While the early episodes of Beast Wars were fairly innocuous in their ad libs, as time went on their inclusion became progressively more intrusive and by the last third of the series there was a severe tonal shift. A skirmish occurs between Maximals and Predacons for control of a floating island: the Maximals for its use as a base, the Predacons for its destructive capabilities. But the virus malfunctions, and Primal gets very, very angry. Beast Wars: Transformers season 1 episode 1. However, Blackarachnia and Scorponok are not far away. The show won over many viewers through fun, intriguing stories and generally high production values. The show's CGI, though somewhat primitive by today's standards, was revolutionary by television standards of the time (and puts some later shows to shame). But when he is lured into Tarantulas's net of deceit and torture, Rattrap is the only one who can save him. Furthermore, the TV broadcast had many fight scenes censored to comply with Germany's strict laws against TV violence; however, the VHS Release was uncut. It was very successful on the TV station and once won a very high audience rating. The Maximals set out to peacefully discover just what their enemy has found. Factory) 2005 — Beast Wars — Classic Episodes: Volume 2 — The Saga Continues! An explosion at the Predacon base leaves no survivors, and the Maximals assume they have scored a final victory in the Beast Wars. A prank from Rattrap causes the Maximal ship to turn on its residents with its new defenses. Waspinator is taken over by the spark of Starscream. The Beast is available for streaming on A&E, both individual episodes and full seasons. The series had two opening themes, "Tamashii no Evolution" and "Sennen no Soldier" by Hironobu Kageyama, and two ending themes, "BA-BI-BU-BE Beast Wars" and "HALLELUYAH" also by Kageyama. (Alliance Atlantis) — English and French audio. After a battle between Optimus and Dinobot, a huge cache of Energon is discovered. He is the first to arrive, but the pod is damaged and he is unable to activate the DNA scanner. The series first aired on January 15, 2009. Are the Maximals stranded for good? Thankfully. That trait was phased out in exchange for him becoming an effeminate, mood-swinging goofball; his tone of voice transitioning from a ferocious baritone to a silly high pitch at the drop of a hat. Yoshikazu's dubbing style would become synonymous with all imported Western Transformers cartoons in Japan, as he would be placed in charge of localizing every series through Prime, all with the same overbearingly satirical attitude. One particular trait of the dub was that each character had their own unique vocal tic with which they would punctuate their sentences or, more commonly, chant incessantly for no apparent reason. However, Dinobot makes an investigation that changes everything. The theme song was replaced with the homonymous "Rombi di Tuono e Cieli di Fuoco per i Biocombat". Now the Maximals must destroy the mountain to stop his power-mad reign. S01:E04 - Equal Measures. The aliens transform the second moon into a massively powerful weapon. Where do I stream The Beast online? The ad libbing in Beast Wars primarily consisted of "noise"; talking for the sake of talking and reducing atmospheric silence or visual subtlety to a minimum. Full Cast and Crew; Beast Wars: Super Robot Lifeform Transformers ( ビーストウォーズ超生命体トランスフォーマー Beast Wars Chō Seimeitai Transformers) aired in 1997, consisting of the North American season 1 episodes. S1, Ep13. Additionally, these GMTV airings were modified in various ways. Stop It" by Banana Ice while the ending theme was "FOR THE DREAM" by Mickey. The show was initially very successful on the TV Station RTL2 and was released on VHS. But when it is discovered to be damaged, the Maximals attempt to protect and defend it from a Predacon attack. A lightning rod strikes one of the posts, creating a direct teleportation route between the Predicons' and Maximals' bases. Following the Chinese release of Beast Machines, the People's Art Theatre of Liaoning re-dubbed the show with character names changed into the Chinese translation of Beast Machines, I.E. The show was released on VHS tapes with a very good Vietnamese dub, then it was copied to VCD. Neither title included "Transformers", leaving some of the audience unaware that this was a sequel to their childhood. Like the Japanese dub, Season 2 and Season 3 episodes were also merged into one season called Chāonéng Yǒngshì: Jīnshǔ Biàntǐ (超能勇士：金属变体, "Super-Powerful Warriors: Transmetals"). Amidst their bickering and squabbling, the Predacons prepare to launch an attack. The entirety of the second season followed the conclusion of the first, but the channel never aired the third season; although it was subsequently released on VHS, the cliffhanger-resolving "Optimal Situation" was only available as a free gift with purchase at Toys"R"Us. : Somewhere in the universe, a force of Cybertrons try to infiltrate a heavily armed fortress. Beast Wars: Transformers is a Daytime Emmy award-winning computer-animated television series produced by Mainframe Entertainment that premiered on April 22, 1996 in syndication in the United States.. The decision