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Mechanoids was a robot combat gameshow created and released between series 6 and 7 of the popular Robot Wars TV series. Described by some as "Robot Wars with blood and swearing", it was a robot combat show, focused on more remote control anthropomorphic robots, standing upright on wheeled bases, with mechanical arms. It was set in a post-apocalyptic future, with the robots destroying alien targets.
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'''Mechanoids''' was a robot combat gameshow created and released between series 6 and 7 of the popular Robot Wars TV series. Described by some as "Robot Wars with blood and swearing", it was a robot combat show, focused on more remote control anthropomorphic robots, standing upright on wheeled bases, with mechanical arms. It was set in a post-apocalyptic future, with the robots destroying alien targets.
  
 
The show had 6 episodes, and aired on BBC Three, late at night, and past 11pm. It was hosted by Nigel Buckland and Glenn Hugill, with Tuyet Li co-hosting. It was filmed in Glasgow. Each episode featured 2 robots completing a number of challenges.
 
The show had 6 episodes, and aired on BBC Three, late at night, and past 11pm. It was hosted by Nigel Buckland and Glenn Hugill, with Tuyet Li co-hosting. It was filmed in Glasgow. Each episode featured 2 robots completing a number of challenges.
  
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== Challenges ==
 
The robots completed challenges, such as:
 
The robots completed challenges, such as:
- The Furnace (Robots must drive up a ramp, pick up rods, drive down, and dump them into an incinerator)
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* '''The Furnace''' (Robots must drive up a ramp, pick up rods, drive down, and dump them into an incinerator)
- Alien Hunt (Robots must enter an arena with hanging alien bodies, and "carnoids" racing around the ground, and get points for how many they destroy)
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* '''Alien Hunt''' (Robots must enter an arena with hanging alien bodies, and "carnoids" racing around the ground, and get points for how many they destroy)
- The Nest
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* '''The Nest'''
- Death Race (No episodes found containing this challenge)
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* '''Death Race''' (No episodes found containing this challenge)
  
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== Robots ==
 
The robots involved were:
 
The robots involved were:
- Estron (Made by Team Panic Attack, the creators of Panic Attack, the winner of the second season of Robot Wars)
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* '''Estron''' (Made by Team Panic Attack, the creators of Panic Attack, the winner of the second season of Robot Wars)
- Megabyte (Made by Team Make Robotics, the creators of Behemoth, a very successful, but never season winning, entrant into Robot Wars)
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* '''Megabyte''' (Made by Team Make Robotics, the creators of Behemoth, a very successful, but never season winning, entrant into Robot Wars)
- Sidewinder (Made by Team B, the creators of King Buxton, of Robot Wars. Sidewinder was built using King Buxton as a base.)
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* '''Sidewinder''' (Made by Team B, the creators of King Buxton, of Robot Wars. Sidewinder was built using King Buxton as a base.)
- Marauder (Made at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton. Biggest and heaviest of the robots entered, at 200kg)
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* '''Marauder''' (Made at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton. Biggest and heaviest of the robots entered, at 200kg)
- Brian Damage (Made by Frog Twizzle, from Derbyshire)
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* '''Brian Damage''' (Made by Frog Twizzle, from Derbyshire)
- Ms Calvin Can (Made by Team EyeEye, who created the first walking robot in Robot Wars, "Jim Struts". And "Arnold, Arnold Terminegger")
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* '''Ms Calvin Can''' (Made by Team EyeEye, who created the first walking robot in Robot Wars, "Jim Struts". And "Arnold, Arnold Terminegger")
- Kyodai (Made by Team Big Brother, who entered Big Brother and Bigger Brother into Robot Wars)
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* '''Kyodai''' (Made by Team Big Brother, who entered Big Brother and Bigger Brother into Robot Wars)
- Buzzcut
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* '''Buzzcut'''
- Mantis
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* '''Mantis'''
- Mechatron (Made by Team Centurion, who entered Centurion into Robot Wars Season 3 and 4, and created Skeletron for Techno Games)
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* '''Mechatron''' (Made by Team Centurion, who entered Centurion into Robot Wars Season 3 and 4, and created Skeletron for Techno Games)
- Gomez (Made by Team Pendragon, who created Pendragon for Robot Wars Season 5, but did not qualify.)
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* '''Gomez''' (Made by Team Pendragon, who created Pendragon for Robot Wars Season 5, but did not qualify.)
  
