Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube

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Sunday, December 30th, 2018 7:55PM CST

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Thanks to a heads up from Seibertronian Nathaniel Prime, we have word that the 17th episode of the Transformers: Cyberverse cartoon is now up on Hasbro's YouTube channel, "Awaken Sleeping Giants!" This episode is part one of the season finale, where Bumblebee try to find the location of the Ark, with the help of Teletraan-X and the recently activated Grimlock. During this, the Decepticons, led by Shockwave, try to apprehend them after the original plan in the last episode failed.

So check out the episode below and tell us what you think in the Pub forums below!

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

Check out the last episode "The Extinction Event," here.

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Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2001732)
Posted by william-james88 on December 30th, 2018 @ 10:37pm CST
We will first go through the final episodes that we had not reviewed yet. When available we have the episode embedded within the article for your viewing pleasure. After the quick reviews from myself and fellow Seibertronian new staff member Notirishman, you will find our ovrall thoughts on season 1. Enjoy!

Cyberverse episode 15

King of the Dinosaurs

Summary: Windblade and Bee uncover a buried Autobot who turns out to be an old friend.

Before we get into my quick thoughts (which are not quick for this episode), it's best you take a look at the episode:



Quick Thoughts:

I have issues with this episode, very nerdy issues but it really makes me not enjoy this. So, we have seen Grimlock a lot so far in this series. And he looks as we would expect Grimlock to look, with all that obvious dinosaur kibble. Since this show takes its inspiration from everything that could be considered G1 in theme, there are lots of versions out there where Grimlock had a dino type alt mode in the war on Cybertron (FOC, IDW), so I without a doubt assumed he had a dino type alt mode whenever we saw him so far. But no, it turns out that it was just animators being very cheap (still today) since it was revealed in this episode that he only took on a dino mode when he arrived to earth at the time of Dinosaurs. Beyond that meaning that all that dino kibble we have seen so far makes not a lick of sense that also means that the war has been raging for 65 MILLION years without Bumblebee, Optimus, Grimlock and the like. Now 4 million years was always crazy in the original cartoon (like how do they even know there is still a war going on?) but at least some writers have tried to make some sense of it (I write more about that here). But 65 MILLION years, that's a nonsense number, especially when it looks like nothing changed. Shockwave is still against Bumblebee as he was 65 million years ago. It was just a pause for some characters while the rest fought and when they are reawoken it's like nothing happened. And I find that very hard to reconcile since one of the best aspects of this show is seeing Cybertron before the war with Shockwave and Soundwave being friends with Autobots. If so much changed in a few years with the war breaking out, why would nothing change in 65 million years?! And the worst part is this is all just to explain why Grimlock is a T-Rex which again, is nonsense since he is shown with that alt mode kibble before!!!! - William-James88

Quick Thoughts:
I like this one. I really like Grimlock in this show, and the "he's stupid in dino mode only" thing to appease G1 fans is actually quite smart, and puts an interesting spin on his character. It was also quite sad to see him distraught over the death of his dinosaur pals, though it seem they tied that up rather quickly. Still, good episode, even if not much happened. -notirishman


Cyberverse episode 16

The Extinction Event

Summary: The newly formed team of Autobots must stop Shockwave from destroying all life on the planet.

Quick Thoughts:
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Seriously though, if any of you were wondering if anything could be told in a 10 minute format, well here you go. You get Shockwave literally planning to destroy all life on earth and executing the plan. You don't even have to watch the previous episodes to enjoy this, this link is right below, have fun. This definitely made up for any troubles I had with the previous episode (which I will simply try to forget and move on from). - William-james88

This episode was also good. As opposed to the more slow pace of last episode, this episode moved fast. Shockwave's plan is introduced, then his plan commences, then the Autobots have to figure out how to stop it last minute, and they do. That's the thing, the resolution was last minute. The episode was leading up to this whole "extinction event," and it just abruptly ended. Still, this episode was enjoyable! -notirishman




Cyberverse episode 17

Awaken Sleeping Giants

Summary: The Autobot team finally discovers the location of the Ark.

Quick Thoughts: Coming out of an episode where Shockwave almost anihilates all organic life on earth, this one has much less going on. It's a race to get to the ark and very aerial combat heavy. It's fine but it offers nothing new aside from some X-Men cannonball action. Also, I find it really hard to understand why a Seeker's instinct when being hit or in danger when in air is to transform into their robot mode and plummet. And one last thing, I do like that Shockwave's mini me minions are so prominent in this season, it makes me feel way less guilty about having purchased both a warrior and ultra Schockwave figure. Now I can have the ultra as the main shockwave and the warrior in alt mode as his spy. - William-james88

This episode was very entertaining! However, there is one pickle in my onion, they found the location of the Ark, very quickly. Y'know, something they've been trying to figure out all season. But the group hug at the end was awesome. It was quite lovely. - notirishman




Cyberverse episode 18

Eruption

Summary: The Autobot team must fight its way through Shockwave and his Decepticons to defend the Ark and awaken Optimus Prime and the other Autobots.

