The Transformers' war continues in an older time, through a new generation. On pliocenic Earth, the heroic Maximals and the evil Predacons battle for survival against each other and against a violent planet.
Ian James Corlett
Based on the television series ReBoot, this IMAX ride lets us go into the mind of Hexadecimal. Mike the T.V. and Herr Doktor are your tour guides, as they access the Random Access Memory ... See full summary »
Ian James Corlett
The great war has ended. Unicron has been defeated, the Decepticons have fled and the Autobots are victorious under the command of a new leader. In the midst of the celebrations, the ... See full summary »
When Scientists discover Sun Spores, an alien plague that instills a hatred so overwhelming that anyone infected won't stop until everything in their path is destroyed. Soon, the scientists... See full summary »
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
When Fox Kids first put out an early description for the show as a part of its sneak-peek at 1999's fall programming, it featured a wholely different take on the basic cartoon outline, as well as some unfinished character designs. The description promised a story-telling very similar to that of its prequel, Beast Wars: Transformers (1996), with the two opposing factions being the Maximals and Predacons. The completed show differed quite a bit from this: for one, the Maximals faced off against Vehicons, and the ever-present humor of its predecessor was diminished considerably. See more »
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 »
Luck had nothing to do with it. HE led us here.
Welcome, my once and future general. I've been expecting you. Prepare to endure the same hospitality.
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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 »
Not as good as "Beast Wars", but still pretty entertaining!
"Beast Machines" puts the remaining maximals - Optimus, Rattrap, Cheetor and Black Arachnia - back on their home planet Cybertron after the ending of "Beast Wars". Unfortunately, they wake up and find themselves with no memory, in their original forms (the very first ones from the first season of Beast Wars) and being pursued by fierce robotic drones. They find out that their nemesis, Megatron, escaped en route to Cybertron and conquered it before they could arrive. After escaping the drones they find "The Oracle" of Cybertron and are transformed into more organic transformers, who fight Megatron and his new team of henchmen - Jetstorm, Thrust, Tankorr, Obsidian and Strika.
There are quite a few mysteries at the start of the series, including how Megatron managed to conquer Cybertron and the true identities of the main villains henchmen. It is pretty exciting at times, especially with the introduction of character Noble at the start of the second (and last) season. I wont give away anything, just watch the show!
Of course, there are many faults that make "Beast Machines" not as good as "Beast Wars". First, it turns into a weird new agey, environmentalist show about three quarters the way through, because Optimus finds out that the planet's core has always been organic rather than metalich, so the maximals start fighting to bring plants and fluffy animals back. Also, Megatron often whines about how he wants to leave his organic form (a huge metal dragon) because instead he wants to be pure metalich. I have no idea why the writers put this development in, because in "Beast Wars" Megatron never complained once, and actually loved his dragon form. He basically becomes a metaphor for the evil logging corporation that's chopping down precious trees. And the introduction of Nightscream's naive character (a bat) takes away from Cheetor's conflict with Optimus for the same reason.
All in all, "Beast Machines" is a good show, but not a match for "Beast Wars", 7/10.
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