Transformers: Cyberverse

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Transformers: Cyberverse
Transformers- Cyberverse logo.png
Logo of the series
Genre
Based onTransformers
by Hasbro and Takara Tomy
Written by
  • Randolph Heard
  • Zac Atkinson
  • Gavin Hignight
  • Eugene Son
  • Kate Leth
  • Peter Di Cicco
  • Dan Salgarolo
  • Kevin Burke
  • Chris "Doc" Wyatt
  • Brandon Auman
  • Mairghread Scott
Directed by
  • Robert Cullen
  • Ehud Landsberg
  • Jean Texier
Voices of
  • Jeremy Levy
  • Ryan Andes
  • Jake Tillman
  • Sophia Isabella
  • Marc Thompson
  • Deanna McGovern
  • Billy Bob Thompson
  • Marc Swint
  • Lianne Marie Dobbs
Theme music composer
  • Max Repka
  • Toonocracy LLC
Composer(s)
  • Max Repka
  • Toonocracy LLC
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Peter Lewis
  • Mikiel Houser (co-producer)
Running time
11 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorAllspark (Hasbro)
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseAugust 27, 2018 (August 27, 2018)[1] –
present

Transformers: Cyberverse is a CGI animated series based on the Transformers toy franchise by Hasbro produced by Boulder Media Limited, and Allspark Animation for Cartoon Network.[2]

This series is not related to the Aligned continuity.

Premise[edit]

When Bumblebee begins to suffer amnesia, his partner, Windblade, comes to the rescue, and begins the process of helping him repair his memory files, enabling him to rediscover his past adventures on Cybertron. Once his memories are repaired, Bumblebee gets a clue that will lead both him and Windblade to complete their current mission and save their friends, unaware that Megatron sent his Decepticon assassins to hunt them down.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Chapter One[edit]

During the war on Cybertron between the Autobots and the Decepticons, Optimus Prime decides to throw the Allspark through a space bridge to an unknown location. The Allspark holds all Cybertronian life and possesses mythical powers that must not fall in the hands of the Decepticons. Eventually it becomes clear that Cybertron is slowly dying without the Allspark. Optimus Prime goes on a journey to the Allspark on a spaceship called 'the Ark' together with Bumblebee, Arcee, Prowl, Grimlock, Ratchet, Wheeljack, Chromia, Rack'n'Ruin, Drift, Teletraan-1 and Teletraan-X. Due to energon shortage, all autobots have to go into stasis. The Ark finds the Allspark on Earth, but it gets damaged and crashes. Bumblebee and Grimlock fall out of the ship before the Ark hits surface. Bumblebee stays in stasis, but Grimlock befriends the dinosaurs and teaches them Cybertronian technology. They search the entire planet for the Ark and the Allspark, but then a meteorite crashes on Earth. The dinosaurs go extinct and Grimock goes back into stasis.

The first chapter focusses on Windblade who was the only bot able to get through a partially repared space bridge. She lands on Earth in search for the Ark. She only finds Bumblebee, who has now awoken from stasis, but has lost all his memory files. Windblade has got telepathic powers and helps Bumblebee to restore his memory. Old memories from Cybertron and the journey on the Ark are rediscovered in every episode. Meanwhile they have to defend themselves against several Decepticons, who are also looking for the Ark and the Allspark.

Eventually they find Teletraan-X, a flying hard drive of the Ark, and they manage to awake Grimlock. Teletraan-X is able to locate the Ark with the data Grimlock has collected. They manage to awake everyone from stasis right before Starscream arrives on Earth with his Decepticon armada.

Characters[edit]

Autobots[edit]

Decepticons[edit]

  • Megatron (voiced by Marc Thompson)[5]
  • Shadow Striker (voiced by Deanna McGovern)[5]
  • Shockwave (voiced by Ryan Andes)[5]
    • Shockwave's drones
  • Soundwave (voiced by Marc Swint)[8]
  • Lockdown
  • Gnaw
  • Deadlock
  • Strika
  • Seekers
    • Starscream (voiced by Billy Bob Thompson)[5]
    • Slipstream (voiced by Lianne Marie Dobbs)[9]
    • Thundercracker (voiced by Ben Bott)
    • Nova Storm (voiced by Saskia Marx)
    • Acid Storm (voiced by Jaime Lamchick)
    • Thrust (voiced by Tomas Virgadula)
    • Ramjet
    • Dirge
    • Various Seekers

Others[edit]

  • Teletraan-1 (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Teletraan-X (voiced by Mike Rose)
  • Maccadam (voiced by Dick Terhune)
  • Cheetor (voiced by TJ Nelson)

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Subtitle Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 18 N/A September 1, 2018 (2018-09-01) December 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)

