Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Discuss anything about the Transformers cartoons and comics! You can discuss anything from G1 to Cybertron as well as the comics from Marvel, Dreamwave, IDW and more!

Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
Every two weeks, Seibertron.com brings you a Top List related to all things Transformers. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Beast Wars this year, Shajaki is counting down the Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes from the original computer animated series. These are one person's opinions (just like movie or game reviews hosted by sites are still just the opinion of one person) so what matters most is what you guys think of the topic or list, and I hope to see your own lists or comments on omissions and ranking. Let's have fun! All previous lists can be found here.

Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

This list was seriously a labor of love. It seems the Transformers were introduced to me at the perfect stages of my life. G1 was a toy commercial, great for the first 5 years of my kiddie life. But Beast Wars with it's more developed stories and themes came out in 1996, and I was just old enough to really appreciate it. But enough of this, there's a lot of words coming at you so let's get started!

Image

10. Season 1, Episode 7: Fallen Comrades


This may have been the first example (or just the first time I noticed) how great Megatrons war strategies were in this show. The most important thing was numbers, followed by flyers. In Season 1 the Maximals were at quite a disadvantage in those regards. In this episode Megatron dispatches his two flyers to take out Optimus Primal rather than making it a straight race to the newly fallen stasis pod thus forcing the remaining Maximals to pursue on foot. Also comes Dinobot's first real test of loyalty as he's not only left alone and in charge of the base and a half-scrapped Primal, but tempted by Megatron to rejoin the Predacons with a big fat raise. To which he poetically replies "EAT SLAG!". Good 'ol Dinobot.

Image

9. Season 1, Episode 6 : Power Surge


Did anyone else think that Terrorsaur was basically the Beast Wars version of Starscream? I sure did, which made "Possession" a little confusing to me. But I digress. The screechy traitor finally has his day in this episode when he stumbles upon a floating mountain of Energon, which he gets accidentally super charged by. So naturally he hightails it straight to Megatron and tears him to pieces. Thankfully he does so quickly because the charge not only fades but puts him at a critical low amount of energy forcing him to crawl back to mountain for another hit. Unfortunately for him however, a flying gorilla battle and rat bomb kinda ruin his future plans. And it seems his new "followers" would rather rebuild Megatron than submit to his command. Really, this episode just feels like a terrific throwback to the what(?) every 12 minutes that Starscream tried to overthrow Megatron in the original Transformers. And you gotta love that.

Image

8. Season 2, Episodes 2 & 3 : Coming of the Fuzors


These episodes are quite significant, as they re-set in motion what started in the series pilot. We are formally introduced to the realization (by Waspinator of all characters) that they are indeed on prehistoric earth, which has grave implications. The Fuzor's also make their debut, which is one of the most creative concepts to come from the franchise. The Maximals fight heroically to what is thought to be their deaths, until the triumphant return of (a now) Transmetal Optimus Primal. And the Spaghetti Western setting adds a bit of well deserved drama and suspense.

Image

7. Season 1, Episode 10 : Gorilla Warfare


Dinobot is attacked by a flower. AND. Oprimus Primal is a stone cold bad-ass. A botched attempt at turning Optimus into a wimp, turns him into a rage monster. And once he's armed to the teeth he blasts his way single handedly into the Predacon base and through each Pred as well. It's actually kind of frightening to see what Primal is capable of once he's let lose of all restraint, and he preforms some pretty gruesome acts. He impales Tarantulas to a wall after walking straight into a barrage of bullets, and Robo-Cop's Waspinator through another. This is also one of the few episodes that Optimus goes "full face-plate" and you know when that happens, look out.

Image

6. Season 2, Episode 4 : Tangled Web


This episode has a number of notable moments, namely a laughing Inferno crushing Waspinator with a jamming station tower (kidding). Far more notable than that though, is Blackarachnia squaring off against Tarantulas. She really showcases her fierce spirit here, her willingness to destroy herself along with her cranial stowaway to regain her freedom (by way of a cracked Energon cube to sever their psychic link) is beyond brave. Another highlight is the awesome fight scene at the end. I recall being impressed with its choreography, it really felt like it was a step up.

