Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Transformers: Prime - ''Sick Mind''

Spoiler Level: High

Megatron is finally on his way back. And ironically, it looks like the Autobots are going to help him get there.

When Optimus gets infected with a plague created centuries ago by Megatron, the Autobots have no choice but to send a team to hack into Megatron's mind and find the cure... which has the nasty side-effect of stirring his mind back to consciousness.  It's a delightful irony that in order to save their leader they inadvertently save their enemy's leader as well.

It's also a nice way to give Bumblebee the spotlight, despite his not really being able to talk.  Pingu is a great example of how a character doesn't need to really speak a real language for you to understand what they're saying, and Bumblebee not only shows that well here, he has the same innocent charm as Pingu.

One question-- I get that Transformers can create plagues that affect machines, but can you really call it biological warfare then?

As usual, this episode is currently available to watch for free at

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