I’m not sure exactly what started the great nerd debates of the internet. No, I’m not talking about Mac vs. PC, or operating system wars: I mean the old pirates vs. ninjas that somehow morphed to include zombies, vampires, werewolves, Aliens vs. Predators, and other, more supernatural factions. In the original iteration, you could use actual historical facts to claim a winner (ninjas, duh), but things have gotten more, well, complicated.
Just last night, Spike’s Deadliest Warrior stepped into the great debate, at least for the specifics of a zombie/vampire skirmish. According to a post on Wired:
Science is the answer! Seriously, the methodology is kind of fascinating (in a very geeky way, of course).
It seems whenever a monster group gains traction in genre fiction, it will naturally be pitted against the others. Is it a quirk of human psychology, or simply a wonderfully geeky hobby? Whatever it is, I think I’ll put my money on the zombies, if there are enough of them. Then again, vampires can turn others into vampires, too. Hmm….