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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sat May 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Sabrblade wrote:Here's a thought guys. If Griffin Rock is a testing ground for the latest, most innovative technology, and since Prime and Rescue Bots are set in the same world, wouldn't that mean that Griffin Rock is practically daring MECH to launch an attack on it?

I mean, it's full of exactly the kind of stuff that MECH is after. It's about as subtle as that Giant Decepticon Symbol base from the G1 episode "Enter the Nightbird". :P


Dr. Morocco "It sounds like you're building an army!...You are?"
So we have someone with deep pockets, building an army, and interested in the latest tech.
Sound like anyone we know? :-?
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 19, 2012 6:28 pm

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Oh, how long I have waited for this moment. Let the magic begin!


Episode 12 -

Oh, man! Cody must be the luckiest kid alive, being given rides to school in a helicopter. A robot helicopter, no less.

Oh hai, new robot guy. :shock:

The MorBot appears to transform into some kind of armored assault tank. 8-)

Aha! The mayor refers to Dr. Morocco as having come back to Griffin Rock. So he is Doc Greene's predecessor after all.

And he had previously created dangerous and uncontrollable technology when he was last on the island, so there's good reason to not trust him this time.

Mayor: "Enough! Chief, you and Dr. Morocco come to to the City Council meeting this afternoon. I can't make any important decisions without pants!" :shock:

Mrs. Neederlander runs a Bed & Breakfast.

The mayor acknowledges that the Rescue Bots have replaced dozens of rescue vehicles since their coming to Griffin Rock. So I guess the Burns family really has had a monopoly on the emergency response departments of the whole island.

Boulder apparently kept the rubber ducky from the Robo-Baby episode.

I knew there'd be some form a cheating in this competition. Morocco's creating his own emergencies via sabotage to gain the upper hand.

THE SCOOP CLAW IS BACK!!! They're going all out on this one! :D

Wait a sec. The crates are filled with explosives, and yet have not exploded despite being engulfed in flames? OR being knocked out by that huge wave? Either that's some powerfully insulated wood, or those are the most dullest explosives in the history of explosives, having a delayed reaction to, you know, explode!

That's a mighty fine history lesson about John Henry that Cody's telling the Bots (save for his covering up the end). ;)

I just noticed that Cody's been looking at all different parts of the town from the Command center. Does the Burns family have camera stashed all of the island to monitor everyone? Not only do they have an emergency services monopoly, but they've also got a Big Brother security system set up to spy on everyone. This is giving off mixed messages for a kids show. :|

Great Scott, the Delorean's back! :grin:

The Nanites are back too.

Boulder finished the John Henry book. A solemn moment.

This has got to be the Rescue Bot's first true defeat.

Frankie and Doc have discovered the Nanites. Let us proceed to Part 2...


Episode 13 -

Horace Burns was the founder of Griffin Rock, and he has a memorial statue of himself. His "immortal words" were, "The march of progress somethings leaves casualties underfoot."

Mr. Harrison is in danger by his own helicopter pack again. The gag is getting old if it's the same old stuff each time.

Morocco is talking to some sort of customer when he's at the lab. Whoever this contact is, it could lead to something bigger than this show has ever been. ;)

Boulder's taken up painting. Just like Animated Bulkhead. And the resemblance only enhances. :D

Heatwave's been trying to contact Optimus Prime.

They still have access to their ship from episode 1? Awesome!

OH SNAP! Morocco was monitoring the MorBot's optical analyses, and he saw when Heatwave spoke on his own. So now Morocco may know that there's more to the Rescue Bots than... well, you know. ;)

Ahhh, Kade cares about Heatwave leaving. The two really have grown closer. :P

:shock: HOLY COW! Doc Green has a flash drive that can hold up to 100 terabytes!

Morocco's contact is interested in weaponized technology and is building an army. Could this contact be... MECH?!!! ;)

Morocco's plan is to get revenge on Griffin Rock for making him into a pariah before by selling off the island's advanced technology.

Morocco's blimp computer has blueprints for everything he's created and/or sabotaged to get to where he is.

