Yesterday I finally had the opportunity of seeing Transformers: The Movie (1986) on the big screen. The one-day screening was a Fathom Events promotion.
When the film originally blessed theaters on August 8th, 1986 my cousin told me how great it was when we were both kids. I didn’t see it until 1988 when it aired on Sunday morning television right before the cartoon was pulled from public television in favor of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fuck the Ninja Turtles. Transformers is the greatest cartoon of all time.
I’ll never forget when Megatron went ratchet and transformed into a hand-held ratchet so Starscream could blast Ratchet, Iron Hide, Brawn and Prowl to death as their eyes ignited and the black smoke of death billowed out of their mouths. When I saw this wild shit as a kid, I was totally speechless.
As an adult, I was able to make some observations that I wasn’t able to make 30 years ago in 1988. However 30 is approximately the number of years it takes the planet Saturn to make one revolution around the sun (actually it’s 29.4 years, but I did qualify my statement by saying “approximately”). Both the Roman god and planet Saturn figure prominently in this film.
First of all, it returned to theaters on September 27, 2018 which is the height of the Jewish holiday known as Sukkot, which literally translates to “Feast of Tabernacles” in Hebrew. We know who runs the American film industry based in Hollywood, so I won’t waste your time getting in to all of the details. The book An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood may be a good place to start if you don’t already know. The book came out 30 years ago.
During Sukkot—which is celebrated for 8 days—Jews DEVOUR their dinner outdoors inside of a black cube enclosure (although colors may vary). A cube has 8 points. The holiday lasts 8 days and the planet Saturn is synonymous with the number 8 in Western numerology. It’s also associated with blackness. Jews obey the Sabbath on Saturday which is literally “Saturn’s day.”
In both eastern and western astrology the planet Saturn brings trials, tribulation, and hardship to people, especially if they are not hardworking and vigilant in their day-to-day lives. Saturn is a JUDGE, which is why judges wear black, which is the color of lead, the alchemical element tied to Saturn.
In Roman mythology, Saturn—who was known as Kronos in ancient Greece—is the DEVOURER of his children. In Transformers: The Movie, the planet Unicron takes on the adversarial role of Saturn.
His very image is based on the cover of Liz Greene’s astrology book entitled Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil. Unicorn also DEVOURS his children in the movie as he consumed the Decepticon leader Galvatron, whom he created, after Galvatron brings him the Autobot Matrix of Leadership.
There is a Holy Grail aspect to the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, so we can easily say that it represents the womb. I won’t drive that point home though. There is already an excellent article by Bridgewater State University professor Jessica Lévai on that subject entitled Evidenceof the Female Divine in Transformers: The Movie that does the job.
In the movie, Unicron, who is essentially a robotic version of the god Saturn, tells Megatron that the matrix, the womb, is “the one thing; the only thing” that stands in the way of his quest for power and total domination of the cosmos.
As Transformers the Movie returned to theaters for just one day on September 27, 2018, the world was watching the accusations of Christine Blasey Ford on Capital Hill. During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, she said that U.S. Supreme Court JUDGE nominee Brett Kavanaugh raped her as a teen.
The surname “Ford” brings to mind the automobile titan, Ford Motors which manufacture cars. Autobots usually take the form of cars. The name “Christine” is the feminine version of the title “Christ.” In Transformers: The Movie the car automobile cast in the Christ role is Hot Rod, who undergoes the transfiguration into Rodimus Prime who then owns the Autobot Matrix of Leadership. Christine Blasey Ford may just be “The One” who “lights our darkest hour” on America’s political theater stage.
Kavanaugh’s allegedly dark and predatory relationship with a womb, which is a matrix that belongs to Ms. Ford, may be “the one thing; the only thing” that stands in the way of his political rise to power as a Supreme Court JUDGE. There are other women who have accused Donald Trump's nominee of rape, which is something to consider. Interestingly enough, Trump has been accused of ravaging some box himself. Grab 'em by the Tefillin.
It’s also worth noting that in the realm of astrology Saturn plays the role of JUDGE. Through Ptah-Sokaric Synchronicity Kavanaugh has been cast in the role of Unicron, who is based on Saturn during the Jews’ Saturnian holiday of Sukkot.