Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie and Transformers: Animated, Joe Hunt in Billionaire Boys Club, Nick Peretti in New Jack City, Billy Beretti in Empire, Jack Richmond in the television series Suddenly Susan. Nelson was born in Portland, the son of Merle, a court mediator and former member of the Maine state legislature, Leonard Nelson, a corporate lawyer, his family is Jewish, his father was the first Jewish president of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. He has two sisters and Julie, he went to school at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Waynflete School in Portland and studied at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, leaving during his sophomore year, he subsequently moved to Manhattan to study acting with Stella Adler. Nelson began acting in the mid-1980s, starring in Making the Grade, in Fandango opposite Kevin Costner, it was his roles in John Hughes's The Breakfast Club and Joel Schumacher's St. Elmo's Fire - and his affiliation with the Brat Pack - that made Nelson a star.
The St. Elmo's Fire music video - directed by Schumacher - reached No. 1 in the US, was written by David Foster and John Parr and performed by John Parr. A subsequent article in New York magazine, which focused on the success of these films, resulted in the term "Brat Pack" being coined. In 1986 Nelson provided the voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime in The Transformers: The Movie and teamed up with Breakfast Club alumna Ally Sheedy for a third time in Blue City, he provided narration for Bill Couturie's Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, a critically acclaimed war documentary that featured a cast including Tom Berenger, Robert De Niro, Willem Dafoe, Matt Dillon. Film critic Roger Ebert praised the documentary, it maintains a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, he starred opposite Burt Reynolds in the ABC Afterschool Special Shattered If Your Kid's On Drugs, which featured Megan Follows and Dermot Mulroney. In 1987 he starred in the Bob Clark courtroom comedy From the Hip, which co-starred John Hurt and Elizabeth Perkins.
In late 1988 he played Konstantin in Chekhov's The Seagull directed by Charles Marowitz at the Los Angeles Theatre Center, earning praise, as did the entire production. Nelson closed the 1980s with the William Lustig thriller, Relentless, in which he plays a Los Angeles serial killer being hunted by two police officers. Key TV roles in the 1980s included Moonlighting - episode "Camille" - in which he played a police officer opposite Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis. Nelson began 1990s with a starring role opposite Max von Sydow in the World War II drama Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes. In the Fall of 1990 he appeared on stage in Chicago and New York in Jules Feiffer's Carnal Knowledge with Jon Cryer, he worked for a second time with Adam Rifkin, this time starring in The Dark Backward with Bill Paxton. In 1991, he had a starring role in the Mario Van Peebles-directed New Jack City, an urban gangster film with Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Vanessa A. Williams, Chris Rock, he had a special guest appearance in the popular HBO TV series Tales from the Crypt - on the episode What's Cookin - with Christopher Reeve and Meat Loaf, followed by a starring role with Richard Jordan in the thriller Primary Motive, a similar role in Entangled opposite Pierce Brosnan, set in Paris.
In 1994 Nelson appeared with Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler in the comedy Airheads, with Gina Gershon in the psychological thriller Flinch, with partner Shannen Doherty in the thriller Blindfold: Acts of Obsession. He headlined the Australian thriller, Blackwater Trail, with Peter Phelps before receiving a starring role on the NBC television sitcom Suddenly Susan, which saw success for a four-season run. Nelson wrapped up the 1990s with another urban gangster thriller, Light It Up, which featured an ensemble cast including R&B singer/actor Usher Raymond, Rosario Dawson, Forest Whitaker, Vanessa L. Williams. In the 21st century, Nelson has appeared in such TV series as The Outer Limits, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, Las Vegas, Eleventh Hour as a psychologist researching soldiers returning
Arcee is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers franchise. They are female Autobots pink or blue in color. Being the most famous of the Female Autobots, she has made more appearances and has had several more incarnations than any other female Transformer, she turned into a car, however incarnations have turned into motorcycles. The character has gained much notability upon appearing in Transformers: Prime though that incarnation is altered than the others. Arcee's design, alternate mode, personality vary depending on continuity. Colored pink and white, she has been depicted as a blue-colored character, Botcon storyline saw her reformatted into a Maximal spider. Arcee is a female Autobot warrior and the daughter of Fortress Maximus who turns into a pink convertible, she was voiced by Susan Blu. Although a group of Female Autobots had been featured in one episode of the original cartoon series, Arcee became the best-known due to her position as a recurring cast member following her introduction in The Transformers: The Movie.
Arcee who would go on to be involved in several more Transformers-related shows as voice director reprising her role as Arcee in Transformers: Animated. Arcee was depicted as being an excellent marksman. Arcee was not one of the Female Autobots in the aforementioned group. In the season 3 introduction, "Five Faces of Darkness", she accompanies Springer on a mission to track down a sleezoid ship; the mission reunites them with Grimlock and Rodimus Prime. They go onto rescue Ultra Magnus and Spike Witwicky from the clutches of the Quintessons. Arcee would appear sporadically over the course of the season, kept her main character status into the fourth season dubbed "The Rebirth", she was a major player in "Dark Awakening", being among the crew zombie Optimus Prime betrayed aboard the mausoleum. And, in "Dweller in the Depths", she is seen fighting back against Springer when he is turned into an energy vampire. In the episode "Only Human", Ultra Magnus, Rodimus Prime and Arcee found their minds transferred into human-mimicking "synthoid" bodies by the human crime lord Victor Drath.
In the final three episodes of the U. S. television series, when the Decepticons stole the key to the Plasma Energy Chamber and opened the ancient device, a group of Autobots and humans included Arcee and Daniel Witwicky were blasted across the galaxy by the energy release, crash-landing on the planet Nebulos. Siding with a group of rebels engaged in a war against the planet's evil rulers, the Hive, they deduced a process by which they could combine the best of their minds and bodies together, becoming Headmasters. While the other Autobot Headmasters combined with Nebulons, Daniel became Arcee's Headmaster partner. In the Japanese television series Transformers: The Headmasters, the events of the last three episodes of the U. S. series were ignored. Although Headmasters were introduced, they had a vastly different origin. Arcee did not become a Headmaster, but was a regular on this series, appearing in most of the episodes, from episode 1 "Four Warriors Come Out of The Sky" to episode 35 "The Final Showdown On Earth Part 2".
In the Beast Wars episode "Transmutate", Rattrap referred to Arcee as his great aunt: "What in the name of my great aunt Arcee is going on!?" The character Transmutate was coincidentally voiced by Susan Blu, who voiced Arcee. Arcee appeared in the 1986 coloring book The Lost Treasure of Cybertron by Marvel Books. Transformers: Universe Wreckers #1 starts with a flashback to late in the original cartoon series, where Daniel Witwicky and Wheelie are killed; this puts Daniel's friend Arcee into a sad state. The main story is set in the episodes of Beast Machines. Arcee, now a Maximal Valkyrie with a spider beast mode, joins the Wreckers, though she proves unwilling; the Predacon Fractyl speaks with her after the rest of the group leaves, but is almost killed by the Vehicons, Arcee saves his life by sharing her Spark with him, converting him into a new body in the process. The two rejoin the rest of the team and flee Cybertron in an Autobot shuttle, which unbeknownst to them has been boarded by Devcon.
A confrontation with him leaves Fractyl dangerously wounded, Arcee takes him to receive medical care. She and the other Wreckers are betrayed by Cyclonus, who had infiltrated the team in service to the Predacon criminal Cryotek. According to the script for the unreleased issue #4 of Transformers: Universe - The Wreckers the Wreckers returned to Cybertron where they helped repel an invasion by the Quintessons. Arcee appeared in the Devil's Due third series of G. I. Joe vs; the Transformers. Grimlock, Arcee and Perceptor were sent to Earth to aid G. I. Joe in removing the influence of Cybertronian technology on Earth; when Cobra attacked the base, the Autobots helped repel the Cobra Battle Android Trooper armies. However, Cobra Commander was able to infiltrate the base and awaken the special project the government was working on - SerpentO. R, a cyborg created using DNA from many great parts from Megatron. SerpentO. R. Promptly escaped to Cybertron via Spacebridge; the Autobots and a team of G. I. Joes led by Hawk pursued him.
