The Transformers (1984–1987)
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A wealthy and eccentric big game hunter named Lord Chumley attempts to capture Optimus Prime in order to complete his collection of exotic trophies.

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Andy Kim, Bob Kirk | 9 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Astrotrain (voice)
Michael Chain Michael Chain ... Hoist (voice)
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Starscream (voice) (as Chris Latta)
Scatman Crothers ... Jazz (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime / Ironhide (voice)
Walker Edmiston ... Inferno (voice)
Ed Gilbert Ed Gilbert ... Blitzwing (voice)
Dan Gilvezan ... Bumblebee (voice)
Buster Jones Buster Jones ... Blaster (voice)
Casey Kasem ... Teletraan 1 (voice)
Morgan Lofting Morgan Lofting ... Oktober Guard (voice)
Michael McConnohie ... Cosmos / Tracks (voice)
Alan Oppenheimer ... Dinsmore / Beachcomber / Warpath (voice)
Peter Renaday Peter Renaday ... Lord Chumley / Grapple (voice) (as Pete Renaday)
John Stephenson ... Huffer / Windcharger (voice)
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Storyline

A Russian jet is stolen by a wealthy and eccentric big game hunter named Lord Chumley. He intends to hunt down Optimus Prime and add him to his exotic collection. Using a number of sophisticated traps, Lord Chumley imprisons a number of Autobots. Optimus head off to rescue them and fights through Chumley's traps. He rescues the Autobots and sends the stolen jet back to the Soviet Union with Chumley tied to its nose. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The unnamed newscaster who appears throughout the episode is Hector Ramirez, a character created by Buzz Dixon as a parody of Geraldo Rivera. Originally intended as a onetime character for the G.I. Joe episode G.I. Joe: Twenty Questions (1985), Ramirez would later appear in other Hasbro based productions, Transformers, Jem (1985), and InHumanoids (1986). According to Dixon, this was meant to imply that the four series took place in the same universe. See more »

Goofs

When discussing how to dispose of their prisoners, Lord Chumley's lips move as he dismisses a suggestion from Dinsmore, but there's no audio. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Oktober Guard: Oktober Guard-1 to base, I'm receiving a sonar reading from beneath the ice. Probable submarine.
[a giant hook pierces the jet from beneath the ice]
Oktober Guard: Comrades, I've been struck! Damage critical. I'm ejecting.
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References Lord Chumley (1914) See more »

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