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Four Million Years Later

68 EpisodesProduced by Jerzy Drozd & HooverWebsite

A story analysis show wherein two old friends watch an episode of the G1 Transformers show a week and convene to talk about what they saw.

68 Episodes | 2019 - 2020

FMYL 31 - DINOBOT ISLAND PART 2

August 6th, 2020

1:11:29

Starscream becomes an environmentalist! Time warps appear all over the place! Numerous new Autobots show up and show off! Jerzy weeps at brave Bumblebee! And Hoover weeps at not enough Decepticon development! All in the …

FMYL 30 - DINOBOT ISLAND PART 1

July 30th, 2020

1:25:38

The Dinobots are MOVING ON UP out of the Ark's closet and to a deluxe apartment in the sky-y-y. NO, SORRY, I mean they're moving to a mysterious prehistoric island that was accidentally found in the middle of the ocean. …

FMYL 29 - THE INSECTICON SYNDROME

July 23rd, 2020

1:22:17

The bugs are BACK! What's better than three Insecticons? Three BIGGER Insecticons! Unless you're Megatron, that is! Hoover giggles at robots belly-aching and Jerzy cries over Spike's bravado in the face of potential …

FMYL 28 - A PRIME PROBLEM

July 16th, 2020

1:19:09

Oh no, there's suddenly TWO Optimus Primes?? Which is the real deal?? Guess we'll have to race to find out! Uh, yeah, this episode has problems alright, and more than just there being two Primes. But it's also got some …

FMYL 27.2 - THE EVIL DECEPTICONS

July 9th, 2020

1:33:47

Now for the other side of the coin, covering the 21, or 22 (Does Devastator count in addition to the Constructicons?) or 24 (Does Reflector count as 3?) Decepticons that we've encountered so far. Because season 2 is …

FMYL 27.1 - THE HEROIC AUTOBOTS

July 2nd, 2020

1:32:58

A bit of a break from the norm; before the new characters start showing up, we're taking a minute to discuss the many Autobots we already know, as well as their little squishy friends.  Don't worry, I edited out the 2 …

FMYL 27 - THE CORE

June 25th, 2020

1:10:56

First off, please forgive the audio issues this episode, we were dealing with two separate audio problems teaming up!

So THE CORE is not a PRETTY episode, but is it a BAD one?? We found it's NOT! You might just shut …

FMYL 26 - ENTER THE NIGHTBIRD

June 18th, 2020

1:09:57

Dr. Fujiyama (the famous scientist) has created a female ninja robot, which is definitely NOT an assassin, even though it has nunchucks, throwing stars, and sais! Definitely not!! Megatron MUST HAVE IT, and Starscream …

FMYL 25 - DAY OF THE MACHINES

June 11th, 2020

1:26:36

Well... Hoover had a lot of issues with this episode. Buuuuut, at least it wasn't animated by Akom? Thankfully there were SOME redeeming things in …

FMYL 24 - ATLANTIS, ARISE!

June 4th, 2020

1:22:51

In this exciting episode, if IMDB is to be believed, the DECEPTICONS MAKE FRIENDS UNDER THE SEA! It really doesn't go quite that way... but there's plenty of Autobot cars-on-waterskiis, Subatlantican telepathy, and bad …

FMYL 23 - THE AUTOBOT RUN

May 28th, 2020

1:30:46

There's.... well, there's a lot of sighing in this episode. This is another one of the AKOM-animated episodes, and it... it looks pretty bad. Very bad even. So the challenge is, can we find the good in it?? Well, we

FMYL 22 - THE IMMOBILIZER

May 21st, 2020

1:26:27

See: a Wheeljack invention that WORKS! Witness: Ironhide feel SAD!! Behold: a new flesh creature that can handle business Rosie-The-Riveter style!!! …

FMYL 21 - TRAITOR

May 14th, 2020

1:16:08

Uh oh! Has somebody SWITCHED SIDES?? Behold: Cliffjumper cliffjump to conclusions!! Listen to young Jerzy discover the meaning of two different …

