Transformers

Season 1 Episode 4

Transport to Oblivion

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Oct 06, 1984 on ABC Family
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Returning to Cybertron with energy is the Decepticons' top priority. The new space bridge could do that, but it has problems, like possibly being fatal to whoever tries to go through it. Finding where the Decepticons are hiding, Bumblebee and Spike discover what they are doing, only they don't have a chance to warn Optimus. The Decepticons instead have nasty plans for them. A space bridge trip awaits Spike, while a little reprogramming on Bumblebee threatens to see the Decepticons finally destroy the other Autobots.moreless

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  • The whole episode is pretty much how to get the space bridge working. Cool concept but there were some annoying flaws in this episode.

    6.5
    Memorable quotes:



    "You will be riding on a beam of light." - Megatron

    "Free to go; to Cybertron" - Soundwave



    The Space Bridge concept was actually a pretty cool idea, although the execution in this episode was weak. A few annoying things:



    At the end of the last episode, the governments on Earth were supposed to help the Autobots get energy back to Cybertron, but we never hear about that again. Megatron speaks with Shockwave's voice at one point. Bumblebee spinning his wheels and falling into the valley was just stupid. The Space Bridge becomes a key aspect in the Transformer's universe, so this is important as its introduction and it is still an enjoyable episode.moreless
  • Good changes!

    9.5
    This episode was great. The first thing that call my attention was the head of Optimus Prime: a little more agressive than the first appeared in the frist three episodes (this suits better with his "Muscle-Truck" bodie. Another thing was the weapon that carries Ironhide: instead a laser gun similar to a handgun, he carries a heavy laser cannon. You can see in this eisode the accuracy of Optimus when he shoots the transport ship, opening it and saving Spike. Megatron shows here an strange weapon hat appears whe he retracts his left arm, its a disc launcher that can cut even the rocks.moreless
Michael Bell

Michael Bell

Bombshell / Brainstorm / First Aid / Prowl / Sideswipe / Scrapper / Swoop

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Bumblebee / Hot Spot / Rollbar / Snapdragon / Goldbug

Don Messick

Don Messick

Gears / Ratchet / Scavenger

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

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

voice of Solar Power Station Worker No. 1

Recurring Role

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

voice of Solar Power Station Worker No. 2

Recurring Role

Don Messick

Don Messick

voice of Solar Power Station Worker No. 3

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Goofs: Megatron's Decepticon logo is briefly missing when he exits the spacebridge on Cybertron.

    • Bumblebee is seen in robot mode with Optimus Prime and other Autobots when Sparkplug begins to worry about him and Spike not having returned from spying on the Decepticons just before Bumblebee returns in car mode.

    • In the 1986 comic #18 "The Bridge To Nowhere" the Spacebridge is in fact a partially constructed road bridge, much like the Golden Gate Bridge. Half way along the bridge is the Spacebridge portal.

    • There seems to be two Starscreams standing next to each other after Megatron disappears into the space bridge but, in the next scene it is Skywarp who is standing next to Starscream.

    • Optimus, Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Jazz and Gears are trapped in the cave by the decepticons because they filled the escape route with stones and boulders. How did Brawn, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker and Trailbreaker get in the cave?

    • How come nothing seems to have happened on Cybertron? It was low on energy when Prime's and Megatron's forces left, yet four million years later it's in the same state. And how does Shockwave know that now is the right time to contact Megatron?

  • QUOTES (4)

  • NOTES (3)

    • This is the first time Teletran-1 is referred to by name, although Optimus Prime refers to it as just Teletran in this episode.

    • In this episode, Optimus Prime´s precision shooting can be seen when he opens the Space bridge transport ship with only one shot, destroying the belts that restrain Spike.

    • Optimus Prime's head is altered from this episode onwards. Instead of a rounded head with a slim metal mouth plate, Optimus has a square head with a fuller, more mature mouth plate.

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