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The Transformers 

Transformers (original title)
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Two opposing factions of transforming alien robots engage in a battle that has the fate of Earth in the balance.
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Series cast summary:
...  Megatron / ... 93 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Optimus Prime / ... 69 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Spike Witwicky / ... 68 episodes, 1984-1987
Christopher Collins ...  Starscream / ... 68 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Thundercracker / ... 67 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Ultra Magnus / ... 60 episodes, 1985-1987
...  Bumblebee / ... 54 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Prowl / ... 53 episodes, 1984-1987
...  Teletraan I / ... 53 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Ratchet / ... 49 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Springer / ... 39 episodes, 1984-1987
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Storyline

During the great Cybertronian War, the Autobots and the Decepticons crash landed on Earth. Millions of years later, geological activity revives the warring factions - the Decepticons want to strip Earth of its vast energy resources, and the Autobots seek to protect the inhabitants of Earth from that fate. And so an endless battle begins in a crucial race to find an energy source for their homeworld Cybertron. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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17 September 1984 (USA)  »

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$4,300,000
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(98 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

DEBUT: Carly, later become Spike's wife and the mother of Daniel in the post-movie episodes (The Transformers: The Immobilizer (1985)). See more »

Goofs

Animation errors can be found in each and every episode, and some of these are quite noticeable. Characters are colored differently from shot to shot at times, robots that should be dead appear randomly, and sometimes, you can see the same character twice in the same shot. Another issue is the misplacing of animation cels, which resulted in characters appearing to be small/gigantic, and in some instances, full limbs and other body parts are missing. See more »

Quotes

Megatron: Power flows to the one who knows how. Desire alone is not enough.
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Connections

Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Double Vision: Part 1 (2008) See more »

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Roll for it!! Again and again! and again and again and again
19 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Transformers is the greatest cartoon show ever made. The toys were outstanding. It makes the cartoons of today look like trash. The first seasons of Tranformers were the pinnacle of childrens entertainment, with supercool characters and awesome well built toys. Even the toys make the toys of today look like garbage. The toys hand a lot of die-casted parts. The cartoon had a good straight-forward plot. Everything went well until the movie where they killed all the best autobots and subsequently killed the transformers, afterwards the show was never the same and the toys started becoming all cheap plastic with simple designs. But the glorydays overshadow the dark. Transformers will forever be immortalized in the hearts of millions.

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