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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Yes, it's a thing of beauty for sure. I'm glad to say the text is well up to the standard of the photos and art which are obviously really lovingly created, selected and presented. This was a golden age of fandom when enthusiasm, talent and memories brought people together as much as the very rare repeats and nascent video releases (which were as rare as gold dust).

The "ephemera" is an important part of the charm and I'm so glad you chose to put it in. Like The Avengers itself, it is both of its time and timeless, speaking to enthusiasts everywhere in the timestream Smile.

On the plus side, we may not have had the programme to watch (a few satellite channels like Bravo got interested later on and the joy fandom found in these reruns is flagged up here) but we had the stars and creators of the show who were only too happy to share the fun. Beautiful times, and captured by Dave's magazines like a set of precious gems and now, a time capsule that brings it all back.

This book has made me happier than anything in the past few years. Not just nostalgia though - there's stuff of real interest to new viewers here that should not be lost to time.


Franky, you have nailed it. couldn't have stated it any better...and you're so right...' stuff of real interest to 'new' viewers..that should not be lost to time...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zappa books. Are you a Zappa fan, mousemeat? If so, congrats on having the best of taste and musical ear(s).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
This is wonderful to hear, so pleased you are enjoying the book.

We were in two minds about putting things like readers letters and talking about Telly Addicts etc in there but I really wanted it to capture that era of Avengers fandom. So nice to hear that you like it.

The book is doing really well, we have sold almost 200 copies to various parts of the world in just over a week and made a decent chunk of money for the charity.

Appreciate the support Smile
The readers' letters and the Curry A La Carte columns make me want to pull out all my old 'zine copies and read them cover to cover. But I'll read the book first Smile Man, fandom before the internet was TIGHT! So many interesting views - and no trolls ~(not published, anyway Very Happy)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frankymole wrote:
Zappa books. Are you a Zappa fan, mousemeat? If so, congrats on having the best of taste and musical ear(s).



huge Zappa fan....especially the early Mothers of Invention...saw Zappa live in both Detroit, and California...in the late 60's, and 70's....I also loved the TURTLES connection in the Mothers...Flo, Eddie, and Bassist jim Pons, (also played bass in the Leaves)

in fact, just watched on DVD last night, Zappa's 200 Motels...(UA 1971)

funny, funny, film
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s a new discount code at Lulu meaning you can get 30% off Stay Tuned by entering SAVE30 at the checkout.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mousemeat wrote:
Frankymole wrote:
Zappa books. Are you a Zappa fan, mousemeat? If so, congrats on having the best of taste and musical ear(s).



huge Zappa fan....especially the early Mothers of Invention...saw Zappa live in both Detroit, and California...in the late 60's, and 70's....I also loved the TURTLES connection in the Mothers...Flo, Eddie, and Bassist jim Pons, (also played bass in the Leaves)

in fact, just watched on DVD last night, Zappa's 200 Motels...(UA 1971)

funny, funny, film


btw, 200 Motels was first video taped, and then transferred to 35mm film....and in the states, soundtrack LP (2 LP) came out on United Artists records
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've ordered the book but Australia Post being what it is these days it'll probably arrive after Christmas.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've ordered the book but Australia Post being what it is these days it'll probably arrive after Christmas.



probably right...I ordered a set of decals out of sydney, for my 1985 Mongoose PRO MT. BIKE...as I'm restoring it..ordered in late October, arrived in Memphis,
last week....true snail mail....lol
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Although I have already ordered the book, I suspect it will come to Russia after Christmas too. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words and orders, pleased the book is being well received. If anyone still wants to get the book, this weekend Lulu has a 30% off offer running until Tuesday 30th November.

http://bit.ly/3wFqnjA


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was not aware of this until recently. I am somewhat disappointed to see that my piece Whose face beneath the bowler? is included, when I have not been consulted about this or given my permission!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike, so sorry. I love your work and it was done without any malice whatsoever, we apologise that we did not seek permission. Dave ok'd all articles included and since they have been published before did not think it would be an issue, all writers & artists got a credit within the book out of respect for their work, also no profit is gained from this as it's all going to charity.

As a side note its a great piece from the time and captures the excitement of that era of fandom.

PM me if you want to discuss more. thank you


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My copy has arrived! I've only read the interview with Dave Roger so far (interesting to read his views about the prospects of material potentially surviving from the unbroadcast Elizabeth Shepherd and John Bryce produced Tara King episodes). Look forward to reading the rest of it over the weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever wanted to ask Dave Rogers a question about The Avengers or any of his books? Well now is your chance, head on over to the Stay Tuned Facebook page to ask Dave?

https://www.facebook.com/staytunedtotheavengers

Art by Pete Wallbank

If you are not on Facebook, ask your questions here and I will put them in the post.



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Ever wanted to ask Dave Rogers a question about The Avengers or any of his books? Well now is your chance, head on over to the Stay Tuned Facebook page to ask Dave?

https://www.facebook.com/staytunedtotheavengers

Art by Pete Wallbank

If you are not on Facebook, ask your questions here and I will put them in the post.



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very nice....thanks for the link...and I'll be happy to ask Dave, a couple of questions..how cool this this ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh cool! I'll have to have a think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice review from the guys at Entertainment Focus http://bit.ly/3tmIb3v
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice review from the guys at Entertainment Focus http://bit.ly/3tmIb3v


great....can never read enough good reviews...I'll check amazon, to see if it's listed...and any/all reviews for it..as well...

thanks for the initial link
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"and Patrick Newell (Mother), who was already in ill-health and sadly died not long afterwards."

Well, twenty years afterwards (1988) and after being in many successful shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes etc... I don't think he was in particularly ill-health when making the show? Maybe they are confusing Mother's disabled condition and need. That was Mother's character, not Newell, that needed a "helper"!

Or do they mean the character of Mother died?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"and Patrick Newell (Mother), who was already in ill-health and sadly died not long afterwards."

Well, twenty years afterwards (1988) and after being in many successful shows like Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes etc... I don't think he was in particularly ill-health when making the show? Maybe they are confusing Mother's disabled condition and need. That was Mother's character, not Newell, that needed a "helper"!

Or do they mean the character of Mother died?


I think they're referring to the time when Newell gave the interview, not his time in the series.
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