30:41. Perhaps most troubling of this satirical and humor-driven dub was Nightscream's characterization. Worse still, they learn that they are infected with a deadly virus that will kill them in a matter of hours. Fox Kids' press release in 1999 not only still used the Beast Hunters name, it said the enemies would be Predacons. Discovery" as the Maximals flee the shell yard explosion. Silverbolt rejoins the Maximal ranks, a new Maximal arrives from off-world, and two dangerous new generals join Megatron's side as the Maximals search for the lost Sparks of their brethren and battle to regain control of Cybertron. As such, the Beast Machines cartoon did not reach Japan's shores until late 2004, where it was retitled Super Lifeform Transformers: Beast Wars Returns (超生命体トランスフォーマー ビーストウォーズリターンズ, Chō Seimeitai Transformers Beast Wars Returns). The overall arc of the series also came from Skir and Isenberg "based on many conversations with Hasbro, Mainframe, Fox, and us". The Beast Wars II Maximals are called Cybertrons in Japan. Because developing new CGI character models was, at the time, an expensive and time-consuming process, the number of named on-screen characters in Beast Machines was relatively small compared to most other Transformers shows. Playing next. As it turned out, Beast Machines ended up being more continuity heavy and one reason was because Hasbro told them about things like Vector Sigma and the Hate Plague and encouraged them to be used. D&D Beyond • Break Better quality, show-accurate toys were later released as part of the "Battle for the Spark" Beast Machines subline, and a few were held over until the Robots in Disguise line. ), Bob Skir says that other writers came up with the Vehicon Generals and "all the mystical stuff came from Marty [Isenberg] and I, based on Hasbro's request that we add a 'spiritual dimension' to the show". The stasis pod containing Blackar… Blackarachnia (BW) Blackarachnia (BW)/toys. Beast Modes are a, Jawbreaker: Beast mode is a Transmetal II, Optimus Minor: Beast mode is a Transmetal II, Apelinq: Technical Expert, Beast mode is a Transmetal-like, Tigatron: Recon, Beast mode is a Transmetal, Windrazor: Futuristic Maximal, Beast mode is, Battle Unicorn: Beast mode is a technorganic or possibly artificial, Hammerstrike: Beast mode is a technorganic, Primal Prime: Beast mode is a technorganic/transmetal hybrid, Quickstrike: Beast mode is a technorganic, Apache: The calm and loyal co-leader, who loves to lecture. Mar 12, 2018 - Explore Meganmcleod's board "Beast Machines" on Pinterest. Given the low-key release of the series, a new theme song was not recorded. Apart from flashbacks, visions, and such. As with Beast Wars, Robert Buckley provided the series background music, this time creating a stylized electronic music in keeping with the mechanical environment of Cybertron. Often pessimistic and sarcastic, Rattrap is usually a survivalist, even though he always believes the Maximals are going to die. Takes over as second-in-command in Beast Machinesand becomes the new leader after Optimus's death. Beast Machines: Transformers. Writer Steve Gerber had once pitched a "wildly original take on Transformers" (Dan DiDio's words) as part of the development of Beast Machines. It is a direct follow-up to Beast Wars, set in the same G1 continuity and featuring many of the same characters. Beast Machines: Transformers [Season 2 Episode 1]: Fallout. During the Beast Warsseries, she was originally a Maximal protoform, but her stasis pod was captured by the Predacons and was fitted with a Predacon shell program and reprogrammed by Tarantulas as a Predacon spy and saboteur. • Soundwave • Scorponok Optimus primal shook his head and looked around the control room of the autobot shuttle his maximals had used to leave earth. Cheetor: Scout; warrior. The voice director. It's here! Note that many characters besides these are also full-fledged Beast Machines characters, having appeared in other media.  Mainframe instead went with a different outline by Marv Wolfman: the Maximals returning to Cybertron and finding Megatron had conquered it. ) Again: Beast Machines was a sequel to a sequel. Intense clashes between the Maximals and the Vehicons, marked by explosions, gunfire, and lots of impact. • Rumble , One odd brief was that both Mainframe boss Dan DiDio and Hasbro didn't want Skir and Isenberg to watch old episodes, as they wanted a fresh take and DiDio felt Beast Wars was too continuity heavy. ) Back in these early days, the show was to be called "Beast Hunters". Mainframe's animators showed their considerable talents in giving highly emotive expression to such alien characters as the Vehicon generals and even the Diagnostic Drone, who didn't have a face. Beast mode is a, Depth Charge: Water Recon and former security officer at, Savage/Noble: The only purely organic transformer.  (Bob felt a bit bad about that and made sure to hire Wolfman to write episodes. Controversial even by the standards of other Transformers reinventions, Beast Machines is remembered by some as a series which tried to tackle heavy philosophical concepts, discussing such issues like what it meant to live in an increasingly technological society, the dichotomy between the desires of the individual and the needs of the whole, the inevitability of conflict and inequality in a free society, the ugly consequences of fanaticism, and the paradox of a living technological world. 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