Last Update: 7-21-2009
I've been getting a lot of tweets and e-mails asking me about whether or not there will be a second season of Deadliest Warrior. I figured I'd just answer them right here, unofficial FAQ style. I'm usually the last person to know about these things, but you'll know what I know, when I know it.
So, on to the questions:
Q: Will there be a second season of Deadliest Warrior?
A: YES, and according to press release, maybe a book and a game. See more here.
Q: When will Deadliest Warrior be released on DVD/Blu Ray?
A: I have no clue. I'll let you know when I know something.
Q: Will it have Bonus Features?
A: I hope so, but fingers crossed there, chief.
Q: I'm a big fan of the show, how can I show my support/get the word out/do something to make a second season happen?
A: Like any other piece of media, we get evaluated by how many people watch the show, how much money we bring in, and what sort of buzz we generate.
Since you've probably already seen the show, you can get your friends to watch. Word of mouth is incredibly powerful.
If you want to buy the show, that's awesome. It's a direct vote with your dollars that you want us to come back. Deadliest Warrior is currently available in SD on iTunes, Xbox LIVE Marketplace, PSN Store (whose website is unlinkable crap-- thanks, Sony), and Amazon.com's Video on Demand service.
We've already got an unprecedented number of comments here on Spike.com, (which is why we started The Aftermath), but more is better. Even better than a comment here is a post on your blog, your Facebook, or your MySpace-- it gets the word out to other people, and thanks to the magic of Google blog search and RSS, we know about it. We're also in UR TWITTERZ READIN' UR TWEETZ thanks to their search+RSS functionality. YouTube isn't bad either.
Did you know that in this glorious age of Web 2.whatever-we're-calling-it-now, that creating your own social networks can be done in under 5 minutes? Someone told these guys, and they made this one: Deadliest Warrior Fans Online.
You can also join the Facebook fan page, or start your own group.
Basically, make a thing about us, put it on the internet, and it helps.
You can also just tell Spike directly via their Feedback address. It's at the bottom of every page here on Spike.com, but because I love you, I'll put it right here: email@example.com
Q: Will there be a Tournament of Champions?
A: Probably not. There are dozens-on-hundreds-on-thousands of warriors, matchups, and weapons that we'd like to see before we create a Round Robin or Elimination tournament. Also, please stop asking, because every time someone asks for a tournament, I hear the phrase "Tournament of Champions" as only Christopher Walken can say it. It was awesome at first, but now it's getting creepy.
Q: Will we ever see a rematch? Maybe with different weapons?
A: Probably not. Again, there are a lot of other weapons and warriors we'd like to test first before we dig back through what we've already done.
Q: Where can I learn more about Slitherine Strategies and the games they make?
A: Check them out at http://www.slitherine.com. They're good dudes and they make solid games as an independant studio. Shame on you if you don't support indie games.
Q: What's the best way to submit a matchup I want to see?
A: Probably via firstname.lastname@example.org. I won't collect and compile all of them, so don't send them to me. I don't get a definitive say in the matchup process. It's great that you want to see Nazi vs. Zombie or Batman vs. Superman, but that's really not what makes a good matchup.
Q: Will you ever do Pirates vs. Ninjas?
A: I don't know. I hope not-- this meme (along with Monkey/Robot and Caveman/Astronaut) has been around so long, everyone is so deeply entrenched in their beliefs couldn't change your mind even if we wanted to-- and no matter the scenario, someone would take issue with it (not stealthy enough, not nautical enough, etc. etc.). Get the entire internet to reach a consensus on how we should simulate the fight, and then MAYBE we'll do it.
Q: But Max, you have the data from the two episodes... just... run it!
Q: But you can just tell me! I promise I won't tell anyone!
A: Yeah, right. Once you know it'd be like trying to get Douglas Adams to shut up about the secret of Life, The Universe, and Everything.
Q: I'll bribe you!
A: I hope that bribe can cover my ass when it gets sued for giving away the answer with enough left over to support me in a tropical paradise well into my old age. There's a reason I ain't eBay'd this shit, son.
A: No. You'll have to bat fight it out of me. And Geoff taught me how to break a man's neck, so this could get ugly.
Q: Will there be a Deadliest Warrior video game?
Q: Where can I learn learn more/ask you questions/hang with you dudes on the net?
A: I'm on Twitter as @MaxGeiger and Geoff is there as well, surprisingly enough as @GeoffDesmoulin. The charming Kieron Elliott is there as (you can probably guess this) @KieronElliott. Dr. Dorian is the least prolific of us, and the only one who is too cool for school and shortened his name to @ArmDor. It's OK though, because he's busy SAVING LIVES.
Geoff has a website where you can learn that his middle name is Thor. Kieron's website can't really hope to be that awesome, but has a ton (or is that tonne?) of cool stuff too. I don't have a website because I want to keep my middle name a secret.
Q: Are you going to do more individual [ie, named, like William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu] warriors? (Courtesy of Seilerm)
A: Maybe? I would imagine there will be a push to do it if William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu had strong ratings, particularly against our average ratings. If it got significantly lower, well, I don't think they'll roll the dice on one like this again. If it's somewhere in between, it'll be a judgement call. I can imagine a few named battles that would be interesting in their own right, but at the same time, it's easier to look at two (very good) hypothetical warriors rather than get caught up in the prick waving that happens between legendary warriors. With "known" fighters, you get a lot more what ifs from the experts "XXXXX would have done it like YYYYY instead of ZZZZZ." It's the difference between arguing about which sports team is better and arguing about who is the better athlete. That alone is why it was worth trying, but a bit of a diversion.
That's it. I'm overdrawn at the ol' brain bank, so if you've got any other general questions for me, let me know and I'll try and answer it here. Thanks for a hell of a first season, dudes.