The Avengers 8 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The House That Jack Built, A Sense of History, How to Succeed….at Murder, Honey for the Prince

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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The Avengers 7 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Danger Makers, A Touch of Brimstone, What the Butler Saw

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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The Avengers 6 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Girl from Auntie, The 13th Hole, Quick-Quick Slow Death

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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The Avengers 5 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – Silent Dust, Room Without a View, Small Game for Big Hunters

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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The Avengers – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset 4 – Dial a Deadly Number, The Man-Eater of Surrey Green, Two’s a Crowd, Too Many Christmas Trees

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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Thanks to Christmas, I recently picked up The Complete Emma Peel Megaset DVD collection, including all of her episodes over a couple of seasons, starting in 1965, and I’m commenting my way through him.  Today, we’re doing Disk Three.

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The Avengers 3 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Murder Market, A Surfeit of H2O, The Hour That Never Was

The Avengers, before they were Marvel superheroes, were light-hearted spies on British TV.  Dapper agent John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, had numerous partners over the show’s run, but the most famous of these was scientific genius and martial arts expert Mrs. Emma Peel, played by Diana Rigg.

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Thanks to Christmas, I recently picked up The Complete Emma Peel Megaset DVD collection, including all of her episodes over a couple of seasons, starting in 1965, and I’m commenting my way through him.  Today, we’re doing Disk Three.

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The Avengers 1 – the Complete Emma Peel Megaset – The Town of No Return, The Gravediggers, The Cybernauts

Back when Marvel comics superheroes were only on the fringe of pop culture, and not at the heart of it, ITV in the United Kingdom released the fourth season of their whimsical espionage series, The Avengers.

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(Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Round Final!

So as explained some time ago, we are again playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years, but this time with all-female judges.  Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores.  Three of our five judges have voted on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we eventually reach our overall Champion!

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(Alternate) Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Round Four

So as explained some time ago, we are again playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years, but this time with all-female judges.  Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores.  Three of our five judges have voted on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we eventually reach our overall Champion!

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Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3 (or Iron Man Three as it’s actually titled in the credits) holds a funny little place in the world of film because though it is a sequel to Iron Man 2, it’s actually more of an aftermath to The Avengers, taking most of its story cues from that blockbuster.  This is to its benefit, since Iron Man 2 was a bit of a dud Continue reading Iron Man 3