(All questions on this page are answered by Traegorn RavenHawk, unless
Blackarachnia and the Jusenkyo Virus?
A. Venus Terzo has performed
many characters over the years. One of her more famous is
the voice of Female Ranma in the English Dub of Ranma 1/2.
Ranma is a guy who changes into a girl when hit with cold water.
It's a curse caused by getting dunked in a cursed spring at the
Jusenkyo training ground. Hence the Jusenkyo virus.
Although played by a different voice actress originally, Terzo
made the character complete. The Line "I'm Ranma
Saotome, sorry about this" was never spoken by Terzo, but
it just seems to fit.
NickBee? Where the Hell did you get that?
A. The Backstreet Boys
"Larger than Life" video features 'Nick' in Bumblebee
getup with yellow drones behind him. Figure it out.
What's with Thrust referring to Highlander Characters when he's
injured? (Duncan, Amanda, Methos, etc.)
A. Jim Byrnes, the actor who
voices Thrust, was made famous playing the character Joe Dawson
on the Highlander series. Jim is a great actor, and like
Terzo, I'm making references to other roles played by them.
Don't worry, I won't have Thrust play the guitar or anything....
Who is Spqqky?
A. Spqqky is a seller
on eBay who tends to get Transformers toys before they come out
on the mass market. He makes a killing off this as there
are enough people out there who are willing to pay in excess of
1600% for a toy just to get it before everyone else.
Why is it spelled so funny?
A. Because it looks
How do you even say that?
duh. Sound it out.
If Jetstorm was transported into the past in Episode 5, then
shouldn't the Great War have been going on, and not toy selling?
A. Uh, well... the toy
manufacturers were, um... merchandising on the Great War!
Yeah, that's it! Trying to keep the minds of the little
brats -- I mean *children* -- off the nasty business going on
about them. No, no, that's not it. Wait! He
was, uh, transported in a transwarp module with an experimental
quantum power source... which, uh... changed his quantum
signature, like in Star Trek, you know? He crossed over
dimensions! Well, that's how Worf did it, and he and Troi
got it ON!
In Episode 5, how can rain turn Blackarachnia into Tarantulas
when *cold* water turns her female and *hot* water turns her
A. Uh... it rains
really *hot* on Cybertron.
Again, in Episode 5, who are these Crawley and Geever people?
A. They are a couple
of dudes that The Orange and Phil Bond know from High School.
Orange and Phil only just found out they were even TransFans
when they ran into them at Botcon '99. They can probably
be seen slummin' around State Street in Madison, Wisconsin every
Who are Phil Bond and The Orange?
A. ... you have to
ask? The Orange is head honcho of the Boogaloo and
TransFan extraordinaire. Phil, while not as cool and
froody as The Orange (fruity, even, if one considers the
citrus-y nature of the pseudonym), he is a dude in his own
right. Go here
for a better run-down.
Well, then who the hell is Traegorn RavenHawk (aka Trægonis)?
A. Dude, if you don't know
that by now get the f*** off this page. I mean really,
Click on the "Author" link on the left if you don't
[Update: Things have changed a bit on the site, but the
"Authors" link will still get you info on TRH, but now
Orange as well]
is Mr. Bamt based off of?
A. I will now tell you the
tale. All names have been changed to hide the identities
of the goons involved. There was a guy on the Beast Machines
board at Ben Yee's, I mean Bee Yen's page. The guy called
him/herself (It was never established) SOULST... I mean EQUALNOX,
yeah, that's the ticket. Anyway, they cluttered the board,
acted like a child, and appointed themself "Guardian of the
Board". So we made fun of him here. Oh yeah, he
insisted that the Moletank was a new General.
In Episode 6, why is Unicron's head still in orbit of Cybertron
in the Lost Episodes, when it got blown away in season 3 of G1?
A. Uh.... Shut up you.
It was funny though, wasn't it? Little old Diagnostic
Drone pushing as hard as he could... You can blame that
one on me (TRH). Even thought The Orange wrote that one,
the Unicron head thing was my idea.
Episode 4, you admit that you might be following the official
timeline with the Silverbolt/Waspinator issue. Who is who
in Lost Episodes?
A. Well, that's a damned
good question. I don't know yet. I DON'T KNOW!
AHHHHHHHHH! I mean, Jeez, whatever's more convenient or
amusing for me. If I can write a scene where we describe
how Thrust and Jetstorm switched sparks during a game of
Canasta, so be it. Other than that, who's who will be a
mystery. And a better kept one than the blatant "This
one goes to the handsome gentleman with the Silver wings"
Happened to "Me Tankorr"? You announced it over
a month ago...
