AVENGERNESS

A blog for all fans of the British TV series "The Avengers", it's debonair agent, John Steed, and actor Patrick Macnee

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5 hours ago - 1

I’m starting to become a huge fan of Dr Who

lotsofbrolly:

avengerness:

I started to watch the new Dr Who episodes on more regular basis and I have to say the more I watch the more I like it - just saying…

I love Dr Who, but not that keen on this new Dr though. Have you only watched this series so far?

I watched a few from different series (the new ones) with Matt Smith and David Tennent - it’s a bit difficult for me to follow the plotline as the charcters are quite different, and I knew a few of the very old ones. If I understood it correctly it’s similar to the fate of The Avengers series 1 - only a few eps still exist?

celluloidbroomcloset:

And then Steed was all, “Well, if you insist…”

LOL! I love his face when he realises it’s Cathy on his back…

celluloidbroomcloset:

And then Steed was all, “Well, if you insist…”

LOL! I love his face when he realises it’s Cathy on his back…

With Umbrella, scotch and Cigarettes - E-Book version

"When ABC Television’s Police Surgeon was abruptly cancelled, the show’s producers were suddenly left with a star actor – Ian Hendry – and no TV programme for him to appear in.

With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes tells the behind-the-scenes story of the series that was devised for him – The Avengers – from its earliest stages as an untitled project all the way through to the end of its first year, when outside influences brought it to an unexpected close.

Authors Richard McGinlay and Alan Hayes’ previous book - The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes - looked in detail at the narratives of the first year, and they now conclude their mission to shine a light on the neglected first series, looking at it from a completely different perspective.

In With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes, Richard and Alan relate the story through comprehensive essays and chapters that detail the production, transmission and reception of each episode, while also discussing the talented personnel involved.

The book also boasts a foreword by Neil Hendry, who runs his uncle Ian Hendry’s official website; lavish black-and-white illustrations by artist Shaqui Le Vesconte; and 60 pages of appendices that deal in depth with the unproduced episodes of Series 1, Keel and Steed’s further adventures in the comic-strip The Drug Pedlar and the novel Too Many Targets, and much more.

Who really created The Avengers? Who on earth was Dr Dent? How did a stuntman almost come a cropper in a sewer? What was that Soho photo shoot all about? Unfurl your imaginary umbrella, pour yourself a theoretical neat double Scotch, light up an illusory cigarette (so much better for you than the real thing) and prepare to find out…”

source: Hidden Tiger Books

6 hours ago

I’m starting to become a huge fan of Dr Who

I started to watch the new Dr Who episodes on more regular basis and I have to say the more I watch the more I like it - just saying…

celluloidbroomcloset:

sysann:

I cannot begin to explain how much I wished that Steed looked happy or even just neutral for this scene.
—- How’s the post-Wringing going? *beams at Cell*

Gah! Poor Steed!

He looked very exhausted after two weeks with The Wringer.

celluloidbroomcloset:

sysann:

I cannot begin to explain how much I wished that Steed looked happy or even just neutral for this scene.

—- How’s the post-Wringing going? *beams at Cell*

Gah! Poor Steed!

He looked very exhausted after two weeks with The Wringer.

celluloidbroomcloset:

Yes, you can pinpoint the exact moment when Steed decides that not everyone is Cathy Gale. 

celluloidbroomcloset:

Yes, you can pinpoint the exact moment when Steed decides that not everyone is Cathy Gale. 

celluloidbroomcloset:

violetimpudence:

[“Mr. Teddy Bear”]

On the whole, this is the first of the Gale episodes which is fully as good as a Peel episode, once you subtract a bit for the generally slower Gale pacing and for Steed’s behavior (see below).

In general I think of Mr. Teddy Bear - the first of our Diabolical Masterminds - as being the inspiration for a lot of the future ones (notably “The See-Through Man” and “You Have Just Been Murdered”), many of whom are not nearly as interesting. Continual efforts to recapture lightning in the bottle?

Much has been made of Steed’s nasty tone in the briefing sequence, but I just read it as tension. He knows he’s sending Cathy into something dangerous and he’s concerned about things going wrong. It’s possible he doesn’t trust her not to screw up, but then, it’s early days and she’s not a professional - at least not yet - so that’s fairly justifiable.

What’s less justifiable is his fussing at Cathy for not getting anything substantial. “You would have done better, of course.” “Probably.” His taunting her after he comes back from the dead is also not good, and he’s lucky she doesn’t knock him through a wall. I suppose we can write all of this off to tension too, since 110 has ordered him to “get” Mr. Teddy Bear without the slightest bit of information to work from, and it’s his neck in the noose. Basically, Steed is tightly wound the whole time, and we have to adjust accordingly.

