I can't wait to read the book. I also recommend picking it up with Dan's other book "Drowned in the Grenadine" which is a semi-autobiograpical fiction book about an actor in Hollywood trying to make comeback. Well that was a nice little read. Wooo, finished Lance Henriksen's a few days ago and need something new to read while sitting here being a sicky! And rewatch Aliens with my new appreciation for what went behind Bishop.
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Not so much about Lockdown, but he was mentioned. Yeah, besides Meiko, R2D2 Bee is one of the few off-putting things about the show and Raf being able to understand Bee for no apparent reason doesn't really add much to either of their characters for me. Mannnn wouldn't it be nice to have Mr. Gilvezan do Bumblebee's voice for Tf: Prime? Would be a lot nicer than the Beep beeep noises he makes. Greyley December 23rd , am. Nexus Prime December 22nd , pm.
Billzilla December 22nd , am. G1Wheeljack December 21st , pm. Well looks like I'll be getting this book sooner than I thought! Infosaur December 14th , am. Did he do War For Cybertron? That sounded like a pretty good G1 voice. VAwitch December 13th , pm. TuEstPwned December 13th , pm. This just went to the top of my Xmas list. Moonscream December 11th , am. Sam then witnesses Bumblebee transforming into robot mode and reports it to the police, who believe he is on drugs. Bumblebee returns to Sam house to come get him but he ran away from him which resulted a chase through town.
After Sam gets attack by Barricade, Bumblebee came to his and his crush Mikaela Banes , who followed Sam, rescue as was able to get them away. When Mikaela criticizes the poor condition of Bumblebee's vehicle mode, he scans a passing Camaro Concept and transforms into the same model. Bumblebee then drives Sam and Mikaela to an alley where they meet the other Autobots as they properly introduced Bumblebee, due to his voice being damage in battle, to Sam and tells him that he is his guardian also they explain why he talks through the radio.
They return to Sam's house and retrieve the glasses, but a secret government organization, Sector 7, arrests Sam and Mikaela. The Autobots attempt to rescue them but Bumblebee is captured and taken by Sector 7. There he is tested and tortured by the Sector 7 scientists using electric shocks that appear to hurt him.
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Sam eventually negotiates his release. Bumblebee survives the massive battle at the film's climax, although he loses the use of his legs after helping Ironhide deflect missiles from Starscream. With Mikaela's aid, he is able to rejoin the battle supported by a tow truck later confirmed to be the Autobot Longarm , and destroys Brawl. After the battle, Bumblebee is fully repaired and asks to stay with Sam and is granted permission from both Sam and Optimus Prime.
He is later seen alongside Ironhide, Ratchet, and Optimus watching the sunset while Sam and Mikaela recline on his hood at the end of the movie. Bumblebee is voiced by Mark Ryan in the films, but he mostly speaks with his radio, having had his voice processor damaged though his actual voice squeaks and whines laboriously through much of the movie.
He also speaks with quotes from television shows and movies, in a way similar to Wreck-Gar from the film and season three of the G1 cartoon series. Screenwriter Roberto Orci explained Bumblebee regained his voice through the regenerative laser Ratchet fires at his neck as they meet, and it eventually works its magic by the end of the film.
He agreed this was not made clear. It was said that making Bumblebee mute was to show that his bond with Sam went beyond words. Bumblebee also appears in the film's sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. When a fragment of the AllSpark inadvertently turns the kitchen appliances in Sam's home into feral robots, Bumblebee intervenes to save him and his family.
In doing so, he nearly destroys their house. He still uses his radio to speak, despite his vocal processors being repaired in the first film. However, he does respond half-way when Sam tells him to get in the garage by saying "whatever. Because of the incident at the Witwickys' he is also forced to leave their garage. Soon after Sam begins his semester at college, Bumblebee follows him and tries to alert him to the Decepticon Pretender named Alice that is following Sam.
As both Sam and Alice are riding inside Bumblebee, the Autobot attempts to warn Sam through his radio. Having failed at this, Bumblebee intentionally brakes hard multiple times and throws Alice around the interior in an attempt to damage the Pretender. Bumblebee then proceeds to spray lubricant over Alice, thereby embarrassing Sam and forcing Alice to flee. As they mourn for Optimus, Sam tells Bumblebee that he has failed the Autobots, but Bumblebee tells Sam through his radio, While the twins have a sibling argument resulting in a fist fight inside the ruins of Petra which supposedly houses the Matrix when everyone thinks it is a dead end , Bumblebee breaks them up and tosses them out before seeing their fight.
