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Beast Machines

The Beast Machines TV Series Logo
Format Animated television series
Voices of See Cast
Country of origin Flag of Canada Canada
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Fox Kids YTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run September 18, 1999May 6, 2000
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Beast Machines is an animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment and distribuited by Universal Pictures that was a direct sequel to Beast Wars and is a television series to take place within the continuity of the original Transformers series. The cause of much controversy among the fanbase, the show ran for two seasons, airing on Fox Kids and YTV from 1999 to 2000. Of the Transformers animated series produced in North America, Beast Machines was the only one to have been completely conceptualized and outlined in advance, lending it a more serialized and linear storyline than the others. The Beast Machines intro theme was "Phat Planet", by Leftfield. Beast Machines Logo http://home. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The following is a list of beast machines episdes [1]. 1) The Reformatting Written by: Directed by: The Maximals awaken on their homeworld of Cybertron, with no memory of how they got there. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... YTV is a TLA that may stand for: Finnish for the term Helsinki Metropolitan Area. ... 480i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 1999 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2000 in television involved some significant events. ... An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Mainframe Entertainment is a Canadian computer animation and design company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and Los Angeles, California, USA. It produces childrens computer animation TV series. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... This article discusses Fox Kids in United States. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Leftfield were a duo of electronica artists and record producers, Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the Brand New Heavies) and Neil Barnes, formed in 1989 in London, England. ...

Contents

Plot Summary

As the new series begins, the surviving Beast Wars Maximal team (Optimus Primal, Silverbolt, Rhinox, Rattrap, Cheetor and Blackarachnia, although Rhinox and Silverbolt are missing) return back to their homeworld, but the planet is completely devoid of life. Additionally, the team can't remember anything from after they returned to Cybertron. A new race of Transformers, known as the Vehicons, have taken control of Cybertron and will stop at nothing to destroy the Maximals. The Maximals find themselves stuck in their original beast forms, and with no ability to transform into their more powerful robot forms. Optimus Primal is then summoned by an ancient supercomputer called "the Oracle". Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Grammatical tense is a way languages express the time at which an event described by a sentence occurs. ...

Megatron, founder of the Vehicons and ruler of Cybertron

The Oracle's cryptic messages foretold of a great change to come for the planet of Cybertron. It "reformats" Optimus and the Maximals in order to better equip them to face the threat to Cybertron, that being a virus that had been engineered by the rogue Predacon Leader Megatron. It was revealed that Megatron had escaped during "Transwarp Space" from the past of the Beast Wars and had arrived in an unspecified amount of time before the Maximals exited Transwarp Space. Thus, Megatron had conquered the entire planet with his virus and extracted the sparks of the entire Maximal, and presumably Predacon, race. Image File history File links BMMegatron. ... Image File history File links BMMegatron. ... The Predacons are one of the many factions in the fictional Transformers Universes. ... The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... A Spark is the soul of a Transformer, first introduced in the Beast Wars storyline. ...


The Vehicons were shown to be a race of drones, automated and controlled by Megatron from the former Maximal Citadel. Without sparks of their own, the Vehicons at first proved to be easily defeated by the Maximals as the strain of multitasking (running the entire planet and controlling the Drones) proved to be difficult for Megatron. Megatron thus took three captured sparks and created three Vehicon Generals to take command of their respective drones; Jetstorm to command the Aero-Drones, Tankor to command the Tank-Drones and Thrust to command the Cycle-Drones.


It was later revealed that the sparks used to create these Generals were all known to the Maximals, two of which being former comrades and being forced by Vehicon programming to battle their friends, the other being the only Predacon, other than Megatron to survive the Beast Wars. The Maximals discovered Jetstorm, Tankor and Thrust were really Silverbolt, Rhinox, and Waspinator, respectively. After having his memories awakened by Rattrap, but still being influenced by the Vehicon programming, Tankor uses Rhinox's scientific mind to rebel against Megatron, with the aim of taking over Cybertron for himself. Apprehending and reprogramming Megatron's Diagnostic Drone, Tankor discovered the Oracle and learned of the existence of the Key to Vector Sigma, a device which could transform organics into "technomatter", Tankor faked his demise and allowed Megatron to learn of the Key's existence. Jetstorm is the name of five characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Tankor is the name of several fictional character in the various Transformers Universes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Rhinox is the name of several fictional characters from various Transformers Universes. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Rattrap (Rattol in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ...


