Bumblebee knows he’s not the leader Optimus Prime was, and it feels like his team’s antics are constantly reminding him of that. So as they go on a mission to retrieve a stasis pod that’s been found by a local museum, he asks himself, “What would
Sky Lynx Optimus Prime do?” Are big, dramatic speeches what he needs to turn his team into a cohesive fighting unit? Is he being too hard on himself? Is Terrashock the Buffaloid going to wreck the museum and blow their cover before he can figure it out? Or will McPlank save the day? Join us this week as we ask ourselves, “W.W.O.D.?”
Things are getting dull for the less combat-oriented members of the team, so while Denny talks Russell into joining the neighborhood kids’ football game, Fixit decides he wants to tag along with the other Autobots! Can Denny help him put together a believable human disguise? How does the bug combiner Chop Shop’s consciousness work? Do all the bugs have their own roles in the heist, like, is one the driver, one’s the explosives guy, one’s the face? And can we just retire that title already? Join us this week for “More Than Meets the Eye” (the RiD 2015 episode one)!
The team splits up to investigate double Decepticon sightings: Bumblebee and Grimlock go after the Sharkticon pirate Hammerstrike and Strongarm and Sideswipe track down the unreasonably sexy furry-magnet Steeljaw! But with the team still lacking in teamwork, will these Decepticons get the better of them? Where is Crown City even located that it’s getting Russian oil tankers right off its coast? AND WHY IS STEELJAW SO SEXY? Join us this week for some “Trust Exercises”!
Underbite’s loose and he’s looking for metal to munch! Can Bumblebee and his new team get their act together and stop him before he gets to Crown City? What’s a “dad”? What’s OPTIMUS doing there!? How great a catchphrase is “THAT’S ‘CAUSE I ATE IT”? And will David have remembered to update the wiki by the time this is posted? Join us this week for the inventively-named second half of the Robots in Disguise pilot, “Pilot (Part 2)”!
On patrol with the rookie Strongarm and the apprehended troublemaker Sideswipe, Bumblebee starts seeing visions of Optimus Prime — the Optimus Prime who gave his life to reignite the Allspark! And he wants Bumblebee to go to Earth! What new adventure awaits them there? What new human friends await them there? And how is he supposed to get anything done with all these people tagging along? Join us this week for the first episode of Robots in Disguise (2015), the creatively-named “Pilot (Part 1)”!
With season 1 of Rescue Bots finished, it’s time to move on to Robots in Disguise! No, not the Car Robots dub. Or the IDW series. No, this Robots in Disguise is the post-Prime animated series with an anthro twist, and this week we’ve brought in our friends Greg Sepelak and Trent Troop from The Isle of Rangoon to give us a primer on Team Bee and their beastly Con adversaries!
Before we shift from Rescue Bots to Robots in Disguise, this week we’re jumping back to Hasbro’s earlier attempt at a preschool Transformers cartoon, 2003’s Go-Bots! It’s time to dust off our VCRs and spend a little time on Earth with Aero-Bot, Speed-Bot, Beast-Bot, and an assortment of other obviously-named robot pals as they help defend humanity against… the egos and hubris of their own kind, apparently! Is this the worst thing called “Go-Bots” we’ve watched this summer? Do all these episodes seriously have the same plot? Will we ever purge the theme song from our minds? Join us if you dare for the entire 4-episode run of Transformers: Go-Bots!
After accidentally leaving
the almanac Dithers behind, the Bots and the kids return to the present to find themselves in a dystopian alternate timeline where Doctor Morocco has taken over all of… Griffin Rock? Maine? The United States? Honestly the boundaries are unclear! Can they evade his army of MorBots long enough to find a way home? Are Prime and Bee only good for doing murder? And can we get in one last To Sell Toys before the season ends? Join us this week for the second half of the Rescue Bots season 1 finale, “Bot to the Future”!
Doc Greene finds a nearly-completed time machine from the 30s in a hidden bunker, so he does what any red-blooded citizen of Griffin Rock would do and gets it working! But when the Rescue Bots accidentally get pulled in with the kids in tow, can they find a way back on their own? Without the internet? Wait, is that Doctor Morocco in the 30s, exactly the same age as he is now? What the heck?! Join us this week for the first part of Rescue Bots’ season 1 finale, “It’s a Bot Time”!
Cody wants to be more involved with the Burns family’s rescue operations, but his attempt to help out during a fireworks warehouse fire shows how dangerous that can be for a kid. But something being a terrible idea has never stopped Doc Greene! Equipped with a force field generator, Cody is ready to save the citizens of Griffin Rock as the superhero Rescue Boy! What could possibly go wrong? What does the scouter say about his power level? And how long will we spend talking instead about Rescue Roy, the 2001 fire truck Transformer? Join us this week for “Rescue Boy”!