WTF Primetime - 19 - One Shall Fall - September 29 2011

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  1. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    WTF Primetime - 19 - One Shall Fall - September 29 2011

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    The prelude to the finale of Transformers Prime's first season has arrived. Vangelus, Gogdog, and Aaron stand before the prophecy and dissect it as it looms overhead.

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  2. Bountyan

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    Goddamn it, now I don't know if I should listen to this or episode 166 first.
     
  3. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    I'm right in the middle of listening to 166. I think I'm going to stop and see if I can squeeze this in before Prime starts.
     
  4. hupla

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    Just in time! Will be good to hear you jerks speculate about the episode and then watch it :O
     
  5. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Whelp. Um. Yeah.

    Next Primetime is going to be interesting. To put it mildly.
     
  6. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Yeah, I'm glad I listened to this before watching the episode to say the least.
     
  7. Tikin

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    /\ Whelp, guess I know what order I'll be listening/watching in then.
     
  8. Bountyan

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    I'm surprised Vangelus didn't mention Jeffrey Combs in this episode.

    tee hee
     
  9. samtastic

    samtastic Herald of Wheelie

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    Gogdog, networks hate continuing story arcs because the more viewers have to follow previous story arcs, the less they tune in. It's simply a matter of less marketshare -- less profit and the advertisers prefer shows that have stand alone episodes. nickelodeon, Disney channel and the hub no doubt are facing this. Considering this there have been quite a few continuing plot threads -- a surprising amount. Breakdown's eye, Ratchet's warming up to kids, jacks mom insertion to plot and resulting arcee conflict. Not to mention the starscream plot.

    Any overarching story about the prophecy, with large puzzle pieces moving would require viewers to watch shows in order. Which is not what kids tv networks want --ever. Example is the last airbender series, while a fan fave, it dropped off in ratings due to serialized nature.

    Just adding my 2 cents, and the reasoning behind the lack of arcplots.

    Love the podcast as always:)  keep it up guyz.
     
  10. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Eeeeeh. Like I said, even a slight namedrop of the prophecy before hand would have been ok. That has nothing to do with complicated, over arcing plots. It has to do with the fact that they didn't know what they ere going to do at the end of the season until they did it.
     
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    Do you mean the writers/creators didn't know? Or the characters? I'm sure the writers planned this, and they did plant seeds (dark energon, blood of unicron, megatrons purpose for returning to earth and his search) without spoiling the next EP, I think they wanted to save the surprise for the season finale. And whether as a network mandate or their own choice, many other episodes were designed to be stand alones.

    I see your point, but If they hinted at this more it may have made the surprise less awesome IMHO. And the next episode is awesome.
     
  12. GogDog

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    I meant the writers. I could be totally wrong, but I got the impression that they didn't decide on doing the prophecy thing until they started writing the episode.

    I'm sure they wanted to do Unicron somehow, I don't doubt that. But all the characters so anxious about the prophecy, just seemed really weird.

    Don't get me wrong, like I said, I thought it was a good episode. But for all the previous callbacks, even the ones you mentioned. having been done reasonably well, I got the impression that it was something they came up with when it came time to write the ep.

    And again, like I said, in a short while, I probably wont even care any more. :D 
     
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    megatron has purple core medals
     
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    47 planets aligning its a reality bomb
     
  15. SideswipePrime

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    yeah i was thinking that too, i was thinking whoa getting a little movie prime there
     
  16. TIAXGRIMLOCK

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    That only means one thing... TRANSFOMRERS: PRIME OCTUS!
     
  17. tubbsii

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    lol next week episode will be awesome........lol..............
     
  18. G1Wheeljack

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    I really shouldn't have watched One Shall Rise before listening to this. Granted
    I was already supported the theory of Unicron being the Earth, but it really stinks having foreknowledge about what's going to happen next episode while others speculate about it
     
  19. Raithnor

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    As sudden and forced as the whole "Prophecy" thing was, at least it wasn't as bad as the Star Wars prequels which dumped in a prophecy than hadn't heard of in the original trilogy and was never really properly explained in the second.

    I really wish TV and Movies would dump the whole "predestination" bit as a way to create drama. Move on to a new plot device, because this one is played out.
     
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    Glad that you're continuing the podcasting while in the Mainland. But now that you're living with him, I hope that we get more Facecaptain on the Podcast :D 


    Cheers!
    Carlo
     

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