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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:
...  Rattrap / ... 52 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Optimus Primal / ... 51 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Cheetor / ... 50 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Rhinox / ... 50 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Megatron 49 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Blackarachnia 40 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Tarantulas 36 episodes, 1996-1999
...  Inferno 27 episodes, 1997-1999
...  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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(52 episodes)

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(1997-)| (1996-1997)

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Trivia

The character of Rattrap was based on comedian Lou Costello, whose partner Bud Abbott was the inspiration for Rattrap's close friend Rhinox. See more »

Goofs

In the second season, Tarantulas calls Megatron's efforts to rewrite history "madness". Yet in the third season, when he attempts to betray Megatron, Tarantulas also tries to drastically change history by trying to destroy the Ark. Of course, he is mad himself, and he could have changed his mind, but his comments contradict his actions. See more »

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Optimus Primal: Sometimes 'crazy' works!
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Followed by Beast Wars II: Lio Convoy's Close Call! (1998) See more »

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Beast Wars Theme
Performed by Leslie West and Joe Lynn Turner
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Excellent, yes...
27 August 2003 | by See 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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