Okay, so some of you know exactly what I mean when I say "Days of future past". Those of you who don't, think of it like the dark visions of the future from Heroes. It's a glimpse into a future that may or may not happen, but it's cool to see a F'ed up version of characters and a darker, twisted future. Star Trek fans are no stranger to ideas like this. See, although as a kid I loved some characters in the 86 movie, I never really liked the forced switch-out to this new cast. I mean, I was excited to go see a Transformers movie. You know, Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Prowl. And now I understand they wanted to sell alot of toys, and they thought that different versions of those toys everyone already had would not sell as well as brand new, exciting characters. But as a kid, it really bothered me to have these characters I came to see get slaughtered, disregarded, and replaced by these guys (and gal) I've never even heard of, and in some cases never even liked. It was too stark, too forced. It felt like I was being told "ok, now you don't like these guys, you like THESE guys." Don't get me wrong, I loved Unicron, I liked Hot Rod because I thought the design was awesome, (although I didn't say "design" then) and I liked some of the scenes. But I never really got over it, and when they switched it out to the movie continuity in season 3, well let's just say I was sad to get home after school and see another @#$% Quintesson. So, in retrospect I think they should have let the 86 movie exist on it's own. Have the toys (although let's face it, alot of them were embarrassingly bad for TF standards at the time.) and then once that's worked out of everyone's system, make season 3 a continuation of season 2. You can slowly start to bring in a few of the 86 characters for the sake of recognition if you want....but when they split that original continuity with the jump to 2005, that's when the mirror fractured and it never healed. I'm really going to focus on making my own streamlined timeline, and I think I going to have it continue after season 2 with the 86 movie as possible vision of what could come. Kinda like the comic dealt with, if I'm not mistaken. I'm more versed on the cartoon side of things.