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Old 21-03-2017, 06:00 PM   #201
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Yeah that was a good final. I think something needs to be done about the spinner bots though because like you say they're just causing irreperable damage by the 3rd head to head. Especially when some of the teams - like Aftershock and Carbide - seem to play dirty and just rip the competition to bits so they're guaranteed the final win. Can tell its pissing off other teams as well.

But I just don't see a huge amount of sport in fights that last for 10 seconds because someone's spent the most money on the fastest weapon.
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I do enjoy the destruction the spinners bring to the arena though.
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Am pretty annoyed that the PR for the final has said who wins each heat so now I know all the winners.
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Old 26-03-2017, 10:47 PM   #204
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As if by magic, all 4 of tonight's head to head robots are spinners
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Bringing Wyrm back.. what an utter waste of time
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Mess at them throwing the robot in the bin
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Poor supernova </3 one of the more stylish and long running spinners but can never quite get it right.

Hope pulsar aren't the wildcard because it's probably the most unreliable letdown on the show
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Old 30-03-2017, 07:25 PM   #208
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They edited the PR now as they pushed the final back a week because of golf
This weeks looks good though Apollo vs Carbide again
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Yeah it seems a bit unfair though that the two finalists are now in the same heat
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Old 31-03-2017, 02:04 AM   #210
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The channel Spike is showing the US version, Battlebots. I watched it last week and the UK Razer team were on it with another robot.
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Old 17-04-2017, 12:59 AM   #211
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Good final. Just finished watching it
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Aftershock vs Eruption was great
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Enjoyed the final and even though probably the right robot won I liked Eruption as well
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They are recording a new series in May.

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ROBOT WARS
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Recording in Glasgow.

ROBOT WARS IS BACK! Join hosts Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon at the live recordings of this legendary BBC show.

Taking place in the purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, get up close to the action as teams of roboteers from across the world battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.

More brilliant robots, amazing battles and of course those awesome House Robots!


AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Thursday 11th May - shows at 9:30am, 1:45pm
Friday 12th May - shows at 8:30am
Monday 15th May - shows at 8:30am, 1:50pm
Wednesday 17th May - doors open at 8:00am


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Due to the nature of the event, the working environment and the long recording days we don’t recommend bringing young children to sit in the audience. However Robot Wars is a family show and we do welcome children accompanied by a responsible adult. Please be aware that the event will be loud, there will be use of smoke, sparks and flashing lights so the responsible adults must be confident that their children will not be distressed in this environment. If a member of production is concerned about any member of the audience they may be asked to leave the audience seating area. Children under 16 must be accompanied by at least one adult in the party.
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Although the final was predictable there were some great fights inbetween the instant KOs... Eruption are great. Just really wish there was more competition that could go either way rather than "whichever one gets flung across the arena and has their motors fail first, loses".
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Apparently this is back on
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Yeah I meant to bump this last week

Behemoth finally winning a heat <3
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I was about to say Carbide and Gabriel being both in the same opening heat seems a little unfair given their successful histories but oh wow it made for an entertaining one

Edit: Eruption AND Aftershock too?!
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Just watched the series final what a run of fights.

Eruption worthy winners so happy Carbide have retired for good as well, so bored of their 10 second wins.

Happy Behemoth did so well, and surprised by Nuts! The 10-man battle was great but confusing.
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I've just read that the series is not being renewed.

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Robot Wars has been axed by the BBC for a second time.

The show featuring duelling robots was rebooted on BBC Two in 2016 and ran for three series.

Presented by Dara ” Briain and Angela Scanlon since its return, it is to be scrapped to "make room for new shows", the BBC said.

Soon after the announcement the hashtag #BringBackRobotWars started trending on social media.
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Sad to confirm the BBC’s decision to de-activate our House Robots. A huge thank you to Dara & Angela, our brilliant judges Noel, Lucy & Sethu, all of the amazing teams and most of all...you for joining us on this amazing robot smashing adventure. #BringBackRobotWars #RobotWars
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A BBC spokesman said, "We are very proud of Robot Wars and would like to thank Mentorn Media, the presenters Dara ” Briain and Angela Scanlon, and all those involved in the last three series.

"However, in order to create room for new shows it won't be returning to BBC Two."
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We are very proud of #RobotWars and would like to thank @MentornMedia, the presenters @DaraOBriain and @AngelaScanlon, and all those involved in the last three series. However, in order to create room for new shows it won't be returning to @BBCTwo.
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Robot Wars was originally broadcast on the BBC from 1998 until 2003, then on Channel 5 until 2004.

It had a peak audience of six million viewers in the UK during the late 1990s and became a worldwide success, showing in 45 countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, India, Germany and Italy.

After being axed, it came back to the BBC in 2016.

The series sees teams of roboteers, both amateur and professional, battle their home-constructed robots against each other in an arena.

Earlier series included assault and trial courses for competing robots.
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I have to admit I didn't get round to watching the last series.
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sad to see it go I thought it was a good revival and kept to the original format while adding intresting new formats like the 10 robot battle
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