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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:54 am    Post subject: Rocky Taylor? Reply with quote

Hi

Did stuntman Rocky Taylor play a Cybernaut in all three Cybernaut episodes or was it just The Last of The Cybernauts?

A friend of mine is working with him soon.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tell your friend to give that man an ice cream. He's a legend! Legends on ice.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Richard was the Cybernaut in "Return of the Cybernauts". I don't think Rocky was in the first one, though the stunters included Billy Cornelius, Joe Dunne and Joe Robinson, so any or all of them could've inhabited the Cybernaut costumes in various scenes?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, my friend is interviewing Rocky for his Behind The Stunts website and magazine next month.
If anyone has any questions please post here and I will see if he can get some answers from Rocky.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curiously enough, day before yesterday for the first time I watching the scene of fencing in an episode The Town of No Return on DVD from Optimum, and I was surprised - sub for Patrick is actually not Rocky Taylor. Shocked (while Ray Austin is well noticeable for Jeremy Burnham in the scene "the fall through hatch in the floor").
Before I saw this episode only as the print, released by A&E.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:06 am    Post subject: Re: Rocky Taylor? Reply with quote

Big Bear wrote:
Hi

Did stuntman Rocky Taylor play a Cybernaut in all three Cybernaut episodes or was it just The Last of The Cybernauts?

A friend of mine is working with him soon.

thanks


I don't think Rocky was in the first one, too, but actually for only one reason - he appeared as a regular stunt since the episode Castle De'ath. I have not seen him earlier in the season 4, probably Rocky was hired as a replacement for Mike Stevens, who for some reason do not go on to be stunt double for Patrick. Hmm, I can assume that Joe Dunne, Cliff Diggins or Terry Richards acted as one of the cybernauts.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: Rocky Taylor? Reply with quote

A new riddle, ladies and gentlemen.

I just watched episode Epic for many times and I'm not sure that Rocky Taylor is in, actuallyl. Shocked That is, according to Mike Richardson's book, he is in the episode (I think it was stated in official documents), but I do not see it. It looks that the participation of Rocky simply did not go into the final editing of the episode.

So, this point in details:

At multiple watching of episode, I made sure that there are only two footages where John Steed's face is not discernible (by DVD Optimum Wink ).

Initially, on old prints, there were four footages, but thanks to DVD Optimum, we can already make sure that there are Patrick Macnee and Diana Rigg in Lotus when they drive up to Fitzroy Lane...



...and Patrick Macnee again who as Steed leads Bentley when he comes to the studio.



The third footage is still a mystery if you will watch it by print not on Blu Ray (like my case):



As always, the actor does not look like Rocky Taylor, since if it's not Patrick Macnee, then he has similar chubby cheeks and chin. Yes, obviously not Rocky.

And finally we come to the last footage. Wink



It is really difficult to identify anyone here, although once the actress playing Emma looks at the camera and Steed turns her head to the side so you can see his the profile. Maybe can find out something through the Blu Ray, I do not know. Confused

For this footage, with my DVD Optimum (on moment, it's better quality of this episode that I have) I can only analyze. I think that this is not Rocky for the reason, because the function that Steed plays in this footage here is intended rather for stand-in or Patrick himself. Indeed, it's strange if unexpectedly this role was performed by Rocky than Paul Weston or by the person on the set who would have agreed to perform it for little money or even for free, if Paul or someone other from permanent members were absent for some reason (this is common practice).

Hmm, if Rocky actually participated, whom he played as Steed's stunt double? Confused Maybe he originally did the takes as Steed when fighting with Kirby, but in the end were chosen those takes where Patrick played himself? Confused Interesting point.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocky Taylor? Reply with quote

denis rigg wrote:
Big Bear wrote:
Hi

Did stuntman Rocky Taylor play a Cybernaut in all three Cybernaut episodes or was it just The Last of The Cybernauts?

A friend of mine is working with him soon.

thanks


I don't think Rocky was in the first one, too, but actually for only one reason - he appeared as a regular stunt since the episode Castle De'ath. I have not seen him earlier in the season 4, probably Rocky was hired as a replacement for Mike Stevens, who for some reason do not go on to be stunt double for Patrick. Hmm, I can assume that Joe Dunne, Cliff Diggins or Terry Richards acted as one of the cybernauts.


Rocky is in series 3 in The Grandeur that was Rome
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Rocky Taylor? Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Rocky is in series 3 in The Grandeur that was Rome


Yes, but as a regular stuntman he participated since the episode Castle De'ath. Wink

A similar sitiation is with Ray Austin, for example. He personally said that the first time he participated in The Avengers since the era of Steed / Cathy Gale (although I do not know what exactly he was doing at the time), but as regular member he started since period of b/w Emma Peel episodes. Wink

So I wanted to say that it's hardly Rocky in The Cybernauts, rather it was someone who participated in the series regularly for that period. I think Rocky role in The Grandeur that was Rome was some sort of random work at that time, as it seems he did not appear again until Castle De'ath when apparently signed with him.
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