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    Deadliest Warrior

    Who'd win in a fight: a viking or a samurai? What about a pirate vs. a knight? Or a ninja vs. a Spartan?

    These sound like the kinds of questions posed around 2 a.m. when the bar is about to close or you're just screwing with the n00bs on Sherdog. They also sound like the premise for a new series on the Spike network.

    Each episode, "pits two of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other." Series regulars include a biomedical engineer who collects technical data during each fight, a doctor who "analyzes the lethal potential" of the battles and a "computer whiz" who runs simulations of the matchups.

    The whole thing is a weird blend of high-tech gadgetry, bloody warrior showmanship and pure fantasy. The result could either be fascinating or terrible, but at least they're trying something new.

    It premieres April 7 at 10 p.m. ET. All of the matchups I mentioned in the first paragraph are actual episodes, though the first ep pairs a gladiator against an Apache. No shit.

    More info:

    http://www.spike.com/show/31082

    Sounds lame. I'll watch it.

    #2
    I hope everyone involved with this TV show dies of colon cancer.

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      #3
      Great, thanks. I'm now going to spend half an hour in front of the television with either an entertained look on my face or:


      Considering SpikeTV's track record, I'm predicting that I'll be doing the latter of the two. I hope you're happy.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Rivington View Post
        I hope everyone involved with this TV show dies of colon cancer.
        ... because nothing this eyeball-explodingly awesome should ever be allowed on television?

        I concur.

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          #5
          Why do they make it so cheesy?

          Imagine a tv show where they discussed real martial arts techniques and interviewed know celebrities about how they do it and their special tips for how to apply those techniques:)

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            #6
            I am 90% sure that this show was created by D&D geeks, most likely out of conversations that stemmed from the gaming table itself.
            The fool thinks himself immortal,
            If he hold back from battle;
            But old age will grant him no truce,
            Even if spears spare him.

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              #7
              Deadliest Warrior...Brought to you by the nerds that REALLY REALLY loved Fight Science.

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                #8
                You know, if we get a couple more shows like this, they can start thier own channel that runs Fight Science, Fight Quest and this show 24/7.

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                  #9
                  The version of this show where they pit various animals against each other by using mechanical simulacra was actually watchable.

                  Animal face off it was called, I believe.

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                    #10
                    Hell with it, sounds like fun to me.

                    The "hidden agenda" in these shows is that in between the kickass CGI graphics, awesome slow-mo shots and way cool weaponry demos, they're sneaking in information on science, history and culture to an audience that would run a mile rather than watch a "serious" documentary. It's education wrapped in cheese.
                    Check out the Bullshido.net Western Martial Arts Forum for all things Western, martial and arty.

                    Bartitsu: the Gentlemanly Art of Self Defence (est. 1899)

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                      #11
                      I can't bring myself to watch this stuff.
                      SEANBABY:

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by DdlR View Post
                        Hell with it, sounds like fun to me.

                        The "hidden agenda" in these shows is that in between the kickass CGI graphics, awesome slow-mo shots and way cool weaponry demos, they're sneaking in information on science, history and culture to an audience that would run a mile rather than watch a "serious" documentary. It's education wrapped in cheese.
                        Mmm... deep fried knowledge....
                        The fool thinks himself immortal,
                        If he hold back from battle;
                        But old age will grant him no truce,
                        Even if spears spare him.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Rancid Pantaloons View Post
                          Imagine a tv show where they discussed real martial arts techniques and interviewed know celebrities about how they do it and their special tips for how to apply those techniques:)
                          No, because those so-called, 'experts' would tend to be
                          the pot-bellied, 55 black belted, soke-this and that, that
                          this site is intended to go after.

                          Like this wack-job:
                          http://www.attackproof.com`
                          http://www.bullshido.net/forums/show...t=john+perkins


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Rancid Pantaloons View Post
                            Why do they make it so cheesy?

                            Imagine a tv show where they discussed real martial arts techniques and interviewed know celebrities about how they do it and their special tips for how to apply those techniques:)
                            Sadly this type of show would appeal to a small number of viewers in the grand scheme of things. I believe the History channel had a special a few years back where a group of scientists [everything from engineers to anthropologists] got together along with some folks who are experts at recreating ancient weapons and put this kind of stuff to a somewhat scientific test. I can't remember the name of the program now... of course.

                            Sadly a show about Z0MGZ v1K1NgZ sw0RDZ vs. t3H S4MUR4IZ will appeal to a large percentage of SpikeTV's viewership.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by thaclient View Post
                              Sadly a show about Z0MGZ v1K1NgZ sw0RDZ vs. t3H S4MUR4IZ will appeal to a large percentage of SpikeTV's viewership.
                              Perhaps if they made it interesting. . .

                              > Vikings & Samurai -vs- The French

                              > The Huns & The Zulu's -vs- The French

                              > All of Sparta & The Samoans -vs- The French

                              See?
                              Interesting!

                              With the outcome in doubt each week,
                              it will produce riveting TV!

                              :new_popco
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