Are either of these still alive? BattleBots had a few good seasons
on Comedy Central, Robot Wars was on PBS then G4. Do they
exist on some obscure channel or, in Robot Wars case, on British tele?
What similar 'bot competitions are around?
Some people still stage their own battles, but on TV these types of
shows have pretty much gone the way of the Hula Hoop. TV has a limited
attention span, with new shows constantly trying to replace the old
ones. They no longer air Gilligan's Island, for example.
--BB and RW died due to a lawsuit that took place during the
"network consolidation" wars. Bottom line: when the lawsuit was over there
were no networks left that were interested in the events.
--Many competitions are still going on, but the prizes are smaller.
The Robot Fighting League is an OK place to look for contests. URL: