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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The character of Dinobot holds parallels with Dragon Ball Z (1996)'s Piccolo, both voiced by Scott McNeil: both start out as enemies but eventually become respected allies. See more »

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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

Cheetor: You did great out there and I kind of...
Blackarachnia: Listen, tabby, you're a nice kid, which is two strikes against ya so don't go looking for strike three, okay?
Cheetor: I am NOT a kid...
[Silverbolt snorts]
Cheetor: And maybe I'm not so nice either.
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Follows Transformers: Scramble City Hatsudôhen (1986) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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Coolest show ever, and surprisingly dramatic
1 July 2003 | by (My House, Canada) – See all my reviews

So many people would call this show "elementry" and stupid, but it's actually quite dramatic. The story that spanned three seasons focuses on two alien races (the Maximals and the Predacons) who crash onto Earth eons before the original Transformers are discovered by the humans. From there on, the Predacon leader Megatron tries to take control and destroy the Maximals.

The growth of the characters over the three seasons is very entertaining, funny and dramatic. Oh, and not to mention that the action and graphics are often amazing.

Good show, definitely my favorite children's action, 8/10.


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