• Who is the Ultimate Android?

    Listen to the podcast about the new bracket here and vote this week when the voting is released.

  • Money D Luffy is the Craziest Captain

    Read about his conquest here.

  • The Moon Landing is the Greatest Conspiracy Theory

    Isn't that interesting? Maybe you should check out another bracket.

  • Bill Gates is our Best Billionaire

    Check here to learn how he got the title

  • The Joker is The Purplest One

    Learn about his path to victory and incredibly close final match up.

  • The Monstars are the Best Sports Movie Villain

    Read about their incredible journey here

  • The Octet Rule is the Ultimate 8-Based Thing

    Everybody loves valence electrons

  • Gurren Lagann is the Ultimate Giant Robot

    See who he had to defeat to get there.

  • Oberyn Martell is the Hottest Game of Thrones Character

    Check out what twitter Oberyn had to say to Ygritte.

  • The Worst Pokemon Panel

    Watch the video of our Castle Point Anime Convention panel.

  • Listen to the Mad Bracket Status Podcast

    Find us on Soundcloud or look us up on iTunes and Stitcker.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Who is the Ultimate Android?

Behold the bracket! We have assembled 32 of the greatest androids in the history of popular culture with one purpose: to determine the Ultimate Android!

Since the dawn of cinema with Metropolis and the book of Asimov, blurring the line between man and machine has been a topic different writers and genres have tackled. You're looking at characters from comic books, television shows, films, and video games. We have picked out 32 we think deserve to be in the running for the coveted title: The Ultimate Android.

We decided to create two conferences. There is the first, the Servants. These are androids who are created to serve humanity in a nonviolent way. This is regardless of what they may end up doing (cough cough Ultron). We are looking at where they start. The second conference is the androids what we call the Murderers. These are robot built with a violent intention. Some want to wipe our humanity. Some want to protect it. Either way, these robots are built to kick ass. The conferences were seeded by year of their creation.

Here are the first round match ups.

1 Amazo (DC Comics) vs 16 Aegis (Persona)
2 Vision (Marvel Comics) vs 15 Sonny (I, Robot)
3 T-800 (Terminator) vs 14 Number 6 (Battlestar Galactica)
4 Johnny 5 (Short Circuit) vs 13 Jenny Wakeman (My Life as a Teenage Robot)
5 T-1000 (T2: Judgement Day) vs 12 Zeta (The Zeta Project)
6 Cell (Dragonball Z) vs 11 Femmbot (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery)
7 Robo (Chrono Trigger) vs 10 Metal Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog)
8 Zero (Mega Man) vs 9 Jack (Tekken)

1 Brainiac (DC Comics) vs 16 Baymax (Big Hero 6)
2 Rosie (The Jetsons) vs 15 EDi (Mass Effect)
3 Astro Boy (Astro Boy) vs 14 H.E.L.P.e.R. (Venture Bros)
4 Ultron (Marvel Comics) vs 13 Dorothy (Big O)
5 C-3PO (Star Wars) vs 12 Bender (Futurama)
6 Marvin (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy) vs 11 Alpha 5 (Power Rangers)
7 Roy Baddy (BladeRunner) vs 10 Megaman (Megaman)
8 Bishop (Aliens) vs 9 Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation

You can vote on the first round here. You can review the entire bracket here. Keep up with the results by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Listen to our most recent podcast featuring our analysis of the bracket at the bottom of this page. You can subscribe on iTunesStitcher, and Soundcloud. Now get out there and vote.

MBS 080 - Bracket Rangers

Behold the bracket! It is ultimate android time! We bring on George Blazeski to go through the first round of our Ultimate Android bracket.

We go over the heavy hitters! Ultron! Alpha 5! Bender! Data! But lets be real, Jenny Wakeman. Am I right?

We also start the mini brackets starting with Best Butler.

Vote all week on the bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bracketeer Interview - Cell

This week on the show, DJ and Alex sit down with the Ultimate Android himself, Cell. They get more information on his background all with the goal of determining whether he deserves to be in the bracket or not.

Vote at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls

MBS 079 - Monkey D Bracket

This week we bring an end to our record setting Craziest Captain bracket. Will is be Zapp
Brannigan or Monkey D Luffy? Maybe the one who the episode is named after. Just maybe. Find out here.
We also start talking about our Ultimate Android bracket. We go through the entire list with android experts Alex Lee and Kevin Su to determine who is worthy of entering the bracket. Will Cell make it in. Vote this week!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monkey D Luffy is the Craziest Captain

Congratulations to the Straw Hat captain himself, Monkey D Luffy, on officially being crowned the Craziest Captain.

We began the bracket a month ago with the goal of not only learning more about the competitors but learning about the nature of being a captain. Why were so many of them crazy? Does it have something to do with the realities of being in charge? Does it all go back to one or two captains in literature that started the trend? We assembled 32 of the craziest captains we could think of to get to the bottom of this.

