Season 2 Episode 27

Golden Lagoon

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Nov 04, 1985 on ABC Family
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Episode Summary

Golden Lagoon
Fierce action leads both Beachcomber and Thrust to stumble upon electrum, a liquid key to invincibility. There is a forest lagoon's worth of the stuff, but only the Decepticons succeed in making a claim. The results, of course, render the Autobots' weapons essentially useless. The only hope that the Autobots have is to try to fight fire with fire, but Megatron isn't about to give them the chance. What price must be paid for victory?moreless

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  • A sentimental episode that touched on the beauty of life. ...well, briefly.

    It's nice to see Beachcomber discover the paradise wildlife area with the electrum lagoon, and how he interacts with the animals; although I didn't truly understand its value as a kid.

    Nice scene with Warpath vs. Blitzwing, tank versus tank.

    Also smart of Perceptor and Seaspray to shoot the Decepticons while prisoners, not to mention the funny dialogue between Megatron & Starscream. Omega Supreme seemed to fall quite easily to the electrum powered Decepticons.

    The ending was sad and a heartfelt empty victory. But it would have had more of an impact if Beachcomber, who represented the value of nature, was more consistent in his actions.

    Why didn't he tell the Autobots about the lagoon in the 1st place? Then when they all found it, why did he act so care-free in the pool?

    This ep woulda bin alot better had the central character made more sense.moreless
  • The cost of the war

    One of the few early episodes of the Transformers that tried to deliver a message to the audience. This one was a metaphor for the sacrifices of winning a war; while good may have triumphed over evil, innocents and the environment paid a hefty price. Though, to be honest, the episode doesn't really beat you over the head with the message, and doesn't even try to address it until the very end. Unfortunately, the ending music is so cheery it kills Beachcomber's "We won…", giving a totally different atmosphere. Other than the attempts at morality, this episode doesn't offer much in the way of excitement. This episode is most likely also the source of Takara's obsession with golden repaints as raffle prizes and what-not. Overall, they get an A for effort, but due to some bad direction, the message falls rather flat.moreless
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Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Beachcomber / Breakdown / Seaspray / Warpath

Bud Davis

Bud Davis

Dirge / Metroplex / Predaking

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem

Cliff Jumper / Telatran-1 / Bluestreak / Dr. Archeville

Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins

Starscream / Wheeljack / Defensor / Reflector / Sparkplug Witwicky

Corey Burton

Corey Burton

Spike Witwicky, Brawn, Shockwave, Sunstreaker, Wideload

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (8)

    • Ratchet is missing his red crosses on both shoulders (19:15).

    • Blitzwing is missing his decepticon logo from the top of his turret (5:40).

    • Perceptor's autobot logo is totatlly red instead of his usual white color around the logo (5:37).

    • Perceptor's chest colors go from white to gray for a split second (5:09).

    • Seaspray is missing his Autobot logo from the top of his vehicle form. (3:30)

    • Warpath is missing his Autobot logo from the front of the tank. (2:04)

    • Ramjet is missing his Decepticon logo from the nose of the plane (1:33).

    • There are 3 things wrong with the whole concept of the electrum pool:

      1) Electrum is nothing more than an alloy of gold and silver (usually around 75% gold, with the remainder being silver or sometimes copper). Given the destructive power of the Autobot and Decepticon weapons, it's unlikely something simple like electrum would be able to repel the energy blasts.

      2)The melting point of gold (symbol Au) is 1945°F. For silver (Ag), it's 1760°F. How could a naturally occuring pool stay hot enough to keep those metals in their molten states?

      3) Until the final battle when the Decepticons' coatings begin to wear off, no one seems to notice that the electrum-coated transformers look any different than normal. (You think someone would've commented on Thrust being gold, or Beachcomber's gold hand)

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (2)

    • When Beachcomber approaches the lagoon, his Autobot insignia was shining. This is probably a sensor that advices him to stay alert.

    • This episode was not aired in the Kanto region of Japan and thus never received a proper nation-wide television broadcast. As such, this episode does not have a proper Japanese airdate.