Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

“The Transformers” season 3 adopted on from 1986’s “The Transformers: The Film.” The collection did not completely go away Earth behind, however the scale grew extra cosmic; many tales had been set on both the Transformers’ homeworld of Cybertron or different alien planets. “Webworld” is without doubt one of the latter, with the twist of that includes the evil Decepticons because the episode’s protagonists.

Earlier within the season, the Decepticons’ chief Galvatron fell right into a lava pool, inflicting him extreme psychological harm and leaving him simply as inclined to assault his personal troops because the Autobots. Lastly, in “Webworld,” the opposite Decepticons give Galvatron’s devoted second-in-command Cyclonus an ultimatum: handle their chief, or they are going to. So, Cyclonus tips Galvatron into going to the planetwide asylum Torkulon. It is referred to as “Webworld” as a result of the Torkuli used purple web-like materials to restrain their sufferers.

The episode is a fish-out-of-water comedy; for as soon as, the Decepticons should abide by an alien tradition as a substitute of attempting to beat it. Even apart from Galvatron’s predicament (actor Frank Welker makes him sound even wilder than normal), Cyclonus has to cope with paperwork upon Galvatron’s institutionalization.

With a scant 22 minutes and a quota of motion to fulfill, the episode resorts to a montage: Discuss, artwork, and group remedy all fail on Galvatron in speedy succession. In the end, the Torkuli resort to lobotomy. Torkulon itself is a dwelling entity, with insect-like puppets referred to as Alya. The Alya are instructed to devour Galvatron’s diseased mind circuits and soak up them, curing him of “being Galvatron.” The therapy backfires; Galvatron’s thoughts leaves Torkulon itself in ruins.

“Webworld” wasn’t Wein’s final rodeo with “Transformers” — he additionally wrote for “Beast Wars,” “Beast Machines,” and “Robots in Disguise.” Nonetheless, “Webworld” was his finest, and funniest, outing. You possibly can watch it on Hasbro’s YouTube channel.

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