The craziest division to start with was clearly the Sea Captains division of the bracket. It contained almost every famous pirate/fisherman captain from popular culture. To give some perspective, our Superhero division left out heavyweights like Steve Rodgers aka Captain America, both Captain Marvels, and Captain Atom. That meant that division was considered weak because the craziness wasn't inherent to being a superhero named Captain. The Sea division had Ahab, Hook, Sparrow, McCallister, Haddock, Morgan, Metalbeard and tucked away in the 6th seed out of 8 was Monkey D Luffy.

Luffy started his domination of the Sea Captains by eliminating Horatio McCallister. For those unfamiliar, that is the real name of the Sea Captain from the Simpsons. He was an early favorite who was the first of many to have their run stopped dead in it's tracks by Luffy. Luffy won with a staggering 90 percent.

Next on Luffys list was the incredibly popular Captain Jack Sparrow from Disneys Pirates of the Carribean franchise and Michael Bolton song. This was the only pirate Luffy would match up against in the bracket. In the end, while Sparrow was seemingly a crazy guy, the voters chalked his craziness up to strategic ignorance and Luffy advanced.

To finish out the Sea bracket Luffy had to destroy the progenitor of all crazy captains, Captain Ahab. We spoke with Tavit from King Post games about how Ahab was truly insane, often sacrificing the life of his crew and himself to get revenge on a sea creature. Unfortunately, he could not content with the crazy that was Luffy and lost 75 to 25.

Luffy then had to take on the winner of our Other division. This was the division with Captains we wanted to include but didn't really fit in anywhere else. The winner of that bracket was the pilot/bounty hunter/(lets be real) Smash monster known as Captain Falcon. Luffy crushed Falcon 91 to 9!

Luffy's last challenge was the man with no name, Zapp Brannigan. Winner of the Space captain bracket and coming off of the victory of Captain Underpants, if there was anyone who could stop Luffy it would be Zapp. Unfortunately for Zapp, he didn't have enough men to reach Luffy's preprogrammed kill limit and was crushed 15% to 85%.

Thank you everyone for voting. This was truly one of our most fun and interesteing brackets. You can review the entire bracket here. Keep up with Mad Bracket Status by following us on Facebook and Twitter and look out for our next bracket, The Ultimate Android. Once again congratulations to Captain Luffy for winning the Craziest Captain bracket. For more analysis, you can check out our latest podcast here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bracketeer Interview - Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Hikaru Sulu

This week we have a real treat. DJ and Dan Ward (over skype) are greeted by three members of the crew of the USS Enterprise. They sit down with Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Mr. Sulu to talk Trek. They even hail some other members of the team and we get to talk with more Captains from the bracket. 

 Remember to vote all week on the Craziest Captain bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls

Monday, February 16, 2015

MBS 078 - Brannigan's Bracket

We're almost there. This week we have Kevin Su, the original guest, on to talk about the final round of out Craziest Captain bracket. We break down the final two competitors and analyze them to determine who is truly the craziest. We also talk with superfan Dan Ward about his take on the bracket and we bring on CTO Caroline Amaba to discuss the next bracket, The Ultimate Android.

Vote at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls all week on the final round.

Craziest Captain Bracket - Week 5 Results

The end is near. We are able to narrow it down to but two Crazy Captains. Here are the results of the final round of voting.

Space and Hero
Brannigan (Futurama) vs Underpants (Captain Underpants)
Sea and Other

Luffy (One Piece) vs 5 Falcon (F-Zero)

To some extent, it is unsurprising. Futurama's Zapp Brannigan was always always a fan favorite. He had been called by many of our fellow podcasters, as well as our hosts, to win in all and he in clearly very crazy. On the other hand, Captain Luffy making it this far is a huge surprise. Clearly the fans of Monkey D Luffy came through big time to bring what would normally been considered a mildly popular contender into the final round. That means the final match up will be...

Brannigan (Futurama) vs Luffy (One Piece)

What an interesting final round. We are incredibly excited to learn which of these competitors will be able to come away with the title of Craziest Captains. There seem to be two different forces at odds here. Brannigan's crazy is pure sociopathy. He has no regard for the life of his crew. He wins at all costs. He even lies to himself and others to achieve his usually snoo-snoo related goals. On the other hand, Luffy is a childish crazy. He declares war at the drop of a straw hat. He fights for his friends and is single-mindedly in pursuit of a mythical treasure. Which is more crazy? You decide.

You can vote on the fourth round here. You can review the entire bracket here. Keep up with the results by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Listen to our most recent podcast featuring a really interview with Tivit, the creator of the Moby Dick card game, at the bottom of this page. You can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, and Soundcloud. Now get out there and vote.