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Spike’s Deadliest Warrior

May 28, 2009

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Reviewed by Alicia Glass

Studio: Spike

Age: 14+

Review Rating: 7.5

 

Histories greatest warriors, be they primitive savages or full-plated knights, are pitted together in a modern arena of experts, weapons testing, and computer technology!

 

This is actually a pretty good show, given the improbability of most of their pairings so far. Each warrior is selected, his four main weapons are chosen, his combat ability and killing power tested live, and all the information is fed into some amazingly high tech computer that pits the two in a thousand separate battles, to weed out any lucky kill shots. Seeing weapon experts from the Army come in and test things like the Viking great axe on ballistic gel dummies filled with red food coloring is a lot of fun. And the guys who are regulars on the show, the ones who attach meter readouts on the weapons and feed info into the crazy computers, they get as much of a kick out of the visiting experts who just cleaved a rack of cow ribs into steak, as we do!

 

Of course, if you’re a fan of history and war, some of the pairings and the battles won have to be taken with a grain of salt. And as soon as they passed the truly medieval battles and went on to things like Pirates (you knew they had to be in there somewheres), there was, in my humble opinion, a distinctly unfair disadvantage with the advent of guns and gunpowder. But that’s me.

 

So far, we’ve had these pairings:

 

Gladiator vs. Apache

Viking vs. Samurai

Spartan vs. Ninja

Pirate vs. Knight

The Yakuza vs. The Mafia

Green Beret vs. Spetznaz

Shaolin Monk vs. Maori Warrior

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Whether you’re a Pirate or a Ninja fan, you’ll enjoy seeing them held up to the light as the Deadliest Warrior!

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