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  • Beast Wars - Equal Measures is an episode that I like on some levels, but dislike on others
  • This is very much an issue that is intense and relevant to the real world, and I imagine these two positions are brought up and argued in favor for time and time again
  • All in all, this is definitely one of the season's and possibly the show's most memorable and satisfying episodes

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      Beast Wars - Equal Measures is an episode that I like on some levels, but dislike on others. First, the good.

      Terrorsaur gets some, not a lot, but some development in this episode and the viewer learns that he has ambitious goals of his own and a duplicitous streak in him that will be followed up in later episodes.

      I especially liked the confrontation that occurs between Optimus and Dinobot.

      The conflict emerges when a violent storm results in a power surge that interacts with some equipment and produces a “gateway” that connects a console on the Maximal


      base with a console on the Predicon base.

      The gateway is able to almost instantly transport anything from one base to the other.

      Dinobot suggests transporting a bomb that will annihilate the Predicons and the base and put an end to the war.

      Optimus objects though, and wants to spare the sparks (lives) of the Predicons and instead simply destroy their base, thus almost effectively neutralizing the threat as the base provides protection from the energon radiation.

      The two differing personalities clash, with Dinobot taking the position that they are at war and any measure that results in ...


      • victory is acceptable and should be taken and that the enemy would not hesitate to execute such a tactic, while Optimus believes that a war can be won without such extreme and brutal measures.

        This is very much an issue that is intense and relevant to the real world, and I imagine these two positions are brought up and argued in favor for time and time again.

        The show handles it wonderfully and solidifies this show as being one that is for everyone, not just kids, and mature at times as it handles very real and delicate issues.

        What I am not too crazy about is that this episode, again, fairly heavily focuses on Cheetor, like the previous episode did.

        We just had an episode that focused on Cheetor and his rash behavior, yet we have another now.

        Still, I do like how the writers tie in Cheetor’s story and turn it around where his rash behavior ends up saving the day, whereas in the previous episode, his behavior resulted in somebody else having to come to his rescue.

        All in all, this is definitely one of the season’s and possibly the show’s most memorable and satisfying episodes.




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