Ninja vs. Spartan? Jesse James vs. Al Capone? Who hasn’t spent a lot of hours arguing with their friends over who was the toughest mofo of them all? Probably every guy has at one point or another. Heck, even nerds and geeks probably argued about who would win in a fight, Superman or The Hulk, Jar Jar Binks or Tribbles, etc. Which makes this news that SpikeTV has renewed “The Deadliest Warrior” for a third season a cause for celebration.
Mack, a Navy SEAL and former host and producer of “Future Weapons” and “Weapons That Changed The World,” joins the cast for the new season. Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise. Mack will provide viewers a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and provide insight into the specific military strategies of all the featured warriors. His expertise with soldier craft and military hardware comes from his experience as a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs. During his service tenure, he participated in numerous tactical operations with SEAL Team ONE and TWO. While at SEAL Team TWO, he was attached to the training cadre as the Leading Petty Officer of Land, Mountain and Arctic Warfare. He also has over 30 years experience in the martial arts, studying such systems as muay thai boxing, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, aikido, jujitsu, savate, arnis and karate. Mack joins series regulars Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian for season 3. Desmoulin, a biomedical engineer and karate black belt, is in charge of creating and executing all of the various and often intricate tests that are performed and subsequently entered into the show’s computer system. Dorian analyzes the lethal potential of each attack on the human body and discusses the type of medical treatments which were available at the time to treat such wounds.
The 10-episode third season of “The Deadliest Warrior” will premiere in Summer 2011.
One suggestion for the show, though: they need to tweak their scoring system, which doesn’t take into account a fighter’s specialty. For instance, the Ninja vs. Spartan battle? It’s completely wrong. Of course a Ninja can’t win against a Spartan if you put them head-to-head, out in broad daylight, face-to-face. That needs to be tweaked, because in darkness, the Spartan is DOA nearly 100% of the time. So why in the world would the Ninja fight the Spartan in broad daylight?