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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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The Saint in Manhattan (1987)

Country: United States / United Kingdom Director: James Frawley Starring: Andrew Clarke, Kevin Tighe, Christopher Marcantel, George Rose, Holland Taylor, Caitlin Clarke, Ben Vereen Music: Mark Snow Based on characters created by Leslie Charteris I’m a bit late on this, as it has been out for a couple of weeks, but Madman Entertainment have just […]

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Operation: Permission to Kill

The latest mission for Superseven and Sandra West is online – and it is entitled Operation: Permission to Kill – so it would be remiss of me not to post it here. Enjoy!

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Boxing Posters 1

A cavalcade of boxing posters, from the MovieGoods website. May sees the launch of King of the Outback, the sixth book in the popular Fightcard series – and my literary debut (writing as Jack Tunney). Accordingly, in a month long celebration, Permission to Kill will be looking back and some of the highlights – and […]

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The Captive

A communique from Superseven, the world’s most famous masked superspy. This is Superseven! I am recovering from what appears to have been some sort of dream, or nightmare. Recently, I have been called upon, as a member of T.H.E.M to undertake some very stressful situations; rescuing Sandra West from evil enemy agents (as opposed to […]

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