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The Secret of Cybertron- Possible spoilers

Postby Peridot » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:47 pm

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So I stumbled upon this while browsing TFWiki:
TFWiki wrote:"The Secret of Cybertron" was a proposed script by writer Flint Dille and creative director Jay Bacal, hastily produced in a week after they read Ron Friedman's original draft for The Transformers: The Movie and deemed it "incoherent." Although hugely proud and excited about the script they had created, Dille and Bacal were disappointed to discover that executive producers Joe Bacal and Tom Griffin did not share their enthusiasm, and "The Secret of Cybertron" was promptly "filed away."

Details on the story of "The Secret of Cybertron" remain minimal, as the script is lost to the mists of time - Dille believes he may own a copy, but has yet to uncover it. It is believed that at least some aspects of the story made it into the completed movie, although Dille describes the finished feature as "such a Frankenstein of different drafts and ideas and people" that he cannot remember which elements, if any, originated in his and Bacal's script. What is known, though, is that "The Secret of Cybertron" originated the idea of the Quintessons as the creators of the Transformers, which Dille later revived for "Five Faces of Darkness".

As pieced together from different interviews with Dille, the story would have allegedly involved Optimus Prime embarking on a quest to discover the origin of the Transformer race. The titular "secret" would have been that Cybertron itself was a giant robot, and the planet would have been transformed by the Matrix of Leadership to fight Unicron, who was in this draft a weapon apparently created by the Quintessons, intentionally setting up a "brotherly" dynamic between the two planets years before Simon Furman got the idea into his noggin.

Hmmm... At the end of AoE, Prime leaves Earth, seeking the Creators of the Cybertronian race (who are very likely Quintessons). If DOTM showed us anything, it's that Bay/Kruger aren't afraid of using plots from previous Transformers series. Any thoughts?
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Re: The Secret of Cybertron- Possible spoilers

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:32 pm

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I'd rather Primacon then the quints, actually I'd rather anyone then them. However as for them borrowing ideas, it's possible. Though activating "primus" would be troublesome since Cybertron is too badly mangled. In fact a new idea presents itself what if Unicron was the creator?
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Re: The Secret of Cybertron- Possible spoilers

Postby Sub-Prime » Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:32 am

There's a reason they want to make 2 more movie other than making money. 2 more villains exist other than Galvatron. I believe it to be the quints and Unicron.
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