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2.12 - Forward Base

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:40 am    Post subject: 2.12 - Forward Base Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 for me
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7 from me. The best of the overseas episodes, but I think it would have worked so much better around a Scottish loch. Canada looks a beautiful country, but The Avengers overseas just didn't work for all the obvious reasons. Rich.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good episode. The idea of under water bases I guess is not new in TA but this was well done. Nice touch with Steed baffled by Gambits and Purdeys accounts of the agent that went in the water only to come out very much dead. shot and in different clothes. nice touch. Wink

Can't figure out why the baddies were not holding Purdey hostage at the end instead of surrendering so quickly. 7/10 for me.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rhonda in a wetsuit immediately springs to mind here Wink My word, this stunner had a magnificient body ! Would love to have seen her in The New Avengers with Purdey Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps the best Canadian episode. I think it works well because it's more Avengers-ish (hidden submarine, bizarre tides, etc.), and the Canadian setting doesn't really matter: it could take place in Britain and still be the same. I quite like the fisherman who seems to have adapted to weird tides, the "chase" in the swan boats, and Steed's annoyance and confusion as his partners try to explain what they saw. It's very light and enjoyable and not straining in the same way the other Canadian episodes do.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberrich wrote:
7 from me. The best of the overseas episodes, but I think it would have worked so much better around a Scottish loch. Canada looks a beautiful country, but The Avengers overseas just didn't work for all the obvious reasons. Rich.
Do tell what the obvious reasons are! (They did go overseas in the early videotaped seasons, but just on studio sets and stock footage, so it was all a bit stereotyped.)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a terrific episode all around. I agree with Liz. The plot is very quirky, and the side character fisherman highlights Canadian adaptability The swan boat is great, and the way the plot unfolds is sensible and enjoyable. Steed's overcoming the bad guy in the trinket store was excellent. First, another example of even middle-aged Steed still was surprisingly strong; his confident, bemused face when he is over-powering the bad guy is wonderful, and his ending "Butterfingers!" is hilarious. Steed's interrogation of Purdey and Gambit about what happened was great, and it's obvious that's when everything clicks together for Steed's cunning brain and he figures everything out.

Super fun episode!
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