Satellite of Doom

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Satellite of Doom  
Book cover art
Author(s) John Braden
Language English
Series Transformers
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Kid Stuff Records & Tapes
Publication date August 1985
Media type Print (Softcover)
Pages 32
ISBN 5-551-36038-5
Preceded by The Great Car Rally
Followed by When Continents Collide

Satellite of Doom is a book and audio story. It was published in 1985.[1]


The WTF@TFW podcast for August 12th, 2010 selected Satellite of Doom as one of the New Picture Picks.[2]


In the 1985 audio and book adventure Satellite of Doom Megatron and Soundwave kidnap thousands of humans and force them to bury tons of coal in the desert. Sealing the humans in the cave they set off high temperature explosives that turn the carbon in the coal and humans into a gigantic diamond lens that they plan to launch into space. Bumblebee discovers the Decepticon launching site and Optimus Prime sends Skyfire to take it out, but he fails. Megatron launches the lens into space and uses it to focus the sun's rays and melt the shale in the Rocky Mountains into oil. Optimus again sends Skyfire to stop the lens and Prowl instructs Ratchet to build extra fuel tanks for the Autobot jet's trip to space. Despite his best efforts the diamond is unharmed and Skyfire burns up on reentry of Earth's atmosphere. As the boiling oil threatens to kill millions on the West Coast, the Autobots build a mile long mirror to reflect the lens rays back on it, shattering it. The Autobots launch an assault on Megatron's base, but the Decepticon leader and Soundwave escape in their drilling mole machine.


  • During this adventure Jetfire is known by his animated series name Skyfire. He is also depicted in his animated series form, not that of his toy.
  • During this story Skyfire is killed.


  1. Satellite of Doom. Kid Stuff Records & Tapes. 1985. 
  2. Vangelus (August 12th, 2010). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 

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