Feigning normality since 1973
Cars of the Future!
Filed in: Transformers.
Between seasons 2 and 3 of the original Transformers cartoon, the show lept some 20 years ahead and therefore took place in the futuristic year of 2006. Since 2006 was The Future, humans had spaceships and space stations. Most of the stories tended to be set on planets other than Earth, only a few depicted Future Earth, and fewer still showed vehicles.
In "The Burden Hardest to Bear", Marissa Faireborn drives this car, which more resembles some kind of dodgem.
This single-seater features gull-wing doors, a roof-mounted laser turret (presumably it's an Earth Defense Command staff car), what appears to be jet engine sized exhausts, and an indeterminate number of wheels. Mind your head getting out.
Earlier in the episode, we also get a look at a train of the future. Check out the fins!
Unfortunately that's all we get in that episode - the streets of Tokyo are devoid of cars during the climactic battle.
Meanwhile, in "Only Human", crime lord Victor Drath's limo looks like this:
Once again, gull-wing doors, because the future is about bashing your head every time you get out of your car. I'm not sure what that weird-ass spoiler is for, nor the vaguely cow-catcher thing under the front.
Also, emergency vehicles:
Yes, the police have flying cars, and there's a flying ambulance too.
Aaaaaand later on there's a bus... of the FUTURE!
And that concludes our look into the vehicles of 2006!
Posted March 5, 2009 8:07 PM
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