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View Poll Results: Do you like the modern drome?
Totally, the original was better to the new ones 7 70.00%
Yes, new ones aren't as good but I still like them 2 20.00%
No, original is ok but new ones are an improement 0 0%
Not at all, new ones are great, you're nostalgic 0 0%
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Old 10-28-2017, 04:57 PM   #1
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Has the Technodrome become generic looking?

The technodrome that inspired the name of this forum was this machine meant to instill fear into anyone who saw it and of alien origin coming from Dimension X.

It was re-designed for Turtles Forever into a Death Star looking generic sphere after the "upgrades" which eliminated its iconic look. However since then the other appearances of the drome have kept that look for the most part, the Nick show and the PD movie bot had it being a sphere that floats with just a generic laser as the "eye". I can't comment on IDW since I haven't read it but the one picture I found online while it does try to have the iconic eye at the top it still looks mostly generic.

I remember when TF aired people praising the look as it was "modernizing" the drome since the original looked "dated/80s" but I never saw it like that, I saw it as alien and very different from any other "evil" weapon while the new one has nothing to set it apart. Those are my thoughts, but what about yours?
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:03 PM   #2
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Here's the Technodrome in the 2k3 series after Ch'rell re-modeled it:

Here is the Nick Technodrome's the Kraang used:

And of course here's the classic Technodrome:

But the original classic Technodrome also appeared in the Nick crossover episodes with the original Turtles:

I think the original look is still the best.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:49 PM   #3
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I guess you could say the newer designs are more generic, but the old design was kind of a joke, it's not exactly shocking that they changed it.
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Old 10-28-2017, 05:57 PM   #4
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The Nickelodeon one looks most extraterrestrial.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:52 AM   #5
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The original is far superior to other versions. Don't get me wrong, the other versions do a good job at looking alien but the Technodrome is supposed to be a massive military tank from an alien world but that design shows that better.

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I guess you could say the newer designs are more generic, but the old design was kind of a joke, it's not exactly shocking that they changed it.
I don't personally see how it's a joke. I mean yeah you can make the TF Raph joke that it's a giant golf ball but it looks alien enough and totally menacing.
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