Transformers Animated

Blast From the Past

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 1/12/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Professor Sumdac's latest creations begin to think for themselves. Eventually, these Dinobots start to hunt down the Autobots.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Kaye

    Optimus Prime, Grimlock

  • Corey Burton


  • Bumper Robinson


  • Jeff Bennett

    Prowl, Captain Fanzone

  • Bill Fagerbakke


  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • cool

    By starbulkbbee15, Aug 28, 2008

  • cool episode

    By tenn99_23, Apr 07, 2008

  • Awesome! The Dinobots are here to turn it up!

    By imacritic814, Jan 16, 2008

  • I'm sure this episode is going to be a series classic in the future. But for now Its a very special one. just because you get to see the Dinbots in action.

    By overcracker, Jan 14, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Prowl: (To Bulkhead) Remember, you must move like a gentle wind. Bumblebee: "Gentle wind?" You'll be lucky if you can get him down to "omega-class solar storm!"

    • Issac Sumdac: (About the Dinobots) I am very sorry about the eh... 'glitch.' Ratchet: You call fire breathing a 'glitch?'

    • Ratchet: Don't these things ever learn? Grimlock: Cars and trucks bad. Prowl: Apparently they learned how to talk. (Dinobots shoot fire at the cars) Optimus Prime: ...and a few other tricks.

    • Issac Sumdac: (Sighs after hearing Tutor-Bot's explanation) I cannot believe I programmed you with such simplistic information. Everybody knows this. Megatron: Oh, but I did not. Issac Sumdac: Well, everyone but you... (Realizes that Megatron spoke)

    • Megatron: XL-4 processor- how primitive. My captor obviously possesses the means to manufacture robotics. But, clearly nothing of the scale I shall require for my own robotic body.

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    Notes (1)

    • Toonami Jetstream Airdate: March 10th, 2008 - April 21st, 2008

    Trivia (5)

    • Goof: Despite what Tutor Bot says, fossil fuels are not made from dinosaur fossils. Fossil fuels are made from various hydrocarbons, which are mostly formed from plant matter that has long since settled in the Earth's crust.

    • When Megatron is talking shortly before Grimlock assumes a name, you can hear him emphasize the words Grim and Lock.

    • Running Gag: Bulkhead keeps running/knocking into Prowl.

    • Grimlock was the only Dinobot who transforms in this episode. He is also the only Dinobot to talk.

    • Character(s) Introduced: Dinobots- Grimlock Snarl Swoop

    Allusions (4)

    • Dinobots in Tar This is not the first series to use a tar pit to entrap the Dinobots. In the original G1 cartoon episode "Dinobot Island," Megatron used the island's residents to drive the Dinobots into a tar pit to get them out of the Decepticon's way. In the G1 Marvel comic series, the Decepticon Shockwave defeated the Dinobots by entombing them in tar (before falling in himself).

    • Grimlock's Robot Mode: Grimlock's robot mode resembles his look in the Generation One series. However, in this series, he wields a flaming sword just like his G1 toy and depiction in several comic series including Transformers War Within.

    • Dino Drive: Jurassic Park The entrance to Dino Drive, with the exception of the robotic t-rex head, resembles the entrance gate from the movie Jurassic Park; complete with towering gate holders, stone wall, and torches.

    • Grimlock: Car Robots worse! Car Robots was the japanese name for the short lived anime "Transformers: Robots in Disguise," which was a much lesser series in popularity. In fact, it was the only Transformers cartoon to feature a Grimlock that wasn't a Dinobot, he was a construction vehicle.

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