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6.17 - They Keep Killing Steed

 
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peabody
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: 6.17 - They Keep Killing Steed Reply with quote

Discuss, review and rate They Keep Killing Steed.

Written by Brian Clemens
Directed by Robert Fuest
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good fun script from Clemens (written for Spain, I'm glad they didn't go) with a great villain and enjoyable Steed business. Lovely surreal moments with Mother, Tara has a great bond with Von Kurt.

"That's Steed, who else would smile at a time like this".

Robert Fuest direction is gorgeous. He makes a quarry look fascinating. Clever use of a taxi as an entrance to an underground hideout. Wonderful panning, tracking and hand held shots of the conference as the Steeds mingle, all very disorientating accompanied by Johnson's quirky score.

10/10
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to give this 10. Ogilvy is sublime and Tara is at her best.

The conversations between Steed and Arco are gripping and you can sense the one-upmanship battle for mastery, with each admiring the other - equally matched for a while, as they tussle via a chess game and accompanying verbal jousts. Steed admiring the knight's agility (and after all, the knight is a steed) and noting that Arco leans heavily upon his pawns.

In the end, Arco has to become Steed - there's something pre-ordained about it. He's almost a Steed fan. You sense his loyalty to his country/masters played less of a part in his mission than wanting to better the British master agent.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

9 from me. Like the rural scenes.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10 out of 10 for this classic! Very Happy Several Avengers episodes dealt with doubles, and this was the best of them (though I have to add that TNA's Faces is the very best doubles episode). This has a great plot and has a Summery feel good quality. I love Mother's submarine hideout (maybe the 2nd best one after the bus). I also love Tara's interaction with Ian Ogilvy, a sort of prelude to TNA with the three way lead. Rich.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this episode for Steed - Baron von Something is obnoxious and Tara appears to lose all reason the second he pops up. But Steed is at his finest, managing to do most of the work despite being the target.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy this episode hugely, and it's the one I frequently opt for when I get an attack of the afternoon Avengers munchies. Tara looks her absolute best of the entire series in the leather bomber jacket towards the latter part of the episode, It's just a pity about Ian Ogilvy, bleached hair, dire acting (I'll knock a point off for him). I wait ever time for this guys short appearance. his face as he realises who he is to become is priceless.

"So, I am to be Steeeeed" Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a great episode. We have a nicely lean Steed (thanks to an amphetamined Macnee) in an interesting episode, both with a keen psychological aspect with the diabolical mastermind who kidnapped him, combined with a quirky sci-fi invention.

You have to put up with the Baron, true, but nonetheless, a great episode for solid Steed fans.
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