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 Post subject: R.I.P. Patrick Macnee
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:01 pm 
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Patrick Macnee died. He was 93.
Best known for his role as John Steed in The Avengers
who epitomized, even more than Bond, the suave, capable British secret agent.
Like most British actors he came from a stage background. Before and after the Avengers he played in a number of films.
The camp nature of the show featured Steed's kick ass, kinky boot female co-stars and weird plots, that as the show continued featured inventions, SF & fantasy elements.
But basically it, and Macnee, were just fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:15 am 
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Remember this movie? I was wondering; which came first; Marvel's The Avengers, or the British spy show The Avengers? Also, why hasn't whichever came first sued the other for having the same name?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:39 am 
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The television show premiered in 1961.

The first appearance of the Avengers in Marvel Comics was in 1963.

They likely didn't sue one another because with the much less connected global entertainment market in the 1960s, neither was probably aware of the other until they had both become established enough - and with such different IPs - that a lawsuit would have been pointless.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:29 am 
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Thanks for clearing that up. Irrelevant but, at least one strong comparison between the two is that both have a beautiful, deadly, red haired, blue eyed woman in a tight fitting black leather suit who shows off her amazing skills and intelligence.


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