Season 1: Chapter One (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
11"Fractured"Robert Cullen
Ehud Landsberg
Randolph HeardSeptember 1, 2018 (2018-09-01)[nb 1]1010.36[11]
Windblade arrives on Earth before the Decepticons and meets her old friend Bumblebee who has no idea who she is.[10]
22"Memory"Jean TexierZac AtkinsonSeptember 8, 2018 (2018-09-08)[nb 1]1020.51[13]
Realising that Bumblebee’s memory is in bad shape, Windblade must resort to extreme measure to try and help fix her friend.[12]
33"Allspark"Robert Cullen
Ehud Landsberg
Gavin HignightSeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15)[nb 2]1030.43[15]
While searching his memories to understand the Allspark, Bumblebee makes a more important discovery… the memory of his friend Optimus Prime.[14]
44"The Journey"Jean TexierEugene SonSeptember 22, 2018 (2018-09-22)[nb 3]1040.46[17]
During its journey from Cybertron, the ARK’s Energon supplies run low and the desperate crew is forced to enter stasis.[16]
55"Whiteout"Robert Cullen
Ehud Landsberg
Kate LethSeptember 29, 2018 (2018-09-29)[nb 4]1050.49[19]
A mysterious clue from Bumblebee’s memory leads Windblade on a treacherous journey.[18]
66"Megatron Is My Hero"Jean TexierPeter Di Cicco[nb 5]October 6, 2018 (2018-10-06)[21][nb 6][nb 7]1060.43[22]
Windblade tries to make Bee understand who Megatron is.
77"Cube"Robert Cullen
Ehud Landsberg
Randolph HeardOctober 13, 2018 (2018-10-13)[23][nb 8][nb 9]1070.46[24]
Bumblebee learns how he first met Windblade and relives a Golden Age encounter with a young Starscream and his Seekers.
88"Terminal Velocity"Jean TexierGavin HignightOctober 20, 2018 (2018-10-20)[25][nb 10][nb 11]1080.42[26]
Bumblebee explores a nightmarish memory of his visit to Velocitron while Windblade pilots the shuttle in a relentless dogfight with the Decepticon Seekers.
99"Shadowstriker"Robert Cullen
Ehud Landsberg
Kate LethOctober 27, 2018 (2018-10-27)[27][nb 12][nb 13]1090.43[28]
Bumblebee revisits memories of his arch-nemesis Shadowstriker and learns there’s more to being a hero than just knowing how to fight.
1010"MacCadam’s"Jean TexierZac AtkinsonNovember 3, 2018 (2018-11-03)[29][nb 14][nb 15]110N/A
Bumblebee remembers MacCadam’s, his favorite hangout on Cybertron.
1111"Sabotage"Ehud LandsbergDan SalgaroloNovember 10, 2018 (2018-11-10)[30][nb 16]111N/A
Shockwave traps Bumblebee in a false memory designed to convince him he's a Decepticon.
1212"Teletraan-X"Jean TexierKevin Burke and Chris "Doc" WyattNovember 17, 2018 (2018-11-17)[31][nb 17][nb 18]112N/A
Windblade and Bumblebee trace an Autobot signal and find themselves lured into a trap set by Slipstream and her Seekers.
1313"Matrix of Leadership"Ehud LandsbergBrandon AumanNovember 24, 2018 (2018-11-24)[32][nb 19][nb 20]113N/A
Bee learns the meaning of leadership through three memories of Optimus Prime.
1414"Siloed"Jean TexierMairghread ScottDecember 1, 2018 (2018-12-01)[33][nb 21][nb 22]TBAN/A
The Seekers attempt to extract the location of the Ark from Windblade's memories.
1515"King of the Dinosaurs"Ehud LandsbergRandolph HeardDecember 8, 2018 (2018-12-08)[34][nb 23][nb 24]TBAN/A
Windblade and Bee uncover a buried Autobot who turns out to be an old friend.
1616"The Extinction Event"Jean TexierKate LethDecember 15, 2018 (2018-12-15)[35][nb 25][nb 26]TBAN/A
The newly formed team of Autobots must stop Shockwave from destroying all life on the planet.
1717"Awaken Sleeping Giants"Ehud LandsbergZac AtkinsonDecember 22, 2018 (2018-12-22)[36][nb 27][nb 28]TBAN/A
The Autobot team finally discovers the location of the Ark.
1818"Eruption"Jean TexierGavin HignightDecember 29, 2018 (2018-12-29)[37][nb 29][nb 30]TBAN/A
The Autobot team must fight its way through Shockwave and his Decepticons to defend the Ark and awaken Optimus Prime and the other Autobots.

