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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:31 pm

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PrimeStriker wrote:With Prime on the threads for me, and I'm trying to learn more about the Aligned Continuity outside of WFC & Prime...I'll be watching Rescue Bots a bit more.

I only watched the Pilot, Flobster, and Bumblebee's episode.
Best to watch them all in order. You can catch up on episodes 1-15 here - http://www.youtube.com/user/RollToTheRescue/videos

And this guy has Episodes 14-19 - http://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralBri/videos

Though, episode 20 (yesterday's episode) seems to not yet be up for anyone.

Also, do note that the episode titled "Walk on the Wild Side" is really episode 6 instead of 8. The reason it aired as the eighth episode was due to it being pushed back to air on Earth Day weekend.

Here's an episode guide for the the correct viewing order of each episode:
1. Family of Heroes
2. Under Pressure
3. Hotshots
4. Flobsters on Parade
5. The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock
6. Walk on the Wild Side
7. Cody on Patrol
8. Four Bots and a Baby
9. Christmas in July
10. Deep Trouble
11. Return of the Dinobot
12. The Other Doctor
13. The Reign of Morocco
14. Small Blessings
15. The Griffin Rock Triangle
16. Rules and Regulations
17. The Lost Bell
18. Bumblebee to the Rescue
19. You've Been Squilshed
20. Countdown

The following have not yet aired on TV, and so aren't yet available.

21. The Haunting of Griffin Rock - airs July 28, 2012
22. Little White Lies - airs August 4, 2012
23. Shake Up - airs August 11, 2012
24. Rescue Boy - airs August 11, 2012
25. It's a Bot Time - airs August 18, 2012
26. Bot to the Future - airs August 18, 2012


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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby PrymeStriker » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:42 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
PrimeStriker wrote:With Prime on the threads for me, and I'm trying to learn more about the Aligned Continuity outside of WFC & Prime...I'll be watching Rescue Bots a bit more.

I only watched the Pilot, Flobster, and Bumblebee's episode.
Best to watch them all in order. You can catch up on episodes 1-15 here - http://www.youtube.com/user/RollToTheRescue/videos

And this guy has Episodes 14-19 - http://www.youtube.com/user/GeneralBri/videos

Though, episode 20 (yesterday's episode) seems to not yet be up for anyone.

Also, do note that the episode titled "Walk on the Wild Side" is really episode 6 instead of 8. The reason it aired as the eighth episode was due to it being pushed back to air on Earth Day weekend.

Here's an episode guide for the the correct viewing order of each episode:
1. Family of Heroes
2. Under Pressure
3. Hotshots
4. Flobsters on Parade
5. The Alien Invasion of Griffin Rock
6. Walk on the Wild Side
7. Cody on Patrol
8. Four Bots and a Baby
9. Christmas in July
10. Deep Trouble
11. Return of the Dinobot
12. The Other Doctor
13. The Reign of Morocco
14. Small Blessings
15. The Griffin Rock Triangle
16. Rules and Regulations
17. The Lost Bell
18. Bumblebee to the Rescue
19. You've Been Squilshed
20. Countdown

The following have not yet aired on TV, and so aren't yet available.

21. The Haunting of Griffin Rock - airs July 28, 2012
22. Little White Lies - airs August 4, 2012
23. Shake Up - airs August 11, 2012
24. Rescue Boy - airs August 11, 2012
25. It's a Bot Time - airs August 18, 2012
26. Bot to the Future - airs August 18, 2012


Also, 8if you're looking to learn more about the Aligned continuity, have you taken to reading the novels yet? ;)

I've heard of them, seen them in stores, but never read them. I'm just familiar with Prime, WFC, BB @ Tyger Pax short, and a bit of RB (epis 1, 4, & 19)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:49 pm

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PrimeStriker wrote:I've heard of them, seen them in stores, but never read them. I'm just familiar with Prime, WFC, BB @ Tyger Pax short, and a bit of RB (epis 1, 4, & 19)
And FOC, right?

Though, of all the Aligned material, it is the novels that contain the most meat of this continuity, so they're your best best for getting the biggest part of the big picture. ;)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:54 pm

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Aren't the novels also supposed to be dreadful?

Also. Watched the latest episode. The drama was intense! I can't believe that a show this good has so many people just blindly dismissing it without even giving it a fair shot.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:05 am

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That Bot wrote:Aren't the novels also supposed to be dreadful?

