The Transformers: Season 3, Episode 1

The Five Faces of Darkness: Part 1 (15 Sep. 1986)
"Transformers" The Five Faces of Darkness: Part 1 (original title)

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A year after assuming leadership of the Autobots, Rodimus Prime hosts an intergalactic sporting event, which falls victim to an attack, resulting in the abduction of Spike Witwicky, Kup, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel ...
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Carly Witwicky (voice)
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Grimlock / Long Haul (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Arcee (voice)
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Spike Witwicky (voice)
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Victor Caroli ...
Narrator (voice)
Regis Cordic ...
Menasor / Quintesson / Judge Deliberata (voice) (as Rege Cordic)
Bud Davis ...
Dirge (voice)
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Perceptor (voice)
Ron Gans ...
Drag Strip (voice)
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Rodimus Prime / Sweep (voice) (as Dick Gautier)
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Bumblebee / Outback (voice)
Buster Jones ...
Blaster (voice)
Stan Jones ...
Scourge (voice)
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A year after assuming leadership of the Autobots, Rodimus Prime hosts an intergalactic sporting event, which falls victim to an attack, resulting in the abduction of Spike Witwicky, Kup, and Ultra Magnus. Rodimus is quick to blame the Decepticons, who are divided and weakened by the loss of their leader, Galvatron. But Galvatron's fellow reformatted Decepticons, Scourge and Cyclonus, may have found a way to restore their leader to power. The real culprit may be a new face, but one with a link to the histories of both Autobot and Decepticon, manipulating both sides to take their own revenge. Written by Anonymous

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This five-part miniseries has a different opening animation than the rest of the season's episodes. See more »

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When the Constructicons combine, one of their numbers, Long Haul has not been animated into the shot. See more »

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Rodimus Prime: Our charts don't show any planets in that sector-no, wait. Here it is. I thought it was a smudge on the screen.
Outback: Yeah, that fits the description of Chaar.
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Torn between story and animation
4 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I like the storyline in Five Faces of Darkness a lot. It is a dark and fairly interesting insight into the cartoon transformers' origins. The Quintessons emerge as a truly original and intellectual threat, and the Decepticons' plight at the beginning of the story is quite shocking.

One is rarely moved by the bad guys, much less in a children's cartoon, but here, we see them utterly defeated, demoralized and starving. To my taste, that's a brilliant and fresh approach to the otherwise repetitive conflict that we had seen in the previous seasons.

Here we also see a bold, young and daring depiction of Rodimus Prime that will rarely appear again save for some exceptions during the third season, where he normally appears as a boring, depressive and insecure leader.

Galvatron also seems to have more layers to his personality in this five parter than in the following episodes, with the notable exception of the fantastic 'Webworld'.

The only downside to this 5 part saga is the ugly, cheap animation by AKOM. ranging from pedestrian (but tolerable)to 'carnage in c minor' dreadful. It's too bad that they got to produce half the season's episodes, ruining many an interesting story with lazy, rushed, incompetent jobs.


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