The Allspark Botcon 2011 Transformers Prime Panel Report

{mosimage}The Allspark will be reporting from the Transformers Prime Panel at Botcon 2011 live from 11am to 12pm PST! Click on this link to follow the live report and post your comments in the thread.

Highlights:

  1. Bob Orci, Aaron Archer, Jeff Kline, Dave Hartman, Mike Vogel in attendance. 
  2. There are things you can do in an animated series you can't do in the movies; the first movie conformed with the reality of live action, each second of seeing a transformer on screen is a lot of money; with an animated series, you can spend as much time as you want with the robots.
  3. They knew they had 52 episodes and are pacing themselves. Giving the characters time to unfold the layers of not only of their personality quirks, but the amazing backstory.
  4. Transformers Prime more edgy and dark. it was about stepping away from the children-oriented animation and making something for a more adult, for a wider audience.
  5. Cliffjumper is absolutely dead, but we may be seeing him again in season 2, dealing with some backstory.
  6. Season 2 – Wheeljack will be back, some new Decepticons, "it will be flavorful and maybe have cheese".
  7. Decepticon troopers: called Vehicons in toys, not that in the show because they didn't know what to call them, so they just didn't name them in the show, but Hasbro has to name things for the product.
  8. Season 2 is more one big story than Season 1.
  9. Soundwave has some significant moments in future episodes.
  10. Will be addressing Bumblebee's voice issue in Season 2.
  11. Wheeljack is a mechanic.
  12. Makeshift is dead.

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