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'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« on: February 09, 2015, 12:18:33 pm »
Saw this a couple of days ago. It's coming back for 6 episodes!

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http://www.abcmedianet.com/Web/dnr/dispDNR.aspx?id=pr72985

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 06:22:56 pm »
Yeah... but is it already recorded? If not, how are they going to film and post-produce a show between now and summer with many of the big bots going to Robogames in between?  Still, publicity is good and it is cool that the TV people think there might be enough to it to put it back on the air.

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 08:39:42 am »
I heard word a few years ago that ESPN was going to pick up BattleBots for a "Season", but that fell through. I would not be surprised if this new ABC BattleBots is the same that was shot for ESPN. However, if it gets enough airplay.... who knows, maybe it will get back into the full swing of things!

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 01:24:57 pm »
"Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other."
Wait, what? How do they think that will play out?

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 01:32:15 pm »
That mostly means they're just doing a single weight class. Instead of X to Y pounds, it'll be up to Y pounds.

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2015, 01:37:20 pm »
It's just that, since they'll presumably pick super heavyweight, a lot less bots will probably be competing. I feel like a lot of the best bots and coolest fights are in the middleweight class, and they're still plenty big to be impressive.

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2015, 07:28:50 pm »
robotica did that too

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2015, 12:11:57 pm »
That mostly means they're just doing a single weight class. Instead of X to Y pounds, it'll be up to Y pounds.

Really hoping they choose to go with Middleweights! I feel there would be a much wider opportunity for builders to participate at that weight.

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2015, 02:47:24 pm »
From what I understand is that people have been invited to participate.  They have already turned in their designs and are waiting to see who get accepted.  They will only have 32 robots so it will be a 6 round single elimination tournament. (That's why it is 6 episodes I guess)  It is a 250 lb weight class.  Guess whoever came up with that number had a 220 that needed more armor.   ;D  They will be filming very close to the same time as RG.

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Re: 'Battlebots' is coming back to TV this summer
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 12:00:08 am »
That's certainly interesting. I'm fairly excited to see who they've picked. Though I'm sure they'll announce the teams+robots when we get closer to showtime.
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