A villain is only truly successful if he:
- Strikes fear into the hearts of his foes
- Is purely bloodthirsty with no remorse
- Is incessantly persistent
- Has an incredible name
Enter Axminster, the unbelievably fantastic arch-nemesis found in the tenth episode of MacGyver’s first season. He meets all the necessary enemy criteria and exceeds each in his own hilarious way. Axminster, a deadly assassin who is fond of peanuts, is sent to kill MacGyver in the mountains. He brings only an AK-47-toting posse, a couple of Jeeps, and his finest sunglasses. Despite the name “Axminster” being said at least fifteen times throughout the 50-minute episode, Axminster never returns in a follow-up episode to continue his normal Axminsterish shenanigans. Instead, Murdoc picks up that mantle and does a respectable job. Video after the break…
Without further ado, I present a labor of love: It’s Axminster! (high-quality link), a tribute to a character eliminated before his rightful time. The clip compilation is only two minutes long and won’t hurt anyone to watch it. Keep in mind that all of the material is copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.
Credits: Axminster is played by D’Mitch Davis, and MacGyver is played by Richard Dean Anderson. Phenomenal actors both.