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“ Here's a full fight card matching up more than a dozen other movie monsters, tough guys and villains. ”

Scifi deathmatch!

Super Deatch Cage Match

Sci-Fi monster super death cage match

Wed 11 Aug 2004 | 20h37 GMT+1

After some heated discussions about Terminator and our hosting (the site was offline for more then 5 hours yesterday), we thought it was time for some fun.

So here is an cool article about a sci-fi deathmatch, including a clash between the Predator and the T-1000 and a Borg against Marvin the Martian ;).

We've had 'Freddy vs. Jason,' 'Alien vs. Predator,' so what's next?

"Alien vs. Predator" is only the latest example of that perennial sci-fi subgenre known as the crossover - where two characters from two different series cross into one another's storytelling territories. In the case of "AvP," you can even divide it further into the sub-subgenre known informally as "Who'd kick whose butt?"

A huge source of inspiration for this sort of fanboy matchup is the great Marvel/DC split - that is, the fact that almost all comic-book heroes fall into two major groups by virtue of which company publishes their stories, and almost never meet in an official context. The recent four-issue "Avengers vs. JLA" series, co-published by both companies, was a rare example of this.

But why stop at Aliens and Predators? Here's a full fight card matching up more than a dozen other movie monsters, tough guys and villains. For now, in keeping with the "Alien vs. Predator" theme, we'll limit the battlefield contestants to those from science-fiction films, and wait until another day to pit Dick Van Dyke, Angela Lansbury and Andy Griffith against each other in a "Diagnosis: Murder" vs. "Murder She Wrote" vs. "Matlock" fight to the death. Now there's a grudge match.

Hunting season is open

In this corner: The Predator from "Predator" (1987)
In that corner: The T-1000 Terminator from "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991)
And the winner is: T-1000. Two relentless hunters face off against each other, both spoiling for a victory after their humiliating losses to Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Predator's invisibility trick will be useless on a machine that has no trouble seeing in infrared. And the T-1000's shapeshifting abilities make it nearly impossible to kill, and completely invulnerable to the blades the Predator keeps in its arsenal. On the other hand, the only two things that seemed to slow down or stop the Terminator were extreme cold (like a tankful of liquid nitrogen) or extreme heat (like a vat of molten iron) - and the Predator has access to laser weapons that might be able to melt his liquid adversary in a way he won't be able to bounce back from. Still, on balance we give this one to the Terminator.

A smorgasbord of smackdown

In this corner: The Borg, from various "Star Trek" shows including the movie "Star Trek: First Contact"
In that corner: Marvin the Martian, from various Warner Brothers cartoons including "Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century."
And the winner is: Marvin. It's no contest, really. While the Borg are obviously far more powerful and will be able to assimilate the little helmeted guy very easily, the whole concept of "assimilation" will backfire on them. Because when they add Marvin's technological and cultural distinctiveness to their own, they absorb the terrible cosmic bad luck that attaches to every Warner Brothers cartoon villain. The next time the Borg attack the Federation, they'll attempt to destroy Earth with one of Marvin's Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulators, which are guaranteed to malfunction, leading to the total destruction of the Borg fleet. Marvin survives because like every WB character, he is effectively indestructible (just very, very unlucky). He flies off into space clinging to a piece of Borg Cube wreckage, waiting to be rescued by Daffy or Bugs.

More clashes between different movie stars, include:

  • 'Alien Queen' vs. 'Shelob the spider'
  • 'The Amazing Colossal Man' vs. 'The Amazing Shrinking Man'
  • 'Galactus' vs. 'Darth Vader'
  • 'Heston' vs. 'Heston' vs. 'Heston'
  • The Thing' vs. 'The Blob'

Click top link to read all about them!

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