G1 episode sorting

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  1. obin_gam

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    (Did a search for this kind of question but didnt find any thread, if i missed it, then please direct meto it)

    First of all, I havent watched TF since forever it seems, and I decided that today I would relive my childhood sortof.
    I got hold of some episodes of the first season and to this point I've watched these episodes in this order:

    1. More Than Meets the Eye 1
    2. More Than Meets the Eye 2
    3. More Than Meets the Eye 3
    4. Transport to Oblivion
    5. Roll for It

    So when I came to ep.5 Roll for it, I became quite disoriented; First the intro was of the (i think) second season, and then all of the sudden - the character Chip was in it. No explenation of HOW or WHY he was in it.

    I have heard that the listing of the episodes have been a little confusing - some tell me that the sorting of the eps on the TV was 'not' the original storyline sorting , but that the tv-ppl threw in episodes at random almost.

    Here comes my question (if you havn't already figured it out):
    [edit]WHO IS THIS CHIP CHARACTER AND HOW AND WHY DOES HE JUST APPEAR IN THIS EP??? [end edit]
    second question:
    What is the real episode sorting? The one that makes sence. I find it hard to believe I'm watching the "logic-storyline-sorting" since of the character chip which has NO introduction atall.
     
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    "Roll for It" is supposed to be the introduction of Chip Chase. What explanation are you looking for? A flashback that shows his mom carrying him, or how he ended up paralyzed?

    As for the season 2 intro, that actually happened when the season 1 episodes were rerun as part of season 2. They aired them with the new intro.
     
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    The firts we get to see of this Chip character is when he and spike are getting out of bumblebee and then they walk in to someones lab or alike. With no explination of who or why or when or anything!
    It just struck me as kind of odd, and then - the naimation for that episode seem s little avolved from the previous four eps - sortof like animé-style (and I hate the animé style TF).

    ps
    I have edited my first post to include this question also
     
  7. Chris McFeely

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    Sounds to me like you got some of the R2 Maverick DVDs, the ones made by the company that held the lisence before the current folks. They only did season 1, but quite a few of the episodes had the season 2 opening sequence on 'em.

    Regarding episodes not being in order, yes, there are a few instances of this, but "Roll For It" isn't one of them - it's really Chip's first appearance. Anyhoo, the three lists offered up in this thread are all the same, and they are the "Production Order" of the episodes - the order in which the episodes were actually made. This order, however, is NOT the order in which the stories chrologically align. They are MOSTLY in order, but there are a few instances of episodes being produced out of order:

    • "The Gambler" take place directly after the events of "Child's Play."
    • "Aerial Assault" occurs after "Revenge of Bruticus."
    • "Thief in the Night" occurs before "Starscream's Ghost."
    • In turn, "Fight or Flee" occurs before both of them.
    • "The Big Broadcast of 2006" occurs before "The Quintesson Journal."
    • "Grimlock's New Brain" occurs before "Money is Everything."

    So, the correct viewing order for the series is as follows:

    Season 1:
    1. More Than Meets the Eye: Part One
    2. More Than Meets the Eye: Part Two
    3. More Than Meets the Eye: Part Three
    4. Transport to Oblivion
    5. Roll For It
    6. Divide and Conquer
    7. Fire In The Sky
    8. S.O.S. Dinobots
    9. Fire On the Mountain
    10. War of the Dinobots
    11. The Ultimate Doom: Part One
    12. The Ultimate Doom: Part Two
    13. The Ultimate Doom: Part Three
    14. Countdown to Extinction
    15. A Plague of Insecticons
    16. Heavy Metal War

    Season 2:
    17. Autobot Spike
    18. Changing Gears
    19. City of Steel
    20. Attack of the Autobots
    21. Traitor
    22. The Immobilizer
    23. The Autobot Run
    24. Atlantis, Arise!
    25. Day of the Machines
    26. Enter the Nightbird
    27. A Prime Problem
    28. The Core
    29. The Insecticon Syndrome
    30. Dinobot Island: Part One
    31. Dinobot Island: Part Two
    32. The Master Builders
    33. Auto-Berserk
    34. Microbots
    35. Megatron's Master Plan: Part One
    36. Megatron's Master Plan: Part Two
    37. Desertion of the Dinobots: Part One
    38. Desertion of the Dinobots: Part Two
    39. Blaster Blues
    40. A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court
    41. The Golden Lagoon
    42. The God Gambit
    43. Make Tracks
    44. Child's Play
    47. The Gambler
    45. Quest For Survival
    46. The Secret of Omega Supreme
    48. Kremzeek!
    49. Sea Change
    50. Triple Takeover
    51. Prime Target
    52. Auto-Bop
    53. The Search For Alpha Trion
    54. The Girl Who Loved Powerglide
    55. Hoist Goes Hollywood
    56. The Key to Vector Sigma: Part One
    57. The Key to Vector Sigma: Part Two
    59. War Dawn
    60. Trans-Europe Express
    61. Cosmic Rust
    62. Starscream's Brigade
    63. The Revenge of Bruticus
    58. Aerial Assault
    64. Masquerade
    65. B.O.T.

    Season 3:
    66. Five Faces of Darkness: Part One
    67. Five Faces of Darkness: Part Two
    68. Five Faces of Darkness: Part Three
    69. Five Faces of Darkness: Part Four
    70. Five Faces of Darkness: Part Five
    71. The Killing Jar
    72. Chaos
    73. Dark Awakening
    74. Forever Is a Long Time Coming
    86. Fight Or Flee
    76. Thief In The Night
    75. Starscream's Ghost
    77. Surprise Party
    78. Madman's Paradise
    79. Nightmare Planet
    80. Ghost In The Machine
    81. Webworld
    82. Carnage In C-Minor
    85. The Big Broadcast of 2006
    83. The Quintesson Journal
    84. The Ultimate Weapon
    87. The Dweller In the Depths
    88. Only Human
    90. Grimlock's New Brain
    89. Money Is Everything
    91. The Call of the Primitives
    92. The Face of the Nijika
    93. The Burden Hardest to Bear
    94. The Return of Optimus Prime - Part One
    95. The Return of Optimus Prime - Part Two

    Season 4:
    96. The Rebirth: Part One
    97. The Rebirth: Part Two
    98. The Rebirth: Part Three

    Note that the US Rhino DVD release of Season 3 re-organised the episodes to put them in a chronological order, but re-ordered them much, much more than was NECESSARY to do this. The R2 Metrodome set only re-orders the out-of-place episodes, and follows the list above. Both versions of Season 2, however, retain the erroroneous ordering for "The Gambler" and "Aerial Assault."
     
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    Great awnser, thanks!
     
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    Side question...I have all the dvd sets they released a year or two back..But, it doesn't seem like all those episodes were in them..Were they infact the complete series, or just kind of the "best of?"
     
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    I do belive that the box sets released by Rhino contained all 98 episodes but i could be wrong.....i haven't sat down and counted them all or watched them back to back in a long time.
     
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    Don't expect too much explanation to the episodes to begin with. They're aimed at kids, kids don't tend to think things through that much.
     
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    All 98 are there. I'm glad Rhino corrected the episodes for season 3, but I still have to swap out the disks whenever I watch Aerial Assault in season 2 (almost the only time I watch the eps are in chronological order). Now that I got the new release of the movie, it's time to start on season 3!
     
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    That's for the adult fans to do :D  ;) 
     

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