Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far?

Transformers News: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far?

Monday, November 13th, 2017 8:09PM CST

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Fellow robot-lovers, the day has nearly come. Tomorrow, on the go90 video streaming platform (in the US at least), Machinima's Titans Return animated series - the follow-up to last year's Combiner Wars - will make its debut for all to see. If you're just now hearing about this series, or have forgotten some of the details, here's a brief timeline of the major news leading from its announcement nearly a year ago, all the way up the the show's debut:

- Nov 29, 2016: Machinima announces two sequel series to Combiner Wars - Titans Return and Power of the Primes;

- Jul 18, 2017: New cast for the Titans Return series is announced, featuring Peter Cullen, Judd Nelson, Wil Wheaton, and more (including internet personalities like MatPat and returning cast members such as Jason Marnocha and Abby Trott);

- Sep 10, 2017: Machinima announces that the series will have 11 episodes, and will feature both Trypticon and Overlord (betcha forgot about that tidbit, didn't you?);

- Sep 11, 2017: First official poster for the series, and a few screenshots proving that the visual style will remain similar to Combiner Wars;

- Oct 18, 2017: Behind-the-scenes video listing many of the major roles, and showing our first preview of the show in motion (much the same as its predecessor);

- Nov 5, 7, and 12, 2017: Preview clip of the show, full-fledged trailer, and a meet-the-cast video leading up to the final release date...

...Which brings us fully up-to-date, with less than 24 hours to go until the premiere of this definitely-anticipated series! Check out the latest two bits of promotional material from Machinima's Facebook page below, and chime in with your thoughts in the Energon Pub. Come tomorrow, don't forget to catch the Titans Return series on go90 in the US, and of course stay tuned to Seibertron.com for our very own coverage of the series too!


The first two episodes of Transformers: Titans Return are available TOMORROW on go90.

Transformers News: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far?


Perceptor makes a startling discovery in the very first episode of Transformers: Titans Return. Watch tomorrow on go90.

Transformers News: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far?
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Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921496)
Posted by Albatross250 on November 13th, 2017 @ 8:39pm CST
Perceptor must use his tank form in this series,
I'LL be damned if he's gonna transform to Tank mode :lol: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921534)
Posted by Deadput on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:13pm CST
Huh I actually did not know Overlord was going to be in this, that's actually kinda cool.


At the very least I already like this series more for the more variety in cast compared to the few last time (Optimus, Megatron, Windblade, Starscream, Rodimus, Mistress of flame, the Combiners and Metroplex's arm)

This time around we have most of them combined with Overlord, Perceptor, Fortress Maximus and Emissary, the full appearance of Metroplex, Trypticon, the Seekers Thundercracker, Skywarp, Sunstorm and someone else that was colored like a G1 Slipstream.

Honestly I'm surprised that neither Bumblebee or Soundwave are not in the show at all but besides that I'm presently surprised there are so many characters that don't get much appearances in Transformers cartoons such as Perceptor I mean when's the last time he's been a main character in a Transformers show?
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921540)
Posted by Burn on November 13th, 2017 @ 11:42pm CST
The best thing about Combiner Wars is thanks to all the various time zones across the world, each episode was released over night for me.

Which means I was able to get up in the morning and watch them whilst sitting on the toilet.

An apt place to watch it as it turns out.

I will be doing the same for Titans Return. Bring on the [strike]morning bowel movements[/strike] Titans!
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921546)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2017 @ 12:24am CST
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921560)
Posted by Bronzewolf on November 14th, 2017 @ 1:36am CST
It seems the time has come! With the arrival of November 14th, the first two episodes Machinima's Transformers Titans Return series have been released!
Following the previous Machinima-produced Go90 series, Combiner Wars, Titans Return picks up roughly where the Combined Wars series ended. It includes reoccurring characters like Optimus Prime (This time around voiced by Peter Cullen), Megatron, Windblade, and Hot Rod (This time voiced by Judd Nelson, returning to his classic role.)
To catch up on what details you've missed on this series, check out the recent piece by Seibertronian news crew member Qwan, who does a great job running through all the announcements and specifics we've gotten since the announcement of the series.
You can then find the first two episodes over on Go90's website, or through their app if you prefer mobile, and share your thoughts in the forum boards below.
Even then our coverage of the premier doesn't end, as you can expect our official review of the two episodes out in the coming hours.
Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for those reviews, and to partake in the discussion surrounding this new series!
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921563)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 14th, 2017 @ 2:13am CST
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well...*sigh* :( looks like I'll have to wait til someone posts them on YouTube! + it's daft that they're not on YouTube to begin with? coz Machinima has their own channel on there, but YES!!! I'm sure it'll happen, give enough time ;)
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921564)
Posted by Burn on November 14th, 2017 @ 2:21am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:it's daft that they're not on YouTube to begin with

