The series focuses on the adventures of Bumblebee; having damaged his memory chips, he and Windblade must recover his missing memories in order to help him remember his mission on Earth. ... See full summary »
When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists... See full summary »
The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.
Ian James Corlett
Following the death of Optimus Prime, Megatronus claims the Enigma of Combination and the Matrix of Leadership for his own. Now he seeks the Requiem Blaster, intent on harnessing the power ... See full summary »
The great war has ended. Unicron has been defeated, the Decepticons have fled and the Autobots are victorious under the command of a new leader. In the midst of the celebrations, the ... See full summary »
The Autobots Alliance was formed on Earth by Optimus Prime and his Autobots to protect the human race from the Decepticons. Through discovery, interactive training and visual education, the... See full summary »
Miko was made a Japanese exchange student because the writers originally wanted to produce an episode in which she, along with her Autobot partner Bulkhead, travel back to Japan. As this episode idea was scrapped, the importance of her being of Japanese origin never comes up in the finished series, only for one short scene where she briefly talks to Jack about her life in Japan. The fact that she would have to go back to Japan once the school-year's over isn't touched upon, despite her eagerness to stay with her newfound friends being a very important part of the story. See more »
In a handful of episodes when the map of the United States is shown on the Autobots' monitor screen, the state of Louisiana is placed inside Texas, and there is a gap where Louisiana should be. See more »
The Japanese dubbing turned the originally solemn and serious series into a more jovial children's cartoon show. Some of the characters were given funny-sounding voices and a lot of comical chatter was added to the dialog. A few characters were re-imagined completely - for example, Airachnid turned from a vengeance-fueled sadist into an over-the-top love-obsessed stalker of teenage boys. The moody orchestral theme-tune was also replaced with an upbeat pop song. Further, season 3 in its entirety was ignored by the Japanese dub, and the big cliffhanger from the second season finale was also removed. Instead, an entirely new mini-series titled Transformers: Go! was created to replace season 3. The reason for all these changes is that in Japan, the Transformers franchise is regarded strictly as children's property, and the serious tone of the cartoon's original American version clashed greatly with this perception. See more »
I find this series to be a great take on the Transformers universe. Both Autobot's and Decepticon's are greatly equal in strength, and it has a more realistic atmosphere with being darker than the previous Universes.
The voice acting is done wonderfully, and it's great to see Peter and Frank in their original roles. Something that G1 never had was the power that this one does. Of course, we know being an 80's cartoon for kids, there were obvious set backs for that reason. Some debate on the fact that Prime isn't a kids show, but I believe with the world today, it suits well for children to realise consequence and death, and it's a bonus for us older fans.
Visually, I think this series has it all. Great designs, and great CGI (for a cartoon). The character development is well portrayed, and, of course, they link back to their original 80's personalities.
Overall, I think it's by far the best series up to date, aside from G1--but that's because it's the ultimate classic.
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