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Than Meets the Eye 1
More Than Meets the Eye 2
More Than Meets the Eye 3
Transport To Oblivion
Roll For It
Divide and Conquer
Fire in the Sky
Fire on the Mountain
War of the Dinobots
Ultimate Doom 1
Ultimate Doom 2
Ultimate Doom 3
Countdown to Extinction
A Plague of Insecticons
Heavy Metal War
THAN MEETS THE EYE: Part 1
The Episode, and Series, starts out stating, "Many millions of years
ago, on the planet Cybertron, life existed. But not life as we know it
today. Intelligent robots that could think and feel inhabited the cities.
They were called Autobots and Decepticons. But the brutal Decepticons
were driven by a single goal: Total Domination. They set out to destroy
the peace-loving Autobots and a war between the forces of good and evil
raged across Cybertron, devastating all in its path, draining the planet's
once rich sources of energy. The Autobots, on the verge of extinction,
battled valiantly to survive".
The scene then turns from Cybertronian landscapes, focusing in on a grate
being lifted from beneath. The Autobots, Wheeljack and Bumblebee, emerge
with a few Energy Conductors to return to their base, Iacon.
As the two Autobots travel back towards Iacon, they are intercepted by
a group of Decepticons, led by Starscream. Wheeljack and Bumblebee stop
for a second, then rush through a ring of fire that has surrounded them.
Thundercracker and Skywarp transform into their pyramidal fighter modes
and pursue the fleeing Autobots. Bumblebee is hit by one of their blasts
and boards Wheeljack, shortly before the two go into an underground tunnel,
losing their pursuers.
As Wheeljack and Bumblebee cross over the retractable bridge and through
the gates of Iacon, one of the Sensor Posts across from the gates transforms
into Soundwave. Soundwave ejects Laserbeak from his chest and orders him
to spy on the Autobots inside of Iacon from above.
Soundwave transforms back into his disguise mode as an Autobot, Jazz,
crosses the bridge into Iacon. Laserbeak continues to monitor as Jazz
transforms into robot mode and speaks with Optimus Prime, Prowl and Trailbreaker.
Jazz reports that there is no energy to be found on Cybertron's northern
side. Optimus then prepares to launch to find a new energy source.
Laserbeak then re-enters Soundwave, and they fly off to report their discovery.
Meanwhile, Megatron speaks to Starscream about their own search for energy
resources. Soundwave arrives to report the Autobots' readiness to blast
off to seek energy.
Megatron leaves Shockwave in control of Cybertron. Starscream expresses
his desire to lead the Decepticons, and Megatron parries his comment with
one word, "Never".
The Autobot Ship lifts off from the center of Iacon and is stealthily
pursued by the Decepticon Spacecruiser. As the two ships travel through
space, a collision of two asteroids cause both ships to be pelted by debris.
The Autobots blast a path through the rocks, and the Decepticons follow.
The Autobots detect the Decepticons as the Decepticon Ship moves into
the open path that the Autobots cleared. The Autobot ship is caught in
a magnetic tractor beam, and the Decepticons board the Autobot ship.
A battle ensues, but is cut short as the Autobot ship is pulled down by
Earth's Gravity. The Autobot ship crashes headlong into a mountain.
Four Million Years pass.
The mountain erupts as a volcano, reactivating the Autobot Computer, Teletran
One. It releases an exploratory Probe called a "SkySpy", which scans what
it thinks to be Earth's dominant lifeforms: machines.
Teletran One begins repairing the nearest robot, who happens to be the
Decepticon Skywarp, who was refitted to resemble and F-15 Eagle. Skywarp
dragged Megatron's body into the repair beam. The two of the pulled the
other Decepticons into the repair beam and exited the Autobot wreck to
search for resources to return to Cybertron. As they leave, Starscream
takes a few potshots at the ship, causing an avalanche.
The vibrations from the avalanche cause Optimus Prime's body, hunched
over a control panel, to fall into the repair beam.
Meanwhile Starscream, Soundwave and Rumble go to gather raw materials
for the Decepticons' new base.
Optimus Prime stands before the newly repaired Autobots and orders Hound
to find the Decepticons so that they may stop whatever they're doing.
The over-eager Cliffjumper volunteers to go with Hound.
Starscream, Soundwave and Rumble arrive at an Electrical Station and tear
it down to use for their new base.
Hound and Cliffjumper find the Decepticons constructing their new Spacecruiser
and overhear their plans to store Earth's energy in Energon Cubes for
transport. Unable to resist temptation, Cliffjumper tries to assassinate
Megatron, but misses, alerting the Decepticons to their presence. Soundwave
sends Laserbeak to pursue them.
Laserbeak chases down Hound and blasts him over a cliff, while Cliffjumper
destroys a drone cannon that is chasing him. Cliffjumper, Ratchet and
Hauler show up to rescue Hound from the crevasse into which he has fallen.
Reflector and Thundercracker stand on guard duty when they see a possible
Autobot. The "Autobot" is really a human vehicle going to investigate
the destroyed electrical station. The humans are chased away by Ravage.
After being informed of the Decepticons' plans, Optimus Prime has Jazz
organize a Battle Unit to confront the Decepticons.
Meanwhile the Decepticons fly to attack an offshore oil rig, where Sparkplug
Witwicky, and his son Spike, work. The Autobots track down and interrupt
the Decepticons' energy gathering. The Decepticons retreat with most of
the Energon Cubes, as Megatron destroys the oil rig with his Fusion Cannon.