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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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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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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(52 episodes)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There was an episode planned named "Bitch Wars" (only a working title), where Blackarachnia and Airazor would form their own faction of female warriors. However, this episode was stalled in development and never came to fruition. See more »

Goofs

At one point, it is hinted at that Dinobot's beast mode is a Velociraptor. Although he does resemble the genetically engineered "Velociraptors" from Jurassic Park, he barely looks like a real-life Velociraptor. Some of his erroneous features could be attributed to him being a robot, however there are still a number of legitimate errors in his appearance: his skull is the wrong shape, for one. He also lacks feathers, though at the time this series was made, evidence of feathers on Velociraptor had not yet been found. See more »

Quotes

Rhinox: All of the equipment is on board but I'll need time to boot the Ark's main engine.
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Connections

Follows Transformers: The Headmasters (1987) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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WOW!!
4 May 2000 | by Figaro-8See 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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