After finally seeing every episode with the recent purchase of the complete third season on dvd, I have decided to create this community as a tribute to my favorite show of all time. My name is Aiden, I'm now 20 years old, and have been watching Beast Wars since I caught the pilot episode on TV at 8 in the morning on KCAL 9, having stayed home from school sick.Welcome to At War As Beast.
The name of this community, at_war_as_beast, as you probably have deduced is from the Covenant Of Primus, which Megatron read from aboard the Nemesis in "Nemesis, Part 2." I felt it a fitting name, since just "beast_wars" would have been a bit unoriginal and too simple for such a deep series that helped ressurect the memory of the Transformers franchise, but also helped spawn the wretched disgrace known as Beast Machines - a classic case of 'magnificent idea, terrible execution'.
To get it out of the way, I'll tell you of my favorite parts of the series. My favorite characters are, above all, Tigerhawk, Megatron, Rampage, Dinobot, and Rhinox. My favorite episodes are Code Of Hero, Bad Spark, Other Victories, Dark Designs, Spider's Game, The Agenda trilogy, and Transmutate. The overall direction, production, story, and emotional value of those episodes seems to stand out for me than the others.
The best season in my opinion was the second, the first having too bad of camera and lighting work and far too much slapstick children's comedy, and the third season having much better lighting and camera programs, but returned to the less serious childish humor that plagued the first season too often, and what seems to make many Transformer fans dislike the series as a whole with a fiery intensity. I would think they would enjoy the way Mainframe rendered 3-d models of the original Transformers characters and encorporated the Ark, the Nemesis, Starscream, and Ravage into the show... Because that is what made me enjoy the show so much. It's well-written, brilliantly thought out plotlines, stories, morals and characters, and attention to detail.
This is all for now, I must be in bed before it gets any later. I apologize if I seem too serious in this introductory post; I'm not this stiff in real life, honestly. =]
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