But once seeing the Tomb's entrance after the Twins' brawl reveals it, Bumblebee helps the humans enter it by blasting the rest of the wall off. During the final confrontational battle, Sam and Mikaela inadvertently spring a trap set by Rampage who uses Sam's parents as the bait. Bumblebee stays hidden from Rampage's sight, allowing Sam to put Rampage in a spot where Bumblebee can initiate a surprise attack. During the subsequent fight Ravage attacks him from behind and jumps on his back.
After a brief struggle, Bumblebee gets a hold of Ravage and literally tears him apart with his hands, allowing him to finish off and kill Rampage. With Sam's parents free, Sam tells Bumblebee to take care of them, thus removing him from most of the final fight. After Sam is killed by Megatron, Bumblebee arrives with Sam's parents and sees Sam's body on the ground, he is heartbroken, overcome with sadness and stricken with sorrow, believing that he has failed in his duty to protect Sam, but is overjoyed to see him return.
Bumblebee is among the remaining Autobots at the end of the film. In Transformers: Dark of the Moon , Bumblebee no longer lives with Sam and goes on other missions with the Autobots such as dismantling an illegal nuclear facility in the Middle East. This is the first time the stealth force upgrade is shown in the movie. When Sam arrives with Carly, Wheelie and Brains, Bumblebee saves them from the soldiers taking them captive. Bumblebee is reassigned to protect Sam and moves back in with him.
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While trying to protect Sentinel Prime, Bumblebee and the other Autobots are betrayed and attacked by him. Sentinel brutally kills Ironhide, but Bumblebee manages to escape. After Sentinel forces the Autobots' exile from Earth, Bumblebee sadly says goodbye to Sam, but reunites with him in Chicago where he helps him rescue Carly and kill Laserbeak. After Sam kills Starscream, Bumblebee saves him and Lennox from a great fall.
Bumblebee is captured by Soundwave and is nearly executed in front of Sam telling Sam "We gave them a hell of a run" after Barricade executes Que before Wheelie and Brains save him at the cost of their own lives, allowing him to break free and attack Soundwave.
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Bumblebee battles Soundwave while the other Autobots fight the other Decepticons and proves more than a match for the Decepticon spy-master, even managing to kill another Decepticon during the fight. Finally Bumblebee knocks Soundwave off-balance with a shot to the leg, knocks his sonic cannon from his hand and uppercuts his plasma cannon into his chest, firing at the same time, destroying Soundwave's head and killing him. Bumblebee fights Sentinel alongside the other Autobots and humans; he is no match for him, but avoids injury.
Bumblebee survives the battle and gives Sam a bunch of gaskets to use as rings while playing wedding music after Sam and Carly admit they love each other. Though Sam says to Bumblebee that he's thinking too fast. He replies by 'saying', "I'm just trying to help out. Bumblebee returns in Transformers: Age of Extinction. He has a new vehicle mode, a modified Chevrolet Camaro, before he scans a yellow Camaro and turns into a Chevrolet Camaro concept, because of this his robot mode has been changed as well and resembles one design of Bumblebee from the Generation 1 IDW comics.
In the end of Age of Extinction , Bumblebee assumed the Autobot leadership and protecting the Yeager family as Optimus blasts off to space along with the Seed, finding the mysterious Creators. Though Bumblebee mostly can't speak in the film and still relies on radio communication, he is shown to be able to express limited speech but in a more high-pitched voice, possibly meaning his voice box is healing.
Bumblebee returns in Transformers: The Last Knight , as the last appearance of this incarnation. In the former, he now displays the ability to separate and reassemble himself during combat, as shown when he battles the TRF soldiers in order to protect Cade. He also regained his voice during his battle with Optimus Prime. After Optimus Prime regains control of himself, Bumblebee and the rest of the newly allied Knights meet up with the rest of the Autobots. During the final battle, Bumblebee is shown with Hot Rod flying in a ship and is attacking Megatron and his forces.