Image

5. Season 3, Episode 7 : Proving Grounds


The new Dinobot is starting to come into his own as he stalks a misunderstanding Blackarachnia in this episode. Thinking that she's about to be forcefully re-wired back into a Maximal, she goes on the lamb only to be followed by the deadly Transmetal 2 Raptor. After a little cat-and-mouse'ing, he brilliantly leads her into a jamming zone preventing her from calling for backup.

Image

But when they start fighting for real, it's intense. When he's swiping his massive claws as he slowly closes in, the speed in which he sprints and crashes through tree debris like it were paper, is simply terrifying. The Widow gets the upper hand, if only to demonstrate that he's near invincible like his Spark brother Rampage. But even though Dinobot doesn't fall for her side switching deception later, her and a party crashing Silverbolt manage to best him by triple dose cyber venom'ing him to the face and off a cliff into the jungle below. Invincible or not, he'll need time to recover from that.

Image

4. Season 1, Episode 21 : Possession


This was a great way to bring G1 lore into this new of of Transformers. After introducing the concept of the "spark" and spark mutations, this helps make sense of "Starscreams Ghost" from the original series. The intelligent strategies used by both sides in this episode also make for some great story telling. Screamer attacking where they least expect, the Maximals pretending to be gravely injured to regain access to their base, and the king of deception using the Maximals in an attempt to rule over both sides. Not to mention, Doug Parker does a phenomenal take on Starscream and really brings life to the icon.

Image

Image

3. Season 3, Episodes 12-13 : Nemesis


If I wanted to save myself some time (and many words) I could simply sum up "Nemesis" in one word: EPIC. But for fun, here's the rest of my words. It seems like this is the end for Megatron, but ironically some leftovers from the enigmatic traitor Tarantulas will revitalize his campaign.

Image

There were two ancient Cybertronian ships that came to Earth, the Ark and the Nemesis. The Ark is currently housing the deposed Maximals, and Megatron has just found the behemoth Decepticon warship. Meanwhile in irrelevant-town, Inferno and Quickstrike attack some humans in an attempt to steal their caves while Waspinator declares his resignation from the Predacons (and later their loyalty is rewarded by being flambeed my Megs himself). Jump back to Megatron and Dinobot trying to fire up the Nemesis, and the grudge match of the millennium is about to go down: Depth Charge & Rampage. They cross raw Energon blades until Depth Charge has the upper hand and Rampage... disturbingly submits and allows the blade to pierce his spark. Why? Perhaps all immortals wish for death. Maybe he knew his arch enemy would also die in the process. Or even that he sees life as a cruel joke, signified by his unsettling laughter in his final moments.

Image

We may never know, but Primal mistook their explosive demise as mission accomplished. And yet, the Nemesis rose....

Image

The newly reborn Tigerhawk sacrifices himself by taking the full force of the Nemesis while Primal regroups with the rest of the team.

Image

All the while, the taint of Protoform X has been fading and Dinobot is becoming self aware.... as in, his former self. This ultimately leads him to defy the great dragon in his moment of triumph.

Image

When the Ark can't move and Primal is down, it's Dinobots dissent that buys Rhinox enough time to crash the newly discovered Autobot shuttle through Megatrons control room, plastering him on the windshield. And it's that very shuttle that carries the crew (and roof'ly constrained Megatron) back to Cybertron, leaving a happy and intact Waspinator behind. That marked the end of the Beast Wars and what many feel to be the most impressive pieces of TF lore even to this day.

Image

Image

2. Season 2, Episodes 11-13 : The Agenda


This was the first time that I realized that this series had a concrete connection to G1. There were plenty of clues before this but as a kid, they for some reason flew right over my head. What's great about this 3 parter? First off, the Tripredicus Council (who were recently immortalized in this years Botcon set).

Image

They give resonance to the notion that the situation is more grand than the (seemingly) simple conflict going on on prehistoric Earth, as Megatron's actions have had consequences on Cybertron that we haven't even seen. Second, Ravage.

