Join me as we travel back to 1985 and begin our look as Season 2 of The Transformers. In “Autobot Spike,” Spike is injured and has his brain put into a robotic body created by Sparkplug. In “Changing Gears,” Megatron’s plans require the use of Gears’ personality chip, turning Gears into a nice Autobot.
As we wrap up our look at the first season of The Transformers, we are introduced to 2 new Decepticon teams. Believe it or not, in “Plague of the Insecticons,” we are introduced to the Insecticons. And in “Heavy Metal War,” the Constructicons make their debut, as well as the first Transformers Combiner, Devastator.
It’s back to a normal length episode this week as pick up from the end of last week’s episode for a “Countdown to Extinction,” then we go back to watch a skipped episode introducing 2 more Dinobots in “War of the Dinobots.”
In this special, extra-length, episode, we are watching the 3-part “The Ultimate Doom!” Megatron plans to bring Cybertron into Earth’s orbit in order to collect the energy generated by all of the natural disasters. Meanwhile, he also utilizes Dr. Arkeville’s Hypno-Chip to create human slaves, including Spike’s dad, Sparkplug!
Today, on The Transformers: The Autobots learn about dinosaurs, and decide it would be a good idea to build their own in “S.O.S. Dinobots.” Also, remember when I said Skyfire would not return in Season 1? Well, it turns out he returns in the 2nd episode when Megatron creates a super powerful cannon, and the Autobots must stop him in “Fire on the Mountain.”
Return to 1984 for 2 more episodes of the classic Transformers series! In “Divide & Conquer,” Optimus Prime is badly damaged, and the Autobots have to go back to Cybertron to retrieve the part he needs before he goes offline. In “Fire in the Sky,” the Decepticons unearth a long lost Transformer, who has to decided which side he wants to be on.
Return to 1984 as we watch 2 more episodes of The Transformers! See the invention of the Space Bridge in “Transport to Oblivion, then watch Megatron attempt to harness the power of anti-matter in “Roll for It.”
Beginning a new series of commentaries watching some of my favorite shows. In this episode, I begin a series of episodes watching the first season of The Transformers by watching the 3 episode mini-series that started it all!
“Transformers Classic Theme Orchestral” courtesy of Ominous Voice.
After several months away (sorry!), Charlie’s Geekcast returns with a look at my most favorite Post-Crisis Superman story, “The Brainiac Trilogy.” Plus, a quick recap of Brainiac’s story up to this point, and what happens in the other Super-books during these 3 months! Special thanks to Mike Carlin for helping with my research.