The Deadliest Warrior will return to Spike TV later in July for its 3rd season, and I can’t wait to see it. I know, some of you are saying, “You can’t be serious. The simulation program they use is a joke.” Well it sort of is, although it’s about as good as a computer is going to get, till someone figures out how to make one learn on its own, adapt and reason and in milliseconds, just like the human brain does. Until then, I’m not going to worry so much about the Terminator becomes reality theory. What they’re using it’s really not all that bad; it was originally developed to simulate large scale battles for video games. Not a perfect model for reality still, but not as ridiculous as some might believe. Don’t underestimate a nerd and his mission for mimicking realism.
What I love about the show however is the historical education on weapons and armor, not only from learning about new weapons, but finding out how they were used and what they can actually do to the human body. This is the selling point for me since I’m constantly researching about weapons from all ages. I am a weapons lore junkie, and it doesn't matter if it's modern or bronze. I actually have a collection of knives and swords, including a sword that was worn with a formal military uniform in Mongolia. Weapons really get my attention. This is probably why I don’t care how inaccurate their computer is. I can’t say I disagree with the first season final champions after what I saw though. Not just about learning what their weapons and armor were made of and techniques they used in combat, but their physical training as well. Spartans seemed invincible, even in bronze after the Samurai steel in tests could barely dent it. Watching a former Spetsnaz commando get punched in the chest and stomach so hard his back bowed and then just brush it off repeatedly and speak to the man punching him as if nothing was happening to him… well there isn’t much to say about who’s winning that wrestling match. So maybe their computer isn’t too far off reality after all.
I can’t wait to see the match ups this season, if you love the show or don’t, share your thoughts or feelings with me.