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

Dinobot turns into a scaly, featherless velociraptor, yet these dinosaurs were covered in feathers. This can't be considered an error, though: at the time the show was made, the general belief was that raptors were scaly saurians (a common perception of dinosaurs); the toy that Dinobot's character was meant to promote also had scales. (While it can be argued that feathers were impossible to animate back then, other characters also had feathers, so this can't be considered a reason as to why Dinobot didn't have them.) 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

Silverbolt: And still as welcomed as the moonlight.
[Rattrap smacks himself on the forehead]
Silverbolt: When I thought you were gone I...
Blackarachnina: It will take a lot more than that to get rid of me, Jojo. But when I have to come and rescue you when you're rescuing me my future may be in doubt so KNOCK IT OFF!
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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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