 
Either Buzzcut or Mantis was made by Team Technobots, who entered M2 into Robot Wars Season 7
 
Either Buzzcut or Mantis was made by Team Technobots, who entered M2 into Robot Wars Season 7
  
 
The show, like Robot Wars, also featured some house robots, owned and controlled by the show. These were:
 
The show, like Robot Wars, also featured some house robots, owned and controlled by the show. These were:
- Assassinoid (Huge robot equipped with a saw and faux minigun)
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* '''Assassinoid''' (Huge robot equipped with a saw and faux minigun)
- Scorch (Equipped with a flame thrower)
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* '''Scorch''' (Equipped with a flame thrower)
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== Episodes ==
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The episodes were:
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{| class="wikitable"
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! Episode !! Air date !! Status
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| Episode 1 || 2003-06-11 23:25 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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| Episode 2 || 2003-06-18 23:30 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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| Episode 3 || 2003-06-25 23:10 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|-
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| Episode 4<br>(First Semi-Final)<br>Featuring: Sidewinder and Marauder. Winner: Marauder || 2003-07-02 23:10 || Status: <span style="color:green;">'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4mzqvNtiY Found]'''</span>
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|-
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| Episode 5<br>(Second Semi-Final)<br>Featuring: Brian Damage and Megabyte. Winner: Megabyte || 2003-07-09 23:15 || Status: <span style="color:green;">'''[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nchiuhBdi-8 Found]'''</span>
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|-
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| Episode 6 (The Final) || 2003-07-16 23:25 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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|}
  
 
We know of these fights, but lack the full episodes:
 
We know of these fights, but lack the full episodes:
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Dark Knight vs Ms Calvin Can (Episode 6?)
 
Dark Knight vs Ms Calvin Can (Episode 6?)
  
The episodes were:
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== See Also ==
- Episode 1. Aired 2003-06-11 at 23:25. Status: Lost
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*[[BattleBots (found game show; 2000-2002)]]
- Episode 2. Aired 2003-06-18 at 23:30. Status: Lost
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*[[Robotica (partially lost game show; 2001-2003)]]
- Episode 3. Aired 2003-06-25 at 23:10. Status: Lost
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*[[Robot Wars (lost MTV pilot of British robot combat gameshow; 2000)]]
- Episode 4 (First Semi-final). Aired 2003-07-02 at 23:10. Status: Found
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*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat gameshow; 2001)]]
Featuring: Sidewinder and Marauder. Winner: Marauder
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*[[Robot Wars Extreme: Series 1 (unaired battle of BBC gameshow; 2001)]]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4mzqvNtiY
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*[[Robot Wars: Series 8 (lost unaired pilot of BBC gameshow; 2016)]]
 
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*[[Robot Wars: The Kick-Off (lost BNN robot combat special; 2001)]]
- Episode 5 (Second Semi-final). Aired 2003-07-09 at 23:15. Status: Found
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*[[Robot Wars Revealed (partially found BBC Choice spin-off of robot combat gameshow; 1998)]]
Featuring: Brian Damage and Megabyte. Winner: Megabyte
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nchiuhBdi-8&t=1090s
 
 
 
- Episode 6 (The Final). Aired 2003-07-16 at 23:25. Status: Lost
 
 
 
  
More information about the series:
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== Further links ==
- UK Game shows entry: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Mechanoids
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* UK Game shows entry: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Mechanoids
- TVDB entry for the show: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mechanoids
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* TVDB entry for the show: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mechanoids
- TV Guide listings for Mechanoids: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=mechanoids&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search
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* TV Guide listings for Mechanoids: https://genome.ch.bbc.co.uk/search/0/20?adv=0&q=mechanoids&media=all&yf=1923&yt=2009&mf=1&mt=12&tf=00%3A00&tt=00%3A00#search
- Team Big Brother's page on Kyodai: http://www.teambigbro.co.uk/Kyodai.html
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* Team Big Brother's page on Kyodai: http://www.teambigbro.co.uk/Kyodai.html

Revision as of 23:46, 15 May 2020

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Comment: 4/6 episodes lost.


