Spike’s Deadliest Warrior Gets Even Deadlier

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Jun 15, 2011 in Television |

Deadliest Warrior

Something about Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior has never sat right with me. While the concept seems promising, I’ve found the show’s approach to be a bit juvenile at times and the research they conduct to determine the results hardly seems scientific enough. That said, they do an impressive job of demonstrating some of the ancient weaponry, while dramatizing the action enough to keep us entertained. Next season, it seems they plan on kicking things up a notch. Not only will they add a trained Navy Seal to their cast of hosts, but the research used to determine the outcomes will be even more in-depth.

Soime of the changes include a new digital combat engine that incorporates complex weapon data, and damage probabilities over the course of 5,000 battles as opposed to just 1,000. They’ve added the ability to take into account numerous x factors, though they didn’t really go into how that’ll change the outcome aside from taking into account things like disease, diet, terrain, mental and physical training, etc. The best part is that this is all just the tip of the iceberg. Hopefully they’ll have changed enough to make the show worth your time when it premieres on July 20th. Oh yeah, and they’re planning a fantasy episode that’ll pit Zombies against Vampires.¬† How’s that even going to work?

Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to Fanboy.com, he serves as Features and Reviews Editor for the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out TimSheehy.com.


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