Transformers Animated

Season 1 Episode 14

Nature Calls

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Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Mar 22, 2008 on Cartoon Network
8.2
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Nature Calls
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Prowl, Bumblebee and Sari head into the forest to find the source of mysterious Cybertronian energy readings.

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  • good episode

    9.4
    Prowl, Bumblebee and Sari head into the forest to find the source of mysterious cybertronian energy readings. Quotes of this episode: Bumblebee: (About the camping supplies) You sure you know how to use all this stuff?

    Sari: What's to know? We roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, sing campfire songs...

    Prowl: There is more to nature then these odd human customs and "mellow-marshes." Prowl: Bumblebee, is your commitment to all these electronic devices really necessary?

    Bumblebee: I hate to break it to you, Prowl, but you are one of these electronic devices.

    Bumblebee: (After hearing that he is going camping) Camping? As in leaving the comforts of civilization? As in no TV, no music, no videogames? As in my circuits are gonna fry from boredom? Bumblebee: Attention, barnacle monster! Come out with your hands over your... well, you don't have a head! Prowl: (About the space barnacle monster) We just need to formulate a plan.

    Bumblebee: How's this for a plan: Run!moreless
  • A fun filler! Well written and enjoyable.

    7.3
    I figured out the constructicon prelude pretty early, when they first mentioned it had construction parts in it. Maybe the constructicons will help rebuild Megatron as another nod to G1? But... everybody but me thinks it was Megatron's body. Only time will tell I suppose.



    The space barnacles..... YES. I had heard the rumor t6hat the episode had to do with them, but I wasn't expecting barnacles to do anything that cool. I love when characters get mind controlled. I really do. :D



    Bee was annoying. XD But that's why I luv him.moreless
  • Bumblebee, Prowl and Sari venture to the Jungle to research some strange readings.

    7.0
    This was a decent episode, far better than last week's that featured Bumblebee, Prowl and Sari venturing to the Jungle under Optimus Prime's orders to research some strange, Cybertronian readings.



    The adventure starts out with some humorous repartee between the trio dealing with becoming one with nature since Prowl is such an environmentalist. They end up battling some kind of creature spawned from Cybertronian technology called Barnicles whereas if they possess whatever they touch. The creature absorbed some nearby construction vehicles that served as a homage to the G1 Constructicons. Attacks by the Autobots against the creature proved useless and ultimately Prowl and Bumblebee were possessed by the creature. If not for the quick-thinking of Sari using scolding, hot water(which didn't encompass using the key) they all would have succumbed to the will of the Barnicles. This episode possibly foreshadowed Megatron's return with the Decepticon insignia on the wreckage that Sumdac found at the end of the episode. It's possible that the Professor could utilize something within the Barnicles to rebuild Megatron's body. I eagerly look forward to the next episode.moreless
  • Prime, what have you done! You sent Bumblebee and Prowl into a secluded area... ALONE! Still it was pretty good. (Warning: Spoilers)

    9.3
    First of all, I'd like to commend the writers on their attempt at a horror/terror episode. Not Beast Wars' "Bad Spark" but it's good on it's own. Prowl's right about us trying not to rely on technology, but it's so hard!



    Also I was wondering what aloy the space barnacles took over. To be honest I was wondering how Sumdac gets Megatron's new body. Wonder if there are still space barnacles on it :-P So much for my dream to see a Decepticon making fun of Megatron's damaged state :-(



    Back to the episode:



    Bumblebee and Sari's reaction to Prowl begin controlled by the substance was pretty funny. I really hope they make episodes like this or better. And when Bumblebee said that Prowl owed him a new media player was hilarious... I've never seen anyone that obsessed with such technology.



    Fave Quote: Bathtime kiddies! okay, lame but 'ha ha' lame not icksome lame.



    I really cannot wait for the next episode now.



    BWF

    (Beast_Wars_Fan)moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Bumblebee: (After hearing that he is going camping) Camping? As in leaving the comforts of civilization? As in no TV, no music, no videogames? As in my circuits are gonna fry from boredom?

    • Bumblebee: Attention, barnacle monster! Come out with your hands over your... well, you don't have a head!

    • Prowl: (About the space barnacle monster) We just need to formulate a plan.
      Bumblebee: How's this for a plan: Run!

    • Bumblebee: (About the camping supplies) You sure you know how to use all this stuff?
      Sari: What's to know? We roast marshmallows, tell ghost stories, sing campfire songs...
      Prowl: There is more to nature then these odd human customs and "mellow-marshes."

