Since acquiring Dark Energon, the DECEPTICON leader MEGATRON has worked tirelessly to uncover its secrets in an effort to finally wield its great power! Now it’s up to the heroic leader of the AUTOBOTS, OPTIMUS PRIME, to stop his old nemesis once and for all, no matter what the cost. But Optimus Prime will not only face Megatron in this ultimate rematch, but rise to the challenge of defeating an even greater foe: UNICRON, whose power threatens the existence of humankind. With many dramatic surprises throughout this epic story arc, numerous questions will be faced, but none more important than these: Who is Optimus Prime? And can the Autobots’ true key to salvation lie in the trusted hands of a teenage boy named Jack?
From Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (the writing team behind the megasuccessful Transformers feature trilogy) and executive producer Jeff Kline comes the story behind the most iconic Autobot ever created, finally revealed like never before in an epic tale of deception, sacrifice, loyalty and triumph.
Originally broadcast as seven episodes that spanned the first two seasons of the Emmy Award-winning series, One Shall Stand is presented here as an uninterrupted movie featuring the voice talents of returning Transformers legends Peter Cullen and Frank Welker alongside a superstar cast including Adam Baldwin (Chuck), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), John Noble (Fringe), Gina Torres (Firefly) and Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator)!
This full-length film was originally broadcast as seven episodes from the first two seasons of Transformers Prime and is, above all else, the story of Optimus Prime. Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) is the leader of the Autobots and perhaps the most important figure in the Autobots' fight against the Decepticons and its leader Megatron (Frank Welker). This film sets out to answer two big questions: Who is Optimus Prime and where did he come from? Humans Jack, Miko, and Rafael certainly don't know, and neither, it seems, do fellow Autobots Bumblebee, Arcee, Bulkhead, and Ratchet. The first big event in the film is that Unicron (John Noble) is awakened deep in the center of the earth and poses a threat to the Autobots and the entire human race. Optimus pursues him, but the fight causes Optimus to forget his present status as a prime and revert to his past position of archivist and clerk--in the service of Megatron! Suddenly it looks like all is lost for the Autobots in their war against the Decepticons and their dark energon. That is, unless teen Jack, chosen by Optimus and entrusted with a Cybertron relic that just might be the key to unlocking the all-powerful vector sigma, can collaborate with the other Autobots and his fellow humans. They must find a way to cross into Cybertron, unleash the power of vector sigma, and somehow bring back Optimus and restore his memory. This action-packed film features remarkably good CG animation, voice talent, and sound, especially considering it was originally a television production, and the film is just as much about character development as it is about action. Bonus features include a 12-minute interview with executive producer Jeff Kline, supervising producer/writer Duane Capizzi, and writer Steven Melching, and an animatic of One Shall Rise, Part 2. Transformer fans will definitely want to catch this film. --Tami Horiuchi