We get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Spike's new show Deadliest Warrior

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The new TV series Deadliest Warrior, which premieres April 7 on Spike, will use 21st-century science and the latest in CGI technology to pit some of the most feared warriors civilization has ever known against each other.

Go behind the scenes in this exclusive video clip with computer programmer and game designer Max Geiger, test engineer Geoff Desmoullin and others members of the Deadliest Warrior team as they explain how they create head-to-head fights between legends of the battlefield.

"It's very easy to die as a human being," says Geiger. "But it's very hard to kill."

Showdowns this season include Pirate vs. Knight, Taliban vs. IRA, Yakuza vs. Mafia, Viking vs. Samurai, Green Beret vs. Spetznaz, Maori vs. Shaolin Monks, William Wallace vs. Shaka Zulu and Ninja vs. Spartan.