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The Autobot Elite Guard Arrives!

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Perceptor at 2008-04-12 9:08 am

Get ready, the "Elite Guard" arrives this weekend (Sat and Sun) on Cartoon Network.  Also a new lineup change, episodes of Transformers Animated will begin airing weekdays at 5AM central time through the next two weeks, so get your VCR and TiVo's ready!  Now is your chance to catch those episodes you may have missed the first time around.

Further, CN will take next weekend off from airing a new episode of Transformers Animated, but will return on Botcon weekend with "Return of the Headmaster."

Okay, so with that out of the way, what did you think of the Elite Guard?

Lugnutz said,  - 2008-04-12 09:48:21
My poor arm, it still hurts. I hope Sumdac will do what Megatron says. I have to admit, Ultra Magnus and Sentinel had some really cool modes. Jazz was fine but I wonder. What happened with Prime and Sentinel and I thought Ultra Magnus was the head bot. I think Jazz is one of the nice Autobots.Jazz has a mad cool mode too.Yhis just must have been an episode as a starter for the season to show everyone what will happen. I want some more Autobots to destroy so come bring them on (as soon as my arm is better).
Perceptor said,  - 2008-04-12 09:59:55

Oh, and hm.... whatdya know! Sari has no birth certificate, no social security number... interesting! (The missing SSN is probably because there is no social security system in the future! Wow, these writers ARE good to accurately predict that! :)
Lugnutz said,  - 2008-04-12 10:00:03
Perceptor, now is the time to pull out your theory, it may be right.
Tyscream said,  - 2008-04-12 10:16:55
Hmmm... I have a feeling the whole Sari never existing thing has to do with Meltdown....
crazyfist said,  - 2008-04-12 10:18:16
JAZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great episode too!!!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-12 10:22:22
I like Jazz a LOT better than the other two. He's much easier to convince that humans aren't deadly than the other two. I think Sentinel might be scared of organics based on his past experience with the spiders and he always pulling out a force field in this episode.

And, I hate to admit it, but you might have something to your theory, Perceptor. BUT a robot/android/etc is not the only possibility as to what she is. Another possible one would be that she could've been born in a lab tube/artificial womb as a human created through science.
Lugnutz said,  - 2008-04-12 10:33:44
I think your theory Ty can not be possible because Meltdown was just a regular inventer who only worked on jail people to turn them into mutants.
transformersloversurivie said,  - 2008-04-12 11:27:14
jazz transforms to a speed racer 5 car
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-04-12 13:38:09
Ultra Magnus is awesome. He's a good leader, and the whole 'Thunder God' thing is awesome. Jazz is cool too, he didn't dismiss organics, he's just really gulible.
And Sentinal is a jerk. Plain and simple. I can't wait for Return of Headmaster, Sentinal gets what's comin' to 'im.
And yeah, the end of the episode really gives claim to the 'Sari is not 100% human' theory. I personally think she's an android.
Bumblebee said,  - 2008-04-12 13:48:38
I'm with you Saberlade.My favourite part was when Jazz said "lay off the shit," to Sari.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-12 14:02:41
When did Jazz say that? As far as I know, there isn't any cursing in this series.
Autobutt said,  - 2008-04-12 14:42:26
wait i am so confused.. is it season 2 already?
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-12 15:14:04
Yes, season 1 ended with Megatron Rising Part Two. This is Season 2.
Perceptor said,  - 2008-04-12 15:59:58
>>And Sentinal is a jerk. Plain and simple.

Among many scenes I really enjoyed, I *really* loved the scene in Sundac factory where Optimus asserted his own authority and put Sentinel in his place. I was lovin' every second of that verbal schmack down! It's also the first time I can remember where the "Prime" is officially described as a title of authority, not just part of Optimus' name.

I'm not sure I loved the persona of Ultra Magnus. But I sure did love his voice. It's so much like his G1 self. Loved that too!

