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Greg Weisman writing episodes for Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots

Posted on 03-13-2013 at 03:17 PM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
SteelClan2
Here is some good news - in an interview with World's Finest, writer Greg Weisman mentions he has done some work, freelance, writing for the current incarnations of Transformers, Transformers Prime (Beast Hunters we assume) and Rescue Bots. For those not familiar with Greg Weisman, he is an expert at crafting intricate stories filled with characterization and clever twists. You might have seen some of his work in Gargoyles, the Spectacular Spider-Man or Young Justice.

These will most likely be one-shot episodes given his freelance role in the series, but if they are half as awesome as an episode of any of those three series we are in for a treat.

Check out the full interview over at World's Finest.
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shroobmaster
And now we know why Prime is getting cancelled.

Rescue Bots is next on the grim reaper list too.
Sumner Sturgeon
Truly, he is the Joss Whedon of animation, at least in terms of his shows all getting canned.

At least they tend to be good while they last.
Da_Razorsaw
Guys, he's a freelance writer. These aren't "his" shows.
Escargon
YAY! He wrote for Rescue Bots. MEANWHILE.... Prime's suckiness even affected Marty Isenberg, so yeah, don't have my hopes up high for TFP.
RDprime
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Truly, he is the Joss Whedon of animation
I don't know why, but I found this quite amusing
Sol Fury
Still, freelance or not, if an episode of Prime is half as good as his work on Gargoyles or Young Justice, we are in for a treat.
QLRformer
A very good choice of writer. He's like a freelance Bruce Timm/Paul Dini.
Stygimoloch
Always wanted to see him write for Transformers. He's a great writer.
UltraAlanMagnus
That's So Fitting. Maybe he'll do the next TF Cartoon.
Sol Fury
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That's So Fitting. Maybe he'll do the next TF Cartoon.
A guy can dream! Granted it'd probably go the way of Animated and his other shows, but one can only hope.
Autovolt 127
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That's So Fitting. Maybe he'll do the next TF Cartoon.
Oh I hope so. Seriously a team up of him and Marty Isenberg would be amazing.

I'm happy we're getting Greg in Transformers at long last.
Scrapmaker
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YAY! He wrote for Rescue Bots. MEANWHILE.... Prime's suckiness even affected Marty Isenberg, so yeah, don't have my hopes up high for TFP.
Marty Isenberg has only written four episodes.
Op. Bumblebee(p) Pt. 1
Crossfire
Triage
New Recruit


Op.Bee...was a pretty good episode.
Crossfire...eh.

Triage and New Recruit? Those were both pretty awesome episodes. Of the four Isenberg has written, only one was particularly poor (Crossfire), one was just decent (Op.Bee), and two were actually good episodes. Especially Triage.
Stygimoloch
The only reason you people keep dissing on Crossfire was because Breakdown died. The whole episode was intelligently written and fun, I think you're letting that one thing get to you.
Escargon
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Marty Isenberg has only written four episodes.
Op. Bumblebee(p) Pt. 1
Crossfire
Triage
New Recruit


Op.Bee...was a pretty good episode.
Crossfire...eh.

Triage and New Recruit? Those were both pretty awesome episodes. Of the four Isenberg has written, only one was particularly poor (Crossfire), one was just decent (Op.Bee), and two were actually good episodes. Especially Triage.
Oh, wait I forgot he wrote the episode that introduced Smokescreen. And Operation Bumblebee. And Triage. Though in my opinion, New Recuit was the only good one.
Oberoniss
I've.. never actually watched Gargoyles, but hopefully his work lives up to his reputation.

(pleasedoaratchetspotlightepisodepleasedoaratchetspotlightepisode)
kaijuguy19
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The only reason you people keep dissing on Crossfire was because Breakdown died. The whole episode was intelligently written and fun, I think you're letting that one thing get to you.
That's not the only reason why some people hate the episode. Others were mad about how Arcee seemed to have fogotten her development from Partners and reverted back to her old ways by chasing Airachnid and the whole dead partners thing.

