Transformers

Season 1 Episode 3

More Than Meets the Eye (3)

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Sep 19, 1984 on ABC Family
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Episode Fan Reviews (3)

8.9
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53 votes
  • The Autobots must stop the Decepticons from escaping Earth with vast stores on energy at all costs.

    8.4
    The tension of this trilogy increases dramatically in the final act leading up to a fantastic conclusion. Several plot elements come together in the last few minutes that really show why Transformers is such a great series. Any other program would have a character like Optimus Prime be the hero and take down the Decepticons at the last moment. Instead, he gets blasted out of the sky and we see a moment of hopelessness and anger from Optimus that shows he is no God, but "human' like the rest of us. Starscream's treachery and Mirage's ingenuity save the day for the Autobots, and show the balance of character importance in the series. There are some bad elements to this episode such as the plot to use ravage and Autobots trying to disguise themselves as humans at a rocket base, but the ending more than makes up for that, making this one of the better episodes of the first season.

    As in almost every episode, Soundwave is always the cornerstone of the Decepticons. He designs and flies their space cruiser, produces all of the energon cubes, performs all of the espionage for the Decepticons along with two of his underlings: Laserbeak and Ravage (Reflector does also but he sux), has the coolest voice next to Prime's, isn't a traitorous fool like Starscream, and he's the only other Decepticon that Megatron has any respect for. Sorry...just had to plug Soundwave's coolness real quick.
  • Not bad...

    7.9
    This epidode isn´t be enough good as it must be. The Decepticons survived he mine explosion and builds a new ship to return to Cibertron. The Autobots makes an illusion of a military base to try to catch the Decepticons, but they discover the plan and avoid the ambush and goes to the real baes. Autobots and Decepticons fights one more time, making a retreat of the Decepticons to their ship. Optimus Prime try to take it down, but the Decepticons shoot him down to earth. Mirage, who was hided in the ship, shoots the ship´s computers, making it fall. Mirage jumps out the ship nefore the crash.
  • It begun spectacularly ,but the end is dissapointing.

    6.6
    If there is one thing I hate ,it is when you writing a cartoon strictly by comics. More Then Meets The Eye was basic comic story ,written by some guy who didn't give a damn thing about characters or their reputations. The greatest flaw was in difference between comics and cartoon. In comics ,Autobots are just small group ,just bunch of underdogs. But in cartoons ,they are look more like mighty army. Mightier then Desepticons at least ,because there was just 5 or 6 Desepticons in the entire trilogy. The thing that dissapointed me most was that the Autobots haven't been shown very heroicly here. Shore they tried to stop Desepticons ,but they never succeded. Even in final battle ,they failed. And then some stupid guy who wasn't doing a lot ,done something that anybody could do at any time in the episode. That ticks me off a lot. The Autobots are supposed to be shown as heroes who are winning thanks to courage and strengh ,not thanks to some individuals or pure luck. It appears that the Autobots during entire trilogy were surviving by luck and mercy ,I mean if Starscream hadn't shoot that rock in part 1 ,there wouldn't be Autobots. That's preety imberacing for Bots. Overall ,it is OK for a pilot ,but it is preety dissapointing if you are an Autobot fan.
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