don't you guys ever update?
A. Shut up.
mean, when the heck is a new episode gonna come out, you freaks!
BM has been over for a while! You haven't released a new
story in over a year!
A. I SAID SHUT UP!
you guys write a episode using my [characters/plot idea/stupid
suggestion], or can I write it as a Lost Episode myself?
TRH - A. No. Write it
yourself and make your own continuity.. I mean,
when I wanted to write a Fanfic, I didn't go e-mail my ideas to
Pic and Perc at TFWW. I went and created my own. Do
it yourself, that's the whole point of Fanfiction. Lost
Episodes is more than a TF Fanfic these days as well, so *no*,
you can't use our name.
Q: What the hell happens at the end of Episode 14?
Why does it suck so much?
A: Perhaps one of the worst episodes ever written,
episode 14 starts out okay, but peters out at the end.
Why? To set up for the oft-delayed episode 15, which
requires certain things to have already happened -- Silverbolt's
return to the Maximal fold, Megatron as the big giant head, and
so forth. Really, since Lost Episodes stories "fill
in the gaps" between actual Beast Machines episodes (in the
events where it doesn't outright replace them), there was no
reason to go over the whole Noble / Sivlerbolt thing. But
still, it's an impressive failure at trying to fit four episodes
worth of plot into one story!
What's with the title to "Geever and Crawley AREN'T
TRH - A. That episode is titled
after Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are
Dead", a brilliant play that looks at two of the side
characters from Hamlet, and retells the story from their
perspective. The entire episode is laden with homages to
Stoppard's play. Tom Stoppard ROCKS!
is "Go Go Cactus Man"?
A. It's a song from Cowboy
Bebop - played whenever a character named "Andy"
enters. Just watch the episode, and you'll know why it's
"No Need for Blackarachnia", why the hell does
Obsidian build a High school?
TRH - A. Yeah, I think it's dumb
too. What the hell was Orange smoking? Anyways, it's
part of an elaborate Ranma reference. This is what happens
when you guys demand new episodes when we are straining for
ideas. The "Black Thunder", Roses, and "Pigtailed
girl" are all references to it. I will, again,
restate that while Venus Terzo did play female Ranma in the dub,
she did not voice the character in the episode(s) that are being
directly spoofed here. This is getting mildly ridiculous.
do you keep spelling Stryka/Strika differently?
TRH - A. Because The Orange and I disagree on the spelling. Plain and simple. It's
like the whole Tankor(r) debate.
are the Dinobots Predacons? Don't the toys say they
A. Okay, first off, most of
the Dinobot toys from the Beast Machines lines are repaints of
either American or Japanese Predacons. Combine that with
the fact that Beast Machines has all but ignored the existence
of Predacons... well, we felt the need to create a counter to
Primal who'd fight Megatron - but have a different point of
the hell are 'Carrotrons'?
TRH - A. Little robot Carrot
thingies. No, they're not like the Carrot robots from Lexx
- oddly enough, they aren't actually a reference to ANYTHING.
Just a weird idea that Orange had.
Orange - A. Actually, it was a weird idea my buddy spooie had that I, for
some reason, thought was clever. Meh.
are Obsidian and Stryka reciting at the beginning of Episode 20?
A. Watch the Utena series.
That will explain it. But don't watch the Utena movie.
That'll just make your head go 'splodey.
are Botanica and Blackarachnia doing at the beginning of Episode
A. Just a Rorsach test. It conclusively proves that
she's too much of a wuss compared to the badass she used to be.
to Episode 20... what the hell is with combining Primal, Red
Bike shorts, and a pink wig??
A. Yet another Utena
reference. Y'know, he's trying to "revolutionize the
world".... It's funny, dammit, now laugh! Laugh
dammit! Ah well.... you can't win them all...
Zettai Unmei Mokushiroku?
A. Absolute Destiny Apocalypse, baby.
A. More Utena. At this
point, I'm just going to say that if there's something in
Episode 20 you don't understand, and I don't address it in the
FAQ... Assume it's an Utena reference and stop thinking about
Episode 21 isn't funny.
A. What's your point?
It wasn't supposed to be. Think of it as a little bit of
reality setting in for our characters. They are mortal,
and WON'T survive every time they get shot.
doesn't Nightscream get shot in Episode 22?
A. He doesn't show up.
Q: So, did Silverbolt and Blackarchnia "do it"
at the end of Episode 23?
Q: You know... IT.
A: Uh, read Episode 24.
Q: Okay, did I miss something between
Episode 23 and 24? Because I'm totally lost. Tankorr?
A: It's not Tankorr; Tankorr is dead. This is Tankorr's
replacement, who was only referred to in flashback at the beginning of episode
6. Episode 24 has gone through several drafts since its inception, and
none were able to explain why Thrust and Tankorr's replacement know each
other. In fact, the original reason for bringing him back was almost
completely lost in the revision, but he still serves a useful purpose.
Q: So why DO they know each other? Why was it never in any of the
A: Uh... that's one of the "Lost" Lost Episodes, which may be
told at some future point in time, but not in the Beast Machines
storyline. Confused? Wait until after Robots in Disguise: The Lost
OAV is over.
Q: Why does Tankorr Too want to visit the Dinobots?
A: Because he's Grimlock. It was supposed to be a throwaway joke
that would never be mentioned again, but we needed something else to add to the
Last Autobot quest. It makes sense, really.
Q: So, Grimlock is the Last Autobot?
A: Next question, please!
Q: Hey! That wasn't an answer!
A: And that wasn't a question! Next!