'Transformers' Trailer Has Us Wondering What Historic Events Would Have Been Like With Giant Robots

The new "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" trailer has hit the Internet, giving viewers a first look at the third installment in Michael Bay's robot-vs.-robot franchise. The trailer is surprisingly light on the AWESOME explosions and robotic violence that will no doubt comprise 90 percent of the film, instead subtly setting up the movie's premise: that 41 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were sent to the moon not to collect space rocks, take soil samples and come up with clever one liners ("One small step..."), but to investigate a mysterious crash landing on the orb's dark side. What they found there was a ginormous wrecked spacecraft that was piloted by a mammoth, as-yet-unidentified robot (we're thinking Alpha Trion, one of the 13 original Transformers).

Transformers throughout history

The trailer got us to thinking. Our planet's history over the past 50-60 years has been quite an interesting one, filled with devastating wars and world-famous weddings, free-spirited concerts and sad farewell performances, inspirational speeches and the equally inspirational tearing down of walls. Sadly, all of our world's watershed events share one thing in common: a distinct lack of giant robots.

But inspired by the "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" trailer's rewriting of the first moon landing, we've gone ahead and re-imagined what history would have been like if, say, Bumblebee had taken in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Optimus Prime had gone mud-sliding at Woodstock and Jetfire had accidentally interrupted the Beatles' last live public performance. Hey, if Forrest Gump can put his face print on history, so can the Transformers.

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