Tag Archives: Transformers Prime

Stasis Pod Episode 136: Darkness Rising, Pt. 2

The darkness continues its slow ascent! Megatron uses a sample of Dark Energon to demonstrate to Starscream just how dark this show is going to get, the kids get assigned babysitters, and is that Ernie Hudson? Join us this week for “Darkness Rising, Part 2”!

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Stasis Pod Episode 135: Darkness Rising, Pt. 1

This week we jump into the epic five-parter that started it… well, started Transformers Prime, at least. The Autobots’ patrol on Earth heats up as Cliffjumper runs straight into trouble and Arcee’s cover is blown. Can the Autobots protect their secret and the human kids who now know it? What kind of tone is set for this new series? And can you smell what Cliffjumper is cooking? Join us this week for Darkness Rising, Part 1!

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Stasis Pod Episode 134: A Prime Primer

Before we jump into Transformers Prime, this week we discuss the setting in which the series was released. What connection does Prime have to the live-action movies? What show that spawned a notorious fandom launched alongside it? And what was the deal with the Hub anyway? Join us this week for a pre-show primer on Transformers Prime!

We want to hear your questions! Email us at stasispod@iaconunderground.net and we might answer them on the show!

TF Prime: Season 3 now on Netflix!

The title pretty much says it all. I don’t have The Hub anymore, so I haven’t seen any of this season. Therefore, anyone who spoils it in the comments will be fed to the Sharkticons.

I’m blocking out some time to binge-watch the season on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I do hope you all will join me. Feel free to discuss the season, spoilers and all, in the forums!

TFCC Reveals Second Subscription Figure For 2014

TFSS BarricadeThe Transformers Collectors’ Club has just revealed the second of their 2014 Subscription Service toys: Barricade, based on the Beast Hunters Prowl mold! A mock-up of the toy has been posted over on their site for the toy reveal, including a vehicle mode. This is, understandably enough, not one of the TFSS toys getting a new head sculpt for next year.

Bot Shots Website Gives Us Another New Lady Predacon!

 

Bot Shots Buzzclaw
“Unquestioningly loyal to the PREDACON cause, BUZZCLAW crushes her enemies and leaves their circuits burning with her mech-venom!”

So the official Transformers: Bot Shots website updated, and the biggest surprise is a redeco of Stormrazor Skystalker named Buzzclaw – who is not only an obvious homage to the Beast Wars Fuzor of the same name, but a brand-new female Transformer! Well… “brand new,” it turns out. Her character bio is in fact Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters Ripclaw’s on-package bio with the name changed out. Well, uh, maybe they’re sisters? They do have the same last name…

The website update also brings us Hydrax, another new character… whose bio is just Beast Hunters Lazerback’s with the name swapped out. Well, that’s an annoying trend – but not as annoying as the fact Bot Shots seems to be kaput in the United States, making the prospects of finding either of them incredibly slim.

(oh and there’s also new Bot Shot versions of Prowl, Smokescreen, Soundwave, and Strafe, but pfft, they aren’t TINY ROBOT DRAGONS)

Roberto Orci Says Some Vague Things About The Next, More “Kid-Friendly” Show

Over on IGN, Roberto Orci confirmed in an interview that he and Alex Kurtzman will be staying with the cartoon wing of the Transformers franchise, continuing on as executive producers on the as-yet-unnamed (at least publicly) new cartoon along with much of the rest of the Prime crew.

Something that’s sure to raise a lot of fandom hackles is his assertion that the new show will be less “intense” and more “friendly to the family” than Transformers Prime. Though we’ve been spoiled on that lately, with Rescue Bots catering to the younger audience while Transformers Prime gave us something much more sophisticated than we usually get in a main-line Transformers cartoon, this seems like a return to the norm of the main show being much more “for kids”. There was nothing said by Orci about whether this more kid-friendly show from the Prime team would run alongside or replace Rescue Bots.

It sounds like we haven’t seen the last of the Aligned continuity after all, as Orci seems determined to stay in continuity as much as possible with Transformers Prime despite the change in tone. He’s also hoping to keep Peter Cullen and Frank Welker on in their classic roles as Optimus Prime and Megatron.