Mechanoids was a robot combat gameshow created and released between series 6 and 7 of the popular Robot Wars TV series. Described by some as "Robot Wars with blood and swearing", it was a robot combat show, focused on more remote control anthropomorphic robots, standing upright on wheeled bases, with mechanical arms. It was set in a post-apocalyptic future, with the robots destroying alien targets.

The show had 6 episodes, and aired on BBC Three, late at night, and past 11pm. It was hosted by Nigel Buckland and Glenn Hugill, with Tuyet Li co-hosting. It was filmed in Glasgow. Each episode featured 2 robots completing a number of challenges.

Challenges[edit | edit source]

The robots completed challenges, such as:

  • The Furnace (Robots must drive up a ramp, pick up rods, drive down, and dump them into an incinerator)
  • Alien Hunt (Robots must enter an arena with hanging alien bodies, and "carnoids" racing around the ground, and get points for how many they destroy)
  • The Nest
  • Death Race (No episodes found containing this challenge)

Robots[edit | edit source]

The robots involved were:

  • Estron (Made by Team Panic Attack, the creators of Panic Attack, the winner of the second season of Robot Wars)
  • Megabyte (Made by Team Make Robotics, the creators of Behemoth, a very successful, but never season winning, entrant into Robot Wars)
  • Sidewinder (Made by Team B, the creators of King Buxton, of Robot Wars. Sidewinder was built using King Buxton as a base.)
  • Marauder (Made at RAF Cosford, near Wolverhampton. Biggest and heaviest of the robots entered, at 200kg)
  • Brian Damage (Made by Frog Twizzle, from Derbyshire)
  • Ms Calvin Can (Made by Team EyeEye, who created the first walking robot in Robot Wars, "Jim Struts". And "Arnold, Arnold Terminegger")
  • Kyodai (Made by Team Big Brother, who entered Big Brother and Bigger Brother into Robot Wars)
  • Buzzcut
  • Mantis
  • Mechatron (Made by Team Centurion, who entered Centurion into Robot Wars Season 3 and 4, and created Skeletron for Techno Games)
  • Gomez (Made by Team Pendragon, who created Pendragon for Robot Wars Season 5, but did not qualify.)

Either Buzzcut or Mantis was made by Team Technobots, who entered M2 into Robot Wars Season 7

The show, like Robot Wars, also featured some house robots, owned and controlled by the show. These were:

  • Assassinoid (Huge robot equipped with a saw and faux minigun)
  • Scorch (Equipped with a flame thrower)

Episodes[edit | edit source]

The episodes were:

Episode Air date Status
Episode 1 2003-06-11 23:25 Status: Lost
Episode 2 2003-06-18 23:30 Status: Lost
Episode 3 2003-06-25 23:10 Status: Lost
Episode 4
(First Semi-Final)
Featuring: Sidewinder and Marauder. Winner: Marauder
2003-07-02 23:10 Status: Found
Episode 5
(Second Semi-Final)
Featuring: Brian Damage and Megabyte. Winner: Megabyte
2003-07-09 23:15 Status: Found
Episode 6 (The Final) 2003-07-16 23:25 Status: Lost

We know of these fights, but lack the full episodes: Mechatron vs Gomez: 100 vs 40 in The Furnace. This might be Episode 1. Dark Knight vs Ms Calvin Can (Episode 6?)

See Also[edit | edit source]

Further links[edit | edit source]