Episode 1: First Encounter
The series started with a 1 hour movie that included the first three episodes.
The episode starts as a narrator giving a description of the
Transformers history. It then goes tells us of the war between the
warring factions, The Autobots and Decepticons and how the war changed
when a new race of robots called Mini-Cons awakened. The war had
created massive fatalities and both sides cam to a truce. In this
truce, they had created a massive ship for the Mini-Cons to escape,
never to be used in a war again, forever hurling them though space.
Then after drifting through space, the ship crashed on Earth temporarily
awakening the Mini-Cons and sending them to all the ends of the Earth
then shutting them down once again. After that the Earth shifted and
the Mini-Cons stayed dormant.
The story jumps to the year 2005, on Earth, where we are introduced to
Rad and his best friend Carlos. They are on there way to their school,
Lincon Middle School, where they are currently in year 7. There, they
introduce us to Alexis. She ends up being a little bit of a smart-ass.
We also see Fred and Bill, who we say at this point in time the local
bullies. Rad goes on to explain to the audience that they live in the
high desert, and that there is a major observatory where nearly
everyone's parents' work. It is called the Cosmoscope Research Centre.
Rad mentions Alexis again before he continues his story. Rad and Carlos
have decided that they are going to explore this cave up in the
mountain. They decide to race each other up there. We then see Fred and
Billy have used a tracking device to follow Rad and Carlos to the cave.
Here we see what they are really like. Fred is always eating something
and Billy is a tad pushy. We see Alexis walking down the stairs and she
notices Billy and Fred heading out to find Carlos and Rad. We see Rad and
Carlos standing in front of an entrance of a cave but also in this shot
we see Rad's bike with a little black box with a flashing light. I
presume it was the tracking device used by Fred and Billy.
We see Rad and Carlos going through out the cave, Rad mentions to
Carlos that they can make their way out. Carlos is shown holding a
piece of rope that leads to the start of the cave. Smart thinking. By
now Billy and Fred have made it to the cave and enter with-out caution.
We then go back to Rad and Carlos who see another turn in the cave.
Carlos tells Rad that they have run out of rope and should probably
make their way back. Rad comes up the idea of using stones to make
their route. Within seconds of Rad and Carlos leave the end of the
rope, Fred and Billy make their way to the end. Fred tells Billy that
they should turn back, but Billy gets angry and tells him that he is
too chicken and that he has come this way for nothing. In a rage Billy
stamps the ground and disturbs the rocks marking the route of Carlos
and Rad. Carlos swears he can hear voices, he continues to walk ahead
with his head turned to talk to Rad and the ground beneath him and Rad
collapse and they go through this underground tunnel.
The ground stops moving and Carlos thinks they have ended up in an
abandoned shaft. Rad pulls out a blow torch to use as a light. Carlos
sees strange in the walls. Carlos concludes that it doesn't look
human. Meanwhile Fred and Billy are lost in the caves and are scared.
Rad and Carlos explore the area and find metal that has been melted
down, and eventually find a stair case. They decide to continue going.
Rad finds a growing Green light, which is coming from a Pentagonal
shape of metal. Rad reaches out to grab it and the lights emit from the
A huge earthquake emits from the cave and the entire city starts to
shake. Billy and Fred are still lost but now their light has been
broken and they feel the earthquake. Rad and Carlos decide to high tail
it out of their, and just as they do a huge white light emits from
behind them. It then jumps to Billy and Fred trying to make their way
out as well but a huge white light engulfs them as well. Alexis is
using her computer to find out what is happening, and finds out that
the mountain where Rad and Carlos are is where the epicenter of the
We then see the mountain and research centre. Then all of a sudden
three beams of light shoot out from the side of the mountain and the
power within the entire town goes out. We see one of the beams hit a
weird structure located on the moon. Lots of little lights start
shooting out and head for earth. The other two beams intertwine and
shoot across space until they finally come to a Metallic world,
Cybertron, home world of the Autobots and Decepticons. We see that both
sides launch recon units to find the source. We then see on one of the
Video screens a green ball which turns into Earth.
Back on Earth Alexis goes out to find Rad and Carlos. The two beams
that are left make their way back to Earth and the power comes back on.
Rad and Carlos make they way back and eventually find the rope that
leads the out of the Cave. Then a huge ball of light emits and falls to
the ground. From with in the ball a huge black shape takes form. The
black shape ends up being a huge gigantic robot. This one has a strange
symbol located on his chest and is mainly green and purple. Alexis
finds Rad and Carlos and tells them to stay put and not to panic. Rad
steps back and the green pentagonal plate fall out of his hands and
sinks into the ground. Rad picks it back up and the big robot starts to
make his way over to the kids. The huge footsteps create huge
shockwaves. It seems its footsteps awaken the plate. The big robot pays
close attention to what happens. From the plate a rainbow of colors
emits and a smaller robot appears. This is the first Mini-Con to be
awakened. The robot looks at Alexis, then to Rad and Carlos and finally
to the big robot. Then all of a sudden he looks forwards and starts to
spin his head. Rad's bike starts to emit lots of colors as the
robot's head spins. Then his head stops and a 3D image of the bike
appear in his eye. Then we see a full body view of the robot, it has
changed a bit. Then the robot turns into a push bike. He tests his new
body. The Mini-Con emits weird beeps, which Rad translates. Rad says he
is telling them to jump on. Rad, Carlos and Alexis decided that they
should, and the Mini-Con picks them up and tries to get away from the
We see them going at a fast speed but then we see the big robot behind
them. We see him smile and flick a rock at the Mini-Con. It hits with
such force that the kids are sent flying and hit the ground, as the
Mini-Con goes off line. For the first time the big robot speaks.
"You have something of mine", it says.
"We have what?" Alexis replies.
"Give it back to me immediately or you shall suffer the
consequences" it says. It waits for a reply but says "I have given
you your chance earthling".
Then from off screen we hear "Stand down, Megatron."
We then see another robot; this one is mostly red except with a different symbol located on his arm.
Megatron says "Optimus Prime!"
The kids stand their baffled and say "Optimus Who?"
The two gigantic robots then meet in a test of strength by grabbing each others hands.
The episode ends with Rad saying "I get the feeling that this is all my fault."
Summaries for parts two and three still needed!
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