No, it's not.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921565)
Posted by Regimus Prime on November 14th, 2017 @ 2:49am CST
Those two episodes were worth it. I wish they would do a full length movie with a G1 script. Wishful thinking. :BOT:
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921566)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 14th, 2017 @ 3:05am CST
Burn wrote:Which means I was able to get up in the morning and watch them whilst sitting on the toilet.

Bring on the [strike]morning bowel movements[/strike] Titans!


thanks for that mental image, whilst I'm eating my breakfast >:oP

Burn wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:it's daft that they're not on YouTube to begin with

No, it's not.


Why does it not surprise me in your response in the fact that Machinima decided to broadcast this series on a website that limits its audience due to region restrictions! and I'm sure that other countries that cannot!!! view this series due to aforementioned restrictions would agree with you, and tell me.... where did Machinima broadcast Combiner Wars again? that's riiight! on their YouTube channel

and where will this current series eventually end up anyway? that's riiight! Youtube! so why not put it there in the first place
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921567)
Posted by Bounti76 on November 14th, 2017 @ 3:14am CST
Wow.....while the voice talent is better.....and the animation is ok....that's about it. It's not as awful as the Combiner Wars cartoon, but there are still plot holes galore and cringe-worthy dialogue. It doesn't bode well for the rest of the series.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921569)
Posted by Omegatron. on November 14th, 2017 @ 3:47am CST
So... any option for the 7ish billion people who don't live in the US?
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921570)
Posted by Qwan on November 14th, 2017 @ 3:51am CST
Omegatron. wrote:So... any option for the 7ish billion people who don't live in the US?
Not yet AFAIK. If it's done the same way as the CW series was (and all signs point to this being the case) then we'll just have to chill out until Machinima decides to put it out on their Youtube channel.

But hey, bright side, we get to enjoy a few more suffering-free hours than the US viewers do! :-P (Okay I should really stop bashing this series until I've given it an honest-to-goodness try, shouldn't I.)


Stuartmaximus wrote:and where will this current series eventually end up anyway? that's riiight! Youtube! so why not put it there in the first place
If I may step in with my trying-super-hard-to-sound-knowledgeable tuppence: branding deals or whatever. As best I understand it, Machinima/Hasbro/whoever is getting a pretty penny directly from go90 in return for their service being the exclusive carrier of the show within the US (and I'm sure, if go90 could have been bothered in the last nearly YEAR AND A HALF to expand their service beyond the US, it'd be exclusive to them in those countries too).

That's also why when the CW episodes went up on Machinima's Youtube channel (originally at least), they were region-locked so viewers in the US couldn't watch them - hence they have to use go90, exclusive distributor, more money for the folks behind the series, it all comes back around to that extra money. It may not seem to make sense for us, the viewers, but it sure as shootin' makes sense for the people deciding how the series will be distributed.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921573)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on November 14th, 2017 @ 4:43am CST
Qwan wrote:we'll just have to chill out until Machinima decides to put it out on their Youtube channel.


or someone else? coz it doesn't HAVE to be Machinima that puts in on YouTube, no doubt others will post it there too!(& YES I know that if they do that, they run the risk of it getting taken down! but that's the kinda world that we live in today).
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921574)
Posted by Burn on November 14th, 2017 @ 5:49am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Burn wrote:Which means I was able to get up in the morning and watch them whilst sitting on the toilet.

Bring on the [strike]morning bowel movements[/strike] Titans!


thanks for that mental image, whilst I'm eating my breakfast >:oP

Burn wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:it's daft that they're not on YouTube to begin with

No, it's not.