ALRIGHT! Time for some series Rescue Bots vs. MorBot action!!! 8-)

...WHAT?!!! It was all done off screen?! What a ripoff!! :BOOM:

Well, at least everybody got their proper jobs back.

Morocco's gotten away, having stolen the Mayor's schooner.


And with that, it comes to a close. These were most EXCELLENT episodes. The stakes were the biggest they have ever been, and morals of compassion and reason were neatly wrapped around it all. Dr. Morocco is a superb villain, having a multi-faceted personality, a thorough agenda, and a realistic motive. He portrays a different kind of threat that can prove to be just as much a force to be reckoned with as MECH and the Decepticons. Not to mention the outstanding performance by Tim Curry breathing life into this malicious man made him all the more developed. I can't wait to see more of both him and this series. If this is to be the level of writing to come in later episodes, then all I have to say is, RESCUE BOTS, ROLL TO THE RESCUE!!! :D
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby crazyjeffy » Sun May 20, 2012 10:40 am

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This two-parter was the first RB episodes I've watched, and it's pretty impressive for what it is. I wish it was on Nick Jr or something so the youngsters can watch that instead of the dribble they watch now.

My favorite part is the voice acting, though. I really like Steve Blum as Heatwave, and Tim Curry is phenomenal (as always) and Jeff Bennett is good to hear (having just watched the new Korra this morning >.> lol) and not to mention D.C. Douglas who takes me back to my Mass Effect days.

I still like Prime more, though. :)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 20, 2012 10:53 am

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crazyjeffy wrote:This two-parter was the first RB episodes I've watched, and it's pretty impressive for what it is. I wish it was on Nick Jr or something so the youngsters can watch that instead of the dribble they watch now.

My favorite part is the voice acting, though. I really like Steve Blum as Heatwave, and Tim Curry is phenomenal (as always) and Jeff Bennett is good to hear (having just watched the new Korra this morning >.> lol) and not to mention D.C. Douglas who takes me back to my Mass Effect days.

I still like Prime more, though. :)
Don't forget Maurice LaMarche as Chief Burns, who, aside from Tim Curry as Morocco, was probably the best portrayed character in these two episodes, giving a very strong performance and a compelling characterization. 8)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby crazyjeffy » Sun May 20, 2012 11:03 am

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crazyjeffy wrote:This two-parter was the first RB episodes I've watched, and it's pretty impressive for what it is. I wish it was on Nick Jr or something so the youngsters can watch that instead of the dribble they watch now.

My favorite part is the voice acting, though. I really like Steve Blum as Heatwave, and Tim Curry is phenomenal (as always) and Jeff Bennett is good to hear (having just watched the new Korra this morning >.> lol) and not to mention D.C. Douglas who takes me back to my Mass Effect days.

I still like Prime more, though. :)
Don't forget Maurice LaMarche as Chief Burns, who, aside from Tim Curry as Morocco, was probably the best portrayed character in these two episodes, giving a very strong performance and a compelling characterization. 8)



Ahhh I forgot about Mr. LaMarche. And there's also early Meg from Family Guy as the chick who pilots Blades before Mila Kunis took over.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 20, 2012 11:30 am

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crazyjeffy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
crazyjeffy wrote:This two-parter was the first RB episodes I've watched, and it's pretty impressive for what it is. I wish it was on Nick Jr or something so the youngsters can watch that instead of the dribble they watch now.

My favorite part is the voice acting, though. I really like Steve Blum as Heatwave, and Tim Curry is phenomenal (as always) and Jeff Bennett is good to hear (having just watched the new Korra this morning >.> lol) and not to mention D.C. Douglas who takes me back to my Mass Effect days.

