Two spaceships, one manned by benevolent Maximals, the other by evil Predacons, crash-land on a pre-humanoid planet while en route to Earth. Their crews assume indigenous animal forms to protect themselves from an overabundance of natural energy, transforming into robots to do battle. Thus, the Beast Wars have begun
Beast Wars Season 1 (1996-1997)
|1x01 Beast Wars (1) |
The Maximal and Predacon ships come out of transwarp space and are attacking one another. Both ships are forced to crash onto an unknown planet and before the Maximal ship breaks the ...
|Sep. 16, 1996|
|1x02 Beast Wars (2) |
Optimus Primal and Dinobot are squaring off on a small bridge connecting two sides of a canyon. They are fighting over the right to lead the Maximals. Optimus has offered Dinobot the ...
|Sep. 17, 1996|
|1x03 The Web |
Rhinox has invented a new device that allows the Maximals to communicate over vast distances. Optimus latches it onto Cheetor and has him run out to test how far it reaches. Cheetor ...
|Sep. 18, 1996|
|1x04 Equal Measures |
A lightning storm has hindered the Maximals in implementing an energon monitoring system. Optimus wants to wait it out, but Dinobot thinks this is foolish and convinces Cheetor to go ...
|Sep. 23, 1996|
|1x05 Chain of Command |
The Maximals are exploring the Stonehenge like structure they discovered shortly after crashing onto the planet’s surface. The Predacons attack and during the battle a deposit of ...
|Sep. 24, 1996|
|1x06 Power Surge |
While out on aerial patrol, Terrorsaur comes across a floating mountain of energon. He flies in to expect his findings and absorbs a tremendous amount of energon and is turned into ...
|Sep. 25, 1996|
|1x07 Fallen Comrades |
One of the stasis pods in orbit around the planet falls and crashes onto the cold polar region. Optimus sets off to retrieve the pod but is ambushed and force back to the Axalon. The ...
|Sep. 30, 1996|
|1x08 Double Jeopardy |
Yet another stasis pod has fallen from orbit and has landed on the surface of the planet. The Maximals try to recover it and fail. The Predacons take it back to their base and reprogram ...
|Oct. 07, 1996|
|1x09 A Better Mousetrap |
Waspinator, Blackarachnia, and Terrorsaur are in a cave beneath the Maximal base trying to install device that would cause great damage to it. The Maximal have installed a new defense ...
|Oct. 08, 1996|
|1x10 Gorilla Warfare |
Optimus and Dinobot are attacked by Scorponok and he manages to attach one of his Cyberbees onto Optimus. Optimus is taken back to the Axalon and his demeanor begins to change. Optimus ...
|Oct. 14, 1996|
|1x11 The Probe |
Back on Cybertron, it is decided to send out probes to see if they can find the Axalon and its crew. The probes are sent to different areas of space and time. Meanwhile, the Maximals ...
|Oct. 15, 1996|
|1x12 Victory |
Megatron is in his base doing experiments on raw energon crystals. The experiment is going well until the crystal destabilizes and it is ruined. He orders another round of tests and ...
|Nov. 01, 1997|
|1x13 Dark Designs |
The Maximals are ambushed by the Predacons while out looking for energon. The Predacon plan is foiled by Rhinox. Megatron realizes this and orders Tarantulas to capture him. Tarantulas ...
|Nov. 04, 1997|
|1x14 Double Dinobot |
Megatron and Scorponok are hard at work on a new experiment. They are attempting to create a clone of Dinobot. Their attempt seems to working as one is created but with a pretty big ...
|Nov. 05, 1997|
|1x15 The Spark |
While out on patrol, Rhinox spots a Maximal stasis pod falling from orbit. He is not alone as the Predacons spot its decent as well and it is a race to see who gets there first. Rhinox ...
|Nov. 11, 1997|
|1x16 The Trigger (1) |
Tigatron is in a cold, snowy part of the planet when he is attacked by Waspinator and Terrorsaur. During the battle, Tigatron is knocked of a steep cliff and falls into a ravine. His ...
|Nov. 18, 1997|
|1x17 The Trigger (2) |
More Maximals have come to aid Tigatron as he tries to defend this peaceful floating island from the clutches of the Predacons. Blackarachnia and Scorponok have also arrived and are ...
|Nov. 19, 1997|
|1x18 Spider's Game |
Tarantulas has been working on predicting when the next Maximal stasis pod will be coming to the surface from orbit. When one comes down as expected, he disables the Maximal and Predacon ...
|Jan. 06, 1997|
|1x19 Call of the Wild |
The Predacons attack the Maximal base and steal their rectifier coil that controls the energon dampening field that allows them to move around the base in robot form without having ...
|Jan. 07, 1997|
|1x20 Dark Voyage |
Rhinox, Cheetor, Dinobot and Rattrap are out in a rocky formation looking for energon deposits and come across a nice sized crystal. They are ambushed by Scorponok and Blackarachnia. ...
|Jan. 27, 1997|
|1x21 Possession |
Traveling through the cosmos not adhering to space or time is the eternal spark of the Decepticon, Starscream. During a freak storm, Starscream's 'ghost' takes control of Waspinator's ...
|Feb. 03, 1997|
|1x22 The Low Road |
Rattrap and Dinobot are out side of the Maximal base cutting down the foliage growing up on its sides when they are attacked by a group of Predacons. Rhinox goes out to inform them ...
|Feb. 10, 1997|
|1x23 Law of the Jungle |
Dinobot and Cheetor are traveling along the side of a large rock formation when they are attacked by Waspinator and Terrorsaur. During the struggle, Tigatron joins in the fight. While ...
|Feb. 17, 1997|
|1x24 Before the Storm |
Tigatron is out on his usual patrol when he spots a strange energy radiating from a mountain top far off in the distance and reports it back to Optimus. Megatron also detects the strange ...
|Feb. 21, 1997|
|1x25 Other Voices (1) |
Out in the space above the planet, an object comes out of hyperspace and falls to the planet's surface. It is detected by Rhinox in the Maximal base and by Tarantulas in his private ...
|Mar. 31, 1997|
|1x26 Other Voices (2) |
The alien device that landed on the planet has now sent a large energy stream to on the planet's two moons. The moon that Rhinox was skeptical of because its mass didn't correlate with ...
|Apr. 01, 1997|
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