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Robot Wars 

Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.
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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Pearce ...  Himself - Commentator / ... 40 episodes, 1998-2017
Noel Sharkey Noel Sharkey ...  Himself - Judge 21 episodes, 1999-2017
Dara O Briain ...  Himself - Presenter 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Angela Scanlon Angela Scanlon ...  Herself - Presenter / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Lucy Rogers Lucy Rogers ...  Herself - Judge 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Sethu Vijayakumar Sethu Vijayakumar ...  Himself - Judge 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Craig Charles ...  Himself - Host / ... 20 episodes, 1998-2004
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Knockout competition between deadly robots designed and controlled by contestants. There's chainsaws, spikes, and lots of flying metal.

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2 January 1998 (UK) See more »

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Битвы роботов See more »

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The voiceover at the start of each show and the top and tail of each round ("Roboteers, stand by!" and "3, 2, 1, ACTIVATE!" for example) are all provided by director Stuart McDonald. See more »

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Spoofed in The Simpsons: I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot (2004) See more »

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Obnoxious. Confusing and un-entertaining.
16 August 2018 | by dan_netaSee all my reviews

The hype of Battlebots turned up to 11. At least with Battlebots you can fast forward to the interesting parts. Namely the fights. With Robot Wars the obnoxious "radio voice" announcer never shuts up and the fight is not so much operator skill and builder creativity as random metal boxes running into each other with other stuff happening. A classic example of not understanding what makes a show entertaining and turning up every other factor.

The producers should be taken out and beaten with a pneumatic cylinder.


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