Avengers Season 1 Episode 1 ~UPD~
The first four series were made in black-and-white. The first three were pre-recorded on videotape (except where noted) with occasional filmed inserts. Beginning with series 4 the series moved to all-film production, shot using the single-camera method. From series 5 onward, the episodes were filmed in colour. The sixth series was broadcast in the US before it was shown in the UK.
avengers season 1 episode 1
Cast: Series 2 featured Patrick Macnee as John Steed in all 26 episodes. Either Jon Rollason (as Dr. Martin King, in 3 episodes) or Julie Stevens (as Venus Smith, in 6 episodes) accompanied him as noted in the table; with all of the other 17 episodes featuring Honor Blackman (as Mrs. Cathy Gale) accompanying Steed. All episodes intact.
NOTE: The episode "Don't Look Behind You" was later re-made for series 5 as "The Joker", "The Charmers" was re-made, again for series 5, as "The Correct Way to Kill" and "Dressed to Kill" was in large part re-made, once again for series 5, as "The Superlative Seven". At the end of the third series, Honor Blackman left The Avengers to star in the James Bond movie Goldfinger.
Actress Elizabeth Shepherd was originally cast as Emma Peel; one complete episode, "The Town of No Return", was filmed. Partway through filming of the second episode, "The Murder Market", the producers closed down production in order to recast the part. The Shepherd footage has never been televised and is believed to be lost. Canal+ once claimed it had the original footage, then later retracted this claim. Publicity photos of Shepherd as Mrs. Peel survive.
The closing credits of all episodes of the fourth series credit the production company as "Associated British Productions Limited", the name of ABC Weekend's parent company's film production wing in Elstree, but at the very end the triangular logo of ABC Weekend TV appears with the caption "ABC production", as in previous series.
"The Strange Case of the Missing Corpse" was filmed in colour on the set of "Honey for the Prince" and was, as Brian Clemens originally wrote it, intended to be tagged on to the end of the final b/w episode transmitted in America to advertise the upcoming colour episodes (though the b/w sequence titled "Preamble for USA", written by Clemens to introduce the item, which was to have featured Rigg and Macnee explaining/introducing this short colour test film, is either lost or was never filmed). It was also cut down into a trailer for the colour episodes coming soon to ABC Network in America. Just like the prologue to the b/w Rigg episodes, it was never meant to be screened anywhere but the US. There is a myth that it was to have originally been a twenty-minute mini-episode, but the version presently available on video is three minutes long and doesn't appear to be missing any substantial narrative content.
Cast: This series featured Patrick Macnee (as John Steed) and Diana Rigg (as Emma Peel). From this series onwards, all episodes were filmed in colour, but as ITV did not begin colour transmissions until November 1969, all were originally broadcast in the UK in black and white.
Production of this series occurred in two batches. The first 16 episodes were broadcast in both the UK and the US from January to May 1967. The remaining 8 episodes were broadcast in the UK as a continuation of the fifth series from September to November 1967, but in the US they were delayed until January 1968 where they formed the first half of a new season.
The closing credits of all episodes of the fifth and sixth series credit the production company as "A.B.C. Television Films Limited", and at the very end an animation reveals the letters "ABC" to stand for "Associated British Corporation", a name apparently invented for ABC shows exported to the US to avoid confusion with the US ABC network.
Cast: All episodes feature Patrick Macnee (as John Steed) and Linda Thorson (as Tara King). In episode 17, ("Killer") Tara makes a brief appearance before going on holiday. For the remainder of "Killer", Patrick Macnee as John Steed is paired with Jennifer Croxton as Lady Diana Forbes-Blakeney.
The episode numbers in the table relate to the order in which they were first broadcast by Thames Television in the UK. Different ITV regions broadcast episodes on different dates and in different orders, so the Thames order does not match the order of first UK broadcast. Nearly all episodes in this series were shown, in a different order, in the US before they were shown in the UK.
These seven episodes were added sporadically into the 26 episodes produced in the next block, and the whole was transmitted in Britain as a single 33-episode run. The standard title sequences, the 'field/suits of armour' opening and 'playing card' ending, were filmed by Robert Fuest, originally for the first US transmission of the final 26 episodes, which made up the fourth series on the ABC network in America. These were tacked on to all 33 episodes when broadcast in the UK, apart from "The Forget-Me-Knot" which retained the amended Emma Peel opening credits and its original Tara King 'Shooting Gallery' end credit sequence.
By the time the sixth series came to be broadcast in the UK, ABC Weekend TV had ceased to exist: it had merged with Rediffusion London to become Thames Television. However all episodes of this series were still credited to A.B.C. Television Films as had the previous series.
