G1 cartoon: When did 2006 start?

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  1. Tuxedo Mark

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    The Movie obviously occurs in 2005, and so does the beginning of Season 3. However, the narration in the Secret Files eventually indicates 2006. I was wondering if there's any in-story indication of which episodes occur in which year.
     
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    Well, in the first episodes, they started off on Cybertron millions of years ago with no said "stardate".
    When they revived on Earth "millions" of years later, it was said to be 2005.
    Perhaps others can give you better detail information. But that's what I recall.
     
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    Marcatron, that's season 1..

    Isn't there an episode called 'The Great Broadcast of 2006' or something? If yes, it started before that episode. Just to narrow it down ;-)
     
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    They revived in 84, fought for 20 years, and then there was the movie set in 2005. Conceivably, 2006 would take place somewhere in season 3, but when, I don't know.

    Also, in Japan, 2006 wouldnt even be covered, since to them s3 took place in 2010.
     
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    I don't recall any info on 84. I'd probably have to rewatch the DVD's and see if I can catch a date.
     
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    Season 1 is commonly assumed to occur in 1984. There's a 1985 poster in Robots Video Arcade in Season 2's "The Immobilizer".

    However, in "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court", Starscream places Season 1 or 2 (Season 1, technically, I guess) in 1995.
     
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    I think they didn't want to date themselves in the original series, but since it started in "THE PRESENT" and it began airing in 1984, its a reasonable assumption to make the time period around that era, especially given the eruption that wakes the tfs up is meant to be a reference to the Mt. St. Hillary eruption.

    But seriously, try not to think too hard about continuity, or you'll give yourself a headache.
     
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    Well, there's this:
    Generation 1 cartoon timeline - Transformers Wiki

    But there's not a mention of specifically WHEN in Season 3 it became 2006. As mentioned, we'd have to assume prior to the Big Broadcast of 2006, which aired a little more than halfway through Season 3.
     
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    Yeah, the episode guide there says it's episode #20, which would be the two-thirds point.
     
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    Though it's easy to overlook, the earliest reference to 2006 is actually in the "Secret Files of Teletraan II" segment centred on the Autobots, in which the narrator speaks of current evens by saying "Now, in the year 2006..." This trailer was first attached to "Starscream's Ghost", so if we were being hugely literal about it, that episode (about one-third of the way into the season) could be identified as the dawning of 2006.

    Personally, I consider it simpler to take "Five Faces of Darkness" as the last story set in 2005, and all episodes that follow that to be set in 2006. I think it's pretty clear that intention was for the third season to all be set in 2006, since that was precisely twenty years in the future at the time of broadcast. It probably derived from the early treatments of the movie script that put the film's events in 2006 (which influenced all the UK comic stories written using that treatment), but then that got bumped back to 2005 for the finished movie for some reason and carried over to the start of FFoD.
     
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    I could swear the opening narration for FFOD Pt. 1 says it's the year 2006.
     
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    This sounds darn reasonable to me.
    Just checked it... it's 2005.
     
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    This would have been my answer as well, although you put it more clearly. That was the first time 2006 was mentioned in S3.
     
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    I'm not sure if G1 references the year, or if it's merely assumed to be 1984, but Beast Wars certainly references what year when Blackarachnia's telling Silverbolt about it.
    And Beast Wars is a continuation of G1.
     
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    I always thought Season 3 was supposed to take place a year after the movie ends. That's why so many thing shave changed (Earth Defense Force, Autobots fully reclaiming Cybertron, Decepticons in rough shape).
     
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    S1 was definitely not 2005!!

    Isn't there some type of time stamp on Starscream's Brigade? I know it Guadalcanal 194x and when it switches to present day, I thought it gave a date there as well??
     
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    I believe the narrator says "it is now the year 2006" in the first episode of Five Faces Of Darkness. I always thought the Battle at Autobot City and the battle with Unicron took place over the last few days in December of 2005.
     
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    Yeah, it dates it to 1985 (the year of broadcast). So it's not illogical to assume that season 1 took place the prior year (84). In "A Decepticon Raider in King Arthur's Court", when Starscream deduces how long it'll be before the Transformers wake up, if you do the math, he indicates they won't wake until 1994. That very much appears to be an arithmetic goof by the writer to the tune of exactly one decade, and that it was meant to be 1984.

    That "one season per yer" approach is why it seems logical that all of Season 3 should be set in 2006, that being a twenty-year advance on the year of broadcast, '86.

    No, he says 2005.
     
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    Went and checked. Yep, it is Secret Files that says 2006, FFOD Pt.1 says 2005 still, easy to get them confused like I did though since they're both by the narrator.
     
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    2006 started on 1st of January 2006.
     

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