Season 2: Chapter Two: Power of the Spark (2019)[edit]

The second season titled as Chapter Two: Power of the Spark will be released on Q4 2019.[38]

Production[edit]

In June 7, 2017, Boulder Media Limited confirmed working on an additional Transformers series besides Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy.[39]

Transformers: Cyberverse was first announced during Hasbro Media and Investor Day in August 2017. The first season, titled "Chapter 1", would air in 2018, while a second season, titled "Chapter 2", is set to air on 2019. The series puts more emphasis on characters.[40] The first season consists of eighteen eleven-minute episodes.[4]

In September 23, 2017, Hasbro applied a trademark for the series and its related products.[41][42]

In October 14, 2017, a first look of the series was revealed, along with the synopsis.[3]

In December 9, 2017, Dan Salgarolo, who previously worked on Transformers: Robots in Disguise, has joined the series.[43] In April 9, 2018, voice actor Liane Marie Dobbs has also joined the series.[9]

A 1-minute clip from the episode "Megatron is My Hero" was previewed at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con, alongside the show's intro.

In July 23, 2018, it was announced that the home channel for the series is Cartoon Network.[44]

In August 23, 2018, a trailer was released, with the premiere date revealed to be September 1, 2018.[45]

In February 9, 2019, it was announced that chapter 2 will be released on Q4 2019.[38]

Broadcast and release[edit]

Similar to Transformers: Prime and Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Cartoon Network acquired the global broadcasting rights for the series, which includes linear and digital rights.[46]

The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network, with the first two episodes released earlier on the Cartoon Network App on August 27, 2018 and debuting on television on September 1, 2018; starting with the third episode, subsequent episodes are released in advance on Fridays on the Cartoon Network App before the television broadcast.[45] In Canada, the series premiered on Teletoon on September 16, 2018[47] and YTV on September 28, 2018.

Internationally, the series premiered on RTL 7 in the Netherlands on September 2, 2018,[48] on Cartoon Network on September 29, 2018 in Australia,[49] October 2, 2018 in Latin America,[50] October 27, 2018 in India, Central and Eastern Europe,[51] and the United Kingdom,[52] and on Gulli on October 7, 2018 in France.[53]

Hasbro started to release the series on its official YouTube channel since September 7, 2018.[54] Episodes in many other languages have followed suit. Unlike other web shows on Hasbro's YouTube channel, only select languages are available for specific regions, whilst the rest are region-locked.

Home media[edit]

The series started to be available on iTunes in November 6, 2018.[55][56]

The first six episodes of the series were released on Region 4 DVD in Australia in February 20, 2019 by Beyond Home Entertainment.[57] The second installation was released on DVD on April 2, 2019.

Reception[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2019 Irish Animation Awards Best Writer for an Animated Series Episode: "Megatron Is My Hero" (Peter Di Cicco) Nominated [58]
Best Sound Design Episode: "Matrix of Leadership" (Windmill Lane) Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b This episode was first released online on August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ This episode was first released online on September 14, 2018.
  3. ^ This episode was first released online on September 21, 2018.
  4. ^ This episode was first released online on September 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Eugene Son's name was initially credited by mistake.[20]
  6. ^ This episode was first aired in Canada on September 30, 2018.
  7. ^ This episode was first released online on October 5, 2018.
  8. ^ This episode was first aired in Canada on October 7, 2018.
  9. ^ This episode was first released online on October 12, 2018.
  10. ^ This episode was first aired in Canada on October 7, 2018.
  11. ^ This episode was first released online on October 19, 2018.
  12. ^ This episode was first aired in Canada on October 14, 2018.
  13. ^ This episode was first released online on October 26, 2018.
  14. ^ This episode was first aired in Canada on October 14, 2018.
  15. ^ This episode was first released online on November 2, 2018.
  16. ^ This episode was first released on YouTubeTV and OnDemand in October 26, 2018 and online on November 11, 2018.
  17. ^ This episode was first aired on November 10, 2017 in Singapore.
  18. ^ This episode was first released on YouTubeTV and OnDemand on October 26, 2018 and online on November 16, 2018.
  19. ^ This episode was first aired on November 17, 2017 in Singapore.
  20. ^ This episode was first released online on November 23, 2018.
  21. ^ This episode was first aired on November 17, 2017 in Singapore.
  22. ^ This episode was first released online on November 30, 2018.
  23. ^ This episode was first aired on December 2, 2017 in France.
  24. ^ This episode was first released online on December 7, 2018.
  25. ^ This episode was first aired on December 2, 2017 in France.
  26. ^ This episode was first released online on December 14, 2018.
  27. ^ This episode was first aired on December 15, 2017 in Singapore.
  28. ^ This episode was first released online on December 21, 2018.
  29. ^ This episode was first aired on December 15, 2018 in Singapore.
  30. ^ This episode was first released online on December 28, 2018.

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