Welcome to Senor's BattleBots Beat, the best BattleBots review series that posts on Thursdays… that doesn't routinely mention a "Bad Dragon." (Just a hunch, don't Google that one at work. Or at your family computer.)
Last week, we had some fantastic fights and rumbles, and Tombstone and Minotaur nearly broke the
A long time ago (2015 does feel like an eternity), the most-recognized American robot fighting tournament came back to TV. Yes, BattleBots came back, and there was much rejoicing. I covered the second season of it for this very website! And by covered it, I mean recapped the already taped
So they finally posted all the rumbles (the last one took a week to repost because they fucked up the sponsor stuff in post or else this would have been up in a timely manner dammit), so hell with it, let's do one last write-up! Not only that, but you
All right, it's that time, for the last time, it's robot fighting time.
For old friends, welcome back! For new friends, welcome to the final BattleBots recap of the summer. I'm your friendly neighborhood Senor Weaselo. We've been following this season's BattleBots since the competing robots were announced back in April,
Greetings from a remote location somewhere. I'm your friendly neighborhood Senor Weaselo, and this is the thing where I talk about the robots. Better yet, last week brought the return of new episodes! Unfortunately my house doesn't have TV, I don't know if we have Wi-Fi, and I don't have
Welcome back to another week of filler while BattleBots is on Olympic break. Last week we went over the 11th to 20th-best fights in BattleBots history as determined by noted BattleBots fan Senor Weaselo. (That's right, I'm giving myself honorifics now.) We had fights from as early as 2001 and fights as recent
Hi everyone, Senor back from two weeks of playing musical theater for a two-week break before going back to play more musical theater. Which means I can re-take the recaps! For those of you who missed Rikki's excellent job of filling in for me, we ended the round of 32
Last night saw the first four matches in the Sweet Sixteen, with the second four coming next week. Here's what you missed:
Minotaur vs. Warhead
Minotaur is my pick to win the whole tournament, and showed no signs of slowing down here. Warhead was one of the oddest looking robots in the competition,
Last night Battlebots pushed through the final eight matches in the Round of 32 to set things up for the Sweet Sixteen, which meant we got four full fights and four cut matches. Here's what happened:
Beta vs. Overhaul
Beta is a strange bot, in that its main motion is reminiscent of
SAAAAAAN FRAAAAAANCIS… oh right, they're in LA this year, silly me.
So, we are now officially into the knockout rounds of this year's BattleBots tournament. 32 robots go into the Box, one will eventually come out with the electronics of broken machines on one wheel and the Giant Nut on the
INT. TALK SHOW SET - DAY
A pair of robots begin to materialize onto the lavishly appointed set of a talk show. The audience cheers their arrival vociferously, hooting and and hollering as the two forms solidify.