Got another Conterview for you today! This one is a short one, because it’s one question taken out of a much larger Q&A session I got to have with the “Transformers: Prime” production crew. This one is specifically with Roberto Orci, who writes and/or produces pretty much everything geeky on television or movies today. I’ll be posting the larger interview in full (or as full as YouTube lets me ) tomorrow, because it’s like 24 minutes long, I had to split it up, and the render time involved means either you get this now and something later, or you get nothing now.
More Conterviews! I had a chance to talk to Gregg Berger, the voice actor who, amongst other things, played the leader of the Dinobots, Grimlock, on the original Transformers series. I caught him at BotCon, but don’t miss his next convention stops at Florida Supercon and Comic Con International in San Diego.
Ever since Maurice LaMarche established International Talk Like William Shatner Day, Kevin Michael Richardson‘s impression of William Shatner has reached near-legendary status. This has been made all the more frustrating by the fact that there never appeared to be any video of the man doing the impression anywhere. The only reference I could find to it online was that no one could find a video.
That is a problem no more.
I got to talk with him a bit at BotCon yesterday. One of the nicest actors I have ever met at a convention. Seriously, the line for his signature was moving slower than everyone else’s, just because he was making it not just a signature, but an experience. In any event, if you ever wanted to see a 300 lbs. black man doing a dead-on impression of Captain Kirk in the weirdest “Star Trek” episode ever, click on the video.
I spent today tweeting from BotCon in Pasadena. Amongst the fun stuff I did today — I found out about the new Transformers MMO coming out next year, and made my own robot using their creation engine. I played the new Transformers game coming out from Activision in a week or so. I got to shake hands with Optimus Prime himself, Peter Cullen. I had a fun talk with the coolest guy in voice over work today, Kevin Michael Richardson, and got him to do his Shatner impression, which will be up tomorrow. I had fun conversations with many geeks about Transformer. I got to talk with Grimlock. Truly, it was a great con experience.
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