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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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The only Western Transformers cartoon to feature characters giving the middle finger. Thrust does so to the Maximals in two episodes. See more »


Megatron's virus reverts the Maximals into their original bodies from the first season of Beast Wars: Transformers. However, Optimus Primal should technically be in his Transmetal design from season 2, since his original body was destroyed and his Spark was placed in a new body. The virus couldn't have devolved him further than his Transmetal form, because that was his new body's original form. See more »


The Oracle: This unit does not contain the receptive spark. Access denied.
Diagnostic Drone: Pity. It appears we're in need of a receptive spark.
Tankorr: Or, perhaps... one who has no spark at all!
Diagnostic Drone: I see where this is going.
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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 Transformers: Chôjin Master Force (1988) 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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