December 16, 2010

The Re-Animator / Transformers Connection

What do the Re-Animator films and Hasbro's Transformers franchise have in common? Right now, zombies and Hebert West himself.

FACT

Actor Jeffery Combs made a name for himself playing Herbert West, a medical student who brings the dead back to life in the Re-Animator films.


FACT

Actor Jeffery Combs currently lends his voice to the character of Ratchet, an eccentric medical bot on the new CGI cartoon show Transformers: Prime.


FACT

The five-part premiere for Transformers: Prime sees the use of Dark Energon to reanimate the lifeless shells of dead transformers into savage robot zombies. In a key scene, Ratchet (voiced by Combs) battles these zombies with Optimus Prime. Ratchet's advice? "I recommend dissection." Out pop some blades, and Ratchet (Combs) starts hacking up zombie bots. Embedded video begins with this scene.




CONCLUSION

TRANSFORMERS + ROBOTS + RE-ANIMATOR = AWESHUM!