IDW’s The Future of Comics… Today! WonderCon@Home 2020 Panel, New Beast Wars Series Incoming

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  1. RacerCheetor

    RacerCheetor Well-Known Member

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    New IDW's Beast Wars!

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  2. Darth Gonzo

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    What if this like Beast Wars Uprising were they use non-Beast Era, Beast Transformers in Beast Wars, which I would be okay with, would you guys be okay with that?
     
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  3. Rojixus

    Rojixus WE. ARE NOT. THE DECEPTICONS!!

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    Then what would even be the point of calling it Beast Wars?
     
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  4. Darth Gonzo

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    I didn't realize I forgot "Era" and a "Beast" after that in my last comment.
     
  5. Fafnir72

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    They, Takara did it in Japan. Their take on BW.
     
  6. Vector Oracle

    Vector Oracle Part of a complete breakfast

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    I’ll take the wait-and-see approach. Wasn’t a big fan of The Gathering, so I’ll remain skeptical until I see reviews.
     
  7. kevchy

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    I hope the new BW comic keeps the organic beast aesthetic, and not go for the pre-BW cybetronian vehicle route.
     
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  8. Darth Gonzo

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    How about this, they do pre-Earth BW but they turn into alien animals from different planets?
     
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  9. SPLIT LIP

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    Thats not what they said in the interview. They said it’d be the Beast Wars fans knew. I.e., Earth animals.
     
  10. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    If the story calls for it and they obtain beast modes later on, why not?
     
  11. Darth Gonzo

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    I think you might have quoted the wrong post of mine.
     
  12. Darth Gonzo

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    They didn't tell us anything about the comic, all they did tell us was there's a Beast Wars comic coming next year and that's it.
     
  13. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    "Yeah, it'll be exciting to come back into that world. You know, over the years, we've had a lot of the characters show up. I, personally, have given short-shrift to a lot of those Beast Wars characters in stories I've written. Sorry. This won't be that. This will be genuine Beast Wars that I think a lot of people grew up with, and a lot of people love." - John Barber.

    The transcript is on the first page of the thread.
     
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  14. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Oh. I misread. I thought you meant them having non beast alt modes.
    BWU having no beast wars characters was fun because it was a large world and adding non BW characters made that world larger. But I'd rather thwy focus on BW characters for this series, since writers seem to want to focus on a select amount of characters these days.
     
  15. Blackarachnia1996

    Blackarachnia1996 Goddess of Chaos

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    Yes, I watched every episode from season 1-3... it’s awful. Definitely meant for little kids with no substance outside the Quintesson arc (which draaagged)
    I think the most beloved thing about Beast Wars are the characters... I think any successful reboot, whether it’s comic, movie, or toy line, needs to keep that cast of 20 characters. I don’t care if it takes place on Cybertron, an alien planet, or present day Earth, if it doesn’t have Dinobot, BW Megatron, Waspinator, Optimus Primal, Rattrap, Blackarachnia, Rampage, Rhinox, etc., it’s not going to work... it’s why The Gathering doesn’t really stay in anybody’s memory
     
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  16. Darth Gonzo

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    I never said the Beast Wars characters wouldn't be used, I was just suggesting they could use non-Beast Era, Beast Transformers as well.
     
  17. T-Hybrid

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    BWII was Maximal beast modes fighting a mix of Predacon beasts and Decepticon vehicles. And you had Beast Machines which was good guy beasts against bad guy vehicles.

    I'm also fully on board with pre-Earth alt modes. The whole premise of BW was they weren't beasts until they got there...and even then their alts were organic. So it'd make perfect sense for the first shot across the bow to going that route is to introduce guys who have vehicle modes and then they get their beast alts in the next chapter. And fighting a mix of beast/vehicle bad guys would be a way to mix in a few molds/characters from the Japanese (and possibly even Beast Machines) era without having to expressly adapt that story.

    Wolffang as Carnivac, Polar Claw as Chainclaw...there are a few options to mix in guys from other eras if they want to get some mileage out of molds.
     
  18. WishfulThinking

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    Well...we'll just have to disagree then. I've found a surprising amount of substance that is only held back by its episode lengths. If it were 20s instead of 10s, I think seasons 2 and 3 would be approaching Beast Wars or Animated levels of characterization.
     
  19. levandowski

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    given my attention span, I think each episode should be 5-10 minutes.