Originally Posted by TheVileOne
For starters, in the Rebirth finale its sort of hard to follow who gets killed or incapacitated or captured. Some characters pop up and then disappear without a trace. I think Rebirth really needed another two episodes and a better budget to fill it out. The other problem I have with Rebirth is that Optimus Prime doesn't really do anything in it. The heroes are Spike, Cerebros, and Fortress Maximus who was barely even in it.
Theres a very logical reason for why Optimus did very little and for why the Spike and others were the focuse of "The Rebirth".
And thats because it was never intended to be the TF finale.
The real finale for the TF cartoon was "The Retuen on Optimus Prime".The show was canceled in many markets at that point.
"The Rebirth" was intended to be a pilot for a Headmasters spin off.