BattleBots is one of my favorite T.V. shows. It is an American competition series.
BattleBots is a reality competition show and is all about robot combat. Men and Women build bots, and the goal is to win the Giant Nut, the trophy of BattleBots. It isn’t easy, and if you enter, your bot may be destroyed. It is just so fun to watch the robots fighting each other, and my family gathers around to watch every episode now! There are spinner bots, wedge bots, drum bots, and many other kinds. If the battle’s a tie, it goes to the judges. There is also a 250-pound weight limit, and many “hazards” in the bullet-proof Battle box, where the fighting occurs.
BattleBots was first aired on August 30, 2000. I know, it’s been around a while, but it interestingly has not been continually going from that period to the present day. The original BattleBots was from 2000-2002 aired on Comedy Central, and BattleBots was originally an offshoot of the T.V. series Robot Wars. Initially successful, Comedy Central tired of the show and the perfection of robot combat, and the series ended after five seasons. However, it isn’t over till it’s over, and this show was not over. In 2015, the Disney-owned company ABC revived the series, making BattleBots one of the few shows to be rebooted. A seventh (or second) season aired in 2016, and I’m hoping for an eighth (or third) season in 2017!
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