From John Steed to Sherlock Holmes

The lives and careers of Patrick Macnee and Christopher Lee possess some remarkable parallels. Both were born in 1922, both were contemporaries at Summerfields preparatory school where they first performed on stage together, they both fought in World War II, they died 18 days apart, and they both played Sherlock Holmes.

Patrick Macnee in Space!

If you didn’t know already, you certainly know by now . . . John Steed from The Avengers was the most famous role played by British actor Patrick Macnee, who died last week on June 25th, 2015. Did you know, however, that Macnee also had a recurring role in the 1978-79 TV show Battlestar Galactica? Actually, Macnee […]

Avengers, X-Men, and the Kinky Sixties!

In the 2011 film X-Men: First Class the enemy of the newly formed X-Men was an organization known as The Hellfire Club led by Sebastian Shaw (played by Kevin Bacon). This storyline first appeared in January 1980 with issue #129 of the Uncanny X-Men series, and was created by the writer/artist duo of Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The […]

Remembering a Spy Called Steed

Last week on June 25th, 2015 another fine English chap died after a long and interesting life. Best known for his role as John Steed in the TV show The Avengers, Patrick Macnee became the embodiment of the perfect English gentlemen, suave and debonair, but capable of cool and calm action when the situation called for […]

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