I was watching the Transformers Season 4 (If you want to call it that) DVD extras and there was an interview with David Wise about the writing and what not included in the Rebirth 3 part Mini series. After watching that interview I was left with a bad taste in my mouth. After rinsing with Listerine (it burns!!!) I felt completed to make my thoughts known and go for a little rant about the way I feel, so away we go… Rebirth, as you all know, was the last of the G1 era. I remember watching it all those years ago, while holding my Cromedome and Snapdragon, looking for a glimpse of the new characters in action, characters that I had received for Christmas that year. It was my favourite Transformers Cartoon because it was fresh and new. It had a bunch of new characters, new toys that were really fun and a new story line to follow. When I was young I didn’t realize the fact that the entire reason for the third season was to act as a Toy Parade for the new line of figs. David Wise mentioned that he wrote it as a 5 parter, vs three parter, but there were budget cuts at Sunbow so they condensed it to what it was, a mis-mash of new characters, old characters, crap that didn’t make sense and ultimately a 90 min commercial for the new toy line, which was awesome for the kids, but terrible for the collectors. These characters had great potential and they were all under used. How great would it have been to have an ongoing series with the new group of bots including Head, target and power masters. They could have made it so much better but all they were concerned with was to showcase the toys. This is why I am asking for, no, demanding a rewrite to the Rebirth story line. Put it in to comic form, make it a 6 issue mini series (at least) and make it good dammit. Some suggestions: 1. Keep the same story arc with Nebulous and the Hive, but give the Nebulons real names and use there ‘toy names’ after the fact, as I don’t think a member of the HIVE would be called Night Stick or any other catchy name, if he couldn’t walk. 2. Scrap Arcee and Daniel. Gives me the creeps. 3. Maybe create the new bots from scratch, rather than having them exist before. Always bugged me (especially with the Decepticons) how a bunch of new characters came about without any explanation. Also how easy is it to remove your head and make a humanoid suit out of it? I doubt really that Spike could do it in a day. 4. Give us a better ending, as it doesn’t need to end there and as we all know it didn’t. It went on in Japan and went into all sorts of new stories, even though I heard they were dumb. Now I understand that this show was for kids and it was nothing more than a tool to get kids to buy toys, but the kids are now adults and have not quite grown out of it. We as collectors have tried to make sense of things that were never meant to really make sense (face it, continuity is a joke in the Transformers universe), so that being said, we should push IDW to do a re-telling of the Headmasters era. Do it so the holes and gaps are filled between G1 and Beast wars. There is a huge potential for good story lines and characters to be brought back to fill these gaps and unlike the current Transformer offerings, would not need to be a whole new set of Characters in a different universe. Any thoughts??