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PEE Poll: Robot Wars Anyone?
American is better.   -4 (15.4%)
British is better.   -17 (65.4%)
I love them both.   -1 (3.8%)
I hate them both.   -2 (7.7%)
The one in my country is better.   -0 (0%)
Wha?   -2 (7.7%)
Total Members Voted: 26

Lesotho_Leela

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« on: 05-08-2002 09:28 »

Well, this is a poll, dont you know. What do you think?
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 05-08-2002 09:41 »

I have only seen the BBC and the Dutch version before.

Quite boring if you ask me.
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« Reply #2 on: 05-08-2002 09:52 »

I guess the British is better, have only watced it with one eye, but I'll guess British's the best...
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« Reply #3 on: 05-08-2002 10:12 »

I prefered the British one, although I haven't seen as much of the US version. The house robots seem cooler than having stuff come up from the floor.
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« Reply #4 on: 05-08-2002 10:26 »

Robot wars has gone down hill in the last few series, it has become quite gimmicky and less carnage.
Tweek

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« Reply #5 on: 05-08-2002 10:32 »

I agree, I prefer just to see them smash each other to bits. Some teams seem more keen on putting on a show than having a decent robot.
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« Reply #6 on: 05-08-2002 10:42 »
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The American one is better! Why! becuase I'm American and I said so!
But really its becuase They do it right. The Robots in all these shows are made for carnage. The American show doesn't mess around! just put them in a big box with a couple non fatal(normaly) hazards and let the 'bots smash each other to bits! MWA HA HA HA!   :evillaugh:
Disector Rules!!!
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« Reply #7 on: 05-08-2002 10:52 »

I think you're thinking of Battle Bots, Erdrik.  There is actually an American Robot Wars, hosted by Cactus Jack, or Mankind, or whatever you want to call him.

Anyway, I like the British Robot Wars better.
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« Reply #8 on: 05-08-2002 10:59 »

oh. well, whatever BattleBots rules them all.
  :p
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« Reply #9 on: 05-08-2002 11:59 »

I think the British version is better, or at least it was for three first three seasons. It was cool when Jeremy Clarkson presented it, and Craig Charles did a pretty good job after. I always wanted Mortis to win, but to my disappointment he never did. After season three it started to suck, and what I've seen of the American version, there's too much taliking and not enough carnage.
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« Reply #10 on: 05-08-2002 12:01 »

The British is good, but the American ROBOTICA is also very good.

By the way, Otis, how can you like that Mortis machine?

Anyway, it's retired now, and is expected to create a new robot in Series 6.

My favourite robot is probably Hypno-Disc or Gemini, but my favourite team is The Plunderbird team! They're great fun!
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« Reply #11 on: 05-08-2002 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Kif:
By the way, Otis, how can you like that Mortis machine?

How could you not? He was so cool, well designed and well made. He cost £20,000 pounds to make in it's first carnation, and got kept getting upgraded ever since. That axe had to be one of the most lethal weapons ever, so much power. Those caterpillar tracks, and it’s titanium plated body were the icing on the cake.


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« Reply #12 on: 05-08-2002 12:13 »

I loved it when Jeremy Clarkson presented it, but i hate it now.
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« Reply #13 on: 05-08-2002 12:47 »

Arg, I hate the Plunderbird team, thay are just posing prats, Hypnodisc is cool though, although in the last couple of series it failed before doing the sort of damage it did when it first appeared  :(
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« Reply #14 on: 05-08-2002 13:06 »

I agree, the Plunderbird team are posers, and their theme tune sucks. I don't like the Sir Chrome-a-lot team either, although they are pretty funny. Hypnodisc is cool simply because it's weapon can tear other robots to shreads, well most of them anyway :)
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« Reply #15 on: 05-08-2002 13:09 »

I like Pussycat, but when the 5th series starts look out for WoWot and Kan Opener, which have some amazing weaponry.

I prefer British RW beacause the American robots are built to be shredded cos in the US none of the robots have flippers.

Thats why we always win in US vs UK battles.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #16 on: 05-08-2002 13:11 »

P.S Can anyone please tell me when series 5 UK is due to start? It was due to start on Friday, but they have changed the schedule and ill not be here from 18th to 1st.

P.S Thermidor 2 and its awesome flipper RULE!
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #17 on: 05-08-2002 13:16 »

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« Reply #18 on: 05-08-2002 13:18 »

The awesome flipper of Thermidor 2! Aint it just the most beuatiful thing you ever did see?
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« Reply #19 on: 05-08-2002 14:35 »

 
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Originally posted by Lesotho_Leela:
The awesome flipper of Thermidor 2! Aint it just the most beuatiful thing you ever did see?

