Transformers Animated

Thrill of the Hunt

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 1/19/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Ratchet thinks back on the time that he spent in the Autobot-Decepticon War. Meanwhile, he must face his past when an old Decepticon foe appears, the bounty hunter Lockdown.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeff Bennett

    Prowl, Ultra Magnus

  • Corey Burton

    Ratchet, Megatron

  • David Kaye

    Optimus Prime

  • Bumper Robinson

    Bumblebee, Blitzwing

  • Bill Fagerbakke


  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • cool episode

    By tenn99_23, Apr 07, 2008

  • Introduces the surprisingly adult subject of PTSD, and handles it in a mature fashion.

    By 112357, Jan 29, 2008

  • This episode reveals detales into Ratchet's past as a bounty hunter he faced during he Great War returns to hunt down the Autobots on earth

    By Mcduffknght, Jan 20, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Ratchet: I guess it never occured to you that the EMP generator wouldn't work on the one Autobot it was designed for.

    • Ratchet: You'll never take another trophy from an Autobot again. Lockdown: No? Who's gonna stop me? Ratchet: I am. Lockdown: You couldn't stop an oil leak.

    • Ratchet: Time was, I'd use my EMP generator to do this painlessly... too bad I don't have it anymore.

    • Lockdown: I'm impressed. It's been eons since anyone's got the drop on me. Prowl: The next time will be much sooner!

    • Lockdown: Is that all you got? You're puttin' me to sleep. Ratchet: Oh, I'll put you to sleep, alright!

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    Notes (2)

    • Derrick J. Wyatt originally designed Lockdown to be a more Frankenstein-like creature, due to his nature of using another Transformer's parts. He would be eventually redesigned to the character seen on the show.

    • Toonami Jetstream Airdate: March 17th, 2008 - April 28th, 2008

    Trivia (10)

    • In this episode we learn that Ratchet suffers from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). PTSD is an anxiety disorder that one develops after being exposed to a terrifying event, which is often war. Those who suffer from it often experience flashbacks or nightmares as Ratchet does in this episode.

    • Professor Sumdac and Captain Fanzone do not appear in this episode.

    • Lockdown's chest symbol resembles the heat sensitive symbols on the Classics toylines.

    • When Arcee's name was used in any closed captioning, her name was spelled "R.C." rather than "Arcee"

    • Character(s) Introduced: Decepticons- Lockdown Autobots- Arcee

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    Allusions (4)

    • Ratchet: Don't call me sir. I work for a living. Often given by sergeants and other non-commisioned officers in the armed forces in response to being called sir.

    • Ratchet: I'm a Medic bot, not a field commander! This line is a homage to the Doctor in the Star Trek series.

    • Car horn music: "Robot's In Disguise" The new car horn Bumblebee got at the beginning of the episode played a part of the Generation One intro, which is also the intro to the Animated series.

    • Lockdown Lockdown appears to be a mix between Boba Fett, the bounty hunter is the Star Wars original trilogy, and the monster of the Predator films. His appearance is also reminiscent of the Marvel character Death's Head, who originated in Marvel's UK Transformers comic.

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