I was going to post this in the Episode 10 discussion, but Animated seems to be filled with so many nods to Transformer's past (this weekend a nod to even the other toys of that era) that I wanted to start a thread based on the many nods in the show. But not so much to list them, since we all know them. Rather that it's really nice to see true nods in this show. Cybertron, in particular tended to do what most Transformer-related things do when the writers and creators aren't so much fans, rather, they watch Transformers the movie and then say "oooo, let's use a line from that movie and make the fans giddy." Animated takes it to another level, where you know the writers/creators know who Kremzeek is, and know who Daniel is outside of just the movie. They know that Beast Wars Megatron was a purple Dino. Some of these things (like Grimlock speaking exactly like he did in the old show), could have been gathered by a viewing of the old movie, but honestly, I think these guys watched the old show, and it "shows". We aren't just getting rehashed "I would have waited an eternity for this" lines as a way to show (Oh we're fans too). We're getting little nudges here and there, and that, to me, is a comforting thought, knowing that despite having to adhere to new fans with the style, that they know what they are doing. Kremzeek in an episode doesn't mean that this is G1... but it means that they know enough about G1 to get what made it special, and that we are in for a treat (one that has been obvious in the last couple of episodes). small spoiler My question is.. If Daniel is at Sari's party because his parents work for her dad, does that mean that we might see Spike in more than just a cameo one day?