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  1. Wheeljack30

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    If anybody of you notice in the end of that episode Jazz goes let's go back to the base we have a ship of our own to repair. And then Spike goes" Because The Autobots stoped The Decepticons from stealing Earth's ressources the Goverments of the world agreed to give Optimus Prime the energy he needs to revatilize Cybertron, Prime: It's almost time to blast off. Question why didn't they took off or even try to take off and go back to Cybertron since the Goverment gave The Autobots the energy they needed, but it's never stated as to why they havent taken off, as episode 4 starts we see Prime and Ironhide chilling outside, instead of taking off. Does anybody knows as to why??

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    I don't know, government red tape? Repairing the Ark was a common theme in the audio books from 85 and 86.
     
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    Because they forgot they had an entire series to do. (or maybe a full series wasn't for sure when they developed the pilot?)
     
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    This does seem likely considering the 80 issue Marvel series was originally a FOUR issue limited series!

    This actually makes me realize I've seen TWO versions of the last page of issue four, one with Optimus Prime delivering his victory speech followed by "THE END", and then another with Optimus Prime delivering his victory speech followed by Shockwave blowing everyone up. Where was the first version originally published anyway?
     
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    They didn't know a series would be greenlit so the 3 part MTMTE wrapped up the story. Unless the Autobots could put the Ark in reverse, I can't see how they were about to blast off since it was still in the mountain. You have to figure there is massive damage to the front of it.
     
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    MTMTE was a pilot and the writers probably wanted to have the story be self-contained in the event that the show didn't get picked up.

    If you need an in-fiction reason -- we don't know how much time passed between the end of MTMTE part 3 and Transport to Oblivion. But in all likelihood, it was probably a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Given the renewed Decepticon threat on mankind, Optimus Prime probably would've made the decision to shelf the voyage back to Cybertron (and return whatever energy stores gifted to them by any government bodies -- not wanting to accept something for a job they didn't finish) and refocus the Autobots' efforts on defending earth.

    Consider: only a few of the Autobots have engineering experience and repairing damage to a four-million-year-old space craft is a tall order, to put it mildly. Even if the Ark could've been made space-worthy again -- those kind've repairs even with human assistance would take time enough for Megatron and the Decepticons to resurface and nix the whole deal.
     
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    In the Marvel UK collection "Transformers: The Complete Works, Volume 2".
     
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    Per the original script to "Transport to Oblivion", which begins at sunset, the Autobots were set to blast off the next day, but the Decepticons' return forced them to halt their plans.
     
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    It would have been totally awesome if the Ark ever flew again as it did in Marvel comics. So sad it got destroyed by Trypticon in FFOD.:rip :( 
     
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    It's funny, I've been watching my way through season 3 recently, and although Trypticon knocks down the volcano (yeah right) you never actually see the Ark get destroyed. At least, to my recollection anyway. Also, did any of the Autobots ever make reference to the Ark getting squashed through the rest of the series? They just seem to hole up in Metroplex or Autobot city and Teletraan 2 just magically appears.
    Maybe I dozed off through some episodes...
     
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    Wasn't the whole Trypticon thing shoehorned in to cover the fact that Teletraan 1's voice actor quite over the whole Carbombya debacle?
     
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    Yes.
     
  13. Chris McFeely

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    Well, the thing about the cartoon is that the Autobot's DON'T just live in a ship wedged in the bottom of a volcano. It's the WHOLE VOLCANO that is their headquarters - there are passages and stuff that run all through the caves, including right up the cone, with blast doors to seal it off, even. So when Trypticon flattened the volcano, it was their whole headquarters that got destroyed, not just the rocky bit wrapped around the ship.
     
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    But then why couldn't The Decepticons try to revive The Nemesis in the episode Microbots?
     
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    Who says they couldnt?

    Maybe they felt getting the power core [what ever it was called] was more important then the ship itself.
     
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    It was The Heart Of Cybertron, you think the Nemesis was in a worst condition than the Ark?
     
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    I think the condition of the ship wasnt relevant.....at least not to the Decepticons.

    They got what they felt was the most important part, with it they felt they could destroy all the Autobots when ever they felt like it.

    They really didnt need a ship.

    And if they wanted to go back to it after the events of the episode,its not likely they would have had enough time to dig it all out and get it moved before the Autobots, earths military or both combined show up and stop them.
     
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    My guess would've been they tried to power up the engines for the first time, and discovered the Maximals had effed 'em up beyond repair. :) 
     
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    Yes, there was one component that was needed to get the Ark to fly again. A super rare part that they couldn't make a new one of. They had it stored in one of the shuttles. They looked around but the shuttle was missing.
     
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    How did they know the Maximals did it? they were in stasis lock. And do you think Optimus Prime knew that Optimus Primal removed his spark and re-entered it? The Bots knew they had a shuttle? Then why havent they realized it was missing?
     

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