Who was better Dr.Loveless of the show or the movie

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    juvaphu20

    [1]Jan 8, 2007
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    So for those who have watched the show alot. Who do you think was better Dr. Loveless from the tv show or Dr. Loveless from the movie.

    I think the tv show Dr. Loveless was best. He had a charming evil to him that made him a great villain of the series.

    the Dr. Loveless of the movie was evil, but not like the one from the show

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    LostFan05

    [2]Jan 15, 2007
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    I hated the movie. To me, Michael Dunn will always be Dr. Loveless.
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    terrydelph

    [3]Feb 13, 2007
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    Michael Dunn of the tv series IS Dr. Loveless. The guy in the movie did a medicore performance.
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    whoruworking4

    [4]Feb 18, 2007
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    that movie was a disgrace to the show. anything and everything about it was worse than the show
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    Mad_Buck

    [5]Feb 19, 2007
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    whoruworking4 wrote:
    that movie was a disgrace to the show. anything and everything about it was worse than the show

    Amen, brother.  It should be a TOS Violation to even mention that awful movie in this WWW forum.

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    daisyduke71

    [6]Mar 21, 2007
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    Dunn will always be Dr. Loveless to me.
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    juvaphu20

    [7]Mar 26, 2007
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    I just got the first season and every Dr.Loveless episode is great.
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    pounder19r

    [8]Jul 4, 2007
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    You just can't beat the original....in just about anything/everything. Dunn's Dr. Lovelace you sometimes felt sorry for either for his size and/or warped plans
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    Mystic369

    [9]Feb 13, 2008
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    I agree wholeheartedly. The TV show's Dr. Loveless was a philanthrophist who just went about his plans in the most expedient way possible, which brought him into conflict with James West and Artemus Gordon. Due to being thwarted time and again, he became obsessed with defeating James West. Every one of his plans, (except perhaps the Crime School) was to benefit those in the world that were less fortunate. This made him, to me, a person you could talk to over tea in a dining car about any subject.

    On the other hand, the Movie Dr. Loveless was greedy, bigotted, narrow-minded, and just plain psychopathic. This deviated from the original concept of Dr. Loveless and made the movie character no more than a jumped-up thug. This was, for me, the reason that the movie fell short on delivery. Not the casting of Will Smith as James West, but the mishandling of Dr. Loveless that made the movie what it was. I don't think people would've had as much of a problem with it if it was closer to the series.

    At least they didn't just take episodes of the TV Show and just re-film them.

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    SamTherra

    [10]Mar 10, 2008
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    No contest: Michael Dunn IS Dr. Loveless!
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    1955jb

    [11]Jun 24, 2008
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    Absolutely correct!
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    thunderdeed

    [12]Dec 20, 2009
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    I don,t know where I saw the article , but the original stars of the film were to be Kevin Kline as Artie and George Clonely as Jim . I swear I saw the article. As far as Loveless goes Michell Dunn hands down. The way Loveless was portayed in the wheelchair was a joke.
    Edited on 12/20/2009 7:48am
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    thunderdeed

    [13]Dec 20, 2009
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    Robert Conrad was to play presedent Grant origanaly
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    frosty_ice

    [14]Jul 10, 2010
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    Personally, I think Michael Dunn was the best Dr. Loveless, although Kenneth Branagh did a great job in the movie. The movie version was more like a Wild West version of Hitler to a certai extent. Still, don't hate him for that.

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    Carycomic

    [15]Nov 22, 2010
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    No contest: Michael Dunn, as Dr. Miguelito Loveless, was/is/always will be unsurpassable. I remember Robert Conrad appearing on a Nashville Network talk show, back in the Eighties, praising Michael Dunn for not only his acting ability; but, also, his determination in general. For example: Conrad revealed that, between scenes, he and the stuntmen usually played "iron man" football. And, Michael Dunn insisted on playing with them!



    Naturally, he got hurt in one of those games. But, as soon as he was healed up, he insisted on joining in the very next game. And, they let him! Truly, a little giant. Cool

    Edited on 11/22/2010 9:23am
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    horses357

    [16]Jun 18, 2013
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    I totally agree with you; no one could or ever will replace the one and only Dr. Loveless from the TV series.
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    noman

    [17]Dec 30, 2013
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    Michael dunn as Dr Loveless. Sorry He never appered in this movie!!!!
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