The Robots in Disguise cartoon started airing on American television in the autumn of 2001. It was based on the Japanese series Car Robots, and had 39 episodes.
One major difference compared to earlier versions of Transformers, is that the Autobots are operating in secret. A small group of Autobots, led by Optimus Prime, is secretly guarding the planet in case the planet is attacked by the Predacons.
As you might have guessed, a substantial part of the series revolves around this technology. The Global Space Bridge is a constant thorn in the flesh to Megatron and his followers, and they soon realize that they have to try to steal the access codes to it.
The new enemy
Another difference from earlier versions of Transformers, is that the Autobots aren't fighting the Decepticons this time, at least not to begin with. Instead, the assailants are the Predacons.
The Predacons were originally introduced in the Beast Wars series, where they were the descendants of the Decepticons. Naturally the Predacons transform too, but instead of transforming into vehicles or robotic animals like the Decepticons, they transform into organic-looking beasts. But are they better equipped to conquer the Earth than the Decepticons of the original Transformers series? You will have to watch the series to find out...
This page was created by Lars Eriksson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last revision was made on Sunday, September 7, 2003