Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 4:59PM CST

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Fellow Seibertron.com user The7thParallel has posted a YouTube review of the recently released Covenant of Primus collectable book. If you've managed to miss all the news about it so far, go check the thread for it in the Energon Pub, after checking out the review below!

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Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534339)
Posted by ? Sentinel ? Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:00pm CST
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Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534351)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 5:30pm CST
That is a LOT of encasement.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534361)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:14pm CST
SEIBERTRON, STOP MAKING ME WANT THINGS!!!!
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534373)
Posted by CMBcheetor on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:40pm CST
Does it have the passages from Beast Wars? :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON:
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534374)
Posted by Va'al on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:48pm CST
CMBcheetor wrote:Does it have the passages from Beast Wars? :MAXIMAL: :PREDACON:


This is just for the Aligned continuity: War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron videogames, Exodus, Exiles and Retribution novels, Prime TV series, Fall of Cybertron, Rage of the Dinobots and Beast Hunters comics. So no, no Beast Wars this time! :D
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534381)
Posted by Asepticon on December 10th, 2013 @ 7:16pm CST
No Beast Wars related stuff? Bumber. I do wish it were comparable to the COP in the show that it was first referenced.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534406)
Posted by ? Sentinel ? Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:25pm CST
Well the Beast Era hasnt happened yet in the series timeline, so I dont see how that would work without major spoilers.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534413)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well the Beast Era hasnt happened yet in the series timeline, so I dont see how that would work without major spoilers.
Unless it's some new adaptation, why would the Beast Era happen in the Aligned Continuity?
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534423)
Posted by Asepticon on December 10th, 2013 @ 11:30pm CST
Well it would have the prophesy about the Beast Wars I guess is what I meant. I'll be reading it tomorrow. I can't wait! I haven't read most of the comics that are in it so I guess I'll be taking in a lot :-)
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534442)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:06am CST
Asepticon wrote:No Beast Wars related stuff? Bumber. I do wish it were comparable to the COP in the show that it was first referenced.

That's what I was hoping for when it was first announced. Instead, it's that aligned/comics 13/Cybertron is a giant robot god/Unicron is a giant robot devil (and brother of giant robot god) stuff that I never really got into.

I wonder if the third parties will do one proper (that's actually a cassette recorder within instead of a book):


The cover of the box does look pretty much the same though:
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534477)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:48am CST
Asepticon wrote:Well it would have the prophesy about the Beast Wars I guess is what I meant.
But why?
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534481)
Posted by ? Sentinel ? Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:57am CST
Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.

Speaking of, would anyone who has read it in full be so kind as to give a full spoiler summary here please?

Thank you kindly.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534485)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:13am CST
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534493)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:59am CST
Ok, basically what I imagined it would be would make it like a bible with past elements and prophecy about the future. Why? Because I would have found it entertaing as though i owned a copy of the original Covenant of Primus from the Beast Wars cartoon. Still, I'm sure it's gonna be great. That's just what I would have prefered.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534496)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:07am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534510)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:41am CST
Asepticon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
But the Predacons of the Aligned Continuity were an ancient race of non-transforming Cybertronian dragons who all died and went extinct in the Great Cataclysm prior to the age of standard Cybertronians (who would become the Autobots and Decepticons).

The Predacons of the Beast Era, however, were the future descendants of the Decepticons who were normal, ordinary Cybertronians at human size. Only a select few actually turned into animals (because of their scanning them on other worlds), while the mass population had standard Cybertronian altmodes.

There's also a difference between insignia designs. ;)
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534540)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 11th, 2013 @ 1:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Asepticon wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?

Not at all. That could have been the onset of the beast era.
But the Predacons of the Aligned Continuity were an ancient race of non-transforming Cybertronian dragons who all died and went extinct in the Great Cataclysm prior to the age of standard Cybertronians (who would become the Autobots and Decepticons).

The Predacons of the Beast Era, however, were the future descendants of the Decepticons who were normal, ordinary Cybertronians at human size. Only a select few actually turned into animals (because of their scanning them on other worlds), while the mass population had standard Cybertronian altmodes.

There's also a difference between insignia designs. ;)

No, I think you're not really getting what he means, I believe he means the prophecies that where mentioned and kinda a big deal in BW.
The ones that Megatron and Primal quote to each other while they battle. You know the "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, bla bla bla And you shall know that my name is MEGATRON!"
That stuff, which I believe will be in this, since it's been now established that the Megatron from the Covenant is Megatronus, AKA The Fallen. IT would make sense, since that was part of the reason for the 13 retcon to include Megatronus Prime as being The Fallen's original name.
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534545)
Posted by ? Sentinel ? Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:02pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ω Sentinel ζ Prime wrote:Well given Aligned's mandate is to be a kind of "All-Star" panoply of past continuity, it'd be amiss for a Beast Era analog NOT to occur.
Isn't the fact that they remade the Predacons to be as far and different from the Beast Wars iteration as possible sort of a clue that there might not be a Beast Era analog?


No more as far and different than the Beast Era Predacons were from the Original Ones.

In any case Optimus is the Thirteen Prime.

Could anyone with the book pleas explain to me how that works?
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534558)
Posted by Asepticon on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
Ok, got it in the mail and haven't started reading yet but did want to mention that my wall mount won't lock shut so I can't hang it up or else the bottom part falls open. Anybody else have this problem?
Re: Video Review - Transformers: The Covenant of Primus (1534567)
Posted by ? Sentinel ? Prime on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CST
The crappy case has been pointed out on Amazon.

A question, does it explain how Optimus is the Thirteenth Prime?
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