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PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:16 pm    Post subject: The New Avengers - The Tale of The Double Cross scriptbook Reply with quote

I have been inspired to offer one of the New Avengers unmade scripts I have as a script book. If all goes to plan there will a second unmade script available as a script book in a few weeks time.

Thanks for your time and support.


http://www.lulu.com/shop/philip-broadley/the-tale-of-the-double-cross/paperback/product-20421465.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, how exciting, Jaz! Very Happy I've been wanting to read this one ever since it came up on this forum. So glad you're making it available, and I hope we'll see the second script soon, too. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Oh, how exciting, Jaz! Very Happy I've been wanting to read this one ever since it came up on this forum. So glad you're making it available, and I hope we'll see the second script soon, too. Smile


Series One with Purdey being called Charly

I'm not sure why the preview of Lulu is so lo-res and so very pink but here are the front and back cover as they should be:




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice pic. I quite like the name Charly. Perhaps she was the Avenger girl between series '69 and '76?

(I really shouldn't write that in front of Timeless, I know ... )
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Nice pic. I quite like the name Charly. Perhaps she was the Avenger girl between series '69 and '76?

(I really shouldn't write that in front of Timeless, I know ... )


I'll have a backstory worked out in the next ten minutes if I'm not careful... Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully a few more of you will make the efforts with this one and Alan's scriptbook in the next few days. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered a copy. Hopefully it will arrive later this week. By a lucky coincidence, The Tale of the Big Why is the next episode I'm due to watch, so it will be interesting comparing the two.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Received my copy this morning. Really looking forward to reading through it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got mine yesterday. I'm about halfway through it. I'll post about it once I'm finished. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished it a couple of days ago. It's a really fascinating insight into the early days of the show, and I recommend it if you want to see how the series and characters evolved. (Come on, guys, I want them to publish the second one. Cool )

(Feel free to skip this post if you want to avoid mild spoilers Smile )

I'd really be interested in knowing when exactly this one was written, as the conceptions of the characters of "Charly" (very glad they ended up changing the name--it looks rather like someone's forgotten a vowel or two when read over and over again in print) and Gambit are fairly far removed from their onscreen counterparts. Some of it fits with what we know about the early development of the show--Charly's choice of actionwear, for example--but some of it seems diametrically opposed to the way the characters would eventually appear onscreen. Gambit seems particularly far removed, a French-speaking Victor Ludorum, whereas "our" Gambit didn't know the meaning of the phrase (literally). Charly, in contrast, seems less posh than Purdey. I'd like to know if this was written before they did the casting, or if Philip Broadley's take on the characters was far-removed from that of Brian Clemens, because the way they're written doesn't seem conducive to the casting of Joanna and (especially) Gareth. Their relationship seems pretty antagonistic as well. Steed's mostly recognisable as TNA Steed, though some of his dialogue doesn't sit quite right, and he gets ferried around in a Rolls while talking on the phone a lot--very Motheresque.

The plot's hugely familiar in some places, and feels like a completely different story in others, but it does generally feel similar to the filmed episode. I also think I spotted at least two in-jokes, and a touch that was clearly lifted for use in House of Cards. Oh, and there's a little running gag concerning Charly and a pair of handcuffs (not as wrong as it sounds). I really hope more people buy this one, as I'd like to hear what others think of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
The plot's hugely familiar in some places, and feels like a completely different story in others, but it does generally feel similar to the filmed episode.


Thanks for the review. I haven't got round to buying this one yet, so was very interested in reading your thoughts. I thought this was an unmade script, but you say it is similar to the filmed episode. I don't know anything about the 2 TNA scripts that Jaz has offered to the publishers. Which episode did this script become Question Does anyone know anything about the other TNA script Question Thanks, Rich.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My copy has arrived - I'll read it over the next couple of days. Smile

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Which episode did this script become


On the back of the book it says The Tale of the Double Cross script was rejected by Brian Clemens, but was later heavily rewritten by him and filmed as The Tale of the Big Why.

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Does anyone know anything about the other TNA script


In another thread a couple of years ago (see link below) the discovery of two unfilmed TNA scripts was mentioned. The second was called Tell Me ABout It, so presumably it's that one. Actually, reading the thread again, I see that it also refers to the discovery of an unpublished TNA novel!

http://avengersfanforum.s2.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=473
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
The plot's hugely familiar in some places, and feels like a completely different story in others, but it does generally feel similar to the filmed episode.


Thanks for the review. I haven't got round to buying this one yet, so was very interested in reading your thoughts. I thought this was an unmade script, but you say it is similar to the filmed episode. I don't know anything about the 2 TNA scripts that Jaz has offered to the publishers. Which episode did this script become Question Does anyone know anything about the other TNA script Question Thanks, Rich.


paulpdjh has got it dead-on--The Tale of the Double Cross was submitted by Philip Broadley and rejected by Brian Clemens, then heavily rewritten by the latter to become The Tale of the Big Why. There are good chunks of it that match up to the episode we eventually got onscreen, but other parts of it were completely done away with. It can make for a strange reading experience because you're reading new material, and then suddenly you find yourself in the middle of a scene you can picture onscreen. It's really interesting.

paulpdjh wrote:
In another thread a couple of years ago (see link below) the discovery of two unfilmed TNA scripts was mentioned. The second was called Tell Me ABout It, so presumably it's that one. Actually, reading the thread again, I see that it also refers to the discovery of an unpublished TNA novel!


I've been waiting on these scripts ever since that thread was posted, so I'm really thrilled we've finally got one of them. I'm hoping Jaz will see his way to giving up Tell Me About It as well. And the prospect of a new TNA novel is unbelievably exciting. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to those who have ordered this but I must confess to being rather disappointed in the sales figures. I'm not sure the second script book will happen at this rate.
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jaz wrote:
Thanks to those who have ordered this but I must confess to being rather disappointed in the sales figures. I'm not sure the second script book will happen at this rate.


That's a pity. Sad I would have thought there would be more interest.
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jaz wrote:
Thanks to those who have ordered this but I must confess to being rather disappointed in the sales figures. I'm not sure the second script book will happen at this rate.


That's a pity. Sad I would have thought there would be more interest.


Me too... I wasn't expecting to shift many as I know scripts aren't everyones cup of tea. I had a target of 50 but as we are not even near half that amount I think the second one will just have to be put on hold.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now advertised prominently on The Avengers Declassified's What's New page.

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/whats_new.htm

I hope the sales pick up as I'm desperate to read the second script.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
I hope the sales pick up as I'm desperate to read the second script.


Me too. I've been wanting to know more about them ever since they were uncovered four or so years ago. There's never been a lot of unpublished stuff for TNA lying around, so every find is a real treat. It would be a shame if we lost out because of lack of interest. Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll buy one, just haven't got around to it yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Now advertised prominently on The Avengers Declassified's What's New page.

http://declassified.theavengers.tv/whats_new.htm

I hope the sales pick up as I'm desperate to read the second script.


I would say a very, very slow burn!
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