At one point, Bumblebee shoots at Infernocus, a Decepticon combiner, and is shot down. After they go weightless, Bumblebee shoots Nitro Zeus in the back of the head. Finally, Bumblebee sneaks up behind Quintessa and shoots her, supposedly killing her. Bumblebee is last seen getting ready to leave Earth to restore Cybertron with the Autobots. Bumblebee is a primary focus in the spin-off and prequel movie Bumblebee , where he is the titular protagonist albeit he is designated as B for the first part of the film.
He first appears on Cybertron along with other Autobots, including Optimus Prime. As the Decepticon battalion overwhelms them, Optimus Prime forces a retreat and tasks B with traveling to Earth and establish a base for them. As he attempts to flee from them, he is ambushed by the Decepticon Seeker Blitzwing. When B is subdued, Blitzwing demands the location of his fellow comrades, but he pledges to "never talk", prompting the Seeker to rip out his voice synthesizer.
Despite this, before Blitzwing can execute him, the Scout jams one of the Decepticon's own missles into his chest before blasting it, killing Blitzwing in the detonation. With his memory cells severely damaged, B scans a nearby Volkswagen Beetle before entering stasis. Brought back in vehicle mode to a junkyard, he is eventually found in a boatyard by a teenage girl named Charlie Watson, who unwittingly activates a homing signal that reaches 3 Transformers on a moon of Saturn: Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick as well as the Autobot Cliffjumper.
The 2 Decepticons decide to come to Earth to hunt for B instead before killing Cliffjumper. Charlie is able to get the Beetle working after some time and she drives the car home after her uncle gives it to her as a birthday gift. Back in her garage, she is attempting to fix the Beetle when a part falls out from its undercarriage, B abruptly transforms after Charlie shines her light on his mechanical face. After discovering he is as afraid of the girl as she is of him, she compassionately converses with the Autobot, naming him "Bumblebee" after hearing the warbled buzzes and beeping noises he makes.
The following day, Bumblebee is taught by Charlie to maintain his cover in a secluded beach, who tells him he should always assume vehicle mode unless they're alone. Bumblebee is also later discovered by Memo, a boy who has a crush on Charlie and is sworn to secrecy by her. After going on a few humorous adventures with the humans, Bumblebee is eventually discovered and captured by Sector Seven, along with Shatter and Dropkick.
He is later brought to an air base where he is tortured by Shatter and Dropkick about the Autobots. They activate a holographic message in the scout of Optimus Prime intending to retreat to Earth with the other Autobots. Shatter and Dropkick resolve to in turn send a message to the Decepticons on Cybertron to invade Earth before they leave a critically injured Bumblebee for dead. He is then revived by Charlie who uses Sector Seven's high voltage guns to do so, restoring his memories.
After escaping Jack Burns and his unit's attempts to hold him back, Bumblebee resolves to set out to stop the Decepticons. Upon reaching the tower where Shatter and Dropkick are, he makes Charlie hide before engaging in a fierce battle with Dropkick in a dry dam area.
After a rather lengthy battle, Bumblebee uses a chain entangle Dropkick before yanking it to shred him apart, destroying him, while Charlie makes her way to the tower by climbing a nearby crane. When Jack Burns and his men arrive to try and stop Shatter as well, she shoots down their helicopter, but Bumblebee is able to catch it in time before it can crash, saving Burns' life. Charlie manages to deactivate the Cybertronian homing beacon on the tower, causing an enraged Shatter to pursue her.
However, Bumblebee stops her from doing so, but is himself pinned down by the Decepticon. He blasts a nearby dam wall, causing it to give way and flood the dam. Bumblebee sinks into the waves while Shatter is crushed against a ship, destroying her as well.
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Charlie dives in to save Bumblebee and the pair eventually reach the surface. Afterwards, Charlie and Bumblebee head to the Golden Gate Bridge where she tearfully bids goodbye to him as she knows the scout has a greater purpose on Earth. Before driving off, Bumblebee scans and transforms into a Camaro that resembles the Camaro seen in the film. He then rendezvouses with a Red Freightliner truck on the bridge, revealed to be Optimus Prime in disguise.
Meeting properly in a forest, Prime congratulates Bumblebee, assuring him that the Autobots have a future thanks to his efforts. The scout asserts his new name while witnessing more Autobots arriving on Earth. Ironhide goes outside to deal with Bludgeon, while Soundwave ambushes Bumblebee from inside. Bumblebee is easily thrown down by Soundwave. Bumblebee tries to fire a shot from his shoulder gun, but Soundwave redirects the acoustic energy back at him.