I still like Prime more, though. :)
Don't forget Maurice LaMarche as Chief Burns, who, aside from Tim Curry as Morocco, was probably the best portrayed character in these two episodes, giving a very strong performance and a compelling characterization. 8)



Ahhh I forgot about Mr. LaMarche. And there's also early Meg from Family Guy as the chick who pilots Blades before Mila Kunis took over.
Full cast:

Steve Blum - Heatwave, Mr. Perkins, Mr. Alper
Imari Williams - Boulder
Parvesh Cheena - Blades
D.C. Douglas - Chase, Mr. Harrison
Maurice LaMarche - Chief Charlie Burns, Captain Arthur Shaw
Lacey Chabert - Dani Burns
Jason Marsden - Kade Burns, Milo, Robo-Baby
Shannon McKain - Graham Burns
Elán Garfias - Cody Burns
Diamond White - Frankie Greene
LaVar Burton - Doc Greene, Helper Bot, Trex
Jeff Bennett - Huxley Prescott, Mayor Luskey
Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime
Billie Hayes - Mrs. Neederlander
Tim Curry - Dr. Morocco

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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby crazyjeffy » Sun May 20, 2012 11:37 am

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It does have an impressive voice cast.

Still prefer Prime's though :D lol
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sun May 20, 2012 11:42 am

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crazyjeffy wrote:It does have an impressive voice cast.
Indeed! :D

crazyjeffy wrote:Still prefer Prime's though :D lol
I think they're about as equally impressive. ;)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby crazyjeffy » Sun May 20, 2012 12:05 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
crazyjeffy wrote:It does have an impressive voice cast.
Indeed! :D

crazyjeffy wrote:Still prefer Prime's though :D lol
I think they're about as equally impressive. ;)



For what each of them are, no doubt. I think Prime makes for an exceptionally well-written, well-animated, well-voiced action show. Despite what many people think, I really do enjoy the toyline (still need Knock Out and Ratchet >.>) and I admit I'm very skeptical on the upcoming mmo. The show, I think, is more focused on older people with a couple additions that appeal to younger audiences (such as Miko)

And on the other side of the coin, Rescue Bots is a prime *nudgenudge* example of a good kids show. However, instead of collecting the toys myself, I know of a certain nephew that will definitely be getting presents.


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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Noideaforaname » Sun May 20, 2012 9:40 pm

I'm not a regular with this show, in fact Tim Curry being a guest star is the main reason I stopped in for this two-parter, but I find it quite charming (and oddly quotable). I daresay I enjoyed this show more than I do with Prime (which I do follow).

- MorBot: "does More than your Rescue Bots" AND named after it's creator, how clever!

- "his heart gave out" would normally bug me (dancing around death and all), but it just works here; I guess it has to do with being phonetically similar to "give up," which is what Boulder was feeling

- Chase's cooking, oh my. And Boulder using the "soup" as paint, haha!

- "I can't make any important decisions without PANTS!"

- Boulder's eyes seem to switch between orange and blue...

- Curiously, Optimus in Prime happens to be in Antarctica while Heatwave tries to contact him. Hmmm...

- Got to wonder who Dr. Morocco was talking to. And if it is indeed MECH if it'll have any affect on Prime.

- I don't know why, but I just love that angry fist shake that old woman gave MorBot after "saving" her cat.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon May 21, 2012 6:53 am

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Noideaforaname wrote:I daresay I enjoyed this show more than I do with Prime (which I do follow).
Welcome to the club. :DANCE:

Noideaforaname wrote:- Boulder's eyes seem to switch between orange and blue...
They're normally orange by default. But when he switches to pretending to be a lifeless machine, he switches them to blue while the others simply pull visors over their eyes.

Noideaforaname wrote:- Curiously, Optimus in Prime happens to be in Antarctica while Heatwave tries to contact him. Hmmm...
Technically, we don't know when this show takes place in relation to Prime. If it took place at the sme time as Prime is right now, then Optimus would have been with the Decepticons as Orion Pax at the time episode 1 of this show (in which he was "Optimus Prime") took place.

Noideaforaname wrote:- I don't know why, but I just love that angry fist shake that old woman gave MorBot after "saving" her cat.
Upon first viewing, I thought she gave him the finger. Had to rewind and double check. :lol:
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Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu May 24, 2012 2:51 pm

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I searched the thread with no results, so here's my question: where is Mrs. Burns? I've watched this show with my kids, 3 and 7, since it bega, and to my recollection there has been no mention of a Burns' family matriarch. Surprisingly, my kids haven't asked about that- in their world, there's always a mom and a dad.

