Six year old children are primed with the ability to fixate upon and form obsessions about anything.

Many children choose as their fixation the Transformers, the subject of a documentary series first broadcast in the United States in 1984. These underrated documentaries tell the story — in an effective, moving fashion not unlike the documentaries of acclaimed director Ken Burns— of an epic battle between heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons as they crash-land on Earth.

Insatiable as children are for knowledge, I found myself in the unenviable position of being required to name and describe more Transformers than I was…

Dan Hon

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