The Transformers (1984–1987)
"Transformers" (original title)

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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.

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 Megatron / ... (95 episodes, 1984-1987)
Chris Latta ...
 Starscream / ... (81 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Optimus Prime / ... (73 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Spike Witwicky / ... (72 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Thundercracker / ... (70 episodes, 1984-1987)
Jack Angel ...
 Ultra Magnus / ... (63 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bumblebee / ... (62 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Prowl / ... (61 episodes, 1984-1987)
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 Teletraan I / ... (60 episodes, 1984-1987)
Don Messick ...
 Ratchet / ... (51 episodes, 1984-1986)
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 Bonecrusher / ... (45 episodes, 1984-1987)
Gregg Berger ...
 Grimlock / ... (41 episodes, 1984-1987)
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During the great Cybertronian War, the Autobots and the Decepticons crash landed on Earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip Earth of its vast energy resources, and the Autobots seek to protect the inhabitants of Earth from that fate. And so an endless battle begins in a crucial race to find an energy source for their homeworld Cybertron. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Trivia

The president of the fictional country Carbombya, Abdul Fakkadi, appears in The Transformers: The Five Faces of Darkness: Part 1 (1986) and The Transformers: Thief in the Night (1986). The character/story and was meant to be a parody of Middle East tensions at the time. His name is an anagram of Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi. The name of Fakkadi's country, Carbombya, also contains an in-joke (Car Bomb Ya). Reportedly, voice actor Casey Kasem, who is of Arab descent, objected to this, and quit the Transformers series as a result. See more »

Goofs

The second title sequence of Season 3 contains a number of notable animation errors. When the Sharkticon swims towards the screen and opens its mouth, it suddenly turns upside-down for a couple of frames. And in the last shot of the sequence, Ultra Magnus' head is colored entirely blues (his face should be gray), and Kup is drawn with Springer's head. These errors are easy to spot, since the appear in almost every episode. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Archevil: Remember our agreement, Megatron: the Earth is to be mine once you are through with it.
Megatron: It will be. What's left of it!
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Roll for it!! Again and again! and again and again and again
19 August 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Transformers is the greatest cartoon show ever made. The toys were outstanding. It makes the cartoons of today look like trash. The first seasons of Tranformers were the pinnacle of childrens entertainment, with supercool characters and awesome well built toys. Even the toys make the toys of today look like garbage. The toys hand a lot of die-casted parts. The cartoon had a good straight-forward plot. Everything went well until the movie where they killed all the best autobots and subsequently killed the transformers, afterwards the show was never the same and the toys started becoming all cheap plastic with simple designs. But the glorydays overshadow the dark. Transformers will forever be immortalized in the hearts of millions.

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