Friday, 6 December 2019

Transformers deleted scenes/dialogue

The following is a list of storyboard scene numbers and dialogue lines that were deleted from Transformers episodes, after the scripts had been passed out of story editing.
The information for these cuts is sourced from the dialogue scripts available at the archive's main Transformers page, as well as cross-referencing with the available full scripts and storyboards.

At the beginning of 1985, a change of production method was introduced.  Whereas previously, the dialogue script was drawn up using the first draft storyboards, which meant waiting to book the recording session for two weeks.  Beginning with Dinobot Island part 1, all dialogue lines that were not deleted by the story editor were numbered.  This allowed the dialogue recording to proceed independently of the storyboarding process, with several verified instances in season 2 and 3 of the dialogue being recorded ahead of the first draft storyboards being completed.

Due to the edited nature of some of the dialogue scripts, and a lack of consistent numbering after line 100 on most of them, some of the cuts are best estimates.

* - line truncated, but partially used
+ - storyboard scene cut, but dialogue retained and moved.

Storyboard scenes

MP 4023 More Than Meets The Eye, part 1: 1-14: 1 scenes, 15-56: 18 scenes, 57-264: 85 scenes, 265-272: 1 scene, 273-452: 85 scenes, 464-531: 36 scenes. WIP

MP 4025 More Than Meets The Eye, part 3: 1-242: 54 scenes, 245-275: 16 scenes, 281-302: 5 scenes, 309-320A: 8 scenes, 325-335: 7 scenes, 338-502: 53 scenes. Final scene: 514

MP 700

02 Roll For It: 1-27: 7 scenes, 31, 41, 42, 44-46, 51-58, 61-65, 67-73, 76-79, 90, 98, 100, 133-159: 18 scenes, 205-208, 213, 214, 215-218 moved to 198A-198D, 277-279, 299-308, 422-424, 429-458: 14 scenes, 461, 463-477: 2 scenes, 482-486: 2 scenes, Final scene: 516

13 Heavy Metal War: 39, 40, 41 revised, 44-51, 54, 64, 72-88, 89 truncated, 92-96, 101, 109, 110, 113, 114, 146-148, 150 revised, 155, 165, 166, 173-178, 185-189, 196, 202, 219 revised, 221, 223-238, revision scene inserted before 239, 240, no dialogue 262, 263, 264, 267 no pan, 274 no pan, 279-281, 309, 310, 321, 323, 326-329, 331 revised, 332, 333, 346, 371, 372, 374-385, 386 revised, 392, 411. Final scene: 433

18 City Of Steel: 1-27: 10 scenes, 47, 48 53-60: 5 scenes, 73-98, 166-169, 183, 184, 214-219, 232, 233, 265, 266, 267-293: 9 scenes, 300-332: 3 scenes, 345-350, 357-360. Final scene 449

19 Attack Of The Autobots: 27-33, 45-57: 10 scenes, 77 or 78, 87, 97, 103, 140 - 184: 21 scenes, 186 - 209: 11 scenes, 214-263: 16 scenes, 265-320: 17 scenes, 390-397: 4 scenes, 467-478: 3 scenes, 480-494: 4 scenes. Final scene count: 501

20 Traitor: 102-115: 10 scenes, 121-229: 5 scenes, 231-279: 4 scenes. Final scene count: 403

22 The Autobot Run: 42, 66, 67, 71, 91, 141-159: 10 scenes, 189-229: 4 scenes, 235, 237-244: 5 scenes, 259-300: 3 scenes, 316, 319-406: 25 scenes. Final scene: 430

24 Day Of The Machines: 1-17: 4 scenes, 34, 35, 38, 46, 129-217: 34 scenes, 219, 220, 224-265: 15 scenes, 347-457: 7 scenes, 459-483: 7 scenes. Final scene 486

25 Enter The Nightbird: 31, 32, 113-115, 131-149: 6 scenes, 154-226: 17 scenes, 231-288: 9 scenes, 298-301, 307-317: 3 scenes, 322-326: 2 scenes, 330-401: 11 additional scenes. Final scene 472

