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Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:59 »
Robot Wars was a show were teams of all experience levels designed a fighting machine on wheels for use in the arena where they fought in different competitions to emerge victorious, but with the show's own House Robots fighting too, designed to annihilate anything that enters its wrath.

Hosted by Craig Charles and commentated by Jonathan Pierce (who now commentates football matches and Match of the Day), the show abruptly stopped 8 or 9 years ago after series 7. The entire series 7 competition can be found on YouTube (though it seems so blurry it must've been recorded with a potato)

I started watching the show three years and I thought it was still going strong. When I found it had stopped nearly a decade ago I was crushed, but I keep watching age-old episodes all the time.

It was definitely one of my favorite shows, and I can't believe the BBC stopped it.

Wiki:
http://robotwars.wikia.com/wiki/Robot_Wars_Wiki_-_Main_Page

Documentary aired on TV to bring the show back:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STu6ZiDtQa8

I would give a link to the website, but it was shut down along with the show after ratings dropped from a few million between series 6 and 7.

Do any of you remember this show? No one seems to remember how iconic this genius was.
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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2013, 11:09 »
I'm like the biggest Craig Charles fan ever. * I remember seeing some Robot Wars when I was younger but I don't think my parents were fans so I never really got into it.... I probably should have because it's always something I've found interesting.


*this is a lie. I just like Red Dwarf and Takeshi's Castle.

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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2013, 11:11 »
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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2013, 11:19 »
"A whappy sappy happy chappy wearing a slappy nappy"

Still my favorite Craig Charles quote ever from TC.

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 18:13 »
Series 1 was hosted by Jeremy Clarkson. The more you know.

I will still never forget Cassius using its flipper to right itself (the SRiMech as it became known as) and Hypnodisc causing absolute carnage.

Razor was just a beast, but a shame it never won the main series.
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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 19:40 »
I can remember all of the legends. Razer with that insane crushing pincer, Hypno-Disc with the flywheel capable of ripping whole sheets of armor off, Chaos 2 who was the first to throw a robot out of the arena and Storm 2, the first robot to barge a robot out of the arena using nothing but sheer force.

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2013, 05:52 »
i guess this is my finally my moment to bring up the fact that ive got a Mortis t-shirt
you know the ones that crews wear its a long and boring story about how i got one but it was my pride and joy when i was into robot wars as a kid lmao

i mean ofc i like hypnodisc and grannys revenge too but now im just gettin superspergy
              

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2013, 09:00 »
i guess this is my finally my moment to bring up the fact that ive got a Mortis t-shirt
you know the ones that crews wear its a long and boring story about how i got one but it was my pride and joy when i was into robot wars as a kid lmao

Ah, I remember Mortis. Definitely one of my favorite series 1 machines. It spent so much time to build it's a shame it got defeated.

You have the t-shirt? I've got 17 pullback and go toys (many of which are broke), a radio-controlled Growler, a mini arena and the board game with 10 mini figures.

I'm a collector. Thank you, eBay.

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2013, 21:49 »
i liked the big triangle
pussycat i think her name was

god i lived for that show






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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2013, 21:58 »
I think Pussycat became one of my favorites when I saw how it defeated Hypno-Disc and Razer, beating Razer twice. I think it was doing fine before series 7 though, and it was doing well enough before they decided to add another blade in the exact same place.

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2013, 23:03 »
Hypnodisc would have beaten Chaos 2 in the final of series 3 if it had a self righter. That boy/girl (still not sure which) that drove Chaos 2 was a brilliant driver
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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 23:56 »
Yeah, my dad was on it. They weren't on there with anything special though, got past the first round but failed in the second.

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2013, 02:07 »
i got the magazines to build your own robot but my mum only bought like the first three sigh it's somewhere in the attic now poor thing




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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2013, 18:40 »
This programme was the one ooooohhh

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Re: Do any of you remember Robot Wars?
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 00:21 »
I've still got a little official guide book somewhere upstairs. Apparently one of the house robots was powered by cold fusion...the BBC printed it...the BBC does not lie.