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Battlebots is back!

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by zalusky, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Feb 6, 2015 #1 of 186
    zalusky

    zalusky Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    LoadStar

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    I wonder if they'll have some appearances from ex-BattleBot operators, like Grant, Jamie and Adam.

    Actually what would be cool: Kari, Grant, and Tory as PxP, color commentary, and pit reporter. (Not sure who would do what... don't really care.)
     
  3. Feb 6, 2015 #3 of 186
    midas

    midas I heard that

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    I didn't like this quote from the article.

    I just want to see carnage. Don't really care about all that other stuff any more than I care about those fluff pieces during the Olympics. Just show me mindless violence and I'm happy.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2015 #4 of 186
    mattack

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    Adam apparently already said no on twitter.


    I know everyone else whines about those things on the Olympics.. but I _sometimes_ like them (and just ff through them if I don't).. Also, "design and build elements of each robot" can mean more technical stuff too..
     
  5. Feb 6, 2015 #5 of 186
    justen_m

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    I don't like the elimination of weight classes. I think we get better variety with weight classes, so not everybody builds a 400 pound super heavyweight behemoth.
     
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    dbranco

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    CraigK

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    Great news!

    I went on a YouTube binge a while ago watching some of the old episodes.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2015 #8 of 186
    zalusky

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    I can see Jimmy Kimmel doing bits as a strong geek challenge to Fallon.
     
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    Ment

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    Don't care about weight classes. Maximum carnage in the shortest amount of time. However there should robot type classes else the boring wedge bots will rule again.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2015 #10 of 186
    pmyers

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    super excited!
     
  11. Jun 11, 2015 #11 of 186
    pmyers

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    Premiers Sunday June 21st!!!
     
  12. Jun 11, 2015 #12 of 186
    justen_m

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    Me too!!! OnePass created! It now shows an upcoming episode - The Battle Begins: Qualifiers Part 1
     
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    MikeMar

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    Missed this thread the first time

    WOOOOO
     
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    vertigo235

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    Thanks for the heads up
     
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    hummingbird_206

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    Missed this the first time around. Thanks to the OP and for the bump! SP (OP) set!
     
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    dbranco

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    THANK YOU for resurrecting this thread!! Season Pass is set - can't wait!!!
     
  17. Jun 12, 2015 #17 of 186
    Dan203

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    I'm in!
     
  18. Jun 22, 2015 #18 of 186
    Donbadabon

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    I enjoyed it!

    They still haven't learned from the original series.
    You have to have a way to right your robot if it gets flipped over.
    And if you can only attack from one direction, make your robot powerful enough to at least be able to push from the other.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2015 #19 of 186
    Steveknj

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    Watched half of the show and it's still fun. I might get bored with it after awhile, but for now, I'm enjoying it. I think it's pretty close to classic Battlebots, but a little hyped up.
     
  20. Jun 22, 2015 #20 of 186
    vertigo235

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    We enjoyed it as well.

    Some changes
    - Gasoline powered engines are allowed!
    - Flamethrowers are allowed!

    Should be fun seeing how much more advanced the bots are since so much time has passed.
     

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