Transformers: Animated Schedule Change

Transformers: Animated Schedule Change

Sunday, January 6th, 2008 3:39pm CST

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Good News for all the Dinobot fans!

Cartoon Network have altered their known schedule for the Transformers: Animated series.

The episode "Total Meltdown" which was supposed to air as Episode 5 on January 12th 2008 has now been replaced by episode 6 "Blast from the Past" to air at the same date and time.

No reason for the episode change has been given, and episode 7 "Thrill of the Hunt" will air following "Blast from the Past" on January 19th, so for the moment it would seem that "Total Meltdown" will be skipped for some time.

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Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596107)
Posted by Menbailee on January 6th, 2008 @ 3:49pm CST
Considering how the subject matter from Blast from the Past would resonate with kids, I suspect they have every reason to put that as early in the series as possible. The Meltdown episode, on the other hand, introduces a villain who won't become relevant till much later. Other considerations could be behind the decision, but right off the bat I see reasons that a network would consider the switch a sound decision. I just hope that this doesn't interrupt continuity in character development, since the relationships do appear to evolve over time, and even kids notice character regression.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596114)
Posted by Blurrz on January 6th, 2008 @ 3:57pm CST
That's dumb. I see no reason for this... but do we have our first BANNED Transformers Animated Episode?
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596116)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2008 @ 4:00pm CST
Oh, great! :MAD: It's the TF: Cybertron thing all over again. They skipped three episodes and then aired them later with the first two merged as one (but the second was aired as an individual episode later).
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596119)
Posted by Predacon Rampage on January 6th, 2008 @ 4:01pm CST
I am glad they skipped over the human villian. :grin:
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596134)
Posted by Omega Charge on January 6th, 2008 @ 4:12pm CST
Hmmm...confusing. Will it still be relevant as episode 5 or is it being skipped to be played later as a different episode because it is not important to the story? I don't want to miss anything important.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596147)
Posted by bumblezzz on January 6th, 2008 @ 4:22pm CST
This great, now the dinobot will apear earlyier they supposeally. yes. :grin: :grin:
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596149)
Posted by soundwave13c on January 6th, 2008 @ 4:28pm CST
the dinobots are coming! the dinobots are coming, i did not know this, this is great!! :grin:
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596170)
Posted by Moonbase2 on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:03pm CST
NOOOOOOO!!!!!

Not this early!!!!
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596176)
Posted by TheMuffin on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:11pm CST
Figures. They have a smaller than expected viewer turnout, so CN decides to flip episodes around to try and gain more viewers. So sad. But typical of that station. I give it a few more weeks until they start flipping them back and forth and changing airing times.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596180)
Posted by The Chaos Bringer on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:14pm CST
I had nothing to do with this :WHISTLE:

(Makes another human villain disappear :twisted: )
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596185)
Posted by Predacon Rampage on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:19pm CST
They choose a terrible air date in the first place, 10 a.m. on a saturday, when most people now a days are asleep. Why not like right before toonami comes on? :-?
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596189)
Posted by SolCross on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:22pm CST
I wish they'd bump it to a later time slot. :? There's no way I can wake up that early.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596200)
Posted by Moonbase2 on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:29pm CST
TheMuffin wrote:Figures. They have a smaller than expected viewer turnout, so CN decides to flip episodes around to try and gain more viewers. So sad. But typical of that station. I give it a few more weeks until they start flipping them back and forth and changing airing times.


Do you know what they were expecting and what they got?
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596210)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 6th, 2008 @ 5:42pm CST
SolCross wrote:I wish they'd bump it to a later time slot. :? There's no way I can wake up that early.


I feel the same way. I caught the last couple minutes of it yesterday and it looked kinda alright.

A- Prowl, he realy doing good by me, plus he uses David Kaye's Megatron voice(whycouldn't he do both Prime and Megs? He's so good at evil!?!)

B- That ski sled that BB did, I use to do something like that with my G1 fig. I'd pull his arms out, extend his legs and have him take off ready to ram whatever was in his way.

So anyhow, I saw on Sunday it shows at 11am. I figured "OK I'll get up for that".

Man it started with some Robin Hood thing, and I went back to sleep.

Now I don't know about some pulled show, but hopefully it's pulled like I hope the rest of this series is so that it can be redrawn!
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596244)
Posted by Silent_Magnus on January 6th, 2008 @ 6:19pm CST
TheMuffin wrote:Figures. They have a smaller than expected viewer turnout, so CN decides to flip episodes around to try and gain more viewers. So sad. But typical of that station. I give it a few more weeks until they start flipping them back and forth and changing airing times.

have we got the raitings for TF:A yet?
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596251)
Posted by DetectiveFork on January 6th, 2008 @ 6:31pm CST
I have to admit, I'm totally uninterested in the human supervillains, and I hope that story arc runs its course soon. I was anxious to get past the next episode so we can see the episode with the Dinobots and then the episode in which we learn about Ratchet's past. While we're getting that, I also don't like that episodes are being skipped over and shown out of order.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596260)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 6th, 2008 @ 6:37pm CST
What do you expect, they had alot of potential in the writing staff, but skimped to much in the art department.

Even my Nieces and Nephews can't sit through the human parts, and they liked the "other robots" (in other words, past series bots) alot better.

They realy screwed this up. I can understand wanting to take the movie and make it kid friendly, but the imagry in this show is just infantile, which on average, kids don't like(it insults them).
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596303)
Posted by The Chaos Bringer on January 6th, 2008 @ 7:30pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:the imagry in this show is just infantile, which on average, kids don't like(it insults them).


QTF! :mrgreen:

I've been saying it all along, kids don't like that! Hasbro tried so hard to cater to kids that they ended up catering to no one. Kids are way quicker to dismiss this sort of thing as baby-ish than we are. Wait til they see the supervillains. Kids that remember the Unicron trilogy are going to stare at the screen in absolute shock and disbelief. And it appears that Cartoon Network figured it out has begun removing episodes starring the supervillains. They're desperately trying to save what little audience they have for this trainwreck.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596315)
Posted by TheMuffin on January 6th, 2008 @ 8:34pm CST
Predacon Rampage wrote:They choose a terrible air date in the first place, 10 a.m. on a saturday, when most people now a days are asleep. Why not like right before toonami comes on? :-?

You're not the target audience. The show is made for children. And children get up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons.
Re: Transformers: Animated Schedule Change (596327)
Posted by Moonbase2 on January 6th, 2008 @ 8:51pm CST
The creators have stressed adamantly that the show is for children.

But who says kids don't like this stuff? I used to wonder how they could, til I got a better look at the crap that used to entertain me as a kid. For pete's sake I used to watch a popsicle stick with googly eyes on Nickolodeon every afternoon. Most young children will watch any cartoon; this one shouldn't really be an exception. I used to get up on Saturday mornings at 7:30am (on purpose) and I watched ALL the cartoons, which were of varying quality.

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