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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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Storyline

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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Country:

Canada

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast Machines: Battle for the Sparks See more »

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(26 episodes)
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Trivia

Beast Machines was developed with both Full Frame and High Definition Widescreen aspect ratios. See more »

Goofs

When Nightscream offers fruit to the Maximals, Cheetor matter-of-factly states that they only consume Energon, but Optimus suggests that their Technorganic bodies may be able to consume regular food too. However in the previous series, Beast Wars: Transformers, the characters were shown eating fruit and meat a number of times. See more »

Quotes

Cheetor: Well, kid, are you in or out?
Nightscream: In. Oh, and by the way, it's Nightscream.
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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

Followed by Transformers: Armada (2002) 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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User Reviews

simply put: good show
2 October 1999 | by M_JasonSee all my reviews

I remember seeing pictures, and thinking, "eww." Quite literally, "eww." But watching everything in action was a sight. I loved the show's animation style. It somehow reminds me of traditional cel-style, and after watching two episodes (sadly I missed the first) and reading the official site FAQ concerning the transformations and the concepts for the show, I think it will make a fine addition to the Transformers series.


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