S.O.S. Dinobots

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 10/27/84
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  • Episode Description
  • A little extra muscle in the Autobot ranks would certainly be welcome. Coincidentally, nearby dinosaur fossils provide the necessary means. Soon enough, Wheeljack unveils Grimlock, Slag and Sludge. Unfortunately, their poor intelligence and great strength make for an uncomfortable combination. Optimus sees all of this as a mistake, shutting down the Dinobots before they can harm themselves or anyone else. However, a sudden and devastating Decepticon attack prompts reconsidering this policy.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scatman Crothers


  • Victor Caroli


  • Donald F. Glut

  • Neil Ross

    voice of Engineer

  • Michael Bell

    voice of Guard No. 1

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Yes it is an excuse to sell more toys but the Dinobots are great characters and funny as well.

    By SoundwaveRox, Jul 02, 2007

  • Dinosaurs + Autobots = Dinobots

    By Max-01, Jun 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Megatron: (in front of the weakened, captured Autobots) Prepare for terminal meltdown. (He and the other Decepticons raise their weapons) Decepticons, ready, aim...(looks up and see the Dinobots flying towards them)...what are THOSE? Slag: Which ones friend? Sludge: (pointing to Autbot symbol on his chest) Uh, ones with face like this. I think... Slag: (pulls out weapon, starts shooting) That good enough for Slag.

    • Bumblebee: Come on, Grimlock! Try steppin' on a bug!

    • Rumble: If on Decepticon turf you should happen to tumble, look out robot, because here comes Rumble!

    • Spike: Bumblebee! Optimus told you to stay at headquarters! Bumblebee: I don't like to disobey, but I had to do something! Hope Optimus won't be mad! Spike: He won't be anything if we don't get some help fast!

    Notes (2)

    • The Dinobots are built by Ratchet and Wheeljack.

    • First appearances of Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge.

    Trivia (24)

    • Goof: When the Autobots arrive at the dam, they transform from vehicle to robots, however Bluestreak transforms from robot to vehicle. But in the next shot, he's seen in robot form.

    • Goof: When Ratchet is introducing the Dinobots to the other Autobots, he's speaking with Wheeljack's voice.

    • When Wheeljack is about to free the captive Autobots, several members are missing from the original squad that went to the dam, like Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Jazz.

    • Bumblebee is missing his Autobot logo from his hood (21:30).

    • Wheeljack is missing his Autobot logo from his chest (20:29).

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    Allusions (1)

    • There is a continuity error between the series and the comic book on how the Dinobots were created. In the comics, they were created on Earth around the time the original Autobots and Decepticons crash-landed on Earth. Shockwave left to investigate, and from there he battled the Dinobots (all 5 were present as opposed to the trio of Grimlock, Slag, and Sludge shown in this episode). Both sides defeated the other, as Shockwave was buried under tons of rubble, and the Dinobots sank in a tar pit, only to be rescued millions of years later when Ratchet needed allies to defeat Megatron.

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