65 episodes is nothing to complain about for a (semi-)serialized, non-comedy, action-based children's cartoon. That is a BIG number of episodes, and TF: Prime should feel proud for having gotten than many. It's become the second-longest TF cartoon ever made.
That is, unless Rescue Bots's third season gets a full 26 episodes, then that show would dethrone TF: Prime into being the third-longest.
As for why specifically 65 episodes, it is because that is the magic episode number for airing syndicated television programs. Once they reach 65 episodes, the makers were faced with two options: Either continue on with the show, or stop where they are so they could syndicate it in overseas/foreign markets. Satisfied with how much they had done with the show and with where they'd taken it within the desired 65 episodes, they chose Option 2, ending it where they always wanted it to end and giving them the freedom to move on to other/newer projects.
They were simply done with the series and had done all that they had wanted to do with it, even if some of what they wanted to do before had to be trimmed down, fast-forwarded, and/or simply hastened due to Hasbro springing the Beast Hunters thing on them at the last minute.
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Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'