James Marsters knows what he likes, and he knows what people like to see him in. From Buffy to Angel to Smallville to Torchwood, he's made legendary appearances on some of the greatest science-fiction and fantasy shows of the past decade, and he's about to start yet another. Marsters will tackle the role of religious fanatic Barnabas, the man behind the Caprica bombings for a multi-episode run on Syfy's new series Caprica. Never ones to turn down talking to Spike, we sat in on a conference call to ask him about his character, whether he'll return to Torchwood or the Buffyverse, and what he thinks of all these new vampires running around.
My favorite reality show on television (totally serious), Deadliest Warrior, has been picked up for a second season by the good people at Spike, because it is awesome. It is! The way they pick the winner of each battle is dubious and everything and that's a valid complaint, but people who don't like the show because of that are missing the point entirely. The show is great because of the weapons experts who guest in every episode. They're amazing. Remember that terrifying Spetsnaz guy? That guy needs a spinoff he's so entertaining. But gushing aside, last season had some awesome fights ("Mafia vs. Yakuza" was particularly fun, and "IRA vs. Taliban" had a flame thrower!) and some WTF fights (Maori vs. Shaolin Monks? On the real?!), so I think we should just put the fights we'd like to see out there now, before some ridiculous "Angelina vs. Aniston" episodes go into production.
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