If there is not yet a canon answer, any speculations ? Divorced? Dead? Zombie? (Oops, wrong forum.)
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Re: Ma Burns? Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Thu May 24, 2012 2:56 pm

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Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:I searched the thread with no results, so here's my question: where is Mrs. Burns? I've watched this show with my kids, 3 and 7, since it bega, and to my recollection there has been no mention of a Burns' family matriarch. Surprisingly, my kids haven't asked about that- in their world, there's always a mom and a dad.

If there is not yet a canon answer, any speculations ? Divorced? Dead? Zombie? (Oops, wrong forum.)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby DarkEnergon » Fri May 25, 2012 9:18 pm

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I get to watch these episodes over and over, because my kids love them - they can't get enough! I've showed them one or two of Prime, but tends to scare them, tho they love starscream.

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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Fri May 25, 2012 10:30 pm

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DarkEnergon wrote:I love Dr. Morocco - finally found my icon!
:shock: Where did you get that avatar of yours? :shock:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:27 am

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Episode 14 -

Man, even during an emergency, Kade will do anything for a date. :P

Dani, if you want to get the minivan taken care of, go ahead and get it. Don't leave it there to block up the dam just becasue your brother won't help you. :roll:

Does no one seem to care, or even notice, a giant Autobot walking around the Hall of Inspiration, when he supposed to be pretending to be an emergency services machine? Sure, he switches back upon seeing the President Arthur hologram, but others are bound to wonder why a rescue machine is strolling through the museum like some tourist or whatnot.

The Minimizer. Surely such a shrink ray wouldn't possibly backfire in a later incident of hijinks and hilarity, right? ;)

:shock: Hello, shady hooded guys with scheming intentions! Are you two new antagonists for this show?

Looks like this episode will further develop the relationship between Kade and Heatwave.

I honestly did not expect the shrinking to be doings of a duo of delinquent thieves. This is way better than just another one of those "Doc Greene's invention goes awry" cases. 8-)

Wait, shouldn't the Minimizer's shrink ray be shrinking the parts of the wall it keeps hitting? Does it just have no effect on walls?

Only Heatwave, Boulder, and Blades got shrunk. Chase is still full-sized.

For a while, everyone was really starting to consider that Heatwave, Blades, and Boulder had been killed by the ray, despite not actually using words like "dead", "killed", "destroyed", "vaporized", etc.

We get a look at Kade's old fire truck before he got Heatwave.

Heatwave's able to communicate with the others by directly patching in to Kade's communicator. Clever.

Dani, you could have just as easily taken care of the minivan.

Chief: "And Doc said this will work?"
Cody: "His exact words were, 'It's worth a try.'" - Good thing it did work, since that kind of phrase isn't very reassuring.

Haley must really like Kade if she's willing to consider washing sewage off a fire truck as a second date. :roll:

End credits name the museum curator hologram as "President Chester A. Arthur", and the two thieves as "Evan" and "Myles".

Another great episode. Not quite as amazing as the Dr. Morocco two-parter, but still very good. I look forward to more after this, what with the new mystery story arc starting up.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:29 pm

Another delightful episode.
I especially liked the emotional interplay between the characters in this one. The way the show handles conflict is very well done. The stress between Kade and Heatwave was enough to make the audience squirm but not enough to seem overly dramatic.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:21 am

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Episode 15 -

Right off the bat, the episode starts with Captain Wild's boat going under, taking Blades and Dani with it.

Hey, the theme song is shorter this time, and its visuals edited to reflect this.

Rolling Thunder's back.

Looks like the Griffin Rock Triangle is no secret. It's become an urban legend.

Cody, shouldn't you be showing that plate to your dad or something? It's obviously going to be important.

Well, at least he showed it to Doc Greene.

Project Midgard... something tells me that something big is afoot. 8-)

The woman on the film log entry is named Professor Anna Baranova.

