Transformers Animated

Season 1 Episode 15

Megatron Rising, Part I

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Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Mar 29, 2008 on Cartoon Network
9.3
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Megatron Rising, Part I
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When Starscream, Lugnut and Blitzwing begin their invasion of Earth, Optimus Prime demands Sari hand over her key for safekeeping. This causes her to run away, only to end up in the clutches of Blackarachnia. Optimus begins to doubt his leadership even when the next stage of Megatron's plot to be rebuilt begins.moreless

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  • good episode

    9.9
    When Starscream, Lugnut and Blitzwing begin their invasion of Earth, Optimus Prime demands Sari hand over her key for safekeeping. This causes her to run away, only to end up in the clutches of Blackarachnia. Optimus begins to doubt his leadership even when the next stage of Megatron's plot to be rebuilt begins. quotes on this episode:Megatron: Well, look what the capacitor dragged in.

    Starscream: Megatron, alive? (pretends to be loyal) And looking magnificent, as always.

    Megatron: Starscream, how good it is to be reunited with such a devoted and faithful subject in my time of need.

    Starscream: I would have come sooner, oh grand and illustrious leader, but naturally, we all assumed you had perished at the hands of the Autobot scum. What... great joy to discover you had not.

    Megatron: Yes, delight is written all over your face. Grimlock: Dinobots no need robots to fight robots, Dinobots destroy robots!

    Optimus Prime: In case you haven't noticed, Dinobots are robots. Bumblebee: What's your damage, Prime? Sari is a part of this team!

    Optimus Prime: Considering your own history of mistakes, you aren't exactly the greatest character witness, Bumblebee. Bumblebee: Autobot alert! Autobot alert! Anybody out there?

    Optimus Prime: Bumblebee, it's Prime. What's your status?

    Bumblebee: Trouble at Sumdac tower. It begins with a "Star" and ends with a "Scream." Blitzwing: (calm face) The key, Autobot!

    Ratchet: You'll have to to pry it from my cold, offline servo!

    (Blitzwing freezes Ratchet)

    Blitzwing: Well it's not offline, but it's definetely cold!moreless
  • At last, Megatron returns!!

    9.5
    After a couple of months of good episodes mixed in with a few duds, the culmination has finally come together in Megatron Rising part 1.



    Optimus Prime and the Autobots are on the verge of war with an unknown element and instead of the team rallying together, they're further divided when Optimus decides that the All-spark key would be safer in the care of the Autobots. Optimus orders Ratchet to remove the key from Sari and take it to the ship where it would presumably be safe from the clutches of the Decepticons. Sari feels betrayed that her friends would remove this responsbility from her with Bumblebee agreeing, arguing with Optimus and desserting the team to pursue her. Additionally, Prowl and Bulkhead come clean about their rescue mission with the Dinobots with further angers Optimus.



    With their backs against the wall and the team divided, Optimus decides to listen to Prowl and enlist the Dinobots assistance with war imminent. Unfortunately, the Dinobots are too far off in their own world to offer assistance.



    Meanwhile, Starscream, Blitzwing and Lugnut have their own separate agendas: Starscream to be the Decepticon leader, Lugnut to blindly be loyal and devoted to Megatron and Blitzwing to be, well, Blitzwing with his multiple personalities. Lugnut insists that he hears Megatron in his head so Starscream decides to follow the signal to the source while Lugnut and Blitzwing retrieve the All-spark key.



    Before Sari could get too far, Black Arachnia abducts Sari hoping to retrieve the key, but learns the Autobots took it from her. The two realize they had both been betrayed by their so-called friends.



    Starscream locates the source of the signal and learns that Lugnut spoke the truth. Megatron lives! Just as he plans to take Megatron offline for good, Bumblebee shows up to interrupt so Starscream takes him out. Megatron, not totally helpless gets a sneak attack on Starscream for his betrayal in outerspace. Shortly afterwards, Lugnut and Blitzwing arrive with the All-spark key in hand after prying it from Ratchet's frozen servo.



