Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

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Round Table Review for Transformers Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

Episode 7 Cube

Synopsis: Bumblebee learns how he first met Windblade and relives a Golden Age encounter with a young Starscream and his Seekers.

Transformers News: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

What we liked best

I find it super cool how this show really just embraces all of what may be called G1 into one big package. In this episode we saw that Windblade retained everything we know of her through the IDW comics,like her being a city speaker, comes from caminus - William-James88

I love the idea of Cube, a sport that could be the cybertronian equivalent of football (soccer for US readers!) and a nice introduction for how Windblade met Bee. - ZeroWolf

We got to see Starscream shine, not as a backstabbing weasel, but as an impatient and devious rascal! It was also nice seeing more of the culture aspect of Transformers, since we saw a game of Cube (a mix between rugby and, funnily enough, the fictional Quidditch). Here, we get to see how Autobots and Decepticons used to act like together before the war, something that is more apparent in the later episode "Maccadam's." Something else nice was the appearance of two of the Coneheads (besides a cameo in "Allspark"). And hey, Windblade is from Caminus in this continuity too! And there was this bot that looked like Trailbreaker. I can go on... - notirishman


What we liked least

The main confrontation here is Bumblebee and Windblade vs Starscream, Ramjet and Dirge. Now that sounds like par for the course for a Transformers cartoon, but my problem with taht is that it was a flashback sequence from before the war. After the previous episode, Megatron is my Hero, went out of its way to show that it was not always the same old story and that villains were not always villains, we get this episode here that just discards all that. Starscream and his goons were always villains, which is pretty dull. - William-James88

That not much thought was actually put into Cube past the concept. This would have been a perfect chance to put some cameos into the teams. You could have had future Decepticons and Autobots on the same team, enhancing the idea that the war really separated everyone into two sides. - ZeroWolf

While it was cool seeing the Coneheads, they didn't speak at all... like at all. Also, Bumblebee is totally jet-cist. - notirishman

Transformers News: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

Our overall thoughts

I found this episode rather dull in general since I did not care much for the backdrop being a Cybertronian Quittish game. I did like seeing Dirge and Ramjet, despite of course making them act just as goons in an era where we could have seen something more interesting. - William-james88

A fun but flawed episode, while the whole subplot with Starscream could have been done away with, it had its moments, I'll echo Williams comments here about Windblades integration with a lot of her IDW backstory appearing, I love it. I also like how it is just not even going to attempt to answer the question about why there is fembots, it just accepts it and moves on. While in terms of the on-going narrative, this episode adds nothing but it is a good character episode - Zerowolf

It was a good, well balanced, fun, episode! It was generally pretty entertaining!- notirishman


Episode 8 Terminal Velocity

Synopsis: Bumblebee explores a nightmarish memory of his visit to Velocitron while Windblade pilots the shuttle in a relentless dogfight with the Decepticon Seekers.

Transformers News: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

What we liked best

It is always fun when any kids cartoon gives you some semblance of inner machinations, lie the writers really thought something through. I felt that here in a great scene where a group of Seekers, headed by Slipstream, go after Windblade who is piloting a Decepticon ship. The way Windblade looses them is by heading out into space where Slipstream cannot chase her, and I found that super cool since it revealed to me that in this rendition of the franchise, when you take on an earth based alt mode, you take on all its components, including its mechanical limitations. That was a great example of showing and not telling. I also loved everything with Blurr but I won't spoil anything. - William-james88

I liked the dual nature of the episode. We had a creepy showing at what cosmic rust was capable in one half, while in the other there was a frantic dogfight between Windblade and the Seekers. Also Hot Rod! There was also more use of the colony idea. - Zerowolf

Ooh, this episode took a dark turn. Pretty much, this episode introduces the "Plague of Rust" which you can think as Cosmic Rust, but on steroids. It is shown reducing planets to nothing! Blurr was a nice bonus to see, and so was Hot Rod, who are both well personalized in this episode. Back to what I was saying, this is a drastic dark turn for the show, as there is some major death. Also hey, Acid Storm and Thrust were in this episode! - notirishman


