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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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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beast Machines: Battle for the Sparks See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)
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Trivia

None of the villain characters in the show walk normally. Jetstorm and Obsidian lack legs entirely and always hover, Thrust balances on one wheel, Tankor rolls on caterpillar tracks built into his feet, Strika hover-skates, the diagnostic drone likewise lacks legs and instead flies, and Megatron is supported by cables within his citadel and only rarely reaches down to the floor. However, Megatron does walk with normal feet in some of the other bodies he temporarily uses. See more »

Goofs

Optimus' reluctance to free the Sparks of Cybertron's people before Megatron is defeated for good makes no sense. He fears that if they gave the Transformers their bodies back, Megatron might rob their Sparks again. Actually, if they freed the Sparks and reanimated the Transformers, they'd have an enormous army at their disposal, who'd help defeat Megatron in no time. See more »

Quotes

Jetstorm: SO! YOU'VE COME BACK TO FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED!
Black Arachnia: WHAT'RE YOU TALKING ABOUT? YOU AMBUSHED US!
Thrust: THAT'S RIGHT! FOR AMBUSHING US!
Rattrap: That's it. They have lost it.
Black Arachnia: ON MY WORD AS A SPIDER, well, a Maximal, WE'RE ONLY HERE TO TALK!
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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 Beast Wars II: Super Life-Form Transformers (1998) 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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"What The"
26 August 2000 | by decepticonSee all my reviews

This is what happens when writers stop caring they mess up a good thing.BEAST WARS ruled when the predicons and the maximals transformed they actully transformed now they morph.The story lines lack originality and soul.When continuing a saga you have to be true to you and to your viewers sometimes it pays to listen to yourself not some corporate yes man.Beast Machines is a musn't see.


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