Ok, it seems people are getting creative now about their possible ideas for the next series so I thought I'd make a thread specifically aimed at those people: the writers. However, this thread is different in that there are going to be certain rules of play: 1) You cannot post in this thread unless you have submitted your own idea for the next TF series. Meaning you can't come in and put down other people's ideas or critique/modify their ideas unless you yourself have submitted an idea in full. This will ensure that only people serious about discussing ideas for the next TF series will be allowed to comment. 2) I am not suggesting every one of us needs to submit a page long script for the next series. But I think it would be nice to see the ideas floating around in people's heads. So, some basics that every post should have. Don't need to have ALL these categories defined, but try to get most of them so we know you put some thought into it. - Cast of characters - anywhere from one (ala Samurai Jack) to multiple. Please briefly flesh out their personalities/Alt modes. Just something so we know you put some thought into it - Setting - Will it be earth? Cybertron? Another planet altogether? When will this occur? Pre Earth? Pre Cybertron? Sometime far in the future? Right now? - Is this a completely brand new continuity or builds upon the continuity of before? - What are the divisions (if any)? The traditional Autobot/Decepticon? Will there be neutral grous? Outside groups? What are the groups motivations? - What is the purpse of the story? Race to gather energy? Race for the Allspark/Matrix/MacGuffin/Cyber Keys? Race to destroy/create something? Or just chronicles of battles in a larger war? Many other ways to approach this topic. - Visual Style? Resolute? CGI? Sylistic ala Animated/Samurai Jack? Dark like Batman:TAS? - Target audience? Will it have Professor Princess? Will it have mature themes or the classic completely good versus the completely bad? - Will the series have one-off episodes or will the stories span more than an episode ala anime stories? - Special powers? Will the robots have super-hero type powers - mind control, telepathy, invisibility? Will it be portrayed as the TFs being super heros or because of their technical prowess at harnessing science?