Transformers

Season 1 Episode 11

War of the Dinobots

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Nov 24, 1984 on ABC Family
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Certainly, the Dinobots give the Autobots something of an advantage over the Decepticons in battle. Naturally, Megatron wants that advantage to be his instead. Unfortunately, that doesn't prove very difficult to do, so the Autobots are soon facing the battle fury of Grimlock, Slag and Sludge. The only chance of setting things right lies with the construction and success of the newest set of Dinobots, Snarl and Swoop.moreless

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  • Two new Dinobots are created and all of the Dinobot characters are developed further.

    8.2
    This episode features a well animated and exciting battle between the Dinobots which was one of the better combat sequences featured in the first season. The plan to use the Dinobots against the Autobots was well-conceived with Soundwave using his mind-reading ability to probe their weaknesses. Prime’s heroism at the end that resulted in the Dinobots switching back to the Autobot side was what the show and Prime was all about. "You, Megatron, tricked us. Make us fight good leader, Optimus Prime. Prime risk own life to save us. BAD, MEGATRON!!!" – Grimlock



    Classic, but the episode did have more animation issues and the explosion of the meteorite was not as devastating as we were led to believe.moreless
Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers

Jazz

Victor Caroli

Victor Caroli

Narrator

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

Dan Gilvezan

Dan Gilvezan

Bumblebee / Hot Spot / Rollbar / Snapdragon / Goldbug

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: All the Dinobots were in dino mode before the meteorite exploded. After the explosion, Grimlock transforms to robot mode, but Slag and Sludge transform from robot to dino mode.

    • Goof: Just before the Dinobots blast Optimus Prime into the pit, Grimlock's yellow chestpiece is colored silver.

    • Goof: When Starscream tells Megatron Grimlock won't willingly destroy Optimus Prime, he's briefly colored blue like Thundercracker.

    • Goof: In the scene Megatron begins to convince the Dinobots to turn against the Autobots, one part shows Sludge speaking with Slag's voice and then his own.

    • Note that all of the Dinobots are based on Dinosaurs discovered in the North American region, which would fit in with how Wheeljack found them in the rockface at Autobot Headquarters. However, the T-Rex, Triceratops and Pteranodon all belong to the Cretaceous Period and would have been buried separately from the Brontosaurus and Stegosaurus who lived during the Jurassic period. Furthermore, Brontosaurus is not even a Dinosaur, it was renamed Apatosaurus after somebody found out that it had already been discovered.

    • During the scene were Megatron and Starscream are fleeing when the meteorite explodes Starscream who is then knocked out of the sky with Megatron is Thundercracker. But once they hit the ground he's Starscream again.

    • If the Autobots do not know what kind of energies the meteorite contains then why does Optimus Prime shoot off a piece? A directed energy beam would have caused it to explode. Optimus should have known better. Seeing how the meteorite proved unstable and finally exploded it should have when it was hit by the energy blast.

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