Transformers

Season 3 Episode 14

Carnage in C-Minor

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Oct 14, 1986 on ABC Family
4.5
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Carnage in C-Minor
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With a more sound-influenced culture and such, Eurhythma is indeed one loud and musical place. Though not without its merits, a downside of this is the potential for destruction by combining Allegra, Zebop Scandana and Basso Profundo's unique voices. Problem is, such a trick soon isn't secret from the Autobots and the Decepticons. It is practically a race between both sides to gain the three aliens' trust, obtain their voices and stop the other side all at once.moreless

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  • This episode sucks!

    1.3
    To quote the Angry Nintendo Nerd.'What a sh*tload of f*ck!' This episode has to be the worst Transformers episode in existance. Why? Because of the so many errors it has. It makes me sick to my stomach. It makes me wanna throw up. They must have been on drugs when they made this episode. And why on earth is Devastator the size of Soundwave? and Ultra Magnus picking up the Contructicons with his hands like they were toys I mean come on. I rather drink vomit than watch this episode again. I rather play on a slip and slide when drunk. I rather kiss a buffalo\'s anus. I rather eat the food at McDonald\'s than watch this putrid episode because it sucks.moreless
  • The warring transformers have crashed onto a planet where a trio of its inhabitants use their advanced harmonic song powers as a powerful sonic weapon. The race is on to gain the secret of the harmonic weapon.moreless

    1.0
    This episode is mediocre to the nth degree...there were so many plotholes in it that I lost count at half way...



    I can tolerate some minor animation errors but not when they are glaringly obvious to the audience, it's almost like an insult to their intelligence and that's not good.



    At least Blaster and Soundwave got some screentime, but even they don't deserve to be exposed to this level of abysmalness.



    Those singing aliens strongly reminded me of Wheelie, the annoying Autobot and at the end I was left at the end of "Carnage in C-Minor" wondering why he wasn't in it.



    Not that this is anything major but I was also very appauled by the way Galvatron and Ultra Magnus were reguarded as idiots in this episode, that is not within their characters to act like that!!



    Yes, I admit Galvatron is crazed but he did show signs of rational thinking and thought up of good strategies and invented some powerful weapons, Ultra Magnus, despite a bit of a confidence problem managed to think up clever strategies and assisted Rodimus Prime during his leadership of the Autobots.



    So I doubt that they both would need their communicators (Blaster and Soundwave) to translate every little thing to them on that planet since they spoke in English and in rhyming riddles that are easy to translate.



    Zebop: "I heard what you said, I can help you find Allegra!!"



    Ultra Magnus: *to Blaster* "What'd he say?"



    Blaster: *slightly irritated* "He said he can help us find Allegra!!"



    See what I mean?



    This episode I would avoid, it gave me a headache first time I watched it, trying to figure out what it was supposed to represent *which was cooperation and teamwork* and I thought it was a bit of a little "kiddie" episode with having Ultra Magnus at the end of the episode saying "You've got to live with each other's differences if you're going to live in harmony"



    And the obvious animation and voice blunders were no help to me either...this was truly insulting the loyal Transformer fan's intelligence and I'm not at all suprised that so many of them dislike this episode so much...





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  • Underrated and in some ways an episode filled with the usual animation-problems of Transformers.

    7.0
    Okay, so I should defend this episode ... mainly because it is superior to the dreadfull season II episode "Auto Bop", one of the worst episodes in season 2 (even if it could have been good). When I saw this episode I noticed that Perceptor took down Devastator, but that just tells that Devastator didn't have any status anymore in season 3 compared to before. Another bad thing is that the autobots seem to be flying here, but such things happened now and then in the cartoon. Brawn and Huffer are visible in this episode, but we have seen strange stuff before in this show. So what makes this episode watchable? The story. And the animation of Soundwave. Here, he looks BAD ... check it out, he reminds about Predator (1987). Overall, not the best Season 3 episode but superior to any episode in season 1.moreless
  • The Autobots and Decepticons find that the voices of three aliens (Allegra, Zebop Scandana and Basso Profundo) can make a powerful weapon.

    1.0
    In a series infamous for its poor continuity and glaring animation errors, it was difficult to point to any one episode as standing out as a truly bad example. Until Carnage in C Minor first broadcast. The plot of the story was bad enough, but not necessarily so bad as to make it stand out. The story didn't create an episode that I'd want to watch again and again, but that's not necessarily unique to this series.



    But the animation was ridiculous. In the background of the main story, in which the Autobots and Decepticons are after the three parts of the ultimate harmony, there was a constant battle going on. There actually would seem to be plenty of potential for this to be entertaining. But no. Characters would appear in the battle one scene, then not be seen again. Autobots would be battling on the Decepticon side, and I'm pretty sure there were Cons on the Autobot side as well. I also seem to remmeber one scene in which Defensor was fighting side-by-side with First Aid, who by the way is one of his arms.



    But the scene that disturbed me the most was when Perceptor took out Devastator with one shot from his cannon. This was Perceptor, known as a non-warrior, defeating one of the most powerful Decepticons without even breaking a sweat. It's too bad Perceptor didn't step in in previous seasons in which the combined Autobot forces got their clocks cleaned by Devastator. I still remember watching that with my cousin and there being a collective gasp as there was simply no way this could be happening. Nearly twenty years later my stomach still turns at the thought of this scene.



    Of course, stomach-turning could be the perfect description for this entire episode. Watch it only if you are a masochist, as it is painful to watch, and yet you can't seem to just do the smart thing and turn it off.



    You'd almost think that no one in the world could make this many mistakes without trying to. In fact, it's hard to believe that even if they had been trying to make the worst episode imaginable that they could have succeeded to such a ridiculous degree.moreless
  • Why, God, WHY?!

    2.7
    Carnage is C-Minor. The Bane of all Transformers fans. The episode you'd NEVER want to show to anyone who'd never seen Transformers before. The Animation in this episode is horrible, such as size changes, dead characters showing up alive, and many other unforgivable mistakes, as well as some of the most annoying voice work I've ever heard. While the plot is ambitious, the horrid animation drags the episode down, and makes you wonder why Hasbro ever allowed Korean animation studio Akom (Infamous for such other animation travesties such as "City of Steel" and The "Five Faces of Darkness" arc, also from Transformers) to even LOOK at a Transformers episode again, let alone animate one. The episode is a horror to watch, but you're compelled to continue watching to see how bad the animation gets, or what Akom are going to screw up next! The only "Carnage" in "Carnage in C-Minor" is the pathetic animation, as you can tell from the review. If you aren't a Transformers fan, don't use Carnage in C-Minor as a measuring stick. There are far better episodes out there, trust me.moreless
Arthur Burghardt

Arthur Burghardt

Devastator

Jack Angel

Jack Angel

Astrotrain / Omega Supreme / Ramjet / Smokescreen / Ultra Magnus

Bud Davis

Bud Davis

Dirge / Metroplex / Predaking

Buster Jones

Buster Jones

Blaster

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Silverbolt / Triggerhappy Duros

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Bumblebee / Hot Spot / Rollbar / Snapdragon / Goldbug

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Scamper

Guest Star

Arlene Banas

Arlene Banas

Alegra

Guest Star

Jack Angel

Jack Angel

voice of Basso Profundo

Recurring Role

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Zebop Scandana/Basso Profundo's attendant

Recurring Role

Bill Martin

Bill Martin

Broadside

Recurring Role

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