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Anyone remember Robot Wars?

Discussion in 'Audio/Video/Books' started by Thorn, 4 April 2013.

  1. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Well, you know in Hurricane Fluttershy when Fluttershy's training for the record:

    I thought it would sound good if they used this music:
     
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  3. Robshi

    Robshi Young Dragon

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    I am a big Robot Wars fan, watched all the series as I was growing up, and watched Series 7 on Youtube a few years ago. I loved Razer, Hypnodisc and flipper users like Chaos 2. I recall being amazed by Wheely Big Cheese's flipper in it's later appearance, throwing robots out of the arena from the middle of it!

    Also, for the person saying it was more like a popularity contest, there were more odd judge's decisions I can remember. Chaos 2 went over Stinger in Series 4, despite Stinger damaging it and being more dominant in their fight. I was more shocked though by Tornado beating Razer in the Series 6 final. Even with their stupid girder add on, Razer was carrying them round the arena and nearly dumped it in the pit. I have no idea why the judges went for Tornado. Oh, and then there was the whole Storm 2 conspiracy in the following series.
     
  4. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    To be honest, I bet the Storm 2 controversy was the reaso why the show was cancelled.
     
  5. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    this proves your wrong
     
  6. Magpie

    Magpie Burd, Wielder of the West Country Logic

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    Thank you Patrick, I really enjoyed watching that. I feel a bit silly though that I didn't know the original arena for Robot Wars is actually the location of space we know now as the 02 arena today. :p

    I wouldn't say it proves Thomas wrong, there are multiple reasons to an effect and the Storm 2 controversy could still be argued as an effective damage to the viewing numbers of the show. Never the less I'm hopefully that the BBC trial a return of the show even if it's in the form of sponsorship and filming smaller competitions that are hosted around the UK.
     
  7. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    Robshi Young Dragon

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    That video was an interesting watch. I must admit I'd love to see the show return to television, since there's very little else worth watching on right now.

    I also forgot to mention that I have a remote control Matilda and Sir Killalot, and I also own the book that guy briefly showed in that video about all the robots in the fourth wars. I also have a rather rubbish Robot Wars game for the Gameboy Color and have Robot Wars Arenas of Destruction for the PS2.
     
  9. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    i would love to be the person who brings back robot wars

    but my question is this if they bring it back what would it be like and would you make changes or keep things the same or what?
     
  10. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    I would like it to rebroadcast on BBC2 and take away the "moving weapons" rule.
     
  11. sean retro

    sean retro Honorary Pony

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    Here’s what I would do.
    Broadcast it on BBC1 or 2 and air it before or after Doctor Who.
    Remove the "moving weapons" rule.
    Online exclusives interviews for the teams to talk about their robot instead of having it on TV just to save time and when the current series ends we’ll upload a bloopers and gag reels video.
    Make the arena wall stronger since Typhoon 2 destroyed it more than once.
    Have special events Featherweight battle, Middleweight battle, Antweight battle, Sumo, King of the Castle and The Gauntlet.
    Put Rex Garrod in charge of health and safety.
     
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  12. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Aah, you mean
    Psychosprout

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  13. Pub Crawler

    Pub Crawler Prince of Pints

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    Sweet zombie Luna. I loved this show! Watched every season and even got see an episode of season 5 or 6 being recorded live. I forget exactly which one it was, but it was the season they brought in Growler and Mr.Psycho.

    As for the initial question of best moments, it has to be the final of season 3. Hypnodisk Vs Chaos 2. That battle blew my tiny mind!

    Close runners up are the first time Hypnodisk fought, the looks on peoples faces when half his oppenents armour got ripped off in one go ^^. Also anytime Razor took on house robots, usaully winning or anytime that Diotoir, Son of Nemesis got set on fire.
     
  14. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    where did you get that picture and how do you know that?
     
  15. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    hey they going to bring back robot wars in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, i guess 2015
     
  17. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Where'd you find that out?
     
  18. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    i basicly did a tone of clacuations and it came out as 15 so it must mean 2015 i think
     
  19. Thomas+Ponies

    Thomas+Ponies I'm HowToBasic!

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    Erm...okay...
     
  20. Patrick Rowberry

    Patrick Rowberry waits for series 9 of robot wars

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    if mlp did a eppisode refrencing/ to do with robot wars.

    what do you think that episode would look or be like and would it be good?
     

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