During this an attraction had been growing between Bumblebee. This led to Bumblebee's death at the hands of SerpentO. R and Arcee and the others were captured. Freed by Snake Eyes, Arcee was part of the assault to rescue Prime and proved instrumental in SerpentO. R's defeat, ripping his chestpiece off and allowing Hawk to reach the Matrix, opening it and putting Cobra Commander in a coma. Arcee was seen mourning Bumblebee at the end. Dur
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, author and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise, a character he portrayed in television and film from a pilot episode shot in late 1964 to his final film performance in 2013. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders, in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In December 1964, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot "The Cage", went on to play the character of Spock until the end of the production run in early 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series; the character earned Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of... narrated Civilization IV, made several well-received stage appearances.
He had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe. Nimoy's public profile as Spock was so strong that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock and I Am Spock, were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. In 2015 an asteroid was named 4864 Nimoy in his honor; the documentaries For the Love of Spock and Remembering Leonard Nimoy were produced by his son and daughter respectively. Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931, in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, to Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, Ukraine, his parents left Iziaslav separately—his father first walking over the border into Poland while his mother and grandmother were smuggled out of the Soviet Union in a horse-drawn wagon by hiding under bales of hay. They reunited after arriving in the United States, his mother, was a homemaker, his father, Max Nimoy, owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of Boston. He had Melvin; as a child, Nimoy took miscellaneous jobs to supplement his family's income, including selling newspapers and greeting cards, shining shoes, or setting up chairs in theaters, when he got older, selling vacuum cleaners.
He began acting at the age of eight in a children's and neighborhood theater. His parents wanted him to attend college and pursue a stable career, or learn to play the accordion, so he could always make a living, but his grandfather encouraged him to do what he wanted to do most, to become an actor. Nimoy realized he had an aptitude for singing, which he developed while a member of his synagogue's choir, his singing during his bar mitzvah at age 13 was so good that he was asked to repeat his performance the following week at another synagogue. "He is still the only man I know whose voice was two bar mitzvahs good!" said William Shatner. His first major role was at 17, as Ralphie in an amateur production of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing!, which dealt with the struggles of a matriarchal Jewish family similar to his during the Great Depression. "Playing this teenage kid in this Jewish family, so much like mine was amazing," he said. "The same dynamics, the same tensions in the household." The role "lit a passion".
"I never wanted to do anything else." Shatner notes that Nimoy worked on local radio shows for children voice acting Bible stories, adding: Obviously, there was something symbolic about that. Many years as Captain Kirk, I would be busy rescuing civilizations in distress on distant planets while Leonard's Mr. Spock would be examining the morality of man– and alienkind. Nimoy took drama classes at Boston College, after moving to Los Angeles, he used $600 he saved from selling vacuum cleaners to enroll at the Pasadena Playhouse. However, he was soon disillusioned and quit after six months, feeling that the acting skills he had acquired from earlier roles were more advanced: "I thought, I have to study here three years in order to do this level of work, I'm doing better work."He became a devotee of method acting concepts derived from the teachings of Konstantin Stanislavsky, realizing that the stage allowed him to explore the "psychological and physical territories of life that can't be done anywhere else," inquiries which he said led him into acting in the first place.
He took method actor Marlon Brando as a role model, like him, wore jeans and T-shirts. Between studies, to have some income, he took a job at an ice cream parlor on the Sunset Strip. In 1953, Nimoy enlisted in the United States Army Reserve at Fort McPherson Georgia, serving for 18 months until 1955, leaving as a sergeant. Part of Nimoy's time in the military was spent with the Army Special Services, putting on shows which he wrote and emceed. One of his soldiers was Ken Berry, whom he encouraged to go into acting as a civilian, helped contact agents. During that period, he directed and starred in A Streetcar Named Desire, with the Atlanta Theater Guild. Soon after he was discharged, with his wife Sandi pregnant with their second child, they rented an apartment and Nimoy took a job driving a cab in Los Angeles. Nimoy spent more than a decade receiving only small parts in B movies and the lead in one, along with a minor TV role, he believed that playing the title role in the 1952 film Kid Monk Baroni would make him a star, but the film failed after playing briefly.
