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Gothamist reports that Transformers Generation One will be taken out of circulation on Netflix on January 1st 2015. If you've yet to (re)watch the series and have a Netflix subscription, you've got two weeks to get some friends together and catch it while you can! GI Joe is also on the chopping block, so consider setting aside some time to recreate your weekday afternoons before the turn of the year. Keep reading for the full list of shows and films leaving Netflix next year!




Tomorrow 12/2, from 2-7pm ET / 11am – 4 pm PT The Hub Television Network will present 5 straight hours of the Original series that started it all: Transformers Generation 1! The 10 back-to-back action-packed episodes include two fan-favorite trilogies: "More Than Meets The Eye" and "Ultimate Doom." Be sure to tune to your local cable station to watch them.




So, remember that Big Secret Transformer that we talked about a little earlier? Well, the new teaser for Transformers Prime episode 24 One Shall Rise Part 1 just comes out and reveals the character. Hitfix first released this trailer. The episode, which airs on October 1, 2011 at 8:30 Eastern on The Hub, is just the beginning of the three-part season one finale. Check your local listings so you do not miss this one! If you do not want to get spoiled, do not jump into the full article!




Time for another edition of The Ark Addendum, picking up where The Complete Ark leaves off. This week, I focus on the episode A Prime Problem, where the Decepticons clone Optimus Prime and attempt to lead the Autobots into a deadly ambush.




Robot Chicken has been a tour de force lately in featuring Transformers in Season 5. In this week's episode, "Malcolm X: Fully Loaded", the crescendo features a seminar for evil leaders. Masterpiece Megatron gives a testimonial, while another notable transforming 'renegade' is shunned from attendance. Be sure to watch Adult Swim for this latest Transformers appearance! Then talk about it on the forums.




Jim Sorensen has updated his BLOG with more G1 goodness" Well, all the details that were hampering me uploading the many, many scripts have been put to bed, which means that I can now start to upload these pretty awesome scripts. What makes them especially neat are all the cross-outs and handwritten comments by Ron Friedman. You can really see how he helped shape the dialogue, keep it consistently Cybertronian from episode to episode. It's late, I'm tired, so I'm gonna start with just two - Dinobot Island, part one and two. Download them both now at boltax.blogspot.com.




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Just a friendly reminder from your friends here at TFormers.com, The Hub network starts today! The sneak peek takes place all day today and the official rollout is tomorrow, October 11, 2010. Don't know if you have the channel? Find out at the channel locator at HubWorld.com.




The Hub's official website Hub World has made select Generation 1 and Transformers Energon episodes available for streaming. There currently isn't a very good way to sort through the episodes, so you'll just have to go the episodes section of the video page to see what they have. It is unknown if these episodes will be a revolving door of episodes, or if they will consistently add more later down the line. Note: This is only available in the United States at this time.




Chances are by now you've seen the History Channel's TV show Pawn Stars. Recently, they have been airing and episode where they meet with a Transformers collector with a lot of robots. See multiple copies of many G1 figures like Fortress Maximus, Scorponok, Mirage and many more that won't believe. Thanks to forums member Backfire who posted a whole mess of stills from the show.




Our good friends over at Moonbase 2 Podcast have revealed some secret tidbits in an their recent interview Michael Bell. The voice actor has revealed the next Transformers cartoon is presently being cast by Susan Blu who handled the casting for Transformers Animated, Beast Wars, and was the voice of Arcee in G1. Bell says he has auditioned for the role of Ratchet and a character that goes by the name "General Fowler." Bell also stated that David Sobolov, who played the voice of "Depth Charge" in Beast Wars, is another actor up for audition. Check out the full interview now at Moonbase 2.




Robot Chicken does it again! The new episode shown this weekend, #17 - "Cannot Be Erased", features none other than Optimus Prime as the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz. Join Robot Chicken's own delightful version of how Dorthy (the nerd) deals with the evil flying monkeys and Wicked Witch with some help from his friends.




Hasbro, Inc. announced today that they have purchased over 1,000 episodes of classic programming featuring some of the most established brands, including G.I. Joe and Transformers. These properties were produced by Sunbow back in the day and were most presently owned by TV-Loonland. "As we deliver new immersive entertainment experiences to audiences worldwide, it was extremely important that we had the rights to fully control the usage of our intellectual properties," said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s Chief Operating Officer. Read More




Hey, did anybody catch last night's episode of Boston Legal? If you did (or didn't), one of the key stories on last night's episode centered on a girl who becomes HIV positive and sues her school for improper teaching of abstinance. Playing the girl's father in the episode is none other than Dan Gilvezan, G1's voice of Bumblebee! If you would like to see this episode, please go to the abc.com website and watch the full episode of Boston Legal beginning on 10/10/2007. Always nice to see our favorie voice actors in other roles outside animation.




On last night's Robot Chicken, there was another Transformers parody. This time it included Megatron with a very familiar voice. Watching the credits verified my feeling that it was indeed Frank Welker voicing Megatron once again. Check it out here.



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