Main Transformation Sequence Discussion

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08:38:57 PM Oct 27th 2012
edited by DarkStorm
I think there's really many different types of transformation sequences shoehorned into this page:

(1) Stock sequences, such as used in anime and Western shows (e.g., Sailor Moon, Ronin Warriors, Filmation's Shazam - both live action and animated - He-Man, Drak Pack, etc)

(2) Pseudo-Stock sequences, where they're refilmed for each episode but similar enough that they're familiar (mostly live-action shows, like 1970s Wonder Woman, the Incredible Hulk, or even Wonder Bug, but also in some cartoons like Danny Phantom)

(3) One-use or even one-way transformations that are simply drawn out (like Gremlins or American Werewolf in London), and sometimes not even that drawn-out (like the brief descriptions of Discworld werewolves).

(4) Slow transformations (e.g., the Fly remake, Winni Allfours, or "The Catwoman From Channel Six") that probably shouldn't be on this page at all, but that one.

You could even add....

(5) One-use transformations that are obviously meant to parody (1) and possibly (2) - they're essentially stock footage that's never re-used. (South Park, the "Dexter Family" Mech in Dexter's Lab, etc)

There's also shows that were a mixture (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends had both stock sequences and equally-long newly-animated transformations for Iceman and Firestar).

Should this page be Soft Split? Is there need for a Repair Shop article?
12:53:29 PM Jul 31st 2010
Deleted the picture- it wasn't a very good image in terms of representation, and it had a giant white spot in it for some reason. Open to replacements.
05:57:21 AM Aug 1st 2010
This article definitely needs a GIF.
04:12:47 PM Nov 6th 2010
Is the current picture from a real episode? I don't remember it. If so, which one?
06:50:00 AM Jul 31st 2010
edited by SabreJustice
Hmm... for some reason I love this page, but the description is one of those long, rambling, disjointed ones that's obviously been written and added to by many different people. So I think I might try to sort out the various stock types of sequences:

...that's the main ones. Does Make My Monster Grow count?
12:51:57 PM Jul 31st 2010
Yes, it does. That's much more readable than the article is at present, so I went ahead and integrated it.
05:59:16 AM Aug 1st 2010
Thanks. But I was hoping to seriously cut down the article intro and the 'monstrous' transformation was meant to cover the 'demonic' one, since they're basically the same thing and there don't seem to be many strict examples of that last one outside of a select few shows.
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