Why does it not surprise me in your response in the fact that Machinima decided to broadcast this series on a website that limits its audience due to region restrictions! and I'm sure that other countries that cannot!!! view this series due to aforementioned restrictions would agree with you, and tell me.... where did Machinima broadcast Combiner Wars again? that's riiight! on their YouTube channel

and where will this current series eventually end up anyway? that's riiight! Youtube! so why not put it there in the first place


Just in case you've forgotten, you're ignoring me remember. :wink:
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921577)
Posted by Randomhero on November 14th, 2017 @ 6:15am CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:
Burn wrote:Which means I was able to get up in the morning and watch them whilst sitting on the toilet.

Bring on the [strike]morning bowel movements[/strike] Titans!


thanks for that mental image, whilst I'm eating my breakfast >:oP

Burn wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:it's daft that they're not on YouTube to begin with

No, it's not.


Why does it not surprise me in your response in the fact that Machinima decided to broadcast this series on a website that limits its audience due to region restrictions! and I'm sure that other countries that cannot!!! view this series due to aforementioned restrictions would agree with you, and tell me.... where did Machinima broadcast Combiner Wars again? that's riiight! on their YouTube channel

and where will this current series eventually end up anyway? that's riiight! Youtube! so why not put it there in the first place


It’s called contracts dude. Go90 probably helped finance the series so they have exclusive distribution of it for now. If you wanna throw a fit and say YouTube remember they have their own exclusive service too, YouTube Red which you have to pay for so if YouTube was contracted like go90 than guess what? It’d be on youtubered and you’d be throwing a fit you have to pay to watch
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921578)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on November 14th, 2017 @ 6:17am CST
Watching the episodes, I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, nothing amazing, but so far things aren't that bad.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921580)
Posted by MadProject on November 14th, 2017 @ 6:41am CST
do you think that using a proxy would bypass the region lock?

I'd like to see the episodes, but hey, I'm one of the rest-of-the-world people who doesn't live in the US.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921582)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 14th, 2017 @ 7:35am CST
Y'know what? It was okay. It's not going to win any awards but the longer runtime allows for just a bit more character interaction than CW did. The acting is stiff and someone needs to tell the voice mixer that, if a character is interrupted, the other character should be SPEAKING right away. Awkward pauses abound. Buuuuuuuuut. It didn't suck.
Also apparently they still haven't made any more character models for the combiner components except those 3 Constructicons, so they're just going to stand around being giant all day as if they're permanently fused.
I won't say I'm looking forward to it but I'm not dreading it either. It's going to be an okay use of 20ish minutes each week.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921583)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 14th, 2017 @ 7:38am CST
So far, [spoiler]the worst I can say about is that the Mistress of Flame still have some pretty terrible acting to the point that it almost feels like a parody of old bad English anime dubs. Lots of random pauses in her dialogue and bizarre emphasis on certain syllables in her words here and there.

Other than that, everyone else either sounds just okay at best (Windblade, Optimus) or bored at worst (Rodimus/Hot Rod, Metroplex, Perceptor). Megatron's just a cameo in the first episode and doesn't get any lines, so that's a shame so far. Windblade, at least, is no longer determined to kill everyone, so there's that.

The animation looks unchanged though the framerate, while still pretty poor, admittedly does not look quite as horrendous (for the most part) as it did in Combiner Wars.

As far as what little there is of the story, things so far just seem to be happening for the sake of happening. Little is really explained (which was par for the course for Combiner Wars) and the most bonkers thing of Starscream coming back in Trypticon's body was already spoiled by a trailer,
so there's less of a surprise to that here.[/spoiler]

As of now, it doesn't seem to be quite as poor a first impression as Combiner Wars' beginning, but nothing too special yet either. Mostly just mild mediocrity at this point. We'll see how things play out in the weeks to come.
Re: Machinima Transformers: Titans Return Animated Series Premieres Tomorrow - What's Happened so Far? (1921585)
Posted by steve2275 on November 14th, 2017 @ 7:45am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Episodes 1 AND 2 are both now on go90:

https://www.go90.com/videos/2NhyXKyeaJh

https://www.go90.com/videos/8Ebc1KREnea

i appreciate the links
thank you

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