A. Me Tankorr was the first
fanfic for Beast Machines Lost Episodes that was written by The
Orange that, well, sucked. It had some good bits
that were salvaged and placed in other stories. As you can
see, The Orange got a second chance, and has redeemed himself as
an author. Bleah.
Cheetor take over in The Lost Episodes?
A. NO! NO NO NO! I'd
have Rattrap take over long before Cheetor >Wink<.
Oh, damn it, now I'm turning into Bob Skir....
The Orange taking over Writing Duties?
A. No, he's not. Not
completely anyways. I, Traegorn RavenHawk, started the
Lost Episodes. I will never leave them (unless they end
completely). The reason it looks like the
"Newest" stuff is written by The Orange is because we
released the Episodes out of order. As in, Episode 5 went
online not to long after Episode 3, and Episodes 4 and 6 went
online at the same time. Will The Orange write episodes 7
and 8? Who knows. I'm already planning ahead for my
next Cybertronian Excursion....
is the Diagnostic Drone called Bob Skir?
A. I thought it was funny.
I mean, come on, the drone has a habit of bringing in things
that are merely plot devices (Megatron's Beast mode, etc...).
I like to think of him as the bug to squash as a writer.
They character who Manipulates the people who are manipulating
him... Oh well...
is Benny, and what is up with him combining with Mr. Bamt?
A. Well, we could
call him a Headmaster, but that would require the use of his head...
But I digress. See Total Recall, ya' freak! Jeez.
If you see the movie, then you'll understand.
Y2k didn't cause disaster, yet you still have Phil Bond battling
an Apocalyptic world. What gives?
A. Ok, for one, can't you
just imagine Phil battling an Apocalyptic world with nothing but
a G1 Megatron toy gun? I mean, come on! By the way,
this shall bring up my (TRH) argument that Y2k caused the Death
of Optimus Prime. You see, Optimus wasn't Y2k compliant,
so his system crashed when it hit. Perceptor tried to
rebuild him, but did a crappy job. A job so crappy, that
it left him with a weak spot in his shoulder. A spot so
weak, that even one blast of Megatron (that he could previously
laugh off) could kill him. Now I shall pour sugar in your
mother's gas tank.
heard a Rumor that there is a secret Lost Episodes project to
create a CGI version of NickBee, and that they plan on using it
to take over the world?
A. No and Yes... I mean, Yes
and no! Yes and no! Damn. Well, in truth, we've been
playing around with some programs (Poser 4, Ray Dream Studio,
etc.) to throw together a possible CGI NickBee... What would we
do with it? Probably make it dance and laugh to ourselves.
Nothing useful my friends, nothing useful. And I already
rule the world. Sheesh, Clinton is an animatronic puppet I
keep in my basement.
are Episodes 7 and 8 hosted on a different server?
A. Okay, when the Orange
writes an episode, he first uploads it to the Boogaloo server, I
copy it over to my server, and then I link it. I
felt like skipping that middle step this time. You got a
problem with that? (Actually, they aren't anymore -- but they
were for a few weeks)
Episode 8, what the hell is Blackarachnia doing to Silverbolt!?!?!?!?!?!?
A. If I have to tell you....
She's actually just scratching him behind the "ears",
I mean, come on... This is *Silverbolt*, not Rattrap...
Episodes 7 & 8, Silverbolt shows up, but which Vehicon is
he? You never say!!
A. The Orange is a bitch.
Get over it. >grin<.
does Nightscream at one point say "oot" instead of
"out"? Is that a typo, or is he Canadian.
A. Oddly enough, I had the
same question. The Orange insists that it was on purpose,
and the Nightscream is a Canadian. No wonder he is such a
bitch. He gets the new episodes before Rattrap does.
(Rattrap with the Brooklyn slang in the REAL show's Episode
you guys Quit with the Pie stuff? And what's with the
"Starscream's Gay" thing you guys just did? Are
you TRYING to be TFWW?
A. Okay, I tried to make the
Orange not use too many TFWW jokes. I mean, I guess it was
my fault. I started bringing in the Pie jokes (An obvious
TFWW rip... I mean, homage), but Orange boy just had to make the
Starscream is Gay joke. Sheesh.
What's wrong with NickBee in Episodes 7/8, why is he acting so
A. The organic ooze has a
strange effect on NickBee -- you see, only his Head is organic.
