Deadliest Warrior is a show found over on the Spike network, and well, they’re really switching things up this season. The show is about which warriors are the deadliest (obviously) and what they do is take information on historical or modern warriors and their weapons, then they use the info to determine which of them is the “deadliest” based upon tests performed during each episode. Usually the show sticks to real historical figures, but this summer they’re delving into the world of fiction and doing episode were they test who is deadliest – vampires or zombies.
From Spike’s website:
“Vampires! Zombies! From Dracula to Romero and everyone in between, these two creatures have terrorized and tantalized pop culture for decades. Finally, Spike TV will answer what we’ve all been wondering: who would win in a fight? Find out by watching the new season of the hit series, Deadliest Warrior, coming Summer 2011!
The third season of Deadliest Warrior will step outside the confines of history in a special fantasy episode featuring two icons of horror: vampires and zombies. Experts on the undead from both film and fiction will lend their expertise on this hotly discussed topic, as Team Zombie and Team Vampire join Deadliest Warrior regulars Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian to make their case for who is, indeed, the deadliest.
One thing is for certain; this will be a matchup that Warrior fans won’t soon forget!”
While the idea sounds cool enough, I am curious as to how they’re going to pull this one off. I mean, zombies are pretty straight forward, they are almost always the same in nearly every book and movie. But there are a shit ton of different types of vampires, so how will they figure out which is deadliest? Think about it, some vampires in fiction are pretty weak and humanlike, they don’t have kickass powers or anything other than bloodlust. But then there are other vamps that kick some serious ass, they have a whole plethora of amazing supernatural abilities. So how will Deadliest Warrior accurately determine who is deadlier? What type of vampire will the pit against the zombies? I’m guessing that they’re going to go the stereotypical route with the fangs, hatred for garlic, stake in the heart and so on.
What do you guys think of this upcoming episode? Who do you think will win, vampires or zombies?