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Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Dread Dormomoo Speaks:

Vox is having another pudding-stirring fest at his blog. Seems there are those who reject the idea of absolutes.

The D.D. had this to say:

The only way to say that there are no absolutes is to be absolutely sure that there aren't any.

Oscar Wilde, proceed to tremble...

I recently bought the first season of The Wild, Wild West on DVD, and now I am forced to make an absolute statement: The character of Dr. Miguelito Loveless as portrayed by Michael Dunn (see picture above) is the most finely-drawn villain in TV history. I will brook no debate on this (awwww c'mon, be obstreperous, DEBATE!). The combination of genius, malice, and the childlike innocence he often displayed was a potent dramatic mix. There were ten Dr. Loveless episodes in all, and they are surely the best of the series. His duets with "Antoinette" (Phoebe Dorin, his stage partner off TWWW) were always a delight, and memorable. "The Night of the Flying Pie Plate" from season two, with the lovely Leslie Parrish as a space chick was also memorable. Quite.

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