QUOTE(Lucar-tron @ 24 February 2008, 17:09)
What I remembered so did Hector Ramirez appear in one episode of Tramsformers.
I don't agree. It depends on what instance you're thinking of, of course, but if it is the one listed on various websites, that Hector shows up
in Prime Target, then that claim is false, in my opinion.
The Transformers Archive has pictures of Hector from all four shows
, but while his looks are different from one show to another, the first three are clearly hispanic whereas the Prime Target newsreader is a typical caucasian. The first three have black hair and thin moustaches, while the fourth has brown hair and a thick, bushy moustache.
The most important difference however is that the first three were named journalists, while the fourth is an unnamed newsreader
. The first three were always
voiced by Neil Ross, while the fourth was voiced by (both) Frank Welker and John Stephenson (possibly due to script confusion). Theoretically the change could be due to Neil Ross not being called in for this episode (he doesn't do any other voices in Prime Target), but it's too little to base any evidence on.
That awful "Transformers Wiki" states that "Buzz Dixon claimed in an interview to have included Ramirez in a Transformers script, and 'Prime Target' is the only episode that fits the bill" (Prime Target
is one of two episodes that Buzz Dixon wrote, the other is Carnage in C-Minor
), and provides a link to said Dixon interview
. But if you bother to actually read
the interview, which the morons at the "Transformers Wiki" doesn't seem to have done, you see that Dixon says that he thinks "Flint Dille asked if he could use him in either a Joe or Transformers script, and after that many other writers used him whenever we needed a talking head in an episode". Dixon never says that he used Ramirez in Transformers himself (this is actually a strong indication against
it being Hector in Prime Target), he's not certain
that Dille asked it, and it wasn't necessarily even a Transformers episode!
Both the "Transformers Wiki" and the Transformers Archive articles also refer to a fact booklet released with Pioneer's Transformers 2010 DVD box set, written by Hirofumi Ichikawa, which identifies the Prime Target character as Hector Ramirez. Hirofumi Ichikawa? Big f-ing deal! That is not proof. Nothing against Ichikawa, but he's a Transformers fan
who's managed to rise to a position where he's got to write bios and stuff for Takara. This is no more evidence for anything in the original series than my articles for the Armada comic book back in 2003. Ichikawa is a Transformers fan, I am a Transformers fan, neither of us had anything to do with the original Transformers show.
The "Transformers Wiki" and Transformers Archive need to present better evidence than that.