So I seem to be a minority. People seem to crave seeing Beast Wars characters introduced into Optimus Prime era. See Cheetor and Rattrap in Animated for example. I really don't like that. I want those groups of character to only mix if time travel is involved. And I realized a good analogy to voicing why. To me, the Beast Era is a whole brand new generation of Cybertronians. As a new generation it gives the illusion that their race as a whole is an actual race; generations are born, rule, and die; just as they do for us. But my analogy for mixing the two is thus. It's akin to wanting Data, Worf, or Picard in the new Star Trek movies. These character are not part of that generation. As much as I love Data, I do NOT want to see him interacting with Spock (unless, again, time travel). Kirk should not have Troy on his bridge (where she would do nothing but slap him). So yeah, pointless thread is pointless.