27 The Core 1-7 3 scenes, 12-20: 6 scenes, 79, 90-138: 3 scenes, 149-213: 3 scenes, 219, 339-381: 17 scenes, 383-388: 2 scenes, 390-399: 2 scenes, 451-460: 3 scenes, 462, 465-476

28 The Insecticon Syndrome: 84-137, 202-206, 285-302: seven scenes, 321-350, 385-396. Final scene: 485

60 Cosmic Rust: 
Cut in final revision: 3 and 4 dialogue, 8, 17-19, 21, 35-37, 65-67, 80-83, 122, 123, 155, 162, 163, 167-170, 176-182, 266, 281 
Cut at Toei or in Post: 11, 12, 15, 39, 41+, 45+, 49 action on 50 layout, 69, 74+, 85+, 86*, 90 action on 91 layout, 113, 116+, 118, 128+, 161+, 164 and 166 combined, 185, 196-201, 203, 223, 224, 261+, 273, 282, 291*, 322-324, 370*, 375*, 380 action on 381 layout, 383.

Dialogue lines

29 Dinobot Island, Part 1: 115, 116, 196.

30 Dinobot Island, Part 2: 29-34, 48, 49, 90, 115, 116, 130, 131, 146-148, 155-158, 167.

31 The Master Builders: 63, 72, 120, 121, 161, 177, 185.

32 Auto Berserk: 1, 26, 40, 87, 90, 95, 234.

33 Microbots: 80, 83, 84, 86, 92-94, 98-99, 104-106, 141-146, 178, 179, 201, 210, 215.

34 Megatron's Master Plan, part 1: 43, 64, 82, 105, 113, 128?, 129?, 173, 185, 212, 213.

35 Megatron's Master Plan, part 2: 16-25, 94, 141, 1 (additional)

36 Desertion Of The Dinobots, Part 1: 14, 49-54, 61, 74, 92, 99, 100, 108, 136.

37 Desertion Of The Dinobots, Part 2: 79, 91-98, 105-108, 111, 112, 133*-135, 139, 154, 184.

38 Blaster Blues: 8-10, 16-22, 89, 122-124, 159, 167, 173, 174, 196, 202, 203, 213-219, 223-227, 229.

39 A Decepticon Raider In King Arthur's Court: 1, 14, 15, 17*, 30, 43*, 44-50, 51*, 61, 72*, 77*, 81-84*, 95*, 99*, 130-131, 155, 159, 166, 168, 187, 199-204, 227, 246-256, 287, 288, 300*, 301-304,

40 The Golden Lagoon: 49, 50, four lines 111-119, three lines 124-169, 176.

41 The God Gambit: 50-54, 70-73, 82, 126, 130, 145, 166, 168, 169, 185-188, 191, 193, 194, 198, 202, 211,214, 223, 232 replaced.

42 Make Tracks: 21, 22, 131, 153, 154, 174, 182, 186, 206-215, 217, 224.

43 Child's Play: 1, 4-6, 11, 18, 20, 30-32, 66, two lines 195-199.

44 Quest For Survival: 5, 12, 57-73, 93, One line 100-107, Five lines 110-117, four lines 121-129, five lines 135-149, four lines 164-186, four lines 222-238, two lines 240-247.

45 The Secret Of Omega Supreme: 7, 33, two lines 65-70, 74, 75 93, five lines 103-118, three lines 120-127, two lines 131-137, eleven lines 139-163, four lines 190-197, four lines 203-232, six lines 240-266.

46 The Gambler: 4-13, 20-23, seven lines 151-181, fourteen lines 201-227, two lines 231-263.

47 Kremzeek!: Fifteen lines 1-34, 43, 49 71-73, 87, 88, 91, 92, seven lines 104-152.

48 Sea Change: 15, 21, 22, 26, 27, 58, 59, 61, 65, 67, 78-82, 88-96, 100, 103, seven lines 118-136, six lines 151-160, 163-166, 168-172, fourteen lines 182-213, 228, 232-239, eight lines 242-252, 258-263, three lines 273-280, 284, 285, five lines 289-296, 310, five lines 312-318, 332.

