Transformers Animated

Season 3 Episode 11

This Is Why I Hate Machines

Aired Saturday 8:00 AM May 09, 2009 on Cartoon Network



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • 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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