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EPISODE
Chain of Command
Attribution
Series: The Next Generation
Written by: Frank Abatemarco (part 2)
Story by: Frank Abatemarco (part 1)
Teleplay by: Ronald D. Moore (part 1)
Directed by: Robert Scheerer (part 1)
Les Landau (part 2)
Production information
Episode no.: 6x10 and 6x11
Production no.: 236 and 237
First aired:
Part 1 - 14 December 1992
Part 2 - 21 December 1992
Chronology
Date: 2369
Stardate 46357.4 to 46360.8

Contents

Summary


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Characters

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Others

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Starships

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Species

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Information

Related Stories

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published order
Previous episode:
The Quality of Life
TNG episode produced Next episode:
Ship in a Bottle
Previous episode:
The Quality of Life
TNG episode aired Next episode:
Ship in a Bottle
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Debtors' Planet
Pocket Next Adventure:
Once Burned (Backstory)
Previous Adventure:
The Quality of Life
Voyages of the
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D)
Next Adventure:
Debtors' Planet

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Runescape

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Chain of Command

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Quest requirements Temple of Ikov
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Chain of Command is a music track unlocked during the quest, Temple of Ikov.

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Starwars

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Chain of Command
Attribution
Writer

Jason Hall

Colorist

Dan Jackson

Editor

Jeremy Barlow

Publication information
Publisher

Dark Horse Comics

Pages

18

General information
Era

Rise of the Empire era

Part of

Clone Wars Adventures

Published in

Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 10

Chain of Command is a story in Clone Wars Adventures: Volume 10. It stars the Jedi Anise I'Zak undertaking a top secret mission.

Plot

During the midst of the Clone Wars on the planet Hitaka, Jedi Knight Anise I'Zak enters the tent of Generals Aayla Secura and Ki-Adi-Mundi. I'Zak is given a top-secret canister and is instructed to deliver it to the Republic camp several clicks to the east. On the way there, she is ambushed by several battle droids and super battle droids. After dispatching them, she soon stumbles across a squad of droidekas in a native village. Although the battle manages to break through the walls of one of the homes, the natives help I'Zak in defeating her droid foes. Before one of the droidekas is taken out, however, it manages to shoot off one last bolt, hitting the secret canister squarely in the middle and destroying it. I'Zak takes her anger out on a nearby team of super battle droids and later returns to the camp disappointed. She is surprised when Secura and Ki-Adi-Mundi reveal themselves, stating that I'Zak's mission was a complete success, as her real mission was to be a decoy as the two generals dealt with a top secret mission, which came directly from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Elsewhere, Count Dooku meets with the hologram of Darth Sidious. The count informs his master that the mission was a success and that Secura and Ki-Adi-Mundi had no clue their own mission was a diversion so that Dooku could successfully carry out his task. Sidious smiles, remarking that Dooku has learned the "importance of carrying out orders"... something that Ki-Adi-Mundi told I'Zak only moments before.

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Transformers

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After Optimus Primal is abducted by an alien probe, the remaining Maximals must decide on a new leader.

Japanese title: 消えたコンボイ (Kie ta Convoy "Convoy Disappeared")

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Summary

The Maximals detect an energon crystal under the cairn in the Standing Stones. Rattrap thinks it reeks of 'bait' and Rhinox notes that the energon on this planet isn't natural, as it does not conform to the planet's geology. The Predacons attack, putting an end to the discussion. Optimus Primal engages Terrorsaur and Waspinator in the air, but Terrorsaur evades his attack and (with much malice) fires directly on the buried energon crystal. Both sides duck and cover as it builds to overload- but instead of a debilitating energon wave, it sends a signal to the stars. With the crystal destroyed, both sides retreat.

Later, an alien probe emerges from Transwarp Space and enters the atmosphere. The Predacons initially mistake it for a Stasis pod, but Rhinox immediately recognizes it as something else. Both sides head to intercept it at the Standing Stones. Primal and Dinobot confront Megatron and Waspinator, but when they transform and begin to battle, the Probe puts out an energy burst that renders them unconscious and causes Primal to vanish into thin air.

An armed society is a polite society.

A disoriented Dinobot awakens in the Axalon's CR Chamber and, seeing three pissed-off Maximals standing over him, momentarily mistakes it for a Maximal Torture Chamber. The probe, as it turned out, somehow dumped Dinobot, Megatron and Waspinator outside of their respective bases. Believing Primal to be destroyed, Dinobot attempts to take command of the Maximals. Rhinox heads off a fight between Dinobot and Rattrap by insisting on a secret ballot, the traditional Maximal method for resolving such problems.

After the vote results in stalemate, with two votes for each contender, Dinobot declares that he will break the tie by force and attacks Rattrap. Before the fight can begin they are contacted by Optimus Primal, who is not dead. Primal's body has been digitally stored, but his consciousness remains active within the probe. Primal puts Rattrap in charge.

Megatron, also believing Primal dead, sends Scorponok and Waspinator to the Standing Stones while the other Predacons attack the Axalon. Dinobot fights Megatron one-on-one, ignoring Rattrap's order to disengage and reset the Axalon's failing shield circuitry. Rattrap scrambles and is able to restore the shields at the last moment. The Predacons retreat when Dinobot beats Megatron back, and Dinobot apologizes to Rattrap for not following his orders, declaring himself "dishonored". Dinobot's uncharacteristic deference and respect makes Rattrap uncomfortable, and he brushes it off.

