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Transformers: Prime

Transformers: Prime

Transformers: Prime
First Aired (USA): October 10, 2010
Last Aired (USA): 2013
Home Video Release Date (USA): March 6, 2012

Seasons: 3
Episodes: 65

Franchise: Transformers
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SideBurn
said at 2:44 AM on Tue May 20 2014
Awesome design, story, and cast
TheLemsterPju
said at 4:26 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
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Random nitpick but I thought it would have made more sense if Silas was put into Nemesis Prime's body rather than Breakdown's.

1. Not to brag about my ideas, but it's an ingenious idea to have a faux Prime on the side of the Decepticons. Think of how the tension would be for the other Cons to have eerie, distorted Optimus on board the Nemesis.

2. It would have been great for Silas' allegiance to last more than one episode. Megatron was pretty quick to suspend him for the failure of his laser satellite plan. It should have went like with Dogpound and Shredder. Dogpound fails his mission, but still proves to be useful, and at times doesn't return to his master in complete failure.

3. This makes Breakdown's death more pointless and cruel. Nemesis Prime was built up as this big threat, even Miko mentioning in the episode the possibility of Silas being inside NP, which would have made for great foreshadow.....*sigh*

It's still a great show, but I still have my problems with the creative decisions at times. :(
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 5:00 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@TheLemsterPju I won't go into a detailed rant (yet), since this isn't the best place for it (that's where the TFP thread comes in), so I'll just stick with "I LIKE THE WAY YOU THINK", Lemster.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 5:14 PM on Thu Jan 30 2014
@TheLemsterPju All very good and legit points. The only one I'd debate on is the second one. Because in theory, Megatron would only want not just the best Decepticon troops, but also the most LOYAL. Clearly, he did not trust that C.Y.L.A.S. was either worthy enough to take proper place among the ranks, nor would he trust him to stick with the Decepticons for good and not betray him.

Not to mention that the laser satellite plan was probably the only thing of Cylas that Megatron would find to be useful (unless M.E.C.H. uncovered something of truly GREAT worth). He kept Knockout around was because he provided medical care for his troops and Dreadwing because he proved to be both loyally devoted and an efficient warrior. Plus, after Starscream's solo sketch during Season 2, he wanted to keep a closer optic on him. And the reason I believe why he keeps the Eradicons around is because they'd DARE not to oppose him. Airachnid is the only one I'm not sure as to why he kept around. She had trouble spelled ALL over her.

That's just my theory anyways.
Anicomicgeek
said at 11:39 AM on Mon Aug 5 2013
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I'm really gonna miss this show.
TheLemsterPju
said at 8:47 PM on Fri Jul 26 2013
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Best. Series finale. EVER!
Aussieroth
said at 8:26 PM on Mon Aug 5 2013
@TheLemsterPju And then there's the movie.
TheLemsterPju
said at 1:55 PM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Aussieroth Best. Movie. EVER! ;)
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 11:19 AM on Tue Jul 16 2013
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Just marathoned this show on Netflix over the past few days, and it's amazing. Yeah, there are a few plot devices here and there that I thought didn't come to satisfying conclusions, but the voice cast is amazing, the animation is spectacular for the most part, and I just couldn't stop watching it.

Starscream is now one of my all-time favorite Steve Blum characters. Daran Norris is in it, so that makes it even more amazing in of itself. Frank Welker's Megatron paired with the character's terrifying design actually creeped me out a few times, and Kevin Michael Richardson was given a character that didn't demand him to give a monotone "I am a godly strong big guy who's really tough, GRRR!!!" type of performance. Instead, Bulkhead let's KMR sound tough, funny, and likable which is something he excels at.

Man, for it's flaws, this show sure did work some miracles at the same time. Love it, it's going in my favorites!
Scooby-Dooby-Doo
said at 12:49 AM on Thu Jul 4 2013
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This series might just be the best Transformers show ever at this date and time in my opinion. The voice actors, the CGI animation, the story lines, the characters - all are absolutely amazing. Each character has their own distinct personality and some kind of back story. The story lines are beyond unbelievable. I will be terribly dreaded when the show comes to an end in the Fall.
Sideways77
said at 10:08 PM on Wed May 1 2013
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Man, this series has gone so far. Starting out fine and finishing in scrambles. Wasting totally fine characters and plots for no real reason.

Sad to say, but I'm happily awaiting Prime's end.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 12:28 AM on Wed Apr 17 2013
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Oh man, this third season. THIS. THIRD. SEASON. :D
Aussieroth
said at 10:51 PM on Tue Apr 30 2013
@TylerMirage Un....godly... BRILLIANT
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:12 AM on Thu Feb 28 2013
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You guys, set you calendars to March 22nd; TF Prime is back! :-D
RamWorkz
said at 2:32 PM on Wed Oct 31 2012
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shouldn't smokescreen be part of the main cast now?
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 2:34 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@RamWorkz one would think so.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:48 PM on Tue Apr 16 2013
@AustinTheVoiceKing He will be in time guys, calm down :)
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 8:05 AM on Mon Oct 22 2012
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The last episode may be just another recap episode, but damn if it wasn't funny. All hail Starscream!!! XD
moreprimeland
said at 2:52 AM on Sun Aug 12 2012
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Everybody excited for TFP's return, August 24th??? I know I am. :D
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:04 PM on Tue Aug 14 2012
@moreprimeland AWWWWWW YEEAAAAAA
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 11:57 PM on Thu Aug 16 2012
@moreprimeland I literally screamed "YES!!!" when I saw that. :-D
CLG
said at 11:43 AM on Sun Oct 21 2012
@moreprimeland im with you guys
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 2:29 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@moreprimeland Cant wait! It will be epic!
moreprimeland
said at 3:47 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
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Just love this series...and the direction of the story line..it gets better with each episode. The VA's are doing a great job and the CGI is beautiful. Can't wait to see what happens next!
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 2:42 PM on Sat Apr 21 2012
@moreprimeland You and me both, MPL. ;)
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 7:37 PM on Wed Nov 30 2011
Loving the new pics, guys! Awesome layout too!
SCP21
said at 7:58 PM on Tue Nov 29 2011
I love the new verified thing that is displayed. Love this show!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:50 AM on Wed Nov 30 2011
@SCP21

Yea, me too man! This will totally separate us from places like Wiki and the like since we offer proof of our credits now!
partymonster411
said at 7:38 PM on Tue Nov 29 2011
love the new pictures
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 2:49 AM on Wed Nov 30 2011
@partymonster411

Thanks! :)
purplekat
said at 9:27 PM on Mon Jul 25 2011
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I thought Airachnid sounded like Katey Sagal (Futurama,Married With Children,Sons of Anarchy). Thanks to this site, I was able to learn about the talented and beautiful Gina Torres. The voice actors don't get enough credit for making this show sooooo entertaining and successful. The dramatic, intense visuals & script also make this show really COOL & worth watching.
Crystalsage4
said at 10:43 AM on Sun Jul 17 2011
I think Wheeljack should be Sierra's Guardian
AustinTheVoiceKing
said at 2:31 PM on Sat Jan 5 2013
@Crystalsage4 hmmm, that would be interesting. Good idea!
Sarge Ray
said at 8:46 PM on Tue Jun 28 2011
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Okay, this does look like a cool show.

