Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible

Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible

Friday, March 9th, 2007 6:24pm CST

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As most people know all show have their own bible. Beast Wars was no different. Unicron.com has received some extracts from the Beast Wars "Bible". They have posted an extract about Rattrap. The excerpt is from the official Beast Wars Story Bible, written by Bob Forward and Larry DiTillio. Click here to check it out.

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This article was last modified on Friday, March 9th, 2007 8:49pm CST

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Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47568)
Posted by JazZeke on March 9th, 2007 @ 7:01pm CST
Rattrap--singing? Glad they left THAT part out!
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47651)
Posted by Scaleface on March 9th, 2007 @ 8:14pm CST
You know the way he's described he almost it almost looks like a characetr writeup in GURPS or some other RPG.

Not if Rattrap is a 5 foot long rat, is that with or without his tail? I'm trying to figure out his toy scale.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47682)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on March 9th, 2007 @ 8:29pm CST
Beast Wars where awesome!!!!!!!!

And great Characters like this made it so, now if you'll excuse e I wanna go look up Inferno!
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47793)
Posted by Talon523 on March 9th, 2007 @ 10:08pm CST
did anyone else hear a beast machines interview where they said they planned on having Rattrap deformed? I remember the interview but I can't find it.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47794)
Posted by Silver Wind on March 9th, 2007 @ 10:09pm CST
Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47800)
Posted by Brakethrough on March 9th, 2007 @ 10:15pm CST
Bud Abbotobot.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47813)
Posted by Emperor Primacron the 1st on March 9th, 2007 @ 10:39pm CST
Talon523 wrote:did anyone else hear a beast machines interview where they said they planned on having Rattrap deformed? I remember the interview but I can't find it.


They wanted orginally Rattrap to be disfigured and deformed. Like spindly limbs, a colostomy bag like cable sticking out of his side, a skull like face with exposed brain case, etc. I'll look through my disks and post em once I find them. :D
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47868)
Posted by jgilkinson on March 9th, 2007 @ 11:22pm CST
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?

yeah no kidding I always thought of him as 4ic only over cheetor
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47884)
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 9th, 2007 @ 11:32pm CST
Rhinox is his best pal. This does not mean Rattrap won't drop him in a pit if there is some profit or cheese in it but at least he'll try and get him out later.


Its the little things like this that makes the Beast Wars characters so good.

I also like the fact that Rattrap and Primal were meant to be more like allies than friends, at least at the beginning of the series.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (47902)
Posted by God Magnus on March 9th, 2007 @ 11:49pm CST
jgilkinson wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?

yeah no kidding I always thought of him as 4ic only over cheetor


Rattrap was always the one who stepped up to take control when Optimus was incapacitated. Rhinox was just the one with the "people" skills that kept everybody working together.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48071)
Posted by Scaleface on March 10th, 2007 @ 7:08am CST
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?


Rattrap was appointed second in command in episode 5, Chain of Command, but he didn't like leadership after his taste of it. Rhinox seemed to be a good commander, but he was shy about taking power. Rhinox only started ordering the others around in Optimus' absence as of season 2. Because the people who wrote the tech spec probably remembered this, they said Rhinox was second, but technically Rattrap was appointed the position.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48123)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 10th, 2007 @ 9:22am CST
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was booooooring. :P
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48176)
Posted by Emperor Primacron the 1st on March 10th, 2007 @ 10:41am CST
Down_Shift wrote:Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was booooooring. :P


:???:
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48381)
Posted by Zeedust on March 10th, 2007 @ 2:28pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was booooooring. :P


Am I allowed to throw things at people? Because Shifty here's really askin' for it...

Anyhow, very nice writeup, and looking at it, it's very clear that this came from the start of the show, and it's obvious how much Rattrap developed from there... Gaining respect for Optimus, for example, and his contempt for Dinobot changing into a sort of friendly rivalry.

And JazZeke, I'm reading that as Cheetor's singing making Rattrap nervous, though Rattrap's interest in jazz may extend to performance rather than just listening. Either way, it's also interesting to see the things that never made it into the show... Thje jazz, for example, and the stasis beams from his chest. I'd love to see the rest of the story bible... It'd be interesting to get a look at who the rest of the BEast Warriors were on paper before they made it into the show.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48419)
Posted by Emperor Primacron the 1st on March 10th, 2007 @ 3:22pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

That was booooooring. :P


Am I allowed to throw things at people? Because Shifty here's really askin' for it...


Only if it's heavy. :mrgreen:

How about a cinder block?
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Anyhow, as how BW is the best TF series in my book, it's cool to see little tidbits of trivia like this. I'm still looking for the deformed Rattrap, gimme time. ;;)
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48872)
Posted by Silver Wind on March 10th, 2007 @ 11:09pm CST
Scaleface wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?


Rattrap was appointed second in command in episode 5, Chain of Command, but he didn't like leadership after his taste of it. Rhinox seemed to be a good commander, but he was shy about taking power. Rhinox only started ordering the others around in Optimus' absence as of season 2. Because the people who wrote the tech spec probably remembered this, they said Rhinox was second, but technically Rattrap was appointed the position.

IIRC, the secret vote came out as a tie. But I could be wrong; it's been a long time since I last watched it. *shrug*
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48988)
Posted by Greed on March 11th, 2007 @ 12:06am CST
Silver Wind wrote:
Scaleface wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?


Rattrap was appointed second in command in episode 5, Chain of Command, but he didn't like leadership after his taste of it. Rhinox seemed to be a good commander, but he was shy about taking power. Rhinox only started ordering the others around in Optimus' absence as of season 2. Because the people who wrote the tech spec probably remembered this, they said Rhinox was second, but technically Rattrap was appointed the position.

IIRC, the secret vote came out as a tie. But I could be wrong; it's been a long time since I last watched it. *shrug*

Yeah, I a tie btwn Rattrap and Dinobot but in a video from Primal Rattrap was appointed 2IC by Primal himself.
Re: Rattrap Extract from the Beast Wars Bible (48999)
Posted by Silver Wind on March 11th, 2007 @ 12:24am CST
Greed wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:
Scaleface wrote:
Silver Wind wrote:Rattrap as 2IC? I always thought of Rhinox as being that in the show. And what about this?


Rattrap was appointed second in command in episode 5, Chain of Command, but he didn't like leadership after his taste of it. Rhinox seemed to be a good commander, but he was shy about taking power. Rhinox only started ordering the others around in Optimus' absence as of season 2. Because the people who wrote the tech spec probably remembered this, they said Rhinox was second, but technically Rattrap was appointed the position.

IIRC, the secret vote came out as a tie. But I could be wrong; it's been a long time since I last watched it. *shrug*

Yeah, I a tie btwn Rattrap and Dinobot but in a video from Primal Rattrap was appointed 2IC by Primal himself.

Ah. Now that I think about it, I can sort of remember that scene. Thanks, Greed.

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