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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(1997-)| (1996-1997)

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Trivia

Megatron says "Yeesss." 166 times and "Nooo!" 54 times in the course of the show. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Rattrap: Would you lie down, and groan, for crying out loud; you're supposed to be half-dead.
Dinobot: If you do not shut up, vermin, you shall be my role model.
Rattrap: Oh, yeah, and who's gonna...
[Tigatron growls]
Rattrap: All right. All right. I'm shutting up. If it ain't the dinosaurs up your nose it's the felines.
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Follows Transformers: Scramble City Hatsudôhen (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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User Reviews

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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