The Beast Unleashed

Reviews For The Beast Unleashed

I stumbled onto the Beast Unleashed Podcast last fall, just as I was finishing up an extended business trip in Seoul, Korea. It was a great way to kill time as I rode the subway to & from work each day. Very entertaining stuff, to say the least, and it helped to feed my voracious appetite for all things Beast Wars. See, I just can't get ENOUGH of that show, so I was ecstatic to find a podcast devoted to reviewing EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, where the hosts gush over the G1 continuity moments in "The Agenda" and ponder the true meaning behind Depth Charge's death scene. Also, it's amazing (and comforting) to me that, with the live-action movies, the video games, the IDW Comics, the more recent cartoon series (Prime, Animated, etc.), and all the other newer Transformers stuff, there are indeed still people out there, like myself, who still care about Beast Wars, and who recognize that without Cheetor & Co., Transformers would have STAYED dead back in the early '90s, and we wouldn't be enjoying ANY of that other stuff now. Oh....and the celebrity interviews are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy coooooooooooooooooooooolllll!!!!!
I absolutely loved this podcast! I am on the last episode now and although I on occasion was screaming in my car while listening to try to voice my opinion, it’s been a great show. From seeds of the past being buried somewhere unpleasant to the great Megatrons tryst with Barney, it has been Hilarious. I just have to say also that with the Beast Machines and the Megatron Head in comparison to Unicron, Cyberton has expanded three times its size due to the civilizations being added on top of each other as we see it within the first episode. That has to be taken into account. Thanks for a great show!
The Good: The only dedicated Beast Wars podcast! You can tell that the hosts know what they are talking about and that they love the source material. Pulling quotes and clips from the shows is a great feature. Steve 'Megatron' is brilliant! They go pretty far into the source material in a great way! The Bad: Sound quality with the hosts can be a bit bad, especially if listening to this in the car. If you haven’t seen the show episodes in a while then sometimes it can be hard to keep up. The hosts tend to make a lot of references to their other shows and their blogs (facebook, twitter, etc.) without much explanation leaving the listener sometimes very confused. The Ugly: TFG1 Mike tends to be rude and downright insulting when the other hosts disagree with his opinions. While this doesn't seem like it would be a problem he goes so far as to cuss them out, cut them off and talk over them (and yell over them) quite frequently to the point where you sometimes fast forward over them.
I do a lot of outside work and I need podcasts to keep entertained. I highly recommend this one. I grew up watching Beast Wars and Beast Machines and the host and co-hosts do a fantastic job reviewing the episodes. Thank you guys for the amazing podcasts and keep up the good work!
A fun and lighthearted review of the 90's classic Beast Wars show. The geeks involved dig into the characters, toys and history of this cult hit Transformers offering. Give it a try! -godspeed-