I WOULD like to see this type of take on Beast Wars, though...
Dark Kuja
said at 8:18 PM on Mon May 23 2011
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I wanna hear Frank Welker say "Decepticons... Transform and Rise up!!"
TheVengeanceKnight
said at 5:30 AM on Tue Nov 27 2012
@Dark Kuja You got your wish in the Season 2 finale. ;-D
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:34 PM on Sat Feb 26 2011
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Okay, so I was wrong about the whole death thing, but I was close. We DID get a "characters of the week". *sigh*
I read an article about the creators saying they weren't planning on adding too many new bots to the show due to the cost and time it takes to animate all the current ones. Basically 1 character is 3 characters; Bot, mid-transforming and vehicle.
I'm so confused now since 3 characters have come and gone with effort to create them and only have them appear in 1 episode :(
also, TFP's new take on Wheeljack was pretty cool.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 4:10 AM on Sat Feb 12 2011
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So they introduce cool badass characters just to kill them off in the same ep? when's our NEXT "death of the week" character :P
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:47 AM on Sat Feb 12 2011
@Foxwolf Wheeljack will be appearing in a future episode, so the odds aren't exactly in his favour...
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:50 PM on Sat Feb 12 2011
@NCZ lol. well, considering Ratchet is a scientist in this version rather than a medic, one has to wonder what Wheeljack's role will be.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 8:31 AM on Mon Feb 14 2011
@Foxwolf They have only killed two characters I hardly think that is a trend :)
NCZ (Admin)
said at 11:25 PM on Mon Feb 14 2011
I can guarantee that Optimus Prime will get killed off (and probably brought back) at some point. I mean, except for Robots in Disguise, he's died in literally every series (and in RID's case, that's because he was originally written as "Fire Convoy", and he only became Prime when the series was adapted).
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:43 PM on Tue Feb 15 2011
@NCZ Yeah I know what you are saying but I am going to go out on a limb and say he won't die in this one...
NCZ (Admin)
said at 1:43 PM on Tue Feb 15 2011
@OptimusSolo Good point. Maybe by now they'll shake things up a little and subvert our expectations.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 7:35 PM on Mon Feb 7 2011
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It has been confirmed that Transformers: Prime has been picked up for a second 26 episode season. In total we will at least get 2 seasons and 52 episodes now!! NICE
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 5:47 AM on Mon Feb 7 2011
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A new character named Skyquake will appear in the Feb. 11th episode!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 1:22 AM on Wed Feb 2 2011
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Yeah I saw that - I cant wait!
survivefan23 (Guest)
said at 8:26 PM on Tue Feb 1 2011
optimussolo they are also saying in Con Job Wheeljack will appear!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 6:50 PM on Thu Jan 27 2011
A new character named Skyquake will appear in the Feb. 11th episode!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 11:03 PM on Thu Dec 9 2010
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I loved what they did with Cliffjumper.

Did not find the kids annoying at all especially when compared to past human characters outside of G1

I absolutely LOVE what they are doing with Soundwave so far!!! But yeah bumblebee is stupid

I disagree though - none of them are really clones outside of Bumblebee - They are mixing WFC, Movie, Animated and G1 and most of them are pretty cool I think.

I know its not flawless but I am very pleased so far - If you want to discuss this further though the FORUMS are a much better place for long posts like these
tomi (Guest)
said at 7:54 AM on Thu Dec 9 2010
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After seeing five parted premiere, here,s my saying for what i saw: it was pleasent and promising, but certainly not flawless start:

+Atmosphere is rather dark, brooding and mature. Writers clearly wants to at least try to approach themes like brutality of war and wounds of loosing dear friend. This kind of dark edge, sadly enough, is very rare in kids tv these days, and to witness it in any form these days is great pleasure.
+Voice acting was top-of-notch, especially from returning Peter Cullen and Frank Welker, and Steve Blum as Starscream.
+CGI Graphics, save goofy looking humans, was pleasent to watch, and especially fights between transformers was cool( when will USA learn to make good looking human models like Asian/Japanese?)

-Cliff-Jumper was killed off too early: we never got good view on him as character, and i hoped he would,ve played at least some part on the story other than just Redshirt to be killed: although i have to admit, i was grieving after his demise.
-Kids got on my nerves: i found it frustrating how in otherwise heavy and mature story had to be partially annoyed by young punks, whom as-if tried to help but caused usually only problem: war is not kid,s-garden, and there is much more mature ways to show it than having sutpid children running around.
-Making Soundwave and Bumblebee mute WAS Not my idea!
-I am bit frustrated how they made some characters bit too similar to their previous incarnations, Ratchet being obvious clone of his TFA:Animated self: this is not most disturbing mistakes, but i was kind of hoping they would try refresh routes on bots instead just copying the past.

