As Griffin Rock prepares for its Founders’ Day celebration, a massive storm hits the island and washes Cody and the Bots out to sea! Can they survive on a deserted island using only the native resources and the skills from Cody’s Lad Pioneers handbook? How does this all tie in to Founders’ Day — and the pirates who stole the town’s Settlers’ Bell? And who killed a seagull!? Join us this week for “The Lost Bell”!
Chief Burns takes Cody on a father-son trip to check out part of the island that’s off-limits to machines. Can the Rescue Bots follow the chief’s instructions not to follow them — when it sounds like they might be in danger? How many anime-level miscommunications will it take to carry this plot? Has Doc Greene been engineering some kind of super-bears? And wait, WHO is in charge!? Join us this week for “Rules and Regulations”!
Investigating strange boat wrecks in a spot off the coast of Griffin Rock, Cody and Frankie discover the records of the mysterious Professor Anna Baranova, who built an underwater station to study the same phenomenon before her mysterious disappearance! Can they find her lost Project Midgard — and maybe the professor herself? Who among us knows more about Norse mythology from Final Fantasy than from actual Norse mythology? And how is this a “triangle” anyway? Join us this week for the Rescue Bots premier of pod-favorite writer Mairghread Scott in “The Griffin Rock Triangle”!
Oh no, Blades, Boulder, and Heatwave have been shrunk! Can they find a way to let Chase and the others know where they are before it’s too late? Why do Griffin Rock’s petty criminals look like druids? Will the museum’s holographic Chester A. Arthur blow their cover? And who’s gonna get a sexy carwash? This week we channel the spirit of David Wise with “Small Blessings”!
Now that they’ve been replaced by the totally-not-evil Dr. Morocco’s totally-not-evil MorBot, the Rescue Bots don’t know what to do with themselves! Should they go join up with Team Prime? Take the opportunity to catch up on their TV shows? Maybe learn to cook? Or maybe they’ll be needed to save Griffin Rock from the guy who’s a top hat and a few decorative gears from being a steampunk villain! Join us this week for “The Reign of Morocco”!
Doc Greene’s been fired as Griffin Rock’s official mad scientist, but where will they find someone to take his place? Fortunately Doctor Morocco has conveniently arrived — and his MorBot has an eye on the Rescue Bots and Burns Family’s jobs as well! And no one voiced by Tim Curry is ever evil! Can we stop going on about how great Tim Curry is for long enough to actually discuss the episode? Join us this week for “The Other Doctor”!
And now, the exciting conclusion of… The Transformers: The Movie!
Everything has been quite a lot for everyone lately, so we’re going into our Patreon archives for a movie we think is comfort food viewing for all of us: The original 1986 The Transformers: The Movie! We discuss the movie from memory — no rewatching! — and still manage to spend twice the runtime of the movie itself discussing this gem of 80s action animation (which is why it’s a two-part episode). What fun fandom anecdotes do we have to share? What is the secret of the evil planet Unicron? Will Optimus Prime die!? Wrap yourself in your favorite blanket, start up Animal Crossing, and settle in with us from a safe distance as we discuss one of our favorite movies!
Doc Greene has repurposed the Dino Bot as a home assistant, and nothing could possibly go wrong! Connecting all of Griffin Rock’s many automated functions to one central computer? Also a very good idea! And using technology that some rando left in his lab after breaking in? Absolutely nothing bad could come of that! Right? Join us this week for the totally chill and not at all destructive “Return of the Dino Bot!”
No one is very excited about the annual Burns Family fishing trip except the Chief, Cody, and the Rescue Bots — but that changes when a mechanical shark starts attacking Doc Greene’s underwater equipment! Can they stop this robotic aquatic sabotage? Is there anything Heatwave won’t try to solve with punching? And are they gonna need a bigger boat to carry all these Jaws references? Join us this week for “Deep Trouble”!