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Transformers: Beast Machines

Transformers: Beast Machines

Transformers: Beast Machines
First Aired (USA): September 18, 1999
Last Aired (USA): 2000
Home Video Release Date (USA): February 28, 2006

Seasons: 2
Episodes: 26

Animation Studio: Rainmaker Entertainment
Franchise: Transformers
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Jackson_H (Admin)
said at 4:02 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
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A while back I bought Beast Wars The Complete DVD Series since I enjoyed watching it on TV during my childhood.

But I never watched Beast Machines... I've heard plenty of bad things and overall word of mouth indicates it's a huge letdown.

Any fans want to convince me that it's worth giving a chance? Or am I better off not knowing?

Like many I survived watching the completely unnecessary Dragon Ball GT, so if it's as bad I could suffer through it. :)
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:45 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@Jackson_H Depends what kind of TF fan you are. If you liked Beast Wars, G1 and Prime then I think you will probably enjoy Beast Machines. If you are more into Animated and Rescue Bots then I'd probably steer clear. I personally for the longest time liked Beast Machines better than Beast Wars. That was probably mainly because it was darker and a bit less 'comical' and thats what I prefer in this franchise.
30Rockefeller
said at 7:10 PM on Tue Sep 16 2014
If Botanica ever appears in the Movies, I wonder if Marcia Gay Harden could voice Her. What do you guys think?
Mugenlazlo
said at 12:57 PM on Wed Apr 9 2014
Back when Saturday Morning Cartoons weren't crap.
MerlynTheGreat
said at 1:22 PM on Fri Feb 28 2014
Would have been very cool if Peter Cullen voiced the Optimus Prime Hologram...anyone agree?
TheLemsterPju
said at 4:11 PM on Wed Feb 5 2014
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This show gave me nightmares as a kid.

You can't tell me those faces and thin, lean body designs were not intended to be creepy.
DreamMaster08X (Moderator)
said at 1:37 PM on Fri Feb 28 2014
@TheLemsterPju Still have yet to watch the show, but as far as artwork impressions go.... yeah, they do look rather.... disturbing.
pete
said at 2:02 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
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Just started watching this. Really not as bad s it sounded. I like that Cheetor gets to shine. I'm getting to the "controversial stuff" right now but I don't think I'll mind it. Writing isn't the best but what writing in any Transformers series is?
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 2:16 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@pete Prime's writing is pretty good
pete
said at 2:17 PM on Tue Nov 5 2013
@Music Meister LOts of plot holes/unresloved stuff though.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:12 AM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@pete Actually, Beast Machines probably has some of the best writing in the franchise. The biggest detriment to the series as a whole probably came from its relative darkness.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 9:13 AM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@Music Meister Eh...TFP's writing really isn't... For a single episode out of context? Sure, depending on the episode. For the show as an entire series from start to finish? Bleh...
pete
said at 12:04 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@TylerMirage I saw some of the "controversial" stuff the day I wrote this or at least a day or two after and don't thin it was that bad. Sure there's plot holes with Beast Wars but Waspinator is comic relief so they brought hi back so fans could enjoy him one last time for 5 minutes. Still have to finish Season 1 though but I think the characterizaion and plot are good but would have less criticism if the Beast Wars writing team returned instead of having a new one. Not the worst example though cough* Energon cough*
PsychicVoiceSpy
said at 3:52 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@TylerMirage Unfortunately, I have to agree with that. They had so many cool things to work with in the show, but there were so many plot-points (like seriously, Silas and MECH were so pointless in the end that it hurt my brain) that just ended up dead in the water and characters killed off in stupid ways... I am overall pleased with TF Prime though. It has so many great performances, great animation, and "F*** YEAH!!!" moments that sorta make up for it.

It was a little disappointing in the long run, but I had plenty of fun watching it, so I can't complain too much.
TylerMirage (Admin)
said at 4:00 PM on Mon Nov 11 2013
@PsychicVoiceSpy Yeah, I enjoyed TFP as well, though not as much as I *should* have. I won't bother posting my full thoughts on TFP here... I'm pretty sure there's a forum somewhere here where I just let loose against TFP, ha ha. Summed up, TFP is basically "ball=dropped".
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:46 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@TylerMirage I think its darkness was its biggest asset...
OptimusSolo (Admin)
said at 10:47 PM on Tue Sep 30 2014
@TylerMirage Are you serious about the writing in Prime? I think we may be polar opposites when it comes to this franchise lol
ajhz (Guest)
said at 5:37 PM on Sun Jul 18 2010
Christopher Gaze and Paul Dobson voiced the Diagnostic Drones


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"Not everyone's cup of tea, but to me this my favorite transformers series. A fantastic continuation to Beast Wars that went dark and gritty."

- Skullgrin140
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