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The Hub Confirms That Beast Hunters Is The Final Season

Transformers News: The Hub Confirms That Beast Hunters Is The Final Season

Friday, March 1st, 2013 1:17PM CST

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IGN posted the following article containing all the info:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/01/ ... h-season-3

Transformers Prime Ending with Season 3
The final season begins March 22nd.

by Eric Goldman MARCH 1, 2013

The beginning of the end is here for Transformers Prime. The Hub have confirmed rumors that the series is coming to an end, announcing that the upcoming Season 3 of the animated series -- debuting Friday, March 22nd -- will be the final one for the show.

Titled Transformers Prime Beast Hunters, Season 3 will debut at 7:30pm ET on March 22nd, following a four-hour marathon (from 3:30-7:30pm) of episodes from Season 2.

As Season 3 begins, the survival of Optimus Prime is in doubt after Megatron’s destruction of the Autobot base on Earth, while the separated members of Team Prime try to reconnect after being scattered to the wind to prevent detection. This season will introduce the Predacons into the series – who, in this incarnation, are Dragon-like Transformers.



The third and final season will be comprised of 13 episodes, bringing the series to a total of 65 episodes by its conclusion. That will make it the second-longest run of any Transformers series after the original 1980s/"G1" series, which ran for 98 episodes.

New episodes will take a break a few weeks in, but starting Friday, April 19 (7:30 p.m. ET), the first four episodes of the new season will have special encore presentations that include “Autobits” — behind-the-scenes trivia with exclusive in-picture commentary designed to create an immersive viewing experience. Additional new episodes will resume in May.

by Eric Goldman


What the article didn't mention was the previously mentioned DTV movie coming out towards the end of the season.

They're correct, this is the second longest running Transformers series in the franchise's 30 year history.

How does this make you feel, folks? Let us know, post your comments and tell us what you think, we'd love to hear it.

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Re: The Hub Confirms That Beast Hunters Is The Final Season (1468340)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2013 @ 1:24pm CST
So... nothing really new then, eh? :P

Autobot032 wrote:What the article didn't mention was the previously mentioned DTV movie coming out towards the end of the season.
The "movie" is probably a case similar to the "Darkness Rising" and "One Shall Stand" DVDs: Multi-part episodes taken from the aired-on-television cartoon edited into feature-length presentations.
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Posted by Autobot032 on March 1st, 2013 @ 1:53pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:So... nothing really new then, eh? :P


No, not at all, aside from The Hub itself confirming it, finally. Plus how the season's going to break down, plus the "commentary" episodes.

Ya know, nothing new at all.
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Posted by griftimus prime on March 1st, 2013 @ 1:58pm CST
hope the next show has no children in it. humans are fine but no children please. also lots more characters and more toy variety. prime did not offer much as a toy line
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:So... nothing really new then, eh? :P


No, not at all, aside from The Hub itself confirming it, finally. Plus how the season's going to break down, plus the "commentary" episodes.

Ya know, nothing new at all.
Ah, didn't see that last part. My bad. :oops:
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Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 1st, 2013 @ 2:18pm CST
thank god, maybe now we'll finally get that show that takes place on cybertron that we've always wanted. And please for the love of god if your going to trhow bumblebee in give him a goddamn voice.
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Posted by Rhinox23 on March 1st, 2013 @ 2:48pm CST
Well I'm glad it's officially official that this season will be the last and only have 13 episodes. I'm holding out that there will be a separate tv movie to ties all of TF Prime up and possible set up the future series coming at the end of 2014. Honestly, I am okay with this being the final season. I just really wish it was a full season and not a half season. Oh well. I'm still interested to see where they go from since they've stated they're sticking with aligned continuity for at least the next few years.
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Posted by Mindmaster on March 1st, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
The Prime series may be coming to an end, but weren't there mentions elsewhere that says that there will be a continuation of the Aligned-verse, similar to how the Unicron Trilogy was a three-parter series?
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Posted by Joetx on March 1st, 2013 @ 3:41pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:also lots more characters and more toy variety. prime did not offer much as a toy line


