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navyson
05-19-2010, 09:13 AM
Has anyone else watched this TV show?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadliest_Warrior (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadliest_Warrior)
It's a show that compares warriors from different countries and eras and ........... oh, just check out the link!:D It's a really good show in my opinion, the wife's not much for it though.:mrgreen:

pdf27
05-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Saw one episode, once, and wished afterwards I could get the half hour I spent watching it back. Unmitigated tripe, and the comparisons are pretty much nonsensical - like kids in the playground playing Top Trumps.

32Bravo
05-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Nothing like a little escapism, but no, I haven't seen it. :)

navyson
05-20-2010, 08:44 AM
Saw one episode, once, and wished afterwards I could get the half hour I spent watching it back. Unmitigated tripe, and the comparisons are pretty much nonsensical - like kids in the playground playing Top Trumps.
"Unmitigated tripe":lol:, oh well, I thought the shows were interesting. Kind of like our "What If" threads we get here once in a while. Btw, what is Top Trumps? Must go by another name here in the States maybe...

tankgeezer
05-20-2010, 11:25 AM
I have watched a couple of episodes, the weapons, and their uses were interesting, but the folks running the show were making a soap opera out of it with the overly dramatic narrator, and poor dialog writing. I was amused by the Waffen SS Vs. the Viet Cong show...

pdf27
05-20-2010, 12:12 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Top_Trumps - kids card game. The programme is on about the same intellectual level.

Iron Yeoman
05-20-2010, 04:24 PM
I watched the first series it was nothing more than as you Americans say 'smack talk' all the way through. It was about as scientific as Jacob Zuma's theory that having a hot shower after sex somehow protects you against AIDs. Mildly amusing...yes, accurate...no

Still good for a giggle.

boxerrick41
05-28-2010, 03:55 PM
I think it is entertaining for the weapons demonstrations if nothing else. if a soldier or war enthusiast cannot be impressed by the skill of some of these fellows handling these weapons, it is shameful. Yes, it reeeks of smack talk and political correctness . The GS-9 vs SWAt was a fine example. I LOVE THIS SHOW

Iron Yeoman
06-01-2010, 03:48 PM
I think it is entertaining for the weapons demonstrations if nothing else. if a soldier or war enthusiast cannot be impressed by the skill of some of these fellows handling these weapons, it is shameful. Yes, it reeeks of smack talk and political correctness . The GS-9 vs SWAt was a fine example. I LOVE THIS SHOW

Not for the serious historian but defintely proper weapon porn. One thing I will heap praise on the show for is showing what effect weapons have on the body. Those replica body parts they annihilate during the show are pretty impressive.

Ulquiorra
06-18-2010, 12:32 AM
I love deadliest warrior! Awesome show.

Finnishbastard
10-08-2010, 05:31 AM
Good entertainment, but definitely not a document.

heimwehr danzig
01-16-2011, 11:06 AM
Deadliest Warrior is awesome! Trouble is the channel that screened it in the UK is now a gonner!
My fave was Waffen SS vs Viet Cong. I understand that some former SS men joined the French foces in Indochina, so these two forces have actually faced each other in reality (sort of)
I doubted that the Rajput warrior would have beaten the Roman Centrurion though!