I realize that I'm a little late in finding this out, but... Mata Nui was a Robot? I have so many questions!
So, the other day I saw a video on youtube of Michael Dorn narrating the full story of Mata Nui (...and, yes, I have known that Dorn starred in the film The Legend Reborn, but apparently I did not look into the plot of the movie enough to know about there being a GIANT ROBOT!), but I heard this video where he explains how Mata Nui was a giant robot, and how a Makuta took over his entire body, and it fell over (and many other details such as its face becoming the island of Mata Nui, and all of the Matoran forgetting about their original purpose of keeping the robot under control).
Was this voice narration by Dorn some kind of deleted content that was never actually used in the series? Where did it come from? (I knew about the film they made called The Legend Reborn, but all of this about a giant robot was way over my head.)
Is all of this extra stuff about the "Great Beings" and "Spherus Magna" fan fiction, or is it official to the series? And when did this happen in relation to the Bionicle series ending? Are there / were there any lego sets of these so-called "Great Beings" ever sold?
This also makes me wonder things like: was this part of the story line created from the beginning, and hidden from the viewers until like 2009? When they mentioned Makuta casting Mata Nui into a "deep slumber" in first generation Bionicle media, did they actually have this storyline in mind the whole time, or was this some last-minute expansion of the story? Is this something anyone could guess?
Thanks for reading this. The whole extra story line kinda blew my mind!