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    "When I wrote "Look (Stop Me If You've Heard This One) But There Were These Two Fellers", that was definitely the last series. They were going to make no more, so in that series we went right over the top; we went really weird, because they knew there weren't going to be any more."


    No pen-portraits. This is ART ONLY. Posting just a bunch of text, or a scribble and a vast number of words, will get the thread closed and your account banned.

    NO MORE PHOTO-MANIPULATION "art". I'll just delete them. People have been drenching recent threads with several pieces at a time that they've knocked out in photoshop in 2 minutes with no thought at all. I consider this to be taking the piss.

    I will allow original photography.

    No more than ONE submission by any one person in any one REMAKE/REMODEL.


    THE AVENGERS. The TV show. (We will disregard the dismal film adaptation.)

    The Avengers is a 1960s British television series in the Spy-Fi genre set in cold war Britain. The Avengers focused on John Steed (Patrick Macnee) and his succession of investigative partners working as government agents for the "Ministry". As the series evolved Steed's later partners were high profile, stylish women: Cathy Gale (Honor Blackman), followed by Emma Peel (Diana Rigg), and later Tara King (Linda Thorson). Later episodes increasingly incorporated elements of science fiction and fantasy, parody and British eccentricity.

    Science fiction fantasy elements (a style later known as Spy-fi) emerged in stories. The duo would encounter killer robots ("The Cybernauts"), and giant alien carnivorous plants ("The Man-Eater of Surrey Green").

    The Wikipedia entry for the show is actually very good.

    Comedy was evident in the names and acronyms of the organizations. For example, in "The Living Dead", two rival groups examine reported ghost sightings: FOG (Friends Of Ghosts) and SMOG (Scientific Measurement Of Ghosts). "The Hidden Tiger" features the Philanthropic Union for Rescue, Relief and Recuperation of Cats — PURRR — led by characters named Cheshire, Manx, and Angora.

    Your job is to redesign, revamp, reinvent, remake and remodel this property into something that would work for the 21st Century.

    You have one week.

    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2011 edited
    Oh, this will be interesting. I love the series and am looking forward to this R/R.
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    I can't wait to see what Paul Sizer does with this.
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    These are the Avengers I thought of first. When I realized they were the ones you meant it took me a moment to remember "oh yeah there's a superteam called that too".
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
    I am *really* hoping somebody does Emma Peel in the episode "A Touch of Brimstone"

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    I'm only passingly familiar with The Avengers, but it seems like the American show Wild WIld West may have been a direct rip-off (substituting the quintissentially American cowboy hat and horse for the quintissentially British bowler and roadster). They seem similar, what with the spies, eccentricity, random sci-fi/fantasy elements, and horrible movie adaptations. As a kid I loved Wild Wild West (although I haven't seen it in a decade or more), so I'll have to check out The Avengers.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
    I can't wait to see what Paul Sizer does with this.

    Me too. (gulp).
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2011
    The Avengers by Oxbrow

    More remake than remodel, emphasising the Kick and the Stab and the Splode and the Robot and the British.

    Enormo Version
    • CommentAuthorValente
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    Busy week coming up, so it's now or never.
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    Paul Sizer apparently ran with my other idea (Steed as matron, Peel as toy boy), so perhaps it's as well that I went with the other remix notion that nagged at me.

    With as many apologies as are necessary, I give you John Peel and Emma, Steed:
    John Peel and Emma, Steed
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    I see what you did there, Jason. Funny stuff!
    Sorry to nick your idea. Great minds, right?... : )
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    Sizer sets the bar again. I love where Jason's humor is going and imagine if the yanks got a hold of it we would be seeing Valente or Oxbrow (we 'Mericans like to re-film things).
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    @Paul: In my case, remakes featuring ethnically varied, sexually objectified young men are not so much a creative exercise as a reflex, so it's less a matter of great minds thinking alike as it is one of us taking the high road and the other the low road, but both of us ending up somewhere in Scotland. :) Plus, mine would have been less tasteful; best that you did it. ;)
    @Beamish: My many apologies include one to those fellow 'Merkins who will find the "John Peel" joke perplexing. :( As well as to the many Brits who will probably find it all too obvious a play on words.
    P.S. I really didn't intend "nag" as a pun. I just noticed it.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    Yeah, I was laughing at the horse.
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2011
    uh oh. [declaration of intent] Looks at Paul Sizers piece. I need to work faster >.<
  7.  (10071.17) those lines.
    @paul...sweet. Totally beat me to the concept.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011 edited
    Yeah, I know the "switch the gender" option is pretty standard, but I also wanted to get away from the white skin and get some ethnicity in there as well.

    I was also channeling the attempt from a few years ago to imagine males in similar costumes that woman usually wear, like a male version of the Star Sapphire costume meme that went around a bit.

    Sorry if I beat anyone to the punch, but I hold full confidence that it just means you all will come up with even more twisted and inspired outcomes, right? And there's always better designs too.
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    @paul...don't sweat it. I have a hard enough time doing sexy ladies..let alone sexy lads. You nailed it.

    Here's my take. A new Avengers for a new generation with Lady Steed and Doctor Augustus. Tried to recall my tom-boyish ex-flatmate for Steed's character.
    Avengers are Go!!!
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2011
    See? There you go right there. Stunner as always, Mojo. I love how much sketching you are cranking out; thanks for sharing so much here and on DevArt.

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