That's what happens when a show is CGI. Due to the costs, they're limited to a certain number of TF characters. The same limitation applied to Beast Wars & Beast Machines.
Re: The Hub Confirms That Beast Hunters Is The Final Season (1468376)
Posted by Xephon0930 on March 1st, 2013 @ 4:08pm CST
13 episodes eh? Then there better not be ANY clip show episodes!!!!!
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Posted by MightyMagnus78 on March 1st, 2013 @ 5:06pm CST
This for me has been the best series since G1. Gutted its ending :-(
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Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on March 1st, 2013 @ 5:37pm CST
Too bad the show is ending... At least it lasted a decent amount of time though. I hope the next show ends up being as good as Prime has been.
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Posted by Bouncy X on March 1st, 2013 @ 5:58pm CST
so its really only 13 episodes? what the hell is that about?

they make two 26 episode seasons and then the final one that should end things is shortened? the "65 for syndication" thing doesnt even make sense since they'd still hit that number if they did another 26. besides, outside of primetime cartoons, i dont see any other animated series air in syndication anymore...that seems like 80s/90s mentality with all the dedicated cartoon channels these days not to mention the internet.

i sincerely hope they've mapped it all out properly and it wont feel rushed or like its lacking anything.
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Posted by Henry921 on March 1st, 2013 @ 6:07pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:so its really only 13 episodes? what the hell is that about?

they make two 26 episode seasons and then the final one that should end things is shortened? the "65 for syndication" thing doesnt even make sense since they'd still hit that number if they did another 26. besides, outside of primetime cartoons, i dont see any other animated series air in syndication anymore...that seems like 80s/90s mentality with all the dedicated cartoon channels these days not to mention the internet.

i sincerely hope they've mapped it all out properly and it wont feel rushed or like its lacking anything.



It's undoubtedly a money thing. Hasbro wanted to hit the minimum and get 65 so they could replay it in syndication, something they haven't been able to do with previous series since G1. That we're also getting a three part 'movie' thing is a bone throw to ourselves and the showrunners to give it a proper conclusion, albeit a slightly rushed one.

I'm sure Hasbro was considering doing another 26 episode season after the first two, but ultimately some bean counter decided against it and they ordered just enough episodes to sustain the new toyline, and are probably already preparing whatever the successor is.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2013 @ 6:16pm CST
Bouncy X wrote:so its really only 13 episodes? what the hell is that about?
It's what they wanted to do from the very start.

Bouncy X wrote:besides, outside of primetime cartoons, i dont see any other animated series air in syndication anymore...
And for good reason. Most cartoons these days aren't worth airing in syndication.

But that just goes to show how good Prime is, that it's a cartoon that is worthy of syndicated airing.

Though, I can provide an example of a non-sitcom cartoon airing in syndaction. My local WMOR station, which is an independent network, airs CN's Star Wars: The Clone Wars series as part of its programming, which is all syndicated reruns of adult shows and sitcoms.

On the other hand, Prime could possibly be considered a primetime cartoon since all its new episodes have only aired at night on the Hub. ;)

Bouncy X wrote:i sincerely hope they've mapped it all out properly and it wont feel rushed or like its lacking anything.
To be frank, they already have rushed through their plans. The three-to-four years worth of story material they had planned out wound up getting covered all the way through by the end of season 2. The Beast Hunters theme came as a late decision and was added after the fact.
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Posted by FansProjectFan178 on March 1st, 2013 @ 7:57pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:The Prime series may be coming to an end, but weren't there mentions elsewhere that says that there will be a continuation of the Aligned-verse, similar to how the Unicron Trilogy was a three-parter series?



I remember reading that announcement as well. However, it don't think it had any concrete proof to confirm or deny what you're claiming. The G1 series went on much longer in Japan (ie Headmasters, Victory Force, etc) than in the states. If this rumor is true, it could be the same universe but with just a different label.

If any info that I've stated in my theory above is false, feel free to correct me.
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Posted by vegetacron on March 1st, 2013 @ 8:04pm CST
Even though its a bayformer spawn, it was a good series. I hate to see it go.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:25pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:maybe now we'll finally get that show that takes place on cybertron that we've always wanted.


