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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't believe the news when I read the announcement on the Big Finish website this morning. I have been wishing for this for a long time! I have bought many audio dramas from Big Finish. I'm very confident that they will provide us with top quality Avengers productions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take Alan's point--regardless of where exactly Steed is in his career in the Keel era, Patrick himself was still in his thirties, so I can understand wanting an actor to convey the fact that he's younger. That said, in my experience, the voice is one of the few characteristics that can remain relatively unscathed over time, and loads of voice actors are able to successfully voice the same characters decades later. The Hitchhiker's cast came back roughly thirty years later and pulled it off. Most of the voice actors in animation still sound pretty much the same despite voicing some of the same characters since the eighties. So without hearing Donald's voice today, I don't know whether he'd be able to pull it off or not.

If they do end up doing a new series, and having a new partner with Steed, instead of recasting an old one, I agree that the best time to set it in would be during the gap between the original series and TNA. That era's ripe for fleshing out. Hana Wilde, anyone? Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Is Steed at the start of his career, though?


I didn't say "start of his career". I said "start of his Avenging", which is different. Smile

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Are the BF bods planning to do anything with the episodes where no scripts exist?


They are contracted to produce 12 Series 1 Lost Stories. At this stage, I doubt they have any plans in particular beyond those 12 (which covers an eighteen month period from this point), as they will need to know whether the range is a success or not. I suspect they will not be looking to licence beyond the 12 before next Spring.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So without hearing Donald's voice today, I don't know whether he'd be able to pull it off or not.


Of course. However, Donald lives and works in LA, the production's London based, so not really a likely scenario, him being engaged as Steed (lovely thought though it is!).

The roles of Steed and Keel are already cast in any case and will be announced in July. I have no idea who they have picked, but I trust them to make good choices.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
So without hearing Donald's voice today, I don't know whether he'd be able to pull it off or not.


Of course. However, Donald lives and works in LA, the production's London based, so not really a likely scenario, him being engaged as Steed (lovely thought though it is!).

The roles of Steed and Keel are already cast in any case and will be announced in July. I have no idea who they have picked, but I trust them to make good choices.


It's actually fairly common for voice actors to record their parts by proxy halfway around the world, so that wouldn't present too much of a problem. But I suspect that Donald won't be involved, no. It would be a great tribute if they let him play a small part, though, even if he wasn't Steed. The Hitchhiker's series gave parts to the TV versions of Ford Prefect (David Dixon) and Trillian (Sandra Dickinson), which made for great little in-jokes for fans. It'd be fun if Donald was included the same way. Smile

I'm very excited to see who they do cast. Like I said, I'm actually more intrigued who they pick to play Keel. A year ago, who knew we'd be speculating on who could follow in Ian Hendry's footsteps?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is great news - I'd hoped something like this would happen, but didn't think it would! Big Finish's Sapphire and Steel audio plays were great, so I'm sure these will be too. Really looking forward to hearing who will play Steed and Keel (and hopefully Carol).

I've pre-ordered the first, which according to the confirmation email will be available on 31 January 2014.

I wonder how they chose which episodes to remake (I think there are scripts surviving for 14 or 15 of the missing season one episodes)?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paulpdjh wrote:
I wonder how they chose which episodes to remake (I think there are scripts surviving for 14 or 15 of the missing season one episodes)?


There are 15 episodes with scripts of one kind or another surviving. I suspect that StudioCanal only have 14 of these, maybe less, as at least one script only showed up after the DVDs were worked on (One for the Mortuary, and this is in private hands).

Naturally, I have made this script available to Big Finish, should they need it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Hana Wilde, anyone? Wink
If they get Charlotte Rampling it'd be a coup Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Hana Wilde, anyone? Wink
If they get Charlotte Rampling it'd be a coup Smile


Hey, I can dream. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At last! my secret is out...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The casting of the leads really depends on how they market the series. Are they going for soundalikes in which case Macnee and Hendry appear on the CD covers and publicity. Are they going for actors who sound right regardless of look and the covers have a sort of generic Avengerish look. Or are they casting for a look and sound so they can have their new cast on the cover etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timeless A-Peel wrote:

The post on the Big Finish site says you'll be entered for a draw to win a season one and two set if you pre-order:

http://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-avengers-licenced



Note that this seems to be a chance to win the series 1 & 2 DVD sets we probably all already have..
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So funny. I was thinking the same. Anyone ordering this probably already is an Avengers fan with the DVD's. But I guess they need to come up with some incentive for us to buy now. I don't want more DVD's. Just want them to complete the first year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I take that there is no word on casting yet?

As the material is from the first season, I would think that a tongue-in-cheek Steed would be out of the question, though my mate Neil Allsop has for many years suggested that Peter Bowles might make a good Steed. Obviously, his age is against any visual antics as Steed, but from an audio view only, I think he could deliver the dry humour associated with the character. It's also been suggested to me that Simon Williams could also fulfill this role.

However, I suspect someone younger will be chosen to recreate the dirty mac version of John Steed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Big Finish's website, recording of the lost episodes for volume one is due to take place from Tuesday to Thursday this week - maybe there will some news on who is playing Steed and Dr Keel within the next couple of days?

http://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-lost-episodes---volume-1-934/technical_details
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I know that costumes were being wrangled Thursday last week for a publicity shoot (and I assume for posing images for the covers), so I would suspect a PR announcement on casting mighty soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crumpled macs, cigarettes, and surly looks I hope Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No bloody macs, no. They asked me what the look should be, and I specifically told them "no macs".

From what I can see, they were only used on a very few occasions, but the image that they were all over Series 1 has been proliferated from the abundance of pre-filming publicity shots. They'd pretty much gone by time the series commenced.

IIRC, the only photos from actual episodes to show them are for Hunt the Man Down.
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Alan wrote:
No bloody macs, no. They asked me what the look should be, and I specifically told them "no macs".

From what I can see, they were only used on a very few occasions, but the image that they were all over Series 1 has been proliferated from the abundance of pre-filming publicity shots. They'd pretty much gone by time the series commenced.

IIRC, the only photos from actual episodes to show them are for Hunt the Man Down.
You must be so very tired of rain and crumpled macs!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe the impression that they were all over series 1 comes from the title sequence / caption cards too. Smile

The "running silhouette" carried over into Cathy's seasons too - hopefully sans mac.
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