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Operation E.N.G.L.A.N.D.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Hello, All! Reply with quote

Well, I am responding to the call for new members, hopefully in a worthwhile manner. I am practically a new fan, in that my only experience with the Avengers was a few reruns as a small boy that my mother showed me, of which I had some vague recollections; rather Batmanesque villains and settings; Steed being witty and terribly British; and the impression (even at that tender age) that Emma Peel was a very pretty lady. . . Wink

A month or two ago, I was reminded about the series somehow, and was moved to watch it again, except that having learned about the previous iterations of the show, I decided to watch it from the beginning. I have therefore borrowed the first couple of episode sets from libraries, and will talk about each episode as I go through it. Perhaps the experience of seeing the show through a new person's eyes will be useful to the rest of you; in any event, I hope that my contributions will have some value. Being an American, I knew very little about the history of British television in general, and even less about the development of their commercial networks, so this is definitely a learning experience for me. I may make comparisons and judgments along the way; if these are based on incorrect assumptions or suffer from any deficiencies in my knowledge, please feel free to correct me as forcefully as needed. Very Happy Anyway, I look forward to having some good discussions!

(P. S. : My user name and avatar refer to another favorite show of mine and the time that it tipped its cap to the Avengers. I shan't go into it in more detail here, since probably not many will be interested, but if you do Google it and are intrigued, PM me and we'll talk.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Operation E.N.G.L.A.N.D to the Avengers forum Smile Great to have a new member on board.

I'm sure you'll love watching the Steed and the delectable Emma Peel era for the first time, (series 4 and 5 are my favourite) and very much look forward to your postings Smile

James/Mrs Emma Peel
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Alan
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along! Good to have you here - I look forward to your comments. A new perspective is always refreshing to have. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Operation E.NG.L.A.N.D. And a wonderful username. I think you will enjoy the site. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, Operation E.NG.L.A.N.D. Your Username is enough elegant. Smile It is very intriguing to hear that you are practically new Avengers fan.
I will be glad to read your the posts. Smile
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Operation E.N.G.L.A.N.D.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:42 pm    Post subject: Thanks! Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcome, all!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to have you here, Operation E.N.G.L.A.N.D. - I look forward to you insights:)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Operation! (If I may be so bold to address you by your first name.)

As The Avengers is "a series, not a serial" might I humbly suggest you join in our weekly episode review circle, which I believe is sponsored by a Mr Arkwright. It would be truly wonderful to get a really fresh view of the episodes!

Of course, as you are borrowing them from libraries hither and thither this may n'ither be sensible or practical...
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Operation E.N.G.L.A.N.D.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dissolute wrote:
Welcome to the forum, Operation! (If I may be so bold to address you by your first name.)


That's Mr. E.N.G.L.A.N.D. to you, buddy!Laughing Seriously, Operation is fine.

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As The Avengers is "a series, not a serial" might I humbly suggest you join in our weekly episode review circle, which I believe is sponsored by a Mr Arkwright. It would be truly wonderful to get a really fresh view of the episodes!

Of course, as you are borrowing them from libraries hither and thither this may n'ither be sensible or practical...


I greatly appreciate the invite, but as you say, my access to the episodes is a bit slow at this point, and also I'm trying to watch them in order (at least as much as there is an order, anyway.)
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dissolute
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, order... production or broadcast? The eternal conundrum. I generally go for broadcast order myself but the new sets are mostly in production order.
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Andrew Pixley
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello, All! Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum! Hope you have a lot of fun here, chatting and mixing and communicating with some nice people.

Glad that you were reminded of this amazing show from your formative years. It'll be interesting to get a new perspective on the show ... always exciting to see new takes on these things, and hopefully to discover that they're as captivating as ever.

Don't worry too much about the context and background initially ... just enjoy the shows. The other stuff can come later ...

Hope you have a lot of fun here! Smile

All the best

Andrew
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kfbate
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:09 pm    Post subject: Hello Reply with quote

Hi there I wandered on here recently, due to a bad back and having to rest up and I started watching some early Peel and Gale episodes from season 3 I read some of the threads and thought I would join. I do so hope that the forum does not go down, I will try and do my bit. After being a cult TV fan most of my life, in fact I recall some shows first time round when some where not that popular, and since have been cult. Well hope to be posting and interacting more on this forum

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dissolute
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboad, Karl! Great to have you with us. It sounds like you'll fit in just nicely. Always good to have a new opinion so dive into the episode review circle - and anything else you want to discusss!
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