COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: Transformers Prime: Season Two Blu-Ray Review

Created: 12/05/2012 8:51 AM KSTP.com By: Aaron Chalich

As you may know I am a fan of the Transformers, so I was really surprised when I received a review copy of “Transformers Prime: Season Two Blu-ray collection from Shout Factory.

It has been a while since I’ve seen the Transformers and they are on The Hub network now. 

I don’t get Hub, so that’s probably why I haven’t seen them.??Transformers Prime premiered on February 11, 2011 and there were only nine episodes. The second season started airing on February 18, 2011 and there were twenty-six episodes that aired.

The “Transformers Prime: Season Two” collection contains four discs and has all twenty-six action packed episodes from season two, plus some bonus features that include interviews with the creators and a special interview with Peter Cullen who does the voice of Optimus Prime.

I was very impressed with this collection for a number of reasons. All of the episodes are in high definition and look amazing. The sound is also great and it is in 5.1 stereo surround.  The computer animation looks great. 

I really liked the story and thought that it was very well written and it made you want to watch every episode to find out what happens. There was a lot of action and you learn more about the mythology of the Transformers.

In “Transformers Prime: Season Two” UNICRON who is a huge transformer that can transform into a planet is defeated by Optimus Prime who is the leader of the “Autobots.” 

The Autobots are the good guys and they are at war with the “Decepticons.”

The Autobots and Decepticons both uncover clues about secret artifacts of Iacon, Cybertron’s capital city. Cybertron is the planet where all of the Transformers came from and it was destroyed. With the clues, the Transformers can possibly revive Cybertron and change the balance of power of the war between the Autobots and Decepticons.

??I think the thing I really liked the most about the story was finding out what the artifacts were and what they did when they were all brought together. Plus finding out if Cybertron was brought back and which team of Transformers did it.

I also really liked the bonus features. I thought that they were very entertaining and I learned a lot about the Transformers.   

There are a bunch of interviews with the creative team which include co-executive producer Duane Capizzi, and executive producer Jeff Kline and other members of the creative team.  You learn about how Transformers Prime got started and about the character development. 

My favorite bonus is the “Optimus Prime: Up Close and Personal.” Larry King does an interview with Peter Cullen who does the voice of Optimus Prime at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.

You really learn a lot about how Peter got the job as being the voice of Optimus Prime and other interesting facts about the character. The interview is very informative and very entertaining. Plus there are questions from the audience and they are also very entertaining and fun to watch.

I really liked Shout Factory’s “Transformers Prime: Season Two” Blu-Ray collection a lot. I really liked the story and thought that it was very well written. I thought the HD looked and sounded amazing. The bonus features were entertaining. This is a great collection and I know that Transformer fans will agree with me.

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Aaron Chalich is a columnist for KSTP.com blogging about the latest entertainment news.