Megatron sought to use the Key as a weapon to destroy the Maximals, however Tankor used the Oracle to arm Optimus Primal with control of the Plasma Energy Chamber, a device that could destroy technomatter. Tankor then set up a showdown between Megatron and the Maximals in which he intended to seize control once they destroyed each other, however, Megatron had hard-wired a fail-safe into Tankor's body which caused him to shut down when Tankor tried to harm Megatron. Megatron and Optimus Primal both unleashed their weapons against each other and Cybertron itself was nearly destroyed, but the Oracle managed to intervene and prevented any harm to come to Cybertron.


Megatron, Primal and Tankor were apparently temporarily destroyed, however because of their link to the Oracle itself; they were each given the opportunity to choose their own destiny. Optimus Primal chose to return and carry out the will of the All-Spark. Rhinox was freed from the hard wiring that made him Tankor and he thus chose to rejoin the Matrix in atonement for his misguided deeds as Tankor. Megatron chose to separate the organic elements from his body (his driving desire since returning to Cybertron) and succeeded in doing so, however his spark was trapped in the wrong half and he became a totally organic Transformer known as Savage/Noble. Savage/Noble is a dual identity character from the Beast Machines TV series. ...


His intended form, that being an enormous battle station in the shape of an altered version of his head (and able to transform into an alternate form of a powerful spaceship) was released on auto-pilot into the sky above the Maximal Citadel. As Savage/Noble, Megatron tricked the Maximal Nightscream into believing Noble to be another survivor of Megatron's virus and used the Maximals to gain entry to the Citadel where he was able to extract and free his spark from his organic-based form (the body lived on as a beast who followed Nightscream around but showed only animal intelligence) and Megatron was able to interface with his battle station form and remotely took control of Cybertron once again. The Maximals discovered an organic "Liquid Core" and a chamber containing fossilized bones, and were able to awaken Silverbolt (from within the body and programming of Jetstorm) and reformat him into a Maximal once more. However, his experience as Jetstorm turned him bitter, and Silverbolt lost his charismatic chivalry that had been his main character trait.


Having lost two of his original Generals, Megatron used the sparks of two new Cybertronians (that were said to be the greatest generals in Cybertron History,) and thus two new Vehicon Generals were created: Obsidian and Strika. The Maximals also gained another member when an exploration ship returned to Cybertron in answer to a distress beacon set up by survivors of Megatron’s virus before they were all hunted down by the Vehicon Drones (with the exception of Nightscream of course). Obsidian is the name given to several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Strika is a character from the fictional Transformers series. ...


Having adopted an alternate form based on the dominant life-form of the planet she was sent to explore (that of a sentient plant) the newcomer called herself Botanica. This character proved to be of much interest among the fanbase as nothing like her had ever been seen in Transformer Shows before. Botanica proved to be very powerful, and became central in Optimus Primal's plan to reformat the entire planet, and introduce organics to Cybertron.


The Maximals then learned that the sparks of the former inhabitants of the planet were being held within the massive battle station that was Megatron's new body. After launching an attack against Megatron in which the Maximals were nearly defeated, Nightscream witnessed the death of Savage/ Noble by Megatron and, in a rage, was able to depolarize Megatron's spark and force it from its battle station shell. The Maximals then gained control of the battle station and thus control of the displaced sparks as well. Megatron was forced to inhabit an off-line Diagnostic Drone as his Vehicon Army mounted a massive attack in an effort to reclaim his former base. Megatron's forces were able to deplete the power reserves of the battle station and force it to crash; then the Vehicon's vast numbers overwhelmed and defeated the Maximals, extracting their sparks and adding them to the collection in the process.