P.S. Keep an eye out for Henry the motorcyclist, so you can see what Mr. Hairpiece from “Take Me To Your Leader” looks like without his hairpiece.

Yeah, Steed’s on edge - he’s knowingly risking his life on this one. If he fucks up, or Cathy fucks up, he’s dead. 

I like how he taunts her, though (as must be evident by now, I’m pretty much always on Steed’s side, even when he’s behaving in a less than stellar manner) - after all, he’s just survived a serious assassination attempt; he can be a bit egotistical about it. It’s the scene where he goes on about “concealing six-shooters in your stocking tops” that pisses me off: yes, he’s worried she’s going to screw up, but he’s also being a dick about it. On the other side, being pissed that she didn’t manage to get anything at all about their mark, other than putting up Steed as a target, might naturally rankle since he’s now a target and is none the wiser about the enemy. 

3. The Lost Episodes - Volume 3 - The Avengers - Big Finish

The Springers

2: The Yellow Needle

3: Double Danger

4: Toy Trap

2 days ago - 4

Honor Blackman Private Signing

Honor Blackman - Private Signing November 2014

  Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger

"Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore in Goldfinger) has kindly agreed to hold a private signing with us in November 2014.

  • All orders must be received by 5:00pm (UK time) on Tuesday 11th November 2014. Your item(s) will be shipped the week beginning 24th November 2014.
  • The cost per signed item is £27.00, this includes worldwide postage and packing.
  • Honor will happily dedicate a still if required but please keep the dedication(s) short (i.e To Thomas). Bondstars.com \ Honor Blackman have the right to edit dedications if felt necessary.”
2 days ago

Review of WITH UMBRELLA, SCOTCH AND CIGARETTES - AN UNAUTHORISED GUIDE TO THE AVENGERS SERIES 1

2 days ago - 3

With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes - An Unauthorised Guide to the Avengers Series 1 - Book review on Scifi-online

2 days ago - 3
flyfishingwoman:

Scotland. Land Rovers.

flyfishingwoman:

Scotland. Land Rovers.

(via midwestwasp)

celluloidbroomcloset:

sysann:

celluloidbroomcloset:

megancyber:

celluloidbroomcloset:

celluloidbroomcloset:

Patrick Macnee takes every opportunity to check out Honor Blackman’s ass. 

Let it be known that I will gif anything if given the proper time and level of boredom. 

It’s fun/lol but I didn’t like it as being too crass obvious 50’s male masher come-on haha for male audience enjoyment, while Steed was written as a cad and Cathy always on the defensive as if coming from a sex offender.

See, this does not bother me in the same way as, say, when he drops a card down Venus’s cleavage. It’s usually done in a fun, playful way, more about playing or appreciation than about voyeurism/lechery. He’s not saying ‘your body is for my consumption’ - it’s far more ‘you’re attractive and I appreciate that.’

And he doesn’t pat her ass. The other way round though… I must say that this bugged me, too, early on. And then I noticed the subtle and not so subtle things that our dear lady gets up to.

As has been discussed a great deal with the Emma Peel episodes, there’s plenty of mutual objectification. The ladies check out Steed as much as Steed checks them out - and everyone appears to enjoy themselves. That is something that I like about The Avengers, and about Steed: it’s very much equal opportunity sexuality.  

celluloidbroomcloset:

sysann:

celluloidbroomcloset:

megancyber:

celluloidbroomcloset:

celluloidbroomcloset:

Patrick Macnee takes every opportunity to check out Honor Blackman’s ass. 

Let it be known that I will gif anything if given the proper time and level of boredom. 

It’s fun/lol but I didn’t like it as being too crass obvious 50’s male masher come-on haha for male audience enjoyment, while Steed was written as a cad and Cathy always on the defensive as if coming from a sex offender.

See, this does not bother me in the same way as, say, when he drops a card down Venus’s cleavage. It’s usually done in a fun, playful way, more about playing or appreciation than about voyeurism/lechery. He’s not saying ‘your body is for my consumption’ - it’s far more ‘you’re attractive and I appreciate that.’

And he doesn’t pat her ass. The other way round though… I must say that this bugged me, too, early on. And then I noticed the subtle and not so subtle things that our dear lady gets up to.

As has been discussed a great deal with the Emma Peel episodes, there’s plenty of mutual objectification. The ladies check out Steed as much as Steed checks them out - and everyone appears to enjoy themselves. That is something that I like about The Avengers, and about Steed: it’s very much equal opportunity sexuality.  

lotsofbrolly:

Patrick and Diana aka Steed and Mrs Peel - as Modern Day Fan Art.

lotsofbrolly:

Patrick and Diana aka Steed and Mrs Peel - as Modern Day Fan Art.