I wish Jazz could stay on Earth and hang with Optimus and his bunch. He'd make a great member of the 'core team'...
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-04-12 16:07:20
Jazz's ride was AWSOME. Sentinal is a jerk and I'm glad he loses his body. I'm happy Sentinal and Magnus didn't listend to Optimus and the other it made seeing them adjust to earth so much better.
Autobutt said,  - 2008-04-12 16:35:45
o i jus got confused bcuz usually thers a little break between seasons.
deceptifan said,  - 2008-04-12 17:11:10
Except for the Sari thing, it stunk.
Scorpomike said,  - 2008-04-12 17:28:48
The whole Sari thing reminded me of the G1 episode where the gal (I can't remember her name) that loved Powerglide, wasn't allowed to operate anything mechanical because things go wrong even thought she's the CEO. Only this time the CEO title got pulled from Sari. The rest of it was good too. It's going to take me awhile for me to get used to Magnus being superior to Optimus. Jazz and Prowl will make a good duo, hiya! It will be interesting when they find the Decepticons. Now that it's season 2 Bring on the toys.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-12 18:31:15
Ugh, i hated that episode, Scorp. That woman was annoying, childish, and makes Kicker look good. Plus, Powerglide was cheating on Moonracer in that episode.

As for today's episode, with the AllSpark shattered and the fragments needing to be found, this just screams "InuYasha", which is awesome!
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-04-12 18:49:56
I know I thought the same thing! but atleaste TFA won't suffer from I.S. (Inuyasha Syndrome)
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-04-12 19:37:23
THAT WAS A GREAT EPISODE! I wonder though, something said that Ironhide was supposed to be part of the Elite Guard. The DInobots did make a cameo, and we learn that Sari may not have been born "the natural way".
mkbauch said,  - 2008-04-12 19:56:39
Really just a great episode all around. By the way, the line Jazz said was "Lay off the shift..." to Sari.
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-04-12 20:35:18
I still think she's an android reversed engineered from Megatron. Humans already have the technology for synthetic skin, and by studiying Megatron enough, Issac could have made a better being than the normal automaton. Combine synthetic skin with a transformer-like small AI Robot, programed with...wel for her to be an android, and have her personality, he must have either givin her no real intelligence, thus letting her learn like a baby, or Issac spent alot of time at parks and such studying children. Either way, I still think she's a DNA based android.
Autobutt said,  - 2008-04-12 22:17:42
remember guys Sumdac found Megs a long while ago, and Megs did call Sumdac the "master of reverse-engineering"
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-04-12 23:08:07
Hey, after what Ultra Magnus said at the end of the episode, I'm really starting to wonder something. How is it that Optimus winds up a maitenance captain, and Sentinal winds up as an Elite Guardian? It's clear Optimus is superior, so why is it that Sentinal is higher on the food chain? It makes no sense.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-04-13 00:10:18
I also wonder when Optimus Prime will tell Sentinal about Elita One/Blackarachnia
Mirage2006 said,  - 2008-04-13 07:40:49
Finally! We get to see the Elite Guard for the first time, and they are awesome! Even though, it was kind of a shocker when Mr. Powell took over Sumdac Systems and said that maybe Sari doesn't exist! I give this episode two thumbs way up to Cybertron! Can't wait for the next episode. It's supposed to feature the Headmaster.
Human Error said,  - 2008-04-13 09:13:13
I really like the fact that Optimus has interchangeable trailers. So far i can remember the firetruck a box truck and now a dumptruck, this is great marketing for Hasbro because they can sell all the different trailers and make huge bank. I know id buy them, especially when they hit the clearance rack because they didnt sell well.

I had to keep reminding myself that Robert Stack has passed away, Ultra Magnus sounds so much like him!

Hmmm, Allspark fragments scattered throughout the city? Can you say video game collection mission?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-04-13 09:45:56
So apparently Ultra Magnus is Tigerhawk. Eh, whatever. Great episode I felt. And Jazz's line is "Stay cool and roll back off the ship nice and easy like." I'll tell you what, Phil LaMarr played Jazz so well. I like how pretty much every character was present in this episode (minus Starscream and Blackarachnia). Overall, just a great episode.
Slashwing said,  - 2008-04-13 11:11:00
The prophecy has been fulfilled, Jazz _is_ cooler than Samuel L. Jackson in a block of ice and is a skilled martial artist to boot,I´m so slaggin' happy! hurray animated =)
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-13 13:51:20
Wait a minute, I just remembered something. Sari CAN'T be a robot, she IS organic. Look at Blackarachnia's episode. Everything organic shrivels up and begins to die, INCLUDING SARI.

And the argument of "Robot covered in organic exterior" won't work becuase she was DYING when that happened. Why would a robot with only an organic exterior begin to die from something that kills organics only? Only her skin would die, but she wouldn't. Yet she was showing signs of weakening and internal pain.

So maybe she wasn't born the "natural way", but could be like a GI Joe Synthoid with some Megatron spark infused with her DNA to make her alive, or something.
Autobutt said,  - 2008-04-13 14:05:50
Sabrblade thats a great point... so i guess im goin with the theory that Sari was "created" rather than born in a lab, that she is still organic, and maybe a human cybertronian??? Megs' talk about reverse engineering has to have something to do with Sari
mkbauch said,  - 2008-04-13 15:57:29
Interesting point Saber, but I have one question: Why didn't she grow when she was aged? Aging isn't just about your hair turning gray, skin getting wrinkled, or eye sight going. Its about bones and muscle tissue growing, its about reaching full maturity, hitting your physical peak, and then declining. So, if she was getting rapid aged, why didn't she suddenly grow up instead of stay the same physical size and shape and only look old? It could also be that her mind was playing off of what was happening to her sythedic skin, that because her skin was getting wrinlded and whithered, her mind told her she was dying. She could be so intrenched in thinking like a human that her compterized brain is playing tricks on her.
Blasten Blaster said,  - 2008-04-13 15:59:39
For those few of you who are/were Star Trek fans like me remember the infamous borg, people who are half organic and half robot. Mabey sari is like that and thats why she is affected by things like that.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-13 16:17:25
Like I said before, she could be like a GI Joe Synthoid with some Megatron spark infused with her DNA to make her alive, or something.
Cheetor2 said,  - 2008-04-13 16:48:34
Ok. I'm just gonna say it. Sentinal is an A$$HOLE. I'm glad Optimus knocked him down a peg or two. I Thought the EP was very good. Loved Jazz. I was all set not to like this show because I really don't care for the animation. I have to admit though, the stories are excellent.
Bass X0 said,  - 2008-04-13 17:55:31
The episode guide summary needs to be added to the 2008 toy listings page.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-04-13 19:21:34 I the only one who likes The Tick... er, I mean, Sentinel Prime?
quickfire said,  - 2008-04-13 19:54:52
YAY! Jazz is here and he rocks! I can't wait for the toy! But where the heck is Ironhide?
ZhaneX said,  - 2008-04-13 23:41:29
Umm, regarding the arguement of Sari not being a robot of some form because she aged, I think she's an android. Like in DBZ. They aged. And they appeared perfectly human. That's waht I think Sari is. Minus the super strength.
Slashwing said,  - 2008-04-14 09:12:12
I think she was not aging, she was just deteriorating. her body tissues were being destroyed by the allspark radiation and that's why she did´nt grow before shriveling.
starscreamnumba1 said,  - 2008-04-14 10:12:30
man this episode brilliant especially jazz.. but he aint the greatest coz blitzwing really rules.

