Robot Wars is a quick and easy programme to watch, it has the best premise imaginable (fighting robots) and is pure light-hearted entertainment shining through the usual sombre intense dramas that are a dime a dozen on our tv schedules. Not to mention the nostalgia value.
Robot Wars is almost over and that brings me great sadness, it seems that all epic sporting competitions are coming to an end at the moment with one more episode of Robot Wars left and Team GB bowing out of the Olympics in a monumental second place. It’s going to be one of six robots.
It’s described as the biggest, toughest robot fighting arena in the world… and ‘Robot Wars’ certainly delivers on that promise. Its house robots are relentless, and each round features a variety of deadly traps to traverse. The first group saw Apollo, Kan-Opener, PP3D and Sweeney Todd going head to head.
Pokemon Go has allowed to me to live out a dream I’ve had for a long, long time, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play in London was nothing short of phenomenal and now Dara O'Briain and Angela Scanlon’s Robot Wars return is exactly the same as the original Robot Wars series. Already we’ve seen a robot called ‘Nuts’ that had mini-clusterbots, a robot called 'Foxic’ that gave us the 'worst battle ever’ according to head judge Noel Sharkey, the return of fan favourites Behemoth and Razer, the show’s most successful robot leading to both crashing out in the first episode and last but not least bigger and better house robots patrolling those CPZ’s and dealing out all sorts of robotic justice! We also got a new Robot Wars hero in Carbide, a robot with a spinning arm capable of spinning at 2,500 rpm, which is destructive to say the least, who overcame series regulars Razer and Behemoth as well as the promising Terrahurtz to become the first robot through to the final. It really has been glorious watching robots gleefully activating the pit button, trapping competitors over the fire pit, flipping them high into the air or smashing them to pieces with circular saws, axes, spinning discs and all manner of weapons.
Whilst many things from my youth are slowly being brought back these days it is the news that Robot Wars will seen be gracing our screens again that has me eager to remind my dad that we were going to build a robot together and cause some metal-based mayhem. Favourites like Matilda, Shunt, Dead Meal and Sir Killalot will be returning bigger and better than ever before as revealed by James Cooper of RoboChallenge (the company making the house robots) talking to DigitalTrends.com “When we were first commissioned to design and produce the new House Robots we really wanted to take them to the next level. By splitting our team of engineers into three to work on Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal, each team worked to make their robot as mean as possible! We all joined back together to create Sir Killalot.” Whilst it’s a shame that original house-bot Sergeant Bash isn’t making a return it’s certainly good news to hear that the CPZ will be guarded by some truly ferocious robots for the new season.
It’s back – ‘Robot Wars’ is returning to BBC Two. It’s been over a decade since ‘Robot Wars’ gave us our last glimpse of twisted metal as contestants faced off against the house robots. The explosive new series features new contestants, a new arena… even the house robots have a few new tricks up their sleeves.
Quick! Get down into your garage and start putting bits of old bikes together because Robot Wars is making an epic comeback to BBC Two. The Beeb has promised “a raft of technological advances” to the show, which first aired between 1998 and 2003 on BBC, and then on Channel 5 for a further year. The series will return with six 60-minute episodes as humans and their robots battle it out for the Robot Wars title.