The Best Episodes of Beast Wars

Trapped on a primitive planet, two opposing factions, the Maximals and the Predacons, of Transformers, a race of sentient robots, fight over its precious Energon. Soon they discover that there are other forces at work on the planet - a powerful alien race that does not approve of their presence. And as they delve deeper into the planet's history, they uncover a terrible secret, one that must not be allowed to fall into the wrong hands, or their entire race's very existence could be threatened. Beast Wars: Transformers was a spin-off from the 80s Transformers cartoon. It was later followed by Beast Machines: Transformers, which continues this show. Another interesting series to note that Beast Wars: Transformers may have started as Transformers: Beast Wars Neo, completely done in Japanese and yet to be dubbed; it is vaguely reminiscent of Gundam Wing, and many other popular mobile suit animes.

Proving Grounds

#1 - Proving Grounds

Season 3 - Episode 7

Blackarachnia is getting tired of the distrust, and when she overhears Optimus and Rhinox discussing removing her Predacon programming, and the fact that it might leave her mindless, she rushes out on her own... straight into the claws of the waiting Dinobot.

star 8.67
12 votes
Nemesis (Part 1)

#2 - Nemesis (Part 1)

Season 3 - Episode 12

While Inferno, Quickstrike and Waspinator go looking for a new ""colony"", Megatron discovers one of Tarantulas' secret projects - the reactivation of the gigantic Decepticon warship that shot down the Ark before it crashed into the sea.

star 8.57
14 votes
Directors: Ezekiel Norton
Nemesis (Part 2)

#3 - Nemesis (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 13

Destruction rains down on the Maximals as Megatron unleashes the weapons of the Nemesis. Optimus orders a desperate attempt at getting the Ark airborne.

star 8.56
16 votes
Optimal Situation

#4 - Optimal Situation

Season 3 - Episode 1

Realizing that without the Maximals she would never have existed, Blackarachnia actives the Ark's defenses and forces Megatron out of the ship. The Maximals start initial repairs and the time storm subsides a bit, but Optimus Prime's life still hangs in the balance - it could swing either way. Megatron rallies his troops to make sure it swings in his favor.

star 8.44
16 votes
Master Blaster

#5 - Master Blaster

Season 3 - Episode 10

Optimus is implanted with one of Tarantulas' bugs, this one letting Quickstrike remote control him. After securing the Maximal base, Megatron goes after the original Megatron's spark, hoping it will give him equal power to Optimal Optimus.

star 8.43
14 votes
Crossing the Rubicon

#6 - Crossing the Rubicon

Season 3 - Episode 9

Blackarachnia attempts to use the transmetal driver on herself, but all it accomplishes is to disrupt her Predacon programming, making it deteriorate quickly to the point that it will make her mindless unless it is removed.

star 8.42
12 votes
Deep Metal

#7 - Deep Metal

Season 3 - Episode 2

The Maximal Depthcharge flies into a temporal disruption while out searching for Protoform X, and is sent back in time to the Beast Wars. He and Rampage has some unfinished business, and neither cares if anything gets in their way.

star 8.38
13 votes
Feral Scream (Part 2)

#8 - Feral Scream (Part 2)

Season 3 - Episode 6

Afraid of what he's becoming and unable to control it, Cheetor tries to hide his temporary transmetal 2 transformation, leading the others to believe a mutant beast has destroyed him.

star 8.31
13 votes
Other Victories

#9 - Other Victories

Season 3 - Episode 11

The aliens, the Vok, send Tigerhawk to Earth to stop Megatron's meddling with time. He crashes into the Predacon base, but the Predacons have no intention of takeing this lying down... especially Tarantulas.

star 8.23
13 votes
Directors: William Lau
Feral Scream (Part 1)

#10 - Feral Scream (Part 1)

Season 3 - Episode 5

Using a newly discovered blank protoform, and his part of Rampage's spark, Megatron creates a clone of Dinobot incorporating his enhanced transmetal 2 technology. Discovering the experiment, Cheetor and Depthcharge try to destroy the equipment, but it is activated during the fight and blows up - the cat getting caught in the blast.

star 8.08
13 votes
Go with the Flow

#11 - Go with the Flow

Season 3 - Episode 8

Megatron is building a disruptor ray to scramble the Maximals' circuits, but needs an organic lifeform who won't be affected by it to finish putting the shielding into place. He has one of the cave-human children kidnapped, and it's up to Rattrap and Depthcharge to save her.

star 7.86
14 votes