What we liked least

It's odd but for a show where the designs are very fun, they settled on the least exciting design for Hot Rod's alt mode. The character has always had a flashier and unique car mode that easily sets him apart from others. But here it is just a box. - William-james88

The dual nature is also a bit of a double edged sword as we could have done with seeing more about Velocitron. There was also a mystery hinted with the worker (who is a reuse of Wheeljacks animation model) but is never played upon. - Zerowolf

It was a bit anticlimactic. Since we didn't get attached to those who end up dieing within 10 minutes, their deaths didn't have much of an impact. We also only saw Blurr use his fast speed once, which I'm indifferent about, actually. But seriously, how did Bumblebee forget/ignore that there was a guy obviously holding a plague that kills planets?- notirishman

Transformers News: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8

Our overall thoughts

Much better than Episode 7 with nice nods to cosmic rust and some fun action set pieces. - William-james88

This is another filler episode or at least it seems it on the surface. Nothing is really advanced but we know a little bit more about the universe this series inhabits. Will we see more about the rust in future episodes? Was Hot Rod aboard the Ark? I can't wait to see what this show has in store. The dramatic shift between this episode and the last cannot be understated, ep 7 was bee and Windblade fighting to stop Starscream being a jerk, ep 8 was about bee and Windblade fighting to stay alive. - Zerowolf

It was a dark episode, but I liked it! But, I mean, Mr. Bee, I don't wanna go... - notirishman
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Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989787)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on October 18th, 2018 @ 10:03pm CDT
Meanwhile Transformers Animated Derek Wyatt is thinking to himself, "So, they didn't like it when I turned him into a cube, eh? I wonder how they'll like THIS" lol
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989789)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2018 @ 10:34pm CDT
Black Bumblebee wrote:Meanwhile Transformers Animated Derek Wyatt is thinking to himself, "So, they didn't like it when I turned him into a cube, eh? I wonder how they'll like THIS" lol
Eh, at least Animated Blurr eventually got restored back to normal.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989794)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 18th, 2018 @ 11:30pm CDT
im pretty sure that wasnt thrust with acid storm and slipstream
as it looked nothing like this
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Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989795)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 18th, 2018 @ 11:39pm CDT
Ultra Markus wrote:im pretty sure that wasnt thrust with acid storm and slipstream
as it looked nothing like this
DnUbOalXsAAdagg.jpg
The end credits referred to Thrust by name.

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Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989809)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 19th, 2018 @ 3:09am CDT
To be fair, there was some time between that appearance of Thrust and ep 8
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989841)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2018 @ 8:18am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:To be fair, there was some time between that appearance of Thrust and ep 8
That's Ramjet and a generic gold and maroon Seeker in that pic.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989844)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 19th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
Ah I see, then why the belief that its Thrust?
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989846)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 19th, 2018 @ 8:37am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Ah I see, then why the belief that its Thrust?
There is none. Ultra Markus was pointing out that the red Seeker from Episode 8 doesn't have the same coneheaded look as Ramjet so as to argue that he wasn't Thrust despite the end credits naming Thrust in the episode.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989851)
Posted by william-james88 on October 19th, 2018 @ 8:49am CDT
Why does any of this matter? What did you guys (anyone reading this) think of these two episodes? Does anyone else agree with me that Hotrod's car mode looked ultra lame?
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989865)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 19th, 2018 @ 9:28am CDT
william-james88 wrote:Why does any of this matter? What did you guys (anyone reading this) think of these two episodes? Does anyone else agree with me that Hotrod's car mode looked ultra lame?

I'll agree with you on hot rods alt it didn't look right, especially since they did a good job on his robot mode. It seemed very generic looking.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989892)
Posted by o.supreme on October 19th, 2018 @ 11:06am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Black Bumblebee wrote:Meanwhile Transformers Animated Derek Wyatt is thinking to himself, "So, they didn't like it when I turned him into a cube, eh? I wonder how they'll like THIS" lol
Eh, at least Animated Blurr eventually got restored back to normal.


