The BEST Episodes of Beast Machines: Transformers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 6, 2022

Network: YTV (CA)

Beast Machines: Transformers is a continuation of Beast Wars: Transformers. Fugitives on their own world, the Maximals have to retake Cybertron from Megatron and his army of drones, while adjusting to their new technorganic bodies. The new series opens as Optimus, Cheetor, Black Arachnia and Rattrap discover themselves suddenly back on the Transformer homeworld of Cybertron - with no memory of how they got there. Instead of a hero's welcome for winning the Beast Wars, our heroes are hunted by a mysterious new breed of Transformers - the Vehicons. These vicious machines enforce the will of Megatron, who has returned with a vengeance. Megatron has wrestled possesion of Cybertron, leaving Optimus and his team constantly under fire and on the run.

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Revelations: Apocalypse! (3)

#1 - Revelations: Apocalypse! (3)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1999

Rattrap and Cheetor face a dilemma in stopping the rampaging Tankorr without hurting Rhinox inside. Meanwhile Nightscream chases after Jetstorm to retrieve Black Arachnia's spark.

star 8.33
15 votes

#2 - Fallout

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 9, 2000

In the aftermath of the plasma/techno-matter storm, Optimus' spark floats free within the Oracle filled with guilt. Meanwhile the rest of the Maximals awake to find the entire planet off-line

star 8.12
17 votes
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
End of the Line

#3 - End of the Line

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Dec 18, 1999

When he finds he no longer has control over the key equipped tank drones, Tankorr decides to provoke Megatron into action by showing Optimus the legendary ""plasma energy chamber"" in fake vision from the Oracle.

star 8.00
20 votes
The Catalyst

#4 - The Catalyst

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 11, 1999

While Rattrap discovers a growth acceleration program, Blackarachnia goes of to revive Silverbolt with some organic goo, and Megatron gets the key and sends Thrust and Jetstorm out to test it.

star 7.88
17 votes
Directors: Steve Sacks
Writers: Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir
Master of the House

#5 - Master of the House

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 1999

The Maximals split up and go in search of a new base when a mole-drone drone interrupts their much-needed training. But Blackarachnia drags Cheetor along to investigate the surface instead and discovers that Cybertron's archives have been erased. After having to fend off another drone attack, the four Maximals make their way towards the Council Chambers to find out who's running things.

star 7.88
50 votes
Revelations: Descent (2)

#6 - Revelations: Descent (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1999

While Optimus insists on meditating to explore deeper into the Oracle, Cheetor takes the rest of the Maximals out to probe Tankorr's mind to find out if he really is on their former comrades.

star 7.78
18 votes
Endgame: Seeds of the Future (3)

#7 - Endgame: Seeds of the Future (3)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired May 3, 2000

The drones prepare the sparks for Megatron to absorb and Primal remains the only other transformer on-line to stop it.

star 7.70
20 votes
Directors: William Lau
Writers: Robert N. Skir

#8 - Survivor

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 27, 1999

Megatron sends the diagnostic drone along with the Viecons to capture and study Nightscream in hopes of finding an effective way to purge his beastmode.

star 7.69
16 votes
Sparkwar: The Search (2)

#9 - Sparkwar: The Search (2)

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 29, 2000

Optimus receives a vision - a short glimpse at the locations of the captured sparks. He decides to split the Maximals into three teams, each searching for one of the places he saw.

star 7.69
16 votes
Directors: Gino Nichele
Writers: Michael Reaves
The Reformatting

#10 - The Reformatting

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 1999

Optimus finds himself back on a deserted Cybertron, being chased by an army of mindless tanks. Locked in his original beastmode by a virus, and suffering from amnesia, his only option is to flee. One by one he encounters his old friends, and it becomes apparent that something is leading them... somewhere...

star 7.67
27 votes
The Weak Component

#11 - The Weak Component

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 23, 1999

After botching a reconnaissance mission, and discovering his beastmode is weaponless, Rattrap's self-esteem hits an all-time low and he heads off to strike a deal with a weakened Megatron.

star 7.50
18 votes
Sparkwar: The Siege (3)

#12 - Sparkwar: The Siege (3)

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 5, 2000

While Megatron starts to devour the captured sparks to strengthen himself, the Maximals prepare an attack to free them.

