Transformers: Rescue Bots S2 E9 Title and Description "Feed the Beast"
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 6:04pm CDTCategory: Cartoon News
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S02, E09 (First Aired: April 19, 2014)
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 12th, 2014 @ 9:43pm CDT
As for the video, that's from episode 24, "Shake Up", and is Diamond White (Frankie's voice actress) doing the singing herself instead of being dubbed over by a soundalike.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 15th, 2014 @ 9:09pm CDT
After hearing reports from a local sea captain about something (he claimed it was a sea monster) circling the captain's vessel three times, the team is out at sea investigating, only to happen upon an iceberg. In a non-winter season.
It's HIM! He's aboard the iceberg! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
Chief tossed him com link onto the iceberg so that Dani and Blades can track it. Smart.
Cody's found a control panel. Could the whole iceberg be completely artificial?
And after pushing a button, a large hatch has opened underneath Blades' feet, swallowing him.
Yyyyyyep! The iceberg is really a large ship covered in ice. Methinks a sinister plot is afoot.
Blades wants to get the whole team, the Navy, and Optimus all together before exploring the ship.
According the ship's log, it is called the S.S. Isolde.
And according to chief, it's a freighter that was lost in 1966. It was used to transport experimental tech to Griffin Rock, but the captain and crew had to abandon ship after certain cargo became unstable.
The log continues to say that the captain was Zachary Burns, who was Burns siblings' great-grandfather. He never spoke of what happened because it really spooked him.
A nearby generator is still turned on. Seems dangerous enough since it instantly froze Blades completely.
Why doesn't Cody just ask Dani to help him bring back the portrait?
According to Doc Greene, records from 1966 show that the Isolde's cargo was mostly top secret, except for one thing: the Subzero Expander (the device that froze Blades). It was supposed to restore melting polar caps by generating fresh ice.
LOL! Blades is in a defrosting tub and wrapped in the blanket.
Kade and Heatwave both agree in blowing up the freighter, while the others wanna preserve its historicity. Despite validity of the latter party's interests, Chief has to put the safety of others above all and sides with "the bomb squad".
Cody is ordered to stay behind, but knowing human sidekicks in Transformers, but while also knowing how smart this show is... erm, I'll just wait and see if he stays behind or not.
Cody's reading more of the captain's log for info. Cue flashback!
The rest of the team is using the Darby Ava again.
"Power Up and Energize!" - Heatwave's water gun is instead used as a flamethrower this time.
Dynamite bombs have been placed, with timers set for a ten minute evacuation.
Uh oh! Something's moving in the water. Sea monster? Or something worse?
Just in case it's something alive, Blades and Heatwave have tossed away the bombs.
It's a submersible! You know what that means!
Though, his voice is a bit different. That's not Tim Curry (he must have still been ill at the time of this recording).
Morocco claims to have patched things up with the mayor upon returning the mayor's schooner (which he mispronounces as "skooner"), nullifying his arrest warrant.
He also claims that the Burnses are trespassing, saying that the Isolde is "finders keepers". While Kade doubts that'll hold up in court, his dad unfortunately confirms that Morocco is in the right. According to naval salvage law, whoever finds an abandoned vessel gets claim to the ship and all its cargo. Morocco even has an official document signed by the mayor earlier that morning.
Though Morocco is warned about the ship's unstable cargo, he isn't worried as he is conducting a salvage operation, and demands that the Burnses cease their interference.
Cody just called the mayor and got a confirmation that the Isolde now belongs to Morocco. The Burnses have no jurisdiction to continue their investigation and pull out. Morocco has won.
According to the last entry of the captain's log, the crew was ordered to abandon ship by the Griffin Rock lab because any attempts to move the damaged Subzero Expander would likely cause it to explode and flash freeze everything within five miles. That's it was never retrieved.
The team's gotta go back.
No! The ferry is nearby! Captain Shaw's gotta get it away from there!
There's no time to explain to Morocco the danger he's in, so Kade orders his "Fire-Bot" to "assist" the good doctor to his submarine.
They... they didn't make it in time. The ferry, the Bots, the Darby Ava, the Isolde, it's all frozen. The humans took cover, but the whole area has been deep freezed.
And the Burnses are all trapped inside their frozen Bots.
Boulder tried moving, but it just knocked him and Graham over a cliff. They were VERY fortunate to survive that fall.
