Season 1 Episode 1

More Than Meets the Eye (1)

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 17, 1984 on ABC Family



  • Notes

    • Shockwave is one of the most underutilized Decepticons in the entire series. In the comics (and the toy line), Shockwave is a cold, calculating war machine, who's destructive capability is limited only by his logical, emotionless thinking. His ambition is to be the Decepticon leader, only because logic dictates that his dispassionate, logical approach would be better suited to lead the Decepticons than Megatron.

      With Transformers only being a half hour show (and it was mostly to show the toys' transforming capabilities), there wasn't much room for character development, and one would think that the level of in-rank treachery had been filled already by Starscream, leaving Shockwave as nothing more than a minor character than a destructive equal of Megatron.