Beast Machines

Season 2 Episode 6

Home Soil

Aired Saturday 11:00 AM Mar 15, 2000 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • At the end when Megatron completely destroys Botanica's ship and the plants she brings back with her is the only time in the series that the Megatron 'head' transforms into a ship.

    • Botanica arrives in an ancient Autobot Shuttle like the one the Maximals found on the Ark.

  • Quotes

    • Optimus: So, are you with us or not?
      Botanica: I'm in. And by the way, the name's Botanica.

    • Botanica: Although, I am puzzled, as to how organics can exist on Cybertron.
      Optimus: It's a... long story.
      Ratrap: Yeah, too bad we won't live long enought to tell it.

    • Optimus: Cheetor, NO.
      Cheetor: Big-Bot, what are you doing?
      Optimus: Reformating it.
      Ratrap: Are you out of your processor? You can't reformat a house plant.
      Blackarachnia: Not unless it's a transformer.

    • Optimus: Looks like our rescue operation has just turned into a race.

    • (after tricking Sonic Attack Jets to crash into each other)
      Silverbolt: (a bit shy and reluctant, since still adjusting to being a Maximal again) Nice ... teamwork.
      Nightscream: Whatever ...

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • The CGI model used for what is presumably Botonica in her pre-plant form is the same as Depth Charge's pre-Transmetal form in the Beast Wars episode "Deep Metal".

    • Silverbolt and Nightscream's statement- "Do not pass Go, do not collect $200"- comes from the board game Monopoly.