The Best Robot TV Shows on Science
Finding a good Robot TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Robot TV shows of all time streaming on Science.
What it's about: BattleBots promises to wow viewers with next generation robots—bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will focus on the design and build of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event.
Where to Watch: 53 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 1 other). 40 episodes (56%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Science & Discovery). 44 episodes (61%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
2. Robot Wars
What it's about: Robot Wars was a British game show modelled on a US-based competition of the same name. It was broadcast on BBC Two from 1998 until 2003, with its final series broadcast on Channel 5 in 2003 and 2004. Additional series were filmed for specific sectors of the global market, including two series of Robot Wars Extreme Warriors with U.S. competitors for the TNN network, and two of Dutch Robot Wars for distribution in the Netherlands. The fourth series of the UK Robot Wars was brought to the United States on TNN as Robot Wars: Grand Champions in 2002, and hosted by Joanie Laurer. In 2003, the roboteers themselves formed The Fighting Robot Association and with their associated event organisers, carry on participating in competitions for new audiences. The series involved teams of amateur and professional roboteers who made their own robots to fight against each other in both friendly and tournament matches. As well as fighting each other, they had to avoid the "House Robots", which were not bound by the same weight or weapon limits as the contestants. Robot Wars had peak audiences of 4 million, and was commercially successful in its merchandising.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Science).