Henry921 wrote:That said, it's important to note the show hasn't aired in the US yet, so a good percentage of TF fans haven't gone on youtube and watched the poor quality Singapore version yet.
Not our fault they haven't. TFWiki's alreayd gone and covered info on all three episodes anyway. People are still talking about it online and stuff. Unless there's some legit reason they can't, they should go ahead and watch it already.
Okay, I take objection to this point. I deliberately avoided this thread for the last three weeks due to rampant spoilers and preferring to watch the premiere episodes on US TV. Just because it premiered early in Singapore does not mean I should be required to have seen it and have its material treated as non-spoiler info prior to its US premiere.
Now, as all three episodes have aired in the states, information from them is more or less fair game. So let's address some things.
I noticed when I was catching up on this thread that somebody said the premiere felt rushed. I can see how you would get that watching the episodes back to back, but week by week the pacing seemed okay. Yes, Ratchet was only a loner for about 10 minutes, but we didn't see him at all in episode 53, so just reappearing at all, and then being obstinate at first, was pretty dramatic. I do agree that Predaking should have been the cliffhanger for ep 53 going into 54 rather than Shockwave, in a show called BEAST Hunters, but we've got him now. Hopefully we get more Predacons. I know they sad at NYCC last year that we wouldn't be seeing all the ones that are toys on the show, but I'm crossing my fingers for a few of them.
Contrarily to some, I hope we see Optimus in his new body sooner rather than later. Let the Smokescreenimus Prime thing play out quickly and give us what we all know is coming because they don't dare kill off Optimus. I don't mind if Smokescreenimus Prime stays around in that form, like how I think Headmasters had Rodimus Prime and Optimus Prime at the same time, but don't beat around the bush too long before giving us the new and improved Optimus. Especially now that Ultra Magnus is in the show and clearly uses a modified version of his character model. >_>
Speaking of Magnus, I liked him more or less. His voice was higher than I expected. He is so "by the book" it's not even funny (yes it is). I look forward to seeing how he and the other 'bots play off each other.
Starscream is starting to annoy me. I thought he learned his lesson with Dreadwing, but apparently his personality will always shine through. He wants to be Megatron's number 2 so badly, but Shockwave is a much better choice. And so he's jealous. He tries to belittle Shockwave at every turn, and it keeps backfiring on him. Regarding that scene at the end of episode 55, where he was taunting Predaking, I fully expect that Predaking is, in fact, sentient and will try to tear Starscream a new exhaust port before the end of the show for that comment. Also he'll probably betray Shockwave and the Decepticons as per the toy fiction.
Whatever happens, I look forward to seeing how it plays out over the next ten episodes. Make it grand, guys!