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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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2000   1999  
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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 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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Optimus' assertion that the Beast Wars were actually an initiative by the Oracle to bring organic life back to Cybertron makes little sense, considering that the war only started because Megatron stole an ancient artifact from Cybertron to fulfill the orders of the original Megatron. The Oracle had nothing to do with it. See more »

Quotes

Rattrap: Ah, Silverbolt, buddy, it is great to have you back!
Optimus Primal: Thank you for bringing him back to us.
Cheetor: The old gang is finally all together again... Well, mostly. Sorry, Big Bot.
Optimus Primal: No. Rhinox is gone... I accept that. We have to take our victories where we find them and assure that no other spark shares his fate.
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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 Transformers: Victory (1989) 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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I've seen the show... and I'm happy
27 September 1999 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

Beast Machines is a excellent follow up to Beast Wars. The CGI is great, the characters are better than ever, and the stories are very good. Beast Machines is not better than Beast Wars. Not by a long shot. But it is still a very cool and very awesome program.


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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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(26 episodes)
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