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1.01 - The Eagle's Nest

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:04 am    Post subject: 1.01 - The Eagle's Nest Reply with quote

Written by Brian Clemens
Directed by Desmond Davis
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 for me
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10/10 from me. Top 3 TNA episode.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5.

As I posted elsewhere, I am watching the current ITV4 run and seeing these for the first time since their original broadcast. Now I've watched a few I can start rating them.

I'll give this 5 and make this the benchmark for the others! It was good enough to persuade me to carry on watching the rest. The character interaction was spot-on from the start. I found some of the extended castle interiors made it feel a bit claustrophobic, which wasn't helped by the murky quality of the print.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is quite a good start to the new series. The theme of 'all baddies are Nazis creating a Fourth Reich' was imo already quite tired by the late 1970s (even more so when Dr Who fell back on the idea in Silver Nemesis), but the setting of the Scottish castle and the Hammer Horror parody element of uncanny experiments being carried out by Peter Cushing made it work reasonably well. The mania of the Nazi cult was over the top however, even for parody and could (should imo) have been toned down a little. The performances were good, and there were some notable guest stars from the worlds of Dr Who with Frank Gatliff (Monster of Peladon) and Trevor Baxter (Talons of Weng-Chiang) joining the movie Doctor himself, cinema legend Peter Cushing, and a Blake's 7 actor with Derek Farr. The leads were not quite on top form yet however. Patrick Macnee slips into the role of Steed apparently effortlessly, and Gareth Hunt was right on the money straight away as Mike. But Joanna Lumley was a quite stiff and unnatural in her delivery in some scenes, mostly on location, and would take until another episode to warm up fully in the role. Perhaps as a result of this, the relationship between the three leading characters wasn't on quite the high level that it would become later on. As an aside, Gareth was another former Dr Who guest actor as he was in Planet of the Spiders. Overall, an episode with some things that worked very well and others that misfired slightly. 7/10
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always an interesting aside to remember what other programmes some of the cast have been in. Derek Farr is also in Star Maidens. I liked how Steed, Gambit and Purdey were introduced in 'The Eagles Nest' and I have to smile at her ballet dancing. I thought Purdey started off pretty well as she continued actually; she gets cheekier later in the series! It also has a great setting but the World War Two link is not my favourite entertainment. There are so many action TV episodes from the 60's and 70's either about legacies of WW2 or the Cold War that I just accept it as a thing of the times and enjoy watching the characters (It's still a choice for a setting. New Doctor Who did one of course with the Ice Warrior Skaldak and the setting was just right for that strong character I thought).
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the way they were introduced also...particularly Purdey (and Steed who looks her up and down in her green bodysuit...is he checking out how she compares to her predecessors ?) Rhonda says '... and I have to smile at her ballet dancing ' Does this mean you were very impressed by Purdey's athleticism and execution of her ballerina's skills or other...? I certainly love the way she drops her wraparound and throws a snoot look before 'dancing' into action Laughing Joanna Lumley shows clearly the kind of shape she's in, and her hairstyle was perfect ! Looking Sleek, Strong , Sexy, Superfit , with Matchless Fighting Skills and a certain Hauteur to boot ...THE ULTIMATE AVENGER GIRL Wink A good start to the series ...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just recently rewatched this one and it's by far one of my favorite TNA episodes. Peter Cushing (who's always enjoyable to watch), some nice repartee between the leads, and the crazy plotline that's far more Avenger-ish than many of the New Avengers episodes. What's more, for the first and only time, I don't want to punch Gambit in the face.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky Gambit. He survived the first round Laughing Joanna Lumley was quite stiff and unnatural in her delivery in some scenes says Spaceship Dispatcher
I'd hate to be up against her in full flow, for listening to the sounds of her final fight, these guys were obviously being kicked by a woman with by far the most powerful legs of any of the Avenger Girls Laughing Nothing unnatural about the way she looks in her catsuit Smile Is there any woman who could look as impressive as Purdey in a catsuit or leotard Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first consideration when reviewing the performances in a drama is how the actor conveys the emotions and motivations of the character. How do they feel about the situation, other characters around them, actions they have to take; and more importantly why they feel the way they do. Fighting and catsuits don't especially interest me, sorry.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is enjoyment Smile Catsuits and Fighting is part of what makes the Avengers/ New Avengers for me ...an essential part of ''... how the actor[actress] conveys the emotions and motivations of the character....actions they have to take...'' (etc.,etc.) Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:19 am    Post subject: The Eagles Nest Reply with quote

Though I already have them on DVD I have been watching the reruns that started this week on ITV4.

Not a bad episode and I enjoyed seeing Peter Cushing.

The Hermit character was very entertaining.

I was surprised at Steeds driving as when He parked up outside Stannards flat His rear wheel ended up on the kerb!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched this episode last night - hadn't watched any TNA since the 70's and was pleasantly surprised by it. Gave it an 8 and am looking forward to seeing more TNA.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed this episode and Steed's "Rule Britannia?" was a classic quip in the face of danger.

Having Hitler come back to life is a thin plot as I'm sure most of the world, at least those from Europe, Russia and America who were 1) relatives of the dead victims of the Nazi genocides, 2) relative of the dead soldiers who fought the Nazis, and 3) very much against Nazis just in general, would naturally band together I think to quickly take him and his followers down.

Having him be another threat 30 years later is goofy, but still, it was put together into a decent episode and well acted by the new trio of Avengers. Macnee was a bit overweight, but still looked a LOT better than he does by Gnaws, when he was just fat, fat, fat. Purdey is great with her daddy long-leg spider legs, which seem to reach across the whole hallway. Purdey and Steed team up well and it's good for Steed to right away alert her that he isn't always a gentleman!

The three of them triumphantly walking towards the audience at the end set a nice ton of fun and camaraderie.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mona wrote:
I enjoyed this episode and Steed's "Rule Britannia?" was a classic quip in the face of danger.

Having Hitler come back to life is a thin plot as I'm sure most of the world, at least those from Europe, Russia and America who were 1) relatives of the dead victims of the Nazi genocides, 2) relative of the dead soldiers who fought the Nazis, and 3) very much against Nazis just in general, would naturally band together I think to quickly take him and his followers down.

Having him be another threat 30 years later is goofy, but still, it was put together into a decent episode and well acted by the new trio of Avengers. Macnee was a bit overweight, but still looked a LOT better than he does by Gnaws, when he was just fat, fat, fat. Purdey is great with her daddy long-leg spider legs, which seem to reach across the whole hallway. Purdey and Steed team up well and it's good for Steed to right away alert her that he isn't always a gentleman!

The three of them triumphantly walking towards the audience at the end set a nice ton of fun and camaraderie.
' 'Purdey is great with her daddy-long leg spider legs...' the best description, Mona, I've read of Joanna Lumley's legs ...my oh my were they thin for an Avenger Girl...
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