Image

Talk about throwbacks! Not only is he formidable, but still Decepticon to the core. Which we see when Megatron reveals the hidden message on the golden disk and turns the Jaguar to his cause. It's his predecessor, the original Megatron and Ravages former Commander instructing his descendants to find the Ark in the distant past and destroy the Autobots, thus altering history in favor of the Decepticons.

Image

When I first saw this scene, it sent shivers down my spine. Which actually happened again when Ravage yells "DECEPTICONS FOREVER" and transforms into cassette mode.

Image

Fortunately for the Maximals, Rattrap decides to show off his exceptional saboteur skills and single handedly takes down Tarantulas, Ravage, his ship, and in turn Rampage as well.

Image

Image

But the chills continue as we see the legendary Ark, ancient Autobots and Decepticons, and Optimus Prime himself as (BW) Megatron tries to wipe him out of existence. "Optimal Situation" aside, Megatron actually succeeds, and to me that gives him legendary status.

Image

Image

1. Season 2, Episode 9 : Code of Hero


Has a character shown this level of depth before in the franchise? Every TF fan out there has likely either seen this episode or at least heard of it, for it brings us the final fate of the much beloved character Dinobot. Some might even argue that it was felt even more than the death of Optimus Prime in Transformers The Movie, I know it was for me.

Megatron discovers that he can change the future, and decides to start by exterminating the human race at its earliest roots. In an effort to save the future and past alike, Dinobot engages the entire Predacon team with total disregard for his own well-being.... and is triumphant. He cuts Inferno in half, blasts Blackarachnia with his stolen gun, squashes Waspinator, forces a backfire on Rampage with the bugs head, and beats Quickstrike with his bare hands. This brings him to the point of no return, where he's about to go into stasis lock but over rides the command as there's still one maniacal Predacon to deal with: Megatron. A villainous speech rock/stick beat-down later, Dinobot subdues his former Leader and destroys the Golden Disk once in his possession with the last ounce of his remaining energy. Megatron furiously flees when the Maximals arrive, but it's far too late for the heroic raptor. He wanted his story to be told truely, and be judged accordingly with the good and the bad. And his former comrades solute him as his spark joins the matrix.

One of the greatest strengths of the Beast Wars series, is it's limited cast. Because of this, we were subject to some incredible character depth and development. Dinobot was no exception. He was in fact the first winner of the Fans Choice Transformers Hall of Fame in 2010. It's no wonder this single episode is held in such high regard. His complexity made him an incredibly interesting character and he was one of the driving forces for the series and the stories within. His strong sense of honor and deep contemplation of his ultimate fate are what motivates him into action. He does some things that he's not proud of, but tries to make amends by giving his own life to save many others. The acceptance of his destiny can be heard in one of his most famous (and final) lines:
Dinobot wrote:The question that has haunted my being has been answered: The future is not fixed. My choices are my own. And yet, how ironic, for I now find I have no choice at all. I am a warrior... let the battle be joined.

Image


Honourable Mentions:

Image

Season 3, Episodes 5-6 : Feral Scream


These episodes are dear to my heart, as it is the return (sort of) of my most favorite Transformers character: Dinobot. I can't even describe how much I loved his Transmetal 2 form, he looks like if you touched him, regardless of where, you'd be bleeding. The new look, and the fact that he mostly growls and only has two lines makes him kinda terrifying. And him tearing up Depth Charge was was bad-ass. But the reason this doesn't make the top 10 is because it left me wanting soooo much more. Which we get in "Proving Grounds"!

And now, some LAWL's!