They are flawed, yes, but they still contain the most info. I didn't think the first one was "dreadful", just "imperfect". The second book I did think was bad, but others have told me that they found it a better read than the first. So, with these novels, it's to each his own. But, they are still a required read in full if one really wants to get the most they can of this continuity.

On a related note, I myself recently finished reading (for the first time) the old Keepers Trilogy that everyone considers appalling, and I did not find it as terrible a read as they said it'd be.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:01 pm

Episode twenty was a good one for character development.
An especially nice moment was when Heatwave sees Cody, the last of his charges vanishes and the tough guy emotional shields break down.
The last moment between Freddy and Cody was simply too cute. That boy knows how to roll with the punches.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:06 pm

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Foxbear wrote:The last moment between Freddy and Cody was simply too cute. That boy knows how to roll with the punches.
Who? :???:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:47 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
Foxbear wrote:The last moment between Freddy and Cody was simply too cute. That boy knows how to roll with the punches.
Who? :???:

Whoops, I meant to type "Frankie and Cody." Thanks for the catch. It's been a long day...
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:27 pm

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Episode 21 -

Well, that guy who just drove over the side of the cliff is a goner.

Ah, nevermind. He survived. Oh, and his name's Jerry.

Cody's description of what a ghost is conspicuously left out any mention of DEATH being involved. :P

How convenient that Doc and Frankie just happen to have a ghost-catching machine (Spectral Vapor Filter) ready to go. :roll:

Charlotte Wayne was/is the Lady of Griffin Rock. 200 years ago, her husband and sons sailed to the mainland in the storm, and never came back.

Hey, it's Evan and Myles! Continuity! :D

And another cop besides the Chief! His name's Barney (heh, nice Andy Griffith reference).

That ghost looks like George Washington.

Whoever's behind all these ghosts is a master thief. The ghosts are used to scare off people from banks, businesses, etc., leaving the thief to come in and loot all the money from the vaults, registers, armored trucks, etc.

Doc and Frankie recognize one of the ghosts as Elma Hendrickson, Griffin Rocks' first female scientist (Frankie's middle name comes from her, Elma). In fact, all of these apparitions resemble portraits of people from the Hall of Inspiration.

As expected, all these ghosts are really holograms. Since there are hologram projectors all over downtown, the holograms appear wherever there's a projector. The images of the people the holograms resemble were put into the projector's database for the Griffin Rock Tricentennial, and have been in the database since. But as to who it was that hacked into the database and turned on the holograms...

...It was Myles. He and Evan built new holograms of themselves for their cells when they escaped.

Surprisingly, Evan and Myles are pretty clever for a couple of common thieves. Just, not clever enough, though. ;)

Whoops, looks like hte Lady of Griffin Rock really was a real ghost. Poor Kade. :lol:

Not a bad episode. Like the last one, it took a seemingly B-movie plot and turned it into a rational, carefully well thought out event with mystery and suspense excellently molded into it. And, it even brought back Evan and Myles, showing that these two are not just another random couple of characters, but are actually somewhat important to the plot and are capable of being believably troublesome antagonists. Not to mention more backstory to the show with the Lady of Griffin Rock. A good show for a good, well, show. :D
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:10 pm

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This show is very careful to avoid saying anything about death, I notice. The guy that tumbled over the cliff should NOT have lived. The explanation of what ghosts are conspicuously ignored that they're dead people. It made them sound more like time travelers.

Betting the Lady of Griffin Rock is going to be significant, since they didn't really do anything with her except introduce ghosts and scare Kade. Also I was sure Dr. Morocco was behind the thefts somehow. I need to rewatch this episode, I have a twinge of being sure, even at the end, that he was involved somehow.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:39 am

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That Bot wrote:Also I was sure Dr. Morocco was behind the thefts somehow. I need to rewatch this episode, I have a twinge of being sure, even at the end, that he was involved somehow.
Only if it turns out Evan and Myles were working for him, while this and episode 14 make them look like independent thieves.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby That Bot » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:51 am

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Yeah, it's weird. By my memory of the episode, there was nowhere for him to fit in, short of hiring them. But I distinctly remember having this feeling that there was some thread of possibly unrelated information that pointed to his involvement in the episode somehow.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:52 am

