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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Series cast summary:
Frank Welker ...
 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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17 September 1984 (USA)  »

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(98 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the Marvel coloring book 'Forest Rescue Mission', Sparkplug has a son named Butch. He can be considered as Spike and Buster's third brother, or as an early name for either of their characters. See more »

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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

Starscream: [in Cyclonus' body] So, you think Galvatron's nothing but slag iron now?
Octane: Yeah, we've seen the last of that creep!
[Galvatron enters the room]
Galvatron: Seen the last of who, Cyclonus?
Starscream: [in Cyclonus' voice] Er, no-one really, sir, I mean...
Galvatron: You mean what, old friend?
Starscream: [in his own voice] Well now, who do you think I mean?
Galvatron: Starscream!
[Starscream laughs while Octane runs off]
Galvatron: [smiling] I shall enjoy destroying you even more this time than the last.
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Referenced in Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon (1989) See more »

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Loved it when I was a kid, but not without its flaws.
8 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Transformers, for me were the coolest toys as you could actually do something with them, hey they transformed. The cartoon was a very good compliment to said toys. It followed the story of the Autobots who were good and the Decepticons who were well not good. They raged most of their battles on earth and the show was at its best during the first season and parts of the second season. The ones that occurred after the movie were pretty good, but then I thought the headmaster and target master miniseries that would mark the end of the Transformers generation one was very weak as it was nothing but one big toy commercial and featured many Transformers that were never introduced before playing a rather large role. My favorite episodes usually involved the Decepticons called Constructicons. Six robots that formed the super robot Devastater. They were my favorite toys as a kid and I actually still have them. The show was not without other problems than just the weak ending. A lot of problems stem from problems with the plot and origins of some of the robots. Apparently, they didn't think a kid could remember how a robot was introduced so they created a new origin. Such as Devastator. Clearly introduced in season one as being created on earth they would in a later episode show them having been on Cybertron and they were good guys no less. Also, it was clearly shown you could make a new transformer on earth, but in later episodes it was shown you had to use a special device to infuse them with personality. Still, the problems were not enough to steer me away from this cool cartoon.


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