Kirk Vs. The Gorn.  Number Six Vs. Number One/Society/A Gorilla in the final episode of ‘The Prisoner.’  Mal Reynolds Vs. The Operative.  There are a LOT of killer fight sequences in the fictions that we love.  The big battle in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is right up there in any discussion of most iconic fight scene candidates, as is the multi-stage fight against the Anti-Monitor at the end of ‘Crisis On Infinite Earths’.  And let’s not forget the combat between Gilligan and the big, fake giant spider, leading us to today’s martial query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still maintains that Batman beating down Superman in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’ has done more harm than good, but it’s a definite contender, asking: What’s the MOST iconic fight scene in your favorite pop culture?


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  1. The first one that popped in my head is the fight in Raiders of the Lost Ark. You know the scene, the bad guy starts waving his sword around and Indy just pulls out a gun and ends it. Legend has it (aka IMDB), Indy was supposed to use his whip to disarm the guy, but Ford was too sick that day and they changed at the last moment.

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