I have always been a geewunner. I grew up with it, and around the time other stuff was coming out, like Beast Wars and such, I was in high school and had completely lost interest in such childish things such as cartoons and toys. But thats not for thinking that the original characters didn't have a special place in my heart. About a year ago, when I started hearing about the movie, and that Speilberg was backing it, my mind was flooded with fond memories of my beloved cartoon and toy line. The renewal of my TF spirit came when I decided to download the original G1 series off bit torrent. I began watching it, and while it was nowhere near as good as I remembered, it was still pure bliss seeing my old fave Starscream begging for mercy from Megatron. After that, it was all over. It all began with ebay, picking up some old figures that I had always wanted as a kid, but could never afford. Then I discovered the Alternators on the internet. When I first saw Shockwave as a purple RX-8, I drooled all over myself. After I got my iPod, and fell in love with podcasting, due to the fact that I'm in a work van all day, and can't follow the radio except for in short bursts, I searched for a Transformers podcast. I found ***censored cuz I was ignorant***. The production quality wasn't all that great back then, but it was fun to pass the time at work. The one thing that I kept hearing that surprised me was repeatedly hearing how good Beast Wars was. I started noticing that a large majority of internet goers stated, when asked, that Beast Wars was their favorite series. Well, I decided that it was something that I just had to do if I was to call myself a Transformers fan. I just finished watching Code of Hero. Wow. That had to be some of the best character development I have ever seen, cartoon, movie, or otherwise. From his Shakesperian-esque monologue after he steals the discs, to his final moments in "Hero," it was just incredible. I am glad that I discovered this community that I had no idea was alive after 20 years. If for one reason only, its that I didn't have to miss out on Beast Wars.