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Old 08-13-18, 07:19 PM
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Sadly, yes. The biggest problem I had with it was the terrible voiceover work replacing the BBC announcers. I haven't the foggiest idea why they did that or how anyone involved didn't notice how pathetic the result was.
I didn't realize they did that. Why? That announcer was terrible!
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Old 08-13-18, 07:57 PM
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I didn't realize they did that. Why? That announcer was terrible!
The announcer really killed the show for me, -if it's a replacement, I'd rather have the original.
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Old 08-13-18, 08:55 PM
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Here is a sample of what the show sounds like before it is ruined:

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Old 08-14-18, 01:37 PM
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Here is a sample of what the show sounds like before it is ruined:

Much, much, MUCH better.
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Old 06-06-19, 07:49 AM
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The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots is set for its second season on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. BattleBots features the world's biggest, baddest, strongest, and fastest next-generation robots from all over the world as they duke it out for robot fighting supremacy. 2018 Champion Bite Force will return to defend its title against top competition including perennial contenders Tombstone, Minotaur, Witch Doctor, Bronco, Bombshell, and Yeti. Eight two-hour episodes will begin airing Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery, while Science will air on Wednesday nights from 8-10pm starting June 12. The metal munching mayhem is coming back, from the bots to the builders, the flames, the spark and all the robot guts and glory. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout, the goal is to destroy or disable their opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges will declare a victor. The play-by-play team of Chris Rose and Kenny Florian will return to call all the action. Faruq Tauheed is back as the ring announcer. Jenny Taft joins the fun this season as the sideline reporter. BattleBots also highlights the design and build of each robot, bot builder backstories, and their pursuit of the BattleBots championship. Homemade robots built on a number of platforms and featuring a huge variety of deadly weapons go head-to-head, all captured by state-of-the-art onboard technology and cameras to enhance viewing and provide combat analytics.
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Old 06-06-19, 08:12 PM
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Always love me some BattleBots.
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Old 06-07-19, 08:57 PM
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Love this show. Can watch a 2-hour show on the DVR in 15 minutes and skipping the nerds.

Tombstone back.
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Old 06-13-19, 11:54 AM
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Curious as to what the rules say regarding entangled robots. I figured they would stop and get out a crowbar and then send the bots to neutral corners and restart ...
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Old 06-13-19, 12:12 PM
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My DVR recorded a bunch of episodes yesterday. I'm guessing these were just repackaged versions of old episode content. Anyone know?
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Old 06-13-19, 01:22 PM
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My DVR recorded a bunch of episodes yesterday. I'm guessing these were just repackaged versions of old episode content. Anyone know?
If it's anything like last season, there's the Discovery Channel episode on Friday, followed by a slightly-expanded version of the episode on The Science Channel the following Wednesday.
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Old 06-15-19, 08:38 PM
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My DVR recorded a bunch of episodes yesterday. I'm guessing these were just repackaged versions of old episode content. Anyone know?
Yeah that sucked - final episodes from 16, 17, 18 seasons etc. Clogged our DVR as well.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:40 AM
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I fast forward between the battles. 2 hour episode (1.5 hours no ads), takes around 30 minutes to watch
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When I was a kid and I'd visit my grandparents, my grandpa was always in his lazy boy watching wrestling. Two generations later, I'm watching robot wrestling.
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Old 06-17-19, 04:36 PM
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I'm enjoying the tweaks to the format this season. The extra stuff seems to be more purposeful than usual... I like seeing the testing booth and hearing the builders talk about their designs before the bouts. It's definitely better than the fluffy bios that filled up the ABC version.
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Old 06-17-19, 05:20 PM
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I'm enjoying the tweaks to the format this season. The extra stuff seems to be more purposeful than usual... I like seeing the testing booth and hearing the builders talk about their designs before the bouts. It's definitely better than the fluffy bios that filled up the ABC version.
100% agree.
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Old 09-07-19, 06:23 AM
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Lots to fast forward through so each episode only takes 30 minutes to watch

That Hydra v Bronco fight was awesome, Hydra looks amazing
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