Bumblebee deduces that he cannot deflect several rounds at once, and begins rapidly firing at Soundwave.
The Decepticon is not able to take in so much, and finally falls. Later, Bumblebee traps Soundwave in a magnetically sealed bubble in Cyber Missions 2. Bumblebee is a playable character, and is the most-used character in the Autobot campaign, where the character uses Bumblebee in nine missions in the Autobot campaign, out of the total He is playable in both the old and new Camaro cars. Bumblebee also appears as a boss in the Decepticon campaign, with a radial blast attack.
Bumblebee is among the playable characters in the Revenge of the Fallen video game by Activision. Although other playable Transformers in the game have several incarnations featured, no other versions of Bumblebee are playable. Towards the end of the ride, Bumblebee saves Evac from falling off a building after Evac kills Megatron with the AllSpark shard. Sam Witwicky finds Bumblebee in Bobby Bolivia's used car lot and they go on an adventure, while Scooter is the only thing cheap in the lot.
Bumblebee is portrayed as a fifth-generation Camaro. During the final battle of the Power Rangers film, the Red Ranger, while piloting his T-Rex Zord, accidentally steps on a yellow Camaro of a similar model as the live-action Bumblebee. He throws the car at an army of Putties and shouts, "Sorry, Bumblebee!
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Bumblebee appears in the Transformers Animated series in as a yellow hot hatch undercover police car scanned from a vehicle driven by Detroit Police Captain Fanzone. The character of Bumblebee in Animated is described as a hot headed racing young Autobot who likes video games, making him more akin to Armada Hot Shot than the original Bumblebee. He does however retain the traditional warm-heartedness and human-friendly attitude of the original due to his friendship with Sari Sumdac and Bulkhead. Although considered childish and self-centered by many of his fellow Autobots, Bumblebee shows a loyal and caring side for his friends, and can be considered protective of Sari Sumdac, to the extent of blocking shots, blasts, and missiles from harming her.
This was first shown in "Transform and Roll Out! Part 3" when he deflected a shot from Starscream that was aimed at Sari. The blast rendered him unconscious until Sari healed him with her Key. He is the kid-friendly character of the show. Bumblebee has a retractable face plate he uses when he goes into combat and a retractable weapon called "energy stingers" in both hands. He can use the wheels on his feet in robot mode as motorized roller blades. In the episode "Autoboot Camp", Bumblebee has flashbacks to his days as an Autobot trainee.
During training, he met Bulkhead, Longarm , Ironhide , and Wasp. The group was under the command of Drill Sergeant Sentinel Minor , who gave Bumblebee his name after calling him a "bumbler". Bumblebee would often say or do the wrong thing, resulting in the entire platoon receiving Transformation push-ups as a result, which made him unpopular with Wasp and Ironhide.
One day, Bumblebee heard someone communicating with Megatron. Believing the traitor to be Wasp, Bumblebee with help from Longarm discovered evidence in Wasp's locker. For discovering the traitor, Sentinel was prepared to give Bumblebee Elite Guard membership. However, Bumblebee gave up that chance by taking the rap for Bulkhead, who had previously knocked a building onto Sentinel, and was about to be removed from training, joining his new friend as a Space Bridge technician.
Bulkhead and Bumblebee were assigned to a Space Bridge repair ship under the command of Optimus Prime , along with Ratchet. Both he and Bulkhead were the first to encounter Prowl before he joins their group. In the series finale, during a rescue mission to save Arcee, who was on the moon, Bumblebee manages to settle the score with Shockwave before he and Bulkhead put him under arrest. After the Autobots learn of Prowl's ultimate sacrifice, they take the sparkless body of Prowl and the captured Megatron, Lugnut, and Shockwave to Cybertron.
On their arrival home, they are greeted and cheered on by the other Autobots for their victory over the evil and malevolent leader of the Decepticons. In this story Professor Sumdac attempted to create a teleportation system to get the Autobots to Cybertron, but an interaction with Sari's key ended up transporting Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Sari to Transtech Cybertron, where they met Flareup and his friends were detained by Shockwave while he was deemed not a threat. Bumblebee teamed up with transformer named " Joe " to help him and Flareup get their friends.
