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Beast Machines: Transformers 

The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron and are chased by mindless Vehicons created by Megatron. The Maximals must free the planet from Megatron and restore it to its real way of living.
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Series cast summary:
Garry Chalk ...  Optimus Primal / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Ian James Corlett ...  Cheetor 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Scott McNeil ...  Rattrap / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Venus Terzo ...  Blackarachnia 26 episodes, 1999-2000
Alessandro Juliani ...  Nightscream 22 episodes, 1999-2000
David Kaye ...  Megatron / ... 22 episodes, 1999-2000
Jim Byrnes ...  Thrust 20 episodes, 1999-2000
Paul Dobson ...  Tankor / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Brian Drummond ...  Jetstorm 12 episodes, 1999-2000
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The Maximals awaken on their home planet of Cybertron with no memory of how they got there and instead of being greeted by there own kind they are chased by mindless Veicons created by Megatron(II). The Maximals must free Cybertron from Megatron and restore it back to its organic life. Written by Anonymous

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Beast Machines: Battle for the Sparks See more »

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(26 episodes)
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Trivia

It is never explained where Noble's werewolf form originates from. Some fans think that it comes from Silverbolt, who originally transformed into an eagle-wolf hybrid, but in this show, his beast mode is changed to a vulture. According to one idea, Silverbolt would have lost the wolf part of his beast mode, with only the bird half remaining. This wolf mode would have gotten transferred to Megatron, resulting in the creation of the werewolf Noble. However this idea never comes up in the show. See more »

Goofs

In numerous episodes, lights, laser bolts, explosions, smoke and fire behave like solid objects. In some cases, light rays even cast a shadow which would of course be impossible. See more »

Quotes

Black Arachnia: I'm sorry. I never should have let him take you.
Optimus Primal: We'll discuss it later. Blackarachnia! Silverbolt! Retreat.
Black Arachnia: The nightmare is finally over.
Cheetor: Guys, aren't we shy a couple of units?
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Alternate Versions

Much like in the case of its predecessor, Beast Wars: Transformers, the Japanese version of this show is a comically over-the-top parody, the exact opposite of the serious and somber tone of the original. The recurring characters retained their individual quirks, including the Vehicon Generals, whose identity was kept a mystery in the original version. These comical traits were driven to the point of insanity, with many characters constantly yelling their trademark catchphrases to break up the silence. The new characters also received their own unique personality changes -- most notably, Nightscream was turned into a flaming gay stereotype as an homage to a Japanese comedian who was popular at the time. See more »

Connections

Follows Chô semeitai Transformer: Beast Wars Neo (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Phat Planet
Written by Barnes and Daley
Performed by Leftfield
Courtesy of Chrysalis Music/Hard (UK) Hands Publishing
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Defense
26 September 1999 | by The Rock-22See all my reviews

No one has lied to anyone. No one morphs. Granted it's not a traditional transformation, but there's still enough moving parts and pieces for it to not be a strait morph. And if you're going to let this one minor thing make your decision about whether you like or dislike the show then you have no business watching it IMO.


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