Dani's de-icing spray isn't enough this time, either.
Yikes! The freeze went all the way to shore.
Oh, smart thinking, Cody! Really smart thinking! No, I'm not being sarcastic, here! He's gotten the Turbo Cycle and is riding it out to sea in its jet ski mode to help out. This is one of the rare cases where his help is definitely needed. Gotta love it when we get some decent written and competent human sidekicks for once.
NO!! The ferry's passengers are making a break for it, driving their cars out onto the frozen sea! The fools! They could drown themselves if the ice breaks!
Cody's come equipped with a whole tank of de-icing spray. Better than Dani's smaller spray bottle (but to be fair, no one could have known that'd end up being this bad).
Morocco escaped! His sub is gone!
Go get those drivers from before, guys! Roll to the rescue!
The ice! It's breaking!
Wait, why didn't the Burnses get inside the Bots before they drove off?
All the jumping around the Bots do to catch each car could have easily further broken or sank the ice beneath their feet. Sure is a miracle that it didn't.
The Darby Ava's been hit by ice! It's going down!
WHAT THE--!!! Morocco SAVED the Burnses?!!
And now he's fled the scene again. Did he save them to throw off suspicion or something? Or to make them think that that makes up for his past misdeeds?
The Isolde's gone too. Chances are Morocco might have taken it as well.
Doorbell. Package delivery.
It's the portrait of Zachary Burns that Cody was trying to get earlier. Cody wonders if there's hope for Dr. Morocco yet.
Meanwhile, on the Isolde, Morocco opens up a crate to find something glowing. "Oh my! Just what the doctor ordered!"
*GASP* The episode closes on Morocco's M logo in its own version of the scene transition!!!
Aw, this upload left out the end credits, so I can't tell who voiced Morocco in this one.
This episode turned out to be a lot better than I anticipated. The iceberg was much much more than a big piece of ice, the dangers just kept on piling and piling on top of each other, and we even got more of Griffin Rock's history explored. And what's more, we got the return of Doctor Morocco and he's just as classy and elegantly calculating as ever! He was quite literally untouchable in this episode (save for Heatwave lovingly tossing him into his sub) and pretty much won in the end. Even without Tim Curry's awesome voice, this show proves that good writing can make a villain be deliciously evil and enjoyable, especially when he manages to turn the law around on our heroes. And regarding the dangers, I loved how this episode shows just how dangerous things can get here with there actually being consequences and repercussions that happen when the team fails to stop the Subzero Expander from going off. And that combined with Morocco's victory shows that the good guys pretty much lost in this episode, a rarity in a Transformers cartoon and especially in one aimed at younger audiences. So, even though they managed to safe everyone and all survive, they still lost. Morocco got away and kept all the goods he was after. Score one for the bad guy, this time.
EDIT: Found the Hub Network version. Greg Ellis voiced Morocco in Tim Curry's stead.
Posted by bluecatcinema on March 16th, 2014 @ 2:58pm CDT
Posted by bluecatcinema on March 16th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CDT
Posted by Archanubis on March 19th, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
bluecatcinema wrote:Nice to see Morocco back. Too bad Tim Curry's stroke prevented him from reprising the role.
I didn't realize he had a stroke; I though his role on Star Wars: The Clone Wars had taken him away from his role as Dr. Morocco.
Posted by El Duque on March 21st, 2014 @ 5:00pm CDT
S02, E10 (First Aired: April 26, 2014)
Cody's uncle comes to visit; the Rescue Team goes on a mission below the earth's surface.
Posted by bluecatcinema on March 21st, 2014 @ 6:57pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on March 22nd, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
Never thought I'd see the day where Blades of all Bots would get enjoyment out of using a sloped waterfall as a water slide, what with the fast downward falling motion involved in it.
Boulder's painting, Chief is fishing, and Kade and Heatwave are skipping stones competitively. Looks like a picnic.
The recreational area (as Chase puts it) that they're at is Blossom Vale, which Graham notes was almost lost to a housing development, but Chief notes that the Council thankfully refused that offer (since the mayor and his wife like to snorkel there).
Emergency call. A little girl (named Cathy) fell into the Old Hawkins Well, which is too narrow for an adult to fit inside, so they have no choice but to lower Cody down in to get her instead.
