FIVE FACES OF DARKNESS
PART 1 -- Written by FLINT DILLE
Production # 700-86
Original Air Date: 09.15.1986

Synopsis

Characters

Transcript

Trivia

SYNOPSIS

CHARACTERS

TRANSCRIPT

PARTICULARS

EPISODE OVERVIEW

PRINCIPALS & INCIDENTALS

DIALOGUE & ACTION

FACTS & OBSERVATIONS

TRANSCRIPT STATUS

EPISODE ACT BREAKDOWN

DIALOGUE, CURSORY ACTION

ACT ONE

ACT TWO

ACT THREE

ACT ONE

HOOK

Look! It's Astrotrain!

BONECRUSHER

I hope he brought back some energon!

HOOK

We certainly could use the energy!

BONECRUSHER

The one on the left is mine!

Ahh!

HOOK

Give it to me!

ASTROTRAIN

Erh... erh...

BONECRUSHER

We can't let Astrotrain get the energon!

The Constructicons form Devastator, except Bonecrusher, who falls off.

BONECRUSHER

Don't have the energy to hold on!

Astrotrain bellows as Devastator knocks him aside and grabs an energon cube.

MENASOR

(grunting repeatedly)

Menasor runs up to Devastator and slashes him with his sword, making him fall over. But Devastator will not be beaten so easily and attempts to get on his feet again.

MENASOR

Nuh! Resist me and be destroyed!

Menasor slashes Devastator again, making him split up into the individual Constructicons. (One of them utters the same cry that Astrotrain did shortly before.)

The Insecticons then make a run for the energon cubes, only to be fired upon from out of nowhere. (Kickback utters the same cry that Astrotrain did shortly before.)

CYCLONUS

Land, Sweeps, and beware of treachery!

Once Decepticons nearly held the quadrant through terror. Now we scrap like Slaargs over a few energon cubes. Is this how you honour the memory of Galvatron? Is this the fate of the mighty Decepticon empire?

ASTROTRAIN

In the days of Megatron it was not like this.

CYCLONUS

You mean Galvatron!

CYCLONUS AND THE SWEEPS

Hail Galvatron! Hail Galvatron! Hail Galvatron!

ASTROTRAIN

Well, they were the same guy.

CYCLONUS

Mmm, we must take desperate measures.

Decepticon to Autobot

At the grand stadium of planet Athena, the audience cheers.

COMMENTATOR
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

Representing the Nalva system are the Arcadroids.

They are heavily favoured in the downhill events.

ULTRA MAGNUS
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

Fellow Olympians, may today's games usher in a new age of peace and cooperation in the galaxy.

ULTRA MAGNUS (CONT.)
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

And in the spirit of the games, let me introduce the hero--

Cut to Teletraan 1 view-screen.

ULTRA MAGNUS (CONT.)
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

--of the Cybertronian wars, the leader of the Autobots, the bearer of the Matrix--

BUMBLEBEE

Oh, oh, oh...

ULTRA MAGNUS (CONT.)
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

--and now, to officially open these first galactic olympics, Rodimus Prime!

RODIMUS PRIME
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

Let's do it!

ULTRA MAGNUS

Didn't you wanna say something about concord and tranquility in the galaxy?

RODIMUS PRIME
(quietly, to Ultra Magnus)

Aw, give me a break.

RODIMUS PRIME (CONT.)
(filtered; over stadium PA system)

Start the games!

The audience cheers some more.

WARPATH

ZOWIE! We do have an unusual leader, don't we -- BOING?

BUMBLEBEE

Yo, Rodimus!

Hey, I thought Blurr was supposed to be in this one.

WARPATH

No, they got some kinda -- ZOOM! ZAING! -- mission for him!

BLURR

So I'm here, and I wanna be there! So where does that get me? Nowhere! And nowhere isn't where I wanna be when I wanna be there! So what do I do here when here is nowhere? And I don't wanna be here, I wanna be there!

PERCEPTOR

Blurr, I'm sending you and Wheelie on the most important mission of your lives!

WHEELIE

Microscope make small problem big to make big problem small.

PERCEPTOR

You're absolutely wrong, Wheelie. The fate of Autobot City rests at your hands. This is the city's transformation cog. The original was destroyed in the great battle with the Decepticons. It controls Metroplex's ability to transform. Until it is installed, the city is extremely vulnerable.

BLURR

Well, then. Why not send the galactic express?

PERCEPTOR

And take a chance of our enemies learning what we are sending? I think not.

WHEELIE

Race no fun, you should've won!

BLURR

Don't get me started, because if you do, I'll never stop, and if I don't stop, you're gonna wish you never got me started in the first place!

COMMENTATOR

And the winner was Munka Spanka from the Orgenon cluster!

SPRINGER

Let's hear it for Orgenon! Atta boy, yeah!

RODIMUS PRIME

Way to go, Munka! Way to go!

QUINTESSON JUDGE NO. 1

Autobots, you walk the thin line between glory and despair. Soon you shall cross it. Yes, we must learn what makes these humans live and what makes them perish.

A strange creature, classified as a SKUXXOID, receives his cue and homes in on the Olympic torch. Once he locks in on the torch, he fires on it, making it flare up richly. The audience screams repeatedly in panic.

ARCEE

Uh! This is coating my sensors!

SPRINGER

I think that's the idea!

SPIKE WITWICKY

I may be going down, but you're coming with me!

CARLY WITWICKY

You aren't even denting it!

END OF ACT ONE