Transformers Animated

Season 3 Episode 11

This Is Why I Hate Machines

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Aired Saturday 8:00 AM May 09, 2009 on Cartoon Network
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This Is Why I Hate Machines
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A TransWarp accident with the Space Bridge sends Ratchet and Captain Fanzone to Cybertron, where Sentinel Prime has the planet on high alert. They soon end up stumbling upon a plot by Shockwave to steal Omega Supreme's Access Codes from Arcee.

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  • A freak Space Bridge anamoly sends Captain Fanzone and Ratchet to Cybertron where they must fend for themselves and solve the mystery that is Shockwave.

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    Initially, this episode's title would suggest that it's a filler episode, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Even though Captain Fanzone is centered in the episode, his presence doesn't detract from the overall plotline.



    Once on Cybertron, Ratchet and Fanzone are caught by Sentinel Prime and detained by the Elite Guard while a transwarped Omega Supreme with Megatron, Lugnut and Starcream's head at the helm hovers above the planet. Sentinel confronts the Autobot council to fire upon Omega Supreme and Ratchet takes offense and threatens Sentinel. Ratchet escapes with Fanzone with the Elite Guard in pursuit and takes cover into the old tunnels before the great war. While there, they're discovered by Shockwave with the stolen Magnus Hammer who was using the old tunnels as a refuge. Shockwave gets the best of Ratchet and escapes. Afterwards, Fanzone and Ratchet find a Cybertronian snitch who gives bogus access passes to the Elite Guard Head quarters. While trying to enter, Jazz arrives and assists Ratchet in entering the complex. Once inside, they discover Arcee, an old intel bot that might have some codes but they're ambushed by Shockwave who abducts Arcee and escapes onboard Omega Supreme. Once onbaord, Megatron transwarps out just in time to escape being fired upon. While Shockwave stole Arcee, Ratchet regained the Magnus Hammer.



    Afterwards, the Autobot counsel thanks Ratchet and Fanzone for their service in regaining the Magnus Hammer and stopping Shockwave. With the use of a Space Bridge, they warped back to Earth escaping from Sentinel who wanted the Magnus Hammer for himself. Jazz chose to follow them through the bridge, but once on Earth, he decided he was tired of Sentinel's antics and requested to stay on Earth.



    The end of the episode brought the most intriguing parts of the episode. Omega transwarped on apparently the other side of the Earth's Moon. Megatron professes Shockwave as his most loyal subject which leaves Lugnut a bit perplexed and angry. While this is going on, Arcee seems to have come online and utters Ratchet's name.



    It was another compelling episode even though Fanzone played a pretty large role. We can look forward to seeing if the Decepticons can get the codes from Arcee and it'll be interesting to see if Lugnut's jealousy of Megatron's admiration of Shockwave boils to the surface. The only thing I had a problem with in this episode was the usage of Captain Fanzone's mucus several times. It may have served to frighten several Autobots, but there could have been another way for this to be accomplished without being so vulgar.moreless
Townsend Coleman

Townsend Coleman

Tracks

Guest Star

Jeff Bennett

Jeff Bennett

Grandus

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Shockwave

Guest Star

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Shockwave

Recurring Role

Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Jetstorm, Alpha Trion

Recurring Role

Tom Kenny

Tom Kenny

Jetfire

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Bulkhead, Prowl, Sari Sumdac and Isaac Sumdac do not appear in this episode. This episode also marks the final appearance of Captain Fanzone in this series.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Ratchet: You may have Omega Supreme, but he would never attack Cybertron!
      Shockwave: That's the beauty of activation codes, they wipe clean all of that unpleasant morality.

    • Shockwave: You're fighting rather bravely, for nothing more then a selved piece of empty hardware.
      Ratchet: She's got a name: Arcee! And if you think you can bring her back, maybe I can, too!
      Shockwave: How noble. Pity you'll never get the opportunity to find out!

    • Ratchet: Shockwave!
      Captain Fanzone: You know this thing?!
      Ratchet: Not personally, but we're about to get real familiar.

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  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Beast Wars:
      The Autobot Rattletrap is a homage to the Maximal Rattrap, from the Beast Wars series. His robot mode greatly resembles Rattrap's Cybertronian mode from the "Fun Publications" comic strip "Dawn of Future's Past."

    • The Red Scare
      The propaganda film Sentinel Prime broadcasts over Cybertron, warning the Autobots that their comrades could be Decepticon spies, is similar to the the anti-communism films created during the "Red Scare" of the 1940s and 1950s, which warned people that their friends and neighbors could be communists.

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