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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Astrotrain with sound clips and images.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday we have a VC for the Transformers VC section and this time its for one of the Decepticons namely one of the more disgruntled members of the Decepticon army. (In which in fact it sometimes lets just say seems like Astrotrain can be willing to dabble in Starscreams plans if you know what I mean.) Anyways this will be one of those VCs in which we will be doing the same character so for those whom are annoyed by the "Which version do you prefer" Transformers VCs well this is pretty much not one of them. In the original series he was voiced by Jack Angel in which you can tell that the show was using some Robotic Vocal effects for the role. Granted the show CAN do robotic vocal effects well (as Frank Welker's classic performance as Soundwave is fine proof of that) but I do feel a little uncertain about what they have tried to do with Jack's Astrotrain voice. In retrospection while doing the effects at all wasn't necessarily a bad thing I do feel that the show applied them a bit too thick sort to speak. (To give you a clue what I mean I do somewhat prefer how Jack's voice went in the movie in which while the vocal effects were still there its not quite as blatant.) But then again I suppose the show tried to add those effects in so it wouldn't sound too familiar with certain other voices Jack Angel did. However while the voice was a slight mixed bag, Jack's performance as Astrotrain was pretty good though as it does reflect well on how Astrotrain is a bit disgruntled on how he is the Decepticon's designated transport. Its not one of Jack Angel's best performances but its certainly not a bad one though.
The only other time Astrotrain ever made a voice acted appearance was in the Japan-only 2003 Transformers game for the PS2 in which Alex "Jazz" Easley took over. And in all honesty I find Alex's performance for the role to be quite... average overall really, granted its kind of generic but I suppose it is kind of admirable on how Alex did try to make the role his own though. While the voice acting for this game was never all that well received I admit I don't think it was that bad though but as for Alex's performance as Astrotrain is somewhere in between as its not one of the best performances in that game but its not one of the worst either. Overall neither one of them are really bad but I am going with Jack Angel a bit more here.