(This interview was originally recorded during the summer of 2006)
I recently had a chance to speak with the Autobot leader Optimus Prime about the upcoming movie “Transformers”
Jason: So what is really going on with the “Transformers”? Are they really more than meets the eye?
Optimus Prime: Well take a look for yourself…….well?………What do you think?
J: Yes, that is impressive. Now could you please put some pants on?
J: So what is the movie about?
OP: Well, those of you who were fans of the original series will be pleasantly surprised. The new movie will be a musical.
J: I am surprised, but not pleasantly so.
OP: Just think of it! All singing, all dancing giant robots!
J: It all sounds a little terrifying. So how will the Transformers “transform”, if you will? Will there be a lot of CG effects?
OP: Oh no, not in this movie. Michael Bay thought it would appeal to a larger audience if there was no transforming at all. He said that all the shape-shifting would only confuse people. Plus, all of the costumes were made out of old appliance cardboard boxes.
J: So the movie really shouldn’t be called “Transformers” then. It should just be called “Formers”, right?
OP: That’s correct.
J: Yeah, thanks for wasting my time.
OP: No wait! All of your old favorite characters will be in the movie. Sideswipe, Starscream, Herbie!
J: I think Herbie was in a different show.
OP: No, wait! Not Herbie. I meant Benji.
J: Well I think that will about do it. Thank you for your time, Mr. Prime. I’ll be home watching the original series on Beta.
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