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Agent Cooper
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:08 am    Post subject: Good morning, Mrs. Peel! Reply with quote

Hello, just wanted to say hi and introduce myself to the group! I'm a 37 year old Avengers fan living in Los Angeles. I have always (maybe since I was 5 or 6) been a big Doctor Who fan, and was always searching for other shows as a kid that I could enjoy, especially since I wasn't crazy about the sort of cheesy, uber-macho action shows of the day that most of my peers were into (GI Joe, A Team, MacGyver, Knight Rider, etc.). I liked the droll, clever, surreal aspects of Doctor Who, qualities that all seemed in short supply on American TV at that time. In lots of DW books, I remember seeing lots of references to The Avengers, so when it turned up in reruns every night on A&E, my parents recommended it, having remembered it from their childhood.

I recall the first episode I tuned into was "The Rotters," which felt flat for me and didn't really appeal. But I gave it another chance a few weeks later and had the good luck of it being "The Cybernauts." Needless to say, I was hooked and fell instantly for Steed and Mrs. Peel, and watched the series several times through from what must have been '90-'94ish, when I think A&E phased it out.

I watched it on BBC America when they repeated Season 5 (and only Season 5, which seemed like an odd choice) about a dozen odd years ago alongside The Prisoner (another old favorite of mine). Cut to 2016 and I noticed as I was scanning my channel menu that my cable provider carried a random channel I hadn't heard of called COZI-TV (my husband jokes that it's the channel they keep permanently turned on in nursing homes). His jokes aside, I was pleased to see that they carried lots of old TV shows, and was thrilled to see that they were airing The Avengers late on Saturday and Sunday nights. So I've been recording them for the past couple months and falling in love all over again (we just got to the beginning of the Emma Peel eps, but what's great is that they also aired the Cathy Gale eps before, which I know are more rare here).

So anyway, now I'm a big fan again but have no one to share my obsession with, so I was happy to find this forum online. Look forward to chatting with you all!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Agent Cooper - I'm sure you'll fit right in Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second that, welcome to the forum Agent Cooper. Grab a damn fine cup of coffee and some cherry pie and enjoy the show!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, Agent Cooper, and thanks for sharing your intro!
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