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PostBattlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Dangerblade » Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:54 pm

bbc.co.uk wrote:Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned by BBC Two to produce a new series of the man and machine battle series Robot Wars, it was announced today.
The iconic entertainment show will return as a 6x60’ series and will feature a new structure with more robots, more battles and more science than ever before.

The new series includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.

The show will be recorded in a new purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, allowing viewers to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail.

The new series of has been commissioned by channel controller Kim Shillinglaw, Acting Controller of Entertainment, Alan Tyler, and Jo Street, BBC Commissioning Editor. Produced by Mentorn Media Scotland in association with SJP Media, it will be executive produced by Creative Director of Entertainment at Tinopolis, Chris Brogden, Andrew Robertson of Mentorn Scotland and Jo Street for the BBC.

Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, says: “Robot Wars is an absolute TV classic and I'm thrilled to be updating it for the next generation of viewers. With new technological advances making for an even more exciting and immersive experience, this is a fantastic example of the kind of content-rich factual entertainment that BBC Two excels at.”

Chris Brogden, Creative Director of Entertainment at Tinopolis, says: “Bringing back Robot Wars to our screens is hugely exciting. Its return will see new and improved robots, with extraordinary innovation and power in these updated machines – it promises to be quite the competition.”

Alan Tyler, BBC Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, says: “The redeveloped Robot Wars proved compelling, offering a mix of real people, real passion and raw power. It is remarkable to see how much more powerful these robots have become since the series last aired, with battles now staged in an arena that is literally bullet proof. And yet, the show is still fundamentally driven by the eccentricity of the brilliant brains behind the machines. We are excited to bring this clever new incarnation not only to an audience who loved the original but also to those who may be discovering it for the first time."


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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Frank » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:33 pm

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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by PCCD » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:34 pm

Nothing I liked better as a kid than watching Hypnodisc related carnage.
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Skippy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:37 pm

Learned to my horror today that Razer vs Hypno Disc never happened
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Ironhide » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:52 pm

Was razer the one with the hydraulic 'scorpion' tail thing?

I used to like Cassius, was great seeing it flip itself the right way up, then nearly everyone else started using 'self righting' mechanisms and it got a bit boring.
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Hyperion » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:57 pm

Razer looked awesome and was really destructive. I just remember it breaking all the time though.

Chaos 2 :datass:
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Trelliz » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:58 pm

PCCD wrote:Nothing I liked better as a kid than watching Hypnodisc related carnage.


Its first fight was a watershed moment, totally changed the design and focus of bots from then on:

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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Slimgrady » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:01 pm

I used to love Robot wars, been watching repeats on challenge recently. Great news :mrgreen:
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Hyperion » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:04 pm

Didn't the Hunger Games nick their salute from that thing Craig Charles did at the end of the show?
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by PCCD » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:10 pm

Hyperion wrote:Razer looked awesome and was really destructive. I just remember it breaking all the time though.

Chaos 2 :datass:


My abiding memory of Razor is them doing their wing celebration and getting stuck to the floor in the process :lol:
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Mafro » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:13 pm

Razer should be elevated to House Robot status.
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Lagamorph » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:20 pm

Wasn't there one robot that was basically a giant cheese wedge that would work either way up? Remember it just launching things across the arena.
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:43 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Wasn't there one robot that was basically a giant cheese wedge that would work either way up? Remember it just launching things across the arena.


Chaos 2, wasn't it? Probably the most effective robot of the whole show.

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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Skippy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:46 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Wasn't there one robot that was basically a giant cheese wedge that would work either way up? Remember it just launching things across the arena.


Chaos 2, wasn't it? Probably the most effective robot of the whole show.


Not quite

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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Lagamorph » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:55 pm

Skippy wrote:
Alvin Flummux wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:Wasn't there one robot that was basically a giant cheese wedge that would work either way up? Remember it just launching things across the arena.


Chaos 2, wasn't it? Probably the most effective robot of the whole show.


Not quite


That's the one!
And these robots could weigh more than a person....
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by PCCD » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:55 pm



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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by BID0 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:56 pm

I can't remember what it was called, but after the first few seasons the wedge design became the ultimate win and the whole show became boring. Nearly everyone tried to perfect the wedge design with no clearance underneath so they couldn't be spooned up off the floor instead.
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Frank » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:02 pm

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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Irene Demova » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:10 pm

I liked firestorm, remember crying when it got knocked out by chaos one year (god robot wars is old)
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PostRe: Robot Wars being rebooted by BBC
by Skippy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:12 pm

Frank wrote:Image

Team Nemesis 8-)


It caught fire every damn time

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