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The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 1 

A group of scientists find the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies with whomever makes contact with it. The scientists have a grudge against the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Andy Kim, Ray Lee

Writers:

Cherie Wilkerson, Marv Wolfman (as Marvin Wolfman)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Ultra Magnus (voice)
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Dr. Gregory Swofford / Sinnertwin #2 / Wrist Timer (voice)
Michael Bell ... First Aid (voice)
Victor Caroli Victor Caroli ... Narrator
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Defensor (voice) (as Chris Latta)
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Afterburner (voice)
Bud Davis Bud Davis ... Metroplex (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Hun-Grrr #2 (voice)
Dick Gautier ... Rodimus Prime (voice)
Dan Gilvezan ... Hot Spot (voice)
Jim Gosa Jim Gosa ... Abominus (voice)
Joy Grdnic ... Jessica Morgan / Bonnie Carlson (voice)
Stephen Keener Stephen Keener ... Scattershot / Hun-Grrr #1 (voice)
Aron Kincaid ... Dr. Mark Morgan / Sky Lynx (voice)
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A group of scientists find the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies with whomever makes contact with it. The scientists have a grudge against the Autobots, and use Optimus's body to lure them into a trap. As the spores spread through the Autobots and Decepticons, Rodimus orders Sky Lynx to find a Quintesson in a desperate attempt to bring Optimus Prime back to life. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

First appearance of the Throttlebots See more »

Goofs

When the Protectobots form Defensor at Rodimus' roll call he's clearly missing his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Rodimus Prime: [to statue of Optimus Prime] Why do I keep seeing you in my dreams, Optimus? Are you telling me I'm not the leader you were? I already know that, Optimus. I always have.
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Edited into Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime (1987) See more »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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