The Transformers: Season 1, Episode 1

More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (17 Sep. 1984)
"Transformers" More Than Meets the Eye: Part 1 (original title)

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As the Energon supply runs low on the planet Cybertron, the Autobots leave to find a new energy source. Their enemies, the Decepticons, follow. After a vicious battle in space, both of their ships crash land on Earth.


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Episode credited cast:
Prowl / Sideswipe (voice)
Shockwave / Spike Witwicky / Sunstreaker / Brawn / Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Caroli ...
Narrator (voice)
Jazz (voice)
Optimus Prime / Ironhide / Joe (voice)
Bumblebee (voice)
Chris Latta ...
Don Messick ...
Ratchet / Gears (voice)
Ken Sansom ...
Hound (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Megatron / Soundwave / Laserbeak / Ravage / Rumble / Skywarp / Trailbreaker / Mirage / Additional Voices (voice)


The Autobots are running low on Energon, they leave their home planet of Cybertron to search for more sources. The Decepticons follow them and attack the Autobot's ship. The ship crashes on Earth and ends up inside a volcano. Millions of years later, Teletran One, the ship's computer activates and revives them. The Decepticons are determined to exploit Earth's resources for their own needs. The Autobots are just as determined to stop them. The start of the series. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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An Autobot in the form of a truck crane, who is referred to as Hauler, appears briefly to haul Hound up for repairs. He appears only in this episode, neither speaks nor transforms into robot mode, and is never seen again after that scene. Many fans assume that Hauler is an early version of the Autobot Grapple. See more »


As Soundwave produces the Energon cubes out of his chest, his head is miscolored. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: Many millions of years ago, on the planet Cybertron, life existed. But, not life as we know it today. Intelligent robots, that could think and feel inhabited the cities. They were called Autobots and Decepticons. But, the brutal Decepticons were driven by a single goal, total domination. They set out to destroy the peace-loving Autobots, and a war between the forces of good and evil raged across Cybertron. Devastating all in its path. Draining the planet's once rich sources of ...
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