The Transformers: Season 4, Episode 1

The Rebirth: Part 1 (9 Nov. 1987)
"Transformers" The Rebirth: Part 1 (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-Y7  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 34 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Some autobots are captured. The remaining Autobots team up with some rebels to free their friends, the rebels know all the weaknesses of their enemies machines. They merge with the Autobots to become Headmasters to free their friends.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2848 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Rebirth: Part 1 (09 Nov 1987)

The Rebirth: Part 1 (09 Nov 1987) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Transformers.
« Previous Episode | 96 of 98 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Silverbolt / Duros / Triggerhappy (voice) (as Charlie Adler)
Jack Angel ...
Jered Barclay ...
Cerebros (voice) (as Jared Barclay)
...
Brainstorm / Gort (voice)
Susan Blu ...
Arcee / Myra (voice) (as Sue Blu)
Steve Bulen ...
Strafe / Sureshot / Searchlight (voice) (as Steve Bulin)
...
Spike / Wideload / Old Nebulan Man (voice)
Victor Caroli ...
Narrator (voice)
...
Wingspan / Slugslinger / Optimus Prime (voice)
...
Hot Rod / Firebolt / Apeface (voice) (as Dick Gautier)
...
Goldbug / Rollbar / Snapdragon (voice)
Johnny Haymer ...
Highbrow / Recoil (voice)
Milton James ...
(as Milt Jamin) (credit only)
Stan Jones ...
Scourge / Pounce / Weirdwolf (voice)
Chris Latta ...
(credit only)
Edit

Storyline

Some autobots are captured. The remaining Autobots team up with some rebels to free their friends, the rebels know all the weaknesses of their enemies machines. They merge with the Autobots to become Headmasters to free their friends.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

2000s | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Release Date:

9 November 1987 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to Wally Burr, Veteran radio host Keener was slated to play Scorponok's car drone Fasttrack, before The Rebirth got trimmed to three parts. Even though he only managed to play Blowpipe in the series, he did play various characters in various Transformers commercials from 1985 all the way through 1990 (His deep voice can be heard as both Sixshot and Cyclonus in the Sixshot commercial). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Meeting the Robots that become Headmasters and Targetmasters
5 August 2009 | by See all my reviews

The positives: Great action and story. Good for kids and families to watch. Optimus and Galvatron are like the 'with' and 'and' of robots, not taking up too much time for new transformers. Snapdragon is a bada$$ who carries three autobots with it in their first conflict on Nebulon, and tries to eat Arcee and Daniel. Apeface and Mindwipe are the Dr. McCoy and Spock of evil Decepticons. Cyclonus (the targetmasters inventor), Scourge, Brainstorm (co-headmaster founder with Spike), Hardhead, Highbrow, Kup, Blurr, and Hot Rod are well-developed characters. Some heads and guns, Spike, Daniel, Gort, Zarak, Nightstick, and Krunk are given the brunt of conversation and develop their characters through their actions.

The negatives: If Sixshot is supposed to be so strong and tough, why come after he proclaims the Aerialbots are up and down do they continue to fight for the next two episodes. There really wasn't a use for Optimus in this, Magnus could have occupied his role, Springer Magnus's, and Hot Rod as Rodimus.

In the middle: Weirdwolf, Chromedome, Skullcruncher, Misfire, Slugslinger, Sureshot, Crosshairs, Pointblank, and Snapdragon don't say anything or nearly anything. Barely anything is said by a lot of Autobot and Decepticon heads and guns. It's the problem with adding about 50 new characters in one season to sell a toyline. Maybe it should have been the headmasters in 87-88 and the targetmasters in 88-89.

Overall: It feels like such a letdown not to see more episodes following with this miniseries but it is hugely exciting and action-packed without being too dark and violent, lowbrow and cynical like the movie or today's cartoons.

Please email me if you have comments or questions.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did anyone get those mail offer Autobots? Vega_Lyra
I Could Not Stand Grimlock.n Dinobots mikelutton35
'One use of mild bad language' XD anna-lundin
Dark Awakening mikelutton35
Difference between Rodimus Prime + Hot Rod miguelpayet1
Season 2 opening ebert747
Discuss The Rebirth: Part 1 (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?