Monday, October 04, 2010

TF3 at Kennedy Update

Transformers 3 continues to film at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Thanks to site readers we have a little bit of information and webcam images of some of what was done today. Filming started this morning at the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) with the Autobot vehicles spotted outside the building.

Sideswipe noted that observers thought it seemed like the plan is to have the Autobots communicate with Discovery. The Rotating Service Structure stage for Discovery was delayed to Wednesday night so if plan to film Discovery, that will have to occur on Thursday. Some noting that if the shuttle is a Transformer it should have a female voice since shuttles are traditionally referred to by NASA as "she". Around 3pm EST, he reports that filming moved to the Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) where the shuttles are prepped for the craft's next scheduled launch with the Endeavour and Atlantis currently being staged.

As for the images provided by Sideswipe (he also posted some on the NASA forums), they seem to show a man in a wheelchair having a meeting with a general or possible NEST members in the VAB. It is unclear on the specifics. I don't think it is a flashback sequence for a rumored 1960's story angle mostly because of the SUVs in the background. Thanks to Sideswipe for the info and pics and Richard for the forum link.

10 comments:

  1. The Wreckers10/04/2010 8:49 PM

    Wasnt there a guy from g1 in a wheel chair

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  2. yeah, his name was chip chase

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  3. Almost looks like Simmons in the wheel chair and Alan Tudyk (sp?) wearing a neck brace beside him. Could they have been injured in a fight with some cons?

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  4. Well, that's a G1 homage, although a darker one than I would have expected...

    Who knows, maybe this could be a good sign that the film will be a hit (although a guy in a wheelchair is never a good thing, no offense to those out there who are)

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  5. Agreed, it is highly possible it could be Chip Chase, according to the G1 Transformers wiki. A really smart dude who's close friends with Sam, helps out the Autobots by improving on their technology and creating the Dinobots with Wheeljack, and just happens to be in a wheelchair... hey, anything can happen, but it seems very plausible. He's also cameo'd in the Transformers video game according to the wiki, hey you never know! :)

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  6. Anonymous said...
    10/04/2010 10:50 PM

    Does it seem so, perhaps an accident with their car? I don't see the Mayback

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  7. maybe they're communicating with a ship or station in space who's looking at or under attack from soundwave? a giant approaching spherical object (unicron)? many incoming objects? im excited

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  8. Are we going to see the space station turn into Omega Supreme? That would be so AWESOME!

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  9. sent the webmaster some links of the wreckers on site. Wonder why we've only seen them and no one else yet.

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  10. Ya know I never thought of that, Space Station as a Transformer possibly even Hubble. Heck they could even pull in the Russian Soyuz as a TRansformer, probably would be a Decepticon lol

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