Robots Revenge (partially found Discovery robot combat documentary series; 2001)

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Status: Partially Found

Robots Revenge was a robot combat documentary series broadcast on Discovery Home and Leisure in 2001. The documentary series followed several teams who in the process of constructing robots before they would compete in a battle at the end of each episode.

Background[edit | edit source]

The show is relatively obscure even among robot combat fans, with little being known about the show. Based on the available video and screenshot, the premise involved documenting a team constructing their machine within an ambitious deadline. One episode featured Team Lightning as they worked to compete against Killer Carrot 2,[1] eventually facing its opponent at the end of the episode in a losing effort.

Aside from Team Lightning, a few teams from the robot combat show Robot Wars stated they appeared on the show, including Team Big Brother and Team Panda.[2] In an interview with roboteer Simon Rafferty, his team worked on both Barber-Ous, a heavyweight drum spinner who would eventually become a heat-finalist in Series 6 of Robot Wars, and The Office Party, a flipper. The documentary showed both in construction, and though Barber-Ous would be banned from competing as it was considered too dangerous, the team won a competition with The Office Party.[3]

Availability[edit | edit source]

Likely due to its relative obscurity, no full episodes have resurfaced. The only available media consists of two screenshots from Team Lightning's website, and a five-and-a-half-minute video, showcasing Lightning during the construction phase and its battle against Killer Carrot.

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Video[edit | edit source]

Video showcasing Lightning vs Killer Carrot.

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Archived Team Lightning website providing screenshots of Robots Revenge. Retrieved 9 Jul '17
  2. Team Big Brother website confirming they appeared on the show. Retrieved 9 Jul '17
  3. Robot Wars Wiki's correspondence with Simon Rafferty, discussing his team's appearance on Robots Revenge. Retrieved 9 Jul '17