In the second season of Transformers Prime we pick up right where we left off at the end of Season one. Optimus has defeated Unicron but at the cost of his own memories. Optimus believes that he is once again Orion Pax, a data clerk on Iacon who was friends with Megatron. Megatron take Optimus to the Nemesis and even brands him with the Decepticon insignia. The storytelling in this series is intense. As a fan from as far back as the origin of the Transformers franchise I am so pleased that this series is true to honoring the history of the series but takes great pains to update and improve upon it. There is no secret why this is an award winning series. It is smart and funny, compelling and exciting.
In season two we see the Autobots and Decepticons racing across the globe to discover ancient Iacon artifacts. These items turn out to be weapons and tools of great power and importance. they were sent to Earth by Alpha Trion so that Megatron could not get his hands on them and turn the tide on the war. Throughout the season loyalties are tested, new respect and understanding is reached, a new member of the team joins the Autobots. We see less of the humans in the series but they prove to be pivotal in the final episodes of the season. Fan favorite Wheeljack appears in multiple episodes as well and Shockwave even appears along with a flashback involving Cliffjumper (No Dwayne the Rock Johnson voice though).
Rewatching the season on Blu-Ray was incredible. The detail on all of the characters from reflections to scratches is amazing. The whole storyline coming together shows the care that was taken by the writers and producers to make this show consistent and cohesive. There are also some very informative commentaries and then an awesome bonus of Larry King interviewing Peter Cullen at San Diego Comic Con. This is an essential Blu-Ray set to have for any Transformers fan. I was amazed at how quickly it was released, too. I received my review copy the day after the last episode of season two aired. Instead of watching the two episodes that I had on the DVR I watched them on the Blu-Ray instead and that made a huge difference in quality and viewing enjoyment. Continue reading Review: Transformers Prime Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD