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hans
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the right area to post...

Any way, I haven't just joined, but have been a member for a year I think, but didn't have to courage to make a post yet:D.
I got into the avengers roughly a year ago, I had heard of it on the radio, and watch two episodes when flicking through the channels when I was alone; Return of the cybernauts and dead mans treasure(and to be honest at the time I thought it was a rip off from Doctor who.... I don't anymore:D) . When I finely go really involved with it I was doing a project at school called design, where you had to design something, anything, and I chosen to do a comic. I didn't know what to do but later the day the avengers was mentioned again on the radio, something about fashion, and decided to do some research into it and fell completely in love with the Emma Peel era. I had to do research into the tv series, characters and comics and that was how I came across the avengers family site and this forum. My mum thought it was the marvel avengers, but when I said it was steed and peel, she was impressed, she watch the new avengers when she was my age and goes around bragging about it to friends we ended up watching the town of no return on youtube in bed. I had a couple of raised eyebrows from two shop assistants when I bought two fridge magnets.
I got a A* for my project, so I was right chuffed.
I'm doing alevel art, drama, and media studies at the moment and it is interesting to watch the avengers from what I have learnt from media, all the techniques used and comparing it to tv dramas now days, looking at similarities and differences. Its also fun to watch the episodes that are set in Norfolk.

That's my story Very Happy, it's a bit long.
Sorry if my gamma is bad, it's an on going battle:)
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Hans. Great story on your introduction to The Avengers.
Feel free to post as often as you feel comfortable with and don't worry about grammar and spelling. This isn't school. Laughing
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hans
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get a bit worried about it all the time, its my tenses, always a pain for my teachers and friends Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard!


And don't wurry about speelling, ave you eva red my postss? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Hans, thanks for your post! Reminded me of discovering The Avengers when I was a teenager doing Art A-level although I never managed a project based on the show, more's the pity!

Have fun and do feel free to post more impressions of episodes, it's nice to see them through "fresh" viewpoints!
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it interesting watching episodes at the moment, as I'm revising for my media exam, and as part of it is to analyse a 4 minute clip of a tv drama(normally british, I have a feeling the clips going to be from Skins or Ashes to Ashes, they have doctor who last year), and write how techniques are used to represent things like gender, police, class , etc. Now when I watch them I think, oooo a high angle shot to show they are vulnerable or that's to represent that Steed or Emma have more authority something like that .

I got a few glances of "what are you doing" from doing that project Very Happy, I still haven't got it back yet .
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were strict guidlines about using the police and class in The Avengers. Uniformed Police were rarely seen and there was only one class - upper. Of course there were exceptions, should you look for them, but this was usually the case.

The gender issue is interesting. The show is seen as a move towards feminism. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel seem equal with Steed, sometimes even a step ahead, but other women characters are pretty much treated in traditional manner of other shows at that time.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gender is the main theme in the avenger, I couldn't think any other themes but criminal justice/crime, Britain and how they see the future, to be honest you could be ask anything, any theme depending on what's happening in the scene Very Happy

When watching the avengers I like to think about how it tells the story, how it progresses, and what kind of world it portrays, with the bright colours and deserted streets, it kind of created a fantasy like world of the UK. ( That's more the Peel and King era thought, I have seen the Keel or Gale yet, planning to hopefully).

link to the college's AS level tv drama blog if your interested, be warned thought, you might start watching tv differently Very Happy http://citycollegetvdrama.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like to watch it for fun, its not all media studies Very Happy.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another theme could be British manners, etiquette and being 'correct'. Steed-isms.

How he both complies to convention and social graces and also raises an eyebrow to it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also thought technology, it advancing for the worse especially in the house that jack built. It's one of my very favourite episodes. Something when I walk around the computer rooms at college and you see that most people are on face book or on phone, kind of think that technology has taken other in a different way. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That fits in with Death At Bargain Prices too. With the advancement of technology you also get 'the department of discontinued lines'. The products that are left behind.
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
There were strict guidlines about using the police and class in The Avengers. Uniformed Police were rarely seen and there was only one class - upper.
Apart from all those captains of industry, even if they were knights they were "trade"...
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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe also new verses old/traditional?
Did the writers want to create a tv series around these kind of ideas, or did it just happen? Iit started out more like a thriller.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Dandy Forsdyke"]There were strict guidlines about using the police and class in The Avengers. Uniformed Police were rarely seen and there was only one class - upper. Of course there were exceptions, should you look for them, but this was usually the case.

The gender issue is interesting. The show is seen as a move towards feminism. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel seem equal with Steed, sometimes even a step ahead, but other women characters are pretty much treated in traditional manner of other shows at that time.[/quote ]Even The New Avengers was no improvement here Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="shaunodan"]
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
There were strict guidlines about using the police and class in The Avengers. Uniformed Police were rarely seen and there was only one class - upper. Of course there were exceptions, should you look for them, but this was usually the case.

The gender issue is interesting. The show is seen as a move towards feminism. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel seem equal with Steed, sometimes even a step ahead, but other women characters are pretty much treated in traditional manner of other shows at that time.[/quote ]Even The New Avengers was no improvement here Sad


the shows were a time capsule of their respected eras...in so many ways
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="mousemeat"]
shaunodan wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
There were strict guidlines about using the police and class in The Avengers. Uniformed Police were rarely seen and there was only one class - upper. Of course there were exceptions, should you look for them, but this was usually the case.

The gender issue is interesting. The show is seen as a move towards feminism. Cathy Gale and Emma Peel seem equal with Steed, sometimes even a step ahead, but other women characters are pretty much treated in traditional manner of other shows at that time.[/quote ]Even The New Avengers was no improvement here Sad


the shows were a time capsule of their respected eras...in so many ways
Purdey stands alone, head and shoulders above any female in The New Avengers ! Even physically Purdey cannot be matched despite the efforts of TWO female rivals to take her down in Angels of Death! Probably also stands head and shoulders above all the other Avenger Girls Surprised
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