But after Joe exposed himself as a Megatron and uses Sari's key to create an army to begin a reign of terror, Bumblebee pointed out the world's bureaucratic nature that resulted in a mutiny. Afterwards the Autobots and Sari returned to their own dimension. In it, Bumblebee and Prowl apprehend the Angry Archer as the villain attempts to steal money from a used car salesman. In doing so, they reveal the holographic trickery of the Detroit superhero known as The Wraith. With the secret of his power revealed, The Wraith loses much of the respect he used to command in Detroit.
The Wraith attempts to stop Cyrus "The Colossus" Rhodes from escaping prison, but is unable to fool the villain now that the secret is public, forcing the Autobots to stop Rhodes and making The Wraith look foolish. The Wraith then attempts to discredit Bumblebee at a college football game by trapping the Autobot with a car boot and using his holograms to make a fake Bumblebee attack the stadium. Bumblebee eventually escapes and the other Autobots help capture The Wraith before having him placed in a mental institution.
Bumblebee is one of the five playable characters in the Transformers Animated video game for the Nintendo DS. In the Transformers: Timelines series, Goldbug is an evil alternate reality version of Bumblebee. According to his official biography, Goldbug was once a young drifter known as Bumblebee. He survived on the streets of Polyhex with no real purpose. He became skilled at sneaking around, stealing, eavesdropping and blackmailing. He eagerly joined the Autobots in hopes of finding a place to belong and where his unsavory activities would be tolerated. When the war began, Bumblebee showed extreme bravery in battle and often sought ways to be noticed by command.
In time, he worked his way up the ranks of the Autobots and when the Autobot Seeker Drench was destroyed, Bumblebee was offered an upgraded form and a new identity as Goldbug, to take his place. Goldbug is paranoid that one of his fellow Autobots will betray him and try to take his place, as he did to his former superiors. When the Decepticons attack the Ark launch site Blurr, Goldbug and Rodimus compete for who could destroy the most Decepticons, but thanks to Cliffjumper the Decepticon attack is successful.
He is among the Autobots who attack the Decepticons at the Arch-Ayr fuel dump. He is later sent to capture rogue Dinobots for the Autobots. He is part of the group that captures Swoop. Together they steal the Ark, evicting any crew members who are loyal to Optimus Prime before blasting off to Earth. The Ark then crashes on Earth. Goldbug is among the Autobots brought back online. He initially commands a small group of Autobots who find Rodimus.
Bumblebee is one of the main group of Autobots in the computer-animated series Transformers: Prime.
Bumblebee remains more playful than the other Autobots despite his lack of voice, and has come to rely on his speed as his most valuable asset in battle. Bumblebee is extremely similar to his movie counterpart, sharing the similar vehicle and robot forms, the same lack of voice, and his close relationship to a human boy. It is also revealed in the series finale episode "Deadlock" that Bumblebee's mouth was covered by a face plate vaguely resembling that of Optimus Prime's that helped him to create the alternative beeping noises he uses as his main form of communication throughout the series.
Later in the series he changes his color scheme by reversing the colors, resembling Bumblebee's original paint scheme in the Age of Extinction film. Bumblebee returns as the central protagonist of the sequel series Transformers: Robots in Disguise , with Will Friedle reprising his role. Set five years after the events of Prime , Bumblebee becomes the leader of a group of Autobots and they return to Earth to fight a new generation of Decepticons, when the re-emerge on the planet after a prison ship crash.
A constant running gag throughout the first season is Bumblebee's inability to come up with a decent command for his team to mobilize, in the vein of Optimus Prime's famous order to "roll out". Bumblebee retains a similar vehicle mode as he did in Prime , now a Chevrolet Camaro And in the films Bumblebee is a Camaro however, his robot mode has gone through a serious redesign. Notably retaking his original primarily yellow color scheme rather than the dominantly black one he took at the end of Prime. Bumblebee appears in the novels Transformers: Exodus and Transformers: Exiles.
Bumblebee appears as a playable character in the video game Transformers: War for Cybertron. Gilvezan collects his anecdotes and wistfully dishes them out without any obvious exaggeration for manufactured suspense. From beginning to end, Bumblebee and Me is only 53 pages of anecdotes. Pages 54 to 80 contain a cast list and an episode guide that more hardcore Transformers fans might find too familiar and less interesting. Less intense fans might appreciate the refresher course, however. As such, Bumblebee and Me is more of a taste than a full spread.
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