Robotica, a new TLC series
designed to capatalize on the latest robot
craze. The show has 4 competitors, split into two pairs, they go head to head against each other in 3 events, until two are removed and the remaining go on to a deathmatch
The first event, is a race
around a figure-eight style circuit, in the opposite direction so they meet each other every lap. Each lap is worth 10 points, and the robot with the most points gets a bonus 20 points.
The second event is a maze, where the robots must race to the centre, encountering such obstacles like revolving spikes on paddle like doors. At the end they have to pass under a waterfall
to the centre.
The third event, is basically plowing through a bunch of stuff, like bricks and paint buckets, and finally a hundred pound safe.
After totalling the points up, of each pair, the robot with the most points goes on to the end, a deathmatch on a platform with sides that drop after a certain amount of time expires. The robot who gets pushed off, is the loser.
The show though, is a rip-off of Battlebots
, Robot Wars
, and the British TV-show Robot Wars
. Most similar to the last, as the Robot Wars TV Show had similar obstacles and what not. The competitors are not as lethal as the ones seen on Battlebots
, as they tend to look more like Remote Control cars, then whirling blades of death. Oh yes, it also has a annoying host, but it has the token pit babe
. Also, it doesn't have the usual restrictions, Robot Wars
states that you can't have any form of fibre projectile (IE: no nets, or uhh.. flying string), nor can you have flammable liquids and fire. This one, robot
on Robotica, had a flamethrower
:) Granted, the affect on another robot with metal armor was nill, the sheer coolness of it was worth watching.