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Posted 27 May 2020 - 10:45 PM
Posted 28 May 2020 - 01:46 AM
Posted 28 May 2020 - 02:56 AM
My current big hope is an expansion on the 1DW Eukaris colony but set in 2DW and inviting the Animatros folks along.
All with Organic alt-modes because that's a cool aesthetic.
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Posted 28 May 2020 - 04:49 PM
Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:05 PM
They could do to Beast Wars what Beast Wars did to G1/G2: Make a completely new cast of original characters whose only similarity to what came before is that they transform (but in this case, transform specifically into organic-looking beast modes).
Edited by Sabrblade, 28 May 2020 - 10:38 PM.
Posted 28 May 2020 - 05:19 PM
Posted 28 May 2020 - 07:15 PM
Posted 28 May 2020 - 08:32 PM
Like the movie proposal, I'm not sure I need more Beast Wars. Unlike G1, I feel like the original series was such a singular thing that stands incredibly well on its own, and it has such a definite beginning and end.
I'm not sure what they could offer with this comic that I'd want. A reboot? Not really, they nailed it the first time. Various side stories or stuff in-between the cracks? Eh, I'm not sure I need it, even factoring in dark glass. Some sort of elseworlds sequel series where Beast Machines didn't happen? Not particularly compelling to me.
I hope I'm wrong and they come up with something that gets me jazzed. I just don't see what that could be at the moment.
And I think that is the EXACT reason we need new Beast Wars fiction. EVERY single new piece of fiction we've gotten (in the mass market) has tip toed around the original cartoon, never daring to touch the characters or events.
Are there not new ways to view that franchise? Maybe something more akin to Transformers Animated, where Primal and his crew get caught up in Megatron's schemes to upend the Pax Cybertronia Cold War? Instead of being SOLELY about Megatron's attempts to rewrite history, maybe we get stories where he IS legitimately looking for Energon reserves, adding weight to the fact Maximals and Predacons had to downsize, adopt organic components (as a means of supplementing their energy intake) and more heavily use ammunition based weapons as a result of the Autobot and Decepticon conflicts. That would also help add to Megatron's disdain for organic components. Instead of transwarp being a common engine, maybe make it something rare that would justify Megatron building influence to steal one to change the past.
There's a lot of different ways to approach the characters and world that have never been explored because nobody seems willing to move beyond the cartoon's canonicity.
Some of the best G1 Transformers fiction has come in recent years where Hasbro just let IDW free to explore the world WITHOUT being constrained to the same characters or the same old conflicts. And I think the franchise, as a whole, benefitted from it.
I'd like to see the same thing happen with Beast Wars. Let's see what new writers and new perspectives can do with those characters and world without being constrained by what has happened in the past.
Posted 28 May 2020 - 10:32 PM
Every non-show character shows up on prehistoric Earth for a couple of impossibly giant battles, in which the beloved regular BW cast only put in brief appearances to mostly show how oblivious they are to the main events of the book.
Then everybody leaves without providing any long-term assistance to their respective sides.
...but, enough about The Gathering and The Ascending.
Edited by Sabrblade, 28 May 2020 - 10:39 PM.
Posted 29 May 2020 - 08:53 AM
Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:44 AM
What was that one like?
Jack Lawrence had an alternate Beast Wars comic forever ago that I enjoyed.
Like Beast Wars: Uprising!
Ideally I'd love this new comic to just take a wildly different approach. I'd also love them to radically change every character's personality. Let it truly be an alternate universe that is just so different it can't be compared to the original and let it stand on its own.
Posted 29 May 2020 - 10:55 AM
Edited by ZacWilliam1, 29 May 2020 - 10:57 AM.
Posted 29 May 2020 - 11:46 AM
In case anyone didn't watch the section of the video in question, here's a transcription of the conversation:
Ryall: Yeah, I mean, I don't know if there's other Transformers plans you want to discuss here or not... But maybe uh... Beast Wars has an anniversary coming up, if I'm not mistaken.Barber: It does, yes. And that is something that we... wanna maybe sorta talk about is... I think this is, I don't think we've talked about this anywhere. There'll be a new Beast Wars series coming very soon. I know more details about it. *laughs* I know a little more about it than that. But we're not ready to tell anything. But, yeah, it's gonna be the anniversary of Beast Wars. I think that's a... It's such a huge thing, worldwide. "Beast Mode", everybody knows what that means and... 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 genuine Beast Wars that I think a lot of people grew up with and a lot of people love.Ryall: I mean, that's kinda the cool thing about Transformers as a whole, you know, there's the Beast Wars fans that are rabid for more Beast Wars, and the UK fans grew up loving that [as in, the Marvel UK G1 comics], and the fans of the, you know, the main book we've been doing, or all the other iterations, and so... It's great that there's not only audiences for all of this kind of content but also that there's the passion from the fans that wanna keep seeing more of all of it, so...Barber: I mean, for a lot of our Transformers creators, Beast Wars, I mean, for years, Beast Wars has been the stuff people grew up with. Like, that was what introduced them to this world.
Edited by Sabrblade, 29 May 2020 - 11:46 AM.
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