The BattleBots 2019 season is here!
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SPOILER ALERT: Lock-Jaw fell right into Tombstone's trap. 🤖
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Why do ppl hype lock jaw enough to put him in this fight, tombstone could have utterly erased that robot.
Very smart tactical manoeuvre by Ray. Very well done.👍
Do these stream for free anywhere?
Jarrod Darcy Weinert
I think Tombstone is going to catch a loss this season before the final.
I watched episode 2 last night. Love it !
“No robot is safe” That marketing barrel must be empty, I can tell ya that.
Rookie mistake by Donald. Fell right into Ray's trap.
“Tombstone used Guillotine!” “It’s a one-hit KO!”
I want to see mammoth vs tombstone
Holly show Cason and colton
I miss the flipper bots like Toro, T-minus, and Bronco. 🙁 Still love this show tho!
Too bad. They were winning for a moment.
Brings out my inner nerd.
Pi panoorin mo sa discovery.. bagong season.. Amie Bartolome Jr.
What network is this on now?
Terrible matchup: four UNprotected pneumatic tires?.....against that wicked spinner??
Please put the second episode on demand
Been watching since season 1
I’d like to see a mash-up of Forged in Fire, junkyard wars, and Battlebots.
But why fall for the basic bait though? When Tombstone shows off those wheels or booty, never dare to follow.
Those rubber tires got wacked
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The funny wheels are a neat idea...but this is the Battlebox, not a skating rink.
I love the ideas for the omni-wheels (I forget what they're actually called), and the ablative armor that's velcroed to the titanium.
That was a great show last night. Maybe shatter needs a man bun 😃
Looks like Beta got a makeover...
Not a good start for them
Africa and light issue..l miss this great game
Those wheels on a bot with a better primary weapon might be really tough.
They do know they were supposed to actually fire that weapon during the match, right?
Love the concepts. Imagine those wheels on a spinner.
Great concept that not quite translated into battle.
Hammer bots never go far.
Shatter is trash Spoiler alert : disengage the spike!!!!
Shatter got Shattered and also showed the vulnerability of their weapon to be ripped off. Think what a horizontal spinner could do to that thing.
Great armor tho.
Almost a good fight but the Hammer got knocked off!☹️
DUCK gets REDEMPTION!
Is beta the only hammer that hasn't been decapitated?
Might wanna try welding a hammer head on instead of having them composite and interchangable... Looks like we got another BlackSmith LMFAO! I do really like this bot tho, joking aside, the armor and wheels are genius! I'm rooting for you #TeamShatter!
Always the best
Need stronger bolts, lol.
Might wanna tighten the bolts on that hammer next time.:)
Last night‘s episode was a good one.
I still think they have potential anyhow.
The wheels are a great idea and one I think we will see more of in the future, the hammer weapon has shown time and again that it really does nothing. The timing required to make a hit it too difficult in my opinion.
What season is the program currently in?
Fun Fact: Witch Doctor has a Voodoo doll of every Nielsen Family in the US. Just saying… BattleBots on NOW, on Discovery.
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watching battlebots 17 years after being involved with the 2001,2002,2003 NC Robot Street Fighting in Salisbury, NC. The memories come flooding back. Not as elaborate as what they have today, but was just as exciting. It was put on by Chris Hannold and lots of help. Just wondering if any of those team are still right today....
Justice for DUCK, awesome bot
Wow, it's time for some new judges! Black Dragon won that match!
I cannot wait to see mammoth and bronco on the arena someday
Black dragon was awesome! That wasn't fair, they should have won 🙁
Failed bot drivers became failed judges. Black Dragon clearly won that.
Black Dragon had that!!!!!
I agree. Black Dragon got cheated! Fire the judges!
Witch Doctor!!!!! Well deserved win!!!!!
How do you spend the entire match on fire, be the aggressor of the match, and then lose by decision? Black dragon was robbed.
Black dragon got robbed
Please get new judges!! They suck harder than gravity!
Yeah black dragon won, bull shit of a call
Agreed! Black Dragon got robbed!
They got the Whiplash/Minotaur decision right
They lost their weapon AND a drive belt and still done that damage to Texas!!! ON FIRE! Bull Shht they won
Another episode another bad judges call
Judges suck! Almost as much as the announcer.
