Robot Wars: r0xx0rz or, well, you know...?

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  • phAge 21 Apr 2004 00:21:11 24,443 posts
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    The show aired here in Denmark (think it was season 4) and I absolutely loved it to bits.

    Watching Razer crush lesser robots and Hypnodisc smash them apart was *awesome*.

    Havent had a chance to view it, but BattleBots in the US is supposed to be like Robot Wars on steroids.

    Mmmmm...... Warhead.


    phAge
  • Nemesis 21 Apr 2004 00:26:38 18,747 posts
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    There are some really disturbing people in this world, and the roboteers (meh) seriously need to get a life. It's like Anorak Heaven, it really is.

  • phAge 21 Apr 2004 00:28:51 24,443 posts
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    Oi!. George was an anomaly - most of the 'teers would blend in quite nicely on the Gametards page...

    /hides behind Sir Killalot

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  • st3ph3n 21 Apr 2004 00:34:28 2,833 posts
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    It was mildly amusing in season 1, but afte ryou'd seen 4 or 5 episodes you reaslised it was all the same. God knows how they managed to get a second season and loads of merchandising out of it.

    Lets watch a bunch of guys drive some elaborate remote control cars about a warehouse. Yay!

    Dull Dull Dull.
  • phAge 21 Apr 2004 00:36:16 24,443 posts
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    Nonono! (from what Ive seen) of the first episodes, they were crap - the later series had MUCH more destructive robots!

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  • Deleted user 21 April 2004 00:39:10
    Dunno. I think its good until the novelty wears off, and so it probably doesn't matter which ones you watch.

    I saw Craig Charles on some late night thing, and he waa wearing 70's gear and had a fro, but I don't think he was taking the piss.
  • Nemesis 21 Apr 2004 00:42:16 18,747 posts
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    For me, Craig will always be that bloke doing the clever poetry on Night Live.

    /shows age.
  • pickasso_reborn 21 Apr 2004 00:50:40 38 posts
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    I love seeing the faces of roboteers crumble as their pride and joy gets trashed by the house robots. "That took me 3 years of my life.. now look.... *sob*"
  • Angel_Treats 21 Apr 2004 10:49:12 11,072 posts
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    I *used* to love Robot Wars but after so many series of it, it got a bit same old same old.

    Loved the house robots though :)
  • pjmaybe 21 Apr 2004 11:20:05 70,676 posts
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    Beans greens, tangerines, low cholestoral margarines...

    (only bit of a craig charles poem I can remember)

    Robot Wars: I work in a department where everyone's obsessed with it, and obsessed with building robots but funnily enough none of 'em have ever qualified (probably because their robots are usually rendered dead by chickens coughing)

    Peej
  • caligari 11 Oct 2012 23:00:41 17,194 posts
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    Are we any closer to a 'reboot'?
  • elstoof 11 Oct 2012 23:04:49 8,321 posts
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    Depends, Is Flipper Forrester still dishy in a leather skirt?
  • ibenam 11 Oct 2012 23:07:15 1,554 posts
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    Pwwhooooarrrr
  • emote 11 Oct 2012 23:10:09 9 posts
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    I loved Phlippa in those days it was so bad when she left.

    Err.
  • the_dudefather 11 Oct 2012 23:15:31 9,418 posts
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    HYPNODISC 4 LYFE

    (ง ͠ ͟ʖ ͡)

  • Doomspoon 11 Oct 2012 23:48:29 2,518 posts
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    I liked Full Metal Challenge. Like Robot Wars but with cars and Henry Rollins.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwyCLV1uwo0
  • SolidSCB 12 Oct 2012 01:01:18 7,391 posts
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    Robot Wars died when the robots started flipping themselves upright 7 times a match.
  • dsmx 12 Oct 2012 01:10:11 7,733 posts
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    could of also been that razor and hypnodisk had weapons that would utterly destroy robots and people didn't feel like investing all that time and money to get destroyed in the first few seconds of the fight.

    With that said Razor was a very pretty bit of engineering.

    Edited by dsmx at 01:10:38 12-10-2012

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • Toonster 12 Oct 2012 01:17:12 6,845 posts
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    Used to watch it when Craig Charles was the host (was he always the host?). Sir KillaLot and Shunt were the best.

    3DS: 0361-6951-2609 (Tom)

  • dsmx 12 Oct 2012 01:22:07 7,733 posts
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    When they gave matilda that flywheel, that was nasty to watch. I also missed it when they got rid of the gauntlet as that tested driver skill more and didn't generally result in the players robots getting destroyed in the first round.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • Syrette 12 Oct 2012 01:23:46 44,254 posts
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    yeah boi

  • SolidSCB 12 Oct 2012 01:39:10 7,391 posts
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    That's the little fucker that started it all. Flipped my beloved Road Block and killed my childhood.
  • MrSensible 12 Oct 2012 07:58:07 25,382 posts
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    I always liked the IDEA of Robot Wars but, in practice, very little actually seemed to happen!
  • elstoof 12 Oct 2012 08:18:43 8,321 posts
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    Toonster wrote:
    Used to watch it when Craig Charles was the host (was he always the host?). Sir KillaLot and Shunt were the best.
    Series 1, then Clarkson took the reigns.
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