There are a whole galaxy of sci-fi heroes out there, and more fantasy stars than you can dream of. From Doctor Who to Game of Thrones, Arrow to the Walking Dead, iZombie to Sense8, it has never been a better time to be a genre fan.
But who is the ultimate Sci-Fi & Fantasy Champion? There’s only one way to find out…
Sixty-four titans of the genre will face off against one another in head to head polls. Winner moves on, loser is knocked out, until only one is left standing. This triumphant Sci-Fi Champion will then move on to compete in TV Champion 2015, a chance to prove once and for all that sci-fi/fantasy is the perfect television genre.
You can see the full first round here, but here are our picks for the tastiest match-ups as battle commences…
Group B: Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who) vs Gemma Chan (Humans)
The new old man of sci-fi takes on the robotic star of Humans, this summer’s surprise sci-fi breakout hit.
Group B: Norman Reedus (Game of Thrones) vs Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones)
It’s battle of the fan favourite bad-asses, as Bronn takes on Daryl.
Group B: Bertie Carvel vs Eddie Marsan (both Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell)
Let’s call it a rematch.
Group C: Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) vs Jamie Clayton (Sense8)
The young queen of social media against the scene stealing star of the intriguing Netflix only drama.
Group D: Billie Piper vs Eva Green (both Penny Dreadful)
It’s always a tough call when co-stars go up against each other in Champion, so second order associations might come into play. Will the former Doctor Who star or the former love of James Bond’s life win out?