Also Animated Blurr got enough character development for fans to care. Death just for the sake of killing off a character doesn't make for compelling drama. For kids watching this the first time, Blurr is no more significant than any other one time appearance character in any other series, that was quickly forgotten.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1989985)
Posted by ThunderThruster on October 20th, 2018 @ 5:07am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Why does any of this matter? What did you guys (anyone reading this) think of these two episodes? Does anyone else agree with me that Hotrod's car mode looked ultra lame?

I'll agree with you on hot rods alt it didn't look right, especially since they did a good job on his robot mode. It seemed very generic looking.

His car mode reminded me of the Prime Vehicons.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1990085)
Posted by Ig89ninja on October 21st, 2018 @ 8:42am CDT
Terminal velocity is now up on YouTube
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1990090)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 21st, 2018 @ 9:12am CDT
ThunderThruster wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Why does any of this matter? What did you guys (anyone reading this) think of these two episodes? Does anyone else agree with me that Hotrod's car mode looked ultra lame?

I'll agree with you on hot rods alt it didn't look right, especially since they did a good job on his robot mode. It seemed very generic looking.

His car mode reminded me of the Prime Vehicons.
I actually thought they were basing it on his Micromaster car mode. Kinda' cheap and boxy, but also timely considering the return of Micros just on the horizon in Siege.

Did anyone else think the emphasis on Bee' hand touching Exhaust erm, Plague-Jack's hand and later Hot Rod's hand implied the rust was being passed along, until we see that it actually spreads so fast that it couldn't have been the case? I guess they were just misleading to build tension?
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1990169)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 21st, 2018 @ 8:27pm CDT
Thanks to Seibertronian IG89ninja, we have word that the 8th episode of Transformers: Cyberverse, titled "Terminal Velocity," is now up on Hasbro's youtube channel!. This episode features the return of Velocitron to cartoon form, and the star bots include hot headed racers Hot Rod and Blurr, alongside our standard cast. It even includes a nice Wheeljack model recolor! The episode is once more featured as a flashback during a chase scene in the present. The episode has aired in Canada and is expected to reach Cartoon Network for US airing sometime in the near future.

Check out the episode below, and check out our Seibertron.com roundtable review of this episode and the previous one, titled "Cube" HERE!!!

Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1990186)
Posted by Short Circuit on October 21st, 2018 @ 9:51pm CDT
Whelp, I guess that's why Blurr only got an old redeco'd toy and not a new one. :(
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1990187)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 21st, 2018 @ 9:52pm CDT
No new episodes aired in Canada this weekend. Instead, Teletoon reran Episodes 1 and 2.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1991443)
Posted by notirishman on October 28th, 2018 @ 10:34am CDT
The 9th episode of Transformers: Cyberverse, titled "Shadowstriker," is now up on Hasbro's YouTube channel, starring none other than, Shadow Striker! This episode specifically talks about her backstory and why she had a patch work body of assorted limbs in "Allspark" and "Megatron Is My Hero." This episode also explains her grudge against Bumblebee, and why she always wants to kill him. It has an all around darker mood than the rest of the show generally has.

The episode has aired in Canada and Cartoon Network for US airing, as well as the Cartoon Network mobile app and their website.

Check out the last episode
"Terminal Velocity," here.

Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1991468)
Posted by Flashwave on October 28th, 2018 @ 1:59pm CDT
Well, that was cool I guess. Kinda wish they had stretched the Shadow Striker plot across multiple episodes, like how Prime did Shockwave, instead of just dumping her entire arc on our laps all at once, but eh. Guess this isn’t that kind of show. Shade Striker was the one I was most excited for though since she was new.

Is it wrong to want a Shaow Striker Hero Masher? :lol:

And am I the only one who looks at those Shockwave Pets and thinks of the Cybertron Scrapmetals?

Grimlock saying Your welcome perfectly captured the “Excuse me” moment from the movie. well done on that part.
Re: Round Table Review for Cyberverse Episodes 7 and 8 (1991501)
Posted by notirishman on October 28th, 2018 @ 10:08pm CDT
Anyone got links for episode 11 and 12?

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