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Episode 3x11: This Is Why I Hate Machines - Transformers Animated - Cartoon

This was a great episode that builds up for the upcoming two parter season (series?) finale of Transformers Animated. As the name of the episode doesn't really give it away, this episode (finally!) stars Dennis Fra-uh, I mean, Captain Fanzone.

The old fashioned Detroit city cop nicely sums up his entire adventure this episode:

I get mixed up in a war...

Ratchet turns out to be looking for Omega Supreme, who, as we last saw, ran into Lugnut. When Ratchet does find Omega Supreme's energy signature, the Space Bridge opens up and Fanzone is sucked in. Ratchet goes, too, both to save Fanzone, and to find Omega.

Now, why Fanzone in the same room as Ratchet is rather stupid. He gets upset about a Sumdac product, and decides he will bypass that hell of a place called tech support, and take it straight up with the CEO.

...nearly stepped on...

Turns out, Omega is located at Cybertron, but we continue to learn more about why Sentinel Prime was afraid of organics when they first arrived on Earth. The rest of the bots are just as afraid, and they all run away in fear.

...blasted, buried...

Sentinel Prime, after being made acting Magnus by the Council, has started a type of fear campaign and alerts the public to report all suspicious activity. He is hitting home that message by using Ultra Magnus' stasis-locked body to further is own agenda.

The status of Omega Supreme is finally revealed to Sentinel and friends, and Sentinel decides that blasting Omega out of the Cybertron sky is the best way to save the planet. The council, however, does not agree and needs to deliberate. It turns out that Alpha Trion doesn't exactly enjoy Sentinel's methods, nor his ability to lead the planet.

Megatron and crew have learned how to stop Omega from randomly transporting across the galaxy (which most likely explains how he found Lugnut in Decepticon Air). However, his weapons are still offline, and that's what they're doing on Cybertron.

Shockwave, still semi-operating under the Longarm works, turns out to be looking straight for "the source" to learn of these codes. It turns out that Arcee is the carrier of these codes, and that she was irreperably damaged to learn anything from her.

Undettered, Shockwave steals her anyway, and, when aboard Omega Supreme, finally reveals his true colors (freakin' purple!).

...possibly zapped into space...

Yeah, see Fanzone's unfortunate sucking-into-space-bridge-portal bit above.

and now you've made me an accessory to intergalactic grand theft!"

During Ratchet and Shockwave's many confrontations this episode, Shockwave wields Magnus' awesome hammer, which he only knows how to semi-use. He is mostly still outmatched by the old-time Autobot, who manages to steal the hammer from Shockwave.

When the Fanzone and Ratchet cross into the space portal for Earth, Ratchet runs and takes the hammer with him.

Now that you know Fanzone's ultimate adventure, some additional notes:
  • Despite what Perceptor told Ratchet at the end of the episode (i.e., her damage is irreperable), she speaks the sole word, "Ratchet."

  • Jazz, operating under the cover that he will be working to recover the hammer from the fugitive Ratchet, actually decides to join the Earth Autobots. He no longer sees the ways of Sentinel Prime.

    We see this start to work out when he covertly helps Ratchet gain access to Arcee's body, which ultimately works in favor of the Decepticons, as we already know.

  • Rattrap also makes an appearance on this episode, although not identified by name. However, his buck teeth and exposed brain area were unmistakeable. Although his voice could have been better.

    As with Waspinator's appearance this season, the voice actor who made this character who he is, Scott McNeil, was not asked to voice him. Also like Waspinator, he was voiced by Tom Kenny, a series regular as Starscream.

    In this version, Rattrap is a sleazy underground bot who can get robots anything they need. Whether or not it satisfies that need, is another question. The access code he gave Ratchet was a fake.

  • Eeehh! Fort Max returns! The cannon that fired this devastating blast towards Omega Supreme (I say towards because Megs transported the hell out of there once they got Shockwave and Arcee) was from the big city bot. Despite the council's deliberations towards how to solve this situation, Sentinel orders the firing, which he is reprimanded for.

  • Also, ZePiper, you can shut up now. Flareup and Grandus both show up in their robot modes in this one. Flareup tells Grandus to stomp the little crap out of Fanzone when he first arrives on Cybertron.

  • Finally, it's really great to see Captain Fanzone in an expanded role. Many have clamored for this after Fanzone's limited appearances and impact this season. I always thought that we should see something more from Fanzone than just his one-dimensional character who continously yells, "this is why I hate machines!" Although he does do that a couple of times this episode, we find that he does have compassion and quite a versatile detective. We learn that he has the smarts, such as figuring out where Rattrap existed, and how to get him to dish out what they needed (it was a snot trail, by the way), and knowing that Jazz was tailing them, but only wanting to help.

  • Overall, this episode was quite enjoyable and definitely forwards the story a lot. We continue to learn Megatron's grand scheme of taking over Omega to take over Cybertron as well as Sentinel's continous grab for power.

    Over the next two week's, if the show is to end, I hope we get to learn at least the endgame. But for those, you'll just have to learn what happens from my reviewing partner-in-crime Blitz-wing. I'll just sit back and scream at the t.v. just like the rest of you.

    Reviewerbwbm  
    DateMay 10th 2009  
    Score 10 stars (10 out of 10)  
    Reads10813
    LinkTransformers Animated Episode Guide  


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    BlackoutX
    2009-05-13
    12:00 am

     
    Blitz-Wing
    2009-05-12
    11:14 pm

    And taint the allspark with his banality? I should think not 
    spystreak
    2009-05-12
    11:11 pm

    he should go off-line instead join the well of allsparks like all the other sentinel primes before him 
    formerly nortagem
    2009-05-12
    3:30 am

    For real, where are all the nurse bots?  
    Blitz-Wing
    2009-05-12
    12:03 am

    You know, I could completely buy the whole "Sentinel is a traitor" bit instead of these facts: 1) Why would he try to destroy Omega Supreme if Megatron was still inside? 2) He's too much of a moron to even cover up working as a double agent I have given this much thought. What if A... read more 
    Tramp
    2009-05-11
    10:39 pm

    That wasn't the point though, He was still on Cybertron and was still in position to get Megatron what he wanted in order to reactivate (and reprogram) Omega Supreme. That's what Megatron was referring to. He had Shockwave in position to retrieve Arcee and potentially the activation codes f... read more 
    Blitz-Wing
    2009-05-11
    10:28 pm

    Sentinel getting deactivated :  
    formerly nortagem
    2009-05-11
    9:35 pm

    You know, I think you may be on to something! I felt that there might possibly be someone else besides Shockwave after the second viewing of this episode. The possibility of Sentinel turning has been on my mind for quite sometime now...probably just because he's such a prick! But tha... read more 
    Roll01
    2009-05-11
    8:32 pm

    I saw the lead to Shockwave...But he's been exposed. I got the feeling that Megs has a secondary besides Shockwave...He just seemed a little too confident, or I could be reading into way too much...Anyway I liked the episode. I didn't know the piece about Sentinel either until I looked it... read more 
    Nguyen_Dragon
    2009-05-11
    7:13 pm

    I didnt know that tidbit about Sentinel... I thought he was a brand new character... 
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