Transformers: Headmasters Episodes 5 and 6 Recap – “Rebellion on Planet Beest” & “Approach of the Demon Meteorite”

Chris Piers   February 12, 2013   Comments Off on Transformers: Headmasters Episodes 5 and 6 Recap – “Rebellion on Planet Beest” & “Approach of the Demon Meteorite”

Episode 5 is here and you’re still getting to know some of the new characters like the Headmasters but this time, we also have to meet all of the Battle Beasts. Remember them? They were a toyline not nearly as popular as the Transformers. Basically mammal furries were the good guys and lizard furries were bad guys. And this time they pop up in Transformers. The episode takes a good 5 minutes to kick the plot into gear. The Headmasters are flying around in space and bump into 2 creatures floating through space in Exo Suits. They bring them inside to treat them and hear their story. These are the Battle Beasts.

Cuuuute.

Cuuuute.

This episode is “Rebellion on Planet Beast.” It only gets weirder. Click to learn more, dear reader.

The episode begins with the Autobot Headmasters floating through space and they find that Wheelie and Daniel have stowed away for an adventure. Wheelie shows a new odd ability:

I really don't know if he's joking. A couple episodes ago Cerebros had telepathic powers to communicate with a ghost.

I really don’t know if he’s joking. A couple episodes ago Cerebros had telepathic powers to communicate with a ghost.

So, as mentioned above, the Autobots randomly bump into a rabbit and hedgehog beast drifting through space without a spaceship. Cuz space is small. In case you don’t know or don’t remember, Battle Beasts were sort of a rock/paper/scissors series of figures from the 80s:

The cute little creatures reveal that the Decepticons have come to their planet to steal energy and they were searching for Autobot help. Mission accomplished! They send a report to Rodimus Prime. Keep in mind, this is supposed to be the year 2025 or something close to that. Here’s how these robots send each other messages:

This show vastly overestimated the role of the fax machine in the future.

This show vastly overestimated the role of the fax machine in the future.

On planet Beast, the heroic White Leo is leading a band of good beasts who have just been defeated by Alligatoron, the leader of the bad beasts who decided to team up with the Decepticons. While he’s trying to figure out his next move, Fortress Maximus lands by him and the Autobots come out to offer assistance.

Look at his cute l'il eyepatch.

Look at his cute l’il eyepatch.

Unfortunately, Snake Bomb, a bad Battle Beast, spies this arrival and heads back to tell the Decepticons. Here’s what he looks like:

 

Mmm... Giraffe meat!

Mmm… Giraffe meat!

While the Autobots work with White Leo to come up with a plan to liberate the planet, they tell Daniel and Wheelie to stay on Fortress Maximus. They get offended by this because they are functionally retarded.

Then maybe don't act like idiots all the time.

Then maybe don’t act like idiots all the time.

Wheelie and Daniel instantly ignore what they’ve been told and wander off into the middle of nowhere. They meet a young ape who thinks Daniel is an Autobot warrior so he tells them his parents have been taken prisoner by the Decepticons and are being held in an underground factory.

I don't know which one is stupider.

I don’t know which one is stupider.

Daniel and Wheelie go to free them and are captured within seconds. The Headmasters head to the factory base but it’s surrounded by a moat full of metal-eating fish. The Headmasters on both sides fight and the Decepticons get the upper hand until the Autobot Headmasters decide to swap heads and this somehow gives them extra strength to power out of the sleeper holds they are in.

The Decepticons never try this even though they could.

The Decepticons never try this even though they could.

At this point, Rodimus Prime shows up with the Trainbots and the never-before-seen Monsterbots (guess what they transform into) and he uses the FLYING Fortress Maximus to drain the moat so that everyone can get past it.

Or is he just pissing on everyone below?

Or is he just pissing on everyone below?

Galvatron shows up and he and Rodimus fight and basically everyone fights. It’s one big fight. Cyclonus tries to drop a rock on Rodimus Prime’s head but some Three Stooges shit goes down and he bonks Galvatron on the head instead, and everyone decides to stop fighting this week.

Megatron wouldn't stand for that.

Megatron wouldn’t stand for that.

Rodimus Prime tells the Monsterbots to stay behind as a garrison to make sure this never happens again. The Monsterbots like their assignment but Rodimus doesn’t like that one bit!

Who wouldn't want to follow such a great guy?

Who wouldn’t want to follow such a great guy?

The episode ends and kids flock to the stores to pick up those super cool Battle Beasts!

Episode 6 is “Approach of the Demon Meteorite” and it’s a Daniel-centric episode. Take your anti-nauseau pills and let’s see what goes down. HEAD ON!

The episode begins with the Aeriolbots flying a spaceship to Earth. They pass a meteorite that makes them warp out of shape.

We never get to see them fixed, now that I think of it.

We never get to see them fixed, now that I think of it.

Ultra Magnus gets their distress signal and sends the Technobots to investigate. That makes sense. Uh oh. Fortunately, they are instantly blocked by Cyclonus and the Terrorcons. The Autobot Headmasters are flying around in Fortress Maximus, like they do, and shoot at the meteorite but there’s no effect.

Time for Therapistbot!

Time for Therapistbot!

They instead join the fight going on between the Technobots, Cylconus, the Terrorcons and probably more which has moved to Earth.

Sometimes the bad guys are polite.

Sometimes the bad guys are polite.

Galvatron joins the fight, too, with the Sweeps and the Autobots send in the Throttlebots. Galvatron brags about how the meteorite will destory Cybertron and Wheelie adds some very helpful advice:

Just... go away...

Just… go away…

In the confusion of battle, the Throttlebots take a shuttle to try to stop the meteorite and it warps them just like the Aerielbots. Galvatron reveals that it will warp any metal that gets near it.

I think he's trying for sarcasm.

I think he’s trying for sarcasm.

Because the meteorite will warp metal, the Autobots need a human ally to help. Unfortunately, Spike is still recovering from a broken arm. His wife, Carly, can’t do it because… she’s a woman? They just don’t ask her even though she’s RIGHT THERE. Instead, they decide Daniel is the only other human they could ask. Daniel is absolutely terrified of helping despite the fact that he’s constantly sneaking along on missions.

Correct on both counts!

Correct on both counts!

Spike gives Daniel a manly speech about what it means to be a man and Daniel reluctantly agrees to save the Autobots. They put him in an old-fashioned non-exo suit spacesuit and head to Fortress Maximus to fly to the meteorite.

Best out-of-context line.

Best out-of-context line.

At the last minute, Daniel starts wussing out. It’s pathetic.

 

Coward mode engaged!

Coward mode engaged!

Wheelie berates him. I think it’s justified. Cerebros tells him to stop because he has an idea.

Wheelie is a shitty friend.

Wheelie is a shitty friend.

Cerebros’ plan is to make silly faces. Daniel just cries a bunch but eventually giggles at the faces.

Ugh, you're supposed to be rooting for this brat.

Ugh, you’re supposed to be rooting for this brat.

Then Daniel goes to the meteorite, encounters zero problems and blows up the control panel inside. The Decepticons back on Earth retreat. The Autobots go to planet Athenia and toss Daniel in the air to celebrate.

I bet they were just hoping someone would "accidentally" drop him.

I bet they were just hoping someone would “accidentally” drop him.

It can only get better from here. Next time we have the origin story of the Headmasters and some facetime with Sixshot.