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Transformers:

Original Cartoon (1984-1987)

More to come.

The original comics adaptation of the animated movie was incorporated into the original comics continuity and can be seen here.

Mini-Series

Transformers original cartoon #1

“More Than Meets the Eye, Part 1″

  • written by George Arthur Bloom

first episode; aired 17 Sept 1984

Transformers original cartoon #2

“More Than Meets the Eye, Part 2″

  • written by George Arthur Bloom

aired 18 Sept 1984
Transformers original cartoon #3

“More Than Meets the Eye, Part 3″

  • written by George Arthur Bloom

aired 19 Sept 1984

Season 1

Transformers original cartoon #4

“Transport to Oblivion”

  • written by Dick Robbins and Bryce Malek

aired 6 Oct 1984
Transformers original cartoon #5

“Roll for It”

  • written by George Arthur Bloom

aired 13 Oct 1984
Transformers original cartoon #6

“Divide and Conquer”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 20 Oct 1984
Transformers original cartoon #7

“S.O.S. Dinobots”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 27 Oct 1984
Transformers original cartoon #8

“The Ultimate Doom, Part 1″

  • script by Larry Strauss; story by Douglas Booth

aired 3 Nov 1984
Transformers original cartoon #9

“The Ultimate Doom, Part 2″

  • script by Earl Kress; story by Douglas Booth

aired 10 Nov 1984
Transformers original cartoon #10

“The Ultimate Doom, Part 3″

  • script by Leo D. Paur; story by Douglas Booth

aired 17 Nov 1984
Transformers original cartoon #11

“War of the Dinobots”

  • script by Larry Strauss; story by Douglas Booth

aired 24 Nov 1984
Transformers original cartoon #12

“Countdown to Extinction”

  • written by Reed Robbins and Peter Salas

aired 1 Dec 1984
Transformers original cartoon #13

“Fire in the Sky”

  • script by Leo D. Paur; story by Douglas Booth
  • introduces Skyfire

aired 8 Dec 1984
Transformers original cartoon #14

“Heavy Metal War”

  • written by Donald F. Glut
  • introduces the Constructicons

aired 15 Dec 1984
Transformers original cartoon #15

“Fire on the Mountain”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 22 Dec 1984
Transformers original cartoon #16

“A Plague of Insecticons”

  • written by Donald F. Glut
  • introduces the Insecticons

first season finale; aired 29 Dec 1984

Season 2

Transformers original cartoon #17

“Autobot Spike”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

second season debut; aired 23 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #18

“The Immobilizer”

  • written by Earl Kress

aired 24 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #19

“Dinobot Island, Part 1″

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 25 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #20

“Dinobot Island, Part 2″

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 26 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #21

“Traitor”

  • written by George Hampton & Mike Moore

aired 27 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #22

“Enter the Nightbird”

  • written by Richard Milton and Sylvia Wilson

aired 30 Sept 1985
Transformers original cartoon #23

“Changing Gears”

  • written by Larry Parr

aired 1 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #24

“A Prime Problem”

  • written by Dick Robbins and Bryce Malek

aired 2 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #25

“Atlantis, Arise!”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 3 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #26

“Attack of the Autobots”

  • written by David Wise

aired 4 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #27

“Microbots”

  • written by David Wise

aired 7 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #28

“The Master Builder”

  • written by David N. Gottlieb and Herb Engelhart

aridate: 8 October 1985
Transformers original cartoon #29

“The Insecticon Syndrome”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 9 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #30

“Day of the Machines”

  • written by David Wise

aired 10 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #31

“Megatron’s Master Plan, Part 1″

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 14 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #32

“Megatron’s Master Plan, Part 2″

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 15 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #33

“Auto Berserk”

  • written by Antoni Zalewski

aired 16 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #34

“City of Steel”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 17 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #35

“Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 1″

  • written by Earl Kress

aired 21 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #36

“Desertion of the Dinobots, Part 2″

  • written by Earl Kress

aired 22 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #37

“Blaster Blues”

  • written by Larry Strauss

aired 23 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #38

“A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur’s Court”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 24 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #39

“The God Gambit”

  • written by Larry Strauss

aired 28 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #40

“The Core”

  • written by Dennis Marks

aired 29 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #41

“Make Tracks”

  • written by David Wise

aired 30 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #42

“The Autobot Run”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 31 Oct 1985
Transformers original cartoon #43

“The Golden Lagoon”

  • written by Dennis Marks

aired 4 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #44

“Quest for Survival”

  • written by David Wise

aired 5 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #45

“The Secret of Omega Supreme”

  • written by David Wise

aired 6 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #46

“Child’s Play”

  • written by Beth Bornstein

aired 7 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #47

“The Gambler”

  • written by Michael Charles Hill

aired 11 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #48

“The Search for Alpha Trion”

  • written by Beth Bornstein

aired 12 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #49

“Auto-Bop”

  • written by David Wise

aired 13 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #50

“Prime Target”

  • written by Flint Dille and Buzz Dixon

aired 14 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #51

“The Girl Who Loved Powerglide”

  • written by David Wise

aired 18 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #52

“Triple Takeover”

  • written by Larry Strauss

aired 19 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #53

“Sea Change”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 20 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #54

“Hoist Goes Hollywood”

  • written by Earl Kress

aired 21 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #55

“The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 1″

  • written by David Wise

aired 25 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #56

“The Key to Vector Sigma, Part 2″

  • written by David Wise

aired 26 Nov 1985
Transformers original cartoon #57

“Aerial Assault”

  • written by Douglas Booth

aired 10 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #58

“Masquerade”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 16 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #59

“Trans-Europe Express”

  • written by David Wise

aired 23 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #60

“War Dawn”

  • written by David Wise

aired 25 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #61

“Cosmic Rust”

  • written by Paul Davids

aired 26 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #62

“Kremzeek!”

