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

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Two opposing camps of alien transforming robots fight in a war 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)
John Stephenson ...
 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)
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 Grimlock / ... (41 episodes, 1984-1987)
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The Autobots and Decepticons, during the great Cybertronian War, crash landed on earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip the 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... Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Trivia

Optimus Prime was never intended to return to the series after the movie, but a public outcry (which surprised the producers) resulted in him returning See more »

Goofs

Wheeljack's "ears" that light up when he speaks change color randomly between episodes. Sometime, they shine with blue light, in other episodes they are red, yellow or white. See more »

Quotes

Crosshairs: We gotta stop our guys from destroying the thing that could wipe out the galaxy, and we gotta to straight into Deceptiville to do it!
Hot Rod: Yeah, we never seem to get a break.
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Referenced in The Nostalgia Critic: NC vs. AVGN Retrospect (2008) See more »

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Adult oriented as well as child oriented
6 November 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Golly gosh,is Transformers really nearly 20 years old?This timeless celebration of colourful good machines versus bad machines is a piece of genius.I was channelsurfing today,and saw this on one of the channels.It was an episode I remember called The Revenge Of Bruticus.That holds your attention as well now as it did when you were a young kid.In fact,strangely enough,it almost seems better caught up in the pretentiousness of adult life.I would be very happy if they made a big hollywood blockbuster movie adaptation of the series,even though this would contradict my movie laws no end.Maybe the heartless marketing moguls at hollywood should leave this old classic alone,and let it stand the test of time in it's current posistion.*****


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