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Old 06-27-16, 08:38 AM
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

ultimately spinner type robots will beat hammer type robots all other things being equal
Old 07-01-16, 06:09 PM
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

How bout drums vs. spinners? Last night (6/30) had 3 surprisingly quick matches (watching the one spinner cough up its innards was amusing) and one good one (the drum vs. grappler).
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Anyone know why Molly McGrath was replaced by Sam Ponder?
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

I don't think it matters who it is.

She has 5 minutes of screen time.

I wonder why they need 5 people t broadcast this show.

The 2 guys, two different woman and the annoying ring announcer.

Could do without the second ring interviewer woman and the ring announcer.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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Could do without the second ring interviewer woman and the ring announcer.
They need a guest appearance by the "let's get ready to rumble" boxing ring announcer of past fame.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Oh VooDoo - fatal strategy error. I expect the other bot to get chewed by a drum later.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

http://awfulannouncing.com/2016/moll...s-to-espn.html

For anyone curious what happened to former co-host Molly McGrath. Here's your answer. She moved to Bristol, Connecticut to work for ESPN. No longer LA based where Battlebots is filmed.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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Oh VooDoo - fatal strategy error. I expect the other bot to get chewed by a drum later.
7/21 - couple of upsets - surprised to see how far that Poison Arrow threw Son of Whyachi across the arena.

Battlebots twitter feed (@BattleBots) has match video with no crowd noise - eerily quiet.

The remains of Whyachi are on eBay - http://www.ebay.com/itm/182212136064
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

For those interested, a UK version called Robot Wars has just started airing in the UK, not hard to find
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

7/28 - Gotta admit - rake vs. drone was inspired and lots of fun to watch. Bummer that they crammed 4 matches into "also this week" segment. Glad Captain Flapshisjaws is out.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

The rake vs drone was hilarious.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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The rake vs drone was hilarious.
That was so awesome. Hate the addition of these drones.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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The rake vs drone was hilarious.
Like a fly swatter!
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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Like a fly swatter!
You just about nailed it. They should have had one of those electric bug zappers that looks like a tennis racket.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Anybody watch thru to the end?
Suprised Yeti took out Minotaur after it demolished Bronco. Tombstone squeaks through 2 bouts and then gets to beat up Yeti (surprised they went blade but I didn't listen to the pre-fight run-up to hear the reason).
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Just finished watching the finals. I don't remember hearing them talk about why they were going with the blade. It seemed odd how the announcers talked about it like we knew.

This show is great. I just wish the would show all of the battles and have a little more behind the scenes "garage" time with the teams instead of the puff piece fillers.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

I feel Minotaur would have gave a better fight against Tombstone in the final.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Always love the Battle Royale. Biteforce self-righting by running into the screws. Awesome.

Disappointing final. Was rooting for Bombshell after seeing his QF win, taking out the stupid drone and giving their opponent another chance. Then putting his opponent into the gap between the wall and screws for the KO.

I thought Tombstone should have lost in the QF to Beta.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

Originally Posted by Bill Needle View Post
Just finished watching the finals. I don't remember hearing them talk about why they were going with the blade. It seemed odd how the announcers talked about it like we knew.

This show is great. I just wish the would show all of the battles and have a little more behind the scenes "garage" time with the teams instead of the puff piece fillers.
They tried to line up their blade to cut the top bolt off of Tombstone. They guessed wrong on the height and they were done. Short battle. Big mistake though I get their game plan.
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They tried to line up their blade to cut the top bolt off of Tombstone. They guessed wrong on the height and they were done. Short battle. Big mistake though I get their game plan.
Ahhh...missed that. Thanks!
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

There's no doubt that the bots on Battlebots are better than those on the UK Robot Wars (airing the past few months as well in the UK)

But i do like the house robots on the UK show (they are 750kg monsters! )

see them here


Would love to see the top 5 or 6 robots from Battlebots battle the house robots from Robot wars

Was disappointed Minotaur didn't make the final against tombstone

the bots really are huge, if they had guns added, they would be awesome weapons for terrorism !

Imagine Tombstone's blades wading through a crowd
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

The last couple of episodes were pretty great. There were some great back and forth matches like Tombstone vs Beta, and some where one bot just went to town like Minotaur vs Bronco. Even though it seemed like Bronco's flipper was never at 100%, Minotaur still did a great job dismantling it wheel by wheel.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

So I guess this show isn't coming back. It doesn't appear on the summer schedule that ABC just released.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

That sucks.
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Re: Battlebots (ABC) -- Series Thread -- Premieres 6/21/15

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So I guess this show isn't coming back. It doesn't appear on the summer schedule that ABC just released.
That's a bummer. I loved this show.

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