What Next???

This is a question I’ve asked on this blog before, hence the 3 question marks in the title to differentiate it from the other one.

So the 8th wars has been done and dusted for a while now- in fact, filming for the 9th wars and their associated celebrity specials are due to begin later thsi month. The celebrity specials may be airing over Christmas, and god knows when the actual 9th wars will air, but that still means there is a gap in time to fill on this blog. So what am I going to do to fill the void?

I’m going back in time, that’s what.

And by back in time, I’m going backwards through the old series of Robot Wars. I started at 8, so the next stop on this tour is the 7th wars, which I actually enjoyed for the most part despite the clusterfuck that was Channel 5. You’ll just have to watch out when I get to the grand final, because… Well, you probably already know why.

How long will it take me to get through the 7th wars? No idea. Probably a while. Will it get interrupted by the Christmas specials and possibly also the 9th wars? Yeah, it will. But I’m doing it anyway.

Header picture completely unrelated. I just loved the sparks.

Tech Trouble- Public Service Announcement

I have a long-standing rivalry with technology. Technology just doesn’t seem to like me. I probably haven’t helped that cause by putting two phones through the washing machine and dropping one down the toilet, but for whatever reason, I just don’t get on with it. You’ve already seen the problems I’ve had with font sizes in some articles here. It just happens.

Now I have a more critical problem. For the last couple of days I haven’t been able to watch videos on my computer. All I am met with is a green screen, as I shall demonstrate with the picture below

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This is rather problematic, because I use iPlayer to rewatch part of the episodes to help me write these reviews. That and I use the episode to screengrab pictures that are dotted throughout the articles. So, until this fixes itself, I’m a bit stuck.

As such, I don’t know when the next Robot Review will be. It’s a problem I’ve had before, and usually it fixes itself after a couple of days. Unfortunately the episode drops off iPlayer at 9pm tonight and I still have 3 reviews to write for this episode, but there are other ways to watch it (Which I should point out also result in the green screen, otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered with this and just written the review).

This has been a public service announcement that I’m sure none of you care much about, but should hopefully explain my potential absence over the next couple of days.


So, what next?

So, the 8th wars have finished. It was one hell of a ride too, ending in the crowning of Apollo as the new UK Heavyweight Champion. I set this blog up to recap the new episodes as they happened, but now that the series has finished, there’s one burning question left.

What now?

Well, there are a few things that will be happening on this blog over the coming weeks/months. For a starts, there are the rest of the robot reviews to complete, which will take up the majority of what is on here. But what I also want to do, time permitting of course, is start recapping some of the old series. Seeing as I’ve started with the 8th, I’ll probably go backwards- 7th, 6th, 5th etc. We’ll see. It would at least give me something to do until we *hopefully* get a 9th wars.

So that’s the plan. And if any of the 7 of you that actually read this blog have any other ideas of things I can do, I would love to hear them. For now, have a picture of Mr Psycho. I kinda miss that guy.

Mr Psycho
6ft2, eyes of blue, Mr Psycho’s after you