  • written by David Wise

aired 27 Dec 1985
Transformers original cartoon #63

“Starscream’s Brigade”

  • written by Michael Charles Hill

aired 7 Jan 1986
Transformers original cartoon #64

“The Revenge of Bruticus”

  • written by Larry Parr

aired 8 Jan 1986
Transformers original cartoon #65

“B.O.T.”

  • written by Earl Kress

second season finale; aired 9 Jan 1986

Transformers: The Movie

Transformers: The Movie

directed by Nelson Shin; written by Ron Friedman; set in 2005; introduces Unicron; Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Brawn, Windcharger, Wheeljack, and Optimus Prime die; Unicron remakes Megatron as Galvatron and remakes Skywarp, Thundercracker, Shrapnel, Kickback, and Bombshell as Cyclonus, Scourge, and the Sweeps; Galvatron destroys Starscream; Hot Rod becomes Rodimus Prime, the new Autobot leader; 84 minutes; released 8 Aug 1986

Transformers: The Animated Movie #1

first issue; published by IDW Publishing; cover-dated Oct 2006

Transformers: The Animated Movie #2
published by IDW Publishing; cover-dated Nov 2006
Transformers: The Animated Movie #3
published by IDW Publishing; cover-dated Dec 2006
Transformers: The Animated Movie #4

final issue; published by IDW Publishing; cover-dated Jan 2007

Season 3

Transformers original cartoon #66

“Five Faces of Darkness, Part 1″

  • written by Flint Dille

third season debut; aired 15 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #67

“Five Faces of Darkness, Part 2″

  • written by Flint Dille

aired 16 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #68

“Five Faces of Darkness, Part 3″

  • written by Flint Dille

aired 17 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #69

“Five Faces of Darkness, Part 4″

  • written by Flint Dille

aired 18 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #70

“Five Faces of Darkness, Part 5″

  • written by Flint Dille

aired 19 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #71

“The Killing Jar”

  • written by Michael Charles Hill and Joey Kurihara Piedra

aired 29 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #72

“Chaos”

  • written by Paul Davids

aired 30 Sept 1986
Transformers original cartoon #73

“Dark Awakening”

  • written by Antoni Zalewski

aired 1 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #74

“Starscream’s Ghost”

  • written by Megeen McLaughlin

aired 2 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #75

written by Paul Davids; Thief in the Night”; aired 6 Oct 1986

Transformers original cartoon #76

“Forever is a Long Time Coming”

  • written by Gerry Conway and Carla Conway

aired 8 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #77

“Surprise Party”

  • written by Steve Mitchell and Barbara Petty

aired 9 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #78

“Madman’s Paradise”

  • written by Craig Rand

aired 13 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #79

“Carnage in C-Minor”

  • written by Buzz Dixon

aired 14 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #80

“Fight or Flee”

  • written by Tony Cinciripini and Larry Leahy

aired 15 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #81

“Webworld”

  • written by Len Wein and Diane Duane

aired 20 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #82

“Ghost in the Machine”

  • written by Michael Charles Hill and Joey Kurihara Piedra
  • Starscream performs tasks for Unicron as part of a bargain for a new body

aired 21 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #83

“The Dweller in the Depths”

  • written by Paul Dini

aired 30 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #84

“Nightmare Planet”

  • written by Beth Bornstein

aired 31 Oct 1986
Transformers original cartoon #85

“The Ultimate Weapon”

  • written by Arthur Byron Cover

aired 10 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #86

“The Quintesson Journal”

  • written by Richard Merwin

aired 11 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #87

“The Big Broadcast of 2006″

  • written by Michael Reaves
  • adapted into comics as Transformers Vol. 1 #43 (Aug 1988), although that issue is part of the original comics continuity

aired 12 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #88

“Only Human”

  • written by Susan K. Williams

aired 13 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #89

“Grimlock’s New Brain”

  • written by Paul Davids

aired 14 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #90

“Money is Everything”

  • written by Gerry Conway and Carla Conway

aired 17 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #91

“Call of the Primitives”

  • written by Donald F. Glut

aired 18 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #92

“The Burden Hardest to Bear”

  • written by Michael Charles Hill

aired 19 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #93

“The Face of the Nijika”

  • written by Mary Skrenes and Steve Skeates

aired 20 Nov 1986
Transformers original cartoon #94

“The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 1″

  • script by Michael Charles Hill; story by Cherie Wilkerson and Marv Wolfman
  • Optimus Prime revives

aired 2 Mar 1987
Transformers original cartoon #95

“The Return of Optimus Prime, Part 2″

  • script by Michael Charles Hill; story by Cherie Wilkerson and Marv Wolfman
  • Optimus Prime becomes leader of the Autobots again

third season finale; aired 3 Mar 1987

Season 4

Transformers original cartoon #96

“The Rebirth, Part 1″

  • written by David Wise
  • begins the introduction of the Headmasters

fourth season debut; aired 9 Nov 1987
Transformers original cartoon #97

“The Rebirth, Part 2″

  • written by David Wise

aired 10 Nov 1987
Transformers original cartoon #98

“The Rebirth, Part 3″

  • written by David Wise

final episode; aired 11 Nov 1987


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