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Beast Wars: Transformers 

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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Scott McNeil ...  Rattrap / ... 52 episodes, 1996-1999
Garry Chalk ...  Optimus Primal / ... 51 episodes, 1996-1999
Ian James Corlett ...  Cheetor / ... 50 episodes, 1996-1999
Richard Newman ...  Rhinox / ... 50 episodes, 1996-1999
David Kaye ...  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 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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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 1996 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Transformers: Beast Wars See more »

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

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Dolby (1997-)| Matrix Surround (1996-1997)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "standing stones" weren't originally part of the writers' story plans. The show had spent most of its budget on the character models, so they didn't have much money to make landscapes. However, the animation company Mainframe had a computer model of Stonehenge, so they decided to include it in the show, and see if they can write a story around it. See more »

Goofs

Megatron's dragon form is not given an explanation. When Optimus Primal combined with the Spark of the original Optimus, he retained his gorilla mode (his all-time beast mode) and acquired two vehicle modes. But when Megatron combines with the Spark of his namesake, he loses his dinosaur form and gains a dragon form, even though he had no dragon DNA to scan. See more »

Quotes

Rattrap: We're all gonna die...
[everyone glares at him]
Rattrap: Yeah, yeah, I know... "shut up, Rattrap!"
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Alternate Versions

A scene for "Nemesis, Part 2" that showed Optimus Primal returning the original Megatron's spark to his body was completed but deleted from the final episode. See more »

Connections

Follows Transformers: The Return of Optimus Prime (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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Excellent, yes...
27 August 2003 | by pyynkSee all my reviews

Peace has returned to Cybertron after millennia of fighting, the Great Cybertronian Wars were over. Three hundred years later, a new Megatron emerges to command new troops, the Predacons, to conquest. Using transwarp technology, Megatron and his soldiers travel through time to a familiar blue green planet with Optimus Primal and his Maximals in pursuit.

This well written series paid homage to the Generation One series, both the comic and the cartoon, and still managed to stand on its own. The characters grow and mature, cowards become heroes, villains prove their honor, and heroes die protecting the innocent.

I grew up with Generation One, I love those characters, but Beast Wars was unquestionably the best written series that ever existed in the Transformers series.


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