October 30th, 2012
I remember watching an episode of Cheers long ago in which they were arguing about Addams Family vs. The Munsters.
And I was just reading a thread on Fark which was largely dominated by Star Wars vs. Star Trek.
So I thought it would be fun to make a list. A lot of them are obvious. I’ll bold my choices.
1. Addams Family vs. The Munsters
2. Star Wars vs. Star Trek
3. Predator vs. Alien
4. Jacob vs. Edward…I don’t care.
5. Original vs. New Battlestar Galactic
6. Superman vs. Batman
7. Captain Marvel vs. Superman (there’s dumb and dumberer)
8. Fast vs. Slow Zombies
9. DC vs. Marvel Superheroes
10. Armageddon vs. Deep Impact (but I didn’t love the latter)
11. Original vs. New Dr. Who…pass. Too hard because I grew up with the former.
12. Star Wars vs. Empire Strikes Back
13. Star Trek IV vs. Star Trek II
14. Worldcon vs. Dragoncon (conflicted…let me go to both a few more times!)
15. Nebulas vs. Hugos
16. Sci-Fi vs. SF
17. SyFy vs. Sci-Fi
18. Urban fantasy vs. epic fantasy
19. Alternate history vs. time travel
20. Steampunk vs. cyberpunk
21. Flesh Gordon vs. Barbarella
22. King Kong vs. Godzilla
23. Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat
24. Teen Titans vs. X-Men
25. Flash Gordon vs. Buck Rogers
26. Alien vs. Aliens
27. Terminator vs. Terminator 2
28. Frank Miller vs. Alan Moore
29. Starship Troopers vs. Forever War
30. The Stars My Destination vs. Demolished Man
31. Chronicles of Narnia vs. Lord of the Rings
32. Conan vs. Elric (tough one!)
33. Left Hand of Darkness vs. The Dispossessed
34. Lucifer’s Hammer vs. Footfall
35. Dracula vs. Lestat (forgive my rock and roll bias here, it’s showing)
36. C3PO vs. R2D2 (duh!)
37. Edgar Allen Poe vs. H. P. Lovecraft (potentially unpopular choice)
38. Dracula vs. Frankenstein
39. Man-Thing vs. Swamp-Thing
40. Mormonism vs. Scientology (a push for me)
41. Brave New World vs. Farenheit 451 vs. 1984
42. Spider-man and his Amazing Friends vs. Superfriends (Wonder Dog trumps Miss Whateverhernamewas)
43. Stormbringer vs. Excalibur
44. His Dark Materials vs. Harry Potter
45. Flying Saucers vs. Rockets
46. Phasers vs. Photon Torpedoes (I confess I don’t really understand the pros and cons of each! Educate me!)
47. Darth Maul vs. Darth Vader
48. Snowcrash vs. Neuromancer
49. Blasters vs. Phasers
50. Dinosaurs vs. Dragons (Hard Choice!)
That was fun, but…what did I get wrong? What obvious head-to-head match-ups did I forget?
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