With Optimus and his Away Team in the Arctic, Bumblebee has to stop Overload and his new Mini-Con friends with only Strongarm and Grimlock’s help! But will he let his history with Overload distract him from the mission? Will the Away Team get new toys to go with their new Arctic color schemes? And will Sideswipe learn A Very Important Lesson — or just get them all killed? Jon us this week for “Overloaded, Part 2”!
And we’re back to Robots in Disguise (2015) with the start of season 2! With the Autobots’ roster growing, Bumblebee decides to split the party and form an Away Team to hunt down Decepticons far from Crown City. But when they’re sent after a Decepticon in the Arctic, will Optimus Prime’s unwillingness to accept his own weakened conditioned doom their mission? Will the remaining Autobots be enough to defend the scrapyard when it’s attacked by another Con? And hey, remember those charming little gremlin Mini-Cons from the shorts? This episode’s writer sure did! Join us this week for “Overloaded, Part 1”!
Ever since a terrible snowstorm back in 1713, the Rider of Midwinter has delivered a loaf of bread to every home in Griffin Rock on Midwinter Morning — and it’s also when everyone in town gives each other presents! But after a week of snow keeps everyone snowed in and the packages from the mainland get lost at sea, can even the Rescue Bots save the holiday? How good can bread that’s been sitting on a snowy doorstep really be? And how did they ever explain the MHQ to the town’s taxpayers? Join us this week for a rare Transformers holiday special, “The Riders of Midwinter”!
Before we race ahead to the next season of Robots in Disguise, we’re taking a detour back to 1987 with a lesser-known Hasbro series, Visionaries: Knights of the Magical Light! When a catastrophic solar alignment causes all the technology on the world of Prysmos to stop working, humanity falls into a new dark age — until the mysterious wizard Merklynn offers to teach magic to any bold enough to brave the path to his mountain shrine! Will the heroic Leoric be able to bring this new hope back to the city of New Valarak, or will the evil warlord Darkstorm get it first? Or will they BOTH get it because Merklynn is actually a Chaotic Neutral asshole? How many new characters can we fit into a roll call? Why does this show look so GOOD? And… why a MOLLUSK? Join us this week for the first episode of Visionaries, “The Age of Magic Begins”!
The Rescue Bots have lost their memories, but the mortal peril won’t wait — Griffin Rock is sinking into the sea! What gizmos from previous episodes can they use to save it? Who is the most relieved to learn Blades isn’t actually their leader? And would it blow the Bots’ cover to charge Doctor Morocco with kidnapping instead of property theft? Join us this week as we finish up season 2 of Rescue Bots with “Rise of the Heroes”!
We’re at the end of the season, so it’s time for some high-stakes plot developments as Doctor Morocco and Madeline Pynch team up to botnap the Rescue Bots! So what nefarious scheme requires some giant alien robots? What nefarious tool does the Doctor have to get them to play along? And where can we find some episodes of Cupcake Hoarders? This week there’s no disguise for some “Double Villainy”!
A mysterious new super hero arrives in Griffin Rock just in time for the debut of the mayor’s new high-speed train from the mainland — which of course goes horribly wrong! Who is this phasing mystery hero? Why didn’t they just use perfectly good existing high-speed train technology that isn’t prone to catastrophe? And who is Griffin Rock’s most trusting and naive citizen? Join us this week as we go all aboard “The Griffin Rock Express”!
For our Halloween special, David kung-fu kicks Rob into one of his favorite spook-’em-ups, the fantastic phantasmagorical 1977 Japanese horror movie HOUSE! It’s a gorgeous chroma-key-filled exploration into the nightmares of a child, complete with hungry pianos, 70s easy-listening J-pop melodies, a sweet kitty cat, more watermelons than you can stomach, and more nudity than you were expecting! Plus prof positive: oh my god, Bear is cooking! How can this be?
We’re back in Transformers Prime season 2 territory as Bumblebee arrives in Griffin Rock to look for a lost Cybertronian artifact-weapon! But when Bee gets paired with Dani for the mission, can Blades learn that there’s no room for jealousy in a polycule? How does this “Liquefier” even work? And WHEN DID THEY GET A HOT WHEELS RACE TRACK IN THEIR BACKYARD? Join us this week for “Odd Bot Out”!
One of our favorite guest stars returns as Uncle Woodrow arrives to help the Burns family while the Chief heads to the mainland for a conference! But will he really be any use when the Dolphin Wonder Festival gets out of hand, or will he just get in the way? Can the Burns kids learn to accept their wacky uncle? And what in the name of Lisa Frank is a Dolphin Wonder Festival, anyway? Join us this week for “Chief Woodrow”!