Well, here we are. I’m an old school fan that was there for G1 the first time, and yet I never saw Beast Wars. I caught some of Beast Machines due to the fact that RID brought me back to TFs, and it was still running on TV. I really only know a very basic concept of the series, no details really at all other than names and something about this dang Golden Disk that seems to be causing problems. For some time now, I’ve wanted to sit down and watch the run of the show. A decade ago I hated the concept, but now, far detached from that era, and with perhaps the most positive long standing opinion of any TF show, I think I’m ready to properly enter the Beast Era. I recently wrapped on watching the entire G1 US run, and I’ll watch the Japanese stuff for sure, but I just got Netflix, and BW is available, so it seemed perfect. I was inspired by the immensely entertaining and generally witty G1 review thread by Vector Squidma. There’s a few guidelines I’m going to adhere to. I will remember the show came out in the mid 90s, so I will not judge it in comparison to today’s CGI. I understand this was a repackaging for kids, so I will let some things slide and not judge it too harshly for certain aspects accordingly, like yelling TERRORIZE, etc. I’ll be looking for any cool G1 references. I will not force any type of “this isn’t G1 so it sux” mentality, and if anything, the Beast setting distances it from the original more than the other shows. I will go into the series as a longstanding sci fi and animation fan, looking for a fun show and not picking it apart like an a-hole movie reviewer. So, now that we have established some things, let’s get started, shall we? The first couple of reviews may run a little long, as there’s a lot to get out of the way at the start!