Transformers: Energon (2004– )
"Transformer: Super Link" (original title)

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Years after "Transformers: Armada", the Autobots continue to battle the Decepticons, but this time they must also prevent the resurrection of Unicron.

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Series cast summary:
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 Optimus Prime (4 episodes, 2004)
Trevor Devall ...
 Alpha Q (4 episodes, 2004)
Matt Hill ...
 Ironhide / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Scott McNeil ...
 Jetfire / ... (4 episodes, 2004)
Brent Miller ...
 Hot Shot (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Megatron / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Inferno / ... (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Starscream (3 episodes, 2004)
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 Demolishor (3 episodes, 2004)
Makoto Aoki ...
 Cadet A / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Don Brown ...
 Cyclonus / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Paul Dobson ...
 Rodimus (2 episodes, 2004)
Ron Halder ...
 Dr. Jones / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Rad / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Colin Murdock ...
 Scorponok / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Doug Parker ...
 Mirage / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Ward Perry ...
 Landmine (2 episodes, 2004)
Brad Swaile ...
 Kicker / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
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A direct sequel to Transformers: Legend of the Microns (Transformers: Armada in the USA). Several years have passed since the war over the Microns, and peace has settled over Earth... yet a new threat arises. Human and Robot must join forces and discover the true evil threatening Earth. Written by Anonymous

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Unicron only says one line of dialogue in his own voice ("Unicron, transform!") in the entire series, in episode 43, 'Distribution'. See more »

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English version: In multiple episodes, the fact that Unicron's head has turned into a miniature star and that the dots floating around it are meant to be the "sparks" of Alpha Q's former planets, is left entirely unexplained, even though this is the main point of the entire story. Between the badly translated English dialogue and choppily edited shots of the original Japanese version, it is nearly impossible to tell what is going on in several episodes. See more »

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Inferno, Autobot A: [Over comlink] So what's happening on the Miranda II?
Kicker: Inferno! Is that you?
Inferno, Autobot A: Yup it's me, upgraded and reformatted as Roadblock.
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Follows Transformers: Myclone Legend (2003) See more »

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1 February 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

When I heard about this show, I was rather skeptical. I was sorely disappointed with "Transformers: Armada" (or "Micron Densetsu," depending upon your language preference) and I really had very little hope for the following series. Called "Transformers: Energon" in the English-language version, "Superlink" had been airing for four weeks in Japan before the first Energon episode aired in the States. That being said, there are four episodes by which to judge this series, and I think that's a fair sampling for a preliminary evaluation.

Thus far, Superlink/Energon is superior to Micron Densetsu/Armada in every conceivable way. The animation is just that -- animated. Armada had a very distinct lack of motion that really detracted from it. Armada was more or less a comic book on television with mouths that occasionally opened and closed. Superlink is just the opposite. It looks like an actual cartoon (what a concept!). On top of that, the cel-shaded CGI technique makes it all look quite incredible.

Of course, it would be easy to disregard the inadequate animation of Armada if the writing was worth talking about. I suppose it goes without saying that it was not. Now, however, Superlink seems to have given us Transformers fans something to actually look forward to. Whereas the dialogue and plot of Armada was incredibly stale and not at all engaging, Superlink is very in your face and quick.

The biggest improvement, however, would be the voice acting. Although I have yet to see or hear the English version of this show (Energon), the Japanese version is much better than its predecessor Micron Densetsu and I can only assume that since this major problem has been cleared up at the source, it will be like that when it gets here. The dialogue isn't flat and there aren't awkward silences for no reason. The actors actually sound like they're -- gasp -- acting. Overall, this is a very worthy successor to the holy trilogy of Transformers series (the original, Beast Wars, Beast Machines). Great stuff all around and I can't wait to see what else develops.


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