:???:

Megatron Wolf wrote:maybe now I'll finally get that show that takes place on cybertron that I've always wanted.


Much better. :D
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 1st, 2013 @ 11:45pm CST
I'm gonna miss this show. It was just plane fun. Looking back, I remember some pretty campy times...

Like Screamer dancing when Megs died, Arcee's angsty...um, angst, etc.

Now don't get me wron, I love Mr. Cullen as Prime...(puts on ballistic helmut) but I found his performance to be somewhat copied/pasted from the films, just less angry.

But on the positive side, we had decent plots, an awesome Megatron, and a hot-headed rookie who wasn't despiccable.

And now that it's over, we can start dreaming that they will animate LSOTW. THAT...would be sweet.
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Posted by Downbeat on March 2nd, 2013 @ 2:02am CST
I thought the show had promise at the start, but it went downhill fast in my eyes and overstayed its welcome. I hope the next show is better, closer to Animated in writing quality.
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Posted by michael alex kawa on March 2nd, 2013 @ 4:27am CST
In one way it does suck that it is the final season ,but Prime did have a good run ,and all good things must come to an end .I do hope that the TV movie does happen to give Prime a conclusion it deserves .
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Posted by Mykltron on March 2nd, 2013 @ 5:24am CST
Downbeat wrote:I thought the show had promise at the start, but it went downhill fast in my eyes and overstayed its welcome. I hope the next show is better, closer to Animated in writing quality.


Seriously? Animated was so obviously aimed at children, Prime is for a more mature audience.
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Posted by Rex Prime on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:03am CST
I wanted more Prime, it was really one of the best series despite the children and the outnumbered Autobots. I wish whatever what hasrbo is cooking next, is something with this quality or more, and no CGI it will limit the series like Prime, we want more characters, fleshed out character....and more toys :p
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Posted by Trikeboy on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:39am CST
Just like Animated, it is ending far too soon.
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Posted by KingJames on March 2nd, 2013 @ 9:34am CST
I've been lucky enough to catch every series since G1 and liked them all for different reasons whether it be G1 & Car robots wealth of characters, beast wars character development or animated's Easter eggs. Here's hoping for a strong finish. Tell you what though from the preview smokescreen better not get a matrix and change his paintjob to red with flames.

I think the next series could use more characters/warriors similar to G1 it seems most of the time it's a 5 on 5 give or take a character. You need soldiers for war and not just drones.
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Posted by Downbeat on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:30am CST
Mykltron wrote:
Downbeat wrote:I thought the show had promise at the start, but it went downhill fast in my eyes and overstayed its welcome. I hope the next show is better, closer to Animated in writing quality.


Seriously? Animated was so obviously aimed at children, Prime is for a more mature audience.

not like Animated dealt with PTSD, the equivalent of child soldiers, genetic experimentation, loss, betrayal, espionage, the subject of corrupt governments, and killed off plenty of dudes of its own, nope.

Animated may have skewed younger but it still handled mature topics, and its plotting was better. Prime may have had more money thrown at it for animation, and may be aimed at an older audience, but its plots have been repetitive and poorly handled.
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Posted by Avensis-Mahiya on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
I was really hoping that this would be a 4-5 season series. TFP had enough story for that much, honestly. Here's to hoping that the final season doesn't screw us all over and leave us with immense levels of disappointment.
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Posted by CaptainMagic on March 2nd, 2013 @ 6:55pm CST
Mykltron wrote:
Downbeat wrote:I thought the show had promise at the start, but it went downhill fast in my eyes and overstayed its welcome. I hope the next show is better, closer to Animated in writing quality.


Seriously? Animated was so obviously aimed at children, Prime is for a more mature audience.


You're talking about tone, not writing quality. Preference of tone is completely subjective, so if you can't stand the more kid-friendly bent of Animated I get why you like Prime better.

