce, as well as the constant threat posed by the robots, humanity is on the brink of extinction.
Robots fare little better, fearing death as much as humans do: the poisonous environment quickly causes their mechanical bodies to rust and corrode, forcing them to constantly replace their damaged parts, if spare parts in good condition can even be found. In this wretched time and place, Casshern, who had disappeared following the assassination of Luna, returns with no memory of who he is or what he had done. As he embarks on a journey to find out the truth about himself, will Casshern discover his true purpose and destiny?
This has to be one of the greatest animes, EVER!
I’d caught the tail end on Toonami probably a year or two ago. Recently I was looking for a Robot focused movie to watch and had a vague recall of an anime about a desolate Earth populated by dying Robots.
The art is gorgeous! The story is compelling.
Now many of the Robots are humanoid and seem to have both mechanical and biological traits, there’s even a Robot child. Though there are also many none-human looking ‘bots who really want to eat Casshern so that they might gain immortality and put an end to the Ruin.
This is actually giving me new ideas about my Morningstars as well! Be sure to watch this, you won’t regret it.
- Robots with Brains; Russian Tycoon Revealed Timetable Through 2045 (hngn.com)
- Top 3 Reasons Why I Love Anime (animevice.com)
- Robot Building Lab (birthdayinabox.com)
And its having an unintentional adverse effect upon what they’re turning out.
Star Trek Into Darkness suffered from this after it came out. Part of the problem was the needless SECRECY which was destined to cause some people to be disappointed with the end product no matter the revelations. There were far better ways to market Star Trek Into Darkness then being all coy about who the villain was.
That was actually part of LOST problem, such grand expectations that the series finale became a letdown and to a lesser extent it happened with Battlestar Galactica as well. No resolution to BSG would have pleased everyone. In that case I was glad Ron Moore went with his gut…
For those of us paying attention, we already knew “John Harrison” was Khan Noonien Singh. Being coy about it did not enhance the movie and might have even hurt the films bottom line. A more straightforward – Rematch between Khan and Kirk marketing scheme probably would have worked out better overall.
Moreover I think the secrecy helped raise undo (and unachievable) expectations of the movie.
And I am seeing much of the same thing going on with Man of Steel.
The thing of it is. Both these movies can be perfectly awesome, yet still not be perfect and I think hype has caused people to expect (flawless) perfection. Not just with these two films, but entertainment in general: Books, Movies, TV Shows…
*Mark my words: Game of Thrones is destined to be the next letdown whenever it ends its run. I see it with the third season already. Not because it actually sucks, but because its been so hyped.
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s True STAR TREK Villain Identity Revealed! (geektyrant.com)
- Star Trek Into Darkness Brings Villain Into Light (fallsintowriting.com)
- J.J. Abrams Created an Alternate Scene to Preserve the Secret of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (slashfilm.com)