FMYL 20 - ATTACK OF THE AUTOBOTS

May 7th, 2020

1:12:07

In this episode, the Autobots attack... some jets on an airstrip?? Megatron reveals the weirdest aerosol spray ever!! Starscream has absolutely

FMYL 19 - CITY OF STEEL

April 30th, 2020

1:43:38

AVERT YOUR EYES, FOR THIS EPISODE IS NOT PRETTY. I mean the Transformers cartoon episode, not our podcast episode. But you can avert your eyes while …

FMYL 18 - CHANGING GEARS

April 23rd, 2020

1:36:41

After 17 episodes of barely saying anything, it's time for GEARS to shine! Witness: Starscream, on his BEST BEHAVIOR!! Experience: The Autobots DRIVING from North America to Africa?? And watch in horror as Prime and the …

FMYL 17 - AUTOBOT SPIKE

April 16th, 2020

1:20:16

We're back to talking about episodes, and here is AUTOBOT SPIKE to kick off season two. In this episode we hear young Jerzy's shocked reaction to the new SEASON TWO OPENING! Jerzy upgrades the script from an …

FMYL 16.2 - SEASON 1 WRAP-UP PART 2 (OF 2)

April 9th, 2020

1:15:58

Part two of our Season One Wrap-up includes a lot of praise from listeners! Comments come in from Chris Giarrusso (yes, THAT Chris Giarrusso, of MINI MARVELS and G-MAN), David Cabal (of the RETROCABAL podcast), Miguel …

FMYL 16.1 - SEASON 1 WRAP-UP PART 1 (OF 2)

April 2nd, 2020

1:36:07

So we went to do a season wrap-up show not sure we'd have enough to talk about, and it ended up being twice as long as usual, so we decided to post it in two parts, as I'd be very surprised if anyone wanted to listen to …

FMYL 16 - HEAVY METAL WAR

March 26th, 2020

1:30:18

Prime channels Judge Dredd! Megatron cheats! Starscream won't shut up! Two Constructicons don't talk at all! Wait, what are Constructicons?? Find out in this episode of FOUR MILLION YEARS LATER!!

FMYL 15 - A PLAGUE OF INSECTICONS

March 19th, 2020

1:39:36

SEE: Three new characters debut! HEAR: A tale of young Jerzy walking into an electric fence!! AND BE TAKEN ABACK BY: An episode WITHOUT Starscream!!!

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FMYL 14 - COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION

March 12th, 2020

1:21:18

Hang onto your catalytic data assemblies; this episode debuts a NEW SEGMENT!! PLUS: Hoover solves a mystery! The guys pitch to IDW!! And the Autobots …

FMYL 13 - THE ULTIMATE DOOM PART 3

March 5th, 2020

1:15:47

CYBERTRON'S IN EARTH ORBIT!! BRAWN'S WHUPPING BUTT!! AUTOBOTS ARE REDECORATING DECEPTICON HQ WITH LASER FIRE!! ALL THIS AND MEGATRON'S BAD MANAGEMENT SKILLS!! (PLUS: JERZY GETS TEARY-EYED ON THE TREADMILL!!)

FMYL 12 - THE ULTIMATE DOOM PART 2

February 27th, 2020

1:15:58

DESTRUCTION AND CHAOS ENSUES AS CYBERTRON IS PULLED INTO EARTH'S ORBIT!! See!: Megatron choke out Starscream!! Behold!: Spike act all despondent!! …

FMYL 11 - THE ULTIMATE DOOM PART 1

February 20th, 2020

1:04:40

It's time for another 3 parter! And time to introduce a new human! And time for Megatron's CRAZIEST PLAN YET involving special.... CARGO. All this …

FMYL 10 - WAR OF THE DINOBOTS

February 13th, 2020

1:03:09

You loved the Dinobots from two episodes ago, right? Well here we go again!!!