49 Triple Takeover: 25-61, 103, four lines 106-125, eleven lines 130-162, seven lines 176-188, 206, eight lines 237-252.

50 Prime Target: 33, 34, 40, 43*, 45, 55, 60-65, 68, 80, 112, 128, 140, 141, 143, 144, 148, 196-198, 203, 214-216.

51 Auto-bop: 5-8, 18-22, 25, 26, 30-32, 34-36, 69, 78-84, 87-101, One line 109-125, five lines 127-145, 155, 156, 166, 167, One line 170-182, 187-190, nine lines 213-229, eight lines 234-252.

52 The Search For Alpha Trion: 27, 31,40, 84-88, 91, four lines 100-117, four lines 119-148, 152-159, seven lines 171-199, four lines 208-227, 252.

53 The Girl Who Loved Powerglide: 6-8, 36, 43, 51, 90-93, 95-106, three lines 115-132, two lines 139-143, three lines 150-163.

54 Hoist Goes Hollywood: 33-36, 41,123, three lines 125-162, 218, six lines 219-236.

55 The Key To Vector Sigma, Part 1: 9-14, 44, 45, 57, 74, 101-106, 129-132, 134-140, 146-148, 161, 162, 177-179, 192-194, 210, 211, 215, 216, 239.

56 The Key To Vector Sigma, Part 2: 1-14, 22-25, 30, 48, 49, 59, 61, 62, 71, 72, 86-92, 120-123, 173, 174, 177-179, 181-184, 189, 198-200, 210, 228, 245-249.

57 Aerial Assault: 1*, 10*-12, 18, 51-54, 56, 57, 73, 77, 78, 98, 99, 112-138, 141-162, 184, 185, two lines 188-193, 228*.

58 War Dawn: 5, 8, 16, 20-22, 25, 26, 29-31, 33, 37, 42-44, 47, 54, 57, 71-76, 78, 84, 90, 145, 147, 2 lines 149-162, seventeen lines 169-217, 230, five lines 220-244, four lines 246-277, 279, 280, six lines 291-310.

59 Trans-Europe Express: 24, 26, 36, 40-48, 50-55, 73, 124, 132, 134-145, 155*, 157-159, 168, 202, 214, 253.

60 Cosmic Rust: 2, 4, 12, 13, 15-17, 26, 36, 41, 42, 65, 70, 71, 89-93, 96-100, 101, 108-110, 121, 122, 149, 163*, 170, 204, 205, 220, 237.

61 Starscream's Brigade: 30, 50, 58-61, 63, 64, 66, 72-76, 97, 127, 141, 144, 145, 153, 154, 158-159, 161, 171, 172, 175-179, 186-195, 205, 210-212, 227, 229. (incomplete due to heavy re-write of ending)

62 The Revenge Of Bruticus: 12,34, 36, 37, 57, 63, 74, 78, 79, 206.

63 Masquerade: 11*, 31-33, 54, 74, 129, 137, 146, 158, 159, 178-183, 194-197, 206, 242-247, 249, 267.

64 B.O.T: 14-18, 24, 25, 39, 41, 51, 62, 69, 74, 75, 82, 92, 99, 100, 105-109, 118-122, 125, 128, 130, 135-137, 156.


86 Five Faces Of Darkness, Part 1: 1, 3-5, 7, 9, 10, 21-34, 44, four lines 57-63, 65, 70, 71, 73, 74, 85, five lines 111-121, three lines 131-140, three lines 147-156, 166-174, two lines 201-207, 221.

87 Five Faces Of Darkness, Part 2: 9-18, 20, 27, 28, 35, 71, 119, five lines 132-148, eight lines 150-163, 179, 183, two lines 186-192, 204.

88 Five Faces Of Darkness, Part 3: 4-6, 81, 103, 114, 115, two lines 120-138, 1 line 142-146, 163.

89 Five Faces Of Darkness, Part 4: 13-22, 34, 35, 47, 48, 52-56, 64, 65, 71, 79-83, four lines 156-169, one line 171-179, one line 188-195, five lines 212-228.

