Would Season 3 of Prime have been better if it was 26 episodes?

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  1. Omegashark18

    Omegashark18 Combaticon turned Autobot

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    A recent thought that came to my mind.

    One flaw that Transformers: Prime constantly seemed to have was pacing, moving too slow at times. While season 3 was a lot more fast paced, one might say it was a little too fast. The need to get everything done lead to some hasty, and to a degree unsatisfying, conclusions.

    Now, could've Season 3 been better if it had twice as many episodes?

    The season was clearly divided into 3 arcs, the opening Darkmount arc, the Beast Hunters, and the concluding Synthetic Energon arc. Now 26 episodes could've given each of these arc 8-9 episodes to run its course. Though one could argue that this would've stretched them out too long. So maybe 6-7 episodes would've been a more suitable number, while the remaining episodes would've been filler, which could've addressed other abandoned story elements.

    So, could've Prime's final season been better with 26 episodes?
     
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  2. AirjitzuRonin

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    Yes and no.
    While some arcs should've been longer, the Darkmount Arc was somehow well paced. The arcs work the way they are, yet could improve. The Beast Hunters arc should've shown way more bone collecting due to the size of the army. The army being killed off, was terrible, yet, gave Predaking the edge for revenge which made him a better character.

    I'm pretty uncertain about this question. I really would've loved seeing more beasts and all of the upgrades from the toyline.

    If only Tales of the Beast Hunters, would've been the season. That story was interesting.
     
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    Eh, I thought Season 3 was fine. We got three well-paced story arcs that led into each other nicely. The one criticism I can think of off the top of my head is that maybe we should have scene other Predacons in action before they were killed off, but to be fair, their demise did give way to superb development for Predaking.
     
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    I think that if the season was longer than there would be a lot of filler episodes. I like the short season :D 
     
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    I'd say bring it on. More Ultra Magnus and Wheeljack would have been awesome. Plus I miss Prime so 13 more episodes or heck even just another 7-10 would be nice.
     
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  6. AirjitzuRonin

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    Speaking of Magnus, his role wasn't that good. Besides getting the team back together, he gets beaten up and injured a lot, having a weak role in the final arc and Predacons Rising.

    So more of him would be nice.
     
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    Plus, in his appereance as a whole he seemed to have a titanium rod stuck in his exhaust port, if you know what I mean....UM is one of my favourite characters in the franchise but this version, despite been heroic and all he needed a chill pill.
     
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    I catch your Drift. Maybe if he would've had more screentine he could learn this lesson.
     
  9. STARBLAST

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    No it's be like 10 more episodes of shitty bone hunting that leads to nothing, it'd make season 3 even worse than season 2
     
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    Nah. It'd still have been the same staff with the same creative differences struggling to figure out what story was going to be told.
     
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    The third season of Prime was without question my favorite season. So, would I have taken an additional 10 episodes? Absolutely. But I don't think that it needed 10 more episodes to make it better. I found it to be great as it was.
     
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    If the show had a proper budget and organization, then yes.
     
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    ...ye gads, i'm binge-watching season three at one in the morning: i'm going to regret this tomorrow, but not as much as i would if it were a full-length season!..
     
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    No lol. The show was just too far gone at that point.
     
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    I think they could have done more with Predacons. Bringing them back and making them a wildcard faction could have given the show a little more depth, especially if they constantly were at odds with the Autobots and Decepticons and offset the nobility of the Autobots and treachery of the Decepticons with sheer law-of-nature savagery. It's a tried and true dynamic that shows up in games, i.e. Terran/Protoss/Zerg, Atreides/Harkonnen/Ordos, GDI/Hand of Nod/Scrin, etc.
     
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    If they introduced new characters, yes.
     
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    Hmm, rather than thinking what could have been done if they had a different amount of episodes, it might be more productive to think about how they could have used the time they had better?
     

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