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Transformers Prime season one is examined. John and Frank go through the major plot points: including what or who the Transformers are and their background. Who the major characters are, and the nature of their conflict on Earth. We also talk about the relationship the Autobots have with humans, including the terrorist organization MECH. Then we touch on the politics of the Decepticons including the nature of StarScream and Megatrons' relationship, and I recommend you check out this video from Lindsay Ellis on the character here. Here's the Cracked Article John mentions as well. We also talk about the different types of energon and how each shows up this in this first season and their importance to the plot. Then we go over Airachnid and her relationship with both the Autobots and Decepticons, And we wrap up the plot-points by discussing Unicron. 

Then it's a dive into themes: The freedom to choose, and the importance of choice is first talked about. The savior aspect of Optimus Prime and how this series subverts that idea with Megatron in the first season. We also talk about the idea of protecting the innocent, and how the show handles that idea. Frank gives out some observations and questions  that he has about the series. Then we give our final thoughts for the first season. 

quotes

"I wish every paladin would just be Optimus Prime." - john

"But like a better Jesus, cause he can turn into a truck. and laser gun hands." -John 

Meta-Plot

[Frank creates a car with the Reality Ball to drive him and John to Robot City. When they get there they discover that the robots have created giant versions of themselves to help protect the city from threats. Frank wants to abandon the search for the Space Ball, but John insists they look for it.]

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Episode 111: Transformers Prime One

Produced by: Relevant to Our Interests

Hosts: John R. Belliston and Frank Shaw

Scripting by: Frank Shaw

Edited by: Frank Shaw 

Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell and Frank Shaw

Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

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