Transformers 400th episode (U.S.)

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  1. bw_rhinox

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    Transformers Animated "A Bridge Too Close, Part 2" was the 400th episode to air within the U.S.

    G1 - 98
    BW - 52
    BM - 26
    RID - 39
    ARM - 52
    ENE - 52
    CYB - 52
    TFA - 29

    Actually there are four episodes that never aired in the U.S.

    RID #17 - Attack From Outer Space
    RID #21 - Landfill
    RID #22 - Sky-Byte Saves The Day
    ENE #33 - Scorponok's Scars

    If you add the 1986 "Animated" and 2007 "Live-Action" movie, the actually number of episodes is between 396 & 402, depending on how you choose to count them.
     
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    all the Japanese episodes boost the number way above that (The three Takara only series is a big chunk)
     
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    The awesomest episode is the 400th? Sweet.
     
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    Heh, that's cool that it's exactly 400.
     
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    400 exactly.

    subtract the 4 non aired episodes, but add in the 4 parts to the animated movie(86) that was made to fit into the series subsequint airings, and you still hit 400 episodes aired on tv.
    Unless you count the TFA premiere as one episode(the original order was 2 seasons at 13 eps each, and a STV movie). Since it only has one production number, and has yet to be disected into episodes for repeat airings. That leaves the count at 397, one animated movie special(07-08 TFA movie), and a live action movie. So 399 Transformers Episodes/Movies have aired on US TV (Choosing to take the larger 4 parter 86 movie count, as opposed to the single movie count, would adjust TFA the same if the Roll out movie is eventually disected into episodes).
    So either the season 2 ending was number 400, or the season 3 opener will be.

    After Rethinking this, I'd prefer the 400th to be the TFA season 3 opener, since hopefully it'll fall in 2009 pre-movie, which would mean the US hits 400 aired on tv during the 25th anniversary. So even if you don't count the live movie, it still hits 400 within the first 3 seperate episodes(Different production numbers, or a S3 movie shown in 3 parts at seperate times.) of the 3rd season.
    Unless Cybertron or Energon did Dub the 'special episode' they both had in japan. In which case it ups the count by 2, but since I didn't watch either of those, I cannot confirm that. If that's the case, drop the live movie, and the last ep of season 2 still makes it 400 even with the Roll out movie.
     
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    Very observant.
     
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    Transform and Roll Out has been dissected for individual airings in the UK for quite some time now. Part 1 ends in a very awkward place, right after the mutant cockroach thing breaks out. Part 2 ends with Starscream and his "50 Solar Cycles" speech.
     
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    400 The Japanese are like at 500-600.
     
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    Good enough, that makes it a clear 400 even then at the end of season 2.
    Now, who wants the fun job of going through the production numbers to find the 400th english speaking tv creation of transformers?
     
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    Way to go, Transformers!!!


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    Not to throw a money wrench but what about all the g2 episodes do the intro and outros cout as new episodes and how many were there
     
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    G2 had the adapted movie episodes, so it's 4+original g1 count.

    That's why I lean on production numbers over rehashed material. If you add the g2 episodes it's an additional 102 over the previous count I think, unsure. I'm not sure how many parts the first (80s) animated movie was cut into for tv. I believe it was 4 parts to allow for commercials.

    So it'd be

    G1 - 98
    G2 - 102
    BW - 52
    BM - 26
    RID - 39
    ARM - 52
    ENE - 52
    CYB - 52
    TFA - 29

    = 502

    Without G2 it's 400.

    And Power Rangers is at 661. That's just scary.
     
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    Scramble city 1
    Headmasters 35
    masterforce 43
    Victory 38
    zone 1
    Beast wars II 43
    Beast wars neo 35
    total is 196

    Hmm if you count g2 and the japanese series...


    THATS 698!!!!!

    UP YOUR ASS POWER RANGERS!!!!

    Sorry I dont know where that came from.
     
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    lol never thought of the number of american episodes. It is kinda cool that they ended Animated with 400 aired Transformers episodes ever. Makes you wonder if they planned it?
     
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    If you want to count Japanese Ranger shows too, then they will completely destroy almost any show. They've been playing Sentai series every year (more or less) since 1975.
     
  18. MegaHavok

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    touche'
    I thought that was the jap count, i really dont know anything about them
     
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    didn't they turn tf the movie into five episodes, eventually? so isn't it technically, 405? lol
     
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    4 episodes, and it's already been added into the various counts.

    Sentai and Super Sentai are far too different to be counted in the same, though in it's own country, the count is well over 1000 without even using the japanese dubbed american butchered Power Rangers. (Yes they get it again, because the shows are so different, it's like a new property with the old toys for a longer shelf life.)

    We're not talking armada to micron different, or even galaxy force to cybertron, we're talking like howard stern on E! vs howard stern Cameos on disney type different. Super Sentai has a lush deep and sometimes gritty history, most of PR has no real redeeming value, not even the same lessons it teaches in Japan about morals and ethics or teamwork. Though in some rare instances like SPD and Deka, both are horridly done and make you scream WTF are they thinking hiring these writers. I'm used to that for PR, not sentai.
     

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