to go forward with a second season came in late November of 1996. Transformers - Beast Wars - S 1 E 1 - Transformers - Beast Wars[Part 1] Must Furk. changing the name of Optimus Primal from Hēixīngxīng Duìzhǎng (黑猩猩队长, "Captain Chimpanzee") to Xīngxīng Jiāngjūn (猩猩将军, "General Gorilla"). The opening theme for Beast Wars was "War War! Many characters underwent considerable changes in personality and characterization. The show aired in many Latin American countries, mainly through Cartoon Network's South American feeds, as well various local TV stations. Optimus Primal is abducted by an otherwordly probe, leaving the Maximals leaderless. Apart from some name changes (Optimus Primal became Optimus Primitivo, to name an example) the dub was completely uncut. Other characters were fundamentally altered right from the get go. With regard to the actual content, the earliest episodes generally had nothing more extreme than the removal of uses of the word "slag" (as it is effectively a synonym for "slut" in English slang), but with the beginning of the second season, edits were steadily made to episodes for no readily apparent reasons. Season: OR . Beast Wars: Transformers (TV Series) TV. These ties to the original story increased as the second season progressed and the planet was revealed as prehistoric Earth, the characters having been thrown back in time. No. Tigatron was made into a humorous samurai ronin parody. As a result, that made it seem like the Maximals were abandoning Airazor in their attempt to leave Earth. † Became a Maximal towards the end of the series, though originally a Maximal protoform. Though reviled by many Transformers fans when it first hit the airwaves in 1996, Beast Wars is now considered by many to be among the finest examples of Transformers storytelling, striking a happy balance between character, humor, and story. (The stasis locked Autobots and Decepticons aboard the Ark are not on this list.) The show was immediately followed by a sequel series, Beast Machines. Unfortunately, as happened in France, only the first two seasons were aired. The Energon forces the newly arrived Transformers to take on protective beast forms to shield themselves from the ambient Energon radiation. After many reruns the show was cancelled and the second and third Season were never shown in Germany. Because developing new CGI character models was, at the time, an expensive and time-consuming process, the number of on-screen characters in Beast Wars was relatively small compared to most other Transformers shows. To save the planet, Optimus uses the stasis pod that Tarantulas planned to escape in to fly to the weapon and generate a transwarp portal to destroy it. Terrorsaur discovers a floating mountain, rich with the mineral Energon. All 26 episodes were aired without any edits for time or content (unlike the Japanese broadcasts of The Transformers and many future imported Western Transformers shows). Beast Wars had 52 episodes over 3 seasons. Disappointed by the harm done to their experiments, they set out to destroy the planet. Already carrying the scars of battle, both ships immediately open fire upon each other. Season 1 | Season 2 » The Maximals attempt to set up a detection system; Dinobot decides to … Beast Wars ran for three amazing seasons, won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation and introduced a new generation of fans to the astonishing world of The Transformers! Super Robot Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Metals (超生命体トランスフォーマー ビーストウォーズメタルス, Chō Seimeitai Transformers Beast Wars Metals) aired in 1999, consisting of the North American season 2 and 3 episodes. For instance, Waspinator would chant "bun", Scorponok would chant "orya", Blackarachnia would hiss "chā", Rhinox would ramble "dana" and so on. While Blackarachnia works with Inferno, Tarantulas takes the true prize he wanted: the stasis pod. Add episode. For some reason, "Gorilla Warfare" and "The Probe" were switched around in the airing order. The dub was recorded at Audiomaster 3000 in Mexico. Directed by J. Falconer. The pod births Inferno, a deranged Predacon who believes himself to be an ant rather than a robot. This list includes different versions of this franchise. Season: OR ... « Season 2 | Season 3 See also. Megatron is the main antagonist of the original Beast Wars cartoon, as well as its sequel Beast Machines. When originally aired on GMTV in the United Kingdom, Beast Wars was only screened on school holidays, usually in double bills on Bank Holidays, and one episode per morning on half-term weeks, meaning that only a few episodes were shown a year, with wide gulfs in between (most prominently, three months passed between the airings of "Other Visits" parts 1 and 2). The mysterious aliens whose artifacts the Maximals and Predacons have been stumbling across arrive. 30:34. