Beast Wars Help! Golden Disc

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  1. Taker

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    Hi everyone.

    Can anyone tell me what purpose the golden discs played in the Beast Wars? I'm planning on making a fanfic involving all timelines, so I need as much info as possible.

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
     
  2. TJOmega

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    One of the disks was of alien design and was an activation key for an alien weapon on Earth that Megatron gained control of. The other was a record of history that was created on Earth in the present and sent off into space for alien beings to find and learn about us. In the past during Beast Wars, it let Megatron manipulate the future. That disk also contained a message recorded by the original Megatron.
     
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    Basically, the Golden Disc (in RL) was sent into space with images and recordings of earth and such incase some intelligent life found it, they could learn about our planet.

    Megatron (G1) finds it and leaves a message on it in case he fails in his war with the autobots and what not (the exact message is never completely specified). Basically it was him talking about the transwarp, going back to ancient earth and all that jazz.

    Megatron (BW) finds this message and steals a ship to travel back to ancient earth to destroy Prime in the past before the autobots awaken in 1984. After arriving Megs decides to go about things his own way at first, but when things start to go..wrong for him he decides to go through with his plan.

    Most of this is from the 3 part season 2 finale The Agenda.
     
  4. Taker

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    Ok, so I asume that G1 Megs found the disk before coming to earth following the 'bots...right???
     
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    It is to be assumed, but never explicitly stated (as far as I can recall).
     
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    It is implied that The 2nd Golden Disc, the one that was sent into space, was found by Cybertronian society and kept under lock and key hidden from public knowledge. Prior to leaving Cybertron, BW Megatron had just stolen it and learnt of its secrets. It is mentioned in previous Botcon convention materiel that BW Megatron's mentor Cryotek was the one who masterminded the theft of the golden disk before Megatron eventually betrayed him.

    The other Alien Golden Disk was made by the alien race, the Vok, as were the alien weapons that it could activate.
     
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    Megatron had the first golden disc at the very begining of Beast wars. (the actual episode) and Inferno found the alien disc.
     
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    I've always thought that Megatron tracked the disk down after being on Earth, maybe in the period before the movie during which space travel between Cybertron and Earth seems pretty common.
     
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    I haven't watched G1, but was the disc mentioned?
     
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    Good read, MM
     
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    G1 Megs had to have found the disk after being on Earth, considering the real golden disk was sent into space in '77 on the Voyager spacecraft.
     
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    G1 Megatron probably found the disk when he was in space. I've heard the episode Cosmic Rust quoted as a possible timeframe for when he found the thing.
     
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    the golden disks were a really good add to the Beast Wars Cartoons it connect with the G1 serious which none of the serious to date have been able to do which sucks......but the golden disk had a message from G1 Megatron did anyone remember what the message was about
     
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    It was talking about how, if anyone is seeing his message it means he failed. It explained about the transwarp, prehistoric earth, killing off the autobots in the past or whatever. We only see a small portion, since megs only has a piece of the disc because Dinobot destroyed it.
     
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    THanks NGW
     
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    Any time
     
  18. Taker

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    Ok, thanks everyone, these pieces of info are really useful.

    One thing, how did Megatron know he had failed when he recorded the disc? Cos...he had a lot of chances later, and he even resulted reformated into Galvatron...I think it would've made more sense if the disc contained a message from Galvatron.

    I supose that as they would include the Ark in Beast Wars, they used Megs.
     
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    He didn't. It was in case he did.
    The message on the Golden Disk was a fallback plan; Megatron explains that if the recording is being viewed, it means he has failed. He says he knows that transwarp (time travel) technology is being developed, and so he leaves a set of instructions to future leaders detailing how/when to alter the past so that the Decepticons would win the Great War (travelling back in time to when the Ark was still inactive, and assassinating Prime so that he would never lead the Autobots to victory) should Megatron fail.
    Think of it in the same way you would think of a last will and testament.
     
  20. Taker

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    Ok, thand sound fine. I think I was kinda over-thinking :D 
     

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