de·fin·i·tive /dɪˈfɪnɪtɪv/ [dih-fin-i-tiv] –adjective 1. most reliable or complete, as of a text, author, criticism, study, or the like: the definitive biography of Andrew Jackson. 2. serving to define, fix, or specify definitely: to clarify with a definitive statement. 3. having its fixed and final form; providing a solution or final answer; satisfying all criteria: the definitive treatment for an infection; a definitive answer to a dilemma. 4. Biology . fully developed or formed; complete. Definitive. One word, simple, concise, and so far, it seems to describe Transformers: Prime. Within TFP, we have elements that harken quite necessarily to the most important iterations of the Transformers brand, bringing them all together in a high quality, slickly produced package that serves fans young and old, new and seasoned, alike. This series has cherry picked the ideas that have really worked for the Transformers brand, and showcased them in one tour de force. The philosophy, the humor, the sense of childlike wonder, the archetypal storytelling, the sci-fi savvy - all aptly represented in what we have seen so far. Bringing back the aesthetics to its roots was important - reuniting Peter Cullen and Frank Welker as the voices of the truly pivotal characters was a gesture long overdue and highly effective. These two men had more to do with the original series success than anyone can ever give them due credit for, purely on the strength of their talents. Also returning are the essential traits of each character. Optimus Prime does not execute fallen enemies; he does not shoot first and ask questions later. He appeals to their sense of compassion and pragmatism, in the interest of the least violent solution possible. When left no alternatives, he unleashes the prowess of the warrior within himself. This is the Optimus Prime we loved as children. Megatron seeks power at any cost, believing that conquest is the path to peace, and that the strongest is by right, the true ruler. And of course, that he is the strongest. Two characters opposed in a struggle that defines the most basic, opposing principles on which society itself is founded. Civility vs. power. As for our peripherals, we also have elements of Beast Wars, Animated, and Movieverse as deemed necessary by their own merits - who could ask for more? I would say that without a doubt, this series combines the best of the history of this intellectual property that we all know and love. I applaud those involved with the making of this series, a true effort, truly appreciated.