FP asked me if I wanted to write a Lio Convoy story set in a world where "Beast Wars meets the Hunger Games." I said I needed a few days to think on it, as to be perfectly honest I didn't find the elevator pitch compelling. I didn't want to spend too much time telling stories that didn't resonate with me.
What was the initial spark that became the BWU idea and universe?
This was December, 2014. Then the Ferguson Unrest happened, and I found it deeply disturbing and compelling. I realized that the abuse of authority was an issue of great interest to me, worthy of exploration, and said yes. The first title, Broken Windshields, is a play off of the controversial Broken Windows theory of policing, and was suggested to me by Bill Forster.
Yes, but he's not called that.
Is there, or will there ever be, a Big Convoy in BWU?
Maybe we'll see more of that but I feel like there's no real mystery. The war was devastating, much more destructive in this reality than in others. The Autobots were viewed as not much better than Decepticons. Those humans who chose to stand with either side were viewed as traitors.
Will we learn at some point, even if only in reference, why Spike and co sre considered irredeemable by humanity?
Edited by Jim S, 17 October 2016 - 08:49 AM.