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Posted on 18 May 2008 - 01:26 PM                                    
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I love Dexter! He's fabulous for comic relief! Ack! laugh.gif I also see him as RDA's alter-ego--the more shy, sweet, awkward, and self-conscious but intelligent side to him. I often wonder if he assumed this personality when he wore glasses and before he had contacts and Lasik surgery on his eyes. I could definitely see him doing that as a joke to have some fun with his glasses and pretend to be "nerdy." happy.gif



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I love Dexter. It's kewl to see RDA flex out of his "acting" comfort zone.

huh.gif Maybe it isn't too much of a stretch. Anybody seen pictures of him at age 15-17? laugh.gif



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Posted on 18 May 2008 - 05:53 PM                                    
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Naaah laugh.gif Those aren't too bad. I'm thinking of the one where he'd come back from his bike trip looking like a scruffy nerf herding geek. happy.gif



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I love Dexter! biggrin.gif

I think MacGyver must have learned a few things in his long life of studying people... and one of the (many) things he learned and put to good use was the knowledge that people will consistently underestimate you if they think they know all there is to know about you.

'Dexter' shows me a side of MacGyver that reveals his true intelligence, wit, and wisdom concerning people. I wish that MacGyver had been giving more chances to 'become' a different person in the course of the TV show. Working as an agent for the DXS, State Department, and the Phoenix Foundation, he must have had quite a repertoire of disguises and personalities he could use.

Kinda like Simon Templar... only MacGyver ain't no Saint! laugh.gif




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I thought Dexter was good for a laugh, but never really thought much else about him. Maybe the subtleties of the character went way over my head.. probably still do. But he gets a good from me anyway.

The thing I don't like is they used him in the very next episode again which I think was too much of an over kill.

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I wish that MacGyver had been giving more chances to 'become' a different person in the course of the TV show. Working as an agent for the DXS, State Department, and the Phoenix Foundation, he must have had quite a repertoire of disguises and personalities he could use.


Maybe MacGyver was the disguise. happy.gif





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The thing I don't like is they used him in the very next episode again which I think was too much of an over kill.

I agree. They could have 'spread him out' a little better...
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Maybe MacGyver was the disguise.  happy.gif

ohmy.gif omg... Rock, you're evil just to suggest that! lol! laugh.gif




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QUOTE (MacNymph @ 19 May 2008 - 02:28 PM)
Naaah laugh.gif Those aren't too bad. I'm thinking of the one where he'd come back from his bike trip looking like a scruffy nerf herding geek. happy.gif

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QUOTE (Lothithil @ 18 May 2008 - 10:35 PM)
I think MacGyver must have learned a few things in his long life of studying people... and one of the (many) things he learned and put to good use was the knowledge that people will consistently underestimate you if they think they know all there is to know about you.

I like that observation, Loth!

Dexter was one of my favorite 'characters.' What I really enjoy most about Mac as Dexter is the reactions of the bad guys to him. You can almost hear them thinking, "Is this guy for real???" and of course...he's not...totally. smile.gif It's just enough of a deception to put them off guard.



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Posted on 19 May 2008 - 05:07 AM                                    
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Dexter is funny. I like that.



 
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I like Dexter a lot. I'd have liked to see him a little more, but not too much. Don't want to get tired of him.

As far as other aliases for Mac... maybe 1 more. Wouldn't want any more than that. I'd start thinking too much about which character he was and it would take away from the point of the episode. Call me simple-minded...

And after reading some of these comments, I begun to wonder if some of the Dexter's in real life are disguises for people who are really tough and self-confident... cool.jpg



 
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 19 May 2008 - 04:47 PM)
QUOTE (MacNymph @ 19 May 2008 - 02:28 PM)
Naaah  laugh.gif Those aren't too bad. I'm thinking of the one where he'd come back from his bike trip looking like a scruffy nerf herding geek.  happy.gif

you holding out on us Nymphy?

Noooo. happy.gif

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Oh, those glasses! Total nerd. Wonder if was the chick magnet way back then as he was as MacGyver? hmm.bmp

Dexter Fillmore was my favorite MacGyver alter-ego. RDA did him SO well... yeah, he had to be a nerd in another life.

I agree too that they used Dexter too soon. The next year, maybe would have ben good.

I LOVE that pic, Nymphy. That face, the expression; priceless! I can see why you use it for your avatar...



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QUOTE (MacNymph @ 20 May 2008 - 08:31 AM)
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OMG! laugh.gif


At least it shows his casual attitude towards his looks seem to have always been there. laugh.gif




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Dexter is one of my favorite characters! biggrin.gif Even if he is the alter ego of Mac. tongue.gif I would have loved to see more of him!



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Dexter is great! Seeing Mac as nerd suggests maybe Mac is more insecure that we might think. Even beautiful people have insecurities. Mac and Dexter may have more in common than people realize. We all have nerdiness potential.



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I wish that dexter was in more than two episods that would of been awsoooooome man dude peoples


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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 15 August 2008 - 09:38 AM)
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I like Dexter. The nerdiness if fun in a good way.



 
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He's the cutest nerd ever! blush.gif wub.gif wink.gif happy.gif



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I like Dexter too.Very funny. Can you image what Dex would look like now or be like.I wonder if he would be into SciFi stuff . May there is an idea for fanfic there.





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Care to explain why? I'm just curious...



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It felt like bad acting, although I understand that one is supposed to see a bit humoristic on the character, I guess. Didn't like the character, that's all.



 
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I voted "excellent" cause Dexter was one of my favourite characters!!! biggrin.gif I actually sometimes watch episodes JUST because I know he's in them LOL Love the way he says "quit it" most of all wink.gif Heh heh heh


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Dexter was awesome. DUDE!!! biggrin.gif He was so good especially in "Jenny's Chance." I think they needed more Dexter. happy_dance.gif



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Glasses or not he's still surprise.gif happy_dance.gif sorry blush.gif
Maybe Dexter was his way of getting intouch with his former self. hmm.bmp Either way I think Dexter was cool and good for a laugh now and then. roller.gif I guess maybe I'm sticking up for Dexter and RDA because I too wear glasses, bi focals to be exact.



 
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I voted "good".. I like Mac's nerdy alter ego. hee.. biggrin.gif

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