A Simple Question

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by Una, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Una

    Una Well-Known Member

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    What is the main plot of the Transformers: Prime series?

    =)

    EDIT: This is not a flame thread. I posed this simple question to get an answer because I was having a good discussion with one of my friends who watched the show and we got confused. That's all.

    Now I regret making it. =(
     
  2. jackgaughan

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  3. bumblebot98

    bumblebot98 Banned

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    Uhhhh....
     
  4. Stygimoloch

    Stygimoloch ROBOT! JET! ROBOT!

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    Rather facetious, aren't we?

    Anyway, its the story of Optimus Prime and his team of Autobots in a struggle against the Decepticons?

    What was the main plot of G1? Of Animated? Of Beast Wars?
     
  5. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    To sell as many toys as possible :p 
     
  6. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    Steve gets killed. A lot.
     
  7. Una

    Una Well-Known Member

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    Uhhh...it wasn't facetious at all. It is an innocent question to spark a good discussion or debate.
     
  8. Moonlight1102

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    Or an endless argument.
     
  9. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    "Team Prime lives on Earth as a pre-emptive measure against the return of the Decepticons. Autobot Central Command is located in a converted missile silo in Nevada which was provided by the United States government, with whom the Autobots have formed an alliance. However, the presence of Transformers on Earth is not generally known among the civilian population. The Autobots have taken three human teens under their protection after their association with the Autobots put them in danger from the Decepticons.
    Megatron returns having discovered Dark Energon, which grants him rule of life itself, but is injured, with Starscream taking command in his absence. In addition to the Decepticons, the Autobots also contend with the human terrorist organization, MECH."
     
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    Probably going to end in an argument. :p 

    So what say we cut out the middle man? Someone compare something to Hitler. That's always the end of a thread.
     
  11. Mechafire

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    *tumbleweed*
     
  12. TylerMirage

    TylerMirage I vawnt my berdt.

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    Megan Fox already did that. ZING!
     
  13. shroobmaster

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    Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Same plot of every TF show since g1 except for BM maybe (which was autobots vs. one dude and his puppets)

    The only thing that changes really is the Decepticon's plan of winning each show , but that is not a plot as much as it is an episode sinpsosis.

    Oh and the reason of the Autobots being on Earth I guess since we can't have a ROBOTS IN DISGUISE cartoon without a place for the robots to disguise in.
     
  14. Una

    Una Well-Known Member

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    Before we watch this show, I heard that the show was going to show what it meant to be a Prime or something or other.

    Has that been retconned or something?
     
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    The plot is the obvious, Autobots vs Decepticons.

    There really is no season story arc right now to be honest, though
     
  16. shroobmaster

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    That was never said. The writers just said that "the later episodes of season 1 talk about what it's like to be a prime" (which they did what with the whole finale with Optimus backstory and multiple mentions of what would Optimus do in the later episodes of season 1) for a possible explanation of why the show was called Transformers Prime .

    One year later they even gave another (and better) reasoning behind the show's title being Prime, pretty much proving that no being a Prime isn't the show's main plot and never was.
     
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    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    -Autobots fight the Decepticons
    -Steve gets hurt
    -Soundwave creeps
    -Knock Out is awesome.
     
  18. knyghtmare2021

    knyghtmare2021 The Goddamn Knyghtmare

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    Thread won.
     
  19. ErbFan28

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    Where is the source for this?? I want to go back and read it, just to see what they said about the series because i don't remember.

    Plus, I thought they said it was called Prime because the series was going to be about what it means to be a Prime. Alot of people seem to remember that.
     
  20. shroobmaster

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    Botcon 2010

    BotCon 2010 - Hasbro Studios Panel - Bucket Head is Back! Transformers

    Fogel: why Transformers Prime?

    Kline: Because we couldn't think of any other name?

    Fogel: Right now, as animation is being done, we are in our last few scripts and one of the things in the series is what it means to be a Prime.

    Archer: We've been trying to make Prime stand for what it should and they've taken to that concept and run with it. It's going to be symbolic once it has been said and done.


    So there you have it. Peoples claim that the series was about being a Prime is three old dudes guessing and joking. And even giving a completely different explanation about the title one year later.

    Pretty obvious that is not the show's main plot. It's just called Prime because of the whole aligned continuity deal, it's called Prime because it's the set up for pretty much every other TF fiction this decade.
     

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