DeFlip Side #135: Sci-Fi Madness! Round 1


Sci-Fi Madness Sudden Death

We need to break some Round 1 ties before we advance to Round 2! Polling has reopened for Buck Rogers vs. Star Trek: Enterprise, and The Greatest American Hero vs. Smallville.

Please cast a new vote, even if you’ve voted before!
Polls close at 10 a.m. EST, 4/5/13

Winner: Star Trek: Enterprise 75%

Winner: The Greatest American Hero 50.33% (by one vote!)

Other Round 1 results can be found below!

Welcome everyone. I’m Christopher DeFilippis and this is DeFlip Side.

And it’s time for DeFlip Side’s Sci-Fi Madness!

Look, as a non-sports fan, I’m getting pretty sick of seeing basketball every time I turn around. And if you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking for a little respite by now. So I figure, why let the sports geeks have all the fun?

Dribble on by, March Madness. DeFlip Side’s Sci-Fi Madness is taking the court. And the competition is for nothing less than the greatest Science Fiction television program of all time!

First round brackets have been seeded—a boggling array of genre shows, from 1950s classics to current day favorites. Which is better, The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits? The Greatest American Hero or Smallville? Speed Racer or Knight Rider? Vote below!

For the first round, I’ve tried to pair shows that are thematically similar. For example, Star Trek: Deep Space 9 is pitted against Babylon 5. So some of the first round picks are going to be tough. But since bracket placement is completely random, we should wind up with some interesting competitions—and stunning eliminations—as the rounds progress. There will be six rounds in all, each lasting for five days, whittling the sweet 16 down to the elite eight down to the final four, until the top two TV shows duke it out in a three day battle royale, and one is crowned champion.

So check in frequently right here to vote for your favorite shows and become a part of DeFlip Side’s Sci-Fi Madness! You can also follow the tournament and get updates and reminders on our Facebook and Twitter pages. And while you’re at it, retweet us, and share our Facebook posts. Tell your friends! Tell the neighbors! Wake the kids! The more people participate, the more furious the competition will be!

So who’ll win the big dance? Will Star Trek dominate or will we see a Red Dwarf Cinderella story? The choice is yours! Join in DeFlip Side’s Sci-Fi Madness!

First Round Results

Winner: Knight Rider 72%

Winner: The Walking Dead 65%

Winner: Xena 78%

Winner: Babylon 5 50.77% (by one vote!)

Winner: The X-Files 74%

Winner: Futurama 85%

Winner: Twilight Zone 87%

Winner: Wonder Woman 57%

Winner: Hitchhiker’s Guide 65%

Winner: Quantum Leap 90%

Winner: Firefly 74%

Winner: Star Trek TOS 85%

Winner: Supernatural 83%

Winner: Classic Doctor Who 55%

Winner: TIE–See Sudden Death Results Above

Winner: Space 1999 84%

Winner: Robot Chicken 87%

Winner: Falling Skies 51 % (by one vote!)

Winner: Lost 56%

Winner: TIE–See Sudden Death Results Above

Winner: Max Headroom 74%

Winner: The Addams Family 60%

Winner: Game of Thrones 63%

Winner: Battlestar Galactica 80%

Winner: Stargate: SG1 69%

Winner: Alien Nation 68%

Winner: The Six Million Dollar Man 63%

Winner: Tales From the Crypt 74%

Winner: Torchwood 73%

Winner: Farscape 85%

Winner: Str Trek: TNG 80%

Winner: Bewitched 70%

Thanks for voting! Check back for results and we’ll see you in Round 2!