The Transformers script
Synopsis: The Transformers: The Movie is a 1986 American animated science fiction action adventure film based on the animated TV series by the same name. It was released in North America on August 8, 1986 and in the UK on December 5, 1986. The film was co-produced and directed by Nelson Shin, who also produced the original Transformers television series, and features the voices of Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, Lionel Stander, John Moschitta, Jr., Peter Cullen and Frank Welker. It also marked the final roles for both Orson Welles, who died the year before its release,and Scatman Crothers, who died months after its release.

FADE IN:

EXT. SPACE

A small planet glows in the light of its sun.

Suddenly, we hear a loud rumble, and see a thick, electronic

mist behind the planet...

Then, the electronic mist begins to engulf the planet, and we

hear the horrible sounds of destruction.

Almost like somebody, or something, is eating it.

PUSH DOWN TO:

EXT. THE NEAR SIDE OF THE PLANET'S SURFACE

Strange robotic creatures scramble around the planet in a wild panic.

It looks like Pompeii must have looked as Vesuvius erupted.

ANGLE ON ONE OF THE CREATURES - TRACKING

The creature is KRANIX. We will meet him later on

in a very different context, but for now, he is

running from the ever-growing mist that threatens to

engulf him.

ANOTHER ANGLE - THE PANIC

As Kranix runs, another creature, ARBLUS, calls to him.

ARBLUS:

Transform and flee, Kranix! You must warn

all you meet of the horror of Unicron!

Suddenly, the pitiful creature is surrounded by the strange

energy cloud and it looks like his body has simultaneously caught

fire and been doused with acid.

KRANIX:

Arblus! No!

ANGLE ON KRANIX:

The mist threatens to engulf him too.

He transforms into a small rocket ship and...

TRACK WITH KRANIX AS...

He takes off.

As we rise higher and higher in the atmosphere, we see the horror

wrought by the hideous and still mysterious Unicron.

The planet cracks like an egg and rivers of lava leak out.

The energy cloud surrounds it and...

Dissolves everything...

... And when the smoke clears, we get our first look at Unicron.

It is horrifying.

A massive, metal orb with a gaping maw and a field of electricity.

PAN FORWARD to SHOW that this hideous planet is on a direct

collision course with...

MOONS ORBITING CYBERTRON IN DEEP SPACE

There are TWO MECHANISTIC MOONS orbiting the huge planet Cybertron.

But we are most concerned with a small, greenish metal one.

NARRATOR:

It is the year 2005. The treacherous Decepticons have

conquered the Autobots' home planet of Cybertron. But

from secret staging grounds on two of Cybertron's moons

the valiant Autobots prepare to retake their homeland.

CLOSER ON GREEN MOON

At first, we see nothing unusual or suspicious. Then, pulling

closer, we see that the top of the moon is covered with moon

camouflage "netting" and underneath it is a huge cache of

futuristic weapons.

This is the Autobot staging ground for an assault on Cybertron.

DOLLY THROUGH THE COMPLEX until we arrive at a Command Center

where several Autobots peer into monitors, running constant

surveillance on Cybertron.

ANGLE ON IRONHIDE

He peers into a monitor.

As he speaks, we see the monitor PAN to an area where a huge

Decepticon Symbol is emblazoned on Cybertron.

IRONHIDE:

Every time I look into this thing, my

circuits sizzle. I'm tired of this waiting

game, Prime. When are we gonna start bustin'

Deceptichops?

ANGLE ON OPTIMUS PRIME

He stands over a holographic map which shows various invasion

plans for Cybertron.

OPTIMUS PRIME:

We still don't have enough Energon cubes to power a

full scale assault, Ironhide.

IRONHIDE:

Then let me make another run to Autobot City

on Earth. I'll bring you back more cubes than

you'll know what to do with.

ANGLE ON PRIME:

He solemnly hands down an order

PRIME:

Alright, ready the shuttle for launch.

ANGLE ON IRONHIDE

He raises a fist in a warwhoop!

IRONHIDE:

YAHOO!

(looking into monitor)

Your days are numbered now Decepticreeps.

A SMALL MOON "MOUNTAIN"

Ironhide transforms and Races toward a mountain, which stands

about a half mile from the secret Autobot facility.

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Ron Friedman

Ron Friedman (born Ronald I. Friedman August 1, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American television and film producer and writer most known for his work on such animated television shows as G.I. Joe, The Transformers and the Marvel Action Hour as well as shows Iron Man and Fantastic Four as well as the animated film The Transformers: The Movie. more…

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