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Superseven: Hard Kill in Fresno

The Superseven team keep going from strength to strength. In late September the series had its 2,000,000th hit on Youtube. Congratulations guys! Last week, the thirty-sixth episode, ‘Hard Kill in Fresno’ was released. Here it is…

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TV Show of the Day: Myung Wol the Spy (2011)

Country: Korea Directors: Hwang In Hyuk, Kim Young Kyoon Starring: Han Ye Seul, Eric, Lee Jin Wook, Jang Hee Jin, Lee Duk Hwa, Jo Hyung Ki Producers: Jung Sung Hyo, Im Kyu Yong, Kim Jin Woo Screenwriters: Kim Eun Young, Kim Jung Ah Romantic comedy series from Korea – 18 Episodes An elite North Korean [...]

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TV Show of the Day: Karei naru Spy (2009)

Country: Japan Directors: Otani Taro, Iwamoto Hitoshi, Ishio Jun Cast: Nagase Tomoya, Fukada Kyoko, Sekai no Nabeatsu, Fujiwara Kazuhiro Guest Stars: Inoue Mao, Tezuka Toru, Shirahane Yuri Producer: Sato Atsushi Karei naru Spy is a Japanese television show which aired in 2009. Apparently there were ten episodes in the series, and a spin off movie [...]

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Something, something… Danger Zone!

Lana, you’d better call Kenny Loggins…

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1966 NBC Promo Posters

I SPY NBC 1966 POSTER MAN FROM UNCLE NBC 1966 POSTER GET SMART NBC 1966 POSTER These posters were part of a lot sold in May, 2011 at Heritage Auctions. The UNCLE poster is by an artist named Allison (from the signature), and went for $84. The I Spy poster is by Gustav Rehberger, and [...]

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Man v. Machine: Goodguy Cybernauts

Fiction, especially spy fiction, is rife with robots created by evil geniuses bent on world domination and/or destruction. Sometimes those robots are destroyed by superhero secret agents, but sometimes they miraculously develop a moral consciousness, turn on their creators, and choose to do good. Let’s take a look at a pair of those today! The [...]

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Man v. Machine: Badguy Cybernauts

Peel and Steed encounter a Cybernaut Today, we’ll be looking at the trenchcoat- and trilby-wearing metal automatons known as the Cybernauts! The bots made their first appearance in the October 1965 episode of The Avengers that was later the first one to be broadcast in the United States (in March 1966). The episode has proved [...]

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Man v. Machine: The Robot Spy

For our first Man v. Machine post, I wanted to look at one of my all-time favorite cartoons. Jonny Quest may not have been a spy show, strictly speaking, but it’s definitely a product of the Cold War spy era. Writers Timothy and Kevin Burke hit the nail on the head when they describe the [...]

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Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976)

Country: United States Director: Boris Sagal Starring: Roger Moore, Patrick Macnee, John Huston, Charlotte Rampling, David Huddleston, Gig Young, Geoffrey Moore Music: Richard Rodney Bennett Based on characters by Arthur Conan Doyle Regular visitors to this site, may have read this review before (originally posted in Jan 2010), but as the film has finally been [...]

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