Anyway that's neat! The man who wrote episodes for Gargoyles and Spectacular Spiderman is certainly awesome news!
Scrapmaker
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Originally Posted by Stygimoloch View Post
The only reason you people keep dissing on Crossfire was because Breakdown died. The whole episode was intelligently written and fun, I think you're letting that one thing get to you.
Maybe I was too hasty in calling it poor, but I was still not fond of it. Primarily because of Airachnid; I hate the character and everything about her, and the focus on her in Crossfire didn't change my attitude toward her. The rest of the episode was okay, but Airachnid in general just makes it not as good as it could have been (maybe if she was a better character, I'd like the episode a bit more).
TFW10
Crossfire was ok.

About this guy writing for TFP and RB, does anyone know how many writers are writing for TFP and RB?
Escargon
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That's not the only reason why some people hate the episode. Others were mad about how Arcee seemed to have fogotten her development from Partners and reverted back to her old ways by chasing Airachnid and the whole dead partners thing.

Anyway that's neat! The man who wrote episodes for Gargoyles and Spectacular Spiderman is certainly awesome news!
And by others, I'm guessing you mean yourself, and all the other fans of her?
Escargon
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Crossfire was ok.

About this guy writing for TFP and RB, does anyone know how many writers are writing for TFP and RB?
Bob Forward wrote for RB. Yes, one of the brilliant masterminds behind BW worked on another worthy cartoon.
kaijuguy19
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And by others, I'm guessing you mean yourself, and all the other fans of her?
Actually not just her fans but people who are either all right with her or dislike her but hoping she grows more from Partners. Since then she pretty much fell from grace to a lot of viwers.
Escargon
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Actually not just her fans but people who are either all right with her or dislike her but hoping she grows more from Partners. Since then she pretty much fell from grace to a lot of viwers.
I never liked TFP Arcee in the first place even when the show used to be good. TFP Smokescreen is the best developed Autobot, which Shatterpoint might kill me for saying, and anyway, I don't get all this hulabaloo about Arcee.
dinobot1
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Actually not just her fans but people who are either all right with her or dislike her but hoping she grows more from Partners. Since then she pretty much fell from grace to a lot of viwers.
Even the writers were aware of this when she said she sounded like a broken record.
Stygimoloch
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I never liked TFP Arcee in the first place even when the show used to be good. TFP Smokescreen is the best developed Autobot, which Shatterpoint might kill me for saying, and anyway, I don't get all this hulabaloo about Arcee.
I think the big deal was the franchise getting a female transformer that wasn't a "girly girl". Now, that in and of itself does not make the character good, but I think that was the general idea behind it.
O.Supreme
I could have sworn I've seen his name connected to something with Transformers before, but I guess not. probably because I see his name on so many other shows I've watched. Still, he has an impressive Resume'

Greg Weisman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Escargon
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I think the big deal was the franchise getting a female transformer that wasn't a "girly girl". Now, that in and of itself does not make the character good, but I think that was the general idea behind it.
They already did that with Strika. And technically, every Decepticon female ever, except Thunderblast. And Quickslinger.
kaijuguy19
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Originally Posted by Escargon View Post
I never liked TFP Arcee in the first place even when the show used to be good. TFP Smokescreen is the best developed Autobot, which Shatterpoint might kill me for saying, and anyway, I don't get all this hulabaloo about Arcee.
The reason why TFP Arcee is popular with a lot of people is that she's the first version onscreen to have an actual character who's both tough and compassionate when need to when her past versions where either usually damsels in distress,plot devices or cannon fodder.

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Even the writers were aware of this when she said she sounded like a broken record.
I'm sure either they were going somewhere with that or it may be a writing error on Isenberg who knows?
Escargon
Whatever, I still don't like her. But anyways, yeah.
Stygimoloch
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They already did that with Strika. And technically, every Decepticon female ever, except Thunderblast. And Quickslinger.
True, but Prime has gotten a lot more publicity. To the general public (i.e.; new fans) and people who had't watched TF in a long time, it was a radical shitft.
weeklyhero
I've been a huge fan of Greg's work since Gargoyles, so i'm definitely glad to see his name attached to TFs in any capacity. I hope it leads to something bigger in the next series.
Escargon
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True, but Prime has gotten a lot more publicity. To the general public (i.e.; new fans) and people who had't watched TF in a long time, it was a radical shitft.
Yes but-

