Re: ROBOT: "Robot Wars" Continues To Burgeon

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Jan 11 2002 - 21:14:42 MST

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:

> Robot Wars, the smash-hit BBC2 programme, is now one of the biggest global
> moneyspinners in television. Its success when it launched in 1998 astounded
> many - no-one could have predicted the appeal of twisted metal, chainsaws and
> jets of flame.

But JR, twisted metal, chainsaws and jets of flame are inherently appealing.
Wicked cool. It has all the elements of good entertainment: engineering,
physical struggle, humor, destruction, etc. I am astounded we got all the
way to 1998 before someone figured out how to make money with
these things. {8-] spike

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