The Flash Episode 3.13 “Attack on Gorilla City” BARRY AND TEAM TRAVEL TO GORILLA CITY AND FACE GRODD – When Jesse Quick (guest star Violett Beane) informs the team that her father (Tom Cavanagh) has been abducted, Barry (Grant Gustin), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Cisco (Carlos Valdes) and Julian (Tom Felton) voyage to Earth-2 on a rescue mission to save Harry from Gorilla City. As they trek through the forest, Barry and the team are immediately captured and brought to Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov). Grodd tells them he needs their help to stop Solovar (voiced by Keith David), the leader of Gorilla City, as Solovar wants to invade Earth-1. Meanwhile, back on Earth-1, Jesse and Kid Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) hit the streets to stop a metahuman that can control gravity, with H.R. and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) guiding them from S.T.A.R. Labs. Dermott Downs directed the episode with story by Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Aaron Helbing & David Kob (#313). Original airdate 2/21/2017.
I never liked how in the other series (mostly os and ov) upgrades voice was just bens voice, but just all techno-y. Like the other aliens had a different voice actor and everything, but upgrades was basically just ben. I'm glad he's got someone else voicing him now, and david sobolov of all people lol. What are your thoughts on upgrades voice history?
I’ll be honest, I gotta agree. I feel like it was really weird to hear a 10 year old’s voice come out of a big walking amorphous metal and tech. I do like the sound effect they gave him to make him a bit more robotic and alien (OS making it sound muffled as if it were coming out of a speaker, while OV made it more like they were weird scifi sounds). A part of me likes David Sobolov voicing him cause he’s got an intriguing voice, however I’m just not sure it really strikes me as a voice I’d give to Upgrade. Overall, Upgrade is still my ma boi!
and of course, I always like to remind people on Canada Day of the wonderful Canadian talent we have within the Transformers franchise :D (a lot more than I previously realized! look at this list!! I just hope tfwiki is correct on all these lol)
Garry Chalk (*born in England but grew up here)
Tara Strong (VA for tfa Sari Sumdac, Slipstream, Strika, Red Alert)
Michael Ironside (VA for tfp Ultra Magnus)
David Sobolov (VA for tfp Shockwave)
Maurice LaMarche (VA for rescue bots Chief Charlie Burns)
James Raiz (comic artist who has worked on Dreamwave stuff and a few TF spotlights)
and, if sources are correct, then I think the VAST majority of the voice acting for both Beast Wars and Armada/Unicron trilogy [english dub] was done by canadians!! sweet B)
I’m sincerely sorry if I forgot to mention anyone!!
So, not gonna give a full Botcon report yet, but I needed to post this while it was still fresh.
At the Casino Night dinner, myself, vickiannecrane, and blackout501st plopped at a table with a random smattering of fellow attendees. While I was away getting food, one of the other people at the table happened to see David Sobolov, the voice of Shockwave in Transformers Prime and Depth Charge in Beast Wars, looking like he had nowhere to sit down. So, low and behold, I come back to find Mr. Sobolov at our table, chowing down. He chatted it up with us for the entire night, which was great fun in and of itself.
The best part, though, was that I was coerced to do my Waspinator impression for him, after he was told that I was an aspiring voice actor. He was impressed enough with my performance that he gave me his card and offered to give me some coaching and tips over Skype.
Which, you know, made my year. And then the guy took a photo with my goofball self.
Botcon is awesome. Thank you, Mr. Sobolov, for hanging out with us and for giving me an opportunity I am not going to waste.