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avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:59 pm
by THE BATPHONE!
Ok so In recent time she I have come to notice very many of you are fans of the 1960s avengers tv series, and being a mega fan myself, I wanted to discuss it! And if you are wondering why I made a discussion here, we'll it is because there isn't a 1960s avengers message board, so I though that I should start this thread (thanks to the batmusic thread for inspiring me!) So, let's talk avengers, what were your experiences of the show, how were you first exposed, and do you have a collection! Would love to discuss more on this amazing tv show! :D

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:34 am
by AndyFish
Love the show, especially the color (or should I say colour) episodes!
I think my favorites are The House that Jack Built-- where Emma gets locked in that madhouse and The Winged Avenger which is ah homage of sorts to the Batman TV show.

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:43 pm
by THE BATPHONE!
I like both the color and b&w episodes, although I'd do like the more serious tone of the b&w eps. Also, I'm mainly a fan of seasons 4 and 5 (Emma peel years!), I just love the chemistry between Rigg and Macnee!

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:56 am
by John Mack
This is a great thread. Thank you! As with Batman, I am taken by the music in the series. No surprise there. The Avenger's theme by Laurie Johnson is my favorite, but that only started in 1965 when Rigg joined and the colour episodes started.

All in all, a great show with that tongue in cheek humour we all know so well from Batman.

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:28 am
by AndyFish
Tongue and cheek humor, yes, ridiculous villains, absolutely, but Steed and Mrs Peel were always handled with respect as if they were in on the joke. That's where Batman goes wrong starting in Season 2.

I loved the music-- the theme song might be the best ever, and the fashion of swinging 60s England.

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:04 pm
by THE BATPHONE!
Yes I too love the music, on YouTube someobody put most of it into a very long video, always put it on in the background while working!

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:10 pm
by SprangFan
I discovered the Avengers "backward," with " The New Avengers" first. The same happened with Ian Ogilvy's 1970s take on The Saint. Such was the curse of being born in 1965; by the time I was old enough how awesome the 60s were, it was all over. :lol:

It wasn't until the early 90s that I finally got to see the complete run of the show, thanks to A&E. As soon as they were available, I bought the "Emma years" on VHS, then later on DVD (and the BluRay set is calling my name...)

I probably came closest to expressing my feelings for the show in a blog post I did back in 2015, the 50th anniversary year of Emma's debut (and my own!). If you're interested, here's the link: http://www.davidmorefield.com/?p=1686

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:49 pm
by Riddler 66
One of my favorite shows ever, I'd say Batman, classic Star Trek, The Avengers and Dark Shadows are my favorite series ever, followed closely by Star Trek and Wild, Wild West. The wife and I did John Steed and Emma Peel at a Halloween party (in Collinwood) a few years back

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:23 am
by Blue Meanie
You two look great. I see Gilligan was there and busy with the hors d'oeuvres. :-)

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:32 am
by Yellow Oval
Love the show! I also have the complete Emma Peel/Avengers DVD set. My all-time favorite is the episode Epic in the abandoned movie studio, but there are so many others. How about the 1st season b&w episode with the lady puppet leading the female assassins? How come there's no more wacky creativity like that in TV writing? In any event, Diana Rigg is up there for me in the 'most attractive women in TV history' category next to Julie Newmar and Marlo Thomas. Then again, the '60s and the '70s had the greatest assortment of beautiful actresses we ever could have hoped for. :shock:

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:09 pm
by THE BATPHONE!
I just started rewatching them now, starting with season 4 (b&w) and I have to say I am liking the episode "the cybernauts" more now than I did before, I don't know maybe because I'm quite more into classic robot sci-fi now than I was before. And for the music, I think the avengers score is probably my favorite tv soundtrack OF ALL TIME, Laurie johnsons music is perfect for the series!

Re: avengers (steed and Mrs. Peel) thread!

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:14 am
by THE BATPHONE!
Do you guys know if the avengers season four (the first Emma peel season) was released on blue ray in the u.s, I mean standalone not in a DVD boxset?