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Latest revision as of 10:38, 28 April 2022

Mechanoids.JPG

Logo for the show.

Status: Partially Found

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 (Made by Martin Gutkowski, of Team Anarchic Engineering, who entered Draven into Robot Wars: Extreme, and the rebooted Robot Wars)
  • 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]

Episode Title Air Date Status
Episode 1 June 11th, 2003 23:25 Lost
Episode 2 June 18th, 2003 23:30 Lost
Episode 3 June 25th, 2003 23:10 Lost
Episode 4
(First Semi-Final)
Featuring: Sidewinder and Marauder. Winner: Marauder
July 2nd, 2003 23:10 Found
Episode 5
(Second Semi-Final)
Featuring: Brian Damage and Megabyte. Winner: Megabyte
July 9th, 2003 23:15 Found
Episode 6 (The Final) July 16th, 2003 23:25 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]

External Links[edit | edit source]