After stumbling upon a film shoot, Hoist is hired to play a role in an action movie.


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Episode credited cast:
Ramjet / Astrotrain (voice)
Carly (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Karen Fishook / Production Asst. (voice)
Michael Chain ...
Hoist / Powerglide (voice)
Bud Davis ...
Dirge / Asst. Director (voice)
Ed Gilbert ...
Thrust (voice)
Chris Latta ...
Starscream / Wheeljack (voice)
Tracks (voice)
Warpath / Director (voice)
Megatron / Soundwave / Rumble (voice)


Spike, Carly, and Hoist accidentally stumble upon the filming of a Hollywood actions movie. The director impressed by his abilities decides to hire Hoist on the spot. Other interested Autobots also get in on the fun. Originally, they are hired to do stunts, but later they play alien robots from space. Meanwhile the Decepticons have stolen one of Wheeljack's inventions and are trying to destroy evidence of this. They attack the studio to destroy film of their theft. The Autobots stop them. Later, Wheeljack reveals that the device the Decepticons were protecting is worthless. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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21 November 1985 (USA)  »

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One of only 4 pre-movie episodes not to feature Optimus Prime. See more »


Megatron: Dirge, report.
Dirge: [over radio] Can't move or transform.
Megatron: [turns to Starscream] I should have you disassembled for this!
Starscream: Me? But what did I...
Megatron: Silence!
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It's like watching a parody while watching toy advertising
10 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

This episode is too good to be missed. I think even a non-transformer fan would love it for it's Hollywood satire and odd premonitions of the Transformer movie series of this decade. The Autobots go Hollywood, specifically Sunstreaker, Trucks (um, I mean Tracks), Powerglide, and Warpath. Moist (I mean Hoist) is the first but it's more in a technical adviser type of role. Hollywood actors and directors get lampooned and praised for their character traits in this episode. The director is at least shown to have some innovation and creativity in his bloodstream. The actor's are shown to be inept and self-entitled. The featured decepticons are Megatron, Starscream, Thrust, Soundwave, Ramjet, Astrotrain, Dirge in plane mode only, and Rumble.

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