15 Sci-Fi Sports We’d Love To See In The Olympics
Futuristic sports are often ultra-violent gladiatorial takes on American Football. For some reason no-one thinks a variant of crown green bowls is going to take the 23rd century by storm. Rollerball is the much-copied classic model. A cross between roller-derby and basketball, it involves skaters and motorcycle riders zooming around a circular ring trying to slam a metal ball into the opposing team’s goal. The teams are made up of strikers, enforcers (who cripple the opposition) and bikers (the strikers hang onto their bikes to reach higher speeds). In the remake, there were more ramps, and sillier costumes, but it all felt so much less visceral and violent than in the original, like a piece of WWE theatre.
Who should represent the UK? Joey Barton
Tags: Alice In Wonderland, Arena, Battlestar Galactica, Death Race 2000, Doctor Who, Futuresport, Harry Potter, Real Steel, Rollerball, Salute Of The Jugger, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Wars, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, The Prisoner