Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Ark Addendum - Enter the Nightbird (part 1) and Ron Friedman Scripts

Another week, another Ark Addendum.  And just to sweeten the pot, I figured I'd throw in another one of the Ron Friedman scripts acquired collectively by the Transformers community.

Enter the Nightbird, a classic episode of the classic series.  Oh, how I wish I had the character models from this episode.  Sadly, I've yet to come across them, but I do have many of the background models,  featured here.

In a bit of an unfortunate parallel, the script that was in the binder of Ron Friedman material for this episode was also incomplete.  There were quite a few scripts that were missing pages, as it turns out.  We're only missing the last few pages, though.  Some other scripts were missing vast swaths of pages.

Partial Script for Enter the Nightbird: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?rpcpsy5rorb2728

I wanted to also take this opportunity to plug a related website, cartoonpaperwork.com.  Hosted by my friend David Thornton, who was spearheading the collection of the Ron Friedman Joe material, it's dedicated to bringing together collectors of Sunbow paperwork.  While I tend to focus on designs, he is more inclusive: scripts, storyboards, memos, all of that kind of stuff.  I think it's a great idea, effectively doing what we the Transfandom collectively did for the Friedman material but on a larger scale.  Check it out, and if you've got anything in your private collection that fits the bill, why not drop him or me a line and see if we can't arrange something.


D.M said...


Anonymous said...

Great oogly-moogly... it's the motherload. The bird may not have surfaced (yet), but if your a G1 fan, your cup runeth over. I guess I'll have to console myself with- what, five classic scripts, some pretty sweet model-sheets and a very cool link to even more stuff. Life is hard.

Transformers At The Moon said...

Some awesome stuff your friend has. Interesting to see Robotix since its coming back at the end of this year / next year under a new company.

I was talking to the the original creator / designer of the line from Milton Bradley a month or two ago, boy were they not pleased with what Hasbro did to that line. But that is for another time