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That Bot wrote:Yeah, it's weird. By my memory of the episode, there was nowhere for him to fit in, short of hiring them. But I distinctly remember having this feeling that there was some thread of possibly unrelated information that pointed to his involvement in the episode somehow.
It might be due to Myles hacking into the database to have the holograms distract the Burns Family while they get away with their crimes was kinda similar to when Morocco hacked into the database to cause the island's technology and Trex to go haywire to also distract the Burns Family back in "Return of the Dino Bot". ;)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:40 am

Chase-"That breaks the laws of physics and polite society!" :lol:

One of the things I simply adore about this show is how the writers handle the humor. Much credit must go to the voice actors and animators of course, but the creative genius of the show really shines through.
Yes the writers have managed to weave an intriguing plot through several episodes but they haven't forgotten the one liners and zingers in the process, and it just makes it all the better when Straight man Chase lets them out.
"You've Been Squilished" was another great example, so many one liners in that episode I was cackling the entire time.
To top it all of they manage to do it without reverting to crude potty humor.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:40 pm

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Episode 22 -

Mister Pettypaws climbing on the statue of Horace Burns has got to be worse than any tree he'd stuck in.

How did Heatwave not see Mister Pettypaws right in front of him? This just feels like a cheap excuse to get Kade to turn the wheel after Heatwave told him, "Hands off." :roll:

Chase can't even condone little white lies. Gotta love his being a devout straight arrow. :lol:

The lead in the mine walls is blocking all communication signals, so they can't contact the others.

Chief points out that even chase has been a "white liar" as he pretends to be a machine to the rest of the town. He gets it, feels that he should feel guilty, but does not. Good.

Of course, there would be a mine cart track that runs like a roller coaster and ends with a broken end into a pit. :roll:

The cake got a bit smashed, and rightfully so. Chase did quite bit activity in robot mode trying to save the Chief, so there's no way it'd still be completely intact.

Oops, Chief left his wallet at the bakery. Good thing the owner called. Now the Burns family siblings were able to figure out where to look for their dad.

This episode shows just how competent a leader Kade can be when put in command.

Cave in! And Chief got knocked out! And the cavern is flooding! :shock:

Oh, thank goodness. He got up.

Heh, Blades is scared of bats.

Chase thanks the AllSpark.

Hurry! chief is drowning! In a whirlpool!

Hooray! He's alive!

LOL, Dani made the cake, and no one likes it. :P

This episode was good. Not great, but good. It got more suspenseful nearer toward the end, but still enjoyable. The white lie lesson was kinda mixed, but then so is the whole concept of white lying in general. It's a touchy subject to deal with as many have varying opinions about it. Though, the main one that was focused on was Chief's white lie about the river, which did ultimately get him into trouble and had him learn his lesson, so it's all good. It's also nice to see the mentor figure play the role of the victim instead of the hero, as it gave his children the chance to be his heroes, which is always great. In hindsight, this episode may come to feel better than it was, but for now, it's alright.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Archanubis » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:51 pm

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After this episode, I get the feeling Mr. Pettypaws gets into the situations he does because he's trying to get away from his owner for a few moments of peace! :lol:
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Postby PrymeStriker » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:11 pm

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Archanubis wrote:After this episode, I get the feeling Mr. Pettypaws gets into the situations he does because he's trying to get away from his owner for a few moments of peace! :lol:


I've only seen her once (because I haven't watched some of the other episodes that include them) and I already hate that old woman. :roll:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:33 am

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Episode 23 -

Gotta love Chase's disapproval of off-color humor. :lol:

So the Helper Bot's name really is Dither.

LOL at Chase learning about "Earth humor".

On second thought, I take that back. He's only funny when he's not trying to be.

Graham states that there's a subterranean cause for the tremors, yet, Chief states that they don't have earthquakes in Maine. I am SO hoping that these quakes are being caused by Unicron as seen in "One Shall Rise".

Blades hopes there's no such thing as a "Skyquake". Well, there was, once. ;)

Chase, just stop. Please!

Looks like the source of the earthquakes is just a giant subwoofer stored in an underground storage bunker for the Hall of Inspriation. So much for Unicron being involved. :roll:

Really liking the moment between Heatwave and Frankie.

Really? The source of all this havoc was a jukebox?! Ugh!

Whoa! :shock: Frankie can sing good! Though, I wonder, is this the first Transformers cartoon to have a music video in it?