Hello, secret underground facility... that's trying to drown Cody and Graham.

Baranova's alive? Down there for 28 years? Or is she a ghost?

Nope, she's alive.

LOL at Chief Burns' reaction to Baranova's "old man" remark. :lol:

You know, why don't they just remove the explosive form the Midgard and drop that into the trench without having to sacrifice the Midgard?

Looks like Doc has a new friend.

Well, it was fun, but I guess I was hoping for a bit more. Still, here's hoping the remaining few episodes are tied in with this one so as to keep an ongoing plot in motion.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:45 pm

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Bit late on the new episode viewing, but before I get into that...

If anyone's looking to catch up on episodes of Transformers: Rescue Bots, all episodes that have aired thus far can be watched here. :D

Or, you can download HD encodes of the episodes here.

That said, onto the episode.


Episode 16 -

No less than mere seconds into the episode and already is Huxley Prescott in danger.

Boy, that Bounce House birthday party being right next to the place of impact was preeeeetty convenient. :roll:

Kade's in charge while Chief's away... that's comforting. Also, Heatwave seems jealous about that. :P

First the Bots start a fire, then a bear shows up at Griffin Crest. This episode is really making it too easy to make a Smokey Bear joke. :smile:

Wow, keys being considered "low-tech" on Griffin Rock is really saying something about how far they've come compared to the rest of the nation (or the world).

Knew it would be Heatwave who'd instigate their defying Chief Burns' orders. But I gotta say, I really enjoyed his arguing with Chase over the rules. I wanna see more dysfunctional situations between the Bots like that more often. 8-)

SQUIRELL!!!... Hi there. :P

Loving Chase's inner dilemma of who's orders he should abide by. :lol:

:shock: Slag! The Bots crashed right on top of Old Parker! If that geyser goes off with them right on top of it they'll be--as Cody puts it--melted alive!

Chase is a natural Boy Scout. :lol:

Man, Chase is crazy strong being able to quickly tow both a bulldozer and a helicopter at the same time with ordinary rope while being a mere a compact Police car. :P

First actual spoken mention of the possibility of an Autobot being able to be destroyed.

Heatwave: "Not that I'm ungrateful, but what in Primus's core made you think that tent would protect us?"
Chase: "I read the manual. The rules of use clearly state, 'This tent with withstand extreme temperatures.'"
Heatwave: "...I guess rules can be useful once in a while."
Chase: "May I have that in writing?"

Chief refers to the group as "Team Burns". So that's, what, how many different names the main cast has been referred to by now?

This episode was very surprising to me, as i expected it to be more of the old "When the cat's away, the mice shall play" routine with the Bots doing whatever they wanted while Chief and Cody were gone. Instead, in a show that's all about a high-tech society, we get a story that more grounded in nature and down-to-Earth. A good old-fashioned camping trip gone awry by the disturbance of a bear and a misunderstanding from the worrisome Bots.

This one also gave us something that we had seen very little of up until now: Actual conflict between the Bots. Heatwave wanting to take charge while Chase wanting to abide by the Chief's word. Hot-heatedness vs. level-headedness is very entertaining fashion. I want to see more disagreements such as these in later episodes, so as to better enhance the characterizations and developments of the characters. 8-)
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:25 pm

Another excellent episode of Rescue Bots. :KREMZEEK:
This show has some amazing writers. I must say that it has blasted all of my expectations put of the water in the very best of ways.
The way they portray Chief Burns and Doc. Green is especially amazing. Two single fathers trying their hardest to raise their children up right. So here we have the good Chief setting aside Father/Son time with his youngest only to have it interrupted by, of all things, an emergency. Who would have thought? But he is not down for the count by any means. Classified backpacking trip! :lol:
:D All the characters are so well done. Even the reporter has depth. You have to admire his gusto at the same time you want to smack him for being that stupid. And Kade…that arrogant so-and-so has game!
:APPLAUSE: It is official. Chase is my favorite bot! :APPLAUSE: I just adore the by-the-book type and he is creative to boot! The trash can! “Can I have that in writing please!"
Now there is one thing that bugs me about this episode. That was a grizzly bear. For some reason Chief burns seems completely unsurprised to see it on what is supposed to be a New England Island. There haven’t been wild Grizzlies in that part of the world for decades…
Still and all a great episode. ;)^ It really should have aired last week as a Father’s day special though. It wouldn’t have altered the main plot flow for the series.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:31 am