Kaijumaster
too little too late I imagine for the quality of the overall series , but hey.... we may get at least one awesome episode!
Sideswipe80
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Originally Posted by Escargon View Post
I never liked TFP Arcee in the first place even when the show used to be good. TFP Smokescreen is the best developed Autobot, which Shatterpoint might kill me for saying, and anyway, I don't get all this hulabaloo about Arcee.
Amen
Probe
Looking at his imdb page, besides Gargoyles he doesn't seem to have actual writing credits on many episodes that I would consider great, even for the other shows he produced. So, this is a very much wait and see.
Escargon
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Amen
*fistbump*
shroobmaster
Greg working on an episode doesn't mean it's going to magically make everybody happy by the way and is hardly worth of true hype. I've seen episodes of him in other shows that were horse shit. His Mr. Freeze episode in The Batman was nothing but corny snow puns that could make even Arnold Scharznegger's Freeze seem sober.
Stygimoloch
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Greg working on an episode doesn't mean it's going to magically make everybody happy by the way and is hardly worth of true hype. I've seen episodes of him in other shows that were horse shit. His Mr. Freeze episode in The Batman was nothing but corny snow puns that could make even Arnold Scharznegger's Freeze seem sober.
You talking about the future episode? Cuz that was the shit.
Autovolt 127
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Originally Posted by Escargon View Post
I never liked TFP Arcee in the first place even when the show used to be good. TFP Smokescreen is the best developed Autobot, which Shatterpoint might kill me for saying, and anyway, I don't get all this hulabaloo about Arcee.
For me it was the first time where she just wasn't there in the background. She actually mattered to me. She's far from perfect but it's a good start.
Mechafire
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You can stop posting this now, champ.
Escargon
NEVER FORGET!

Anywho, oh wait Gargoyles? SIGN ME UP. NOW!
shroobmaster
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You talking about the future episode? Cuz that was the shit.
Never saw any future episode. It was the Freeze introduction episode. Freeze would even say "BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE" for no reason during a robbery and it was even stupider because Clancy Brown was his voice and you had all those corny "GET I'M IN FREEZING SHIT UP" lines.

It was really really weird. All I'm saying is that sometimes people you like do things you do not like so there is no reason to hype Greg's free-lancer writing for two TF series. That article proves nothing other than "Greg Weisman will be eating well tonight because he confirmed he still has a paying job."
Mechafire
>implying shitty Mr. Freeze puns aren't awesomely hilarious
Stygimoloch
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Never saw any future episode. It was the Freeze introduction episode. Freeze would even say "BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE" for no reason during a robbery and it was even stupider because Clancy Brown was his voice and you had all those corny "GET I'M IN FREEZING SHIT UP" lines.

It was really really weird. All I'm saying is that sometimes people you like do things you do not like so there is no reason to hype Greg's free-lancer writing for two TF series. That article proves nothing other than "Greg Weisman will be eating well tonight because he confirmed he still has a paying job."
Huh. I thought you were talking about "Artifacts". It takes a couple cues from The Dark Knight Returns (or so I hear, I've only just now gotten into comics).

Youtube it, its pretty good.
Shatterpoint
...Man, Ripclaw looks alot like those robot gargoyles in the thumbnail.
shroobmaster
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Originally Posted by Stygimoloch View Post
Huh. I thought you were talking about "Artifacts". It takes a couple cues from The Dark Knight Returns (or so I hear, I've only just now gotten into comics).

Youtube it, its pretty good.
Never saw that. I gave up on The Batman in early seasons because I didn't like it much. I liked their take on Penguin and Firefly but that was it. I THOUGHT I would like it since it was clearly by the Jackie Chan Adventures guys which I LOVED but I didn't.

I am not going to lie I am a man of very weak conviction and usually jump ship pretty early when I don't like things.
Stygimoloch
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Never saw that. I gave up on The Batman in early seasons because I didn't like it much. I liked their take on Penguin and Firefly but that was it. I THOUGHT I would like it since it was clearly by the Jackie Chan Adventures guys which I LOVED but I didn't.

I am not going to lie I am a man of very weak conviction and usually jump ship pretty early when I don't like things.
The Batman was kinda bland, but every once in a while there was a good episode.

Jackie Chan Adventures was indeed awesome.

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