The Decepticons set up a trap for the Autobots and kidnap Gears. Now, with Gears as his slave, Megatron creates a solar needle in order to steal the sun's energy. But the consequences could be disastrous.

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Christopher Collins ...
Starscream / Wheeljack (voice) (as Chris Latta)
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Bumblebee (voice)
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Don Messick ...
Gears / Ratchet (voice)
Ken Sansom ...
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The Decepticons set up a trap for the Autobots and kidnap Gears. Now, with Gears as his slave, Megatron creates a solar needle in order to steal the sun's energy. But the consequences could be disastrous.

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1 October 1985 (USA)  »

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Startscream's voice in the final act changes a handful of times. It could be that he was meant to be another character, and was simply colored like Starscream, though. See more »

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Gears: Go ding your diodes and get defunct Megatron. I'm not helping you do zilch.
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This episode shows how one circuit changes the behavior of a robot
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is one that i get laughs out of every time I watch it because after Megatron has taken Gears to Africa and revealed his Solar Needle it is so funny what happens next. When Gears shouts that he will not help Megatron, Starscream shoots him with his Null Ray and then Megatron removes this one circuit from Gears. Then just as Megatron is putting that circuit in his Solar Needle, Gears starts acting with a different personality. Instead of being his normal Grumpy self and complaining all the time he acts Polite and kind even to Megatron and Starscream. Then when Optimus Prime, Iornhide, Ratchet, Wheeljack, and a few other Autobots get there they are all shocked at how Gears has a different personality. Iornhide even says this line to Megatron- "What have you done to Gears?, You have turned him Nice!" Then Megatron says that it is because of a displaced circuit. It is so funny then when the Autobots shut down the Solar needle and Gears wants his circuit back because once Optimus Prime puts that one circuit back in place Gears becomes is normal Grumpy self because he is complaining about his Pulleys squeaking again. It is so funny how one circuit changes the personality of that robot.


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