Image

Image

Image

Image

Thanks for reading folks and stay tuned for my upcoming Top Beast Machines list! Shajaki out!
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 14, 2016 1:35 pm

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
I'm surprised to see "Transmutate" excluded from this list since that episode was almost as deep and meaningful as "Code of Hero" was.
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 30525
News Credits: 273
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 1:52 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
I knew I'd have to answer for excluding Transmutate, just not after post #2 :lol:

First off, my bias is my own. I know it's an acclaimed episode, but I just wasn't moved like everyone else was I guess. And in a series with such a small cast (due to budgetary constraints) I was always very bitter that that one episode character popped out of that stasis pod rather than a new recurring character. Imagine if we had been given one of the other Fuzors like Torca? 8-}
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Insurgent » Sat May 14, 2016 2:10 pm

I would knock out #9 and 10, slide in Transmutate in #3, and either put Other voices or other visits in at #10, because I honeslty can't deicde which of those I like more. The first real 'appearance' of the Vok, a moon that transforms into a doomsday weapon and starts to crack open the planet, Megatron outmanouvering everyone and giving a delicious "Oh you Optmiuses do like to sacrifice yourselves."


Or the first sign that Earth is recovering from the Planet Killer, an emotional loss of Tigatron and Airazor, Megatron getting his hands on alien tech that could grant him victory on Cybertron, and nearly a visit over there, Tarantulas getting betrayed and working with the Maximals to stop Megatron (LOVE his quick departure when he's triggered the transwarp implosion) and a great fight between TM Megatron and TM Primal, something we didn't actually see very much of in those bodies.
Beast Wars FOREVER!

Image
User avatar
Insurgent
City Commander
Posts: 3075
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:10 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat May 14, 2016 2:19 pm

Motto: ""I am a warrior. Let the battle be joined.""
Weapon: Electron Gun
*Checks the end* Code of Hero is number one? Good. That's the only one I cared about. ;)
Not caring about scale since 1984. Just like Hasbro.

My reviews of Transformers G1, one episode at a time. Stop by for a spell!
RK_Striker_JK_5
Faction Commander
Posts: 4002
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:48 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 6
Endurance: 10
Rank: 2
Courage: 9
Firepower: 4
Skill: 6

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 2:28 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
Insurgent wrote:Megatron outmanouvering everyone and giving a delicious "Oh you Optmiuses do like to sacrifice yourselves."
I will agree that that is a spectacular episode and in retrospect, could/should have made my list!

Other Visits however, aren't my favorite. Certainly nothing wrong with these episodes, but there's enough knocks against it for me. Mainly, I don't care to much about Tigatron and Airazor. I really feel like they were made into second rate characters by them spending so much time off screen. Seriously, in "Coming of the Fuzors", where the hell were they? Would the Maximals even had needed a magically appearing TM Optimus to save them if those two had been there? Maybe I just didn't feel those two were important because they were never there when it really counted.

And the Vok themselves were great in concept. It's just a shame that the series was cut short and we didn't get to explore them as much as they were intended to be.
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Zetatron » Sat May 14, 2016 3:27 pm

Awesome list!! And Kudos, it's hard to narrow down a series like Beast Wars to the top ten, so many great episodes and moments. I think my list would have included "Dark Designs" (I know it's basically the same plot as Gorilla Warfare but with Rinox instead, but it's still a great insight into Rinox's character) "A Better Mouse Trap", "Call of the Wild" and "Dark Voyage"; and that's my short list. I also would have brought up Dark Glass as an Honorable Mention. Even though it was never produced I think Rattrap trying to reconstitute Dinobot's old personality in Dinobot II would have made for an interesting story and a great coda to their relationship, and it would have shown some great character growth for Rattrap. It also would have made Dinobot II's reversion to the original Dinobot in Nemesis make a little more sense.
Last edited by Zetatron on Sat May 14, 2016 3:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Zetatron
Mini-Con
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:52 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby UltraPrimal » Sat May 14, 2016 3:28 pm

Motto: "Vote for Beast Wars!"
Weapon: Sword
While I could nitpick an episode here or there *cough*TheSpark*cough*, but as long as Code of Hero is number one I'm happy.