Regardless some nuisances, promising preview, hopefully they correct some mistakes on future episodes.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 7:26 PM on Sun Nov 28 2010
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Bulkhead's character certainly looks like a fill-in for Ironhide. Personality is pretty much the same. Hope he's not a replacement though.
pete
said at 10:04 PM on Mon Apr 8 2013
@Foxwolf I swear I read he was originally going to be Ironhide somewhere online.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:38 AM on Sat Nov 27 2010
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BTW I will be updating the page with new pics and sound clips as soon as I have some free time!
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:37 AM on Sat Nov 27 2010
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First two episodes were VERY VERY GOOD! Looking forward to whats coming next! If you missed them they replay on the 29th and are available on Youtube at the moment!
tomi (Guest)
said at 5:43 AM on Thu Nov 4 2010
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I am glad that Cullen and Welker return to their heir roles, but frankly, otherwise i would, ve like to see War For Cybertron voices return to their roles( like Kari Walgren and Fred Tatasciore) instead having to get newly casted upon. I also dont like idea of Bubmlebee becoming mute again( dont overuse ideas!).
I am however delighted to hear Steve Blum as Starscream: i am fan of his, hopefully he does better screamer than Regal did.
survivefan23 (Guest)
said at 8:50 PM on Sun Oct 10 2010
It's said this cartoon will air on The Hub in December of 2010. P.S. the Eradicon name came from The Hub's website.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:22 AM on Sun Oct 3 2010
Couldn't agree with you more Fox, but I still want to wait to see the show before I pass any judgements!
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 9:46 PM on Sat Oct 2 2010
I still don't see the need for a "stormtrooper/foot soldier" type character like these "Eradicons". It just takes away from ACTUAL characters, which there are hundreds to choose from.
survivefan23 (Guest)
said at 5:01 PM on Sat Oct 2 2010
I herd that the trooper's name is Eradicon
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:13 AM on Sun Sep 12 2010
1. You'll have to ask Optimussolo, since he's the one who owns the page.
2. Soundwave has no pictures and no confirmed voice actor at this point in time, so there wouldn't be much point in adding him.
terraspin (Guest)
said at 11:44 PM on Sat Sep 11 2010
ncz , i have a question , can you add Soundwave to the list because on Wikipedia it says that he will transform into a truck or a car ? He will appear in the cartoon.
nrg (Guest)
said at 5:16 PM on Thu Sep 9 2010
I herd that this cartoon will have a toyline.
terraspin (Guest)
said at 12:14 PM on Sun Aug 15 2010
That's because this is the first time since Energon that he doesn't share the same body as Bumblebee.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 9:39 AM on Sat Aug 14 2010
Yeah, I'm starting to warm up to it. Particularly because they remembered that Cliffjumper isn't just a red Bumblebee.
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 11:50 PM on Fri Aug 13 2010
I wasn't a fan of the character designs based on that teaser of Bumblebee fighting that Decepticon drone, but the other characters (esp Arcee) are looking cool.
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 12:42 PM on Fri Jul 30 2010
They gave a sneak peak look at the SDCC 2010.
terraspin (Guest)
said at 12:13 PM on Fri Jul 30 2010
Where did Optimus prime's and Megatron's voice come from?
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 3:29 PM on Wed May 5 2010
This is for the new show that will debut October 10th on the HUB. I will be adding characters and voice actors etc ONLY once I can confirm them for sure!


#1 favorite TV Show
for 9 members.

A favorite TV Show
for 65 members.
Latest Reason:

"This show was the best of Transformers"

- Blackwing2040
FAVE CHARACTER
Who's your favorite character?
Optimus Prime
26.9% (7 votes)
Starscream
19.2% (5 votes)
Soundwave
11.5% (3 votes)
Knock Out
11.5% (3 votes)
Ratchet
7.7% (2 votes)
Arcee
7.7% (2 votes)
Bulkhead
3.8% (1 votes)
Ultra Magnus
3.8% (1 votes)
Hardshell
3.8% (1 votes)
Shockwave
3.8% (1 votes)
26 Total Votes
VOICE COMPARES
Listen to all the actors who have voiced the following Transformers: Prime characters.
Megatron
Starscream
Ultra Magnus
Unicron
Bumblebee
Ratchet
Cliffjumper
Alpha Trion
Arcee
Smokescreen
Bulkhead
Wheeljack
Breakdown
Shockwave
Predaking
Dreadwing