History Trivia / BeastWars

20th May '18 7:11:54 AM themisterfree
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* MarketBasedTitle: Canadian regulations do not allow a children's show to have the word "war" in its title, thus the show is called ''Beasties'' in Canada. Don't tell the really sensitive walks of fandom this; we'll ''NEVER'' hear the end of it.

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* MarketBasedTitle: Canadian regulations do not allow a children's show to have the word "war" in its title, thus the show is called ''Beasties'' in Canada. Don't tell the really sensitive walks of fandom this; we'll ''NEVER'' hear the end of it. (''WesternAnimation/WarPlanets'', another Mainframe production, went under the alternate title ''Shadow Raiders'' also because of that same rule.)


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* RecycledScript: The "Other Voices" two-parter that closes out the first season is ''very'' similar to "Web World Wars", the season 2 finale of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot''.
16th May '18 7:53:57 PM hellwolf99
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** Speaking of Inferno, according [[https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!topic/alt.toys.transformers/szTUVRTiarQ to an interview with story editor Bob Forward from 1997,]] Inferno was originally planned to be a body for Megatron. The plan was for Megatron to be killed off and revived with his new body being what would instead become Inferno. The original concept was given a nod during the series itself when Inferno and Megatron swapped heads in a collision gag during ''Coming of the Fuzors (Part 2).''
29th Apr '18 4:12:50 PM BobRiddle
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The dated CGI makes it clear that this is a 90s show.
7th Feb '18 4:59:57 PM Etheru
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* CreatorsPest: Played straight, but subverted later on. The writers hated Waspinator and his speech pattern, along with being required to appear regularly, so they took every opportunity that they had to write him out of episodes by [[TheChewToy blowing him to pieces]]. After a while, when the character became a fan-favorite and the writers' opinions softened on him, they eventually ''requested Hasbro'' spare him in Season 2's ending on the basis of his popularity.
7th Dec '17 4:17:58 PM nombretomado
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* RelationshipVoiceActor: DavidKaye is a fearsome badass, while Don Brown is his somewhat more comedic second-in-command - not only here, but in ''Anime/InuYasha''.

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* RelationshipVoiceActor: DavidKaye Creator/DavidKaye is a fearsome badass, while Don Brown is his somewhat more comedic second-in-command - not only here, but in ''Anime/InuYasha''.



** Speaking of Megatron and Creator/GaryChalk, he originally auditioned for ''this'' show's version of Megatron. The role went to DavidKaye, however, and Chalk ended up voicing Optimus Primal instead.

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** Speaking of Megatron and Creator/GaryChalk, he originally auditioned for ''this'' show's version of Megatron. The role went to DavidKaye, Creator/DavidKaye, however, and Chalk ended up voicing Optimus Primal instead.
31st Oct '17 9:36:34 PM DrakeClawfang
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The Maximals are several times seen using data discs that strongly resemble floppies.
** Towards the end of "Dark Designs," when Cheetor asks Rhinox what it was like to be a Predacon, he answers "it's like you're three gigabytes of attitude on a two-gig hard drive." No, he didn't say flash drive, he said ''hard drive''.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: TechnologyMarchesOn:
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The Maximals are several times seen using data discs that strongly resemble floppies.
** Towards the end of "Dark Designs," when Cheetor asks Rhinox what it was like to be a Predacon, he answers "it's like you're three gigabytes of attitude on a two-gig hard drive." No, he didn't say flash drive, he said ''hard drive''. To say nothing of the fact that portable storage in the ''hundreds'' of gigabytes is now possible.
31st Oct '17 9:33:16 PM DrakeClawfang
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** During early production, Primal and Megatron would have ''four'' modes, including the bat and alligator forms their early toys took. This was far too difficult to animate so they got stuck with the gorilla and T-rex modes. Except, numerous scripts had already been written with Primal flying around due to his bat mode. The bat mode was dropped but his flight capabilities were retained to avoid having to rewrite things, even if his ability to fly didn't make logical sense now.
10th Aug '17 1:38:04 AM DrakeClawfang
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* SerendipityWritesThePlot: The reason why there are so few characters [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters compared to G1]] is because CGI was quite expensive when it was created, forcing the creators to limit the number of characters on each side. Of course, fewer characters meant a stronger focus on the characterization of the existing characters, so it wasn't all bad.

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The reason why there are so few characters [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters compared to G1]] is because CGI was quite expensive when it was created, forcing the creators to limit the number of characters on each side. Of course, fewer characters meant a stronger focus on the characterization of the existing characters, so it wasn't all bad.bad.
** During production of Season 3, the obvious problem came up that Optimus' new body was far too big to fit inside the Maximal base. So in the Season 3 premiere the base is destroyed and the Maximals salvage it to make a new base, with Optimus standing on the ruins of the previous base's substructure.
9th Jun '17 2:52:17 PM Glowsquid
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* NamesTheSame: ''Beast Wars'' reused a few names from the previous year's ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeExtreme'', which was also designed by Kenner. The recycled names are Inferno, Rampage, and Quickstrike (spelled "[[XtremeKoolLetterz Quick Stryke]]" in ''Extreme'').
26th Dec '16 1:27:03 PM nombretomado
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* ChannelHop: After ''Westernanimation/BeastMachines'' began on Creator/FoxKids, edited reruns of ''Beast Wars'' made their way to that block.

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* ChannelHop: After ''Westernanimation/BeastMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' began on Creator/FoxKids, edited reruns of ''Beast Wars'' made their way to that block.



** Waspinator and Rhinox had Transmetal toys in the toy line, even though they never changed bodies in the show. This becomes an important point for Rhinox if you support the theory that he [[spoiler: decides that Cybertron should be made purely technological in ''BeastMachines'']] because he had become hateful of his comparatively useless beast mode.

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** Waspinator and Rhinox had Transmetal toys in the toy line, even though they never changed bodies in the show. This becomes an important point for Rhinox if you support the theory that he [[spoiler: decides that Cybertron should be made purely technological in ''BeastMachines'']] ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'']] because he had become hateful of his comparatively useless beast mode.
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