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

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tarantulas: Oh, what a gullible fool he is.
Blackarachnia: Tarantulas!
Tarantulas: Forgotten about our mental cyberlink She-Spider? Well, I haven't.
Tarantulas: What do you want, quasar brain?
Tarantulas: Just to give you a quick reminder. Play whatever games you wish with him but dare to cross me and you will suffer for your treachery!
Blackarachnina: Sugar-bot! I told you to let me help you with that.
Blackarachnia: Oh, back off, robo-rube!
Blackarachnina: Huh? There just ain't no figuring females!
Tarantulas: A small fact of life, Fuzor.
[laughing]
[...]
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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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WOW!!
4 May 2000 | by (Columbia, SC) – See all my reviews

I absolutely love this show! It has everything going for it: top-quality animation from Mainframe, an excellent voice cast, great music, and the most intricate story lines I've seen in a while. This should be a reference guide as to how a quality TV series should be done. I must state that my favorite character by a longshot is Dinobot. The animators did a wonderful job on him. His facial expressions combined with Scott McNeil's incredible performance drive home the point that he is a complex character. He is cunning, yet noble and in deep thought. Even thought he leaves the Predacons for the Maximals, you are never quite sure what he is going to do next. In a sense, he is neither Maximal nor Predacon; he fights on his own side. I thought the "Code of Hero" episode was sad, yet fitting for him.


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