The Toys That Made Us: Beast Wars

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  1. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    In an interview with TFU.Info's Anthony Brucale, who worked as a Consulting Producer on the Transformers episode of The Toys That Made Us (Season 2, Episode 2), Executive Producer Brian Volk-Weiss (a Transformers fan himself) revealed that the original cut of the episode was 90-100 minutes long. Part of that runtime was a "huge dive" of some 8-9 minutes devoted to Beast Wars, but this was sadly cut due to the time restrictions on the episode, resulting in Beast Wars getting around a minute of screen time in the final version. With 35+ years of rich history to work through, it's understandable that sacrifices had to be made.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, 2021 marks the 25th Anniversary of Beast Wars. This could be a wonderful opportunity for the good folks behind the show to release the additional footage to help celebrate the occasion. To that end, let's start a movement:

    #ReleaseTheBeastWarsCut

    This is of course tongue in cheek, but it would be great to see the footage nonetheless.

    If you haven't seen the Transformers episode of the show (or indeed all three fantastic seasons), what have you been doing during quarantine?

    And here's Anthony's interview with Brian to enjoy in full:

     
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  2. kaijuguy19

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    Oh I love that sound of that. :D 
     
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    Ohhh, that sounds cool.
     
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    It was all Netflix
     
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    I would love to see that! Beast Wars deserves the recognition!
     
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  6. Novaburnhilde

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    That'd be cute, given how much of a leap forward it was I think it's definitely warranted.
     
  7. Driskull98

    Driskull98 President Pro Tempore of the Inferno Fan Club

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    I wish I could like this series more but its obnoxious editing is just grating to watch.

    That said, I'm all for unreleased/deleted footage being released. More TF content from outside media is definitely important!
     
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    Oh god, I’d love if this were to happen.
     
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    I would re-watch the episode just for this.
     
  10. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    I've sent The Toys That Made Us's Facebook page a message to enquire. No response as of yet. I'll keep you posted.

    But the response from the fandom has been very positive. The Beast Wars hunger grows.
     
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    Yesss
     
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    Arkimus Prime The Derp Detective

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    Can't say that I didn't laugh when I read that line.
     
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    I just think there needs to be a second entire episode for TFs in general. So much was rushed at the end of the episode that should be expanded upon. Recap the previous episode for a minute or two and then dive right in to BW...followed by RID, UT, CHUG, BAY and MP. All of these parts of the franchise are old enough now that there are adults today who grew up with them as children.
     
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    Didn't they release the episodes on DVD? I thought they did. They said they would put all the extra stuff on that.
     
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    Just give it it's own episode!
     
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  16. Mega scream

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    it most likely wont happen though, just like the snyder cut.
     
  17. Verno

    Verno Beast Wars Collector

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    Not with that attitude it won't.
     
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  18. Mega scream

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    :) 
     
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    The difference is that the BW segment is something that actually exists.
     
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    Damn, for a second this topic made me think there was an entire episode devoted to Beast Wars coming out.