dunno wat to say bout sari maybe she was born naturally but someone just took all her files you know open to all possibilities..
tidal wave the behemoth said,  - 2008-04-14 12:01:50
maybe they will use this to bring back the pretender shell!
I am not saying thats what i think it's just a theory. Also someone said about the blackarachnia episode , in it optimus said the organic bits hid her cybertron energy signature like the pretender shell did!
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-14 17:16:41
Well said, Slashwing. I would've said this sooner, but my schedule wouldn't permit it.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-14 18:07:49
sari is arcee. when rachet wiped her memory lockdown threw her into space an her farther(cant spell his name)made her. Also cant wait until optimus tells sentital about blackaracnia.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-14 18:48:02
Say what now? You're joking. Tell me you're joking. If not, then you're crazy.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-14 19:16:56 just jokeing.i just found out thatsari is adopted on also heard that there not going to include ironhide.go to and type in the elite guard and click on the one with sentitals head off. its funny.Also tell me ANYTHING about transformers 2
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-14 19:22:27
Barricade's in it. They're shooting it near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. etc, etc.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-14 19:29:38
is frenzy going to be with him? All i know is that starscrem is going to meet soundwave and tidlewave in space.soundwave is going to be a bomber jet and tidlewave is an aircraft carrier.Mirage is a autobot decepticon spy. he will soon revel his side in the 3rd movie.scorpnock will give his spark to megatron after he steals it from sector 7.Evack is an autobot(i cant find anymore autobots but i hope he is not the only autobot to come).no dinobots.yes to contructicons.Also this is wierd.Bonecrusher,blackout and brawl did not die(notice in the movie they did not hit there sparkand when sector 7 put them in the ocean they crawled out) bonecrusher scaned the same mode and went to a south americain rainforest an toke out his locator chip.Brawl is hiding in the used to be u.s SOCENT air base and toke on a desert tank.blackout...lets just say starscrem has a road trip buddy.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-14 20:11:24
my mom is the best. i have eyac. it looks like blackout but diffrent paintjob.more news about transformers 2. hello arcee.also how many of you wish transformers animated made more than 29 episodes. i mean come on, every one knows that the show is really starting to get good.
Sabrblade. said,  - 2008-04-15 10:31:46
WHERE are you getting this TF2 info? Or are you just kidding with us?
tidal wave the behemoth said,  - 2008-04-15 16:11:28
It would be awesome if tidal wave and soundwave would be in it!!!
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-15 19:50:01
i got it from type in "is tidle wave and sound wave going to be in transformers the movis 2..i made a mistake. brawl and blackout died but bonecrusher survived. i also saw a toy of a rainrorest bonecrusher.or you can be a jerk and wait for the movie and see i was right.
TFidiot said,  - 2008-04-15 20:54:04
ilovetransformers is right. Tidle wave,soundwave and eyac arein transformers 2. michel bay said to the producers that he wasnt going to do a 2nd movie if and only if they put in a aircraft carrier.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-15 21:06:47
thank you TFidiot.go to if you dont belive me. look at larry kings comments and then go to type in "is tidal wave and soundwave going to be in transformers 2. you will be shocked when you see that
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-15 22:26:04
Look, the only characters confimed for TF2 are Prime, Barricade, Starscream, Ratchet, and Ironhide (and Bumblebee is VERY likely).

Scorponok - maybe. He did disappear in the first film like Barricade

And that Larry King guy was just naming some off the top of his head that could be in future films.

Plus, Bay DID say he would purposely leak FALSE information.

And can be answered by anyone. You could ask a question and someone could answer it as "Yo mama."
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-16 15:53:15
the tidal wave and soundwave thing was before false info. and also a couple of questions. will frenzy be with barricade? will they include the upgrades for example nightwatch optimus prime offroad ironhide etc etc?
TFidiot said,  - 2008-04-16 16:03:51
look everyone. i am 100% sure that tidal wave and soundwave will be in TF2(unlike ilovetransformers).eyac i highly disagree.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-16 16:31:01
Frenzy's dead, as far as I know. If he returns, it hasn't been confirmed.

No toy upgrades will be present. No Nightwatch OP, no Offroad IH, no Recon B, no Rescue R, no G1-colored SS, etc.

Soundwave is very likely, from what I've heard, but it's not confirmed.

An aircraft carrier transformer was an idea Bay had for the first film that might be carried over to the sequel. Yes, this info was revealed before Bay said he would release fake info, BUT it was released as a RUMOR for the sequel.

One thing's for sure, though. The Dinobots are NOT gonna be in the sequel.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-16 16:50:57
yessssssssss. i am happy frenzy is dead. he got on my nerve. the dinobots are not going to be in the 2nd movie but maybye in the 3rd one. if you go to and type in deceptibot in captal letters it gives you a bunch of videos. one of them is grimlock raging threw a city but for that video go to and type in grimlock raging threw sector 7
Blitzwing said,  - 2008-04-16 17:03:04
1# I liked the episode. My opinion on the Elite Team is that they have a good deal of possibility,but are inexperienced in dealing with inteligent organic creatures. Bottom line:They have promise,and a LOT to learn. Personaly,I don't happen to think that Sentinel is a total jerk,but I know that most of you have a different opinion. I thought the episode was great,and the fact that in Episode 9,Sarri was affected by the Key when Blackarachnia inserted it into herself,puts a chink and a BIG one in Perceptor's S.A.R.R.I theroy.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-04-16 17:18:01
That footage on is just eye candy for TF fans. It's not movie footage.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-04-16 18:23:48
now for transformers animated talk. in the episode when the elite guard takes optimus back to cybertron waiting there is arcee. in autobot camp the traitor is oil slick because he is the only decepticon that has not arrived yet.
Sabrblade said,  - 2009-03-26 15:02:10
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