However, before his capture, the Maximal Cheetor was able to use the antigravity engines of the battle station to launch Obsidian and Strika into orbit around the planet. The only Maximal that was left to face Megatron was Optimus Primal, but to Primal's dismay, Megatron had taken a new form: one based on Primal's own former "Optimal Optimus" body, but stripped of its organic components. Megatron then released all of the captured sparks and absorbed them into his own (causing his form to swell in size) in order to form one perfect being. Megatron then blasted a hole to the core of the planet, exposing the organic liquid core.


Megatron separated Optimus from the Oracle, reformed the Key to Vector Sigma, and began to convert the organic core into technomatter. Once completed, Megatron intended to transfer his own consciousness into Cybertron itself, turn it into a perfect technosphere, and use Cybertron as weapon to conquer the Universe. However, the Oracle managed to reconnect with Optimus Primal, giving him the power to escape. Primal then interrupted the conversion process and tackled Megatron, knocking them both over the edge and into the organic core below.Primal said " The Great Transformation awaits Megatron, Prepare to be....Reformatted." As they hit the core, Primal unleashed the reformatting process, releasing the sparks that were absorbed within Megatron and apparently turning the entire planet into a technorganic sphere. The Maximals awoke in their own bodies while the population was reborn into the new bodies of the reformatted Vehicon Drones, including Waspinator who returned to his original form (but with Thrust's head, and only the size of a real wasp). Waspinator's final words recall an end to the previous series: "Wazzpinator never gets what Wazzpinator wants."


Characters

This is a list of characters from the animated television series Beast Machines. ...

Episode List

Season One

Episode Number Title Airdate
01 The Reformatting September 18, 1999
02 Master of the House September 25, 1999
03 Fires of the Past October 2, 1999
04 Mercenary Pursuits October 9, 1999
05 Forbidden Fruit October 16, 1999
06 The Weak Component October 23, 1999
07 Revelations Part 1: Discovery October 30, 1999
08 Revelations Part 2: Descent November 6, 1999
09 Revelations Part 3: Apocalypse November 13, 1999
10 Survivor November 27, 1999
11 Techno-Organic War, Part 1: The Key December 4, 1999
12 Techno-Organic War, Part 2: The Catalyst December 11, 1999
13 Techno-Organic War, Part 3: End of the Line December 18, 1999

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Season Two

Episode Number Title Airdate
14 Fallout August 5, 2000
15 Savage Noble August 19, 2000
16 Prometheus Unbound August 26, 2000
17 In Darkest Knight September 2, 2000
18 A Wolf In the Fold September 9, 2000
19 Home Soil September 16, 2000
20 Sparkwar Pt. I: The Strike September 23, 2000
21 Sparkwar Pt. II: The Search September 30, 2000
22 Sparkwar Pt. III: The Siege October 7, 2000
23 Spark of Darkness October 28, 2000
24 Endgame Pt. I: The Downward Spiral November 4, 2000
25 Endgame Pt. II: When Legends Fall November 11, 2000
26 Endgame Pt. III: Seeds of the Future November 18, 2000

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DVD Releases

Beast Machines - Transformers: The Complete Series

  • Format: Box set, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround & 2.0 Stereo
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Studio: Rhino Theatrical
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
  • Run Time: 700 minutes

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Beast Machines - Transformers: Series 1

  • Format: Dubbed, Full Screen, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region 2
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround & 2.0 Stereo
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 July 2007
  • Run Time: 123 minutes

Beast Machines - Transformers: Series 2

  • Format: Dubbed, Full Screen, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region 2
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround & 2.0 Stereo
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: N/A

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''Beast Machines - Transformers: Season 1 - Volumes 1 & 2''

  • DVD Release Date: 20 June 2007
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Region: Region 4

Classification: PG (Parental Guidance)


Beast Machines - Transformers: Season 2 - Volumes 1 & 2

  • DVD Release Date: 23 October 2007
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Region: Region 4
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance)

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Other Info

Written into a special edition comic book was a character by the name of Primal Prime. Appearing only in this book he was a side character to the Beast Machines story and later was written into the toy lines of both Beast Machines and Transformers: Universe. In the Universe story line he eventually gained a new body which combined with Apelinq to create Sentinel Maximus. Primal Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers toy and story lines. ... Apelinq is a character from the Transformers toy series and comic books. ... Sentinel Maximus is a character from the comic series Transformers: Universe. ...


