More Than Meets the Eye (3)

Season 1, Ep 3, Aired 9/19/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Following the latest action, both sides are basically back to where they started. The Autobots use Ravage and some holograms in an attempt to lure the Deceptions into a final defeat. Unfortunately, Megatron proves even sneakier, seeing through Optimus' ruse and keeping them distracted from interfering in his own plans. Even worse, the Decepticons are done plundering Earth. With a ship ready and Cybertron in great danger, an all-out battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons looms.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scatman Crothers


  • George Arthur Bloom

  • Corey Burton

    voice of Captain

  • Dan Gilvezan

    voice of Air Traffic Controller No. 1

  • Casey Kasem

    voice of Air Traffic Controller No. 2

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • The Autobots must stop the Decepticons from escaping Earth with vast stores on energy at all costs.

    By SoundwaveRox, Jun 30, 2007

  • Not bad...

    By Max-01, May 23, 2007

  • It begun spectacularly ,but the end is dissapointing.

    By McRazor, Apr 11, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Hound: I owe you one from Sherman Dam, Rumble! Rumble: You couldn't swim; What makes you think you can fight? Hound: Watch me!

    • Megatron: Extinction to all traitors!

    • Optimus Prime: Save the war stories, hot shot! Just remember, there is a thin line between being a hero and being a memory.

    • (After being blasted in the tail by Ironhide) Skywarp: Skywarp to Megatron! Permission to teleport. Megatron: Permission granted. Teleport and destroy!

    Notes (6)

    • First time Ratchet is referred to by name.

    • At the end, the goverments of the world help Optimus Prime to return to Cybertron, this is possibly the reason why new Autobots appears in the series and anothers disappears constantly.

    • In this episode, Optimus Prime uses his Combat Dek, the battle transformation of his trailer, armed with assorted artillery and beam weapons. It can be used as a radio station, a launcher of Roller and even transport other Transformers.

    • First time Bluestreak is heard to speak.

    • Japanese Title: Escape from Earth!

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    Trivia (15)

    • When the Decepticon rocket takes off, Mirage can be seen on the ground, but moments later, he is shown to have stowed away on board. (Yes, because the one on the ground was a Mirage (Illusion, Hologram, Whatever you want to call it)

    • Megatron learns the location of the real rocket base and Ravage is taken prisoner by the Autobots in “More than Meets the Eye Part II”. Ravage talks for the first and only time from within Soundwave’s chest in this episode. He talked quite frequently in the Marvel comic and on rare occasions in the Japanese dub. Optimus uses the laser cannon mounted within his trailer for the first time. He rarely ever uses it again for the rest of the series. This episode also marks the last time Spike is shown to keep a journal. A good thing, too, as the whole journal-device reminded me too much of Nickelodeon’s Doug.

    • How did Soundwave manage to report to Megatron about energy recources, if Ravage (who was captured) was collecting the data?

    • While Hound is fighting Rumble there is a strange thing in the air like dust or water wave, maybe because that sequence was supposed to be in the previous episode while Hound was fighting Rumble under water.

    • If Hound and Mirage were in on the plan to let Ravage escape, why should they be confused at Optimus's glad reaction that he did.

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