90 Five Faces Of Darkness, Part 5: 27, 78, 79, 82, 83, 96-98, 125, 127, 128, 164, 197, 211, 212.

91 The Killing Jar: 32, 52, 87-89, 97, six lines 140-158, 160, two lines 242-248.

92 Chaos: 4, 5, 15, 25, 29, 30, 57, 64, two lines 68-71, 76, 79, 105-107, 112, four lines 139-162, four lines 164-177.

93 Dark Awakening: 9, 10, 38, 64, 89-94, 114, 146-155, 193, 201, 210, 211, 236, 252, 257, 258.

94 Forever Is A Long Time Coming: 19-23, 32-34, 36, 42, 58-63, 91-93, 96, 99-104, two lines 175-188.

95 Starscream's Ghost: No original script

96 Thief In The Night: 1-9, 12, 13, 24-28, 35, 37, 38, 51-57. 74-84, 93, 94, nineteen lines 107-129, 133, ten lines 148-179, 196-203, two lines 205-212, ten lines 214-232, 239, 242.

97 Surprise Party: 53-55, 72, 73, 100.

98 Madman's Paradise: 22, 30, 31, 80, 83, 96, three lines 98-104, 115, 122, 137, 144, three lines 154-163, 190, six lines 199-207, 209, two lines 219-232, two lines 234-239, 241, 242, 246, 248, 249, 254, 256, 258, two lines 263-274.

99 Nightmare Planet: 3, 12, 13, 15-18, 24, 36-44, 46, 50, 51, 60, 61, 82, 95, 101, three lines 111-115, six lines 120-140, two lines 143-149, five lines 151-157, 196, two lines 201-209.

100 Ghost In The Machine: 56-58, 61, 62, three lines 119-130, seven lines 132-154, sixteen lines 181-217.

101 Webworld: 3-5, 10, 11, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 25, 36, 39, 47-49, 61, 66, 68, 69, 71, 73, 74, 84-86, 90, two lines 163-175, 181-183, ten lines 214-223, two lines 225-246, three lines 251-258.

102 Carnage In C-Minor: 65-68, 72, 74, 75, 78, 88, 94, 95, 103, 129, 132, 133, 142, thirteen lines 144-159, 168-171, 175, five lines 177-202, two lines 207-215, eight lines 223-237, 240.

103 The Quintesson Journal: 8, 9, 24, 32, 57, 83, 84, 92.

104 The Ultimate Weapon:

105 The Big Broadcast of 2006:

106 Fight Or Flee:

107 Dweller In The Depths: 8, 39, 50-59, 65, 73, 77, 78, 85, 89, 91-93, six lines 96-110, two lines 112-115, seven lines 118-140, 168, 172, 173, six lines 175-187, five lines 210-231, six lines 248-270.

108 Only Human: 7, 13, 15, three lines 133-142, one lines 144-149, two lines 151-173, 206.

110 Grimlock's New Brain 77, 78, 81, 82, four lines 98-103, 136-141, nine lines 146-176, 179-182, three lines 197-205, two lines 225-230.

111 Money Is Everything 21, 37, 57, 92, three lines 115-133, three lines 135-143, eleven lines 150-179, 182, 204, 205, 229, three lines 231-238, 282.

112 Call Of The Primitives 12, 18, 19, 23, 24, 40, 155, three lines 159-179.

113 The Face Of The Nijika 1-5, 35, 43, 44, 79-81, 84, 96-98, six lines 180-219.

114 The Burden Hardest To Bear 3-5, 11, 12, 33, 58, 65, 68, 77, 78, five lines 216-229, 248.

115 The Return Of Optimus Prime, Part 1: 37-39, 60-65, 94, 95, 105-108, 111, 113, 120, 138 -145, 158, 166-168, 178, 179, 182.

116 The Return Of Optimus Prime, Part 2: 64-67, 102, 104, 107, 111, 128, 137, 145, 156, 172, 229.