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. * Allied with the Maximals, nominally a Predacon. Cheetor disobey's a direct order from Optimus by leaving the Maximals base to place survey posts on the planet. While Beast Wars had been fairly judicious in its self-referential humor, even in its last stretch of episodes, Beast Wars Metals was an unrestrained self-parody, constantly breaking the fourth wall and demonstrating awareness of its own status as a TV series. However, Dinobot makes an investigation that changes everything. Ad libbing was done to the extreme and characters all received major personality adjustments to reflect the aggressively comedic nature of the series. Such long titles were indeed a tradition for cartoons dubbed in Italian in the '90s. However, the Predacons don't wish for them to be found. A Predacon attack blinds a Maximal squad and now Rhinox, Rattrap, Cheetor and Dinobot must embark on a voyage through darkness, relying on each other, to make it back to home base. 2011 — Beast Wars: Transformers — Season 1 (Shout! A large mountain containing the precious mineral Energon is discovered. A ship of Predacon criminals, and the Maximal exploration ship pursuing it, both crash down on a energon rich planet. The German dub used the original title, Beast Wars. To survive the energon fields they acquire protective beast forms based on local animals.Series begins by showing the Maximals and Predacons battling in space. With a surge in his power, he scraps Megatron and takes control over the Predacons. A band of benevolent Maximals track a pack of power-seeking Predacons to a mysterious planet. For example, Depth Charge was turned into a goofy old man who enjoyed singing fishing songs while transforming, Silverbolt was now psychotically polite with an obnoxious happy-go-lucky attitude, and Rampage now talked in the rough-and-tumble dialect of a cartoon street punk. In a sign of things to come, "Beast Wars (Part 1)" was shown some 25 minutes earlier than billed due to rescheduled news reports, meaning many fans missed the entire opening episode. Beast Wars: Transformers season 1 episode 15 The Spark : Rhinox spots a falling stasis pod while surveying unused Predacon territory. Now you can see the first 26 incredible episodes of this breathtaking animated epic. Unfortunately, an evil Rhinox ends up doing more harm than good within the Predacon ranks. Dinobot and Rattrap are forced to put aside their differences to find the counter-virus. 1 Beast Wars (Part 1) Bob Forward: Ian Pearson: April 22, 1996 (preview airing) September 16, 1996 (regular airing) The Maximal and Predacon forces crash-land on a mysterious, primitive world. Watch Beast Wars Neo - Season 1, Episode 1 - Move out, Big Convoy! However, only the first season was shown and dubbed. To everyone's shock, Optimus agrees with this suspicion and sends Rattrap on a mission near Predacon base to test his loyalty. The third season was entirely structured around the Maximals defending their dormant Autobot ancestors aboard the ancient crashed Ark. While "Decepticons" was kept in subsequent series, to hear "Autobots" again, Italians had to wait until 2007 when the first live action movie was released, since Robots in Disguise and the Unicron Trilogy went back using "Autorobot". NAVI-ko, the Predacon computer, gained a girly and fitful personality and characters would talk with her rather than at her. However, Blackarachnia and Scorponok are not far away. Mainframe's animators took pains to ensure their characters gestured and emoted in great detail, and the "camera" work often took creative advantage of the format's flexibility. The Predacons use his new power and tactical knowledge to take over the Maximal base. The distribution of episodes for Beast Wars Metals was complicated. In Japan, the Beast Wars: Transformers cartoon was split into 2 separate 26 episode series. You can also watch The Beast on demand at Amazon, iTunes, Crackle online. In the aftermath of a Predacon attack, Tigatron comes upon a strange floating island, and settles down on it to lead a peaceful, content life. Beast Wars is the newest animated series broadcast by Love Autopsy Channel on it's primetime slot. Season 1: 1996–1997. In Vietnam, the show was called Chiến tranh quái vật vũ trụ ("Galaxy Monster Wars"). In charge of localization was Yoshikazu Iwanami, an audiography director whose resume included shows such as the TV Tokyo dubs of Saban's X-Men and the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Channel 5, a terrestrial channel, showed the entire series in its complete form in 2003. Find TV episodes, reviews, ratings, lists, and links to watch Beast Wars: Transformers online on SideReel - The story editors for the Beast Wars TV series were Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio. A Predacon attack on the Maximal base leaves it malfunctioning, necessitating the Maximals to remain in beast mode until it is repaired. 21:07. Watch Beast Wars - Season 1, Episode 16 - The Trigger (1): Tigatron discovers a floating island, with a giant obelisk in its center. After being led into a trap and losing a stasis pod to the Predacons, Dinobot accuses Rattrap of working with the Predacons as the Maximal that led them there. Beast Wars - S01E10 - Gorilla Warfare. With Don Brown, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, David Kaye. The Energon forces the newly arrived Transformers to take on protective beast forms to shield themselves from the ambient Energon radiation. 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