The Transformers movie is here so I was feeling a little nostalgic. I decided to whip out my DVDs of Transformers and watch some of the classic episodes. As I was watching the first two seasons of Transformers I decided I would write an article on the ten worst episodes of Transformers.
10. Changing Gears
In the Transformers episode entitled Changing Gears, Megatron kidnaps one of the Autobots named Gears. Megatron steals the personality chip from Gears turning him from a very grouchy Autobot into a very friendly Autobot that will gladly do whatever Megatron wants. This episode is not good just because Gears becomes one of those people who is so cheerful you just want them to shut up. You know the kind of person I’m talking about.
9. A Prime Problem
In the episode called A Prime Problem, the Decepticons easily kidnap Optimus Prime. Then Megatron makes a duplicate Optimus Prime and uses a remote control to control him from the Decepticon base. This is actually a brilliant plan but I don’t like this episode because once the plan is set in motion Megatron suddenly becomes a moron. It’s obvious this isn’t the real Optimus Prime because the Megatron-controlled Optimus Prime calls all the Autobots by the wrong name. This makes no sense because when Megatron is fighting the Autobots he always calls them by the right name so why would he suddenly not know them now?
8. Hoist Goes Hollywood
In my article about the top ten best episodes I said that some of the best episodes of Transformers put the Transformers in the same position that humans are put in like getting drunk and going to a casino but this one is just stupid. In this episode Hoist and some of the other Autobots decide that they want to be famous actors.
7. A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court
Another concept the Transformers creators attempted was having a time machine that made some of the Autobots and Decepticons go back in time to the medieval times. It’s a nice try but the episode just didn’t work. Giant robots just don’t fit in during the medieval times.
6. Atlantis Arise
In the Atlantis Arise episode of Transformers the Transformers discover Atlantis. The Decepticons team up with the Atlanteans to fight against the Autobots. I’m not really a big fan of stories that take place under water and the Decepticons and Atlanteans team-up was pretty stupid since all along the Decepticons were planning on turning on the Atlanteans. The Decepticons are like fifteen feet tall; why not just take over Atlantis immediately?
5. The Secret of Omega Supreme
Omega Supreme is one of the cooler Autobot due to his size. Who doesn’t like a robot that is even bigger than all the rest? Omega Supreme has a really boring personality though so the episode about his origin is not very interesting at all.
4. The Autobot Run
In the episode entitled The Autobot Run, Spike has an idea to have a charity event with all the Autobots racing each other. I like this idea and the race starts off pretty good with the Autobots all trash talking each other. The ending of the race completely ruins the episode though. At the end of the race the Autobots all cross the finish while a big cloud of dirt arises and they don’t see who won so the announcer decides, “the winner is…all of us!” Lame! Don’t give us the showdown we all want to see and then don’t go through with an ending. The winner should’ve been Mirage. I mean come on; he’s a freaking Indy racecar!
3. The Girl Who Loved Powerglide
I don’t even know how to explain my hate for this episode. In this episode a girl, with a horrible personality, falls in love with the Powerglide, a robot with a horrible personality. I don’t watch Transformers for love stories, especially not humans falling in love with robots.
2. Autobot Spike
I’m not crazy about the human characters in Transformers so I don’t like episodes revolving around them. This one is the worst of all of them though. In Autobot Spike, Spike is injured and they somehow move his brain into a robot. The episode is pretty much a Transformers remake of Frankenstein and Spike thinks he is a monster and goes berserk.
1. Sea Change
Once again we get a story about a robot falling in love with a human. Do we really need more than one episode like this? What makes this worse than the other one is that Seaspray is probably the worst character in Transformers history, he’s the last Transformer that a human would fall in love with, if it is even possible for a human to fall in love with a robot.