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I Spy: The Lotus Eater (1967)

Country: United States Director: Christain Nyby Starring: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Vivienne Ventura, Michael Evans, Sheldon Leonard Writers: Elick Moll, Joseph Than Of course, the television series, I, Spy needs very little introduction here. The Lotus Eater is an episode from the third series and the scholarly among you are probably aware that in Homer’s […]

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Spyforce: Reilley’s Army (1971)

Country: Australia Director: David Baker Starring: Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Redmond Phillips, Katy Wild, Chips Rafferty, Bill Hunter, Diana Davidson, Denys Piggott, Patrick McCarville Music: Brian Rangott and Geoff Harvey As a boorish, parochial Australian, I often wonder what my island nation’s contribution to world espionage cinema and television is. Sure, there’s been quite a […]

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Spyforce: Portuguese Man Of War (1971)

Country: Australia Director: Ron Way Starring: Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Redmond Phillips, Katy Wild, Bill Hunter, Victoria Anoux, Alister Smart Music: Brian Rangott and Geoff Harvey Here’s just a quick review from the Australian television series Spyforce. Despite Spyforce being a local production, I have found it extremely difficult to find episodes to review. This […]

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Spyforce: The Encounter (1972)

Country: Australia Director: David Baker Starring: Jack Thompson, Redmond Phillips, Katy Wild, Reg Gillam, Richard Newellen, Harry Harris, Maggie Oehlbeck, Jamie Hoskins Writer: Ron McLean Director of Photography: Ross King Editor: Brian Kavanagh Music: Brian Rangott, Geoff Harvey Producer: Roger Mirams The Encounter is another episode (the twenty-ninth) in the Australian television series, Spyforce, starring […]

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Wild Colonial Psychos

Calling themselves ‘The Kings of cut-throat comedy’, Mark ‘Jacko’ Jackson and Mark ‘Chopper’ Read are two of Australia’s biggest and most shameless self promoters. Chopper, apart from being a notorious crim has tried his hand at a few other enterprises. Firstly there were the books – at least ten of them. I must admit I […]

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Rubicon: First Day of School (2010)

Country: United States Director: Guy Ferland Starring: James Badge Dale, Miranda Richardson, Michael Cristofer, Arliss Howard, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts Music: Peter Nashel First Day of School is the second episode in the cryptic spy series Rubicon. As you may recall, in the first episode, Department Head, David Hadas was killed in a tragic train […]

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Hannay: The Terrors of the Earth

Country: United Kingdom Director: Ken Hannan Starring: Robert Powell, Gavin Richards, Alex Kingston, Frank Moorey, Jonathan Oliver Music: Denis King Based on characters created by John Buchan The Terrors of the Earth is the second episode of the second season of Thames Hannay television series – (or the eighth episode – there were thirteen made […]

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Covert Affairs: No Quarter (2010)

Country: United States Director: Allan Kroeker Starring: Piper Perabo, Oded Fehr, Kathleen Gati, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher Music: Christopher Tyng In this the fourth episode of Covert Affairs, Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is sent to Geneva on a mission. The job is simple. She is carrying a metal suitcase which she has to […]

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Rubicon: Gone in the Teeth (2010)

Country: United States Director: Allen Coulter Starring: James Badge Dale, Peter Gerety, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts, Christopher Evan Welch, Arliss Howard Music: Peter Nashel Writer: Jason Horwitch Creator: Jason Horwitch Rubicon is a hard series to describe in a few short paragraphs. Plotwise, not too much happens – but I’ll get to that […]

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Field Reports: 2

Here’s a few quick links to posts around the web that you may have missed. • Tanner at the Double-O-Section reviews The Flame of Stamboul. • Todd at 4KD talks at welcome length about Spy Today Die Tomorrow, James Tont: Operazione U.N.O., Two Golden Men vs Goldginger and OSS 117: Lost in Rio in his […]

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