Optimus Prime’s old friend High Tide arrives on Earth to help train the Rescue Bots, but he needs to learn some things too — like how not to be such a jerk! Can he learn to work with the younger bots in time for a high-seas rescue? He’s got a great big new toy to sell, doesn’t he? And what G1 voice actor has returned to grace us with his presence? Join us this week for “Turning the Tide”!
Stasis Pod Episode #329: Pirates Ahoy
Huxley Prescott interrupts a ceremony honoring the Burns family with some late-breaking news: Their ancestor Bertha was a PIRATE! Can Dani clear her family’s name — or will Kade and Uncle Woodrow get their way and find some ancestral pirate treasure? Who will Mayor Luskey get to protect the town while the actual trained rescue squad is busy being disgraced? And just how many little islands does the sea around Griffin Rock HAVE? Join us this week for “Pirates Ahoy”!
Stasis Pod Episode #328: Earthspark
This week we’re taking a little road trip to Witwickey, PA to check in on the premier of the newest Transformers series, Earthspark! When siblings Robby and Mo Malto find a strange glowing stone, they accidentally trigger the creation of the first Earth-born Transformers! Can they learn to fit in with a human family? How nice is it to have real voice acting again? And which of us “accidentally” binged the whole series already, and can they avoid spoiling? Join us this week for the Earthspark two-part premier, “Secret Legacy”!
Stasis Pod Episode #327: Time After Time
The dedication of the town’s new clock tower locks Cody into an hour-long time loop — but why is it only Cody, and how can he escape his own personal Groundhog Day? Does it have something to do with the clock using something called “magno-fusion” to keep time?Or maybe that suspiciously industrious little squirrel? And who did Cody THNIK left a pocket watch in the jail’s Lost and Found!? Join us this week for “Time After Time”!
Stasis Pod Episode #326: All Bots Great and Small
Mayor Luskey declares a festival for Bot Appreciation Week, complete with 3D-printed “souvenirs” of the Rescue Bots! But when something inevitably goes wrong and the tiny toy bots are reprogrammed to do crimes by Evan and Myles, can the Bots get things under control without their human partners? How many campaign finance laws is the mayor breaking with these toys? And how wrecked is Kade’s digestive system going to be after all that shrimp? Join us this week for “All Bots Great and Small”!
Stasis Pod Episode #325: The Attack of Humungado
Doc’s attempt to upgrade the drive-in’s projector unleashes a kaiju menace on Griffin Rock! But Kade knows all about Humangado and his frenemy Rayvenous, and what he knows is that they hate dinosaurs! Good thing the Rescue Bots know where they can get some Dinobots! Join us this week for an episode we promise was not written by David, “The Attack of Humungado”!
Stasis Pod Episode #324: Did You See What I Thaw?
While checking out an Energon reading on Wayward Isle, the crew finds a caveman frozen in ice — and he’s alive! But why is the caveman so excited to see the Rescue Bots? Why does this take a sharp turn into old-school farce? Has anyone in the target audience even heard of the Marx Brothers? Join us this week for “Did You See What I Thaw?”!
Stasis Pod Episode #323: Quarry’s Quarry
It’s time for everyone to get dino modes! The uncomfortably Q-obsessed Quint Quarry returns, and this time he wants more than just a single robot dinosaur – he wants all the Rescue Bots, and he’ll hold Professor Baranova hostage until he gets them! So who’s gonna turn into what? How did Optimus get there so fast? And has anyone explained the idea of “cultural appropriation” to ol’ Quint? Join us this week for “Quarry’s Quarry”!
Stasis Pod Episode #322: Bot-Tastic Voyage
When Kade accidentally swallows some bacteria-cleaning nanites, the Rescue Bots have to shrink down to microscopic size to round them up before they destroy his digestive microbiome! Can they get them out before Kade suffers a grosser digestive fate than this show wants to discuss? Will there be EVIL BRAIN IMPULSES? And what were our favorite sci-fi comedies that we absolutely should not have been watching as kids? Join us this week for “Bot-Tastic Voyage”!
Stasis Pod Extra #8: Streets of Fire
Streets of Fire is a noir musical simultaneously set in the ‘50s, the ‘80s, and never. It’s a movie of brooding tough guys, icy dames, savage biker gangs, and Rick Moranis. It was designed to be a blockbuster, but it became a cult classic Cyberpunk movie without the Cyber.