John Steed’s last case…

RIP-Steed

I just found out from online sources that Patrick Macnee has passed away at the age of 93.  I grew up on the fantastic BBC TV show “The Avengers” and have always been a big fan of Mr. Macnee’s refined crime fighting character John Steed.  Together with Diana Rigg, they were the original television dynamic duo. The show is credited with inventing a new genre, a combination of spy thriller and science fiction known as “spy-fi” and included episodes about killer robots, evil houses, time travel and many other challenges to conventional thinking.

Cybernauts

Evil, killer robots called Cybernauts

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Oh yes, and then there’s Diana Rigg’s leather pants.  Mmmmmm, leather…I digress…Diana-Rigg-Leather-Pants

As for Macnee, his trademark bowler hat and umbrella, and his unflappable English gentleman persona will always hold a special place in my heart.

R.I.P. Patrick, you left an indelible mark on the entertainment world.

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