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

Rattrap was originally going to have a damaged appearance (caused from crash-landing), and would be seen with exposed joints/muscles; he would also carry with him a life-support cable system that would sustain him with heat (a common practice for colostomy patients). This concept was rejected because of the difficulty at the time of creating realistic C.G. innards, and because it was deemed too gruesome. See more »

Goofs

Kup, who is on Cybertron while the events of this series are occurring, is visible over Optimus Prime's right shoulder when the Preds break into the Ark's control room. See more »

Quotes

Waspinator: Two-head throw Megatron in lava pit! Megatron want slag Two-head. Waspinator down with that!
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Connections

Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Transformers #4-5 (2010) See more »

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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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