The AvengersSeason4Episode1Air dateNovember 2, 2006WriterJosh SchwartzDirectorIan ToyntonRatings3 MillionDuration43 minutesEpisode GuidePreviousNext"The Graduates""The Gringos""The Avengers" is the first episode in the fourth season of the Fox drama series The O.C.. The episode aired on the second of November, in 2006.
The season opens up with the promotional video, five months after the previous season left off. Ryan washing his hands, gets a mysterious call and leaves. Sandy comes to visit, but just misses him. Julie, looking out of it, takes pills and leaves, .leaving Kaitlin worried (Kaitlin was wearing thigh high boots). She meets Ryan at a seedy looking hotel.
Summer has convinced Ryan to go to the comic book store. Seth made a comic book, an origin story about Ryan, because he "may never have saved the planet, but you saved us." Seth's super power was one he didn't want, invisibility. Kirsten, the ice queen, was surrounded by an impenetrable force field, and her silver cell phone was her only link to the outside world. Sandy, the Litigator, strained to hold up the weight of the world, so burdened with the problems of others that he couldn't see those of his own family. Seth continues, "One day the Litigator brought his work home with him, only this time his work looked strangely like a young Russel Crowe." "It's okay, Seth, I can read." The slide continues, showing the fight on the beach with luke, Kid Chino talking to the Litigator, riding side by side on bike and skateboard, the Ironist and Little Miss Vixen kissing (at which point Summer looks away), and a remake of the Christmukkuh card from season 1.
To close, Ms. Marvel season 1, episode 1 gets a 9.3/10. This series has tons of heart and oozes classic Spidey Raimi while borrowing from the creativity and genius of Scott Pilgrim, reinforced by tender moments of connection, and understanding sometimes being simple is just as powerful as being complex.
The premiere episode focuses on Kamala's efforts to go to fan event AvengerCon. As a sort of fictional version of an MCU stan, Kamala gives Marvel a chance to turn the lens back on fans. The show celebrates the passion and creativity of fans like Kamala, but there are some hints at the dark side of fandom.
At the end of the episode we see some agents of the US Department of Damage Control, Cleary and Deever. You may recognize Cleary as one of the agents who questions Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home, played by Arian Moayed from Succession and Inventing Anna. Deever is played by Alysia Reiner from Orange is the New Black.
Annoyingly, this isn't actually a bonus or tease, it's literally the introduction of some main characters. Anyone who turns off the show when the credits roll will have no idea who these important people are when they show up in the next episode. This isn't what post-credits scenes are for!
After two episodes that each remixed the plot of a single Marvel movie, to varying degrees, What If\u2019s latest installment surprises with a genre I didn\u2019t think we\u2019d ever see in the MCU: murder mystery! For all the wanton death and sacrifice plays superhero movies celebrate, it\u2019s rare to see those heroes killed off of the battlefield, and especially jarring here given the thick plot armor Marvel characters have (how many times has Vision \u201cdied\u201d now?) Episode 3 may suffer from trying to do too much in too little time, but the intrigue at the heart of its plot keeps that from totally killing the fun.
First, let\u2019s do a quick refresher on some relevant MCU history: this week\u2019s episode of What If reinterprets the events of Fury\u2019s Big Week, a seven-day stretch in 2011 which saw the SHIELD director attempt to recruit Tony Stark, Bruce Banner, Thor, and the recently thawed Steve Rogers to the Avenger Initiative. In Marvel\u2019s darkest divergence from canon yet, this foundational week for the Avengers is marred by murders most foul! Someone\u2019s killing off Fury\u2019s (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits before they can reach their potential, leaving him with more job openings than he\u2019d planned on. What\u2019s worse, it seems like his own agents, Black Widow (Lake Bell) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), may be implicated. The ways in which Stark, Banner, and Thor each go out are surprisingly grim (HULK SPLASH!) and yet feel totally believable, as each death leans on the struggles the heroes were going through at that time.\u00a0
Voice acting continues to be a tough nut for What If to crack and this week, Lake Bell\u2019s Black Widow is the odd lady out. What If has been wildly inconsistent in how it handles assigning talent to characters from the MCU. Why, in an episode where you\u2019ve got voice actor Mick Wingert doing a perfectly serviceable Robert Downey Jr., do you ask a big-name actor like Bell to try to impersonate another MCU vet and expect the same level of fidelity to the original performance? The issue is compounded by Natasha\u2019s personality feeling much jokier than she was in the films of this era. But on the other hand, when you\u2019ve got a voice as iconic as Sam Jackson\u2019s, if you can get him, use him, right? Alternate timeline though it may be, Jackson\u2019s Fury is remarkably consistent with his live-action counterpart and that actually helps build the stakes for this story. Fury\u2019s famously one step ahead of the game, so having him spend the whole episode on his back foot is a great way to test his resolve.\u00a0