While we sort out what we think might be some voter fraud in the Buffy versus Brisco County match-up (yes, really – and I have no idea why someone would go to such lengths to rig an arbitrary contest like this), today’s TV Madness battle will take a look at how a robot from the future fares against a rageaholic from the ’70s.
Cameron is the last of the badass ladies in the tournament to find out if she has what it takes to get to the semi-finals. Seven of Nine has already punched her ticket, and Buffy might very well move through despite a voting irregularity roadblock. (However, one could argue that Cameron isn’t actually female, but just has female parts attached to a metal exoskeleton.) Now she’s going up against David Banner, who has easily handled his competition up until now with the help of that mean green guy waiting inside of him.
Cameron – She’s a badass robot from the future who has fought her way through a medieval warrior, an opportunistic serial killer, and (most recently) TV’s most popular Klingon. Cameron has shown that her terminating abilities are far superior to those of any mere mortal, but can she face down the Hulk?
David Banner – I was reading the comments in a recent TV Madness thread where someone stated that we should judge these characters not only on their powers and merits, but mostly on how the characters were played and how they came across on TV. This makes a whole lot of sense to me. Sure, Banner can turn into the Hulk, but his Hulk is Lou Ferrigno in green paint and a bad wig, who would smash up sets that were obviously made of Styrofoam. Yes, technically the Hulk from ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV series has all of the powers as say, the Hulk we see crushing alien spaceships in ‘The Avengers’, but they aren’t the same at all, right? I mean, if we had a tournament of Hulks, Lou Ferrigno’s Hulk would get absolutely pulverized by the CG ‘Avengers’ Hulk. So, I think it’s important that we not superimpose the abilities and badassery of ‘Avengers’ Hulk (or any other Hulk) onto the Hulk from the late ’70s.
Final Word: The original ‘Incredible Hulk’ TV series was a cheese-fest. It was fun, and watching Ferrigno smash crap was great, but really do we think that a guy covered in green paint could actually take out a Terminator from the future? Methinks not.
Cameron vs. David Banner
- Cameron (68%, 54 Votes)
- David Banner (33%, 26 Votes)
Total Voters: 80