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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Trivia

Some of Dinobot's dialogue was taken from William Shakespeare's plays, particularly "Hamlet", whose title character underwent many crises of deceit and nobility, revenge and sacrifice, destiny and fate, and, ultimately, heroism. See more »

Goofs

The eye color of Scorponok changes randomly from red to yellow a lot during the first season. See more »

Quotes

Silverbolt: Stop, you fiend.
Blackarachnia: What?
Silverbolt: I was listening to your plan to destroy us.
Blackarachnia: Oh. Why are the good-looking ones always such tube-heads? That was a diversion. I wanted to get Dinobot away from you.
Silverbolt: YOU SHOT ME.
Blackarachnia: If I didn't he would have blown your head off and you're still functional, aren't you?
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Followed by Super Life-Form Transformers: Beast Wars Neo (1999) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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A stunning addition to the Transformers universe!
6 November 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Fantastic animation coupled with awesome characters and fun, action-packed episodes equals Beast Wars. Talk to any hardcore G1 fan and they'll tell you how much they enjoyed this series and how well the producers pulled it off, carving their own name into the Transformers shrine whilst still completely respecting the original series and comics, even paying homage to them in several episodes.

Beast Wars is a stunner. So what are you waiting for - dig in and MAXIMISE your entertainment!


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