The BEST Episodes of Beast Wars: Transformers

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 4, 2021

Network: Syndication

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.

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The Agenda (3)

#1 - The Agenda (3)

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 13, 1998

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 9.09
22 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
Code of Hero

#2 - Code of Hero

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 9, 1998

Dinobot sees a chance to regain his lost honor when he spots Megatron attempting to alter history using the knowledge on the remaining golden disk.

star 9.00
25 votes
The Agenda (2)

#3 - The Agenda (2)

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 12, 1998

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 9.00
23 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Bob Forward
Other Visits (2)

#4 - Other Visits (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 15, 1998

Surviving the energon surge thanks to their new transmetal bodies, Tarantulas sets up a shield around the alien construct and heads inside along with Megatron and Quckstrike. Outside, Optimus and Rattrap try to figure a way in, while the two other transmetalized Maximals return the wounded Rhinox and Dinobot the CR chambers.

star 8.81
21 votes
The Agenda (1)

#5 - The Agenda (1)

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 11, 1998

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 8.74
23 votes
Directors: Cal Shumiatcher
Writers: Bob Forward
Possession

#6 - Possession

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Feb 3, 1997

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 8.61
23 votes
Directors: Owen Hurley
Writers: Ian Weir
Coming of the Fuzors (2)

#7 - Coming of the Fuzors (2)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 9, 1997

Hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, Rattrap, Cheetor and Dinobot try to keep the Predacons away from the Axalon where Rhinox lies delving deep into the Matrix, pursuing a faint hope...

star 8.61
23 votes
The Trigger (2)

#8 - The Trigger (2)

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 19, 1996

Optimus and Rattrap race to the island to assist Tigatron and the wounded Airrazor, while Scorponok and Blackarachnia make their way towards the obelisk.

star 8.48
23 votes
Writers: Bob Forward
Other Voices (1)

#9 - Other Voices (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 31, 1997

An alien spacecraft lands and captures Airrazor while she's examining it. Optimus and Rattrap enter to rescue her, while the Predacons stand outside, ready to break the truce at a moment's notice.

star 8.42
24 votes
Directors: Colin Davies
Writers: Bob Forward, Larry DiTillio
Bad Spark

#10 - Bad Spark

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 22, 1998

Cheetor discovers a huge stasis pod, containing Protoform X - a failed Maximal experiment that created an indestructible spark but drove it insane in the process. When Predacons arrive, a fight breaks out over it, setting off an energon storm that leaves Blackarachnia and Silverbolt together damaged, having to fend for themselves - While Protoform X awakens, looking for a victim...

star 8.39
23 votes
Nemesis (2)

#11 - Nemesis (2)

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 1999

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 8.38
52 votes
Writers: Simon Furman
Other Visits (1)

#12 - Other Visits (1)

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 8, 1998

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 8.38
21 votes
Gorilla Warfare

#13 - Gorilla Warfare

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 14, 1996

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 8.35
23 votes
Directors: James Boshier
Writers: Greg Johnson
Nemesis (1)

#14 - Nemesis (1)

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 6, 1999

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 8.30
50 votes
Directors: Ezekiel Norton
Writers: Bob Forward
Fallen Comrades

#15 - Fallen Comrades

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 30, 1996

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 8.27
26 votes
Directors: Steve Ball
Writers: Bob Forward
Chain of Command

#16 - Chain of Command

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 24, 1996

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 8.26
34 votes
Directors: Andrew Doucette
Writers: Jesse Winfield
The Trigger (1)

#17 - The Trigger (1)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 18, 1996

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 8.13
24 votes
Directors: J. Falconer
Writers: Bob Forward
Before the Storm

#18 - Before the Storm

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 21, 1997

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 8.13
24 votes
Directors: Adam Wood
Writers: Bob Forward, Larry DiTillio
Feral Scream (1)

#19 - Feral Scream (1)

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 31, 1999

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 8.12
49 votes
Double Jeopardy

#20 - Double Jeopardy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 1996

After repeated ambushes by the Predacons, this time costing the Maximals a stasis pod, Optimus calls Rattrap's loyalty into question, and sends him off into Predacon territory to look for energon. Once there, he is attacked by Terrorsaur, and offers to surrender... and become a Predacon.

star 8.12
26 votes
Directors: Mark Schiemann
Writers: Jesse Winfield
Beast Wars (2)

#21 - Beast Wars (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 17, 1996

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

star 8.11
55 votes
Directors: Steve Ball
Writers: Bob Forward
Transmutate

#22 - Transmutate

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 10, 1998

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 8.11
19 votes
Writers: Christy Marx
The Web

#23 - The Web

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 18, 1996

While out testing a communicator adapted to the energon interference, Cheetor takes on Scorponok alone to prevent the Predacons getting salvaging a powerful cannon. But he is ambushed by Tarantulas and ends up knocked out. Overeager to make up for his failure he sneaks into the Pred base to take out the cannon, and once again stumbles right into Tarantulas fangs.

star 8.09
43 votes
Writers: Larry DiTillio
A Better Mousetrap

#24 - A Better Mousetrap

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 8, 1996

While the Predacons are preparing to strike at the Maximal base by creating a hole in the ground below it, Dinobot accidentally activates the Maximal's new defense system before it's learnt to recognize the Maximals as friendlies.

star 8.08
25 votes
Directors: J. Falconer
Writers: Chris Weber, Karen Willson
Power Surge

#25 - Power Surge

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 25, 1996

Terrorsaur comes across a mountain of energon floating in mid air. He chances robot mode to get a sample, but instead of damaging him, the energon supercharges him. With his newly gained powers he sets out to depose Megatron and then destroy the Maximals.

star 8.07
28 votes
Writers: Larry DiTillio