Season 2 Episode 6

Enter the Nightbird

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 30, 1985 on ABC Family

Episode Fan Reviews (3)

out of 10
35 votes
  • Fun episode about an Earthen robot ninja

    This was a fun episode with some cool moments. Funny to see Ratchet and Wheeljack making jokes about the human robot 'running out of batteries' and stuff, although their cracks were justified.

    It was nice to see some individual features like Bluestreak taking a blast from Megatron to protect Prime, and Bombshell getting a large role among Decepticons. It seems Bombshell's cerebro shell combined with Nightbird's original program almost gave her sentience. But she was caught playing 'Roboto-possum!" yet showed no joy, proving she is not sentient.

    It's nice to see Starscream being the hero again in this episode, by protecting himself and foiling Megatron's plan.
    In fact, his null ray was able to neutralize Nightbird without harming her; a promise which the Autobots were finding difficult to accomplish.

    The ending was typical open ended with her showing signs of anger as she was locked away for good.
  • Earth Robot vs Cibertronian Transgormers

    Nightbird steals the show in this episode and is indeed a pretty cool character. It would’ve been great if they’d made her a returning villain or even a regular member of the Decepticon army, as her attacks were quite flashy and she actually got an origin episode (as opposed to 90% of the cast, which are just cardboard cut-outs). But, like Devcon and other characters who appear later-on, she’s a one-shot. The whole episode is pretty much just one big fight with Nightbird, so there isn’t much story to comment on. But watching Nightbird kick the crap out of various Autobots (she smacks the Hell out of Mirage) is worth the price of admission.
  • The Decepticons steal a experimental female-robot ninja named Nightbird, planning to use her to infiltrate the Ark and give The Autobots the run-around by stealing Teletran 1's computer chip containing information on earth's resources.

    This was quite an enjoyable episode. Nightbird proves more than a match for the Autobots by using a Star Wars-style lightsabre on Optimus Prime and Starscream is on fine weasel-form again upon hearing that Megatron plans to have Nightbird take his place. Bombshell gets a fairly considerable amount of screentime as well when he reprogrammes Nightbird into doing Megatron's bidding. But one question remains, why steal something completely meaningless? Why not have Nightbird sabotage the Ark completely? Anyway, a fairly good episode from season 2. Only Auto Bezerk stands out as a classic in it's own right.
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