Darren King, you see Black Dragon get robbed?
I think that girl judge just votes for whatever other girl is driving no matter what the actual match was. Black dragon absolutely got robbed and these judges need to be fired. The hosts could judge it better. Absolutely ridiculous and extremely biased.
I'm seeing some real inconsistancy in how the refs are counting down. There are some bots like with witch doctor that they say, "I need to see some movement" a couple times before they count. Others, as soon as there is no movement, they start counting. That inconsistancy isn't fair. I've seen other bots get counted out in the time that they gave Witch Docto before they even started counting.
Bullshit judges - Even Stevie Wonder & Blind Freddy could see that Black Dragon was the winner Were the two judges that voted for Texas, Texans because they weren't impartial
The judges with glasses... need new glasses .... :/
Black dragon was robbed! They should have won.
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Two words: reliability issues. Those are the two words that sum the episode up. Never even thought I'd see this many cases in a single episode, but it's only the second episode, everyone's fresh & having what's practically test runs of sorts. HUGE vs SOW... well, I was expecting the wheels to snap like styrofoam plates being whacked by sledgehammers, the duel was inevitably gonna end the way it did, but it was sort of impressive to see those wheels bouncing & taking those hits for quite some time. Black Dragon vs Texas Twister... oh c'mon, Texas Twister was practically being bullied 'round the box. Shame the dragon ended up burning itself before the battle even started. DUCK! vs Bombshell... the nuke still has the same weakness from last year. And as for DUCK!, the changes it underwent makes it a more versatile bot. Quacking at its downed foe & that ground-slamming victory breakdance... wow! Shatter! vs Witch Doctor... well, it was still hard to land a blow on the sorceress... & in a single swipe, the hammer head was gone... then, as per Witch Doctor's deal, victory must be repaid with the roasting of the body. Mammoth vs Axe Backwards... damn, that Mammoth sent that drum out. That's what you call a K.O.! First hooking & lifting the enemy by the axe (& damn, it really did seem like an elephant lifting a foe with its trunk) before whacking them out of the arena, best moment of the night! No doubt the behemoth would have been crippled & be brought crashing down had the drum of Axe Backwards worked & chewed on all its wheels though. As exciting as Mammoth is, as much as I want to see more wins from it, I bet Hypershock, the fragile speedster, would have blitzed those tires before its own insides begin smoking (I am not belittling Hypershock, BTW, I actually even wish it has more success & becomes more formidable in the future, heck, despite having realistic thoughts about them, I wish Deep Six & Mammoth epic or at least decent victories... knowing that either Bite Force, Tombstone, or Minotaur will take that nut in the end does not stop me from wishing others at least get their glorious moments, like Whiplash laying the beatdown on Bronco last year). Captain Shred vs Wan Hoo... it's like Black Dragon vs Texas Twister, only this time, the dominating, curb-stomping force in the fight gets knocked out (screwed up on the inside, typical for full-body spinners), leaving no room for debate on a judge's decision. Cap'n, you were so close to greatness! Makes me wonder how Chronos & Gigabyte plays out. Mintoaur vs Whiplash... good to see Whiplash locking horns with the bull. This is the second time we see Whiplash butt against a drum (first time was against Yeti)... it's like that time when Whiplash fought Touro Maximus, except... well, both bots don't exactly seem to be in top condition. Minotaur seems neither as fast nor as powerful as it is supposed to be, & Whiplash can't lift (it's the reverse of the fight against Touro, when Whiplash can lift, but the disc was dead). If both were in top condition, we would have gotten the same result, with Whiplash becoming a matador, but the way how it would have played out would have been more spectacular, with both bots putting up a more brutal fight & raising the applause to almost the same level of praise & cheering as Tombstone vs Minotaur from last year. I can let this pass... it's only episode 2. I know that better, more satisfying days will come in later weeks.
If I have this right, Shatter can move like Alcoholic Stepfather did. It is amazing to watch. That being said, I would think WD would take it out sans any armor.
We STILL have it recording on 2 different channels on DISH and nothing records. And no, nothing is interrupting either one. We give up.
How did Texas Twister win? Those judges need to get their eyes checked! Black dragon got underneath them almost every time! That was favoritism big time. Black Dragon should have won easily. What did Texas Twister do? NOTHING! Black Dragon did most of the damage to themselves by charging the other team.
Yeah we wouldn't want the two bots getting stuck because of the armour now would we?
I was worried for you, for like 10 seconds! Whooo witch doctor!!!
It doesn't matter, they always lose.
What was this, another 2 or 3 hour long program, that when I cut out all the commercials, BS, and those ridiculously long countdowns before each battle, the ACTUAL BATTLES combined only ended up being... 22 MINUTES!!! Now I can watch the battles without the BS! And not waste 2 or 3 hours of my life like all the poor slobs that watch it live in real time.
I thought I was the only one wondering if Witch Doctor's armor changed.
Ray Billings: great bot....but he’s is such a tool
This will be a fun one to watch!
Our secret’s out 😱
Andrew Beau Clark
this a new season not a rerun from last year right?didnt know it came back.
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I love Minotaur... But Lets Go #VasquezFamily & #Whiplash!
Pat Stenhouse 🔥🔥
No need words about my favorite. MINOTAURRRRRR!
I was really excited about the fight, too bad the upgrades let down. I hope they get this sorted out before the next fight. Go Minotaur!
I'm rooting for Whiplash, but Minotaur's taking this one.
Minotaur will go for the wheels. Unless whiplash changes the design to have some form of protection this is minotaur's fight to win
Man what in world happen to Minotaur they need pull old bot back out ASAP
Black dragon won that match.
Baddas drumm spinner , Daniel's angry face ,excellent driving = minotaur will win 🙂
You need 2 new judges
Wait, so this is another episode (2?) then the one shown this wednesday? So you need to watch it all on two channels?
This is Minotaurs year! Let’s get it RioBotz!!!
You guys got the best bot..Just a couple tweaks ...
I think Minotaur will win this by going for Whiplash's tyres just like Bite Force did.
Pretty anticlimactic main.
The debut of Duck! after getting screwed last year. Vendici Mia! The Quack Attack is Back!
Not sure who to root for since I’ve not seen much of Whiplash but it should be fun to watch!
Minotaur is incredibly durable and fast. Whiplash is a serious bot, but I don't think they can keep up with minotaur's ferocious attack style, especially since the bot is fresh.
The game face attitude of Mr. daniel hehehehe. Viewer here from the Philippines
this is sports for me now. don't care to watch UFC or NFL anymore. #battlebots4life
Live on twitch too?
Any chance to watch events other way than Discovery or SCI in Europe?
Minotaur e Daniel Freitas, dupla perfeita
Great job Duck! You deserved the W. Thanks for being willing to fight Bombshell and great sportsmanship.
That. Was. AWESOME!! Duck has been completely redeemed!
I like what Duck's done with the weapon this year, but can't help but feel it is going to make it less durable and that's Duck's biggest strength. Even though I've got Duck in my BB Fantasy team, I think Bombshell has this one
This is going to be a great fight!
I love the marketing, but a lot of people have taken it way too far by accusing Bombshell of cheating for most of the last year 🙁
Duck looked awesome
#JusticeforDuck tonight! Way to go!
You need 2 new judges
Looking forward to this fight either way, both are great bots! 🙂
I feel like many people don't understand that designs like Duck are what caused Battlebots to die back in the early 2000's. For that reason, I appreciate the new "do damage or go home" policy that the judges seem to be implementing.
Hannah Carmichael John Carmichael Anthony Malone
Oh yeah! It's on! #JusticeForDuck 🦆
Yeah!!!!! What the duck happened?! KO’d by 🦆!!! Vengeance for being robbed last season!!!
Blame the rules not the judges
Way to go Duck!!! 😊
Jarrod Darcy Weinert
I'm going to laugh when Duck gets KO'd. There's no Gigabyte to help you by being an arena hazard this time!
Lost respect for fairness with the first episode and the bot's tooth getting stuck, by the rules the bot must release, did one time but not another and then that bot with teeth blames the other.....
