10:00am
Gangland: Root of All Evil
11:00am
Gangland: Dog Fights
12:00pm
Gangland: Blood Oath
1:00pm
Gangland: Basic Training
2:00pm
Gangland: Clash of the Crips
3:00pm
Gangland: All Hell Breaks Loose
4:00pm
Gangland: Capitol Killers
5:00pm
Gangland: Stone to the Bone
6:00pm
Gangland: From Girl to Gangster
10:00pm
Cops: Blood and Scars, Bro!
10:30pm
Cops: Tazed and Confused
11:00pm
Birth of a Rivalry: Curran/Pitbull 1
12:00am
The Fifth Element (1997): Fifth Element, The (1997)
3:00am
3:30am
10:00am
Men in Black (1997)
12:30pm
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
3:12pm
Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)
6:07pm
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989)
9:10pm
Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Blood On the Sand: Sun Tzu vs. Vlad the Impaler

by MariShapiro   June 29, 2010 at 12:14PM  |  Views: 291

Historical quibbles aside, this is a battle that does one of the things I love best about Deadliest Warrior - it reaches across time and space to compare two of the most unlikely candidates for a fight. We're looking at a gap of roughly 2,000 years between our combatants, and that raises a big question: will Sun Tzu's ancient Chinese technology be enough to overcome Vlad's medieval European armaments? Can brain overcome brawn, especially in a one-to-one fight between men who are better known for standing with their armies?

Despite the relatively primitive armaments we'll see in each warrior's hands tonight (more on those here), we'll be seeing ancient incendiary weapons put to the test. While the effectiveness of flame as a weapon isn't in question, its ability to shape and control the battlefield, especially between two opponents is something I wish we'd had the opportunity to spend more time on.

Additionally, this episode features one of the more gruesome execution demonstrations we've seen to date on the show. You can probably guess what it is, but it's just as horrific as you can imagine.

That's it for this week. Be sure to check out tonight's episode, and as usual Geoff (@GeoffDesmoulin), the Doc (@DrDorian) and I (@MaxGeiger) are around on twitter.

Until next time, morituri te salutant,

Max


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