star 7.50
18 votes
Directors: Luke Carroll
Writers: Steven Melching
The Key

#13 - The Key

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 4, 1999

Optimus is now convinced that his mission is to return the organic life to Cybertron with the help of the green organic goo found in Cyberton's core. The first obstacle is however Rhinox/Tankorr, who decides to pay the Maximals a little visit equipped with the newly found key to Vector Sigma - capable of turning organic life into techno-matter.

star 7.50
16 votes
Revelations: Discovery (1)

#14 - Revelations: Discovery (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 30, 1999

Optimus floods the underground levels with coolant while fleeing the Vehicons. Forced to go to the surface the Maximals end up in a graveyard with thousands of Maximals whose sparks have been removed. They are soon tracked down again, and in the ensuing firefight Black Arachnia and Thrust are trapped in a spark removal facility about to blow up.

star 7.41
17 votes
Forbidden Fruit

#15 - Forbidden Fruit

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 16, 1999

Optimus discovers a Maximal bat hiding in the shadows. At first he flees, though when Jetstorm ambushes them he is forced to cooperate.

star 7.25
20 votes
Spark of Darkness

#16 - Spark of Darkness

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 12, 2000

Megatron is gone, but things are far from peaceful as old robot shells start attacking the Maximals.

star 7.19
16 votes
Directors: Greg Donis
Writers: Nick Dubois
Fires of the Past

#17 - Fires of the Past

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 2, 1999

The Maximals are attacked once more by Megatron's drones, while Rattrap is looking through Cybertron's backup files for a clue to what has happened to their homeworld. When they escape again, Megatron reconsiders his stance on sentient subordinates.

star 7.15
20 votes
In Darkest Knight

#18 - In Darkest Knight

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 1, 2000

Nightscream is attacked by the Viechons while out looking for any trace of Noble. When coming to his rescue, Optimus and Cheetor are captured by Megatron while Blackarachnia is busy luring Jetstorm into a trap she hopes will restore Silverbolt.

star 7.13
15 votes
Directors: George Samilski
Writers: Steven Melching
Sparkwar: The Strike (1)

#19 - Sparkwar: The Strike (1)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 22, 2000

After the Maximals scrap Thrust and his drones for the umpteenth time, Megatron decides it's time to bring in some reinforcements.

star 7.12
17 votes
Directors: Steve Sacks
Writers: Brooks Wachtel
Prometheus Unbound

#20 - Prometheus Unbound

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 23, 2000

The Maximals prepare to enter Megatron's fortress in search of the missing sparks. They decide on not bringing along Noble, but as the doors are about to close behind them he springs in and goes berserk, setting off the alarm.

star 7.06
17 votes
Writers: Marvin Wolfman
Mercenary Pursuits

#21 - Mercenary Pursuits

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 1999

Optimus detects a familiar spark and sends the Maximals out to look it. Unfortunately all he finds is Tankorr, ready to ""smash beastbots"". Rattrap however, still stuck in beastmode, finds a ""transformation enhancer"" program - though it turns out to be a bit too much of a good thing.

star 7.05
19 votes
Endgame: When Legends Fall (2)

#22 - Endgame: When Legends Fall (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 26, 2000

As Megatron awaits the completion of his new body, he orders his army to recapture the crashed ""head"".

star 6.83
18 votes
Directors: George Samilski
Writers: Steven Melching
Savage Noble

#23 - Savage Noble

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 16, 2000

Megatron's head floats unmoving in the air, but an automated defense system keeps the Maximals from accessing it. So Optimus tries to contact Megatron's spark while the others go in search for Thrust and Jestorm, hoping they can be persuaded to join.

star 6.72
18 votes
Directors: Greg Donis
Writers: Len Wein
Home Soil

#24 - Home Soil

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 15, 2000

An unknown spaceship crashes down on Cybertron, and it's a race between the Maximals and Thrust to see who gets their first.

star 6.71
17 votes
Directors: Dennis Heaton
Writers: Meg McLaughlin
Endgame: The Downward Spiral (1)

#25 - Endgame: The Downward Spiral (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 19, 2000

The Maximals have control over the flying head, with the sparks safely inside. But Megatron is quick to order his replenished drone army to attack.

star 6.60
15 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves