Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview

Transformers News: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview

Thursday, October 25th, 2012 9:00PM CDT

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The LA Times Hero Complex has posted a new still from tomorrow's new episode of Transformers Prime, "Regeneration". They have also posted an interview with the show's executive producer Jeff Kline, click here to read the full interview. He mentions that we can expect some characters to change allegiances in season 3 and a sibling type relationship between Earth and Cybertron.

The image and an excerpt from interview are mirrored below.

Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Preview Clip

HC: Have you formulated a new three-year plan?

JK: We definitely reconfigured ourselves through Season 3, which we are in production on now. One of the nice things about “Transformers: Prime,” not true of all animated series, is that we have a full-time writing staff. A lot of animated series have to make do with one story editor and freelancers. It can be very hard to plot out long-term stories by yourself in a room. But we have a full-blown writing staff, so we spend a lot of time before we get down to script writing talking about where do we want to go, where do we want the characters to go.

HC: What can people expect in Season 3?

JK: As anybody who’s been watching the show knows, we tend to get bigger and bigger and paint ourselves into corners. So the end of Season 2 will paint us into a corner and hopefully you’ll be surprised at how we get ourselves out of it. For Season 3, we’re actually bringing Beasts into the story, which is a big game-changers. Not necessarily “Beast Wars” way or “Dino-bots” but Beasts, which are part of the Transformers lore. For us, it’s important to be able to justify that previous lore within our own continuity. One of the big things for us is the idea that Earth and Cybertron have been interrelated for eons. The Unicron arc played with that quite a bit. But Season 3 will be even more about how Earth and Cybertron are brother, or twin, planets in some way. And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides, new elements will be brought in and old elements will be sent away. We try to change it up because we always want our Autobots at a disadvantage. From the very beginning, there have always been fewer Autobots than Decepticons, they’re technologically disadvantaged. We’ll continue to try to stack the deck against them.
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Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433932)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:15pm CDT
It's like they want us to guess Dreadwing goes Autobot.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433936)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 9:26pm CDT
[quote]What we discovered early on, especially in Season 2, because we kept getting bigger and bigger, we wanted it to get more epic and the idea of having every episode be self-contained became impossible.[/quote]GOOD!

[quote]For Season 3, we’re actually bringing Beasts into the story, which is a big game-changers. Not necessarily “Beast Wars” way or “Dino-bots” but Beasts,[/quote]Not necessarily Dinobots, eh?

[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides[/quote]Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)

[quote]the idea of using Beasts wasn’t presented to us until we were pretty far down the line.[/quote]Ah, so Beast Hunters came about due to Executive Meddling from Hasbro, eh? Interesting.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433961)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 25th, 2012 @ 10:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)
[/quote]


I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433983)
Posted by TFfan92 on October 25th, 2012 @ 11:41pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:[/quote]

Well I sure hope they're not going to rehash Cliffjumper again.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433986)
Posted by RAcast on October 25th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:[/quote]
It wouldn't make -sense- for it to be Smokescreen. I mean, he's a hot headed shoot first kinda guy, but that just makes him wrecker-y if anything. He's not at all the power hungry type.

That said, I fully expect some shenanigans involving Dreadwing's allegiance. As if the Decepticons don't have enough issues with keeping the ranks, am I right? >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1433988)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 25th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
I am praying that Dreadwing doesn't die, so I'll gladly accept any defection to the Autobots form him if it means he gets to live. :PRAY:
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434001)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 26th, 2012 @ 12:10am CDT
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:

It wouldn't make -sense- for it to be Smokescreen. I mean, he's a hot headed shoot first kinda guy, but that just makes him wrecker-y if anything. He's not at all the power hungry type.

That said, I fully expect some shenanigans involving Dreadwing's allegiance. As if the Decepticons don't have enough issues with keeping the ranks, am I right? >:oP[/quote]
I've always thought Smokescreen to be more of a strategist rather than the shoot first, think later kind of guy.

Then again, he did rush into Megatron's armies to obtain the Star Saber, to no avail.


TFfan92 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:


Well I sure hope they're not going to rehash Cliffjumper again.[/quote]

But...Cliffjumper's dead.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434016)
Posted by TFfan92 on October 26th, 2012 @ 1:14am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:

It wouldn't make -sense- for it to be Smokescreen. I mean, he's a hot headed shoot first kinda guy, but that just makes him wrecker-y if anything. He's not at all the power hungry type.

That said, I fully expect some shenanigans involving Dreadwing's allegiance. As if the Decepticons don't have enough issues with keeping the ranks, am I right? >:oP

I've always thought Smokescreen to be more of a strategist rather than the shoot first, think later kind of guy.

Then again, he did rush into Megatron's armies to obtain the Star Saber, to no avail.


