Thursday, June 09, 2005

Duel of the Fates - the weeks ahead

I plan on doing one more exhibition Duel of the Fates segment for The Dragon Page Wingin' It show (not saying yet who the combatants will be), and then getting into the 8-character elimination tournament. The number one seed in that tournament will be President William Sterling the Black, from my forthcoming e-book and podiobook podcast, "Spherical Tomi". The remaining seven seeds? They will be determined by you, the listeners. Cast your votes for your favorite (or least favorite) SF character by sending a quick e-mail to Feedback is ok at that e-mail too. The voting results will be tallied, and the top 7 vote-getters will get to compete alongside William the Black for the Duel of the Fates Crown.
Here's a long list of suggestions, but feel free to deviate and be creative with your votes! And please remember that the whole thing is meaningless. . .

Duel of the Fates potential contestants:
Eddie (Iron Maiden’s mascot)
Gort (from "The Day The Earth Stood Still")
General Zod (from the first 2 "Superman" films)
The Shrike (from Dan Simmons’ "Hyperion")
Dirk Moonfire (from Jack Mangan’s brilliant novella "Dirk Moonfire & the Nefarious Space Women")
The Iron Giant
Prospero (from Shakespeare’s "The Tempest")
Gonzo the Great (from "The Muppet Show")
Slash (from Guns n’ Roses)
Agent Smith (from "The Matrix")
Neo (from "The Matrix")
Darth Vader
Kokopelli (from Southwestern US myth)
Cthulhu (H.P. Lovecraft wrote some books based on those 2 Metallica songs)
Molly Millions (from William Gibson’s short stories and Sprawl Trilogy)
Hiro Protagonist (from Neal Stephenson’s "Snow Crash")
Pinky (from "Pink Floyd The Wall")
Smaug (from Tolkien’s "The Hobbit")
Paul Muad’Dib (from Frank Herbert’s "Dune")
Dave Mustaine
T-800 Terminator (Arnold)
Darth Maul
Mario Lemieux
William Gibson
Captain Mal (from "Firefly")
7-of-9 (from "Star Trek: Voyager")
Tin Man (from the "Wizard of Oz")
Prince o->
Wesley, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts (from "The Princess Bride")
Hercules (from myth)
Loki (from Norse myth)
Silver Surfer (Marvel Comics)
Dr. Zoidberg (from "Futurama")
The Tick
Captain Nemo (from Jules Verne’s "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea")
Weird Al Yankovic
Oberon (from mythology)
Link (from the Legend of Zelda video games)
The big bad ship from "The Doomsday Machine" episode of Star Trek:TOS
Dr. Doom (Marvel Comics)
Boba Fett
Miyamoto Musashi
Wayne Newton
Ken or Ryu (from "Street Fighter 2" - the video game. I've never seen the Van Damme film, though I'm sure it's great.)
Mr. Incredible (from "The Incredibles")
The Jersey Devil (from colonial NJ mythology)
K-9 from Dr. Who
Elektra: Assassin (Marvel Comics)
Storm (Marvel Comics)
Haku (the dragon/boy/river spirit in Spirited Away)
Lt. Uhura
David Dunn (Bruce Willis from "Unbreakable")
Indiana Jones
Flash Gordon
Tetsuo (from Akira)
Ged (from Ursula K. LeGuin’s "Earthsea" books- not the TV miniseries)
Zhang Ziyi
Galadriel (from "Lord of the Rings")
Shaquille O’Neal
Tori Amos
Austin Powers
Marilyn Monroe
Peppermint Patty (from Charles Schulz’ Peanuts comics)
Iron Man (from the Black Sabbath Song)
Iron Man (Tony Stark from Marvel Comics)
Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in "Pulp Fiction") as Mace Windu

I look forward to your votes! Help to determine the first (and possibly only) Duel of the Fates champion.


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