Transformers Animated

Season 3 Episode 7

Predacons Rising

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM Apr 11, 2009 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • Goof: When Wasp is running off and Swoop comes in and grabs him, he has an Autobot symbol on his chestplate. However, it should have been faded because he has had a faded symbol since returning to Earth.

  • Quotes

    • Bumblebee: Hate to say it, but Sentinel's got a point. I'd feel a lot safer with Wasp behind bars.
      Optimus Prime: That's not your call to make, Bumblebee.
      Sentinel Prime: And it's not your call to make either, Optimus. I'm in command...
      Optimus Prime: On Cybertron; This planet is my jurisdiction.
      Sentinel Prime: This is a Cybertronian fugitive, and I'll enforce my authority as the... the uh... Primer Prime!
      Optimus Prime: Did you just make that up?!
      Sentinel Prime: No!
      Optimus Prime: There's no such thing as a "Primer Prime!"
      Sentinel Prime: It's a real term, look it up.
      Optimus Prime: I'm not gonna look it up!
      Sentinel Prime: 'Fraid I'm right?

    • Sentinel Prime: (About Blackarachnia) You knew about this?
      Optimus Prime: I didn't know how to tell you.
      Sentinel Prime: Well, thanks for not spoiling the surprise. 'Cuz I wouldn't want to be, you know, prepared for this or anything!

    • Optimus Prime: (About Sentinel Prime) Let him go, Blackarachnia!
      Blackarachnia: Why should I, Optimus?
      Optimus Prime: Because I'm the one who left you behind. Sentinel's not the one to blame for what you look like.
      Blackarachnia: What I look like is only half the story. What I am is a lot more complicated.

    • Sentinel Prime: Is that thing... Wasp?!
      Waspinator: Wasp not thing, Wasp upgrade!
      Sentinel Prime: What have you done to him?!
      Blackarachnia: Ah, cool your crankcase. I just made him techno-organic, like me.
      Waspinator: Spider-bot Wasp's friend. Make Wasp powerful. Make Wasp... Waspinator!

    • Sentinel Prime: Wasp knows something about the attack on Ultra Magnus, I know it.
      Optimus Prime: The same way you knew that he was a Decepticon spy?
      Sentinel Prime: I was missinformed by bad intellegence!
      Optimus Prime: That's putting it mildly.
      Sentinel Prime: No bot is innocent, Optimus. You of all bots should know that.

    • Bumblebee: So, uh, Wasp...inator, you look... taller! And you can fly, too. That's, that's cool!
      Waspinator: Waspinator mega-cool, thanks to new friend!
      Bumblebee: Hey, speaking of friends, I wanted to say I'm sorry. Y'know, for everything I did, and didn't do.
      Waspinator: Wasp forgive Bumblebot.
      Bumblebee: Oh, really?
      Waspinator: But Waspinator never forgive!

    • Grimlock: Me Grimlock destroy! (Ignites his flame sword)
      Jetstorm: (Dodges attack) You Grimlock are lousy shot!

    • Blackarachnia: (About Wasp) Well, look what the pteranodon dragged in. Pure Cybertronian circuitry: Just what I need.

  • Notes

    • A five minute and fifteen second "Sneak Peek" of this episode premiered online at a newly revamped "Transformers Animated" website from Cartoon Network and Hasbro.

  • Allusions

    • The Fly:
      The TransWarp units Blackarachnia uses to turn Wasp into Waspinator greatly resemble the "tele-pods" featured in the 1986 remake of The Fly.

    • Beast Wars:
      Blackarachnia waking up and seeing a rhino, a rat, a gorilla and a cheetah is a reference to Rhinox, Rattrap, Optimus Primal and Cheetor, the four Maximals that were shown in the first episode of "Beast Wars".

    • Beast Wars:
      At the end of the episode, when Waspinator was dragging himself back together, he muttered "Waspinator has plans." This is the exact same quote that his original counterpart in "Beast Wars" said after he quit the predacons.