While he was serving in the military the film gained
A kangaroo court is a court that ignores recognized standards of law or justice, carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides. The term may apply to a court held by a legitimate judicial authority who intentionally disregards the court's legal or ethical obligations; the defendants in such courts are denied access to legal representation and in some cases, proper defence. Prejudicial bias of the decision-maker or from political decree are among the most publicized causes of kangaroo courts; such proceedings are held to give the appearance of a fair and just trial though the verdict was decided before the trial began. A kangaroo court could develop when the structure and operation of the forum result in an inferior brand of adjudication. A common example of this is when institutional disputants have excessive and unfair structural advantages over individual disputants; the term kangaroo court is erroneously believed to have its origin from the courts of Australia's penal colonies.
However, the first published instance of the term is from an American source in the year 1853. Some sources suggest that it may have been popularized during the California Gold Rush of 1849 to which many thousands of Australians flocked. In consequence of the Australian diggers' presence, it may have come about as a description of the hastily carried-out proceedings used to deal with the issue of claim jumping miners. Ostensibly, the term comes from the notion of justice proceeding "by leaps", like a kangaroo – in other words, "jumping over" evidence that would be in favour of the defendant. An alternative theory is that as these courts are convened to deal with an immediate issue, they are called kangaroo courts as they have "jumped up" out of nowhere like a kangaroo. Another possibility is that the phrase could refer to the pouch of a kangaroo, meaning the court is in someone's pocket; the phrase is still in common use. It is possible that the Australian miners used it to describe the actions of local American vigilantes who, because of claims of lawlessness amongst the Australians, took matters into their own hands to the point of hanging several without trial.
The term is sometimes used without any negative connotation. For example, many Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball teams have a kangaroo court to punish players for errors and other mistakes on the field, as well as for being late for a game or practice, not wearing proper attire to road games, or having a messy locker in the clubhouse. Fines are allotted, at the end of the year, the money collected is given to charity; the organization may use the money for a team party at the end of the season. Some examples of adjudication venues described as kangaroo courts are the People's Court of Nazi Germany that convicted people who were suspected of being involved with the failed plot to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944. Another example is the trial of Pol Pot and his brother Ieng San by the People's Revolutionary Tribunal in Cambodia in August 1979. After a lengthy trial with a duration of five days, both were sentenced to death in absentia on August 19, 1979. Conclusive evidence showed that the verdicts and the sentencing papers had been prepared in advance of the trial.
Relying on this evidence the United Nations proceeded to delegitimize the tribunal stating that it did not comply with standards of international law. During the Romanian Revolution in 1989, President and Communist Party General Secretary Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were sentenced to death by a kangaroo court of soldiers from the Romanian People's Army, which switched to the side of the revolutionaries. Etymology Online The Straight Dope: What's the origin of "kangaroo court"? What's a Kangaroo Court
Bumblebee, designation B-127, is a fictional robot superhero in the many continuities in the Transformers franchise. The character is a member of the Autobot, a group of sentient self-configuring modular extraterrestrial robotic lifeforms In most versions, Bumblebee is a small—yellow with black stripes—with most of his alternative vehicle modes inspired by several generations of the Chevrolet American muscle cars – with the live-action film versions being a yellow Camaro with black racing stripes; the original vehicle-mode design was based on a classic European Type 1 Volkswagen Beetle. The character is named after the Bumblebee, a black-and-yellow striped bee which inspired his paint scheme. Bumblebee appears in most of the series and becomes the main protagonist in Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Transformers: Cyberverse. Bumblebee is the "little brother" of the heroic or protagonistic Autobot faction and a mascot striving to prove himself in the eyes of the other robots—especially his leader, Optimus Prime.
This causes him to take risks that put him in danger. Although a bit of a smart aleck, he is a capable and reliable messenger and spy, his small size allowing him to go places that his larger commanders cannot, he is fuel-efficient, has great visual acuity, is adaptable to undersea environments and transforms into a Saturn yellow Volkswagen Beetle. He was reconstructed into a stronger, more mature form as Goldbug. At BotCon 2010, Hasbro named Bumblebee as one of the first five robot inductees in the Transformers Hall of Fame. Bumblebee holds the distinction of being the second character to appear on-screen in the original Transformers animated series, while on a mission to recover a small clutch of energy conductors with Wheeljack, illustrating the energy crisis holding sway over their home planet of Cybertron; these two characters were season and beginning of the second season, sometimes going on missions. Bumblebee is subsequently among the Transformers aboard the Ark as it set off searching for new worlds and new energy sources, which crashed on Earth, causing the Transformers within to be trapped in stasis for four million years.
