Later this month, Syfy is set to premiere the Real Steel-like robot battle show Robot Combat League. Today we have a video interview with host Chris Jericho as he talks about how intimidating the robots are and what the series has to offer viewers. Check it out ahead.
If you've seen the movie Real Steel, you know that the story is set in the near future and follows a father and son team who are "coaching" (operating) a giant, human-like robot that will fight with other robots in boxing matches. Apparently, that technology is not that far off. The video below features WWE star Chris Jericho as he talks about the show, which he's hosting. He references Real Steel, along with a great little Terminator mention as well.
"It's a little bit scary. It's like Skynet. Twenty years when the robots destroy the human race, we're gonna know that we saw it here first on the Syfy channel."
So, the robots featured in the video don't look quite as advanced as the ones we saw in Real Steel, but these ones are real and not only are they certainly very big, but they seem pretty strong as well. There was one that looked like it had a Cylon raider laser eye. It'll be interesting to see some of the other robots featured.
And maybe this is weird, but I sort of like that this show finds a way to loosely tie wrestling in with sci-fi. Seems like that's a match that's just been waiting to happen, doesn't it?
Robot Combat League premieres Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Syfy.
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