The Best Episodes of Beast Wars

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2019

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.

The Agenda (Part 3)

#1 - The Agenda (Part 3)

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Maximals manage to take out the transwarp cruiser and fend of the Predacon attack. But the battle is far from over, as Megatron heads for the now uncovered Autobot Ark - containing the heroes and villains who'll shape the Cybertron where the Predacons and Maximals come from.

star 9.07
14 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
The Agenda (Part 2)

#2 - The Agenda (Part 2)

Season 2 - Episode 12

Megatron is captured, but the battle used up too much of the cruiser's energon supply for there to be enough for the travel back to Cybertron. While Ravage interrogates Megatron about where they might find more, Primal confronts Silverbolt about his relationship Blackarachnia, leading the Fuzor to go off on his own to find her.

star 8.93
15 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Bob Forward
Proving Grounds

#3 - 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
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Nemesis (Part 2)

#4 - 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
Writers: Simon Furman
Possession

#5 - Possession

Season 1 - Episode 21

During a fierce storm, the immortal spark of the Deception Starscream lands on the planet and takes control of Waspinator's body. He convinces Megatron to let him help with an attack on the Maximal base, which he knows to be offline. His skills are after all considerable... but then again - so is his treachery.

star 8.53
15 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Ian Weir
The Agenda (Part 1)

#6 - The Agenda (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 11

As the transwarp wave generated by the explosion in ""Other Voices (2)"" nears Cybertron, the Maximals rejoice, thinking the rescue is on its way. But unbeknownst to them, it is intercepted and diverted by the leaders of the Cybertronian Predacon alliance, who view Megatron as a loose cannon and wants to deal with him quietly, by sending one of their covert operatives.

star 8.53
15 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
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 8.50
14 votes
Transmutate

#8 - Transmutate

Season 2 - Episode 10

A series of earthquakes uncovers a heavily damaged stasispod. Out of it comes a freakish robot - barely sentient, but with extremely powerful weapons. Scoffed at by the others, both Silverbolt and Rampage sense a kindred spirit, each in their own way.

star 8.45
11 votes
Writers: Christy Marx
Feral Scream (Part 2)

#9 - 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
Coming of the Fuzors (Part 1)

#10 - Coming of the Fuzors (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 2

Two new Maximals awake in Predacon territory, both with bizarre looks and unusual personalities due to the damaged systems in their stasispods. Taking advantage of their confusion, Megatron convinces them they are Predacons, hoping to finally crush the Maximals with these reinforcements. Meanwhile, Blackarachnia returns to the Predacon base with Tarantulas' body, Tigatron and Airrazor go of looking for more stasispods, Rhinox shuts down and connects to the Axalon in an attempt at reaching Optimus' spark, and Dinobot realizes that the aborted armageddon has left the planet looking awfully familiar.

star 8.29
14 votes
The Spark

#11 - The Spark

Season 1 - Episode 15

Rhinox spots a falling stasis pod while surveying unused Predacon territory. He is the first to arrive, but the pod is damaged and he is unable to activate the DNA scanner. Unless he can get it working again soon, the protoform's spark will be extinguished.

star 8.25
16 votes
Directors: Colin Davies
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Cutting Edge

#12 - Cutting Edge

Season 3 - Episode 4

Two young cave-humans are separated from their parents by an attack from Megatron's new transmetal enhanced raptor clones. Optimus chases off the raptors and charges Blackarachnia and Cheetor with escorting the kids back to their homes.

star 8.25
12 votes
Other Visits (Part 1)

#13 - Other Visits (Part 1)

Season 2 - Episode 6

While out surveying the planet, Airrazor and Tigatron trigger a remaining alien site. While the Maximals scramble to their rescue, Tarantulas is already on his way, determined to thwart the aliens' plans.

star 8.23
13 votes
Changing of the Guard

#14 - Changing of the Guard

Season 3 - Episode 3

Unable to jury-rig defenses using parts from the Ark, the Maximals send Rattrap down under water in a small capsule to retrieve Sentinel from wreckage of the Axalon. But Megatron wants to lay his hands on it too, and Rampage and Depthcharge fighting it out in the area, nobody's safe.

star 8.23
13 votes
Other Victories

#15 - 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
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Fallen Comrades

#16 - Fallen Comrades

Season 1 - Episode 7

One of the Maximal stasis pods, put in orbit before the crash, falls down in the north, and Optimus rushes out to retrieve it. Unfortunately, Megatron anticipates this and sets up an ambush that nearly kills the Maximal leader. Without a flyer, the Maximals race to the pod in hope of getting it before the Predacons reprogram the dormant robot inside.

star 8.18
17 votes
Directors: Steve Ball
Writers: Bob Forward
Chain of Command

#17 - Chain of Command

Season 1 - Episode 5

A stone circle, showing abnormal energon readings, is activated during a Predacon attack and attracts an alien probe. While investigating it, Optimus is disintegrated, leaving the Maximals bickering over who's in charge, while the Predacons prepare to attack.

star 8.17
24 votes
Writers: Jesse Winfield
Tangled Web

#18 - Tangled Web

Season 2 - Episode 4

Megatron sends out Tarantulas, Blackarachnia and Quickstrike to build an energon refueling station, though the spiders' scheming complicates even the simplest task.

star 8.15
13 votes
Gorilla Warfare

#19 - Gorilla Warfare

Season 1 - Episode 10

Scorponok infects Optimus with a virus supposed to make him a coward, but it turns him into a battle-crazed berserker instead. Filled with fury, Optimus attacks the Predacon base alone.

star 8.13
15 votes
Directors: James Boshier
Writers: Greg Johnson
Feral Scream (Part 1)

#20 - 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
The Trigger (Part 1)

#21 - The Trigger (Part 1)

Season 1 - Episode 16

Tigatron discovers a floating island, with a giant obelisk in its center. When the obelisk fries Waspinator and Terrorsaur with a single blast, Megatron decides he wants that power and sends out Scorponok and Blackarachnia to seize it.

star 8.07
15 votes
Directors: J. Falconer
Writers: Bob Forward
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Before the Storm

#22 - Before the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 24

Inferno retrieves a golden disk hidden inside a glowing mountain. When Megatron sees it, he decides there are far more important things to worry about than the Maximals, and offers Optimus a truce. Meanwhile, Tarantulas is even more determined to leave the planet than ever.

star 8.00
15 votes
Directors: Adam Wood
Writers: Bob Forward, Larry DiTillio
Crossing the Rubicon

#23 - 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 8.00
1 votes
Nemesis (Part 1)

#24 - 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 8.00
1 votes
Directors: Ezekiel Norton
Writers: Bob Forward
Beast Wars (Part 2)

#25 - Beast Wars (Part 2)

Season 1 - Episode 2

Dinobot challenges Optimus for leadership of the Maximals, but while they fight the Predacons launch an ambush.

star 7.95
43 votes
Directors: Steve Ball
Writers: Bob Forward