The well's sides are crumbling, so they instead have to dig a bigger hole nearby to get to the bottom of the well from the side of it.
Power Up and Energize! Heatwave gets his axe and Chase gets his claw.
OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!! GAAAAGH!!! There was no girl trapped in the well at all! What was down there was Priscilla's talking DOLL named Cathy! Even Chief is ticked off!
Ugh! And with Priscilla being such an ungrateful twit, I'm really starting to wish that she would fall down that well herself. Why did the makers decide to create such an unlikable a character?
And her mother, Madeline, not only lets her get away with such behavior, but tells Chief lighten up since she'll reimburse the city for the time the Team just wasted retrieving a doll that Priscilla no longer even cares about. Lady, there are a lot things money can't fix.
And, now she's wanting to buy the Bots to put them on the market. I can see who her daughter gets her mindset from.
Heh, Blades like the doll.
Someone left a cellphone behind on a street bench, and it's vibrating. Chief picks it up to answer to see if the owner is calling to get it back and... dude is all spaced out. Let the mind control session begin.
"The project is the priority."
Chief seems okay, but we viewers know better.
He's having Chase evacuate Blosson Vale, and is secretly stuffing the lost cellphone in a hidden bag full of lots of similar cellphones. I'm starting to think that a certain doctor isn't the one behind this scheme this time.
When asked by Cody what they were doing, Chase explains that Chief evacuated the park because he was "adamant that poisonous sulfur levels were dangerously high." The others, and Chase, are skeptical of this claim, but Heatwave trusts Chief so much that he insists that they should trust him as well.
"The project is the priority. And the priority is the project."
Heatwave: "Hey, whay aren't you answering Cody?"
Kade: "The project is the priority."
Heatwave: "What project?"
Kade: "Blossom Vale."
Heatwave: "Alright, Kade, it's high time I was told what's going on out there!"
Kade: "No, it's high time you started following orders without questioning them."
Heatwave: "I dare you to say that again!"
Some CGI was used for Vehicle Mode Blades putting out the structure fire.
So, it looks like Dani and Blades might also be free of the mind control in this episode, meaning that Cody may not be alone in his eventual efforts to save the rest of his family.
Looks like the others are mining some kind of special mineral from underneath Blossom Vale.
Oh snap! Graham hypnotized Blades, who then hypnotized Dani with her radio helmet. Looks like Cody really is alone in this one.
Oh no. Cody called Doc and his diction sounds like he's possessed too. Just how far has the hypnosis from the phones spread?
Both Frankie and the mayor are possessed too. And a lot of the townspeople. This is bad. This is very bad.
The boulders containing the mineral that the possessed are mining are being sent to a large ship offshore.
Finally! An accident at the dig site knocked Boulder free of the hypnosis when his phone got smashed. He's the first and only ally that Cody now has.
Smart thinking! Take out the local cell tower and destroy the phones' signal.
More CGI! This time for Boulder's transformation to jump over the others into the tower.
No one remembers anything prior to their hypnosis.
Graham can't believe that such technology as a phone that hypnotizes people to carry out orders exists. Boulder adds that it even worked on bots, which he deems "dangerous science".
The mineral that was being dug is none other than... gold. A LOT of gold. The team then recalls how a company once tried to buy Blossom Vale not too long ago, and then this incident happens, as though those people knew the gold was there ahead of time and used the Team to do their dirty work. Chief to find whoever is responsible and bring them to justice, however long it takes.
Though the Bots take responsibility for the recent activities and want to mend the damage they did, it looks like the rest of the town wants to help them out as well.
DUN DUN DUN! Madeline Pynch's company was behind the whole ordeal. Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a new villain!
Stacy Darrow voiced Madeline Pynch.
At first, I was thinking this episode would be a follow up to the last one, but then as things began to add up, it became pretty clear that it wasn't. With the introduction of Madeline Pynch, I was ready to dislike this character as much as her daughter, but now that we see her as the newest addition to this show's rogue's gallery, her contemptible nature is much easier to accept for a villainess. And, unlike Morocco, the Team has no idea that she was responsible, nor are they aware of her being at large with unethical schemes happening behind the scenes of her company. Another layer of corruption within Griffin Rock has been exposed to the viewers, and now the gauntlet has been cast in this one with Madeline Pynch now a full-fledged nemesis of the Rescue Bots. Beware, Autobots, for your enemies are growing in number.
Posted by Archanubis on March 24th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:At first, I was thinking this episode would be a follow up to the last one, but then as things began to add up, it became pretty clear that it wasn't. With the introduction of Madeline Pynch, I was ready to dislike this character as much as her daughter, but now that we see her as the newest addition to this show's rogue's gallery, her contemptible nature is much easier to accept for a villainess. And, unlike Morocco, the Team has no idea that she was responsible, nor are they aware of her being at large with unethical schemes happening behind the scenes of her company. Another layer of corruption within Griffin Rock has been exposed to the viewers, and now the gauntlet has been cast in this one with Madeline Pynch now a full-fledged nemesis of the Rescue Bots. Beware, Autobots, for your enemies are growing in number.
I, too, suspected Morocco had hand in the events of this episode, though I suspected Ms. Pynch as well, since strip mining doesn't seem to be Morocco's style. I do wonder if the two will join up at some point, with one pulling an "Eviler than Thou" on the other (my money's on Morocco screwing Pynch over).
While it's interesting that Pynch's villainy has gone undetected this episode, it surely can't last, only if such villainy rarely lasts long on shows like this (how long did it take for Dr. Morocco's villainous nature to be revealed? A quarter of an season when one adds up all the episodes before his intro?) Naturally, once could assume her villainy could be revealed with an internet search (after all, a company petition the city council to buy the site, and Cody and especially Frankie are pretty 'net savvy), though I suspect Pynch was smart enough to use a "shell company" to hide her true intentions and cover her tracks.
Posted by El Duque on March 27th, 2014 @ 3:24pm CDT
S02, E11 (First Aired: May 3, 2014)
The Rescue Bots and Burnses must work together when they are stuck underground in a primeval world.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 27th, 2014 @ 4:26pm CDT
I wonder if this "primeval world" could be the source of the dinosaur altmodes that will come later in season 3.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 29th, 2014 @ 11:33pm CDT
Anyway, episode 31 -
Wintertime already, huh.
A rocket skier's trapped on Mount Griffin. Never a dull day in Griffin Rock.
The skier's fallen! The impact knocked him out. Probably has a concussion among other injuries.
No wonder Heatwave's gonna have to realize Blades' potential in this one. The snow storm made Blades even more of a nervous wreck than ever.
Ha! Chase invoked Murphy's Law.
The titular virtual reality game that Blades and Cody are going to play is currently on display at the Hall of Inspiration. It's played via V.R. Chambers that each player enters to scan avatars and operate the game from within.
Ha! Cody's avatar can jump like Mario. Let the game references begin.
CAT (short for "Character-Assist Technology") is the game's guide character.
Cool! A map of the island in game form.
Lots of classic game sound effects.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, the snow storm has only worsened, now with lightning added in.
Oh snap! The lightning struck the Hall of Inspiration, and Cody and Blades are still in there with their minds hooked up to the game.
Now the game has been glitched. All dangers that were once harmless have become harmful. Virtual danger is virtually real.
CAT: "I'm sorry, Cody. I am afraid I can't do that." - HAL 9000 reference!
Ha! Blades referred to Barney the Dinosaur by noting that "Dragons seem a lot friendlier on public television!" (even though dragons aren't dinosaurs, er close enough for him, I guess).
Meanwhile, Chief trying to get to Cody and Blades inside the Hall.
Graham looks to be the only one who understands how the game works and, after looking it over, figures that the game can't be turned off manually while in use. And they can't just force it off since, as Boulder states, shutting off the game while Cody and Blades are connected to it might shut off their minds. The only way to turn it off is for it to turn itself off, meaning that Cody and Blades have to finish the game themselves.
Though, Graham figures out a way for one of the other three Bots to be patched into the system to help, and Heatwave volunteers.
The storm is affecting the Hall's power. If the power goes out before the game's over, then it's a permanent Game Over for Cody and Blades.
LOL, "arrow to the knee"!
NO! After that last tree fell onto the power lines, the Hall's power's going dead!
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! "All your base are belong to us!"
Phew! That was TOO close! We almost had a double funeral, there.
Heatwave's finally been uploaded to the game. But it looks like they didn't need his help.
How is one supposed to fight, let alone beat, this stone griffin boss? There seems to be no pattern or logic to its movements and actions, acting more like a real life beast than a programmed game boss.
