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The Return of Optimus Prime: Part 1 

A group of scientists find the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies with whomever makes contact with it. The scientists have a grudge against the ... See full summary »

Directors:

Andy Kim, Ray Lee

Writers:

Cherie Wilkerson, Marv Wolfman (as Marvin Wolfman)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... Ultra Magnus (voice)
Jered Barclay Jered Barclay ... Dr. Gregory Swofford / Sinnertwin #2 / Wrist Timer (voice)
Michael Bell ... First Aid (voice)
Victor Caroli Victor Caroli ... Narrator
Christopher Collins Christopher Collins ... Defensor (voice) (as Chris Latta)
Peter Cullen ... Optimus Prime (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Afterburner (voice)
Bud Davis ... Metroplex (voice)
Marshall Efron ... Hun-Grrr #2 (voice)
Dick Gautier ... Rodimus Prime (voice)
Dan Gilvezan ... Hot Spot (voice)
Jim Gosa Jim Gosa ... Abominus (voice)
Stephen Keener Stephen Keener ... Scattershot / Hun-Grrr #1 (voice)
Aron Kincaid ... Dr. Mark Morgan / Sky Lynx (voice)
Tony Pope ... Wreck-Gar / Quintesson (voice)
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Storyline

A group of scientists find the body of Optimus Prime, and some spores that bring out aggressive tendencies with whomever makes contact with it. The scientists have a grudge against the Autobots, and use Optimus's body to lure them into a trap. As the spores spread through the Autobots and Decepticons, Rodimus orders Sky Lynx to find a Quintesson in a desperate attempt to bring Optimus Prime back to life. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of the Throttlebots See more »

Goofs

At around 11 and a half minutes into the episode the Autobots are lining up outside the Morgan's lab to raid it and Goldbug is standing in front of Superion who is beside Defensor. Bumblebee did not become Goldbug until early in Part 2. See more »

Quotes

Ultra Magnus: [Rodimus is assembling an assault force] Protectobots. Hot Spot, First Aid, Streetwise, Groove, and Blades, transform into Defensor.
[Protectobots transform into Defensor]
Ultra Magnus: Aerialbots. Silverbolt, Air Raid, Skydive, Fireflight, and Slingshot, transform into Superion.
[Aerialbots transform into Superion]
Ultra Magnus: Throttlebots, transform!
[Throttlebots transform]
Ultra Magnus: And finally, last but not least: Blurr, Bumblebee, Steeljaw, and Wheelie, transform.
[They transform]
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References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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