Awakening in 1984, Bumblebee helps Ironhide quell a raging river and uses his small size to help the human Autobot ally Sparkplug Witwicky plant explosives in the midst of a Decepticon mining operation. He befriends Sparkplug's son Spike, but on their first adventure together they are both kidnapped by the Decepticons, Bumblebees memory chip were altered as he unintentionally lured the other Autobots into a trap. Bumblebee recovered in time to help his fellow Autobots stop the Decepticons from sending Spike to Cybertron. After their first adventure and Spike became best friends for life as they both realized that they make a good team. Bumblebee got injured with Spike inside from a battle with the Decepticons at a rocket base. Bumblebee was being repaired by Ratchet while his best friend was being fixed at the hospital but his mind ended up being transferred into the robot body of Autobot X, created by Sparkplug, so the doctors at the hospital can operate one his real one; when Spike left base as there was a side effect of the mind transfer, Bumblebee left afterwards to go look for his best friend but his radio transmitters weren't fixed yet.
After finding Spike, Bumblebee tries to get his pal to come to his senses but failed when his best friend believed that he was tricking him. Bumblebee sees the Decepticons arriving at their location but they didn't see him so he was able to hear Megatron tell lies to his best friend left to go get Optimus and the rest of his Autobot friends for help, who were helping with repairs at the rocket base they were battling at before. After arriving at the rocket base, Bumblebee tells Optimus that Megatron is manipulating Spike and he's starting to believe him. Bumblebee was asks to lead the way of their location by Optimus, who feared that the Decepticons would find out about Spike's messed up mind and would take advantage of the situation, so they can help their friend. Arriving where Spike was and Optimus tried talking some sense into him but it didn't work as they hoped it would but they were both relieved when he did when Sparkplug was endangered. After the Decepticons left, Bumblebee gave his best friend a high five when he returned to his real body when it got all fixed up.
Bumblebee accompanies Spike and Sparkplug with Jazz to test out his new speakers but decided to head to headquarters so wouldn't have to deal with his loud music. When Bumblebee return to headquarters he saw no one but Bluestreak there and that Telatran One was damaged was dragged to the recharging chamber by Bluestreak, due to Megatron putting a personality destabilizer in their recharging chamber to turn all the Autobots evil. However, Bumblebee was saved when Jazz and Sparkplug arrived back just in time as Jazz knocked Bluestreak out for a while. After Sparkplug fixed Telatran One, Jazz and Sparkplug became shocked when Telatran One tells them that Megatron turned their friends from good to evil. With Bumblebee and Jazz being the only ones who weren't affected from the personality destabilizer. Bumblebee decided to stop his comrades when he hears about Optimus Prime with Brawn and Prowl attacking an Air Force jet base with Spike accompanying him. Once they arrived, Bumblebee tried a few times to get through to no success.
Bumblebee was relieved that his friends were free from the Decepticons control, after Sparkplug invented Attitude exchanger to counteract the personality destabilizer effects, except for Optimus. Bumblebee took the last one, as there was no ot
Starscream is a fictional character in the many continuities in the Transformers franchise. He is one of the most occurring characters in the Transformers fictional work, appearing in all continuities of the Transformers franchise. A graduate of the Cybertron War Academy, Starscream is a deadly high-ranking Decepticon who turns into a jet fighter, Megatron's second-in-command as the leader of the Seekers. Authors have created many characters in the franchise based on the appeal of Starscream's treachery and cunning. Starscream has the ambition to overthrow Megatron as the Decepticons' leader, he has controlled the Decepticons at times, but he suffers defeat. Starscream is ruthless and more intelligent than average Decepticons, but unlikely to act directly on his aspirations without first securing conditions favorable to his ascension, he considers himself vastly superior to other Decepticons and finds Megatron contemptible for his antiquated military strategies and tactics. Starscream believes the Decepticons should employ guile and speed more than brute force to defeat the Autobots.
