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Regarding G1, again, now that I have the PC fixed, and to move on :
To the best of my knowledge the aligned continuity includes the WFC and FOC games, then also the novels (Exodus and whichever other- I don't recall), plus PRIME and whatever else. If this is wrong, ignore everything I said and I wholeheartedly apologize.
I haven't read the novels: I don't plan to. I haven't played the games, I'll pick them up someday, maybe. There is no TF PRIME airing in my area, I watch it on YOUTUBE if I'm not away from home for work.
To the best of my knowledge, the above ARE all one continuity and in it there is a group of TFs who escape Cybertron on the last ship out, which I'm pretty sure is the Ark and that this group baptizes itself 'Generation one'.
This group is the OFFICIAL GENERATION ONE because they are in an OFFICIAL CONTINUITY. Their appearance in this OFFICIAL CONTINUITY FAMILY is THE OFFICIAL REWRITE OF the original GENERATION ONE- that 'original' being the cartoon show that came before Generation two and was renamed G1, well, posthumously, if you will.
The writers of TF:PRIME took some odd bits from here and there, tweaked them around used them in a pre-written story that has status effects being passed around mixed with the occasional flashback to take up episode space where nothing much is actually happening quite often.
By Pre-written I mean the end is decided.The key events are decided. The character development is decided. It's not free-form.It's not character development because it's not open ended. It's just a formula- and since so few character types are in the formula, it's a charlatan effort.
The excuse for so few characters is to save costs on CGI mannequins and so on. Bumblebee, however, has a Mannequin that could be used to re-introduce several original G1 characters (Prowl, Bluestreak et al) while Starscreams' mannequin: Seekers. I'm over all that, but I'm not over the prescription storytelling: Create a need, fulfill that need, create another need, ignore when necessary (Knockout not phase-shifted into a wall section, Bulkhead doomed to long term hospitalization). I love TFP, but it doesn't mean I have to love every written step of it.Remember the original G1 cartoon? We loved it: looking back at it today- it's inferior.
The opportunity was there to do a lot with the Transformers lore that this show has been amassing to itself (Tho I call the relic hunt a veiled replay of Armada:formula for previous popularity is, after all, the quickest formula for follow up success). PRIME took two small groups of characters and ran them and the viewers around in circles. It is the continuation of the existing aligned continuity and as such is a rewrite of everything available to this continuity rewrite, including things that haven't happened yet (eg: beast wars) AND THE REWRITE OF GENERATION ONE (the old one becoming the new one) IS CONTINUED INSIDE THE STORY OF THIS SHOW. The rewrite, so far, has been handled badly. That's all.
You ask where is said G1 in this show: I say that's exactly the point; Where is it? T Does it have to be the same G1, in terms of Wheeljack being a Wrecker? In terms of Starscream being a gimp? In terms of Orion Pax being Optronix?: No, it doesn't need to be the same G1.
Should it be a different G1? NOT IF YOU'RE A GOOD ENOUGH STORYTELLER. IF YOU'RE A GOOD ENOUGH STORYTELLER, KNOCKOUT CAN OVERSEE A BUNCH OF DECEP FOOTMEN (OR EVEN DREADWING)AS THEY PERFORM A CERVICAL CORTEX PATCH THINGY OPERATION WHILE STILL BEING STUCK IN THE WALL- ALL THE GEAR JUST GETS WHEELED INTO THE HALLWAY.
And no, I don't want just G1. I want it all. I just want it done by ppl who will tell a story about it all, not close a deal for shitloads of episodes and then doctor up a runaround story from the easiest writers' school formula to remember and then get applauded for writing that can't even follow its' own continuity.
"Everyone has a hobby.Even people who say they don't still have one under another name.If we're sick,injured, we still go to it and get down to see how it is.If it needs something, we bring it,make sure the attention is perfect.It exercises our care and protection and gives us back philosophies.It's a living thing to us,and is the most perfect way to teach a young person how to be towards a living thing. It's something that should never be taken away."