The Head Writers use to post and answer questions on a message board known as Bottalk


Beast Machines Toys

The Hasbro toys for Beast Machines are famous for the fact that many bear little resemblance to the characters on the show, in both shape and color, and they were scaled out of proportion to each other. The reason for this was that although basic concept sketches were made of the major characters, the show creators and toy creators developed the characters independently from that point in the first year. After the first year of toys was released, a number of slightly more show-accurate toys were released.


Many of the characters created as toys never made it on the television series, although some did appear in the comic books. Oddly, the transforming plant Botanica from the television series was not made into a toy for any of the related toylines.


The toys released in the Beast Wars Returns (a release of Beast Machines in Japan) toyline by TakaraTomy were recolored to more closely resemble the show colors. Molds from the drones in the Vehicon Army, which bore more resemblance to the Vehicon Generals, were recolored and used as the Vehicon Generals instead in the Beast Wars Returns toyline.


A line of simple McDonald's Beast Machines toys was sold which did look more like the show characters, and this line was recolored for release in other countries by other fast food restaurants.


Non-Show Groups

A number toy sub-groups didn't make it into the animated series, but had small stories on their toy boxes.

  • Beast Riders
Two deluxe sized vehicles that resembled heads of animals and could be ridden by larger figures. Both were redecoed once each, but their boxes remained unchanged.
  • Deployers
Three sparkless Maximal drones that turn into weapons useable by larger toys. All three were redecoed in new colors, but their boxes remained unchanged. The dark blue recolor of Rav was used to represent the character of Chro in the 3H Comic series.
  • Dinobots
A set of Maximals, all recolors of older toys from the Beast Wars, Beast Wars Neo lines.

The Deployers are a group of characters from the Transformers toy and comic book lines. ... The Dinobots are a team of characters in the fictional Transformers Universe. ...

Non-Show Characters

Beast Machines Mirage
Beast Machines Mirage

A number of characters appeared in the Beast Machines toy line who didn't make appearances in the television series. These included: Image File history File links Mirage_bm. ... Image File history File links Mirage_bm. ... This article is about the optical phenomenon. ...

  • Blastcharge - A Vehicon who turned into a six-wheeled missile truck. Did appear in the Wreckers comics.
  • Buzzsaw - A Maximal who transformed into a wasp. Did appear in the Transformers: Universe comics.
  • Battle Unicorn - A Maximal who turned into a unicorn.
  • Che - A Beast Rider whose form was a cheetah head. Was to appear in the un-produced Wreckers #4.
  • Chro (Name given to purple Rav repaint) - Appeared in Wreckers comics.
  • Dillo - A Maximal Deployer who turned from an armadillo into a weapon. Did appear in Wreckers comics.
  • Geckobot - A Maximal who transformed into a flying lizard.
  • Hammerstrike - A Maximal who transformed into a hammerhead shark.
  • Longhorn - A Maximal who turned into a bull. Was to appear in the un-produced Wreckers #4.
  • Mechatron - A Beast Rider whose form as a dragon head.
  • Mirage - A high speed Vehicon race car. Appeared Apelinq's War Journals, his drones appeared in in Wreckers comics.
  • Mol - A Maximal Deployer who turned from a mole into a weapon. Did appear in Wreckers comics.
  • Nightviper - A Maximal who transformed into a cobra.
  • Primal Prime - A repaint of Beast Wars Optimal Optimus. Did appear in the Wreckers comics.
  • Quickstrike - A Maximal who transformed into a wolf. Did appear in the Transformers: Universe comics.
  • Rav - A Maximal Deployer who turned from a bird into a weapon. Did appear in the Wreckers comics.
  • Scavenger - A Vehicon Demolitions expert. Did appear in the Wreckers comics.
  • Skydive - A Maximal who turned a pterodactyl. Was to appear in the un-produced Wreckers #4.
  • Snarl - A Maximal who turned into a lion. Did appear in the un-produced Wreckers #3, and the Transformers: Universe comics
  • Spy Streak - A Vehicon stealth jet. Did appear in the Wreckers comics.

