Trivia / Transformers Energon

  • Executive Meddling: The US dub is suspected of being pushed by Cartoon Network into rush delivery territory. This was around the time Jamie Kellner "ransacked" the programming blocks. And where, pray tell, does that man hail from? FOUR KIDS ENTERTAINMENT.
  • Missing Episode: "Return, Our Scorponok!" was never translated or broadcast in America. This changes the audience perception of Scorponok entirely, as it is revealed that he is not actually Alpha Q's servant from before the planet's destruction, but a Decepticon with Fake Memories. The real Scorponok died when Planet Q exploded.
    • The loss of an episode that both explained a lot of things and was a major turning point in the series rendered a lot of events meaningless or confusing. No one's sure why it was left out.
  • Old Shame: For many of the actors, but Brad Swaile (the voice for Kicker) in particular.
  • The Other Darrin: For the dub of episode 14, Megatron was voiced by Richard Newman (Rhinox) as opposed to his usual voice actor.
  • Schedule Slip: So bad that the US adaption got incomplete sequences missing animation.
  • What Could Have Been: From various sources, it seems there was an awful lot of ideas Hasbro and / or Takara had for the show that never got implemented. Some of the ideas did end up used in the comics, while some didn't.
    • The Omnicons were originally thought up as evolved Mini-Cons.
    • Snow Cat, Roadblock, Mirage and Demolishor's dump truck form were intended to be all-new characters by Hasbro.
    • Alpha Q (snerk) was meant to be Unicron's servant.
      • Meanwhile, the show writers' idea for Alpha Q was that he would turn out to be a little girl, the princess of Planet Q.

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