Episode 52 – Interview with filmmaker J.C. Reifenberg



Following our Transformers: the Movie extravaganza, I sat down with filmmaker, cinematographer, producer, and friend J.C. Reinberg to talk about the film, why it is a classic, it’s legacy, the current state of Transformers films, and so much more. If you are in the Los Angeles area, please swing by J.C. restaurant, Scum and Villainy Cantina, in Hollywood for a great time where you will feel right at home. It’s also the home of a podcast J.C. works on, Fatman on Batman Fatman Beyond.

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Episode 51 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 2



Our 50th episode extravaganza was so big, we had to put it into episode 51 as well! We pick up after Starscream’s death, where the focus shifts from the old characters to the new and continue to break down the story, the storyboards, and the legacy of the 1986 film Transformers: the Movie.

Our All-Star lineup features old and new guests alike:

Aaron, Ryan and Caleb from Autopod Decepticast: http://www.autopoddecepticast.com/

Filmmaker J.C. Reifenberg of Scum & Villainy Cantina and Fatman Beyond: http://twitter.com/svcantina

Seth Everertt of Hall of Justice Podcast, Forbes.com, and Sports with Friends: https://twitter.com/Seth_Everett

Chris McCloud from The Full Force Podcast: https://thefullforce.podbean.com/

Alan Young of ToyBoxComix: http://www.toyboxcomix.com

Gabriel Owens, the Salty Seaman: https://www.youtube.com/recharge138

Eric Crownover from Nerdy Geek Talk Network: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA7a2ph9Pyz3DsowrjkI0Dw

Ben Yee from Ben’s World of Transformers: http://www.bwtf.com

John DeLuna and “Headmaster” Don from Radio Free Cybertron: http://www.tfradio.net

Rob London from Stasis Pod: http://www.iaconunderground.net/series/stasis-pod/

Mike Seibert from Mike Seibert Radio: https://soundcloud.com/mikeseibertradio

Dave Deceglie of Rob Boss & D-Squared Productions – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP84U4J-8ac

John Levengood of FourX11gd: https://www.youtube.com/FourX11gd

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Episode 050 – Transformers: the Movie (1986) pt. 1



It’s our 50th episode celebration! And no better way to do it than with the centerpiece of transformers media, the 1986 animated film, Transformers: the Movie. We have an All-Star lineup of guests planned and so much content that we had to split this coverage across multiple episodes.

Guests joining us for this part of our celebration:

Ben Yee from BWTF.com

Brian Kilby from Radio Free Cybertron tfradio.net

Jeremy and Darryl from Transmissions Podcast transmissionspodcast.com

Jason Kirk of Podvocacy podvocacy.com

Jen and David from Stasis Pod Podcast iaconunderground.com

Jim from Respect the Prime distortionprod.com

Robo Rob Springer from zonebase.org

Soundjack from Soundjack Rambles/Steel City Bots https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCFuivideD8z7E01RL1zIMQ

…and we have many more for part 2. But join us as we kick off the look back and celebrate 50 episodes of Transformers University.

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Episode 049 – Meet the Cast of Transformers: the Movie (1986)



We delve into the cast of the original Transformers animated film, Transformers: the Movie. Find out which Hollywood legends voiced the characters we’ve come to know and love alongside some of the greatest Voice Actors of their generation. Watch the video version on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/tfuinfo

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Episode 048 – Find Your Fate, Junior – Books 4-6



We’re determining our own path as we cover the Find Your Fate Junior books; this time around it is “Earthquake,” “Desert Flight,” and “Deception Poison.” Lots of fun paths to choose and some gruesome deaths along the way. With special guest Gabriel Owens, The Salty Seaman.

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Episode 047 – Marvel UK Issues #42-50



In this episode we cover 3 more storylines exclusive to Marvel UK: Crisis of Command, The Icarus Theory, and Dinobot Hunt.
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Episode 046 – Scramble City



We kick off 1986 with the first original video animation made exclusively for the Japanese market entitled, “Scramble City: Mobilization.” We’ll also take a look at the stop-motion version and the one characters introduced in the story before seen anywhere else.

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Episode 045 – 1986



We enter into one of the most pivotal years in Transformers history as we take a look at the world surrounding the brand in 1986.

Special guest appearance by Gabriel Owens, The Salt Seaman: http://www.youtube.com/recharge138

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TFU News & Views – Episode 025 – Bumblebee (2018) Movie Review



Ant saw Bumblebee and tells you why you should see it, too! The episode starts with a non-spoiler take on the film before giving you plenty of time to put this episode aside as he delves into the spoilers and Easter Eggs contained in Travis Knight’s work.

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Episode 044 – The Legacy of 1985



Like an explosion from Mt. St. Hilary, Transformers ingrained itself in the cultural consciousness in 1985. Our look into this gigantic year for the brand comes to an end as we look at the touchstones laid out, the impact the 1985 toys and fiction have had on future years, and some opportunities still left untouched.

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