Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:14 pm

Just watching episode 2 now. Not sure how true the "home-made"/"amateur fighting machines" speech is anymore, considering Carbide at least are backed by sponsorship from actual engineering companies.

They're not going to let Ant forget walking out, are they? :dread:

(Also, what happened to Sheryl with Carbide? #awkward)

Gabriel doing surprisingly well against Carbide :slol: I've always wondered how well the floppy wheels would do at absorbing an impact, and obviously it does quite well!

EDIT: Second match and the flipper's wrecked again. No expense spared on this arena. Eruption :datass:

Disappointing final, there :( Over in an instant.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:59 am

Bucky the Mascot :slol:

Kid's team out almost instantly in the first match! Hope Rapid doesn't win :dread:

Apex takes one hit and the weapon stops working :fp: Devastating.

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:17 am

strawberry floating hell, that Apex destruction! This is why spinners are a bad idea :dread: Third episode, third time the arena's been trashed.

EDIT: Anyone else think Vulture threw that match to let the kids go through to the melee? :shifty:

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PostRe: Battlebots [Sundays, 8pm, Spike]
by Frank » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 pm

This thread seems popular this series...

Team Nuts are back! Actually making it through their first match :o

EDIT: Nuts basically one-shot killed Androne! :slol: That's why you don't have exposed mechanisms :dread:

EDIT 2: :o :shock:

Bit of an oversight putting extra armour on that stops your machine running upside down :lol: :fp:

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Frank » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:30 pm

How long before someone sues Johnathan Pearce for sexually harassing Matilda? He’s always chatting like he wants to bang her.

I keep spotting Bucky the Mascot in the background of the backstage sections, too. Terrifying :slol:

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Frank » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:57 pm

GRAND FINAL TIME. Anyone watching?

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Frank » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Dave from Carbide never looks like he actually has fun. There’s no joy behind those eyes.

Please let Nuts beat Carbide. That’d be the greatest upset ever. THEY JUST GOT BEHEMOTH IN THE PIT! Poor Ant :slol:

EDIT: Carbide v Rapid should be a good match if the spinner stays working. They can trash Rapid, and then they can chuff off.

What a final :datass: Feels like the reboot has finally got it’s footing after the first two slightly dull attempts.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Skippy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:39 am

Cracking episode last night, easily the best of the show since it returned. The change in format this series has made a huge difference

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by PurplePenguin » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:31 pm

I've enjoyed all three series since Robot Wars has made a comeback. The fog of war isnt great though most of the time the robots just sit still as the drivers can't see anything (along with the viewers). Glad behemoth didn't win the team captain Ant always struck me as an arsehole.

Think some of the robots need to retire now. Thor, TerrorHurtz, Behemoth have had their day.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Frank » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:39 pm

Behemoth is great! It never seems like that well designed a robot but it always manages to do reasonably well. Ant got some pretty bad (unwarranted!) press last season and they haven’t really let him forget it this time around. It’s like they’re editing him to be a villain (I’m wondering if it’s the same for the guy from Rapid, or if he’s genuinely that much of a smug tosspot - I posted on twitter about how satisfying it was to watch Carbide smash the hell of it and he liked my tweet :slol: ). I’ve seen Ant around at a few of the independent robot wars-y shows and he’s always seemed like a nice enough bloke.

Thor’s been around for a while but it’s always a different robot. It’s nothing like the machine he started off with.

Nuts are like the new Diotoir :wub:

The fog of war is pretty much universally hated - It does nothing to improve the show for the viewers so I’m thinking it won’t make a return next season.

What happened to the Robot Wars theme music, too?

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by DML » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:36 pm

Really brilliant final. We need to see some new blood and some returning bots as well to really up the ante. Hopefully people are going to be tempted into it now they've seen how brilliant the new series can be.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Christmas CrackErrkal » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:11 am

Really good final!

Proper exciting fianly fight, judging could ahve gone either way for me.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by The Watching Artist » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:48 pm

strawberry floating great series. :datass: strawberry floating great final. :datass:

Only downside is that I really wanted to see Carbide and Magnetar smash into each other.

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by myrrh heat than light » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:08 pm

Yeah me and the boy just finished watching the final, loved every second of it. We were cheering on Magnetar, but happy to see Eruption win.

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by 20% » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 am

Great series. The finale was amaze.

Also, Angela Scanlon :wub:

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PostRe: Robot Wars [Series 10] [Sundays, 8pm] [BBC2]
by Frank » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:55 pm

Just seen Diotoir is back for the “World Series” specials, the first of which is on on New Year’s Eve! :mrgreen: And possibly the return of Sgt. Bash? :o


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