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BBC brings back Robot Wars on TV
The BBC has announced the renewal of the TV series Robot Wars new life. The original show ran from 1998 to 2004, after which no new episodes were made more. Now the BBC has announced that it commissioned to create six episodes of one hour each.
The reboot of the show gets a new formula with more robots and more battles than the old seasons. The TV show Robot Wars was no longer produced after 2004, but the fighting did go through as part of include live shows. The new series commissioned by BBC Two and developed by Mentorn Media Scotland, which was also part of the original show, and SJP Media. Who will be the presenters of the new show is not yet known.
According to BBC viewers will get to see many new innovative robots, mainly thanks to the great technological advances that have taken place over the past decade. The show is filmed in a purpose-built arena in Glasgow.
The show revolved around homemade robots were often equipped with circular saws, grapples, hammers and flamethrowers. These robots were controlled by their owners, the robots of the opponent tried to turn in the cage. The cage fighting related one-on-one and Battle Royale-style battles. During these battles, the drivers had to also watch out for the iconic home robots of Robot Wars. These were recurring robots like Dead Metal, Matilda and Sir Killalot who had a permanent place in the cage.
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