I understand your viewpoint on this, but I also can see very many points of view on earth. G1's viewpoint was that earth is underground, so it was secluded, mysterious, dark, and eerie. However, I see earth as above ground, being supportive, kind, soft, gentle, and being there even if you don't notice it. It allows all plants to have life, and without it, we would have no trees or life. With that, I can see earth being a forest, as earth provides for a forest. Since Kanae is not a jungle, this position is not taken, however a secluded, hidden society is in Naho. Therefore, Tiro works as a forest, in my opinion.
The main two ways of spreading information (the show and the sets) are not going to have near as much worldbuilding stuff as in the story bible, but they're there for anyone who wants extra information. (think of Star Wars books like Catalyst and the Aftermath series)
I don't know how much I agree with this. On one hand, I'd agree, but on another, I wouldn't. Since G3 is not story wise connected to G1 like Force Awakens is to Return of the Jedi, I cannot use that example for your point. However, movie are kind of like reboots of books. Percy Jackson was completely different than the book, and so it did terrible. However, Jurassic Park I've heard is different from the book, and it is one of my favorite movie series. So I don't really know what to say on this point.
In terms of story telling strategies, I'd disagree. In the actual story, sure. However, with your logic, I'd say G3 is a reboot of G2 than of G1, or a mixture of both. Besides, I feel they've kept things quite close to the original in terms of character, at least as much as G2 did, but yet again that's an opinion. And then story wise, they are all three so different I don't even want to talk about it.
So, Miles Morales Spider-Man is not Spider-Man, is what I'm understanding. Maybe G3 is an alternate universe of G1.
That's essentially what they did, and because they're using biomechanical life, mask powers (eventually), six elements that are the same as Bionicle, character names that are the same, some characteristics, appearances, and weapons of character the same, some idealogy, Toa, Great Beings, so much is similar to Bionicle, changing the name is pointless.
But that wouldn't be popular on their channel... (Besides, gotta keep that Bionicle podcast somewhere, am I right?)
It really isn't connected to Bionicle...
And never was supposed to be. (For one, one's an animated show, and another is a constraction poster, but I get the point)
I guess I'll end my crazy ranting by saying that if TTV wanted to talk about G1, they would have made that Bionicle History show they mentioned a while back. Retelling of a story isn't going to be as popular as telling a new perspective of one.
I'm totally doing this to avoid doing homework