I’ll watch it!

May 4, 2009

Browsing for news of TV show pick-ups and the like, I stumbled across the following snippet over at Scifi Wire (or should that be Syfy Wyre?):

Heroes star Milo Ventimiglia is set to appear in and co-produce Ultradome, a new scripted Web series in which warriors from sci-fi’s most popular franchises settle hypothetical disputes in a special effects showdown.

“My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectual debate … like whether Captain Kirk is tougher than Spock or if Middle-earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine,” Ventimiglia said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “With Ultradome, we can bring these debates to the public and settle them in the most logical way possible: through armed combat.”

In each three- to five-minute episode, two characters engage in a heated debate—”Who’s tougher, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones?”—then are transported to a stadium where the duo engage in single combat using all the weaponry, skills and pop culture touchstones from their respective hero’s creative arsenal.

Sounds fun, eh? I’ll keep an eye out for it. I hope viewers get to suggest future matches.. mwahahaha.

Doing a small search, I discovered the basis for the pilot episode:

The Ultradome pilot episode, “Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings,” is currently in post-production, and additional episodes are slated to follow.

They’ve certainly not started small then…


One comment

  1. I’ll definitely watch it! Sounds like Celebrity Deathmatch, except for characters I care about 😉

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