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FMYL 09 - FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

February 6th, 2020

1:39:42

HEAR: COMRADES WHO HATE EACH OTHER! WOKE GIRLS WHO DON'T BELIEVE IN ANCIENT GODS! JUANITA'S SECRET ORIGIN! AND ALL THE BEING THROWN OFF A BUILDING THAT YOU CAN STAND!!

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FMYL 08 - S.O.S. DINOBOTS

January 30th, 2020

1:30:50

YOU'VE HAD 7 EPISODES, SURELY YOU'VE BOUGHT ALL THE TOYS BY NOW! SO HERE'S THREE MORE! THIS EPISODE: Hear Donald F. Glut write unusual dialogue! Learn the sad sad story of how Hoover got the Grimlock toy! And hear Jerzy …

FMYL 07 - FIRE IN THE SKY

January 23rd, 2020

1:42:24

A new Transformer appears! But WHAT SIDE IS HE ON?? DUN DUNNN DUUUUNNNNNNN!

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FMYL 06 - DIVIDE AND CONQUER

January 16th, 2020

1:29:16

Another Chip Chase episode, will Jerzy cry tears of earnest admiration??  Warning: this episode is 72 billion astroseconds long (roughly 90 minutes). Trigger Warning: This episode features a computerized lock.

FMYL 05 - ROLL FOR IT

January 9th, 2020

1:21:02

Today's episode is tastier than a piece of OILCAKE!

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FMYL 04 - TRANSPORT TO OBLIVION

January 2nd, 2020

1:26:37

Happy New Year! The miniseries is OVER! But Transformers CONTINUES! And so does our analysis.

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FMYL 03 - MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE PT 3

December 26th, 2019

1:18:40

Here it is, the titanic ending to the first miniseries!!

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FMYL 02 - MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE PT 2

December 19th, 2019

1:37:52

Jerzy, Hoover, & another 22 minutes of Transformers that somehow takes about 4 times as long to unpack.  But it was the first appearance of Lightningstrike, Sunspot, Partly, and Cloudy, so you have to allow for that.

FMYL 01 - MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE PT 1

December 12th, 2019

1:40:16

Jerzy and Hoover begin their long path back down Gee Wun from the very beginning.

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FMYL 00 - PRIMER

December 5th, 2019

49:49

Primer... GET IT?

Jerzy is joined by Hoover as the pair discuss what this podcast is, what it isn't, its alt mode (lamppost), and how it compares and contrasts to other podcasts on this theme. Then, every subsequent …

FOUR MILLION YEARS LATER COMMERCIAL

December 1st, 2019

1:26

Starting Thursday December 5th 2019... weekly episodes discussing the original animated series!

Jerzy is joined by Hoover as the pair discuss each and every episode. Tune in December 5th for our "zero episode" / Primer …

TPD 293 - Thrust, Dirge & Ramjet

November 30th, 2019

13:55

Concluding my #artsoundoff entries with some thoughts on Thrust, Dirge, & Ramjet, and how the TF series had a more humane approach to army …

TPD 292 - Optimus Primal

November 29th, 2019

16:29

The heroic (and emoting) Maximal commander is today's subject.

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TPD 291 - Quickstrike and Runamuck

November 28th, 2019

12:23

This time I'm thinking about Transformers with southern accents and how scratching our heads about it breaks the poetry of fiction for kids.

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TPD 290 - The Humans

November 27th, 2019

19:45

Today I think about some of the human characters from the various Transformers series.

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TPD 289 - Dinobot

November 26th, 2019

17:03

Possibly one of the greatest Transformers of all time? Certainly one of the greatest character arcs.

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TPD 288 - Ratchet (Animated/Prime)

November 25th, 2019

16:42

Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Prime's take on the original Autobot medic is the subject of today's entry.

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TPD 287 - Starscream (Animated/Prime)

November 24th, 2019

21:24

One more look at Starscream, this time through the lens of two later shows--Transformers: Animated and Transformers: Prime.

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TPD 286 - Skyfire

November 23rd, 2019

16:59

This time I talk about what I took away from Skyfire as a kid and as an adult.

