Jul 1, 2011

I'm a Weapons Geek, So? - The Deadliest Warrior

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.


  1. I've never heard of that show, but it sounds interesting. Will definitely check it out!

  2. The first two seasons are on Netflix streaming if you have it.

  3. I really need to get some swords... No self-respecting fantasy author should be without some swords and throwing knives. A nice crossbow perhaps. As it stands, all I have is a tennis racket if a burglar breaks in.

  4. lol, I have a bat I keep by the bed, although now I have an alarm system that would make any burglar bleed from his ears. I actually have throwing knives in my collection. They are really cool, some of my favorites. I never thought of a crossbow, but that would look awesome hanging on my wall. That and a Yumi bow. I would love one of those too.