As for Transmutate, I would argue that it's one of the worst episodes in the series. While I like Transmutate as a character and to a lesser degree the thing with her and Silverbolt and Rampage, the episode itself is probably the most poorly written and put together in the entire show. For example, they call her Transmutate before she's even given that name! And this episode is after Code of Hero and before The Agenda, so it completely breaks the flow from episode to episode. In fact, every episode in season 2 connect together and build upon the story except this one. That and the weird, uncharacteristic behaviour of Optimus and Megatron almost makes me wish this episode didn't exist.

And if there is a Worst of Beast Wars list next week, Go with the Flow, Cutting Edge, Call of the Wild, and Dark Voyage should definitely be on there.
Image
User avatar
UltraPrimal
Gestalt
Posts: 2254
News Credits: 32
Joined: Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:21 am
Strength: Infinity
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: Infinity
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: Infinity
Courage: Infinity
Firepower: Infinity
Skill: Infinity

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby RacerCheetor » Sat May 14, 2016 3:50 pm

Not because Transmutate chapter? :???: |:| :shock:

It was one of the saddest. :-(

Image
Last edited by RacerCheetor on Sat May 14, 2016 3:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
RacerCheetor
Mini-Con
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:12 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 3:56 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
Zetatron wrote:Awesome list!! And Kudos, it's hard to narrow down a series like Beast Wars to the top ten, so many great episodes and moments.
Thanks! It was originally a top 5, but once I added a fifth honorable mention I thought it best to just extend the list :lol:
Dark Voyage was great. Always loved that one.
And Rhinox becoming a Predacon gave us great insight, and (unwittingly I'm sure) provided some nice foreshadowing to Beast Machines.

Zetatron wrote:I also would have brought up Dark Glass as an Honorable Mention.
I'm rather embarrassed to say, I've never heard of this episode! Can you link to me to some kind of source?

UltraPrimal wrote:As for Transmutate, I would argue that it's one of the worst episodes in the series. -snip- And this episode is after Code of Hero and before The Agenda, so it completely breaks the flow from episode to episode.
I hadn't noticed that myself but that's very astute. It really does break the flow.

UltraPrimal wrote:And if there is a Worst of Beast Wars list next week, Go with the Flow, Cutting Edge, Call of the Wild, and Dark Voyage should definitely be on there.
I agree with those, aside from Call of the Wild. Aside from why Dinobot is afflicted with that sleep glitch, I rather enjoyed it.
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Zetatron » Sat May 14, 2016 5:07 pm

shajaki wrote:
Zetatron wrote:I also would have brought up Dark Glass as an Honorable Mention.


I'm rather embarrassed to say, I've never heard of this episode! Can you link to me to some kind of source?

[


There isn't a lot of info out there. The best I can do is point you towards the TFwiki entry:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dark_Glass

The episode was apparently listed for Season 3 but dropped before production began. Fans got wind of it when a preview episode list was published for BotCon '98, but the script was rejected and replaced with "Go With the Flow". Larry DiTillo confirmed in an interview that a script had been written, submitted and rejected, but said it was for Season 2 and replaced by "Transmutate". Aside from that, there isn't much to say except it could have been a great episode.
Zetatron
Mini-Con
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:52 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby RevTibe » Sat May 14, 2016 5:12 pm

shajaki wrote:
Zetatron wrote:I also would have brought up Dark Glass as an Honorable Mention.
I'm rather embarrassed to say, I've never heard of this episode! Can you link to me to some kind of source?
Dark Glass was an unproduced episode that revolved around Rattrap trying to stick a backup copy of Dinobot's mind into his Transmetal 2 clone. It's often touted as providing an explanation for Dinobot II betraying Megatron in the finale, but I don't that was really needed. Clone of Dinobot is disconnected from Rampage, starts to show the noble side of the original Dinobot. Check.
RevTibe
Vehicon
Posts: 310
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:26 am
Buy from RevTibe on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Rainmaker » Sat May 14, 2016 5:19 pm

Motto: "Nobody can escape the rain"
Weapon: Acid Rainmaker Rifles
Great picks, I really loved Code of Hero, Coming of the Fuzors and The Agenda!

