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  •  Lost In Space's Dr. Smith, by himself. (15+ / 0-)

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:29:53 PM PDT

    •  Had my vote on the way in (3+ / 0-)
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      Troubadour, sunbro, blue aardvark

      A foetid hive of scum and villainy, all by himself....

      I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
      Weightless, frictionless, I fly

      by chmood on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 08:58:31 PM PDT

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    •  There was recent tv series called Last Resort (1+ / 0-)
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      It was about a nuclear submarine that rebells and takes over a tropical island.

      It was too expensive to produce and they put it up against The Big Bang Theory, so it was soon canceled.

      There was a local warlord/drug dealer type that was the villain. In one episode he doses the whole town with a non-fatal but very unpleasant nerve agent.

      In real life, the villagers would have strung him up for that.

      I said, "Nothing is ever going to happen to the guy. He is Dr. Smith. If you kill him you don't have a story anymore."

      Another thing about Dr. Smith. They made two pilots for Lost in Space. One had Dr. Smith and the other did not. It was totally obvious which one was better. Without Dr. Smith, it was really boring.

      •  I've never understood WHY the Robinsons kept him (1+ / 0-)
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        alive, waving away his craven behavior, his utter lack of value as a crewmember, his gleeful, inevitable and unrepentant betrayals, his thorough unsuitability for any responsibility whatever.  ESPECIALLY child supervision.

        It set a very bad example for me when I was a kid:  hard to trust the grown-ups when they insist on being that stupid.  He IS the Republican-"conservative"-"libertarian" axis' collective unconscious personified.

        I'll venture even to say that the classic modern Republican ticket is Alfred E. Newman for President, and Dr. Smith for Vice President....

        I am a leaf on the wind - i hover, twirl, float,
        Weightless, frictionless, I fly

        by chmood on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 08:29:59 PM PDT

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        •  Yes, they flunked parenting 101 (0+ / 0-)

          I was more bothered by Major Don West always threatening to kill Dr. Smith: "I'll wring your neck, Smith!"

          I said, "Mom, that guy is a psychopath!"

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