However, given the chance to lead, he is less successful in this than Megatron. While Megatron overlooks him as a threat, authors suggest such reasons for Megatron's tolerance of Starscream's presence as grudging respect for his scheming nature and precautionary observation. Others suggest. So, Starscream quickly exhausts Megatron's patience; as such, there have been times when Megatron has been close to killing Starscream, on one occasion Starscream is only saved by a rockfall. In his original appearance, Starscream transforms into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle; as Decepticon Air Commander, he leads the other Decepticon Seeker jets, many of whom share his physical design. His technical specifications indicate altitude ceiling as 52 miles. Launchers mounted on his arm can deliver cluster bombs capable of leveling a 10,000 square feet area and fire his signature null ray, which for brief periods disrupts the flow of electricity in any circuitry it contacts; this action temporarily renders inoperable machine, including Transformers.
Starscream was a scientist and explorer, working with the future Autobot Skyfire, during the Golden Age of Cybertron, shortly before the Autobot/Decepticon war re-erupted. Following the disappearance of Skyfire when the two were exploring a prehistoric Earth, Starscream returned to Cybertron and soon abandoned his scientific pursuits, becoming a warrior in Megatron's Decepticon army as the civil war exploded. Starscream attended the Cybertron War Academy, mentioned in the episode "A Prime Problem". Starscream makes use of his old scientist profession in a few episodes. For example, when he and several other Decepticons were temporarily displaced in time to medieval England, the weapons of the transformers ceased functioning. In the episode "Starscream's Brigade", he attempts—in what was only his latest in a series of attempts—to overthrow Megatron as the leader of Decepticons. After being defeated and exiled in Guadalcanal, Starscream finds the remains of some World War II military vehicles, which inspire him to create an army of his own.
He travels to Cybertron forcing the guards and eluding Shockwave to do so. He breaks into the Decepticon Detention Center and steals the five personality components of Renegade Decepticons installs them into five wrecked military vehicles and they become the Combaticons; the Combaticons and Starscream capture four Transformers. When Megatron rallies his troops against Starscream and the Combaticons, he deploys Devastator to fight Bruticus, but Devastator is defeated. Megatron attempts to retreat, however Starscream orders Bruticus to capture Megatron and hold him while he gloats and humiliates him. While this is going on, the Stunticons combine into Menasor and defeat Bruticus. Megatron orders Astrotrain to exile Starscream and the Combaticons to a distant planet. In the next episode, "The Revenge of Bruticus", the Combaticons blame Starscream for their punishment, they imprison him on Cybertron, plan revenge on Megatron by pulling the Earth towards the Sun using Cybertron's controls. After proving his worth in helping Autobot and Decepticon forces stop the deranged Bruticus, Starscream gets restored to Decepticon ranks and Megatron reprograms Bruticus to obey only him.
In The Transformers: The Movie and many other Decepticons participate in the battle of Autobot City, leaving several Autobots killed. After the Decepticons' defeat, they retreat in Astrotrain. In order to reduce Astrotrain's mass, the undamaged Decepticons had to jettison the damaged Skywarp and Insecticons into space, Starscream tosses Megatron, whom Optimus Prime mortally wounded, out of Astrotrain. After that he nominates himself as the new leader of Decepticons. However, during a grandiose coronation ceremony, reborn as Galvatron alongside Cyclonus and the Sweeps, declares the coronation a "bad comedy". Starscream had a moment to realize that Galvatron was once Megatron, Galvatron transfor
Jazz is a fictional robot superhero character from the Transformers robot superhero franchise. He is portrayed as a music-loving robot and speaks in slang, he is Optimus Prime's good friend and right-hand man. Jazz is the "very cool stylish competent" member of the Autobots in the Transformers television and comic series based on the popular toy line produced by Takara and Hasbro, his original vehicle mode is a Martini Porsche 935 turbo racing car. Self-possessed and utterly collected, Jazz is Prime's subordinate and first lieutenant of the Autobots, as well as head of Special Operations, with his own dedicated roster of agents, he gives the most dangerous assignments to himself. It is not a matter of ego—he just is the coolest head for the toughest missions. Jazz's ease extends to whatever environment he finds himself in, no matter how weird or wonderful, he effortlessly tunes into the local culture and improvising, making creative command decisions, making him an indispensable right-hand bot to Optimus Prime.