Quick Thoughts: Once again, Shockwave just getting stuff done. No nonsense, no countdown, just annihilation. This time directly attacking all Autobots. I like seeing him both being up to his own machinations and also being the leader of the Decepticons. The all out brawl was fun and the finale really makes you wish the next episode was right around the corner. They better pay off that final shot. - William-james88

The finale! Well, I mean, it's a cliffhanger for season 2. But still, I liked it. The fight in the volcano was well done and entertaining to watch. And one of the ending shots with all the Autobots INCLUDING Rack'n'Ruin, and a cool little battle mask on Grimlock, was pretty great. Overall, great episode. -notirishman


Overall Thoughts on Season 1

This show is giving me high hopes for the future! 'Cause season 1 was awesome! I mean, yeah, it has flaws, but the season was entertaining, and getting to see characters like Rack'n'Ruin, and Maccadam were fun. Shockwave was a threatening villain, and newcomer Shadowstiker (mostly) had a great arc behind her. Overall, this season was a fun, and enjoyable, and pretty good. - notirishman

What Burn writes below is something I agree with. I do have a tad bit to add. For instance, I am still not on board with keeping Bumblebee's radio talk gimmick, especially since it makes no sense (if he is just pulling recordings from the air, isn't he advanced enough to just combine words from various recordings to make sentences?). I do recommend this show to all those who like Transformers, especially those who have been clamoring for a G1 reboot. This is exactly what that is. It uses everything under the G1 umbrella (IDW, Sunbow) to make a cohesive show while showing you elements from before the war, during the war on Cybertron and now. Plus I absolutely adore this rendition of Shockwave, it's perfect. Also, not one human, which I was perfectly fine and happy with. Looking forward to season 2 especially with the finale we got. - William-James88

Now, onto Burn's thoughts:

Let me preface this by saying that I was one of "those hater people", you know the sort, write a series off before watching it. I was one of them. From what I saw from the previews I was not impressed, and previews are like trailers, they tend to show the best bits.

This was the opposite, if anything, those previews were detrimental to marketing Cyberverse.

Initially I kept up each week, for four weeks ... then life got in the way. This week I found some time (mostly because of our house guest commandeering our big lounge TV) so I sat down in front of my trusty "personal computer", tracked down the episodes, and settled in.

I started by watching Episode 4, I was certain I had watched it but I figured after such a break it'd make for a good reminder of where I was at.

Let me just say this, present time Bumblebee and his radio speak is annoying. That's why the flashbacks work so well, it limits the radio speak and each memory is actually a really good individual story that feeds into the major story.

THIS CARTOON IS ACTUALLY GOOD

The writers have done a fantastic job drawing from various TF stories of the past. Was that just Rack 'n' Ruin? HELL YEAH IT WAS RACK 'N' RUIN!

And it turns out I've been pronouncing Maccadam wrong all these years. I don't know how I'm expected to pronounce it as "Macc-adams" as opposed to "Macca-dam"

While I feel that the two main Autobots, Bumblebee and Windblade, have received far too much exposure in other media, the writers have done a fantastic job of balancing out their on-screen time with other lesser known characters.

Shadowstriker and Maccadam have been given backstories where there was previously very little. A bunch of seekers who were animation errors/throw aways in G1 suddenly find themselves with characterization.

Grimlock ... wow, that is such a massive shift from what we're normally accustomed to, but a fun twist is added to the character by the time he joins Windblade and Bumblebee.

This is the sort of show that can appeal to old and new fans, older fans though may need to keep an open mind about things.

The animation style ... I think my biggest gripe with it is the hips, where it gives the look that they're wearing underwear on the outside. Otherwise, I have no real gripes with the animation.

Overall, I had my reservations about this series, but I've been pleasantly surprised by it. If you've had your reservations as well, give it a go, you may find yourself surprised by it. - Burn
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2001735)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 30th, 2018 @ 10:51pm CST
william-james88 wrote:Now 4 million years was always crazy in the original cartoon (like how do they even know there is still a war going on?)
They didn't. They weren't even sure Cybertron still existed until they were later contacted by Shockwave in the fourth episode, who himself wasn't even sure if Megatron was still alive after all that time either.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2001770)
Posted by BumbleDouche on December 31st, 2018 @ 4:29am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Now 4 million years was always crazy in the original cartoon (like how do they even know there is still a war going on?)
They didn't. They weren't even sure Cybertron still existed until they were later contacted by Shockwave in the fourth episode, who himself wasn't even sure if Megatron was still alive after all that time either.