    Lugnut uses the key which uses Megatron's hand, grabs Professor Sumdac and rebuilds Megatron's body and restores him to his glorious self. He appeared to look similar to the G1 Megatron with the shape of his head and color scheme. Just as Megatron shows himself, the Autobots arrive on the scene to witness their worst fears come to life. Megatron lives!



    Overall, this was an excellent episode with drama, action, suspense and great writing. Hopefully, the next installment is just as compelling.moreless
  • It hits the fan!

    10
    Finally, after many episodes of all sorts of craziness, everything's finally coming together with this episode.



    The Autobots are in trouble. They only had a chance of winning is by working as a team, but the pressure of the Decepticon threat has torn them apart. Optimus was trying to keep his team together, but trying to has made him seem like a jerk. He took Sari's key and Bumblebee's mad at him because of it and he also gets upset when he finds out that Prowl and Bulkhead freed the Dinobots.



    The Decepticons were amazing as ever. All were in this episode (except for Soundwave). Starscream was cool as his usual scheming and narcissistic self. I loved Lugnut's fanaticism for Megatron. And the way he acted fanatically in front of Starscream was pure gold. Blitzwing was just as funny with his personality or rather personalities. And seeing Blackarachnia was a surprise. Ever since the first episode, we were waiting for Megatron to be the badass that he is. But he still Megatron even when he was just a head. He's the master manipulator, pulling the invisible strings with his many schemes: building Soundwave as a new body, giving Nanosec his powers, constructing the Dinobots...



    Speaking of the Dinobots, seeing them here was a surprise and an amazing one at that. Though they only had a short appearance, they were still awesome. But the best part of the episode was near the end, when Megatron returns, with his whole body. With the Autobots in shambles and the Decepticons threat real, how will the Autobots survive? I can't wait 'til part 2.moreless
  • I LOVED this episode!!

    10
    I would choose a different word to classify but the word isn't in the choices and that word or words I should say would be "Makes me want to see the next episode" My favourite character is Bumblebee and I like how he is standing up to Prime in this episode and as usual doesn't really listen to him when he goes off to find Sari. I also really want to see the next episode cause I really want to see what happens to Bumblebee in the next episode cause it finishes with him and Starscream on the top of Sumdac Tower and the other Autobots except Ratchet at the bottom and when Megatron comes flying out the top... I really want to see what happens next!!!moreless
  • OMG! This episode was awesome! A great start to the end of the season!

    10
    This is exacly why I watch the TF series, because I know that even if some episodes are passeble, that the writers do make golden episodes like this! I can definately see this attracting many new fans into watching the series.



    Megatron's new body is a very interesting remix of the Generation One look. I say this because 1, G1 Megs was a gun, not a jet and 2, this Megs has more color on him besides the grey and white which helps him look more than ordinary.



    I'm interested in finding out what Sari will do after her chat with Blackarachnia. I really don't see either one getting the other to fold to/agree with the other with everything they say.



    And is Starscream gonna become a ghost again like the G1, I certainly hope not. That would be too much references. But we will end up flying solo that's for sure.



    I am very interested in what the Autobots will try to do now that they see that Megatron is back in charge. The writers did say that when Megatron returns, the kid gloves would come off and will Issac Sumdac stop being a regular character in the series now that he realized that Megatron was using him the entire time? These questions must be answered.



    I give this episode a 10 out of 10, which is really rare to have in any series.



    BWF

    (Beast_Wars_Fan)moreless
Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Sari Sumdac

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Starscream, Isaac Sumdac

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Megatron, Ratchet

David Kaye

David Kaye

Optimus Prime, Grimlock, Lugnut

Bumper Robinson

Bumper Robinson

Bumblebee, Blitzwing

Bill Fagerbakke

Bill Fagerbakke

Bulkhead

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Starscream: The only reason you yammering metalheads are still online is because of me! The Supreme Leader that you have chosen to crush the Autobots and lead the Decepticons to victory!
      Lugnut: You were not chosen!
      Blitzwing: (Calm face) True. You did threaten us.
      Starscream: Silence!

