Transformers

Season 2 Episode 15

Megatron's Master Plan (1)

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Oct 14, 1985 on ABC Family
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Megatron's Master Plan (1)
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The Autobots have long been considered the champions of humanity and the best defense against the Decepticons. However, Megatron decides to try to tarnish that image. A politician even sees the value in such a venture and actively helps him. The Autobots' popularity quickly takes a nosedive, and Earth become very unwelcome to the noble Transformers.moreless

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  • Unlikely premise, yet exciting show!

    7.0
    Megatron using deception and propoganda against the Autobots? That would definitely cause trouble but I found it too much that the world would outright reject the Autobots like that.

    I would have thought at most the population would reject the Autobots but joining the Decepticons was too much a turn.



    Some things were still cool like how the trial was held in a football stadium, and how Megatron altered the Autobots' trajectory. And Sunstreaker was right about how the humans couldn't be trusted given their flakiness.

    Maybe Prime was really hurt by the human treatment which is why he agreed to leave the planet.



    This is a frustrating episode if you just can't buy it, but it's still very exciting.moreless
  • One of the worst written episodes of the series.

    3.5
    I don't think that this is a good episode at all. This is just another "bad guys make the good guys look like the villains" episode seen in 100 other cartoons. And it would be OK, if it was well written, but it's not. There are so many mistakes which made this episode totally unconvincing and unbelievable. Those mistakes would be...

    How can Berger be so stupid and believe that the Decepticons are evil? For God's sake, Megatron offered him cities for his help. Yeah, good guys are trading cities just like that. Stupid Berger!

    How can humans be so stupid? At this point in the series, the Decepticons stolen many things from humans and destroyed many things. The Autobots saved many human lives. And many people witnessed that. And now suddenly none of that doesn't count? Everything the Autobots have done is forgotten with the appearance of one stupid video tape. Yeah, we humans are very smart civilization.

    And last, but not least...

    Why the hell is Optimus Prime so passive in this episode? He doesn't even try to prove that he is innocent. He only obeys everything the humans ask from him. It's like he is afraid of harming them, and even lay a hand on them. Election time, Autobots!

    There you have it. Very badly written episode, and unconvincing. Prove me I'm wrong.moreless
Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers

Jazz

Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

Cosmos / Tracks

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Grapple

Victor Caroli

Victor Caroli

Narrator

Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert

Blitzwing / Thrust / Superion

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Beachcomber / Breakdown / Seaspray / Warpath

Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

voice of Private Guard / Tank Driver

Recurring Role

Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert

voice of Shawn Berger/voice of Video Room Engineer

Recurring Role

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

voice of Mayor

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Jazz is missing his blue tone color from his hood (13:10).

    • Wheeljack torso is red. He is missing his white tone from it (12:12).

    • Optimus Prime is missing his Autobot logo from his trailer (10:11).

    • At the end of the episode, all the Autobots are sentenced to exile from Earth. However, the Dinobots are noticably missing from the scenes where Prime and his soldiers are boarding Berger's rocket, and again in a pan of the seated Autobots. If all the Autobots were exiled, it would be safe to assume the Dinobots would be included in that judgement.

    • According to the tape that Spike views at the trial, Starscream played the part of Optimus Prime for the staging of the oil field attack. This shouldn't be possible considering Starscream was a part of the Decepticon group that defended the oil field. Neither appearance of Starscream can be chalked up to a painting error, since he clearly speaks in both instances.

    • The text on one side of the "Autobots Day" banner is backwards. Since the sign is white, and not transparent, each side should have individually printed lettering that reads in the proper direction.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (1)

    • This episode reveals that some Transformers can fold in extraneous parts (Wings, fins, etc) for certain purposes, like when the Decepticons disguise themselves as Autobots.

  • ALLUSIONS (0)

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