The Beast Wars "Dark Glass" mystery is solved!

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  1. llamatron

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    Madman's R4 release of BW Season 3 on dvd came out recently and I've been flicking through some of the excellent extras. It's mentioned in a FAQ section what the real story behind the mysterious "Dark Glass" episode is. The rumour that I had heard flying around the net is that the episode was blocked by Hasbro or Mainframe for being too violent/mature/dark and replaced with "Go With the Flow." According to our good pal Larry, what actually happened was the script was written as a season 2 episode, but it was not up to the usual standard. So the story editors trashed it and replaced it with "Transmutate." Ta-da, mystery over.
     
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    So a story about putting the dead Dinobot's old memories into the body of his clone who was only in season 3... was rejected from season 2? ...not adding up here...
     
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    agreed. Unless thats not at all what Dark Glass is about
     
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    yes... hmmm if anything this has only raised more questions and made it more mysterious! perhaps even a coverup! wonder how high up this goes? lol
     
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    the Madman season 3 dvd set is awesome to have Simon Furman do the commentary for Nemesis pt 2.
     
  6. llamatron

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    I think that the episode wasn't about putting Dinobot's memories into Dinobot 2 - perhaps a different predacon?
     
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    So where did "Go With the Flow" come from again?
     
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    i ahve this mental picture of llamatron right nowsquirming in his seat, in a dark dank room, squinting nervously as nevermore, in a fedora, directs the table lamp in his eyes.
     
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    I hate Transmutate what a waste of an episode
     
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    Is he good cop or bad cop? I hope he's good cop and gives me icecream.

    I assume the same place as all the other episodes did.... Canada.

    Yeah, I guess it was just written like all the other episodes.
     
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    IDW should do a rattrap one shot explaing this episode. so we can just all get over it.
     
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    Really? I thought it was considered one of the best episodes of BW, given it deals with a very serious real-world issue and shows how even the good guys are just as cruel as the bad guys in their own way.
     
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    i liked transmutate, it had a sense of loss about it for both silverbolt and Rampage.

    i am pretty sure you have that mixed up, darkglass was mant to be a season 3 ep. dinobot 2 wasn't created till three
     
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    The only thing I hate about Transmutate is that it's a depressing episode, right after Code of Hero, another depressing episode haha.

    And yeah I thought 'Dark Glass' was all about how Rattrap tried to upload the old Dinobot into the TM2 one? I'm confused how that would be in season 2
     
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    I think Larry got mixed up and accidently said 2 instead of 3.
     
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    I would guess that the "Dinobot 2" part was simply added in along the way as the rumour travelled.
     
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    So where was Rattrap going to upload original Dinobot's memories into? There was no clone around, unless he shoved them into a protoform.
     
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    Perhaps there was another season 2 episode that was dropped in favour of Transmutate? A show like that has to have more than one script that never got made for whatever reason.
    And I personally like the Transmutate episode. It showed a different side to Rampage, a side apart from the monstrous war machine. Had Transmutate carried on living, he might have actually reformed. Or at the least, he might have reigned in his vicious temper a little.
     

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