Beast Wars: Transformers: Season 1, Episode 5

Chain of Command (24 Sep. 1996)

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Optimus Primal is abducted by an otherwordly probe, leaving the Maximals leaderless. Amidst their bickering and squabbling, the Predacons prepare to launch an attack.



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Episode cast overview:
Don Brown ...
Scorponok (voice)
Optimus Primal (voice) (as Gary Chalk)
Cheetor (voice)
Megatron (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Rattrap / Dinobot (voice)
Richard Newman ...
Rhinox (voice)
Doug Parker ...
Terrorsaur (voice)
Alec Willows ...
Tarantulas (voice)


A battle between the Maximals and Predacons at the Standing Stones sends a beacon to outer space. The beacon calls an alien craft, which seemingly destroys Optimus Primal. Now the Maximals, torn over who should become the new leader, must stop the Predacons from taking the alien artifact while also trying to restore Optimus. Written by Anonymous

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Did You Know?


Near the end of the episode, the Maximal leader appears saying "look who's back!" In the next episode "Power Surge", the Predacon leader would appear at the end of that episode with the same words. See more »


When the Maximals and Predacons fight at the Maximal base, Dinobot executes a flying kick, right into Megatron's head. This is to be taken literally, since his animation does pass through the head of Megatron. See more »


[last lines]
Dinobot: And more importantly, who are they? Friends, enemies... or something more?
Optimus Primal: Hm. Good question. I wonder when we'll find out the answer.
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