NICK BURNS
ROLE:
UNECOM Cadet
SPECIES:
Human
DEBUT:
"The Battle for Gobotron"
EPISODE COUNT:
59
VOICE ACTOR: Sparky Marcus, Ike Eisenmann


A young NASA cadet, Nick was drawn into the Gobots' war when Thruster destroyed the satellite he was meant to be repairing. Along with Matt and AJ he became good friends with the Guardians, and was given a full posting when NASA developed into UNECOM. Nick was something of a gifted scientist, and a bit of a weed - meaning he got on very well with Scooter. While he was braver than his Guardian friend, his high level of intelligence was at odds with the abject stupidity Nick displayed on many occasions.

However, he was always upbeat and easygoing, and was also the only member of the UNECOM team to show any faith in the defecting Renegade Steamer. He also seemed to take a shine to another feckless nerd, tomboyish inventor Buddy. Nick would also run courses at the Guardian Academy.

IMDB and the like are contradictory as to who voiced Nick when. As far as I can tell, child actor Sparky Marcus retired in 1984, so it's most likely he only did the voice for the initial "Battle for Gobotron" mini-series, with Eisenmann handling it for the series. The latter is credited for Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords, the only Gobots cartoon with onscreen credits.


Nick appeared in the following episodes:

"The Battle for Gobotron", "Target Earth", "Conquest of Earth", "Earthbound", "The Final Conflict", "Cy-Kill's Escape", "Quest for the Creator", "The Fall of Gobotron", "Flight to Earth", "Return to Gobotron", "Time Wars", "Genius and Son", "Dawn World", "Forced Alliance", "Invasion from the 21st Level Part II", "Lost on Gobotron", "Cy-Kill's Shrinking Ray", "Quest for Roguestar", "Renegade Rampage Part I", "Renegade Rampage Part II", "Ultra Zod", "Sentinel", "Cold Spell", "Auto-Madic", "Tarnished Image", "In Search of Ancient Gobonauts", "Gameworld", "Wolf in the Fold", "Depth Charge", "Nova Beam", "Transfer Point", "Steamer's Defection", "The Gobot Who Cried Renegade", "The Seer", "Whiz Kid", "Pacific Overtures", "Destroy All Guardians", "Escape from Elba", "Clutch of Doom", "The Third Column", "A New Suit for Leader-1", "Renegade Carnival", "The Gift", "The Last Magic Man", "Braxis Goes Bonkers", "Fitor to the Finish", "Cy-Kill's Cataclysmic Trap", "Doppelganger", "Trident's Triple Threat",, "Crime Wave", "Scooter Enhanced", "Ring of Fire", "Element of Danger", "It's the Thought That Counts", "Guardian Academy", "The Secret of Halley's Comet", "Terror in Atlantis", "Et Tu, Cy-Kill", "Mission Gobotron", Gobots: Battle of the Rock Lords