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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Trivia

The writers had originally intended Beast Wars to be a separate continuity from The Transformers (1984), not the sequel as it eventually became. See more »

Goofs

In the episode "Fallen Comrade", during the fight over the bridge, Waspinator is missing his stripes on his posterior. They are missing again when he and Terrorsaur are attempting to open the stasis pod See more »

Quotes

Tarantulas: Oh, what a gullible fool he is.
Blackarachnia: Tarantulas!
Tarantulas: Forgotten about our mental cyberlink She-Spider? Well, I haven't.
Tarantulas: What do you want, quasar brain?
Tarantulas: Just to give you a quick reminder. Play whatever games you wish with him but dare to cross me and you will suffer for your treachery!
Blackarachnina: Sugar-bot! I told you to let me help you with that.
Blackarachnia: Oh, back off, robo-rube!
Blackarachnina: Huh? There just ain't no figuring females!
Tarantulas: A small fact of life, Fuzor.
[laughing]
[...]
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Connections

Followed by Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers (1998) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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More than meets the eye... in the 90s and in CGI
7 July 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

Beast Wars updated the classic 80s cartoon series and made it CGI. Beast Wars was filled with great stories, an interesting plot that connected it to the 80s cartoon, superb characters and so much more. Also the voices were very good and the characters were so diverse, that contributed to it's greatness.


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