Jazz was one of the favorite Autobots of IGN. Jazz was among the Autobots, they were attacked by Megatron's ship, the Nemesis, crash landed on Earth, where all on board were preserved in emergency stasis. Four million years in 1984, a volcanic eruption awakened the Ark's computer, Teletran-I, it repaired all on board, it reformatted Jazz in the form of an Earth race car. Jazz became a regular character throughout the show's first two seasons serving as Optimus Prime's second-in-command. In the episode "Attack of the Autobots", he and Bumblebee were the only Autobots to avoid being brainwashed, but thanks to his new sound system and Sparkplug's attitude exchanger, the Autobots were able to be cured and the Decepticons' plans were foiled. In the episode "The God Gambit", Cosmos collected data in space on a potential new power source, but was attacked by Astrotrain and Starscream. Crashing on Saturn's moon Titan, the local priests worshipped the Decepticons as "Sky Gods", but rebels were able to reactivate Cosmos and call for aid from the Autobots.
Optimus Prime sent Omega Supreme along with Jazz. Astrotrain set himself up as the chief god of the moon and forced the natives to gather energy crystals; the trip to Titan drained Omega of most of his energy, but Perceptor and Jazz were able to gather enough crystals to reactivate Omega and defeat the three Decepticons. Vowing to not let the Autobots gain the crystals, Astrotrain set up a chain reaction destroying them; the Autobots aided the natives to escape the explosion and helped them settle in another area of the moon. In the episode "Prime Target", the big game hunter Lord Cholmondeley captured a secret Soviet jet, leading to panic or war. Cholmondeley set his sights on the ultimate trophy, the head of Optimus Prime. In order to lure Optimus in, Cholmondeley captured the Autobots Tracks, Jazz, Grapple and Inferno. Windcharger and Huffer were able to avoid being trapped; when Cosmos learned of the location where Cholmondeley was keeping the captured Autobots, Optimus Prime accepted Cholmondeley's challenge to meet him alone.
Although interrupted by Astrotrain and Blitzwing's attempt to ally the Decepticons with Cholmondeley, Optimus defeated the big game hunter and freed the Autobots. Cholmondeley and the stolen jet were given over to the Soviets by the Autobots as punishment for his actions. In the episode "Starscream's Brigade", Jazz with Cliffjumper were guests of honor for an unveiling of a statue honoring their leader and friend Optimus Prime, but Starscream, after being exiled from the Decepticons, ruined the event with his newly created army the Combaticons. Before they could call for backup they were capture by Starscream and the Combaticons, an attempt to strip them of their energy observers for the Combaticons. Jazz and Cliffjumper were chained up at a hydroelectric power plant and were rescued by the other Autobots when they arrived at their location. Towards the end of 1985, Jazz was among the team of five Autobots who disguised themselves as the Stunticons in "Masquerade". Penetrating the Decepticons' camp, the Autobots ran into trouble when the real Stunticon team arrived.
With a combination of Windcharger's magnetic powers and Mirage's illusion-creating ability, the Autobots were able to appear as Menasor as well. Though the deception was soon revealed, they were still able to thwart the Decepticons' plans. In The Transformers: The Movie, set in the year 2005, Jazz was assigned to Moonbase One along with Cliffjumper. Jazz was responsible for monitoring Decepticon activity on Cybertron using the base as a secret staging ground for planning the liberation of Cybertron. After the Autobot City invasion of Earth, Moonbase One came under attack by the planet eater, Unicron. Jazz radioed to Earth for assistance and his faint signal was received by the Autobot Blaster who relayed the distress signal to Ultra Magnus. Jazz and Cliffjumper attempted to escape, however the shuttle could not achieve escape velocity and was swallowed by Unicron. During the assault on Unicron led by Hot Rod and Ultra Magnus, Daniel Witwicky encountered a smelting pit inside Unicron, where other Transformer-like beings were being sent to be melted into a liquid substance.
Jazz, Cliffjumper and Spike were about to be cast into the pit but Daniel managed to rescue them in the nick of time. Jazz and the others escaped Unicron before the planet-sized Transformer exploded from the effects of the Autobot Matrix. Sh