Steven Melching Interview – Upcoming Transformers Prime Story Information Revealed

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In an interview with Geek Cast Radio, Steven Melching, writer of several episodes of Transformers Prime and Beast Machines, shed some light on some upcoming plot points and addressed a few fan complaints about Transformers Prime – namely the widely-noted fact that status quo has been omnipresent thus far.

Other points he raised include:

  • We’ve not seen the last of SynthEn (introduced, and last seen, in the season 1 episode Stronger, Faster)
  • Steven Melching wrote the season 2 finale, Darkest Hour, and will be writing five episodes of season 3. Marsha Griffin (Prime series story editor, writer of Legacy, Predatory and Transformers Animated Endgame Part 2 amongst others) will also be writing five episodes for season 3.
  • Season 2 “will not end well” for the Autobots. Apparently the big question going into season 3 will be how they get out of the situation they find themselves in.
  • Season 3 will have a complete new setting, and no status quo.
  • Steven Melching would be okay with season 3 being the end of the series, because going into the series they knew how they wanted the series to end, and apparently that is how season 3 will end.

Check out the whole interview on Geek Cast Radio here.

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  1. ErbFan28's Avatar ErbFan28 says

    GeekCast Radio: All Things Transformers

    Here's what I got

    He started talking Prime about 27 minutes in

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    Originally Posted by ErbFan28 View Post
    -From the sounds of it, the writers do alot of research of wikis. TFwiki.net I assume

    -Also, we haven't seen the last of SynthEn.

    -The way Melching is talking, it almost seems like he would be content with season 3 being the finale because they went into the series knowing how they wanted to end. Apparently season 3 ends that way. That's just what I got out of it. He couldn't confirm anymore seasons

    -Darkest Hour: Season 2 doesn't end well for Team Prime. He said we will go into season 3 wondering how the Autobots get out of whatever happens at the end of season 2. It's probably going to end on a cliffhanger.

    -He talked about the fans always saying they end each episode returning to the status quo. He probably reads the boards

    -Season 3 will have a whole new setting(no status quo)

    -He wrote Darkest Hour

    -He and Marsha Griffin wrote 5 episodes each in season 3.


    I'm getting all this from the interview

  2. Moonlight1102 has no avatar! Moonlight1102 says

    Quote:
    -Darkest Hour: Season 2 doesn't end well for Team Prime. He said we will go into season 3 wondering how the Autobots get out of whatever happens at the end of season 2. It's probably going to end on a cliffhanger.

    -Season 3 will have a whole new setting(no status quo)
    So basically all the Autobots die, and season three will be them trying to escape Robot Heaven?

  3. kaijuguy19's Avatar kaijuguy19 says

    So Season 3 was meant to be the ending for Prime? Interesting. Wonder how the future seasons will be like?

    I wonder if the Autobots will be trapped on Cybertron or on the run from the humans after they've been discovered?

    And I guess the no status quo thing will make a lot of fans very happy.

  4. ErbFan28's Avatar ErbFan28 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kaijuguy19 View Post
    So Season 3 was meant to be the ending for Prime? Interesting. Wonder how the future seasons will be like?

    I wonder if the Autobots will be trapped on Cybertron or on the run from the humans after they've been discovered?

    And I guess the no status quo thing will make a lot of fans very happy.
    Listening to it, it kinda seemed that way. He also talked about 65 episodes being the goal I believe. I also remember something along the lines of Prime leading to another series. I can't confirm until I listen to it again

  5. Sideswipe80's Avatar Sideswipe80 says

    Well hopefully they finally kill of Arcee and Bulkhead. Bring in Magnus and the Dinobots and some other characters. And finally ditch the humans.

  6. moreprimeland's Avatar moreprimeland says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ErbFan28 View Post
    Listening to it, it kinda seemed that way. He also talked about 65 episodes being the goal I believe. I also remember something along the lines of Prime leading to another series. I can't confirm until I listen to it again
    Probably the Beast Hunter series thats been in the news forum, would be my guess.

  7. TFW10's Avatar TFW10 says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sideswipe80 View Post
    Well hopefully they finally kill of Arcee and Bulkhead. Bring in Magnus and the Dinobots and some other characters. And finally ditch the humans.
    It may happen someone will bite the bullet.

  8. shroobmaster's Avatar shroobmaster says

    I did not expect a man with a name so badass he is called Steven Melching to have such friendly normal guy voice.

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