:MAXIMAL:
Put a space shuttle in a military team and nobody bats an eye, put a helicopter in a jet team and everyone goes insane
User avatar
Rainmaker
Brainmaster
Posts: 1287
News Credits: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:39 am
Location: Where your eyes can't go
Alt Mode: Acidmaker
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 9
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 9
Skill: 6

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Ultra Markus » Sat May 14, 2016 6:20 pm

Motto: "“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” - Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight"
Weapon: Laser Rifle
i liked the part when ravage transforms into cassette and inserts himself into the cassette player
and then you hear some heavymetal playing 8-)
User avatar
Ultra Markus
Godmaster
Posts: 1859
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:48 pm
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 10
Rank: 9
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Insurgent » Sat May 14, 2016 6:25 pm

shajaki wrote:
Insurgent wrote:Megatron outmanouvering everyone and giving a delicious "Oh you Optmiuses do like to sacrifice yourselves."
I will agree that that is a spectacular episode and in retrospect, could/should have made my list!

Other Visits however, aren't my favorite. Certainly nothing wrong with these episodes, but there's enough knocks against it for me. Mainly, I don't care to much about Tigatron and Airazor. I really feel like they were made into second rate characters by them spending so much time off screen. Seriously, in "Coming of the Fuzors", where the hell were they? Would the Maximals even had needed a magically appearing TM Optimus to save them if those two had been there? Maybe I just didn't feel those two were important because they were never there when it really counted.

And the Vok themselves were great in concept. It's just a shame that the series was cut short and we didn't get to explore them as much as they were intended to be.


Fair enough. To me, Tigatron and Airazor being away for extended periods tied into their characters nicely. Tigatron was a naturalist, someone who felt close to nature (probably helped by Snowstalker being his best friend initially) and was a bit like Tracks in that he much preferred his alt mode over robot mode. But in season 1, he did appear more often than not. Granted he wasn't in every epsiode, but probably at least 80% of them. And Airazor wasn't introduced till halfway through, so again, it probably feels she was in it less than she actually was.

To be honest, the only time they weren't there when it counted was Coming of the Fuzors, and that was because they left at the start of the episode to see what damage the Planetbuster had done and to try to find more stasis pods, since they had all just come crashing down.
Beast Wars FOREVER!

Image
User avatar
Insurgent
City Commander
Posts: 3075
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:10 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 7:24 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
@Zetatron & RevTibe
Thanks for the info! To think that we didn't get that episode, and other like "Go With the Flow" was is kind of upsetting... :-(

Insurgent wrote:Fair enough. To me, Tigatron and Airazor being away for extended periods tied into their characters nicely.
This is true.

Insurgent wrote:To be honest, the only time they weren't there when it counted was Coming of the Fuzors, and that was because they left at the start of the episode to see what damage the Planetbuster had done and to try to find more stasis pods, since they had all just come crashing down.
To me, it was strategically unsound. Search for stasis pods in the immediate area, sure. But don't go on a lovers retreat right after the you lose your leader and the game has completely changed. They shoulda stayed close and within radio contact range at least.
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby BERSEKAEL » Sat May 14, 2016 7:25 pm

tranks to beastwars I lost interest in transformers for many years... :BOOM:
Image
User avatar
BERSEKAEL
Combiner
Posts: 433
News Credits: 2
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:37 am
Buy from BERSEKAEL on eBay
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 5
Endurance: 10
Rank: 5
Courage: 10
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Ironhidensh » Sat May 14, 2016 7:40 pm

Motto: "Tell those damned kids to stay off my lawn!!!"
Weapon: Big Cannon
I just want to say, before I read commenys, or the lis itself, the first thing I did was make sure "Code of Hero" was first.
Photobucket can die now.

