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Dark Awakening 

The several Autobots seek shelter to make repairs to their ship and find a Mausoleum they built for their causalities. They discover that Optimus Prime is no longer in his tomb, they find ... See full summary »

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Andy Kim, Ray Lee

Writer:

Antoni Zalewski
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Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Ultra Magnus / Quintesson #3 (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Grimlock (voice)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... Arcee (voice)
Corey Burton ... Spike Witwicky (voice)
Roger C. Carmel ... Cyclonus / Quintesson #2 (voice)
Victor Caroli Victor Caroli ... Narrator (voice)
Regis Cordic ... Quintesson #1 (voice)
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime (voice)
Paul Eiding ... Perceptor (voice)
Dick Gautier ... Rodimus Prime / Hot Rod (voice)
Stan Jones ... Scourge (voice)
David Mendenhall ... Daniel Witwicky (voice)
John Moschitta Jr. ... Blurr (voice) (as John Moschitta)
Hal Rayle ... Snarl (voice)
Neil Ross ... Springer (voice)
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The several Autobots seek shelter to make repairs to their ship and find a Mausoleum they built for their causalities. They discover that Optimus Prime is no longer in his tomb, they find him alive, trying to build an escape shuttle. Rodimus happily hands the matrix back to Optimus, but their former leader is not himself. Soon they'll discover who brought Optimus back and why. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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1 October 1986 (USA) See more »

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Quintesson #1: The entire Autobot fleet moves to attack us.
Quintesson #2: Precisely as we predicted.
Quintesson #3: May I propose an anticipatory snicker of triumph?
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A dramatic highlight in the G1 series
2 April 2010 | by paul_vromenSee all my reviews

Having watched this episode over and over again, I have to admit that I am fascinated, if not somewhat obsessed, by these 22 minutes. There is something about this episode that keeps me coming back. The atmosphere is great, despite, or maybe helped by, the lackluster animation and bad art. Its low-level production values make for a suitably creepy B-movie flavor, but the quality of writing as well as the delivery is outstanding. Peter Cullen (Optimus)and Dick Gautier (Rodimus) in particular do a great job of helping to raise this episode above and beyond the run-of-the-mill 1980s cartoon crop.

Originally this episode aired with a different ending and was not intended to lead to "the Return of Optimus Prime" two-parter: Yes, Optimus was meant to stay dead. As a child, I could not bear to watch the ending of Dark Awakening, it was too sad and shocking, and a huge departure from the relatively carefree pre-Movie seasons. As an adult, however, I can appreciate its themes, great acting and shocking conclusion. But this is certainly not for everyone.


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