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Foxbear wrote:Now there is one thing that bugs me about this episode. That was a grizzly bear. For some reason Chief burns seems completely unsurprised to see it on what is supposed to be a New England Island. There haven’t been wild Grizzlies in that part of the world for decades…
Well, this isn't the first time that the show deviated from real world history. In episode 2, they said that there was an artificial volcano featured in the 1939 World's Fair, when there was no such thing in display at the World's Fair in real life.

Foxbear wrote:Still and all a great episode. ;)^ It really should have aired last week as a Father’s day special though. It wouldn’t have altered the main plot flow for the series.
:shock: :shock: :shock: YES THEY SHOULD HAVE!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Archanubis » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:43 pm

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Somehow, I see that "electromagnetic deadzone" making another appearance in the show. Perhaps if/when the Decepticons make an appearance on the show.
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:37 pm

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Episode 17 -

Flashback to the 1800s.

DUDE!!! Things were violent in Griffin Rock in the 1800s! Pirate ship comes by and just goes all out, laying waste to the town with heavy cannon fire! 8-) 8-) 8-)

The name of the ship was the Oaken Crow.

This flashback is like Pirates of the Caribbean cartoon-style. :P

Cody's a member of the Lad Pioneers, kinda like the Boy Scouts.

Now we got a Founder's Day episode. Cool. :smile:

"We arrived, we survived, and we thrived." - decent motto.

Uh oh, I think we got some more shipping going on (Dani and that guy at the airfield). ;) ;)

Okay, now I understand why Blades can't fly away with Cody back to shore. His rotor is damaged.

Oh, Blades, why you so adorable? :lol:

Okay, Heatwave is abusing his "Roll to the Rescue" command. He does not need to use it for any and all functions if they don't involve, you know, rolling! :roll:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: at Heatwave falling off the cliff after Blades nails him with a crab! :lol: :lol:

Ew, Cody's eating the fish he caught raw.

The next morning, the search party is on! And Dani and that guy from before wave to each other.

Though aged from time, the Oaken Crow still looks good after 200 years.

...And still sea-worthy, apparently, as it said on easily while carrying the weight of the Bots, despite not having set out to sea in 200 years.

Brilliant idea using the bell to send a signal to the others! Right on, Cody!

Whoa, Graham! Asking if the pilot Dani likes has a sister. This show's got more ships in it than we thought. :P

Nice neckerchief, Blades. ;)

As a former Boy Scout (with a rank of Eagle), I really really liked this episode! Lots of scouting points helped save the day throughout the episode, and we got another piece of the show's history. Plus, we got a new shipping pair, and a great moment of hilarity with Steve Blum screaming as Heatwave fell from cliff. Priceless! :lol:
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Re: The Official Transformers: Rescue Bots Discussion Thread

Postby Foxbear » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:41 pm

This episode is a perfect example of the emotional detail that goes into the show.
In any show involving missing family members, but especially cartoons, narm is an ever present threat. In "The Lost Bell" however everyone's reactions feel real and unforced. Well, for a family of emergency responders who deal with life threatening situations on a regular basis.
This emotional maturity is one of the main reasons I can not only sit through a whole episode but enjoy every moment of it.

Sabrblade wrote:Uh oh, I think we got some more shipping going on (Dani and that guy at the airfield). ;) ;)

Whoo, yeah. And does anybody else think Blades might have some jealously issues if Dani goes up in another aircraft?

Here's a question. Given the number of Chekhov's Guns that have appeared in the show already; given that the statue of the Burns family patriarch has appeared at least once significantly, given the focus on the Burns family working as a FAMILY is a time travel episode inevitable?
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