Cody hugs only Graham when he gets out and not his dad?
And why is Chase still confused as to why humans enjoy snow days when they had a fun one back in season 1's "Christmas in July" episode?
Nicole Dubuc voiced CAT.
And Steve Blum is credited as Captain Wild.
This episode... hmm, what can I say? It was fun. Pure, unadulterated fun. Granted, it wasn't a very substantial episode, but it did more character growth both Blades, who learned to become an even braver bot than ever. And Heatwave got a bit out of this one, seeing that Blades really is up to snuff at the end of it all. I guess this is just one of those "kick back, relax, and enjoy the fun after a long, hard day's work" kind of episode, and in that regard, it works well enough.
Posted by Archanubis on March 31st, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And why is Chase still confused as to why humans enjoy snow days when they had a fun one back in season 1's "Christmas in July" episode?
Probably because 1) "Christmas in July" was set in the summer, when most kids are out of school anyway and 2) because it's Chase, who derives enjoyment out of handing out parking tickets, we're talking about here.
Posted by El Duque on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
In this exclusive sneak peek from Saturday's new episode (1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT, The Hub), some bots are a lot more excited than others to learn that they're being pushed to star in a reality show capturing their rescues. "A TV series is our chance to be famous," Blades (Parvesh Cheena) tells the group.
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
As for the clip itself, kudos to the clip-makers keeping the spoilers to a minimum.
Posted by Va'al on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CDT
The main bots on "Transformers Rescue Bots" are learning the price of fame on reality television the hard way in Season 2, episode 7, "Prescott's Bots."
The synopsis for the episode reads: "A television producer is insistent upon making the bots, along with their humans, into a reality show. Most of them can't understand why their jobs would be considered entertainment, except one who thinks the idea of being famous sounds amazing, until he learns the difference between 'reality' and 'reality television.'"
"Transformers Rescue Bots" airs Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT on The Hub network.
Posted by Sabrblade on April 4th, 2014 @ 11:35pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
Huxley's been trying to get Burns and Bots on his new show for some time.
Death by pancakes. That's a new one.
Or at least, it would be if not for Heatwave having caught the mayor before hitting the ground.
You know, this discussion between the Blades and the others about the TV show feels a lot like the same kind of conversations we got from the Maximals in Beast Wars. In this case, just swap out Blades for Cheetor, Chase and Boulder for Rhinox and Tigatron (doesn't matter who would be who), Heatwave for Rattrap, and Cody for... I guess Airazor, and it would all fit pretty well.
In the conversation between Huxley and the mayor, Jeff Glen Bennett is essentially talking to himself.
Sheesh, just how many times is Don gonna break the traffic laws in this town?
Looks like things aren't going as Huxley planned.
LOL at the amount of drink cups he's gone through.
Graham's got engineering homework, so I guess he did decide to attend Gremsky Tech. He's also still got the Squilsh from back in season 1.
Uh oh. A young lady named Nancy Morrison fell into the lion cage at the zoo.
Kade: "Trust me, you do not want to join his Circle of Life."
Some CGI was used for the Bots driving toward the supposedly robbed bank.
Huxley you fool! You've unleashed the Squilsh upon the dam's water. You've doomed everyone in Griffin Rock!
Hux, you've cried wolf far too many times now. That fire's gonna burn till doomsday (which shouldn't be too far off considering the Squilsh threat and all).
The fire's spreading, Heatwave's water tanks ran out, the Squilsh absorbed all the water in every river than runs from the reservoir... Griffin Rock is totally slagged.
...Unless the maple sap from the grove at the beginning of the episode proves helpful enough. guess that wasn't just a non-sequitor.
The fire's now spread to the mayor's home!
"Power Up and Energize!"
And now Hux is serving community service by cleaning up all the sap off of the mayor's mansion.
Nancy isn't credited in the voice credits.
Another typical episode. Kinda fun, kinda funny, I honestly don't know what to say about it. I liked it, at least, but it wasn't that much special. It kinda felt like the season 1 episodes of Beast Wars, in which the characters all acted like themselves and were portrayed well enough, but the stuff that happened to them was mostly ordinary stuff rather than anything that captivating. Some quirky moments had a nice charm to them, but overall, just an average episode.
Posted by El Duque on April 5th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
Doc and Graham are stranded in orbit; Rescue Bots set out to save them.