Blastcharge is the name to two characters in the Transformers: Universes. ... Buzzsaw is the name of several fictional characters in the fictional Transformers universes. ... Longhorn is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... G1 Mirage toy packaging art Mirage is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Primal Prime is a fictional character from the Transformers toy and story lines. ... Quickstrike is the name given to three fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Skydive was the name of four fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Snarl is the name of five different fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ... Spy Streak is the name of a Vehicon, a Transformers character who appeared in the Beast Machines toyline (but not in the TV series). ...

Transtech

After Beast Machines ended, Hasbro planned a follow-up series called Transtech. The series was supposedly to bring back some of the characters who died in Beast Wars along with some characters from the original eighties cartoon series, all in new, more organic-looking bodies, though with vehicle alternate modes instead of the animals used in Beast Machines. Many concept sketches and even a few toy prototypes were made, but Hasbro scrapped the idea in favor of bringing Car Robots to American markets. Transtech is an unreleased line of toys under the Transformers umbrella. ...


Concept sketches or prototype toys have been seen for Blackarachnia, Cheetor, Depth Charge, Megatron, Nightscream, Optimus Prime, Scavenger, Shockwave, Soundwave, Starscream and a new character called Immorticon. There were also rumors of a Transtech Dinobot. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... This article is about the fictional Transformers character. ... This refers to the original character. ... Scavenger is the name of several characters in the Transformers universes. ... Shockwave (Laserwave in Japan) is the name of several fictional characters in the various Transformers universes, usually belonging to the Decepticons. ... Soundwave is the name of three fictional characters from the Transformers universes. ... Starscream is a Decepticon (or sometimes Predacon) in the various fictional Transformers universes. ... Dinobot is a Transformer from the fictional Beast Wars Transformers universe. ...


It is generally believed that the concept for Transtech Cheetor inspired the design of Transformers: Cybertron Brakedown and the concept for Transtech Megatron inspired Armada Megatron. Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Brakedown is a fictional character in the Transformers: Cybertron series. ...


Transformers: Universe

The storyline of Beast Machines is continued in the short-lived comic book Transformers: Universe by 3H Publishing, which has stories taking place during the second season of Beast Machines (In the Transformers: Wreckers comic) and after the Beast Machines story (in the Transformers: Universe comic).


