With all the talk about rebooting a "true" g1 recently here in general I got to thinking about the opposite thing. A completely original series. Now I'd like to point out before continuing this that I find Transformers Prime to be pretty original and fun so far. It seems like a great balance between a reboot and it's own originality. But let's examine the extreme opposite here... If they made a totally new Transformers series that didn't reference anything from the past.. Introduced new leaders (no prime, no megatron), new characters and it was well written (awesome original plots) and well animated... Could you get behind that? OR do you need those old g1 references to get into it? If it doesn't have those fandom nods like recurring g1 characters/character behaviors and interactions ...and similar plots are you unable to get behind it? Do you need a unicron in every series? Do you need the starscream - megatron schemer plot? etc.. Or would you be open to dropping all that and starting something completely new and fresh? Edit: Just to be clear....... I mean while still being Transformers. That transform and turn into things and come from the planet cybertron. Other than that... All new characters and plots! Could you support something like that or would you need the G1/past series references?