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Old 2011-05-20, 08:26 PM   #32
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Lessons of the Past
Airdate: 14 December 2001
Written By: Tom Wyner

Synopsis: Optimus, Koji and T-AI watch footage of Optimus Prime fighting the Decepticons. Koji and Optimus regrets not being able to obtain the Protoforms from the Predacons. Optimus and company then reviews the time when Scourge sabotaged the Space Bridge, and battles Landfill. Optimus decides to test the Space Bridge to make sure it is fixed. A long roll call later, they all test the Bridge.

Featured Transformers: Optimus Prime, Ro-Tor, Movor, Armorhide, Mega-Octane, Rollbar, Ruination, Scourge, X-Brawn, Slapper, Dark Scream, Gas Skunk, Sky-Byte, Prowl, Megatron, Side Burn, Kelly, Grimlock, Rapid Run, Midnight Express, Railspike, Wedge, Heavy Load, Hightower, Landfill, Mirage, Hot Shot, Rev, Crosswise, Ironhide, Wars
Notable Others: T-AI, Koji Onishi

You cannot expect any better from a clip episode, and the tediously soporific roll call at the end doesn't make things any better. However, at least this clip show is justified in that the second half basically recaps 'Landfill', which the US broadcast never got to watch. It's just as well. However, while not as terrible as the previous clip show it is still arduous and boring. I mean, the plot amounts to the Autobots sitting at home re-watching vidcams of their previous episodes.

(Two out of Ten)

The footage reviewed here is taken from 'Sky-Byte Saves the Day', 'the Decepticons', 'Wedge's Short Fuse' and 'Landfill'. Mostly 'Landfill' and 'the Decepticons'. Of the four episodes, two of them did not air in the US.

As with other clip shows, the entirely of this episode is made up of spliced footage from previous episodes. However, I do not care enough to identify which episodes these are from.

In Japan, a different clip show, 'Assemble! New Troops!' is shown instead. It focuses on the introduction of the Decepticons, Build Team, Ultra Magnus and Omega Prime.

When reviewing the Sky-Byte saves the day footage, Optimus mistakenly says he is on his way to meet the Build Team instead of meeting Sky-Byte.

'Landfill' took place quite some time ago, and the Autobots have been using the Space Bridge regularly ever since the Build Team repaired it. Why the hell check it now?
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