You've got to admire Shockwave's optimism. I would have given up hope after the first few weeks, never mind after 4 millions years. As for Megatron, there was not much else for him to do but continue his original plans then trying to re-establish contact with Cybertron. The Autobots, in turn, were almost always reactive rather than proactive, accomplishing little when compared to the creativity of Megatron's numerous & wildly variable schemes.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2001882)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on December 31st, 2018 @ 6:27pm CST
I really enjoyed the first season. Overall it was fantastic with not many low points for myself.

Maccadams remains my favorite, but the whole thing was fun. I'm super glad Rack'N'Ruin is also getting in on the fun
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002258)
Posted by ScottyP on January 3rd, 2019 @ 8:18am CST
Finished up the season at last, really enjoyed it. Took it a few episodes to figure itself out but once it got into a groove it was a lot of fun.

My desire for season 2 is more character development for anyone not named Bumblebee or Windblade.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002376)
Posted by RobRobRobRobRob on January 3rd, 2019 @ 7:23pm CST
With Season One of Cyberverse drawn to a close, we have word of a newly-listed Cyberverse DVD currently available for pre-order. Titled ‘Transformers Cyberverse: The Journey’, the anthology consists of 66 minutes of product, which can only be assumed to consist of the first six episodes, given the DVD’s plot synopsis and the title of the collection corresponding to the show’s fourth episode, ‘The Journey’.

The DVD itself is listed here by New Zealand based online retailer MightyYape.com for $10 NZD (approximately $6.68 USD, without shipping), and is slated to for released on February 20th, 2019.

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Are you considering picking up this short collection, or would you rather wait for a full-season package? Let us know what you think in the Energon Pub Forums below!
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002392)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 3rd, 2019 @ 8:49pm CST
Yeah, this is pretty hard to find news(probably not maybe), besides, I'd watch the whole show on YouTube. It's free :-D
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002418)
Posted by Acolyte on January 4th, 2019 @ 1:26am CST
Save your money.

1) If it's not even the full season? We're talking 11-minute episodes peeps, that you can find for free in various corners of the interwebs (although not streamable overseas in Japan). I purchased it early on iTunes because I really, really need more visual Transformers action in my life, but...

2) The show is absolute garbage. The writing and action feel completely vapid and soulless. I've listened to podcasts where diehard fans say stupid things like, "I'd be comfortable if our legacy voices all came from the Cyberverse actors" and I can't pick my jaw up off the ground. YHGTBFSM. The voice acting is some of the worst (just the horrible attempt to imitate Peter Cullen in OP makes me shudder) I have ever seen in a Transformers show. Ever. E.V.E.R. If this is what we can resign ourselves to getting from the likes of the Allspark Studios Grand Strategy for Making All Things Evergreen Gee-WUHN! for the Rest of Time, then Transformers will die the death it deserves. The burnout will be so very, very real. There was a time when the franchise took risks and invented whole new things that launched the imaginations of thousands (i.e. Beast Wars). Such a time will probably never come again if this show is any sign. Hasbro learning all the wrong lessons.

3) My 3yo daughter, who loves Transformers and anything child-oriented and age-appropriate she can watch on TV, can't stand the show. She begs to watch something else anytime I suggest it, and completely tunes out or goes and reads books when she finds me trying to watch it for posterity's sake.

4) Buy a few seasons of an earlier show - ANY earlier show - before you put any more money towards Cyberverse.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002436)
Posted by jON3.0 on January 4th, 2019 @ 4:36am CST
Probably best if I keep my personal opinions personal about this series. Might affect my working relationship with them. I'm going to keep beating on the door of Boulder Media until I get an answer. My agent has tried. I've tried. I would at least like to have a shot. My kids have not had the best things to say about the show but I haven't had the time to check it out for myself outside of one episode and the promos.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002446)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 4th, 2019 @ 5:14am CST
jON3.0 wrote:Probably best if I keep my personal opinions personal about this series. Might affect my working relationship with them. I'm going to keep beating on the door of Boulder Media until I get an answer. My agent has tried. I've tried. I would at least like to have a shot. My kids have not had the best things to say about the show but I haven't had the time to check it out for myself outside of one episode and the promos.

