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Beast Wars is a computer-animated cartoon which premiered in U.S. syndication in 1996. A sequel to the original Transformers series, Beast Wars featured Autobots and Decepticons descendants, the Maxamals and Predacons, who land on an unknown planet and end up taking the transforming roles of the animals scanned by their ships. The goal of both groups, led by Optimus Primal and Megatron, respectively, is to survive the planet while they try to get back home to Cybertron.

Beast Wars is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (52 episodes). The series first aired on April 1, 1996.

Where do I stream Beast Wars online? Beast Wars is available for streaming on Syndicated, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Beast Wars on demand at , Tubi TV online.

3 Seasons, 52 Episodes
April 1, 1996
Animation & Cartoon
Cast: Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, Richard Newman
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  • The Decepticon battleship, Nemesis, has taken to the air with the Predacon Megatron at its control. The firepower at his control is completely unmatched by anything that the Maximals could possibly throw at it. Optimus Primal and the other Maximals must do whatever they can to stop him anyway, even if it means giving up their lives in this series ending final installment.

  • The Maximals are at their base happy at their apparent victory over the Predacons. While, the Predacons are in hiding after their base was completely obliterated. They are now searching for Tarantulas' lair and have been successful in this endeavor. The Predacons have found a secret part of the cave with a submersible. Megatron finally thinks he knows what Tarantulas has been doing for some time now and they take the submersible down before Maximals are able to get there to stop them.

  • Far out in the outer reaches of space, it is the Vok who have taken Airazor and Tigatron and it is the Vok who are responsible for the experiments on Earth. They have discovered that life on Earth still exists after believing they had destroyed it with their Planetbuster. The Vok decide to send an emissary to finally finish what they had started. He is to destroy Megatron for his interference. Optimus must stop this plan as Megatron is still in possession of the original Megatron's spark.

  • At first glance, it seems to be an uneventful day at the Maximal base until the alarm sounds and the base comes under attack. Waspinator is leading a force against the Maximals. During the fray, Tarantulas hits Optimus Primal with a device that starts to change his demeanor Optimus starts attacking his own troops. Meanwhile, Megatron has devised a plan that will finally put him on a level equal to or greater than Optimus.

  • Blackarachnia has finally completed building her machine to give her Transmetal body using the Transmetal 2 driver that she was able to get when Depth Charge thought he destroyed it. She attempts to use it on herself, but Silverbolt intervenes and stops her. Then she is suddenly collapses from the surrounding energon. Back at the Maximal base, Rhinox discovers that the Predacon shell program must be removed or her core consciousness will be wiped clean.

  • Cheetor is in the jungle with some of the prehistoric children. He is teaching them simple concepts like levers and pulleys, things that will for certain help them in the future. Meanwhile, the Predacons are working on a large cannon that uses an unstable energy source that could short circuit the them even before the cannon is built. The energy doesn't affect the prehistoric humans, so Megatron dispatches Waspinator and Inferno to bring him the ones Cheetor has been teaching so they can finish the construction.

  • Cheetor is back at the base and all seems well. Rattrap is in the control room monitoring for Predacon and suspicious behavior. Cheetor is sleeping and begins to have terrifying nightmares and a loud roar is heard coming form his quarters. When Rattrap goes down to see what is going on, a beast jumps out at him and takes off from the base. Cheetor is nowhere to be found and is thought destroyed by this vicious beast. The roar is heard all the way and at the Predacon base and Megatron wants what's going on all for himself.

  • A group of prehistoric humans are traveling along and are attacked by a Cyber raptor and quickly saved by Optimus and Silverbolt. The prehistoric humans are taken in for the moment while Rhinox inspects the Cyber raptor. It smells of Megatron's dirty work. Cheetor and Blackarachnia are dispatched to return the group prehistoric humans and they also come under attack. This attack, though, may give Blackarachnia what she has been looking for.

  • The Maximals are trying link the salvaged Axalon defenses with that of The Ark and are again unsuccessful. They decide they are going to need Sentinel from the underwater wreckage of the Axalon. Blackarachnia has developed an underwater submersible and Rattrap is chosen for the job mainly because of his size. While underwater, Rattrap is attacked by a foe that is well suited for this environment.

  • Rhinox is hard at work trying to get the defenses on-line so they can protect The Ark from further attacks by the Predacons. His efforts are coming up short and his getting very discouraged. Meanwhile, in far off space, a Starhopper from Cybertron has found where "Protoform X" has been hiding and the pilot decides to make his way to Earth and finally deal with him once and for all.

