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Post by Hero on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 12:52 pm

Nerdgasm alert!!

Robot Wars has been commissioned for a new series!
Mentorn Scotland, part of the Tinopolis Group, has been commissioned by BBC Two to produce a new series of the man and machine battle series Robot Wars, it was announced today.
The iconic entertainment show will return as a 6x60’ series and will feature a new structure with more robots, more battles and more science than ever before.
The new series includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.
The show will be recorded in a new purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, allowing viewers to get even closer to the action, with state-of-the-art cameras capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment in incredible detail.
The new series of has been commissioned by channel controller Kim Shillinglaw, Acting Controller of Entertainment, Alan Tyler, and Jo Street, BBC Commissioning Editor. Produced by Mentorn Media Scotland in association with SJP Media, it will be executive produced by Creative Director of Entertainment at Tinopolis, Chris Brogden, Andrew Robertson of Mentorn Scotland and Jo Street for the BBC.
Kim Shillinglaw, Controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, says: “Robot Wars is an absolute TV classic and I'm thrilled to be updating it for the next generation of viewers. With new technological advances making for an even more exciting and immersive experience, this is a fantastic example of the kind of content-rich factual entertainment that BBC Two excels at.”
Chris Brogden, Creative Director of Entertainment at Tinopolis, says: “Bringing back Robot Wars to our screens is hugely exciting. Its return will see new and improved robots, with extraordinary innovation and power in these updated machines – it promises to be quite the competition.”
Alan Tyler, BBC Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning, says: “The redeveloped Robot Wars proved compelling, offering a mix of real people, real passion and raw power. It is remarkable to see how much more powerful these robots have become since the series last aired, with battles now staged in an arena that is literally bullet proof. And yet, the show is still fundamentally driven by the eccentricity of the brilliant brains behind the machines. We are excited to bring this clever new incarnation not only to an audience who loved the original but also to those who may be discovering it for the first time."

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Post by President Trump on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 1:02 pm

Awesome, I was just watching old episodes last night, is Craig Charles returning as well?

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Post by Hero on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 2:07 pm

It's not been announced on the host as yet, hope he makes a return though! (Philipa Forrester probably isn't as pleasing on the eye as she was back then though).

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Post by Fernando on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 2:11 pm

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Post by Bull on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 7:17 pm

I've waited so long!!! I'm so happy!

ROBOT WARS!!

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Post by nadeem2099 on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 12:01 pm

I hope they bring back some of the old house robots. Sir Killalot was my fav.

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Post by President Trump on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 11:34 am

Dara O'Briain has been revealed as the new presenter yussss

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Post by nadeem2099 on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 12:30 pm

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Post by JDizzle on Wed 03 Feb 2016, 8:33 pm

Bloody hell. Justice for Craig Charles.

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Post by President Trump on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:11 pm

JDizzle wrote:Bloody hell. Justice for Craig Charles.

#WhiteWashedRobotWars Very Happy

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Post by Hero on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:21 pm

You should be happy, Irish redheads!

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Post by President Trump on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 12:32 pm

Im married to one, thats all I need

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Post by Hibbz on Thu 04 Feb 2016, 5:12 pm

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Post by Fernando on Sun 24 Jul 2016, 10:14 pm

So what did everyone think of the 1st episode?

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Post by Electric Demon on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 1:50 pm

4.5 stars from me
They lose 0.5 because the house robots were shiiiiiiite
Great format
Good presenting
Nice, fun, easy watch
It's like the Colosseum but with no-one getting hurt

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Post by Fernando on Mon 25 Jul 2016, 4:27 pm

Apart from wanting the old camera angle back from above the arena & just the old arena in general mainly as looked better don't like the floor flipper if it even works.

Apart from them im very happy at what i saw. Carbite is a don of a robot was good to see Razor back tho.

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Post by Hero on Tue 26 Jul 2016, 3:26 pm

Saw the 1st episode last night, really enjoyed the format and nice to see a bit more of the guys who build the machines.

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Post by nadeem2099 on Fri 29 Jul 2016, 12:19 pm

It was a shame that Razer got eliminated so early. They and Panic Attack were my favs when I used to watch it back in the days. I also agree the house robots were totally Poopie. What happened to the proper massive robot Mr Psycho? He was a straight up killa!
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Post by Hero on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 7:16 am

Hypnodisc was always my fave, hope to see a reimagined version of that this series.

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Post by Fernando on Sat 30 Jul 2016, 10:59 am

Hero wrote:Hypnodisc was always my fave, hope to see a reimagined version of that this series.

You aren't going to Ok!

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Post by nadeem2099 on Wed 03 Aug 2016, 5:34 pm

There was a similar robot to hypnodisc in the 2nd episode. It tore everyone to shreds in the fatal four way first round.
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Post by dyrewolfe on Wed 24 Aug 2016, 2:13 pm

I miss Craig Charles' enthusiasm and rhyming couplets at the end of every show. Also miss Philippa Forrester...but for entirely different reasons... heart

I like Dara but he's definitely better as a comedian and quiz show presenter.

Have to say I also don't like the current "meta" where wedge-shaped flipper robots, win most of the time. The genuinely creative / destructive ones either break down or get pushed into the pit / flipped out of the arena.

Gets kinda boring.

I really miss the likes of Razer and Hypnodisc.

They really also need to do something about the design regs so that they aren't so reliant on those control units that seem to fall out whenever the robots get hit or flipped. Either use a different component or require them to be in fully enclosed compartments.
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