The Maximals head to the standing stones with a device Rhinox has built to attempt to extract Optimus from the Probe. The Predacons attack them at the standing stones, and Rhinox releases his frustrations on Waspinator when his device malfunctions, blasting him to bits with his chaingun. Waspinator shorts out and comes in contact with one of the stones which activates, revealing the entire Standing Stones site is a single device. The probe opens in response, and Primal rematerializes. The Predacons retreat before his considerable firepower, but the Probe dematerializes before the Maximals can decide what to do with it.

Primal commends Rattrap on his performance as commander, though Rattrap is more than happy to hand the title back. The Maximals are left wondering what the Probe's purpose was, and Rhinox ominously observes the aliens have learned they have the ability to reason... and destructive capabilities.

Stats

Written by: Jesse Winfield
Directed by: ?
Original airdate: September 24, 1996

Quotes

"Just like baitin' the mousetrap!"

Rattrap, in response to the energon at the Standing Stones.


"Hey, power down! You're on our side now, remember?"
"And Maximals don't have torture chambers! Though, you know... I could get behind that idea."

Cheetor and Rattrap to Dinobot


"Wait, stand by here! Who died and made you Prime, scaleface?"

Rattrap


"Megatron back! Megatron back! Scorponok alone with Tarantulas and Terrorsaur. Very bad!"

Scorponok loses coherence under pressure.


"I know just how the weakling Maximals will response to Optimus's death. Confusion! Bickering! Recriminations! The perfect opportunity for a surprise attack."

Megatron


"Ha ha, great system, your 'democracy.' No system to break a tie!"

Dinobot


"Ah, they've come to meet their death, face to face!"

Megatron


"Make a device to extract physical molecular structure from an alien probe? Man, I've gotta be a miracle worker!"

Rhinox, channeling Scottie


"You were selfless in putting that shield back online. I ought to have followed your command I... am dishonored."
"Ehh.... next time."

Dinobot and an uncomfortable Rattrap


"The day, and the probe, is yours, Optimus, yeees. Just beware, not all aliens are beneficent, after all."

Megatron


"What the spotted heck was that all about?"

Cheetor


"But why would they want to know? And more importantly, who are they? Friends, enemies, or... something more?"

Dinobot, on the mysterious aliens

Featured characters

(Numbers indicate order of appearance.)

Maximals Predacons Others

Notes

  • The initial fight by the Standing Stones features shadow, a rare luxury in early Beast Wars episodes.
  • Optimus Primal is reading late at night below the Axalon when the Probe comes down, a rare quiet character moment.
  • The Maximals are not entirely convinced Dinobot didn't off Primal himself for the job, as he attempted to 3 episodes prior.
  • Dinobot, most unexpectedly, triumphs in single combat against Megatron while going full-out.
  • This is the first and only time that Dinobot laughs.
  • During the battle at the Maximal base, Megatron tries to gain the upper hand by ramming his face into Dinobot's airborne foot. Megatron clearly fails at this attempt and takes note to dodge easily evadable flying kicks in the future.
  • Scorponok exhibits his "babbling" personality this episode as, apparently, being left alone with the scheming Terrorsaur and Tarantulus while Megatron is undergoing major repairs makes him extremely nervous. Given Tarantulas's dietary habits, that might be understandable.
  • This episode features the debut of Rhinox's "Chaingun of Doom" (occasionally called the "Chaingun of Command" after this episode). And possibly the start of the trend of Waspinator getting utterly butchered in almost every episode.
  • Though it's never outright stated, judging by Rhinox's exasperated sigh at learning of a second vote for Dinobot, it's fairly clear that he was the one who voted for Rattrap and that Cheetor voted for Dinobot. Perhaps Cheetor's still a little bitter at Rattrap making fun of him in the episode "The Web"?
  • There's the additional fact that Rhinox would never be dumb enough to put Dinobot in charge of the team.

Technical/animation glitches

  • If that's a solar eclipse in the opening shot, how come there's light coming from below the horizon?
  • Towards the end of the episode, Scorponok remembers that he's a Predacon and adjusts the symbol on his chest accordingly. Finally.

Continuity errors

  • N/A

Transformers references

  • The episode opens with the second moon eclipsing the sun. The moon's unnatural nature will again be mentioned in The Trigger, Part 1, and it plays a critical role in the season finale.
  • The ongoing Vok storyline put in its first appearance since Beast Wars (Part 2), it will feature again in The Trigger, Part 1. The Vok will not be named until the series is almost over.

Real-world references

  • Rattrap makes a mention to "B movies", a uniquely human concept. It seems unlikely but maybe possible that Cybertronians had adopted a similar concept of entertainment.
  • The "Standing Stones" resemble many European stone circles, of which Stonehenge is the most famous. Most evidence points to Beast Wars not being set in Europe, however.

Keywords

Standing Stones, Vok Probe, Energon Wave, Maximal Torture Chamber, shield circuitry, Energon radiation

External links


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