  • Megatron has done the unspeakable and tried to destroy the Autobot leader, Optimus Prime. Silverbolt and Blackarachnia have awoken and must try to get into The Ark and stop Megatron from damaging anyone else and start repairs on Optimus Prime. Optimus Primal takes the Autobot leaders spark into his own body to stop it from merging with the Matrix and preserve it from extinguishing entirely. This moment of preservation will change Optimus Primal in a way he never thought imaginable.

  • Ravage has turned on the Maximals and aligned himself with Megatron. Together, they are going to destroy the Axalon and Maximals once and for all. Blackarachnia and Silverbolt have made there way into the volcano engulfing The Ark only to be ambushed and forced to do the very thing they don't want to. Has Megatron found a way to finish the Maximals and end the Beast Wars before they ever started?

  • Optimus has a problem with Silverbolt because of his reluctance to follow his orders when it comes to Blackarachnia and is force to confine him. Megatron is being interrogated by Ravage and barters energon for his release and finds out that he has had a mole in his ranks all along. Meanwhile, Blackarachnia has a secret about a location that the Maximals would love to know about.

  • Dinobot is in his quarters contemplating his life and the choices he has made. He wants to take his own life, but eventually thinks better of it. Meanwhile, Cheetor is following Megatron and Rampage. The make there way to a strange and lush valley. Dinobot decides to help and what he finds is that Megatron is going to try to wipe out the prehistoric humans and doom the fate of Earth right now. Dinobot intervenes and it may cost him more than he could know.

  • Cheetor is out on patrol when he spots a downed stasis pod. This stasis pod is different than the ones from the Axalon. It is bigger and has a large "X" painted on it. Cheetor reports his finding to Optimus and he begins to look somber, but the transmission is also intercepted by Megatron and he dispatches a couple of Predacons to retrieve it. When Optimus arrives, his reservations are confirmed. This is the stasis pod for a Maximal experiment gone wrong.

  • The Transformers at the scene of the alien structure are all knock down and only the Transmetal Transformers get up. The Predacons manage to form a force field around the construct and Megatron gains access to it using the alien golden disk as a key. Optimus and Rattrap are left to figure out a way in before Megatron can gain control of the structure and use its secrets against them.

  • Dinobot is in his quarters and begins to question which is the right side to be on in the Beast Wars. Optimus radios him and puts him on patrol with Rattrap and Silverbolt. While on patrol, they are attacked and Dinobot is taken prisoner. In the Predacon base, Dinobot makes a decision that could turn the tide of the Beast Wars in favor of the Predacons forever.

  • Megatron orders Tarantulas to go to a large supply of energon cubes and build a refueling station there, much to Tarantulas' dismay. Megatron also orders Blackarachnia and Quickstrike to assist in the stations construction. He then sends Inferno and Waspinator to construct a jamming station to disrupt Maximal communications. The Maximals detect their signals and send Rattrap and Silverbolt to identify and investigate. Tarantulas, after seeing the site, has plans of his own and Blackarachnia may have finally found a way to break Tarantulas' control.

  • The Maximals, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Cheetor, are have a face off battle with the majority of the Predacon force, including the new Fuzors, in an attempt to protect Rhinox who is off-line searching the cosmos with his mind. Meanwhile, Tarantulas is forcing Blackarachnia to search Megatron's private files for the backup copies of the gold disks by means of their cyber-link that developed when they shared Blackarachnia's body. Silverbolt becomes suspicious of Megatron's motives and wonders if he is on the correct side and just when things seem the direst, the Maximals are joined in battle by an old friend.

  • The Predacons are alerted that 2 stasis pods are downed and Megatron and Inferno leave the Predacon base to retrieve them. Waspinator looks out at the one remaining moon and realizes that they have been on Earth all along. Meanwhile, Dinobot sneaks into the Predacon base and steals the two gold disks. Tarantulas is still in Blackarachnia's mind. Megatron gets to the two stasis pods first and the new Transformers are each two beasts combined and dubbed the Fuzors. He convinces them they are Predacons and plans on attacking the Maximal base. At the Maximal base Rhinox is going off-line to use his core-consciousness to search transwarp space.

  • The Planet appears to lie in ruins after the destruction of the alien device that tried to ignite all the raw energon on the planet. Megatron and the other Predacons are rejoicing in the apparent destruction of Optimus Primal. The celebration is cut short by an incoming quantum surge. The surge is detected by the Maximals as well and all the Transformers prepare for what is about to come. The quantum surge hits and an astonishing aftereffect takes place, one that will completely change the Beast Wars.

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