Finding a machine beautiful? What are you, sick or something? Can't you obsess over a cartoon character like any normal person?  ;)
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« Reply #20 on: 05-08-2002 14:39 »

Old skool Mortis, now that's what I call a robot, get a load of that axe.
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« Reply #21 on: 05-08-2002 14:42 »
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Hypnodisc is cooler:

TheVoices

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« Reply #22 on: 05-08-2002 14:45 »

Chaos 2 owned you all!   :evillaugh: but now Razor does  :evillaugh:

can anyone remember what that black robot was called way back, it was the first robot to a have a self righting mechanism   :confused:  that was a damn cool robot
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« Reply #23 on: 05-08-2002 14:54 »

we have the british version here and it kicks ass. it's totally stupid and we probably have the worst commentators (right word?), so it's even funnier.
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« Reply #24 on: 05-08-2002 14:55 »
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Hypnodisc is cool, but Mortis ownz. Choa 2 was superb, I remember it's flipper was really powerful and the whole machine had plenty of manoeuvrability. Anyone remember Recyclopse from season 1? I can't find a picture on Google  :( 
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« Reply #25 on: 05-08-2002 14:57 »

I never saw any of series one  :(
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« Reply #26 on: 05-08-2002 15:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Lesotho_Leela:
P.S Can anyone please tell me when series 5 UK is due to start? It was due to start on Friday, but they have changed the schedule and ill not be here from 18th to 1st.

P.S Thermidor 2 and its awesome flipper RULE!

24th May BBC 2

oh yeah cool avatar, i'm sure some cool dude made that :looks at himself:
PCC Fred

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« Reply #27 on: 05-08-2002 16:24 »

Someone wire shut Craig Charles's jaws,
When he does rhyming couplets... on Robot Wars!
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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2002 20:21 »

The best robot of all is the Killer Jay Leno Face!
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« Reply #29 on: 05-08-2002 23:29 »

 
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can anyone remember what that black robot was called way back, it was the first robot to a have a self righting mechanism    :confused:  that was a damn cool robot

You mean Cassius?  The only robot with the gumption to incapacitate the opponent, then attack the house bots instead of "finishing" the job?  The one that finished second in, series 2, I believe (we haven't had British Robot Wars here in a few years)?  THat one?  I LOVE that bot.  I think it has the best design - flying wedge with a powerful flipper/self-rightin device.
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« Reply #30 on: 05-09-2002 04:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
Hypnodisc is cooler:


Indeed it is. Hypnodisc is my favourite, it just isn't right that they haven't won a series yet (at least not the ones I've seen). I just love how it totally tears the other robots apart. None of the wushy flipping thing, just tear them to shreds and get the job done. Besides if you just flip the opponent the house robots gets all the fun. If Hypno-disc had a self-righting-mech in it's first war, it would've destroyed Chaos 2.

Comparing American and English Robot Wars is easy. English win every time. What I've seen of American Robot Wars just seemed silly. :p

To bad Fillipa Forester isn't on English Robot Wars anymore.  :(
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« Reply #31 on: 05-09-2002 06:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
To bad Fillipa Forester isn't on English Robot Wars anymore.   :(

Indeed, she was a highlight of the show  :D

Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #32 on: 05-09-2002 13:17 »

The one with the first srimech was called Cassius,m and if you give me a minute, ill ifnd u a pic of my old favorite, 101.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #33 on: 05-09-2002 13:21 »
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Enjoy, cos it aint called 101 no more, its now called transpower.  :love:
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« Reply #34 on: 05-09-2002 13:31 »

I remember that, it's cool how it can drive both upright and upsidedown :) Nice simple and aesthetically pleasing design too :)
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« Reply #35 on: 05-09-2002 22:31 »

I think I've only seen the British one, noting the accents of the commentators. I've only seen it twice so I don't really know the robots. I saw an American show too, but don't think it was called Robot Wars. What was it, Battlebots I think?

All I can think of now is that Duracell commercial where Mr. Quacker (totally unarmed) outlasts the other bots because he's got the right batteries  :p
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« Reply #36 on: 05-10-2002 08:42 »

OK, Robot Wars series 5 starts on 24 may on UK tv, so brace urslef.

Look out for Thermidor 2Improver and Kan Opener...
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« Reply #37 on: 05-10-2002 10:30 »

british rocks
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« Reply #38 on: 05-10-2002 10:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
 How could you not? He was so cool, well designed and well made. He cost £20,000 pounds to make in it's first carnation, and got kept getting upgraded ever since. That axe had to be one of the most lethal weapons ever, so much power. Those caterpillar tracks, and itís titanium plated body were the icing on the cake.


I know!! Mortis was so cool and I share all your views  :). I was disappointed when they kept going out so soon, and I felt sorry for the guys who used all that money.

I also like Cassius, Im sure the "owner" looked like Matt Groening.

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« Reply #39 on: 05-10-2002 11:48 »

 
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I also like Cassius, Im sure the "owner" looked like Matt Groening.

Now that you mention it, I guess there is a similarity. Cassius was a great robot, strong, manoeuvrable and had a revolutionary design. Recyclopse was his first robot, from Season One, I wish it had one instead of Road Block.
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