Image

Leonardo wrote:Take your lips off my pipe!
User avatar
Ironhidensh
City Commander
Posts: 3962
News Credits: 21
Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:14 pm
Buy from Ironhidensh on eBay
Strength: 10+
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 4
Endurance: 10+
Rank: 7
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 9

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby RevTibe » Sat May 14, 2016 7:46 pm

BERSEKAEL wrote:tranks to beastwars I lost interest in transformers for many years... :BOOM:
:P Thanks to Beast Wars, the Transformers franchise didn't die.
RevTibe
Vehicon
Posts: 310
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:26 am
Buy from RevTibe on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 7:48 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
Ironhidensh wrote:I just want to say, before I read commenys, or the lis itself, the first thing I did was make sure "Code of Hero" was first.
Considering my love for Dinobot, there's no way Code wouldn't be my number one. But I'd hate to think what the replies woulda been if I hadn't :lol:
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Sabrblade » Sat May 14, 2016 8:36 pm

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
shajaki wrote:
Ironhidensh wrote:I just want to say, before I read commenys, or the lis itself, the first thing I did was make sure "Code of Hero" was first.
Considering my love for Dinobot, there's no way Code wouldn't be my number one. But I'd hate to think what the replies woulda been if I hadn't :lol:
In all honesty, I wouldn't have been bothered if "Code of Hero" had been listed as #2 instead as #1, but in which case the #1 episode would have had to have some darn good justification for its trumping "Code of Hero" (and said justification could not be rooted in any kind of G1 fanservice).
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 30525
News Credits: 273
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby william-james88 » Sat May 14, 2016 9:11 pm

BERSEKAEL wrote:tranks to beastwars

Well at least you are using tranqs on the poor beasts instead of killing em ;)

As long as code of hero was number 1, I had no problems with anything else that might be there, of course except if there was mention of that episode where Cheetor and Blackarachnia were being helped by those young kids. Glad it wasnt there. And Glad Gorrila Warfare was there, I love that episode.

This list is awesome. I personally really like any episode where Depthcharge goes up against Rampage but I can understand if they arent always well written. And like people previously said, I am not a fan of the Transmutate episode. At all. It just feels so paint by numbers for a corny and sappy story that we have seen played out a ton of times in different franchises and stories. It doesnt pull on my heartstrings because its so easy to see the writers using all the cliches for trying to do just that. Also I dont believe there is any redemption to Rampage. He lost any humanity he might have had long ago and forcing that on him in this episode is just off. It ends up making him look less intimidating after, while the writers act as if nothing happened until the end when he chooses to give up.

Also, I hate the VOK. Always hated them as a kid and I still hate them now. They were made ultra mysterous with no payoff. And they made stone henge? How? For what? They are a deux ex machina which is never fun in this kind of fiction. The beast wars show was stronger than that (Nemesis and the Agenda are proof of this) so them appearing never really rings true to the idea that this show relies on its main cast to tell compelling war stories.
If you have any news, rumours, or hot new sightings to report which you feel should be front paged,
please contact us using this form.

Image
User avatar
william-james88
News Staff
Posts: 23129
News Credits: 2130
Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:46 am
Buy from william-james88 on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby shajaki » Sat May 14, 2016 9:46 pm

Motto: "A man who wants nothing is invincible."
Thanks Will. Coming from the List Master, it means a lot ;)

william-james88 wrote:Also, I hate the VOK. Always hated them as a kid and I still hate them now. They were made ultra mysterous with no payoff.
After the Vok were fully revealed in the Tigerhawk episode I was just like "huh... alright". They had quite a central role in Seasons 1 & 2, but aside from creating Tigerhawk and sort of killing Tarantulas they ultimately had no presence in the entire last season.

But I don't hate them. I still really enjoy the mystery behind them. And more importantly I understand that the lack of resolution surrounding them is only because the show was cut a season short. From what I understand, they were to be fully explored but they were forced to wrap up the show and weren't given the chance. So it was set aside for more important stories like "Master Blaster". :-x
User avatar
shajaki
Matrix Keeper
Posts: 9875
News Credits: 293
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat May 14, 2016 10:40 pm

