Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)

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The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.

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Series cast summary:
Scott McNeil ...
 Dinobot / ... (52 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Optimus Primal / ... (51 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Cheetor / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
Richard Newman ...
 Rhinox / ... (50 episodes, 1996-1999)
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 Megatron (49 episodes, 1996-1999)
Venus Terzo ...
 Blackarachnia (40 episodes, 1996-1999)
Alec Willows ...
 Tarantulas (36 episodes, 1996-1999)
Jim Byrnes ...
 Inferno (27 episodes, 1997-1999)
Don Brown ...
 Scorponok (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
Doug Parker ...
 Terrorsaur / ... (25 episodes, 1996-1997)
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Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun... Written by Aaron Teitlebaum <arteitle@engin.umich.edu>

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The Transformers story continues in the acclaimed sequel!


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(52 episodes)

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(1997-)| (1996-1997)

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Trivia

Beast Wars also introduced the word "slag" as a frequently used Transformer curse. Being a cartoon for kids, the writers couldn't use any real curses, and thus a new meaning of "slag" was born. "Slagging" was also used to describe things when the characters were feeling angry. See more »

Goofs

An interesting, yet erroneous design feature of Dinobot are his double-thumbs. He has five fingers on his robot hands, yet his beast-feet only have three toes, even though during transformation, his feet become his hands. In real life, raptors only had four toes. It has to be mentioned, that the toy his cartoon appearance was based on came with six toes/fingers. See more »

Quotes

Rattrap: Hey, I don't think so.
Dinobot: And I really don't think so.
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Follows The Transformers (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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User Reviews

A Really Good Show
23 August 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

"Beast Wars: Transformers" was a really good show. I watched it on WB for a little while a few years ago on weekday mornings and Sundays. My favorite character was Rattrap, he was really cute and I loved his voice. I also liked Cheetor. He was also cute and pretty cool.

My favorite episodes were: "Spider's Game","Chain of Command", "A Better Mousetrap", "Coming of the Fuzors (1)", and "Coming of the Fuzors (2)". These episodes are classics.

Overall I really enjoyed "Beast Wars: Transformers" for the little while I watched it. It was followed by a great sequel "Beast Machines" which I also watched. I suggest anyone who likes action to watch this show and I give it 9/10 stars.


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