Welcome back to Griffin Rock — where the Autobots are still in training, the bears are weirdly aggressive, and 99% of their problems are caused by Science! When we last saw the Rescue Bots, they’d picked up a giant Mobile HQ from an evil alternate present, but before they can worry about whether Griffin Rock has the road infrastructure to handle a truck large enough to be driven by another truck, it’s whisked away by Doc Greene’s new teleportation ray — and Cody along with it! Can they get it under control before anything too disastrous happens? Will Kade get eaten by a bear? Why would you make a teleportation gun that just sends things random places!? And what IS hummus, anyway? Join us this week for a Rescue Bots “Road Trip”!
Like Transformers Animated, Robots in Disguise had a few digital shorts released online: first a handful of funny standalone episodes, then a series about Drift, Fracture, and their respective Mini-Cons! Will Bumblebee ever come up with a satisfying catchphrase? Could Denny maybe use a napkin? And can either side convince the adorable but destructive Cyclone Mini-Cons to join them? Join us this week as we discuss the Robots in Disguise shorts!
Never seen them? They’re all on YouTube with a handy playlist right here!
We’re saying goodbye to the Bee Team for a bit, but before we check back in on the Autobots of Griffin Rock, we’re taking a little diversion to 1993, where bright colors, questionable names, and tortured acronyms rule! After his employers at RM Corp start using his inventions for evil, teenage robotics genius Ziv Zulander goes underground to fight against his old boss with his homemade BOYZZ — and this time it’s up to his newest invention, Ninjzz, to save him when he’s captured by Dr. Hiss and Lady Frenzy! How many Beast Wars alums can we spot in the cast? Was “Nin-jizz” as bad a name in 1993 as it is now? What robot from this series had an even more unfortunate name? And how much time will we actually spend talking about the movie “Zulander”? Join us this week for The Bots Master’s “Enter the Ninjzz”!
Megatronus has returned, and after an entire season, someone finally remembered that this is in continuity with Transformers Prime and the Earth is Unicron! Will Optimus and a bunch of glowy plot armor be enough to help the Autobots stop him from combining Unicron’s Anti-Spark with Cybertron’s Allspark and destroying both worlds? Will Megatronus, literally the First Traitor of Cybertronian mythology, give Steeljaw everything he was promised? And why does Megatronus have a criminal record in Fixit’s non-mythological civilian database? Join us this week as we finish up Robots in Disguise season 1 with “Battlegrounds Part 2”!
Winter weather drama, computer trouble, and just plain scheduling have put us a little behind, so this week we’re presenting another of our Kemono Friends Patreon specials and we’ll be back next week with Battleground part 2!
Steeljaw just wanted to start a mutual-aid commune for persecuted Decepticons, but nooooo, some inter-planar evil needs him to open a portal so he can conquer the universe! Can the Autobots stop him before he releases “The First Deception” from whatever Decepti-Hell he’s been banished to? Will having a thicc Optimus Prime along help? Oh no, why is Megatronus sexy? And why is Micronus in charge of combat training, he’s tiny! Join us this week for the first part of the Robots in Disguise (2015) season 1 finale, “Battlegrounds Part 1”!
When his team starts getting nostalgic for their favorite Cybertronian vacation spots, Bumblebee decides to take them on a field trip to see some exciting-to-him Earth sights! But the ghost town they check out isn’t quite as abandoned as they expected — it’s home to the creepy Deception shape-shifter Pseudo! Can they figure out who’s the real… everyone before he gets away? Why is Fixit so fixated on lizards? And what are some traditional Cybertronian ways to sniff out an impostor? Join us this week for “Ghosts and Impostors”!
There’s a new bot in town, and she’s on a mission from Primus! But not everyone on Team Bee is as impressed with Windblade as she is with herself — and they’re going to have to get used to working with her fast, because the Decepticon queen bee Zizza has taken over the airport! Can they stop fighting each other long enough to stop her? What exciting Earth animal facts will we learn? How fun is it to say “bee”? Join us this week for “The Buzz on Windblade”!
After Grimlock runs into another Dinobot and they bond over tearing up a demolition site, he’s hesitant to turn him in to the other Autobots. But Scowl isn’t interested in going straight like Grimlock — he just wants to smash stuff! Can they stop him before he hurts any humans? Can Denny make Russell a part of the scrapyard to call his own without covering it in shag carpeting? And just what’s the deal with Crown City’s mass transit, anyway? Join us this week for “Similarly Different”!
Steeljaw’s pack returns with a plan to shut the Autobots out of the scrapyard while they free all the captured Decepticons! But can he keep his rag-tag team in line long enough to pull off the heist? Can Bumblebee get his own team to work together well enough to stop them? And where did Denny find someone selling a roller coaster? Join us this week for “Lockout”!