Discussion in 'Transformers General Discussion' started by gweapongun, Mar 15, 2007.
Can someone tell me who changed beast wars to beasties its been bugging me for a while
Me! No, seriously, I believe "Beasties" originated in Canada.
i like calling em beasties its cute lolol
As previously stated, it sounds like a breakfast cereal. Beasties, now with more Salty Waspinator Chunks!
beasties sounds stupid why would they change it , it would cost them money it would be way cheaper to leave it beast wars
actually, what the hell is this guy going on about???
They had to change it because they couldn't have a children's show with the word "war" in it. So I have heard
I'm pretty sure 'Beasties' is just a fan creating slang term.
Like G1 is shorthand for "Generation 1"...although beasties and Beast Wars have the same amount of letters
I'm not sure actually... I looked at the TF Wiki quick but couldn't spot anything... although ILoveDinobot is right I think... maybe...
Beast Wars was changed to Beasties because it, and some other shows of it's time were too violent in content. With the public's concept of terrorism and war growing, the title was changed to removed 'war' from the title.
Though back then and even today, the show is officialy titled Beast Wars.
The truth is Beast Wars was called Beasties on Canadian TV because war is not allowed to be in the title of a program marketed to children here.
Yeah what are we talking about? I've NEVER heard it called "Beasties" and I'm all over this board. That just sounds even lamer than Beast Wars.
It's always been called Beasties since the show aired in Canada. Beasties and Beast Wars are almost interchangeble really. I'm surprised more people aren't aware of it I thought it was common knowledge (although we are talking about something that occured 11 years ago)
I don't recall it ever being called Beasties in the US so I would think anyone who watched the series in the US is probably unaware of the Canadian name.
What's funny is imagining the voice that says "Beast Wars" saying "Beasties". Not quite the same punch.
I did not realize that. You learn something new everyday.
Tell me about it; I have got to get the First and Second seasons on DVD before I get in the BW mood again; that damn Beastis has been a constant annoyance since I first watched it... Hell when YTV announced it for the first time IE the Premier I had no idea it was even related to Transformers because they simply called it Beasties and I shudder to think how my Transformers collection might have been ignored or completely thrown out if I had never been curious enough to find out what the heck Beasties was and discovered the brillant Brand New Transformers Series... Stupid Canadian Television Laws; one of these days I'm going to make a Canadian show for Teletoon and call it WAR; The Adventures of Warrington Warus and his Warrettes.
Yeah it wasn't called Beasties in the US. How'd most of us non-Canadians find out? The internet!
Beast wars was always Beast wars when I watched it as a child. Only when Fox kids in 1998 and YTV last year started replaying it did it change to Beasties for me.
You were probably watching it on a US channel back then... I had actually completely forgotten about the "Beasties!" thing... nobody ever talks about it anymore.
So yeah... the Canadian "edition" of Beast Wars was indeed called "Beasties!"... with a slightly different title graphic, and with a chorus of bellowing voices belting out "BEASTIES!!". Come to think of it, I don't think the word "transformers" appeared anywhere in the title.
I too heard that it was due to Canadian broadcast laws concerning the word "war"... but I have to say, surely someone could have come up with a snappier euphemistic monicker for the series than "Beasties". Would "Beast Warriors" even have been acceptable? or "Transformers: Beast Age" or "Beast World" or something....
To make matters more confusing, of course, all the BW toys were still labeled as "Beast Wars"... I'm amazed that Hasbro went along with such a confusing marketing approach.
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