I haven't bought any of the TF DVD sets in sequence (still lack S2 1) but I found S3 2/S4 for $20 at MovieStop (after trade-in credit) and just started going through it recently. I hadn't realized how many eps I'd missed when they first aired (didn't have a TV in the house for many years -- I wouldn't have been able to watch TFs at all without riding my bike to KMart after school almost everyday), and there were some that I'd only seen pieces of. I got a little excited to see Paul Dini's (Batman:TAS, Batman Beyond, Lost) name as writer on "Dweller In The Depths", and then the ep turned out to be not-so-good. In Dini's defense, it was early in his writing career and he was writing for a toy-driven show after all. It had a couple plot problems: - It didn't explain exactly how the Quints were able to subdue this renegade beast and put it into hibernation in the first place. How did they know they were going to be able to repeat history and whip the beast back into submission again once it had taken over Cybertron? - This Quintesson who got his face ripped off wanted to have the honor of killing the beast when it had finished off Cybertron… he knew exactly where the beast was stored on Cybertron, so why the @#$% didn't he just kill the beast millions of years prior instead of holding a grudge for eons? At any rate, I did find the concept of robot zombie vampires very amusing for some strange reason. So the ep wasn't a total bust. "Call of the Primitives", which I'd only heard/read about previously, was disappointing. After 20 years of being a TF fan, I learn the "truth" that Unicron was created by some diminutive little monkey-thing? What a HUGE let-down. I much prefer the US comics continuity/history. On the upside, the animation in that ep is some of the best that season, and the opening battle is epic although a bit too brief, and has a buttload of combiners duking it out. Makes you wish the show had a much bigger budget so they could've done more sequences like that one. "The Quintesson Journal" was something I'd pondered for years since I'd seen "The Big Broadcast of 2006": whatever happened to the Quint journal? I didn't realize they'd ever followed up on that ep. And wow was this one disappointing. It might've been a good concept, but it was very poorly executed: the animation and dialog were bad, and overall it kinda sucked. It may very well be the worst TF ep I've seen. Thankfully, that one was followed by "Only Human" which I'd never gotten to see the end of, and it was worth waiting 20 years for. It was really interesting to see the Autobots as humans, and the dialog was well-written -- actually found myself laughing out loud a few times. And the guest appearance of Cobra Commander was classic. I'm saving the rest of the set for my next day off -- really looking forward to seeing S4's "Rebirth" which also has eluded me for almost 20 years.