    • Megatron: Well, look what the capacitor dragged in.
      Starscream: Megatron, alive? (pretends to be loyal) And looking magnificent, as always.
      Megatron: Starscream, how good it is to be reunited with such a devoted and faithful subject in my time of need.
      Starscream: I would have come sooner, oh grand and illustrious leader, but naturally, we all assumed you had perished at the hands of the Autobot scum. What... great joy to discover you had not.
      Megatron: Yes, delight is written all over your face.

    • Grimlock: Dinobots no need robots to fight robots, Dinobots destroy robots!
      Optimus Prime: In case you haven't noticed, Dinobots are robots.

    • Bumblebee: What's your damage, Prime? Sari is a part of this team!
      Optimus Prime: Considering your own history of mistakes, you aren't exactly the greatest character witness, Bumblebee.

    • Bumblebee: Autobot alert! Autobot alert! Anybody out there?
      Optimus Prime: Bumblebee, it's Prime. What's your status?
      Bumblebee: Trouble at Sumdac tower. It begins with a "Star" and ends with a "Scream."

    • Blitzwing: (calm face) The key, Autobot!
      Ratchet: You'll have to to pry it from my cold, offline servo!
      (Blitzwing freezes Ratchet)
      Blitzwing: Well it's not offline, but it's definetely cold!

    • Blitzwing: (calm face) Decepticons, Decepticons. Can't we all just get along? (angry face) Or shall I crush you into scrap metal?!

    • Starscream: (about Lugnut) Okay, what's his malfunction?
      Blitzwing: (calm face) Technical glitch. It happens. (crazy face) A lot, actually! (laughs)

    • Optimus Prime: Maybe Bumblebee's right, maybe I'm not cut out to lead.

    • Blitzwing: So you didn't hear voices in your head. (changes to crazy face) You have a head in your head!

    • Sari: Stupid robots, think they're better than humans. Think they're so smart, well who needs them? (gets tied up by a web by Blackarachnia)
      Blackarachnia: You said it, sister.

    • Lugnut: We have come for our glorious leader, Megatron!
      Megatron: I am here, Lugnut.
      Lugnut: Oh, Master, I am not worthy! I am not worthy... (In a different tone of voice) What happened to your body?
      Megatron: ...Long story.

    • Optimus Prime: Tell me what?
      Bulkhead: (stands behind Optimus Prime, facing Prowl) Go on, it's Prime. You can tell him. (side steps away)

    • Prowl: Is that Starscream... with Bumblebee?
      Bulkhead: Guess he didn't listen to you.
      Optimus Prime: Yes, it's becoming quite a habit.

    • Bulkhead: Hey, why don't we ask the Dinobots to help? (sees Bumblebee, Ratchet and Optimus Prime look at him)
      Optimus Prime: The Dinobots were destroyed... weren't they?
      Bulkhead: (to Prowl) You didn't tell them? You said you were gonna tell them.

    • Starscream: (Bumblebee blasts him with his stingers) Are you finished? (shoots Bumblebee then lifts him up) You interruped my speech!

    • Megatron: Now to teach you the consequences of betraying me. (Grabs Starscream and throws him and Bumblebee outside)

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Optimus Prime: (to Prowl & Bulkhead) You two- show me this Dinobot Island.
      Dinobot Island was an island that the Dinobots lived on for a short time in the original Transformers cartoon.

    • Ratchet: You'll have to to pry it from my cold, offline servo!

      This is an allusion to a slogan of the National Rifle Association.

    • Megatron's robot mode:
      While his pre-earth robot mode resembled that of the 2007 model, Megatron's newer form is a similar resemblence to the original Transformers Megatron.

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