Autobot Spike

Season 2, Ep 1, Aired 9/23/85
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  • Episode Description
  • Another routine Autobot/Decepticon battle has disastrous consequences for Spike. Quick and drastic action is, naturally, taken by the Autobots and Sparkplug on his behalf. The required, physical operation is quite normal (though difficult), but what is done with his mind isn't. It turns out that Autobot X, a body cobbled together earlier by Sparkplug, is used to keep Spike's mind safe in the interim. Unfortunately, Autobot Spike has obvious problems and Megatron gladly takes advantage of that. Now, the Autobots will have to face their old friend in battle.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scatman Crothers


  • Victor Caroli


  • Donald F. Glut

  • Frank Welker

    voice of Dr. Frankenstein

  • Don Messick

    voice of Autobot X

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Transformer version of Frankenstein.

    By Max-01, Jun 16, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Megatron: So the human called Spike now possesses an Autobot body, and the state of his mind is questionable. Interesting, perhaps I can turn the situation to my advantage and use this Autobot Spike to destroy the other Autobots! Starscream: You've made such boasts before Megatron, but the Autobots still exist! Megatron: (Pushes Starscream aside) Be careful what you say, ambitious one. Or I'll turn Autobot Spike's power against you! (laughs) What supreme irony, turning their friend into their foe!

    • Brawn: So you Decepticreeps like to fly huh? (kicks Soundwave into a rocket) Well TAKE OFF!

    • Ironhide: Come on guys! Lets zap em into scrap! (Ironhide runs into battle but is immediately blasted by Starscream) Starscream: Too bad you don't move as fast as you talk, Ironhide!

    • Bumblebee: (Speaking to Spike after he's been transfered back to his human body.) Hmm. I wonder. I wonder what it would be like for a robot mind to be transfered to a human?

    • Sparkplug: (Speaking to Wheeljack.) You see Wheeljack. You're not the only mad scientist around here.

    Notes (4)

    • The spare robot parts that make up Autobot X resemble the parts of the other Autobots: * The forehead crest and right chest of Prowl. * The left door of Bluestreak. * The left shoulder of Sunstreak. * The right shoulder/fender and shoulder-mounted missile launcher of Hound. * The left chest and arm cannon of Trailbreaker. * The left wrist and parts of the right leg of Optimus Prime. * The photon rifle (mounted on the right arm), crotch, and back of the left leg of Jazz.

    • This episode begins with new opening credits. The Autobot and Decepticon insignias race in space around the planets Saturn and Cybertron. The Transformers Logo, which is caught in Grimlock's bite, turns into Thrust as the the Dinobots are shown shooting at Blitzwing who in turn shoots at Omega Supreme. Scrapper is picking up some debris. Omega Supreme shoots at Astrotrain who takes off from locomotive mode to shuttle mode over the Insecticons. This in turn grids out to Optimus Prime leading Red Alert, Tracks and Grapple into battle against Megatron with Ramjet, Scrapper and Scavenger. Leaving Optimus Prime and Megatron fighting in the end.

    • This is the first episode in which Spike and Sparkplug's last name (Witwicky) is spoken.

    • This is the last time Reflector speaks.

    Trivia (6)

    • Starting with this episode the title is now shown right after the opening credits

    • Dialogue repeated twice (21:48-21:51).

    • Jazz is missing his blue tone color from his hood (21:47).

    • Bumblebee is missing his logo on his hood (16:58).

    • During the battle, as Autobot Spike is shooting at Starscream, Thundercracker and Skywarp, all 3 are the same color for a second (14:28).

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