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|title=<center>Mechanoids</center>
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|title=Mechanoids
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|description=lost UK game show
|imagecaption=Logo for the show.
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|startyear=2003
|status=<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found'''</span>
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|status=Lost
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|comment=4/6 episodes lost.
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|category=Lost TV
 
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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.
  
==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)
 
* '''The Furnace''' (Robots must drive up a ramp, pick up rods, drive down, and dump them into an incinerator)
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* '''Death Race''' (No episodes found containing this challenge)
 
* '''Death Race''' (No episodes found containing this challenge)
  
==Robots==
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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)
 
* '''Estron''' (Made by Team Panic Attack, the creators of Panic Attack, the winner of the second season of Robot Wars)
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* '''Scorch''' (Equipped with a flame thrower)
 
* '''Scorch''' (Equipped with a flame thrower)
  
==Episodes==
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== Episodes ==
 
The episodes were:
 
The episodes were:
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
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! Episode !! Air date !! Status
 
! Episode !! Air date !! Status
 
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| Episode 1 || June 11, 2003 23:25 ||<span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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| Episode 1 || 2003-06-11 23:25 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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| Episode 2 || June 18, 2003 23:30 || <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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| Episode 2 || 2003-06-18 23:30 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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| Episode 3 || June 25, 2003 23:10 || <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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| Episode 3 || 2003-06-25 23:10 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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| Episode 4<br>(First Semi-Final)<br>Featuring: Sidewinder and Marauder. Winner: Marauder || July 2, 2003 23:10 ||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT4mzqvNtiY<span style="color:green;">'''Found''']</span>
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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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| Episode 5<br>(Second Semi-Final)<br>Featuring: Brian Damage and Megabyte. Winner: Megabyte || July 9, 2003 23:15 ||[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nchiuhBdi-8 <span style="color:green;">'''Found''']
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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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| Episode 6 (The Final) || July 16, 2003 23:25 || <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
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| Episode 6 (The Final) || 2003-07-16 23:25 || Status: <span style="color:red;">'''Lost'''</span>
 
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|}
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We know of these fights, but lack the full episodes:
 
We know of these fights, but lack the full episodes:
 
Mechatron vs Gomez: 100 vs 40 in The Furnace. This might be Episode 1.
 
Mechatron vs Gomez: 100 vs 40 in The Furnace. This might be Episode 1.
 
Dark Knight vs Ms Calvin Can (Episode 6?)
 
Dark Knight vs Ms Calvin Can (Episode 6?)
  
==See Also==
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== See Also ==
 
*[[BattleBots (found game show; 2000-2002)]]
 
*[[BattleBots (found game show; 2000-2002)]]
 
*[[Robotica (partially lost game show; 2001-2003)]]
 
*[[Robotica (partially lost game show; 2001-2003)]]
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*[[Robots Revenge (lost Discovery robot combat documentary series; 2001)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost MTV pilot of British robot combat gameshow; 2000)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars (lost MTV pilot of British robot combat gameshow; 2000)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat gameshow; 2001)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors: Season 1 (found TNN robot combat gameshow; 2001)]]
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*[[Robot Wars Revealed (partially found BBC Choice spin-off of robot combat gameshow; 1998)]]
 
*[[Robot Wars Revealed (partially found BBC Choice spin-off of robot combat gameshow; 1998)]]
  
==External Links==
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== Further links ==
* [http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Mechanoids UK Game shows entry.] Retrieved 15 May '20
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* UK Game shows entry: http://www.ukgameshows.com/ukgs/Mechanoids
* [https://www.thetvdb.com/series/mechanoids TVDB entry for the show.] Retrieved 15 May '20
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* TVDB entry for the show: https://www.thetvdb.com/series/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 TV Guide listings for ''Mechanoids''.] Retrieved 15 May '20
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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
* [http://www.teambigbro.co.uk/Kyodai.html Team Big Brother's page on Kyodai.] Retrieved 15 May '20
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* Team Big Brother's page on Kyodai: http://www.teambigbro.co.uk/Kyodai.html
 
 
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Revision as of 20:22, 19 May 2020

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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.

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]