Writing quality, on the other hand, can be measured, and I think Animated was much better than Prime in that respect. I know there are reasons for it, but Prime frequently wrapped up potentially interesting ongoing plot lines before they could go anywhere, and did so in a way that was not satisfactory at all. It also failed to make the comparatively few characters really interesting, aside from the precious few like Knock Out and Starscream. Animated made much better use of the time that it had to work with. It had a better understanding of how to abandon a side story early, sometimes by not wrapping them up and just leaving us at a cliff hanger that wouldn't hurt too badly, and each of its many characters got to stand out in a way that left a lasting impression even if they only appeared in one scene.

I personally like the tone of both shows, but I know once Prime is over I will never go back and watch it the whole way through again, while I have watched the entire run of Animated from beginning to end three times so far, as well as individual episodes several more times.

Comparing Animated and Prime maybe isn't a fair test. Try comparing it to a different show with the same tone. There are much better shows than Prime in its category, but few that show the same level of careful crafting as Animated among shows aimed at that audience.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:04pm CST
Atop of what CaptainMagic said, I think Prime and Beast Machines are better to compare rather than Animated and Prime. They're both dark in tone, they were both done in CGI, and they both have limited casts.
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Posted by Burn on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:31pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Atop of what CaptainMagic said, I think Prime and Beast Machines are better to compare rather than Animated and Prime. They're both dark in tone, they were both done in CGI, and they both have limited casts.


Big difference being, BM's limited cast was due to there actually being no other characters floating around that they could pull in, Megs had all the sparks.

Prime however ... there's a Universe full of them out there, but we're stuck with the same core group of characters because Hasbro don't want to invest money into new characters. (Quite insulting to children really to think they wouldn't be interested in characters other than the Red and Yellow crew)
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:35pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I'm gonna miss this show. It was just plane fun. Looking back, I remember some pretty campy times...

Like Screamer dancing when Megs died,
Yeah, but that was in his head, not reality. Twas still priceless, though. :lol:
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 2nd, 2013 @ 9:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I'm gonna miss this show. It was just plane fun. Looking back, I remember some pretty campy times...

Like Screamer dancing when Megs died,
Yeah, but that was in his head, not reality. Twas still priceless, though. :lol:

That was only in his head? I took it as...a poor attempt at comedy.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2013 @ 9:47pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:I'm gonna miss this show. It was just plane fun. Looking back, I remember some pretty campy times...

Like Screamer dancing when Megs died,
Yeah, but that was in his head, not reality. Twas still priceless, though. :lol:

That was only in his head? I took it as...a poor attempt at comedy.
Yeah, he didn't actually break out into a dance session in the actual episode.

It was when Megatron later went inside his head and re-watched that scene with a new disco moment added in, courtesy of Screamer's fantasizing. :P
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Posted by Burn on March 2nd, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
What happens in Starscreams head ... apparently doesn't stay in Starscreams head.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2013 @ 10:02pm CST
Burn wrote:What happens in Starscreams head ... apparently doesn't stay in Starscreams head.
Yeah, kinda bites when you got a Cortical Psychic Patch showing all your inner thoughts in HD quality, 'specially when the guy whose dead brother's grave you mucked up with is watchin'. :lol:
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Posted by The Grim King on March 2nd, 2013 @ 11:12pm CST
This is usually the part where I boo and hiss at someone but I doubt it'll help any. Another good show ended because SOMEONE thinks it's run it's course...no, no it really hasn't you only think it has. Not to mention if I don't see a combiner or dinobot this FINAL season I'm going to be greatly dissapointed.
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Posted by Sodan-1 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 6:56pm CST
Oh man! It seems like only yesterday I was complaining about an animated series that looked like the movies. Now I'm complaining that it's almost over. :sad:

So long as the series lives up to that trailer, it should be worth it.
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Posted by Wigglez on March 3rd, 2013 @ 8:08pm CST
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF*****************************************************************!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Toralei_De_Nile on August 2nd, 2013 @ 11:08am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:thank god, maybe now we'll finally get that show that takes place on cybertron that we've always wanted. And please for the love of god if your going to trhow bumblebee in give him a goddamn voice.



Oh, like Beast Machines?
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