I’ve had the email address email@example.com forever. People always ask me, “Why 85?”. voyager-geeks ask, “Why autobot85 if Transformers started in 84?” Leader-class geeks (like myself) ask, “Why 85, if it started in the States in ’84 and if you count Diaclone started as early as ’79?” Well, the 85 has never been about when Transformers started but about when it ended (at least for me. I never got to see the original TF movie in the theater, and once season 3 came on TV and I saw this, even as a 10 year old, I knew everything I loved about Transformers was done. Sure, the 1st 2 seasons had their clunker episodes, and the seekers were never colored right, and there was that one scene where Prime was blue. But C’mon, this season is horrible. Look at these screen caps from “Five Faces of Darkness part 2”. I’m all about mass shifting. Prime’s Trailer disappears into sub-space? No Problem. Megatron be 50ft. tall & transformed can fit in either Starscream’s hand or mine? No Problem. I have a golf-size umbrella that fits in my coat pocket, Mass shifting is REAL people! But this? This is just HORRIBLE animation. The ‘A-team’ of animators must have all still been out celebrating the awesome job they did on the movie and gave season 3 to the interns. Thankfully, I’d later discover the Japanese seasons 4, 5, 6 (I have them on first on VHS, then VCD, and finally on DVD through Amazon UK) (Yes, I suffered through the horrible dubbing until the true Japanese subtitled versions became available.) What’s the point of all this? I just watched the movie again and on the special features some of the people who worked on the show/movie contribute the demise of the Transformers popularity was due to killing Optimus Prime in the movie. I totally agree but Season 3 of the cartoon, dug the grave and buried it! Nelson Ribeiro Autobot85@optonline.net *PS just to prove I’m a leader-class geek (and a hypocrite) the only incredibly awesome thing of Season 3 was the episode, “Call of the Primitives”. Nothing, NOTHING to do with the Primacron storyline but everything to do with the INCREDIBLE animation by the INFALLIBLE TMS Entertainment, Ltd.