English Cast

Optimus Primal (Convoy, later Beast Convoy to differentiate him from the original Convoy, Blackjack in some European markets) is a fictional character from the Transformers toyline, and the leader of the Maximal forces and the main protagonist in the Beast Wars television series. ... Gary Chalk (born 1953) is a British-born Canadian actor and voice actor. ... Cheetor is the name of several fictional characters from the Transformers toyline. ... Ian James Corlett (born August 29, 1962 in Vancouver) is an animation voice artist, writer, and musician. ... Rattrap (Rattol in Japan) is the name of a fictional character from the Transformers toyline that appeared in the Beast Wars and Beast Machines series. ... Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia), is an Australian-born voice actor. ... Blackarachnia (Black Widow in Japan) is a fictional Transformer character from Beast Wars, Beast Machines,Transformers: Universe and the upcoming Transformers: Animated // Originally, this character was intended to be a quick retool the Tarantulas toy, but animators ended up giving Blackarachnia a very feminine design, said to have been inspired... Venus Terzo (born Oct. ... Silverbolt is the name of several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia), is an Australian-born voice actor. ... Nightscream is the name of several fictional characters from the various Transformers universes. ... Alessandro Juliani is a Canadian actor and singer. ... Botanica is a character from the second season of the Beast Machines animated cartoon series. ... The subject of this article seems to fail one of the following consensually-accepted Wikipedia inclusion guidelines: If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article to establish its notability, citing reliable sources, so as to avoid it being considered for deletion. ... Savage/Noble is a dual identity character from the Beast Machines TV series. ... David Kaye (born 14 October 1964) is a Canadian voice actor. ... The Beast Wars and Beast Machines version of Megatron is the main antagonist from the aforementioned parts of the Transformers animated series, toy lines, and multiverse. ... David Kaye (born 14 October 1964) is a Canadian voice actor. ... The Diagnostic Drone is a character from the Beast Machines TV series. ... Christopher Gaze is a British actor (born in Surrey). ... Tankor is the name of several fictional character in the various Transformers Universes. ... Paul Dobson, of the brothers Dobson (himself, Michael, and Brian), is an accomplished Canadian voice actor, one of the many who work with Ocean Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Richard Newmans roles in Transformers cartoons are too nummerous to count. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jim Byrnes in the highlander series James Thomas Byrnes was born on September 22, 1948 in St. ... Jetstorm is the name of five characters in the Transformers Universes. ... Brian Drummond (born August 10, 1969 in Salmon Arm, BC) is a Canadian actor. ... Obsidian is the name given to several fictional characters in the Transformers universes. ... Paul Dobson, of the brothers Dobson (himself, Michael, and Brian), is an accomplished Canadian voice actor, one of the many who work with Ocean Group, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Strika is a character from the fictional Transformers series. ... Patricia Drake is a TV/Voice actress working on TV and in animated shows, mostly with Ocean Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... Waspinator is the name of a fictional character from the various Transformers universes. ... Scott McNeil (born September 15, 1962 in Brisbane, Australia), is an Australian-born voice actor. ...

Controversy

As early as its premiere episode, Beast Machines provoked much debate among fans about whether the new series' creative team was portraying the individual characters and the broader Transformers backstory as accurately as the creators of Beast Wars had done. Much of the criticism focused on character portrayals and actions that were seen as inaccurate and inconsistent with how the characters were established in Beast Wars. This is further compounded by the fact that many of the actors associated with recent Transformer series have referred to Beast Machines as "The Bad Thing". In addition, there was much debate over perceived continuity errors in regards to the broader Transformers backstory. The ending of Beast Machines proved to be extremely controversial. Detractors believe that the "reformatting" of Cybertron, from purely metallic as it had been portrayed in the original series into technorganic, diminished the traditional qualities that had made the Transformers mythos special. While Beast Machines has always been a controversial series, it has gradually become more popular over time, particularly in retrospect after Transformers: Armada and Transformers: Energon, both which met with even heavier abuse for their general low quality. The newfound positive reception, however, is still not considered universal amongst fans of the Beast Wars/Transformers mythos. Hasbro has since retconned much of Beast Machines events in fan-exclusive convention comics such as Transformers: Universe, and fanclub publications, reviving many characters killed and redeeming those "corrupted" during the series like Rhinox, though Cybertron remains technorganic. Retroactive continuity – commonly contracted to the portmanteau word retcon – refers to the act of changing previously established details of a fictional setting, often without providing an explanation for the changes within the context of that setting. ...


Trivia

  • According to commentary of the Beast Machines DVD the series was initially to be called Beast Hunters.
  • The character Jetstorm was initially called Skybolt. The first five episodes of the series were filed with the name Skybolt, but then they had to go back and edit these episodes to reflect the change.
  • At one point, Thrust was going to be carrying Silverbolt's spark, but they decided to have him carry Waspinator's spark instead on a whim.
  • In the episode Home Soil, the character Thrust made a gesture similar to giving the middle finger to Optimus while racing to the crashed ship. Also in the episode "Savage Noble", Thrust also made a gesture similar to giving the middle finger to Cheetor when he was giving directions to Thrust when they briefly banded together to search for Savage.
  • In the flashback featuring Waspinator, the heads of Inferno and Quickstrike make cameo appearances, as do the pre-humans Hammer, Jack, Una and others.

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Theme Songs

Opening/Ending

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Cheetor survives the Beast Machines war and appears to become the leader of the Maximals, and the Oracle's new representative as Optimus was previously.
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