As much as I enjoy some of the voices on the show, your portrayals would be excellent, I've enjoyed your work so far.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002460)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 4th, 2019 @ 8:58am CST
jON3.0 wrote:Probably best if I keep my personal opinions personal about this series. Might affect my working relationship with them. I'm going to keep beating on the door of Boulder Media until I get an answer. My agent has tried. I've tried. I would at least like to have a shot. My kids have not had the best things to say about the show but I haven't had the time to check it out for myself outside of one episode and the promos.
If you were to give at least one more episode a chance, I'd highly recommend checking out Episode 10 "Maccadam's". One of the best (if not the best), legitimately good (or even great) episodes of the first season. ;)^
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002478)
Posted by Flashwave on January 4th, 2019 @ 10:05am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
jON3.0 wrote:Probably best if I keep my personal opinions personal about this series. Might affect my working relationship with them. I'm going to keep beating on the door of Boulder Media until I get an answer. My agent has tried. I've tried. I would at least like to have a shot. My kids have not had the best things to say about the show but I haven't had the time to check it out for myself outside of one episode and the promos.
If you were to give at least one more episode a chance, I'd highly recommend checking out Episode 10 "Maccadam's". One of the best (if not the best), legitimately good (or even great) episodes of the first season. ;)^

I also would reccomend Extinction Event, its not as good character wise as Maccadam's, but its nice to see Shockwave just show up and go full 80s Villian. Not even Prime Megatron went to quite the extent this Shockwave was ready to go to.

As to the seties as a whole, its good, and its toyline doesnt do it justice, but its not likr Prime goof
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002899)
Posted by jON3.0 on January 6th, 2019 @ 3:02am CST
I still plan on seeing it eventually but the only way I can at the time is on YouTube and I never have the time.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2002983)
Posted by Nexus Knight on January 6th, 2019 @ 3:30pm CST
jON3.0 wrote:I still plan on seeing it eventually but the only way I can at the time is on YouTube and I never have the time.


Well, last episode of season chapter one is up, so binging is totally now possible.

Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003726)
Posted by notirishman on January 9th, 2019 @ 10:33pm CST
Thanks to heads up from Seibertronians Nexus Knight and Nathaniel Prime, we have word that the 18th episode of the Transformers: Cyberverse cartoon is now up on Hasbro's YouTube channel, "Eruption!" This episode is part two of the season finale, and overall, is the "Chapter One" finale! Our Autobots, Grimlock, Windblade, Bumblebee, along with Teletraan-X, fight the Decepticon Seekers under Shockwave and Shadow Striker. During this, the Autobots must get in to the Ark, and activate the Autobots!

So check out the episode below and tell us what you think in the Pub forums below!

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

Check out the last episode/part 1, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," here.

Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003747)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 10th, 2019 @ 5:45am CST
It's about time you posted this. I sent the notification like a week ago >:oP , not that I'm mad. Haven't seen the episode yet, will do when I get home.
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003778)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 10th, 2019 @ 9:31am CST
Nathaniel Prime wrote:It's about time you posted this. I sent the notification like a week ago >:oP , not that I'm mad. Haven't seen the episode yet, will do when I get home.
The episode's been viewable online since December 18. ;)
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003781)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 10th, 2019 @ 9:50am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:It's about time you posted this. I sent the notification like a week ago >:oP , not that I'm mad. Haven't seen the episode yet, will do when I get home.
The episode's been viewable online since December 18. ;)


Further emphasis that it should have been reported and posted sooner. But by now, I am itching for some more figure reveals. Cyberverse and Bumblebee movie figures aren't enough. Bring on some Studio Series, or Siege, or even Masterpiece lol :D
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003808)
Posted by Nexus Knight on January 10th, 2019 @ 11:28am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:It's about time you posted this. I sent the notification like a week ago >:oP , not that I'm mad. Haven't seen the episode yet, will do when I get home.
The episode's been viewable online since December 18. ;)

Better late than never, right?
Re: Transformers Cyberverse cartoon episode 17, "Awaken Sleeping Giants," on Hasbro's YouTube (2003875)
Posted by notirishman on January 10th, 2019 @ 4:33pm CST
Nexus Knight wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Nathaniel Prime wrote:It's about time you posted this. I sent the notification like a week ago >:oP , not that I'm mad. Haven't seen the episode yet, will do when I get home.
The episode's been viewable online since December 18. ;)

Better late than never, right?

Heh, heh, heh. Yeeeeeah

Also, Nathaniel Prime, you sent the notfication 3 days ago. Not sure of you're exaggerating or...

By the way, we don't news Cyberverse episodes until its YouTube release. Not sure if that's what you meant buuut...

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