June 27, 2012

Shadowcon Reviews- One Shall Rise, Part 2

Shadowcon Reviews: Transformers Prime season 1, episode 25: “One Shall Rise, Part 2”

Previously on Transformers Prime, stuff happened that was better than the entirety of the film franchise put together! This episode opens with a very funny line from Ratchet:

“Optimus, have you uncovered any further sign of Unicron’s emergence?”

“Unicron is power incarnate! And you, the last of the Primes, shall perish!”

“I take that as a yes.”

Yup, seems Optimus is indeed outnumbered, but neglects backup, as he tries once again to be the hero of the piece and fight all the Unicrons by himself.

“This fight must be mine alone.”

June 19, 2012

Shadowcon Reviews- One Shall Rise, Part 1

Shadowcon Reviews: Transformers Prime season 1, episode 24: “One Shall Rise, Part 1”

After a quick “previously on” segment, we’re put right back into the action of the preceding episode: that of Megatron looming over Optimus, ready for the kill. Optimus wonders why Dark Energon is erupting from the volcano as, by all previous indications, normal Energon was the only type to be found on Earth, albeit in limited quantities

 Megatron’s victory over Optimus is short-lived, as the rest of the Autobots arrive and rescue Optimus, while Megatron gloats to the stars that he now has more than enough Dark Energon to reawaken Unicron. Well, that’s bad news, and Ratchet muses why Dark Energon has been found on Earth, and why it erupted from the volcano, much like Optimus did when he was, um, getting his ass kicked by Megatron. This leads to Miko’s infamous line of “the ‘Cons killed a Unicorn?”, which is the only in-cannon Unicron/Unicorn joke in existence. Good on you, mate.

June 12, 2012

Shadowcon Reviews- One Shall Fall

            Shadowcon Reviews: Transformers Prime season 1, episode 23: “One Shall Fall”

            “One Shall Fall” kicked off a seven-episode story arc that spanned the last four episodes of Season One of Prime and began the first three of Season Two. We’ll be taking a look at this epic arc, and what better way to do so than with a prophecy, ‘cause those things create tension wherever they appear. This particular prophecy, told to us and to the rest of the Autobot team by Optimus himself, tells of how a massive planetary alignment will cue a the culmination of a massive conflict “upon a world forged from chaos”.