Browsing the archives for the Television category

Jonny Quest: Jonny’s Golden Quest (1992)

Country: United States Director: Don Lusk, Paul Sommer Voices: Will Estes, Don Messick, Granville Van Dusen, Jeffrey Tambor, Rob Paulsen, Meredith McCrae, Jo Beth Williams Music: John Debney The animated series and character Jonny Quest have been brought to the televison screen on numerous occasions. First was in the mid sixties, where Tim Matheson provided […]

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Matt Helm: Pilot (1975)

Release Year: (1975) Country: United States Director: Buzz Kulik Starring: Anthony Franciosa, Anne Turkel, John Vernon, Patrick Macnee Music: Jerry Fielding Based on characters created by Donald Hamilton I had heard a lot about this Matt Helm series – most of it was bad. The biggest complaint seemed to be that Matt Helm was no […]

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Modesty Blaise: Pilot (1979)

Release Year: (1979 or 1982) Country: United States Director: Reza Badiyl Starring: Anne Turkel, Lewis Van Bergen, Keene Curtis, Sarah Rush, Professor Toru Tanaka Music: Kevin Knelman Based on characters created by Peter O’Donnell Most visitors to this site probably have an image in their mind of what Modesty Blaise looks like. For some, it […]

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Arsène Lupin (2004)

Country: France Director: Jean-Paul Salomé Starring: Romain Duris, Eva Green, Kristin Scott Thomas, Marie Bunel, Nicky Naude, Pascal Greggory Music: Debbie Wiseman Continuing the tradition of looking at some of the cinematic and literary characters who have provided the template for modern spy stories, today we look at Arsène Lupin. Lupin could be considered the […]

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Mission Impossible: The Council (1967)

Country: United States Director: Paul Stanley Starring: Peter Graves, Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris, Peter Lupus, Paul Stevens, Vincent Gardenia, Nick Colasanta, Paul Lambert, Vic Perrin, Joan Staley, Stuart Nisbet, Robert Phillips, Eduardo Cianelli Mission Impossible Theme: Lalo Schifrin Music: Jerry Fielding The poster above is a bit of a jib. It is a […]

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Espionage Cinema & Television in the 21st Century

Here’s a little piece I wrote earlier this year for Wes Britton’s Spywise website, where he invited spy fans from all around the world to look back at the most influential spy films, television shows and books of the first decade of the 21st Century. Due to the format the final piece took, this article […]

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Flash Gordon: Race Against Time (1955)

Flash Gordon Television Series – Race Against Time Country: United States Director: Gunther V. Fritsch Starring: Steve Holland, Joe Nash, Irene Champlain Music: Roger Roger Theme: Kurt Heuser Based on characters by Alex Raymond In the year 3063, after years of interplanetary war, the planets are now a ‘Galaxy of Peace’ thanks to the Galactic […]

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Flash Gordon: Deadline at Noon (1955)

Flash Gordon Television Series – Deadline At Noon Country: United States Director: Gunther V. Fritsch Starring: Steve Holland, Joe Nash, Irene Champlain Music: Roger Roger Theme: Kurt Heuser Based on characters by Alex Raymond Deadline At Noon is one of the episodes of the Flash Gordon television series that screened in the mid 1950’s. The […]

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King for a day

After a somewhat self-destructive and unproductive weekend, I find myself short of completed material to post today. I had planned a post on Peter Wyngarde’s hand prints (hence the title of this post – Jason King being the character that Wyngarde is most closely associated with). In the early 1970’s Wyngarde came to Melbourne, and […]

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)

Country: United Kingdom / United States Director: Simon Cellan Jones Starring: Rupert Everett, Ian Hart, Neil Dudgeon, Perdita Weeks, Michael Fassbender, Jonathan Hyde Music: Adrian Johnson Based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle The BBC’s 2002 version of The Hound of the Baskervilles was a misfire with a sadly miscast Richard Roxburgh as Sherlock […]

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