I know that when you read this question at first you're thinking what are you talking about? So let me explain: They land on earth and later awaken in 1984. And somehow years later it's 2005! The only episode that tells us it's 2000, is 'Trans-Europe Express'. And the series ends in like summer of 2006. So, where do all the episodes or battles take place on the timeline according to the G1 Transformers?

  • Which series are you talking about? I assume it is TV not the comics (there are multiple universes and hence multiple timelines). Mar 3, 2016 at 7:47
  • Yes I am talking about the TV series.
    – Skyclone
    Mar 3, 2016 at 18:41

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Seasons 1 and 2 take place in 1984 and 1985.
The episode 'Trans-Europe Express' also takes place in 1985. The race was called 'Europa 2000' because the course was about 2000 miles.

Then, 'Transformers: The Movie' occurs in 2005, 20 years after season 2.
Season 3 takes place shortly after 'The Movie' and season 4 (just one 3-part episode) ends in 2007 (according to the transformers wiki).

You can notice the 20 year difference because Spike is a boy during the first two seasons but a grown man during season 3.

  • The map of the Europa 2000 has some very interesting implications about the political state of Europe in the G1 universe. Mar 3, 2016 at 18:40
  • Okay, Because it gets a little confusing along the lines of dates and where episodes fit in. And it helps to know these things if you are a nerd of transformers.
    – Skyclone
    Mar 3, 2016 at 18:45
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    I guess I'm a nerd ;)
    – Dennis_E
    Mar 3, 2016 at 19:07
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    Well there's nothing wrong with being one. Thanks! :)
    – Skyclone
    Mar 4, 2016 at 21:44

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