    • Prowl: Bumblebee, is your commitment to all these electronic devices really necessary?
      Bumblebee: I hate to break it to you, Prowl, but you are one of these electronic devices!

    • Prowl: (to Sari) We owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude.
      Bumblebee: (to Prowl) And you owe me a new media player... or did you think I forgot?
      Prowl: Have you learned nothing from your time in the woods?
      Bumblebee: Yeah, I learned that we should pave it over as soon as we get the chance.
      Prowl: Surely you don't blame nature for a few space barnacles.
      Bumblebee: You don't see my game player turning everyone into zombies, do you?
      Prowl: Actually...
      Sari: Guys. That creature was built up of barnacles and bolts, just like our team is built up of humans and robots. Nature and technology... working together! (Bumblebee and Prowl look away from each other)
      Bumblebee: (muttering) You still owe me a new media player.

    • Bumblebee: What did I tell you about camping? Monsters! TV is always right!
      Sari: Wait, so monsters are real? Tutor-bot is such a liar!
      Prowl: It's not a monster. You said yourself it's Cybertronian.
      Sari: You got anything that ugly back on Cybertron?
      Bumblebee: Yeah, but Bulkhead's back at the plant.

    • Bumblebee: (blasts the creature down) Hey, why don't you pick on someone your own size. (the creature gets back up and nearly strike Bumblebee, Sari and Prowl. Bumblebee gets back up) Ok, maybe we're a little unclear about the concept 'your own size.'

    • Bumblebee: I've seen enough creature features to know that every poor sap that gets suckered into going on some lame camping trip winds up getting chased down by a monster!
      Prowl: (shines a light and sees a siloette of a bear then transforms) They're called 'bears' and they're hardly monsters.
      (shadow reveals itself to be a creature merged with construction equipment)
      Bumblebee: (sarcastically) Gee Prowl, I didn't know bears had shovels for hands. I Guess I did learn something camping.

    • Bumblebee: So, where do they hide the outlets?
      Prowl: (sighs) For the hundredth time, there are no outlets in the woods, fire is what provides warmth and light. It's also nature's way of cleansing.
      Bumblebee: Chainsaws and pavement are much more effective. Now let me borrow your battery for a few hours.

    • Bumblebee transforms to robot mode
      Bumblebee: At least I can get this junk outta me. I was feeling kinda bloated. (drops several electronics. Prowl glares at him.) What? You said to pack the bare essentials.
      Prowl: Since when are surround sound speakers, a strobelight and a handheld media player bare essentials?
      Bumblebee: You shoulda seen what I left back at the plant.
      Prowl: Where did you even find room for all of this junk?
      Bumblebee: (embarrassed) I'd... rather not say.

    • Bumblebee: (Grabs a fire hose) Eat fire, space paracite! (sprays Prowl with water) Water? I thought this thing said 'fire hose.' (thinks) Oh, right.

    • Bumblebee: Those barnacles must've drained all your ninja-bot smarts, cuz you just fell into our trap. (Blasts the exit trapping Prowl, Sari and himself inside)
      Sari: Uh, Bumblebee, I think you were supposed to do that from the outside!

    • Sari: ... and then they were back to normal, like nothing ever happened. Meanwhile, I'm stuck riding home with no dry clothes, in an Autobot whose car mode doesn't have a heater. (Sneezes)
      Optimus Prime: You showed a lot of courage and ingenuity, Sari. And hopefully you'll stop... backfiring soon.
      Sari: Hello, it's called 'sneezing.' (Sneezes again then blows her nose)
      Bumblebee: I don't even want to know what that's called.

    • Sari: (About the key) What? You can bring an Autobot back to life but you can't start a fire?

    • Bumblebee: (After pushing a bin of coal into Prowl) I really hope he doesn't remember that when he's back to normal.

    • Bumblebee: (While Prowl is under the control of the space barnacles) Don't worry, Sari. If anyone can overcome the space barnacles, it's Prowl. (Prowl is still under its control) We're slagged.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (4)

    • Prowl's hologram driver:
      Prowl's "driver" bears a resemblance to the "Moustache Man" from Transformers, that "piloted" Blackout and Starscream and "drove" Barricade.

    • Bumblebee: Looks like all those hours playing Medieval Maze and Monsters is about to pay off!

      This is a reference to the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons.

    • The human worker near the mine resembles Sparkplug Witwicky from the original Transformers.

    • At the beginning of the episode, the construction vehicles shown are the same color scheme as the Constructicons from the original Transformers.

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