Beast Machines

Season 2 Episode 13

Endgame (3): Seeds of the Future

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM May 03, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • Waspinator is the only Predacon to survive both series. Strange for the one who always seemed to get destroyed every episode.

    • The celebrating Transformers coming over the hill in the final scene are obviously repetitions of the same CGI model.

  • Quotes

    • Silverbolt: The menace has passed. At last, we can truly be together, dark venom of my heart.
      Blackarachnia: Of all the corny ... (she leans in to kiss him)

    • Optimus: Forget it Megatron. I won't let you destroy Cybertron.
      Megatron: Destroy it? I'm recreating it. In my image.

    • Rattrap: But... where's Botanica?
      (Botanica pops up from the ground in front of Rattrap)
      Botanica: Someone call my name?
      Rattrap: Botanica! (leaps up and the two embrace in a hug; Cheetor gives them a look) So I'm a treehugger! Deal with it!

  • Notes

    • There was in fact plans to do a third Beast Wars series after this, entitled Transtech. In it, the remaining Maximals would have teamed up with Optimus Prime. Among the returning cast would have also been Depth Charge, the real Megatron, Shockwave and a new character named Imorticon. However these plans were scrapped to make way for Robots in Disguise.

    • The original script for this episode included a scene with Obsidian and Strika in which they decided against reformatting and remained machines as their punishment for siding with Megatron.

    • The series finale.

    • Throughout the series, Optimus Primal's motto has been, "the seeds of the future lie buried in the past." During the course of the series, Optimus gave many possible definitions for this obscure mantra, and while it is not actually stated in this episode, another is given that may just be the true meaning - Optimus and Megatron are the seeds, and by plunging themselves into Cybertron's organic core - burying themselves in the past - they trigger the reformatting that is Cybertron's future.

    • Waspinator still has his Thrust head, but a small wasp body

  • Allusions