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    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2010
    Not to mention "Sonny" Puzikas. I loved that guy. He was like a friendlier, but scarier version of the Kurgan from Highlander.
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    -That is the best desc. I think I've heard of that man.
    And now I will imagine him running around, chopping off people's heads with the kurgan's sword and grinning.
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2010 edited
    Apparently Sonny is trying to make the jump to Hollywood. He's already in something called Sinners and Saint. Later on he'll play "Special Agent Keith Klein" (really Sonny? Keith Klein? whatever buys your Vodka, dude...) in Hit List

    I have to state that my personal favorite Sonny moment was in Back for Blood when he hits Geoff and then explains that no, in truth, his punch was maybe 30 - 40% of his actual power. Sort of like "It's not like I want to hurt you, silly Canadian person."
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    ..they need belts for those dummies.
    I saw that one clearly lost his pants!
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    They should spend more time on strategy/tactics for these modern fighters. It's less interesting without much hand-to-hand stuff involved.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    There's a videogame on the way you know. Which does make some twisted kind of sense really.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2010
    So, something that's bothering me about the Rajput/Centurion team up.

    All of these people are supposed to be some kind of expert regarding the team they're on, right? If that's so then the guy who thought that chainmail would be proof against a primarily thrusting weapon needs to go back to school; thrusting weapons get in between the links with the point and the force of the blow pushes the point in, bending, separating, and opening the links. Chainmail is proof mostly against cutting weapons as it absorbs impact over the length of the cut and flexes in order to let the cut glance off (that's why butcher's still use very fine chainmail gloves).
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    Tonight: Celt vs Persian Immortal

    and wow they're doing some generalization in the celt. They might as well say "Ye olde ancient from europe".
    Lolz. There were only a few hundred celt tribes/nations...."Sharing a similar language" Didn't know germanic and irish were similar.
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    Glad they're back to more interesting weapons in this ep.
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    omfg did you see what the club did?!!
    • CommentAuthorlooneynerd
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2010
    Pretty much saw that one coming. Armor and discipline always seem to be the telling factors in this show when technology is balanced. Plus I've played enough Rome total war to back up what they're saying.
    • CommentTimeJun 15th 2010
    For my part it felt like they flat-out lied in interpreting the results of the first two weapons. The longsword was clearly unable to penetrate the Immortal's armor. The Ax was able penetrate both the helmet and the leather.

    Honestly, if they just had to make sure the Celts and the Immortals had two weapons each with the edge, why not give it to the Celt spear? Why contradict results we can clearly see with our own eyes?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010

    Because they did the same thing with the Centurion vs. the Rajput? They gave the edge to the axe despite the fact that the katar made up for the second most amount of kills after their sword (but still made up nearly half the Rajputs kills).
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2010
    I recall they also did during Capone vs. James. They tested the Bowie Knife, which delivered horrible damage and then they tested the Stiletto, which did not. And they gave the edge to the stiletto when every other time they give the edge to the weapon that delivers the most damage.
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    KGB vs CIA tonite.
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2010
    I found that one to be mildly silly. And it pretty well said it all that the most effective weapons by far were the two submachine guns. The rest of the weapons were more gimmicks than anything else.
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
    You know, more and more, I appreciate Sonny Puzikas. A professional guy who knew his stuff and didn't need a bunch of macho crap to pump himself up.

    I figured it was pretty clear that Vlad was going to win, but the Vlad experts made me really kind of cheer for Sun Tzu, who was, ultimately, more of a fictional conflation of a bunch of Chinese generals. If they really wanted a legend vs. legend matchup, they should've put thirty Chinese generals against Vlad as an actual vampire.

    Beyond that, the weapons were cool and I did like the way that the Vlad expert redeemed the hand cannon by showing its effect in hand to hand combat.
    • CommentAuthorPow
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
    I'm disappointed by the lack of Max 'MAX GEIGER' Geiger but the first episode pf S3 was quite fun. The older Napoleon guy was a good laugh and there was a suitable amount of carnage.
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    Also missing Max Geiger and his glowy (alienware?) laptop. The touch-table (Is that one of those microsoft ones??) was kinda cool. The older Napoleon guy WAS amusing. I wanted a bit more splatter, but that's just my inner gore-hound coming out a bit. Washington's sword was interesting; the actual combined shape of the blade was well-showed in the show in a way that doesn't come across in the photos I've seen of his sword(s). Annoyed they didn't have him a red-head, or mention his self-confidence issues, but then again who wants to hear our first president wanted to hide out in a wigwam instead of be a general?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    but then again who wants to hear our first president wanted to hide out in a wigwam instead of be a general?

    Or, then again, be President.