Sabrblade wrote:Yet, to this day, so many are adamant about Beast Wars being in the G1 cartoon continuity.Dead Metal wrote:Sabrblade wrote:The BotCon "Descent into Evil" story was set in a time period very much like that... except for the notion that its author insists that it takes place in a different continuity.njb902 wrote:id like to see a show/comic of the transition from autobot/decepricon to maximal/predicon.
Though, a story like that would have to be handled very carefully since the Beast Wars cartoon doesn't directly follow on after either the G1 cartoon or the Marvel comics. Rather, what we know as "Generation 1" to them is a vague history wrapped in myth and legend, with bits and aspects taken from both, favoring neither over the other.
Which comes from the way they had to research, the fanbase basically not remembering stuff correctly and believing the comics and cartoon to take place in the same universe. After all that was before DVDs, trades, and wikis became widely available.
While this is certainly true for the Japanese dubs of each (FSRLTF and BWSLTF), the English-language Beast Wars cartoon is set in A G1 continuity that is neither the G1 cartoon nor the G1 comics, but a unique one that borrows little elements from both.
Yes, by accident. Mainframe wanted to tie it into the cartoon canon, but had to rely on information given to them by fans, who then provided them with information from both the cartoon and the comics. Which then lead to the show being set in a weird hybrid of the two.