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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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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Tarantulas' beast mode is an African wolf spider (not a tarantula, as his name would imply). See more »

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Terrorsaur transforms into a Pteranodon with teeth. Real life Pteranodon didn't have any teeth, hence their name, which means "winged and toothless". See more »

Quotes

Optimus Primal: If I can just reach his spark.
Silverbolt: Easier said than done.
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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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Good action/adventure & fun comedy
4 May 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I never saw the first series; I only started watching Beast Wars to keep an eye on my son. But I'm hooked! The action/adventure is passable, and sometimes excellent, with startlingly good animation. But the comedy! When Dinobot said "Alas poor Tarantulus, I knew him, Rattrap" -- I just about fell off my chair! Episodes will play on Shakespeare, old Westerns, other toys and series' -- anything's fair game.


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