Hosts: Chad, Jeremy
This is about low-rent robots, kid appeal characters, and wrecking NASA shuttles.
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Oh come now, Star Trek TAS was made in the 70's so there was at least something going on then in terms of animated TV sci-fi. Unless you mean the actual animation, which indeed was terrible.
I have to admit, the Gobots shooting lasers out of their fists kinda makes sense; you're already mechanical, why not have that sort of thing built-in instead of having to use another, separate mechanism just to shoot?
Also did anyone else ever notice that Leader-1's head looked a lot like Slingshot's from Transformers? They both have that "bald guy with sunglasses and stupidly high side collars" thing going on.
Also another thing about Go-Bots is that you have a much smaller core cast and not with very interesting designs. In the 1984 season, you had Optimus Prime and about a dozen Autobots who showed up in almost every episode, and a roughly equivalent amount of Decepticons, but in Gobots, you had only three regulars on both sides, and for the good guys, you had one almost entirely grey jet and two almost entirely red land vehicles.