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BattleBots to return

by on Mar.11, 2008, under Television

OK, this isn’t really SF, but I thought there would be interest…after its spectacular debut and just-as-fast disappearance from television over 5 years ago, Battlebots, the remote-controlled gladiatorial competition, will return to TV this summer, with a deal on ESPNU and ESPN2. The focus will be a “middleweight” collegiate competition, but the also hope to have a heavyweight “Pro” competition as well that will be taped at the same time. They don’t want old, beat-up robots either – they seem to have an eye at marketing toys. And “wedges” need not apply – they want visually – and physically – striking robots, since excitement == ratings…

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