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GWC #171: Transformers (2007)

We catch up with the 2007 live-action Transformers movie in preparation for this week’s Transformers 2 premiere! Highlights: we discuss the movie’s awesome soundtrack, point out the movie’s awesome demostrations of the practical aspects of transforming, discover just how cool a homie Bumblebee can be, learn that Chuck is sadly underinformed re: Australia, note that […]


GWC #170: Transformers The Movie (1986)

Up this week: The 1986 Transformers animated movie. Features: We discuss the movie’s unique soundtrack, note the underwater Heavy Metal tribute, guess what Transformer mall stores might be like, love on Grimlock, mourn the loss of Optimus Prime, enjoy the rise of Rodimus Prime, tear into what it takes to be a real leader (and […]


GWC #169: Transformers Primer, Part II

Today we finish up our Transformers primer, heading into the 1986 movie next. Highlights: we discuss new-Transformer acting prowess, place GoBots and RoboTech (including one special crossover) in context, wonder about Daniel’s mother, point out that Transformers do age, get into Arcee and Elita One specifics (and lack of Madonna cones), talk Transformer sex (yes, […]


GWC GWC Podcast #168: Transformers Primer, Part I

Join us as we (well, mostly Sean) offer some insight into what makes Transformers a great source of sci-fi stories. Highlights (brought to you this week by Audra): We discuss some of the origins of the Autobots and Decepticons and why they become vehilces/dinosaurs/animals, talk loyalty and what it means in the Transformers universe, explore […]


Geeks = New Action Heroes?

Move over big, burly tough guys. You’re being replaced by “skinny, awkward, and studious looking” A-listers — the next generation of action heroes, according to the UK’s Telegraph. Citing up-and-comers Shia LaBeouf (Transformers, and of course the new Indiana Jones) and Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer), the Telegraph says younger actors appeal to a younger audience, […]


We Named the Dog Sparkplug

The new Transformers series seems to be taking a lot of guff for being either too stylized and Flash-based or too “kiddie” for its own good. I am — and shall continue to be — a staunch supporter of the show because, well, I just have a lot of love for those of the Cybertronian […]


Blackarachnia Trades Up

Paul Goebel over at TV Squad popped a trivia question this morning that got me thinking. The question? Who did Blackarachnia fall in love with? The answer’s easy: Silverbolt. But there’s a lot more to the story. The short version is that Blackarachnia was originally a Maximal but was stolen (so to speak) by the […]


GWC Direct-To-Archive #2

Join us as we rewatch and discuss the live-action Transformers movie the same day it released to DVD and HD-DVD. Highlights: we review the historyand various story lines of Transformers, geek out over slow-motion battles, question the meaning of life and the concept of DNA-based computers (and Furbys), love on Michael Bay, enjoy the embarrassment […]


Honey, It’s Optimus Prime On The Phone — For You!

I’m normally not a fan of marketing schemes like this — but this one is easily the coolest thing I’ve run across in many days. Once I heard, “Chuck, this is Optimus Prime…” I didn’t give a damn what they do with my information. I’ve already bought the DVD anyway. It’s just totally worth it. […]


Bad-Ass Transformers Costumes

So I ran across this posting from The Lonely Toaster on the forum about Transformers costumes. I was super stoked about it, but I after I saw it I realized that I’m really not as imaginative as some of the folks in this video. In fact, I’m not even in the running. Take a look […]


Transformers DVD/HD-DVD On Shelves Today!

As you’ve probably heard, we’re big fan’s of Michael Bay’s live-action Transformers movie. We’ve seen it a few times in the theaters, but tonight we get to check it out in the comfort of the GWC lair, firing up the theater (and subwoofer) for some ground-pounding robot-saving-the-world action. That’s right: the movie hits shelves for […]


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