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Who's your favorite villain?

When I was a kid, my favorite bad guy was Dr. Zachary Smith from the TV show, Lost in Space.

I know, I know, he wasn’t exactly evil (though he did try to sabotage the original mission), but I always loved how he used Will Robinson as a human shield in times of danger and the way he argued with the Robinson family’s robot (except when he was hiding behind it).
I also like The Master, from Doctor Who (back in the days of the third (and my second) doctor, Jon Pertwee.

These days I enjoy the spiteful, sadistic Professor Snape, played by Alan Rickman – who was also excellent as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

Overall though, I’d have to say my favorite villains are The Dursleys from the Harry Potter books (though Rickman’s portrayal of Snape comes in a close second).  

There’s something delightfully mean about the way Harry’s step-parents forced him to sleep in the cupboard beneath the stairs for the first eleven years of his life. Especially when we later discover there was a perfectly good bedroom he could have used, but they’d given it to their spoiled brat of a son as a spare bedroom (in which to keep all his unused toys etc).
So far, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Potter movies (with the possible exception of the last one), but I think the producers made a huge mistake when they decided not to make use of so many of the great Dursley scenes from the books. 
How about you?
Who’s your favorite villain? 

ETA: 1:20pm  Ooh!  I forgot Spike 


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Feb. 1st, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a fun question! How to choose? OK, some of my faves in no particular order:

- Khan from Star Trek 2
- and the Klingons too of course
- Hannibal Lecter
- I can't remember the character's name, but the bad guy played by Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element
- Scorpius from Farscape
- Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes
- the Terminator
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Lol, if you have Khan, then we should also add Will Wheaton - after his appearance on The Big Bang Theory ;)

I liked Scorpius (good name too). I'd love to buy Farscape on DVD, but they seem way over-priced to me (much like the Doctor Who and Star Trek DVDs).

That Gary Oldman character, was it Zorg, or Zorth or something like that?
Feb. 1st, 2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hmmm I never saw the Big Bang Theory.

Zorg or something with a Z, sounds right.

I have most of the Farscapes on DVD, I bought them one at a time & don't remember what the prices were... but I'm pretty sure it was a chunk o' change. I also got the original Star Treks 'cause I <3<3<3 them... I don't really buy many DVDs any more though. Too much $$, LOL
Feb. 1st, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
As a matter of principal, I won't buy overpriced DVDs (as in, way more expensive than those for TV shows of a similar age/genre).

I just feel like I'm being taken advantage of. I know I'm cutting off my nose to spite my face, but I just can't bring myself to pay the money they want :(
Feb. 1st, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
YES, to all!!

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