Okay, this episode was half-stupid, half-good. The Good: Frankie's life being saved by Heatwave and almost learning of his being alive, as well as her music video at the end. The stupid: Everything else! Honestly, if it weren't for its few good points, this would be hands down one of the DUMBEST episodes of them all. #-o


Episode 24 -

Okay, this episode looks a little more promising.

Especially since this was an emergency that was too big for them to handle. They pretty much failed to save the building this time.

Though, poor Cody, getting berated for saving Mr. Sherma's life.

Ha, nice A Christmas Story reference. :P

Obvious Iron Man and Super Saiya-jin references are obvious.

Heh, something always goes wrong with anything dedicated to the mayor.

I really don't have much to say about Cody's actions as "Rescue Boy", other than Chief's reactions to Cody's actions are typical.

As was the badge eventually overloading.

In this state, Cody reminds me of G1 Sunstorm.

This episode was the better of the two, being not as dumb and little more down-to-Earth.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Archanubis » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:33 am

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In Shake-Up, I like how Heatwave doesn't automatically assume that Frankie's been out during his whole "out of character" moment.
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Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:02 pm

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Episode 25 -

The time machine resembles a large portal instead of a Delorean. Oh well.

Short version of the theme song again.

The "Temporal Station" was built in 1939, but never able to work.

Chief referred to Heatwave as "Fire-Bot", his toy bot-type designation.

Whoops! The Bots got zapped into the portal with Dither.

Whoa! :shock: Dr. Morocco already! He was there back in 1939? What a twist! :smile:

Dr. Thaddeus Morocco, that is. And Cody notes how he looks exactly the same in 1939 as he does in the present.

Hello, Elma Hendrickson.

Mrs. Neederlander as a kid. Voiced by Kath Soucie.

Morocco wants world domination. Typical. :roll:

And he has a "Chamber of Youth" to rejuvenate his life. So that's how he's still young.

So Frankie didn't fully know, but just now got confirmation of the Bots being alive.

Bumblebee! Optimus Prime! OH YEAH!

They left Dither. But couldn't go back for him.

And he's been found. Oh no.

Goodbye Griffin Rock, hello Moropolis.

Uh oh, it's the Morbot Gestapo.

To be continued...

Excellent episode. So much suspense, many twists, and fun surprises. And plenty of history too.


Episode 26 -

Heatwave said the word "Decepticons".

President Arthur's hologram is sentient. :lol:

Dither was reverse-engineered into MorBot version 1.1.

Charlie Burns is a janitor in the new timeline and has no son named Cody.

Charlie just got punched by a MorBot! On screen!

Huxlett Prescott is a Taxi driver and Luskey owns a restaurant.

Burns Auto Repair. The family business.

Morocco has been sealing up the island's tunnet in fear of rebellion. And he's always suspected the Burnses of being part of such a rebellion.

Dani doesn't like flying, yet Charlie still rocks his sexy bikini apron. :P

There's no Doc Greene on the island. Cody suspects he just lives elsewhere.

Morocco's wasting no time blasting at the Burns Auto Repair shop. This episode is the most violent yet!

Secret Weapon: MOBILE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS!!! I am SO buying that now! That thing is a BEAST! Image Image Image Image

Optimus: "Rescue Bots, roll out!"
Heatwave, "Hey, I like the sound of that."

OMGTHISISAWESOMESOAWESOMEILOVETHISTHISBATTLEISEPICSOMUCHEPICNESS
MAJOREPICWINSQUEEEHAHAHA!!!

YES!!! They're taking the MHQ with them! 8) 8) 8)

They got Dither!

And they're back home! AND Doc Greene is now in on the secret!

This episode was every bit of awesomesauce I was hoping for and MORE! So much fun, so much excitement, and surprisingly darker and more violent than I expected. Man, I cannot wait for season 2! I haven't been this wowed by a whole TF cartoon season since Animated! And no Decepticons were necessary, even! All in all, I loved it. I absolutely loved it! We better get Dr. Morocco episodes in season 2, as the writing for those are above and beyond the standard for this series. And with such great effort put into these episodes, I can only hope for more. Rescue Bots, ROLL OUT!
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:58 pm

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Great episode! My take on it was pretty much what Saberblade stated. So I'm not going to bother reiterating what he put so well.
I simply adore the subtitles worked into this show. It doesn't just feel like some bulky, awkward addition to Prime; they are complimentary sides of the same coin.
Clearly built for seperate age groups and yet I enjoy the "kids" show as much as Prime.
I really got the feeling off of these episodes that Optimus is deliberately shielding the Rescuebots from the war by keeping them in Griffin Rock, but he sill has a deep respect for them. Just another layer of depth to an already great show!
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Postby Sabrblade » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:07 pm

