The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!).
TITHONUS vs HERRENVOLK
Tony: “TITHONUS – possibly regarded as one of the better standalone stories, though this could be close again.”
Carl: “TITHONUS. It has a lot of virtues including a great guest performance by Geoffrey Lewis. Might win this match handily.”
Sarah: “TITHONUS is a worthy adversary. HERRENVOLK is one of the weaker mythology episodes. I think TITHONUS will take this one.”
Danielle: “I think TITHONUS – a chilling MOW episode. There’s a lot going on in HERRENVOLK but nothing much happens.”
Andrew: “TITHONUS all the way. HERRENVOLK is boring, the only redeeming aspect being X’s assassination and the introduction of Marita Covarrubias.”
Baz: “I think TITHONUS. It’s got a great concept and the darkener nature of the episode if a nice contrast to the rest of the season six. HERRENVOLK is an okay mythology episode, though better than Talitha Cumi in my opinion.”
GHOST IN THE MACHINE vs THE AMAZING MALEENI
Tony: “THE AMAZING MALEENI – just about but I reckon this will be closer than you might think, as more people will have seen GITM.”
Sarah: “I think GITM probably more recognizable but THE AMAZING MALEENI is a superior episode so I think it will surprise us and take the win.”
Carl: “Both flawed. I think the voters will probably reward the low-key charm of THE AMAZING MALEENI.”
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