I hope duck gets ko'd
I hate being that guy, but I think Bombshell DID deserve the win. Bombshell was the only bot that actually KO'ed another opponent while Duck! just pushed around the dead bots that killed themselves. Lucky died early, Gigabyte died in the box, Red Devil had its tread ripped off by Bombshell and stopped, and Valkyrie ran into the screws and never bounced back.
Maybe after Duck loses this match, all the Duck fanatics will finally shut up about how it was robbed last season. All's fair in love and robot combat.
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I would love to, but Facebook isn't allowing me to connect my PayPal for some reason. This is the third time this has happened.
Do they get to see the bonus fights without having to try to watch science channel?
HOW DO ONE BCOME A supporter
Steve Barker you replaced Tabor as the flag bearer but most people wouldn't even notice xD
Well worth it guys 🙌🏼 🤩
Kenny: Would you guys rather see robots making love or fighting? Jack: Fighting I guess. Kenny: Could you tell the difference? Jack: Probably not.
Mail? Email? Give it to Tom, Ray?
How are you suppose to send the 5$???
#JusticeForDUCK! is all we need to say about this Fight Card. Oh, and SOW vs HUGE, a new team from Brazil, an omni-wheeled hammer, our first team from China, and a MAMMOTH - WHAT!!! Tune-in tomorrow night for BattleBots: 8pm on Discovery (check local listings for exact times).
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I love huge....but good luck hopefully wheel be good tomorrow
I love you Huge, but R.I.P.
Holy mammoth!!! I was sure mammoth was going to get shredded. Can't wait to see how the top end bots strategize against it
I'm not too sure about Ducks new design. I am looking forward to Witchdoctor! They did great against tombstone in the fight night. I think this is the year for Witchdoctor to take the nut!
Loving the new season!
Words can’t describe how much I am excited to see Mammoth just because I have no clue how it works
I can’t wait to see how Witch Doctor looks against Shatter!! They were amazing in the Twitch/Amazon fights!!
Duck is awesome! 👏
Love the 2 hour episodes. Also I am slightly worried for huge. I’m sure we all remember huge vs icewave. I don’t want that to happen again.
Excited to see: Minotaur Huge vs. SOW Witch Doctor Mammoth Gigabyte
Huge is my baby but he’s about to have a bad night. Sorry about your luck Shatter 😞
This one is rough. My pics: Capt. Shred Mammoth Witch Doctor Duck Texas Twister Huge Minotaur
Was not expecting the angry UPS dolly to win!!! What a battle!
Top 16 going into this episode: 1. Cobalt 2. Quantum 3. Sawblaze 4. Tombstone 5. Kracken 6. Hypershock 7. Gruff 8. Death Roll 9. End Game 10. Lockjaw 11. Valkyrie 12. Ribbot 13. Rotator 14. Blacksmith 15. Marvin 16. Gemini Some may say it’s too early to start with this game, but for me, it’s never too early. Just like last time, I’m mainly judging based on overall performance meaning a high quality bot like Tombstone can still fall behind if it struggles to win a bit more than its fellow winners.
Hmm some interesting matchups here but I’ll have to go with— Gigabyte Capt Shred Mammoth Witch Doctor Bombshell Black Dragon SOW Minotaur
I was hoping for HUGE vs Mammoth, but I dont know if the battlebox is big enough
Unfortunate that huge is going to become a huge pile of parts so early in the year it was kinda amusing to watch it struggle
SOW, but HUGE can survive long enough. Black Dragon since the team had beaten Minotaur and Minotaur is really strong. Bombshell, wedge and spinner combo Shatter!, since it has won Orlando Makers Faire Mammoth, its design is too weird for Axe to exploit Wan Hoo, endurance Minotaur, it has beaten Bronco Gigabyte, more power
Witch Doctor is one to keep an eye on this year. SOW vs Huge? Is that even fair? Huge and Mammoth would be cool to see. I'd like to see Duck get some payback.
I have two things to say... cobalt and tombstone
Anything with Adam Savage is fantastic
these two shows back to back almost makes it worth buying cable but.... nope
Where the heck is beta😕😕😕
C'mon Minotaur! My pick for the championship!
