Transformers Animated

Season 3 Episode 10

Decepticon Air

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM May 02, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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Decepticon Air
In an effort to speed up their return to Cybertron, Sentinel Prime has Jazz pilot the Elite Guard ship through a space storm. The storm's energies reactivate Swindle, who frees his fellow Decepticon prisoners, and the group goes on to take over the ship. Sentinel Prime sends a distress call to Optimus Prime, who uses the newly completed Space Bridge to TransWarp to the ship, where he helps fight back against the Decepticons.moreless

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  • The Decepticons managed to escape their bondage aboard the Autobot Elite Guard ship and it's up to Optimus Prime to save the day.

    Another great installment. The Autobots managed to rebuild a space bridge to stop Megatron who is in control of Omega Supreme. Just when the space bridge was brought online thanks to Sari and her new upgraded powers, Optimus received a special code from Sentinel Prime. Thanks to an Electron cloud anomoly in space, Swindle was rebooted and released the imprisoned Decepticons which ambushed the unsuspecting Elite Guard.

    Using the space bridge, the autobots on earth locked onto Swindle's private transwarp fequency and beamed Optimus Prime aboard the ship. With some cunning planning and a nifty battle in outer space thanks to Lugnut's brutality, Optimus, with an assist from Jazz managed to turn the tables on the Decpticons and save the Autobots. After the melee, Sentinel Prime returned to Cyberton to gloat about capturing the Decepticons and to take their fallen leader, Ultra Magnus' place as the leader of the Autobots.

    The episode ended with Omega Supreme with Megatron at the helm transwarping into an unknown sector of space and coming into contact with Lugnut.

    This time we were treated to appearances from Cliff Jumper, Preceptor and Alpha Trion in addition to Warpath and a mention of the Quintessons. More G1 references is a good thing and give us older transformers fans even more of a reason to continue watching.moreless
Fred Willard

Fred Willard


Guest Star

David Kaye

David Kaye


Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Jetfire, Starscream Clones

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Jetstorm, Alpha Trion

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Final appearance of Blitzwing.

    • The helmets given to the Liar Starscream and the Sycophant Starscream by Swindle give them an even greater resemblence to the original series' Ramjet and Sunstorm.

    • Swindle mentions Quintessa, the Quintessons and Nebulos, all from the original Transformers series. Similarly, he mentions the planet Pz-Zazz, which was featured in Issue #62 of the Marvel Comics Transformers series.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Lugnut: (To the Autobots) You shall all pay, pay with your sparks!
      Swindle: I also accept all major credit downloads.

    • Jazz: We need backup, call Cybertron!
      Sentinel Prime: (Referring to the Decepticons' escape) And let them know this happened on my watch? I'd rather go offline.
      Lugnut: That can be arranged!

    • Sentinel Prime: (To the captive Decepticons) It's a very simple question. Something even your limited circuits should be able to compute: Where are the Decepticon cells that attacked the Space Bridges? I want names, I want locations! Got something to say, Lug-head? (Opens Lugnut's mouth clamp)
      Lugnut: Tell these Autobot scums nothing! Megatron cannot be stopped. Megatron is everywhere!
      Sentinel Prime: (Closes Lugnut's mouth clamp) You don't know how true that is.

  • NOTES (0)


    • Swindle: The Sonic Jammer 3000, don't leave Cybertron without it!
      This is a reference to the American Express credit card slogan: "Don't leave home without it!"

    • Die Hard:
      The scene where Optimus Prime is crawling through the Elite Guard ship's air ducts, and the scene where he blows up an elevator shaft, are both references to the film Die Hard.

    • Con Air:
      This episode's title is a reference to the 1997 film Con Air, which involved a group of prisoners, transported by airplane, escaping and taking over the craft.