Tag Archives: Beast Machines

Stasis Pod Episode 79: The End of the Beast Era

With Beast Machines finished, our rewatch of the Beast Era comes to an end. Join us this week as we talk collective fandom fits, the influence of the Beast Era on later Transformers fiction, and Rob tells us all about Bob Skir’s Beast Machines prose story! (Also David apologizes in advance for some “sketchier than usual editing”.)

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Stasis Pod Episode 78: Endgame Pt. III: Seeds of the Future

This is it: the final episode of the Beast era! Every Maximal but Optimus Primal has had their spark removed, and now Optimus must face Megatron in his own upgraded body! With the souls of every Cybertronian at stake, with the two of them left as the only living beings on Cybertron, can Optimus defeat him? Or will Megatron succeed in remaking the planet in his image? And will Waspinator ever catch a break? Join us this week for Endgame Pt. III: Seeds of the Future!

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Stasis Pod Episode 77: Endgame Pt. II: When Legends Fall

With the sparks of every Transformer on Cybertron at stake, the Maximals try to hold the grounded Grand Mal against the full force of Megatron’s Vehicons. But just what is this new body Megatron is building for himself? Can the Maximals glow and crash into things enough to make a difference? And how far will these titles keep stretching for the sake of hyperbole? Join us for the penultimate episode of the Beast era of Transformers, Endgame Part II: When Legends Fall!

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Stasis Pod Episode 76: Endgame Pt. I: The Downward Spiral

The Downward Spiral is the second studio album by the American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on March 8, 1994 by Nothing Records and Interscope Records in the United States and by Island Records in Europe. It is a concept album detailing the destruction of a man, from the beginning of his “downward spiral” to his attempt at suicide. The Downward Spiral features elements of industrial rock, techno and heavy metal music, in contrast to the band’s synthpop-influenced debut album Pretty Hate Machine (1989), and was produced by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and Flood.[x]

This is not that “The Downward Spiral”.

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Stasis Pod Episode 74: Spark of Darkness

Megatron is TOTALLY DEAD. He is NOT any sort of rogue spark flying about possessing random conglomerations of reused models. And he was absolutely NOT made that way by some completely incomprehensible techno-babble. Join us this week as we watching something that sure isn’t Spark of Darkness!

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Stasis Pod Episode 74: Sparkwar Pt. III: The Siege

The Maximals finally find the sparks in perhaps the most obvious place possible, but what Megatron’s doing with them is downright grimdark! Can they escape with their own sparks intact? Why can’t they just leave Nightscream behind with Noble and get rid of two nuisances at once? Will Noble’s reappearance turn out to be super convenient? And how far can an episode title be stretched to fit a theme? Join us this week for the last part of Sparkwar, The Siege!

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Stasis Pod Episode 73: Sparkwar Pt. II: The Search

The Maximals split the party in their search for the sparks of Cybertron’s missing population, but when is that ever a good idea? Will they find them?  And how can it be that hard to find porn in a post-apocalyptic wasteland? Join us this week for Sparkwar Pt. II: The Search!

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Stasis Pod Episode 72: Sparkwar Pt. I: The Strike

With Trust as the only remaining Vehicon general, Megatron bolsters his army with two new ones, Obsidian and Strika, whose sparks he chose specifically for their inherent loyalty. Will the Maximals be able to defeat two of the greatest strategists in Cybertron’s history? Will Botanica be willing to put aside her disdain for violence to defend her new home? And could the new female characters in this season possibly be any better? Find out this week as we watch Sparkwar Part I: The Strike!

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Stasis Pod Episode 71: Home Soil

When a ship is shot down over Cybertron, a Beast Wars-esque race is on between the Maximals and the sole remaining Vehicon general to retrieve it! But what could be inside? Could it be… a new character?! Come find out with us this week as we watch Home Soil!

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Stasis Pod Episode 70: A Wolf in the Fold

Megatron infects all the Maximals but Optimus with a virus that makes them all violently hostile! Can they calm their tits long enough to stop him? Will this convince Optimus that Megatron’s philosophy–that free will inevitably leads to conflict–is correct? And how is this at all different from the way they acted at the beginning of Season 1? Join us for all this and a G1 history lesson as we watch A Wolf in the Fold!

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