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Friday on the Discovery Channel.
Here's the blurb from the website --

Great News BotFans! BattleBots is back! Our 2019 season will begin airing on Discovery Friday, June 7th and Science Channel Wednesday, June 12th (with extra footage!). The new season will be two blocks of 8-episodes (16 total with a mid-season break). Each episode will be 2-HOURS LONG complete with incredible fights and amazing behind the scenes footage from the Pit (where the robots are repaired between battles). Don’t miss the all new, Botastic, 2019 BattleBots!




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It's a fun show to watch. Highly recommended!
 
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I like to watch, but consider DVR nearly mandatory for that show. Skip the commercials and skip some of the intro to each fight. Just give me the fighting and I watch a little bit of the pit stuff...


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I have loved this show for years, glad to see it coming back.

My son and I never miss an episode. Some very creative engineering happening, and of course the carnage




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I like to watch, but consider DVR nearly mandatory for that show. Skip the commercials and skip some of the intro to each fight. Just give me the fighting and I watch a little bit of the pit stuff...


Agreed. I just fast forward through most of the filler.
 
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Some great battles tonight.


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Thinking Rotator would have a chance if they learned how to drive backwards/put the spinner on the back.

It was good to see Valkyrie get their yap shut.

Good stuff.



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Some comprehensive butt kicking tonight. Big Grin




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Death Roll might be a contender if they can figure out how to keep it stable.

The biting bots actually seem to be effective this year.


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the hammer bots never seem to do much damage.

It's good to see a bunch of new bots involved. Tombstone is just a beast




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Duck! vs. Cobalt was as entertaining a fight as I've seen, dedicated spinner beater vs. devastating spinner. A match for the ages. Eek Eek




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Duck! vs. Cobalt was as entertaining a fight as I've seen, dedicated spinner beater vs. devastating spinner. A match for the ages. Eek Eek


I'm not sure what impressed me more, the resilience of Duck or the good sportsmanship of Cobalt's crew afterwards. My almost all standards, they had Duck "in the bag"! Amazing match! I love this show!


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I like the show but the play by play guys could tone down a bit.


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Bronco... once one of the best, gets spanked all season long.




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Bronco... once one of the best, gets spanked all season long.


Yeah, if you had wanted to bet me $100 at the start of the season that Bronco would go 0 and 4 I would have taken that bet in a heartbeat.


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Seems odd that the guy who ran Nightmare to victory now has Duck! with a ramp.

Nightmare kicked ass and had the only answer for Biohazard (If you aren't familiar with Biohazard, imagine a pissed off floor tile that never quits). SOW was designed just for Biohazard.

Hydra is currently the closest thing to Biohazard, just a lot higher and better flips.



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Bronco... once one of the best, gets spanked all season long.


Yep, and though not as ineffective, Tombstone is not so invincible either. Tombstone seems as likely to damage themselves as the opponent. Also struggling in a surprise, Minotaur.

It seems the most consistent form-factors this year are vertical spinners, not drums. Massive hits and damage, elevating opponents but less likely to throw yourself the opposite way.




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Yay! I don't have to listen to that loud mouth b***h from Valkyrie anymore! Woo Hoo!

Donald Hutson looked more like Col. Sanders going through a hen house.

Too bad the rakes didn't work, but the eggbeater didn't either.

ROTATOR spelled backwards is Blacksmith +1

Copperhead would have won if he had gotten around to the side of Whyachi... wait a minute... Nevermind.

Cobalt v/s Minotaur v/s Battlebox. The box lost, I'd hate to have to judge the other two and explain why.

Who do you guys think will be able to pull it off?



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Whyachi vs Hydra would be cool to see brother vs brother.

Donald Hudson just violated Scorpios.




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It seems to be the most competitive season yet. Old dominators stumbling and perennial losers moving on. Epic destruction this year but full three minute toe-to-toe battles too.

I think I'm most surprised by Huge, amazing durability -- except against big horizontal and full body spinners -- and a surprisingly effective vertical spinner itself. They're not going to win it all but, what, 4-1 against strong competition?! Yikes.




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