Remote controlled robots fight to the death in a lexan-enclosed arena. Teams of robot builders come from all over the world with their creations to compete in head-to-head combat in four weight categories (Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight and Superheavyweight).Written by
This has to be one of my favorite shows on TV right now. I just absolutely love watching these robots kick the crap out of each other! The new seasons keep getting better and better, with the current 3rd season looking to be the best yet.
For those of you that haven't seen this show yet, or just saw the spots on the Tonight Show, here's a basic breakdown.
People build some robots in varying weight classes. They then sic the robots on each other in a large cage filled with "hazzards" such as a 200 pound sledge hammer that slams down on one of the robots, or "killsaws" that spring up out of the floor. Enter laughter at the silly excitement.
Watching newcomer Mechagore carve Vlad the Impaler (the odds on favorite for the heavyweight class) into metal sushi was a trip! It goes to show, that there's all sorts of new ideas out there. I personally like the bots that are designed to kill the largest design style of robots, that being the wedges.
Lightweight: Ziggo Heavyweight: Mechagore and Mauler Superheavyweight: Toro
Now that the show is one hour long, its even more of a treat. Even if you hate machines, its a show that touches on that primal urge to break expensive stuff. (Some of the bots had over $20k put into parts/design/etc!)
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