Post by RiderLeangle on Apr 2, 2018 16:45:10 GMT -5
Sorry for yet another consecutive post as well as a bump but I'm sure this is actually in the rules as there is new information (even if I'm late finding it but evidently it flew under all of our radars). BattleBots has been renewed for a season 3 of the reboot however it's no longer on ABC, It's on Science Channel as well as Discovery apparently, they're Aiming for May as far as airing, as far as taping it's supposed to take place over 2 weeks in early April and is apparently underway. Evidently 20 episodes this season.
On Discovery, there were 5 battles, with 1 of them being a rumble with three bots. Science aired a bonus 2nd rumble!
They got into the first fight pretty quickly. They also saved some time by airing pre-interview bits from competitors overlayed in the corner as teams got ready in the arena. I liked the post-fight interview split-screen with the slow motion highlight. Going into commercial after each fight, they would have short pieces of interviews and previous highlights to hype up the night's final match.
Post by RiderLeangle on May 18, 2018 1:41:11 GMT -5
I'll agree things are better than with ABC but one thing I'll give ABC credit for, uploading the matches, would have been nice if there was an official high quality upload of Tombstone vs Minotaur. Almost feels weird making that an opening round match but at the same time I guess they wanted to guarantee that fight to viewers. I'm not sure how many people know there is robot combat outside of Battlebots so they probably haven't seen any Last Rites vs Touro Maximus fights, and even then this managed to top those (I'm assuming something to do with the extra 30lbs in the weight limit giving more potential)
Post by penguincatfish on Jan 8, 2021 1:54:39 GMT -5
The new season has been going on for over a month now and it's similar to the last one, which was good.
Last season, they switched to 2-hour episodes with more teams. They also brought on Jenny Taft. The show gets more time for behind the scenes segments where they can show demonstrations, or talk about strategy, or go into technical details, or follow up on an aspect of a previous match.
This season, we still get to have spectators, not with a crowd of random people, but with the teams getting their own little sections in the stands to watch the fights.
Discovery+ is also airing a side tournament that was taped after the main season called BattleBots: Bounty Hunters. There are 6 elite bots, and one tournament for each of them. Each tournament features 8 regular bots, and the winner of each tournament gets to take on that tournament's elite bot.
Post by penguincatfish on Mar 19, 2021 16:34:46 GMT -5
Discovery is now airing Bounty Hunters for the next 6 weeks. The whole 12 episode season already finished on Discovery+. Each mini tournament is spread across 2 episodes, but Discovery is airing each tournament as single 2 hour episode which works a lot better.