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 ...
 Rattrap / ... (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)
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 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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Transformers: Beast Wars  »

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(52 episodes)

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Trivia

This was the first Transformers show to win an Emmy award. See more »

Goofs

Season 3 establishes that Transformer bodies containing two Sparks go through a radical transformation, gaining new power and growing larger. But in season 1, when Starscream's Spark possesses Waspinator, he doesn't go through any transformation aside from very minor cosmetic changes (like his faction symbol changing from a Predacon to a Decepticon logo). See more »

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Blackarachnia: Trust isn't easy for a Predacon.
Silverbolt: You're only a Predacon because of Tarantulas. Inside you're a Maximal. When this is over you'll be one again as you were meant to be.
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Followed by Transformers: Car Robots (2000) 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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