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Subtitles? :???:
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Postby Foxbear » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Subtitles? :???:

Sigh, I meant "subtleties" as in the show doesn't beat you over the head with the point. :)
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Postby That Bot » Sun Aug 19, 2012 2:07 am

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Okay, REALLY good couple of episodes here. Tim Curry's Voice is amazing, as always. And that's in a show with some big name actors who already deliver fantastic performances. The plot was, as said, pretty dark for this show, but not in an overbearing way. They didn't broach the issue of historical racism very much, but I think Young Mrs. Neederlander's jab at Frankie was meant to be a quiet nod to the fact that race relations were not quite as pretty as shown in Griffin Rock's 1939. Aside from that, we see Dr. Morocco's past as a Griffin Rock Scientist, and apparently he's been around for a good 50 years before that. Depending on if that means he was 50 at the time, or had been working for 50 years, that makes him born somewhere between 1875 and 1889. So in the present day, he's between 123 and 137 years old, maybe even older than that. Crazy. You would think somebody would notice this Morocco fellow kept popping up and never aging. But I digress. *cough*
The exploits of the bots in 1939 were quite exciting, and we got a bit of a divergent time stream as a result of leaving Dither in the past, who was repurposed as the Morbot 1.1, and the tech for the Morbots we know was developed from them. BUT hold on a sec. 2012 Morocco from the mid-season climax invented the Morbot on his own, without having access to Dither. Does this mean Dr. Morocco is just somehow destined to build Morbots, regardless of inspiration?

Anyway, back to the future, MOROPOLIS. The man certainly is vain. And paranoid. AU Burns family are mechanics, Charlie Burns is a janitor, and Cody doesn't exist. And they still don't have a mother. (One can question whether, in such an alternate reality as this, Charlie Burns would even meet, fall in love with, and have children with whoever Mrs. Burns is in the regular universe instead of someone else, resulting in different children, BUT we like recognizable characters.) Dr. Morocco gives everybody a bit of a chase, and we get the Mobile Headquarters, AKA a new toy. A cool one, and well-integrated, I'll admit, so I'll let it slide. I loved seeing the Rescue Bots and Prime and Bumblebee take on the army of Morbots. They really have come a long way this season. Also, this marks the first time we see Optimus's vehicle mode in Rescue Bots. And he's a cab-over truck, unlike his Prime counterpart. Different art styles can't account for that one! (But being a toyline with a different story before they made a cartoon can. :P) "Rescue Bots, roll out!" I still prefer "roll to the rescue," but whatever. Prime, Heat Wave, and Bee teaming up to take out the leader Morbot was cool. Then they make it back to the past, reclaim Dither, inspire in Dr. Morocco a desire to replicate and outclass the Rescue Bots, and return to their future present, where it turns out Dr. Greene has been filled in on the sentience of the Transformers. And everybody lived happily ever after until Season 2.

SO. All told, great episodes. The only things that bug me are some of the ontological paradoxes or contradictions, but those are inherent in any time travel story. Then, there's Dr. Morocco. I'm a little bummed because his story is incomplete. Episode 14 left us with this big cliffhanger where he fled Griffin Rock with some of his stolen technology to meet with an unknown client, promising to return. But this wasn't that Dr. Morocco. This was an alternate universe Dr. Morocco who created the Morbots after examining Dither. That is where history diverges from the universe we're familiar with, and while his motivations and desires remain constant across time streams, it's not the same Dr. Morocco who hinted at connections to MECH, who sabotaged Doc Greene's work because he lost the bid to be the lead scientist. This was a man who took over the city using reverse-engineered future technology. So we dealt with and defeated a Dr. Morocco, and we saw (and participated in) his origin story, creating a Predestination Paradox, but we're still left hanging with what happens after he fled Griffin Rock in that speedboat in episode 14. Maybe Season 2 will deal with that, but I really think this plot would have worked better as season 2's mid-season climax and season 1 finale has him return from wherever he went off to. Still. It is what it is, it was a fun bunch of episodes, Dr. Morocco is a great villain and each appearance only raises more questions about him. Can't wait for season 2!
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^ Slag, YEAH! Now that's what I like to see! 8)
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