After enjoying the first two episodes of Machinima’s Titans Return, feast your optics on an interview with the voice cast’s legendary Peter Cullen in which he talks about a certain Autobot leader’s core values, shares more about that character’s evolution and even reflects upon favorite scenes:
What is one thing you look for in an offer to play Optimus Prime that makes you say, “Yes”?
It’d be no surprise to say that [it’s] the consistency of the character. As long as the character is the original, then it’s a go. If it varies from it, without good reason or explanation, then I would … I’ve never had to say, “No,” but I would if it didn’t meet those prerogatives.
What’s [your all-time] favorite moment or scene as Optimus?
I would probably have least-favorite scenes. [laughs] I would include, the most important one, when I did the death scene. The other ones are doing all the screaming, yelling, blood-throat scenes; those are my least favorite. My most favorite scenes, which they don’t do enough, are when he’s written to express compassion and understanding. They never really want to express that level of Prime, which I thought was his most important, valuable trait.
Check out the entire interview here, then sound off on the 2005 boards!