For the Beast Wars fic, I think you should maybe keep it to the Animorphs not knowing what they are. I don't think Transformers were ever mentioned in the book, so you can pretend that the TV show doesn't exist in the Animorphs universe. 'Cause otherwise, wouldn't it be a bit odd, that there's a fictional TV show that's COMPLETELY accurate? It breaks the fourth wall a bit too much for my own taste.
That makes sense and is a good argument for why not to bring that up. That's sort of what I was thinking but couldn't really find the words to say it.
I can see the person's point of view where in the real world that would make sense. But then again Animorphs, while realistically based, isn't the real world. I think I can use creative license and alter things a little. Cuz, while it makes sense to have the Animorphs recognize the Maximals and Preds as something off Transformers, it complicates things a whole bunch.
Maybe I can play it off as an affect of the explosive transport? Even if it does exist in their world, when they transport to the alternate universe they have no knowledge of it because the 2 realities don't co-exist or something like that. Not sure that made any sense.....
Or I'll elude to it and have Marco make an off comment like "This seems like some sort of TV show."
Also, not all television shows are aired in all states. We got Beast Wars in Illinois for one season, but two states over, they got it for several years running, and another state never had it
There ya go. That covers that! :-D