So it kind of got him drunk in a sense....
What's up with the whole Episode 9a, 9b/10, etc?
A. They all overlap, so they
are sort of the same episode, but sort of not.
a second, Phil Bond isn't the guy who bought Jetstorm from
Spqqky on eBay...
A. May I remind you, that
this is a fanfic. A FANFIC I TELL YOU!
I was just wondering what would happen if Blackarachnia got hit
by lukewarm water? Would she get turned into Pat of
Saturday Night Live fame?
A. No, it would return her
to Blackarachnia form.
is the Jusenkyo Virus an STD (servotronically transmitted
disease)? It'd be a better excuse than that stupid goo to
bring Silverbolt in for cameos (for some reason I keep expecting
him to spout "Ha-Ha, Comet Guy!" but that's just me).
A. Okay, no. No no no.
The Jusenkyo "virus" is really based off of the
fictional Jusenkyo Cursed Springs. If you are unfamiliar
with Ranma 1/2, then you'll just have to accept that 1. No one
is going to catch it 2. BA can't get rid of it.
happened to Unicron and/or Megatron/Galvatron? Why hasn't
The Orange killed Bob Skir for taking his G1 Megatron yet?
A. All will be revealed....
kidding. All that stuff will be dealt with in Season 2 of
the Lost Episodes (Which will premiere in September). And
Orange hasn't killed him, because though I (TRH) have brought
myself in as an omnipotent being, Orange has himself as a side
was Orange going to Waukesha?
A. Hehe... Wouldn't you like
is Episode 10/13 coming out?
A. Might be a little while.
But be patient -- it will be worth the wait. It will be
cowritten by Orange and myself (TRH), and probably end up being
the longest Lost Episode you've ever seen. It's gonna rock.
So, it already came out.
did Tankorr bring Phil Bond to Cybertron in the first place?
A. To make Megatron worry.
Tankorr WAS going to set up Optimus and Megatron so that they
would destroy each other, but due to the event in Episode 5 - A
Day in the Life (of Jetstorm), he decided to throw Phil into the
mix. It's for this reason that the Diagnostic drone
suggests to Megatron that they attack Phil on Earth. That
way, a majority of Megatron's forces are preoccupied, weakening
Megatron to the point where they can be effective against
Megatron. Then Tankorr can come in and take over.
Doesn't quite work out that way, though.
is Megatron trying to destroy Phil Bond?
A. Megatron likes control,
and he can't control Phil. Basically, Phil is an unknown
to Megatron and as such Megatron doesn't want to take any
chances. The Maximals, on the other hand, have proven
their inability to do anything to Megatron for an entire season,
so he can afford to divert his attention to this new menace.
is the deal with Blackarachnia jumpstarting the Plasma Energy
Chamber with her "ghetto-booty?"
A. This was taken from the
line in her bio, "Two stinger legs disrupt/overload any
electronic system." This is exactly what Plasma
Energy does to technologically-based life forms. From what
we've seen in the show, the effect of her stingers looks a LOT
like Plasma Energy, so I we theorized that she has a miniature
Plasma Energy generator inside her massive abdomen, hence it's
size. I hope that clears things up.
Mr. Bamt really dead?
A. Yes. And no.
It's kinda complicated. I'm sure episode 14 will only
confuse you further, so for now let's just say we have *big
plans* for Benny...
happened to the tank drones that were sent to Earth to destroy
A. The same thing that
happened to Jetstorm, they ended up in Spqqky's clutches (that's
how he gets ALL his toys so early, didn't you know?).
Instead of selling them on eBay, he decides to send them on a
raid in Washington D.C., as chronicled in the Phil Bond side
story, Mr. Ngo. As for what happens to them after that...
the heck is THUGGED_OUT?
A. Just some guy who went
around terrorizing message boards. Don't worry, he got
what he deserved... heh heh...
did Optimus get mad when he saw Marv Wolfman's treatments for
Beast Wars season 4? Didn't he like them?
A. Quite the contrary, he
was so angry that it was so skewered into what Beast Machines
became that he just... lost it.
the heck are Chas and Mick?
A. They are characters in an
as of yet unpublished book that TheOrange has written called,
believe it or not, "1013: End of the Line" (Happy
coincidences...). Since the criteria for existing in that
novel's universe and the Lost Episodes universe are so similar,
and since they take place in about the same time frame, we
figured that they should make a cameo.