So my picks Whiplash SOW Texas Twister GO FUZZY Duck! Shatter Mammoth Capt. chicken sorry i mean sherdorator Chronos
The Brothers Vasquez had an amazing 2018 season, but do they have the maturity and the muscle to take on top driver Daniel Freitas and the Brazilian Bull Minotaur? Tune-in to find out on BattleBots: Tomorrow night, 8pm on Discovery (check local listings for exact time in your area).
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This should be a great fight. We know what Minotaur can consistently provide, but Whiplash is a great bot, with a great team that pulls through quite often. I'm really looking forward to this one
What a great show! 👍
Whiplash was tough last year, but it takes a special bot to out-drive Minotaur.
Since the wheels are exposed on whiplash, they will need to have excellent driving.
You guys have the worst broadcasting and program data of any shows I have ever recorded in the almost 20 years since I started dvring. I love battlebots but trying to watch and record it is a chore in and of itself.
Everything I love in a fight. Destructive weapons and driving mastery.
This one is 50/50, but if I had to choose who I WANTED to win, whiplash. This would have been "the battle of the hated" (for me), but not anymore though.
This will be an interesting one, I bet Minotaur is going to go with a slower spin to start to challenge the mobility and driving of Whiplash. Will Minotaur feast on exposed wheels or will it get flipped like toast, I'm staying tuned to find out!
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Once the wheels are hit it's donezo for whiplash
This match will come down to the better driver. I think Whiplash has the better driver but Minotaur has has a great driver as well. This could go either way
That’s gonna be a great fight. I didn’t know I wanted this fight until this was posted.
What a fantastic main event coming up!
Should be a fantastic fight!
This is one of the 2 episodes I attended. Waving to the camera!
I was there and can't wait to watch it on TV!
Minotaur is gonna win it all this year !!! I want to see the rematch with tombstone !!!
Still rootin for Yeti and Biteforce !
Can't wait to see the sparks fly!
Minotaur will get the win
If minotaur gets to the wheels whiplash is done
Going with minotaur
We'll soon see what's inside of whiplash 😀
It will be a tough one but, i am going with Whiplash.
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Tombstone redemption this season but maaaaan a lot of comp this yr
I was horrified by the blatant racist “poem” Faruq used to announce the new Chinese team. I’m surprised they didn’t walk out in protest! Shame on Faruq for resorting to stereotypical racist remarks and shame on Battlebots for allowing it! Boo!
I've been cheating myself this entire season! Just realized I have science channel 🕵️☠️💀
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Jarrod Darcy Weinert
You need 2 new judges
Incredible opening night BattleBots 🤩
where watch in live bottlebots.??
Dang it! Don't get Science channel
Omg its on too many times!!! WHY?!!! I enjoyed the show, but does it need to be ON SO MUCH?!!!! 🙁 can't record other shows.
Where can i see the whole version of episode 1 Battlebots 2019 ? I'm from Belgium, we don't have here: Science Channel... And on you tube i cannot find the whole version of Battlebots 2019 episode 1. It is only 41 minutes. Has someone a link too 'you tube' for the whole episode 1 of 2019 ???.
Who won cuz i dont have science channel
Gruff was awesome! Can't wait to see more.
When and which channel will it be airing in the uk?
Question, anyone know of Sci on hulu will be picking this up?
ZAM-O BAM-O 💥🤖💥
recorded the 10:00PM show...had to fast forward it 10 minutes before the first fight 🙁 there was only 4 fights and 2 were "quick" knock outs :(...so about 7 minutes of fighting to 53 minutes of bullshit!
Where can i watch this????
Doesn’t it seem like the best performers have virtually no way to get underneath it and has the wedge in the front to get underneath its opponent?
It's recording right now!
Check time if you live on the west coast
What's the difference between the Battlebots on the Science Channel and the Discovery Channel?
Freaking love battle bots!! wooohoo!!!
Ok so is gruff tiny or is Marvin gigantic? I always thought gruff was a really big robot when I watched it fight at robogames
Duck! Will return with a vengeance! Vendici Mia! Never Forget!
Any way to watch after the fact? I am watching the Stanley Cup
When is actually this week day battlebot fight coming up??
Why is Lockjaw still a competitor? 2001 called; they want their battle bot back
Who has the science channel 😒