Robot Wars, Series 8HD
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Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon host the brand-new series of Robot Wars with commentary from the legendary Jonathan Pearce who returns from the original series with his inimitable take on the robot battles. Filmed in a huge, purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow, 40 teams of amateur robot fighting enthusiasts battle it out to become Robot Wars Champion 2016. Each episode has eight competing robots. The action starts with two group battles, with four robots in each battle. The top two robots from each group battle then go through to head-to-head battles where all four robots fight each other once. The top two then compete in the episode final - the winner going through to the Grand Final. If the robots don't knock each other out then the judges are on hand to decide the winners. Dr Lucy Rogers, Professor Noel Sharkey and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar base their criteria on aggression, damage and control - so everyone has to attack from the start. The arena contains the dangerous hazards of fire, spikes, the flipper and the iconic pit. As well as battling it out against each other, the robot teams must avoid the infamous and intimidating House Robots. Aiming to terminate anything that strays into their Corner Patrol Zone - Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal show no mercy as they menacingly patrol the arena ready to destroy.
|1||HDVideoEpisode 1||Robot Wars launch show presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. Eight fighting robot teams battle it out to get past the initial group stage to progress into the mini-league of the head-to-heads. The most famous team in fighting Robot history, Razer, makes a long-awaited appearance.||59:06||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEpisode 2||In this show we see the huge axe of Robot Thor driven by Jason, a builder from Northampton, clashing with father and son team Will and Ian from Team Shockwave. A consultant Cardiologist and his two sons cause a huge upset as their brand-new untested robot destroys much of the competition. Judge Sethu Vijayakumar discusses his work with NASA in creating androids for the Mission to Mars.||58:43||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideoEpisode 3||We see an eclectic collection of home-made robots including Glitterbomb, designed by nine year old April, which comes complete with a huge pink axe. In a Robot Wars first, a team of students bring a robot made of wood with a petrol engine and what appears to be an outboard motor for a weapon. Family team Big Nipper have an ingenious robot with interchangeable titanium weapons made up of parts they sourced from their local scrapyard.||59:10||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideoEpisode 4||Former Holiday camp Bluecoats try to flip two of the House Robots with their 'launcher' Apollo. Father and Son team Kan-Opener have a robot with huge piercing claws. Engineering students have created a future tech machine called Sweeney Todd that moves using mecanum motion to allow them to go in any direction around the arena, and PP3D has been built using a lot of 3-D printed parts.||59:10||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDVideoEpisode 5||Featuring one of the most bizarre but certainly the tallest robot ever seen on Robot Wars, Gabriel, built by Mensa member Craig and his three sons. It has wheels as tall as a washing machine and a huge samurai sword. Other robots include Thermidor shaped like a lobster, Pulsar built by 19 year old self-taught engineer Ellis, and Chompalot's dragon-styled robot.||59:00||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideoEpisode 6||The final episode in the robot fighting series presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. In this show the heat winners come back to fight. The judges must choose one Wild Card from the runners up to join them. There are many shocks and surprises along the way as every team left standing battles it out to make it to the grand final of Robot Wars.||59:10||£2.49||View in iTunes|
Destruction at its very best from the home of Robot fighting - Robot Wars!
Would be awesome if iTunes cound get the previous BBC2 & Channel 5 series though!!