In this year's io9 March Madness, we're pitting movies against TV shows, in a fight for total media supremacy. On Monday, we started off looking at TV shows set in the here and now and movies that tell more serialized stories. Now, the remaining regionals take the stage.
Top image and bracket by Jim Cooke
Today's match-ups are the Epic Regional and the Other Times, Other Places Regional. If you missed the start on Monday: Inspired by college basketball, we took 32 movies and 32 TV shows, split them in to regionals of 16 each, ranked them, and are now asking you to vote on the winners of the match ups. If you want a more in-depth explanation of how and why we did this, go here.
As is pretty typical early on in a tournament, there weren't a lot of major surprises on Monday. Even though it was the lower seed, we were a little surprised that the passionate Supernatural fans didn't manage to take down Stargate. In the movie comedy battle, number 7 seed Ghostbusters handily managed to beat the number 10 seed Beetlejuice. Our one big upset was number 14 seed Jurassic Park handily unseating number 3 seed E.T. Childhood nostalgia for Reese's Pieces was no match for the T-Rex, no matter how much her sequels sucked.
Today's questions are: Was Harry Potter or X-Men a more seminal movie series? Who wins between Batman and some damn, dirty apes? Can Xena and Hercules together take on the might of the Browncoats? Does the stellar Batman the Animated Series propel the DCAU past Cowboy Bebop? And it's the battle of the newly rebooted when Terminator and Alien meet.
To answer them, you have to vote. Voting will stay open until midnight Pacific Time tonight, so get to voting!
Other Times, Other Places Regional
Friday, March 20: Round Two
Monday, March 23: Sweet Sixteen
Wednesday, March 25: Elite Eight
Friday, March 27: Final Four
Monday, March 30: Championship Round