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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 Paul Dobson ...  Tankor / ... 13 episodes, 1999-2000
Brian Drummond ...  Jetstorm 12 episodes, 1999-2000


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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Robert N. Skir felt that he and Marty Isenberg were hired as head writers due to FOX's fondness of their previous show, Godzilla: The Series (1998). See more »


After landing on the planet and getting attacked by the Vehicon armies, why do all of the Maximals try to simply run in their relatively slow robot modes? Optimus and Silverbolt could have flown away to safety, and Cheetor was also faster in his cheetah mode. Nor do they fight back, despite possessing weaponry. See more »


Silverbolt: Luck had nothing to do with it. HE led us here.
Megatron: [laughing] Welcome, my once and future general. I've been expecting you. Prepare to endure the same hospitality.
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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 »


Follows The Transformers: The Movie (1986) See more »


Phat Planet
Written by Barnes and Daley
Performed by Leftfield
Courtesy of Chrysalis Music/Hard (UK) Hands Publishing
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now we've seen the preview... and were not happy!
16 August 1999 | by ZarakSee all my reviews

Bob Skir was asked... he said it would never happen. He said a 'Transformer' show would never have the characters "morph"... well, obviously he lied.

The preview, music video, whatever you can call it, showed promise. The one thing, the thing the fans begged to NEVER happen, the morphing, is the one ruining aspect of the show. I pray they change this little problem before the shows actually air, but for now, the fans are very disappointed.

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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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