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Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« on: January 14, 2016, 17:10 »
BBC News link here.

I used to watch Robot Wars all the time when I was younger. I wonder if any of the old robots will make a return or if they're all going to be new ones. This will certainly be interesting!

Did any of you have a favourite robot back in the old episodes?
What do you think about the show returning?

Considering how much technology has advanced in the last 10 years, I wonder how much better the robots will be in this new series.

EDIT: Found another link with a little more info here.
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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 19:33 »
Woo! I can't wait. I'm pretty sure I tell everyone this, but my dad was on one of the older episodes.

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"more battles and more science than ever before"

That sounds promising. I wonder if we'll get a drone division.

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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2016, 20:07 »
I HAVE SEEN THIS AND I'M SCREAMING.

This show was. My childhood. I was waiting actually to see if anyone else on the site knew about it.

I've held onto hope for its return for twelve years and I'm.

Goodbye social life.

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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 20:14 »
i screamed for two hours in a row on hearing this for the first time and then accidentally punched myself in the face



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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 20:22 »
To answer the thingy in the original post

My god first off I really can't decide on a favorite robot at all. Most of the time I don't choose something necessarily unbeatable, more something entertaining. So it's Terrorhurtz by a long shot.

And as for how much technology has advanced, I've watched the entire recent series of the 2015 American Robot Wars spinoff, Battlebots, and my god. We've come a long way.

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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2016, 21:18 »
I always found the ones that flipped to kind of be meh after a while. I remember the wedge shape suddenly became really popular when people realized that you couldn't push it easily.

And then they started flipping...and everyone was doing it.

I want to see fire, more fire. Fire drones. Robots that deploy drones that deploy fire. I'm sure this can be made into a reality.

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2016, 16:17 »
I updated the first page with a link containing more info.

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Re: Robot Wars to make a return after more than 10 years!
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2016, 22:06 »
With all the new news announced, I'm.

Well, I'm hugely excited about the shows return, but the new people hosting? Sceptical.

First off, starting on a good note, Jonathan Pierce is coming back, which is wonderful, that man is born to commentate this show. Really, it wouldn't be the same without him.

And much like that, it wouldn't be the same without Craig Charles either. And unfortunately he's being replaced with Dara O'Brien. I really don't see a point to this decision, Charles was a perfect host for the show. Don't get me wrong, I love Dara, but he's more suited to host a comedy show. For instance, I watch Mock the Week all the time, and he's perfect for that. But Robot Wars isn't a comedy. It has humour, but it's a reality show for families, and Dara's sense of humour doesn't fit that.

And as for the new pit commentator, huge shame Philippa Forrester isn't coming back, she was Robot Wars's golden girl. The new one, I've never heard of in my life. So I've yet to form an opinion. But again, huge shame the original Philippa isn't returning.

Still, I'm excited. And my main hope now is that even more merchandise starts coming out and my small collection can grow.

Hell, a new game on the 3DS would be amazing. I still have my GBA and my copy of Extreme Destruction, it'd be great to see a new game with new robots, new arenas, new customizations and. Actual physics.

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