TFfan92 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
[quote]And, as we’ve been doing for two seasons, allegiances will change, good guys and bad guys will switch sides
Who wants to guess which Autobot will switch sides? ;)



I sure hope it's not Smokescreen. Don't think it's Wheeljack either, considering his recent [Beast Hunters] toy is an Autobot. :???:


Well I sure hope they're not going to rehash Cliffjumper again.[/quote]

But...Cliffjumper's dead.[/quote]

You never know what kind of twist the writers will think of.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434050)
Posted by LiverMatrix on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:02am CDT
I can't see any of the established Autobots switching sides, even the likes of Smokescreen and Wheeljack (although if Armada's anything to go by, Wheeljack would make sense...)
I'm thinking there's more chance of a new Autobot arriving on the scene, and then switching sides by the end of the first or second episode.

As for the Con, it's not even worth Speculating it's that obvious. >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434124)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 26th, 2012 @ 8:56am CDT
TFfan92 wrote:

You never know what kind of twist the writers will think of.


They don't revive a character after they've killed them. Cliffjumper's not coming back.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434133)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 26th, 2012 @ 9:40am CDT
LiverMatrix wrote:As for the Con, it's not even worth Speculating it's that obvious. >:oP
Soundwave. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434151)
Posted by RAcast on October 26th, 2012 @ 10:32am CDT
LiverMatrix wrote:I can't see any of the established Autobots switching sides, even the likes of Smokescreen and Wheeljack (although if Armada's anything to go by, Wheeljack would make sense...)
I'm thinking there's more chance of a new Autobot arriving on the scene, and then switching sides by the end of the first or second episode.

As for the Con, it's not even worth Speculating it's that obvious. >:oP


But Armada Wheeljack isn't even really Wheeljack. He's a Sideswipe homage! :lol: SG Sideswipe even uses Armada "Wheeljack"'s body and a similar (if SG-iffied) charictarization.

"In the mirrorverse, Sideswipe is a good guy! What a twist."
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434169)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 26th, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
RAcast wrote:
LiverMatrix wrote:I can't see any of the established Autobots switching sides, even the likes of Smokescreen and Wheeljack (although if Armada's anything to go by, Wheeljack would make sense...)
I'm thinking there's more chance of a new Autobot arriving on the scene, and then switching sides by the end of the first or second episode.

As for the Con, it's not even worth Speculating it's that obvious. >:oP


But Armada Wheeljack isn't even really Wheeljack. He's a Sideswipe homage! :lol:


And Prime Wheeljack is a Drift homage. It's still Wheeljack.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434219)
Posted by El Duque on October 26th, 2012 @ 2:26pm CDT
Reminder: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" airs this evening on the Hub at 7:00 PM ET. We also have another teaser image from tonight's episode courtesy of the official Transformers facebook page. We've mirrored the image below.

[quote]Things are looking pretty epic in this exclusive shot from tonight's new episode of Transformers Prime. Don't miss the penultimate episode of Season 2, tonight at 7 pm ET on The Hub TV Network![/quote]

Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434233)
Posted by Archanubis on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Reminder: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" airs this evening on the Hub at 7:00 PM ET. We also have another teaser image from tonight's episode courtesy of the official Transformers facebook page. We've mirrored the image below.

[quote]Things are looking pretty epic in this exclusive shot from tonight's new episode of Transformers Prime. Don't miss the penultimate episode of Season 2, tonight at 7 pm ET on The Hub TV Network!


 [/quote]
If that's a space bridge, that's an unusual orientation.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434238)
Posted by Chaoslock on October 26th, 2012 @ 3:45pm CDT
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434259)
Posted by RAcast on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:39pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
RAcast wrote:
LiverMatrix wrote:I can't see any of the established Autobots switching sides, even the likes of Smokescreen and Wheeljack (although if Armada's anything to go by, Wheeljack would make sense...)
I'm thinking there's more chance of a new Autobot arriving on the scene, and then switching sides by the end of the first or second episode.

As for the Con, it's not even worth Speculating it's that obvious. >:oP


But Armada Wheeljack isn't even really Wheeljack. He's a Sideswipe homage! :lol:


And Prime Wheeljack is a Drift homage. It's still Wheeljack.

But here's the thing, Prime Wheeljack is supposed to homage both G1 Wheeljack and Drift.

Armada Wheeljack just...happened to be given the name because it was available at the time. Armada Wheeljack has nothing to do with anybody else named Wheeljack ever. :lol:
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434264)
Posted by njb902 on October 26th, 2012 @ 4:47pm CDT
I wonder if that's the gate that is used to bring energon to the planet.
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434285)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 26th, 2012 @ 6:31pm CDT
GAAAAAH IT WOULD END LIKE THAT!!!
Re: Transformers Prime "Regeneration" Teaser Image and Jeff Kline Interview (1434290)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 26th, 2012 @ 6:50pm CDT
I'm sad and happy Dreadwing's dead. I liked Dreadwing a lot, but I'm glad he's not joining the Autobots. Didn't want that to happen.

Then again, if he did join the Autobots I would hope for him to be reformatted into Depth Charge to fit in with the Beast Hunters. Oh well

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