Originally Posted by chiefchirpa
Again no diss on the Beast Wars show. It was wonderful for its time. G1 shows were actually poor compared to BW. But if there's a new animated show choosing whether its based on largely Vehicular character and beasts, most producers will choose the first option. G1 has BW beaten by a sackful of reasons other than the quality of the original shows.
Ummmm, actually every show since Beast Wars has used a combination of Beasts and Vehicles (except Armada
) and furthermore Beast Wars voice actors thus far have been recast in every show to reprise similar roles (whereas G1, not so much). Current character incarnations have all been based on the Beast Wars formula (5 or 6 good robots, versus 5 or 6 bad robots). The only thing from G1 that currently has been popping up in current continuities is the reuse of Starscream as Megatron's second in command. Other than that (and a few cameos here and there), we don't get a whole lot of G1 influence these days in shows.