For those of us who have seen Beast Wars, I have an observation I'm sure has probably been pointed out in the past. The Vok seem rather similar to the unseen aliens from 2001: A Space Odyssey, don't they? Split Lip, Single Elegant Machine, I look forward to your responses... (not trying to call you out, but I know you have avid BW minds like I do) For one, they're a mostly un-seen, unknown alien species, who are highly advanced compared to man - or in this case the Maximals and Predacons. They were prepared to destroy Earth at one point with the Planet Buster. You could say that they helped promote sentience on Earth as part of their ultimate plan. They left mysterious objects around - the Standing Stones, the plant, the floating island. The unseen aliens in 2001 are highly advanced - to the point they no longer take physical forms, but are beings of energy. In the sequel, they were prepared to destroy Earth. Their monoliths that they left around to promote sentient species led to the rise of man from apes to what we are today. The history of the aliens in the 2001 series could also be used to fill in holes the Vok left in the show. Both the Vok and the 2001 aliens are mysterious enough as it is, and the 2001 aliens' story can fit in nicely with the Vok. There are a few others similarities I caught watching both 2001 and its sequel as of late to the Vok, but what do you folks think? Read the Wikipedia articles on the 2001 series, in particular 2001 and 3001, and see if you can catch the similarities themselves. Debate, discuss.