When the Predacons proceed to annihilate humanity, Dinobot fights the whole Predacon army to preserve history.





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Episode cast overview:
Optimus Primal / Leader Neanderthal (voice) (as Gary Chalk)
Megatron (voice)
Campbell Lane ...
Rampage (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Colin Murdock ...
Quickstrike (voice)
Rhinox (voice)
Alec Willows ...
Tarantulas (voice)


Dinobot's sudden change in allegiance causes Rattrap to distrust him even more. When Megatron and Rampage discover that a valley with early anthropoid humans exists he decides to destroy the valley and everything that was in it to prevent the human race from existing long enough to interfere with the wars between the Autobots and Decepticons. Dinobot realizes that Megatron's powers will be limitless if he doesn't stop him from destroying the valley. Dinobot then radios Optimus for help but finds that he must make things right. Written by Blackarachnia2

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25 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Given the overwhelmingly positive feedback it received, it is not uncommon for fans to cite this episode as the best Transformers cartoon episode ever to be made. It contributed a great deal to Dinobot's popularity, which resulted in the fans voting him a place in the "Transformers Hall of Fame". He was the only Beast Wars character to be featured in the hall's first year (other were added later), but even so, he beat other long-time, big name fan favorites such as Soundwave, Grimlock or Devastator. See more »


When Dinobot's body is being burned on a funeral pyre, Rattrap is seen in his original form. By this episode, Rattrap had already become a Transmetal. The show's creators later jokingly commented that they couldn't believe no one spotted the mistake during the long and time consuming animation phase, yet the audience discovered it upon first sight. See more »


Megatron: [laughing] A stick against a Transmetal?
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Dinobot Funeral
22 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The episode, and series is an awesome one.

I just wanted to know if anyone else noticed the faux pas at the end of the episode during dinobot's funeral. If you watch it another time, you will notice that Rhinox and RatTrap are running the controls, but the RatTrap at the controls is the pre-transmetal version. That or my eyes are buggy because that is exactly what I saw.

Other than that I was very impressed with the episode. It puts a new spin on the idea of evolution. The pre-human doesn't take it upon himself to figure out how to make a bludgeoning device, he simply stole Dinobot's design. Something about that is both good and also slightly doesn't make sense. (In the creator's mind) Does dinobot help spur the craftiness of humans or was he simply trying to say that inventions are mostly all mistakes?

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