Motto: "He doesn't have jaundice, that's just how he looks."
Sabrblade wrote:I'm surprised to see "Transmutate" excluded from this list since that episode was almost as deep and meaningful as "Code of Hero" was.
That's a matter of opinion. I didn't even think of "Transmutate" until you mentioned it. It means nothing to me. The list, I more or less agree, even though I don't remember the episodes above #5. I would put "Code of Hero" at #3, "Nemesis" at #2 and "The Agenda" at #1, as I feel they were the most important episodes to the story as a whole, in that order. Also, I have to give a special shout-out to "Chain of Command" for 2 reasons: it was the 1st time Rhinox got to step up and be a leader, and of course, when he wielded the dual Gatling guns and annihilated Waspinator. Probably my favorite scene in season 1, if not the entire series. Also, I don't remember the title, but the episode where Rhinox and Primal are blind and have to make their way back to the Axalon was pretty cool as well. "The Low Road" I think it was called.
Burn wrote:Alpha Bravo...He's a helicopter in a team of jets. That's just dumb.
Image
My fanfics:
disaster-transport--p1927519.php#p1927519
the-bad-seed--p1909021.php#p1909021
stories-from-a-wild-and-crazy-con--t109626.php
Rodimus Prime
Site Moderator
Posts: 10395
News Credits: 18
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2002 8:31 pm

Re: Top 10 Best Beast Wars Episodes

Postby Rainmaker » Sat May 14, 2016 10:57 pm

Motto: "Nobody can escape the rain"
Weapon: Acid Rainmaker Rifles
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I'm surprised to see "Transmutate" excluded from this list since that episode was almost as deep and meaningful as "Code of Hero" was.
That's a matter of opinion. I didn't even think of "Transmutate" until you mentioned it. It means nothing to me. The list, I more or less agree, even though I don't remember the episodes above #5. I would put "Code of Hero" at #3, "Nemesis" at #2 and "The Agenda" at #1, as I feel they were the most important episodes to the story as a whole, in that order. Also, I have to give a special shout-out to "Chain of Command" for 2 reasons: it was the 1st time Rhinox got to step up and be a leader, and of course, when he wielded the dual Gatling guns and annihilated Waspinator. Probably my favorite scene in season 1, if not the entire series. Also, I don't remember the title, but the episode where Rhinox and Primal are blind and have to make their way back to the Axalon was pretty cool as well. "The Low Road" I think it was called.


Me too, I forgot Transmutate even existed until it was mentioned. I agree with Chain of Command too.

:MAXIMAL:
Put a space shuttle in a military team and nobody bats an eye, put a helicopter in a jet team and everyone goes insane
User avatar
Rainmaker
Brainmaster
Posts: 1287
News Credits: 7
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:39 am
Location: Where your eyes can't go
Alt Mode: Acidmaker
Strength: 4
Intelligence: 6
Speed: 9
Endurance: 7
Rank: ???
Courage: 8
Firepower: 9
Skill: 6

Next

Return to Transformers Cartoons and Comics Forum

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers MPM04 Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Kramer Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee -- Energon Igniters Nitro Series Barricade" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Deluxe Stryker 1 Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 09 Voyager Class Movie 2 Thundercracker" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Bumblebee Movie Toys, Energon Igniters Nitro Bumblebee Action Figure - Included Core Powers Driving Action - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 7-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Solus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Combiner Wars Deluxe Class Protectobot Blades Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Peterman Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: The Last Knight Premier Edition Leader Dragonstorm Combiner" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Titans Return Legends Class Seaspray" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #213 - How to Say Expensive and Mean It
Twincast / Podcast #213:
"How to Say Expensive and Mean It"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, December 9th, 2018

New Items on eBay

Buy "2010 Hasbro Transformers Elita 1 Autobot NIB" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers GENERATIONS TRACKS Action Figure" on EBAY
Buy "G1 Transformers Generations 1 Act-4 Ultra Magnus Diaclone Pewter Mircoman NY" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Autobot WHEELJACK Deluxe Action Figure" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Universe Kup 100% Complete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Universe Scourge 100% Complete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Flintlock & Sergeant Kup preowned" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Hasbro Generations Cyber Battalion Prowl Figure" on EBAY