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TPD 285 - Waspinator

November 22nd, 2019

16:39

Some bad guys are just not-so-good guys mixed up with the wrong crowd. Today I talk about one of the more memorable ones.

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TPD 284 - Kup

November 21st, 2019

11:39

The avuncular, craggy adviser for Rodimus. I honestly thought I'd be driving a pickup truck that looked like him when I grew up.

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TPD 283 - Inferno

November 20th, 2019

15:47

This time I talk about the wild giant fire ant who broke (or stretched) some implicit rules of the Transformers franchise.

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TPD 282 - Tigatron

November 19th, 2019

11:48

Today I talk about the one Transformer who might be a Buddhist.

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TPD 281 - Shockwave

November 18th, 2019

20:56

Is he despicably loyal to Megatron or a usurper? 11-year-old Jerzy couldn't make heads or tails of this guy. Current-day-Jerzy thinks he's a vital …

TPD 280 - Blurr

November 17th, 2019

17:53

One of my favorite Transformers. The Autobot courier gave 13-year-old Jerzy permission to be nervous.

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TPD 279 - The Insecticons

November 16th, 2019

14:49

Three Decepticons who practice and demonstrate adaptability and the power in humble goals.

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TPD 278 - Rattrap

November 15th, 2019

15:17

Leaders can come from anywhere, as this heroic Maximal teaches us.

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TPD 277 - Tarantulas

November 14th, 2019

12:14

This time I talk about a new layer of darkness introduced into the Transformers franchise through the evil scientist spider, Tarantulas.

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TPD 276 - Powerglide

November 13th, 2019

13:24

Today I spend some time talking about a birthday present and a loudmouthed Autobot plane.

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TPD 275 - Slapper, Gas Skunk, and Dark Scream

November 12th, 2019

13:55

Even bad guys can love each other. That's the lesson I learned from three Robots in Disguise characters I call "The Predacon Brothers."

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TPD 274 - Brawn, Huffer, Windcharger, Trailbreaker

November 11th, 2019

16:35

Today I break format and talk about several characters in a group--I call them "the old dudes."

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TPD 273 - Scourge (RiD)

November 10th, 2019

20:38

The evil Optimus from the 2001 Robots in Disguise show is the subject of today's journal entry.

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TPD 272 - Omega Supreme

November 9th, 2019

13:35

Today I talk about my relationship with the Autobot's last line of defense.

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TPD 271 - Megatron (Beast Wars)

November 8th, 2019

19:04

Today I finish off my journals on Megatron by talking about my favorite one of the bunch. Yessss...

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TPD 270 - Ironhide

November 7th, 2019

12:23

This time I talk about the heroic bodyguard of Optimus Prime, who incidentally turned into a mini-van.

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TPD 269 - Megatron (G1/RiD/Animated/Prime)

November 6th, 2019

19:24

Today I look at how four different animated versions of Megatron struck me as a kid and as an adult.

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TPD 268 - Optimus Prime (G1/Prime)

November 5th, 2019

19:51

Like I could do a 30 Transformers in 30 days challenge and not talk about Optimus. But this time I compare G1 Optimus to the one from Transformers: …

TPD 267 - Sky- Byte

November 4th, 2019

16:27

Today I talk about a flying shark poet Predacon and why he's one of my very favorite Transformers of all time.

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TPD 266 - Rodimus Prime

November 3rd, 2019

15:38

Today I think aloud about the Autobot leader who suffered a midlife crisis.

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TPD 265 - Starscream

November 2nd, 2019

12:45

Today I share some thoughts on the most alone and special of the Decepticons. 

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TPD 264 - Bumblebee

November 1st, 2019

10:07

Today I share some thoughts about the heroic Autobot spy.

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TPD 263 - Art Soundoff Four Million Years Later

October 31st, 2019

9:02

It’s Art Soundoff time again, and today I check in with my plans for the 2019 series of Thunder Punch Daily essays.

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