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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween



Halloween, a contraction of "All HallowsEvening"), is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October.










https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#cite_note-NR2003-15

Happy Halloween



Halloween, a contraction of "All HallowsEvening"), is a yearly celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October.










https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween#cite_note-NR2003-15

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Avengers



"The Avengers" represented a glance at the British sensibility on our American television screens. This is of course the British TV series starring Diana Rigg and Patrick McNee in the mid 1960s. I was in college and marveled at each episode as the Steed and Peel character took on and triumphed over seemingly brilliant villains!

On our B&W TV screen my parents and I enjoyed these James Bondish episodes featuring Emma Peel and John Steed. They unraveled and resolved the weekly dilemma posed by supposedly master-minded villains bent on world domination and related aspirations. The first episodes were in B&W and later turned into color, though we didn't have a color TV until a decade later.

I have in my DVD collection all of the Diana Rigg "Avenger" episodes. There are 52 episodes. So I can, when I wish, travel back in time to those mid 1960s episodes and enjoy what was then a British presentation of the modern woman and her partner in triumph, John Steed.

If challenged then, I would declare the "Avengers" TV series was in my top ten TV shows of that decade! Viewing it some 40 years later, I'm not so sure! The James Bond and British film invasion now doesn't seem so magnificent! With overuse, it now seems to be just a trend.

I, however, will always treasure both the series as a major influence in my viewing life! By the way, Rigg's character's name "Emma Peel" was a brilliant suggestion in a planning session when her character had to have "Male Appeal", or in other words "M"-Appeal!

(The original "Avengers" series starred both McNee and Honor Blackman. Then of course came Diana Rigg. Linda Thorson came next and much, much later Joanna Lumley in "The New Avengers".)


Review by Chuck Kuenneth MPHS Jan 66

Click for movie reviews moviereviewsbycharles.blogspot.com



The Avengers



"The Avengers" represented a glance at the British sensibility on our American television screens. This is of course the British TV series starring Diana Rigg and Patrick McNee in the mid 1960s. I was in college and marveled at each episode as the Steed and Peel character took on and triumphed over seemingly brilliant villains!

On our B&W TV screen my parents and I enjoyed these James Bondish episodes featuring Emma Peel and John Steed. They unraveled and resolved the weekly dilemma posed by supposedly master-minded villains bent on world domination and related aspirations. The first episodes were in B&W and later turned into color, though we didn't have a color TV until a decade later.

I have in my DVD collection all of the Diana Rigg "Avenger" episodes. There are 52 episodes. So I can, when I wish, travel back in time to those mid 1960s episodes and enjoy what was then a British presentation of the modern woman and her partner in triumph, John Steed.

If challenged then, I would declare the "Avengers" TV series was in my top ten TV shows of that decade! Viewing it some 40 years later, I'm not so sure! The James Bond and British film invasion now doesn't seem so magnificent! With overuse, it now seems to be just a trend.

I, however, will always treasure both the series as a major influence in my viewing life! By the way, Rigg's character's name "Emma Peel" was a brilliant suggestion in a planning session when her character had to have "Male Appeal", or in other words "M"-Appeal!

(The original "Avengers" series starred both McNee and Honor Blackman. Then of course came Diana Rigg. Linda Thorson came next and much, much later Joanna Lumley in "The New Avengers".)


Review by Chuck Kuenneth MPHS Jan 66

Click for movie reviews moviereviewsbycharles.blogspot.com



The Planet Mercury





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    What Is the Planet Mercury? | NASA

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    NASA
    Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Mercury goes around the sun once every 88 Earth days. A day on Mercury lasts a lot longer than a day on Earth. One day onMercury lasts 59 Earth days.

    Mercury Facts - Interesting Facts about the Planet Mercury

    space-facts.com/mercury/

    Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes ...

    Planet Mercury: Facts About the Planet Closest to the Sun

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    Space.com
    Nov 4, 2014 - Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. As such, it circles the sun faster than all the other planets, which is why Romans named it after the swift-footed messenger god Mercury.

    Planet Mercury: Some Surprising Facts for Skywatchers

    www.space.com/29265-mercury-planet-facts-for-skywatchers....

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    Apr 29, 2015 - We have just entered a very favorable period for observing the so-called "elusive" planet Mercury. From now, until about May 13, you should be ...

    Mercury (planet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)

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    Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from Earth, it appears ...

    Mercury - The Planet Mercury - Mercury For Kids - Facts

    www.planetsforkids.org/planet-mercury.html

    We have lots of information about the planet Mercury below that will help you with homework/project work and help you understand more about the planet.

    The planet Mercury - Phys.org

    phys.org › Astronomy & Space › Space Exploration

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    Aug 6, 2015 - Mercury is the closest planet to our sun, the smallest of the eightplanets, and one of the most extreme worlds in our solar systems. Named after ...

    Mercury - Educational facts and history of the planet Mercury.

    nineplanets.org/mercury.html

    The Nine Planets
    Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest. Mercury is slightly smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan but more than twice ...

    Mercury Facts: Interesting Facts about the Planet Mercury

    theplanets.org/mercury/

    Mercury Facts. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and is also the smallest of the eight planets in our solar system. For every 2 orbits of the Sun, which takes ...

The Planet Mercury





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    What Is the Planet Mercury? | NASA

    www.nasa.gov/audience/.../k-4/.../what-is-planet-mercury-k4.html

    NASA
    Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Mercury goes around the sun once every 88 Earth days. A day on Mercury lasts a lot longer than a day on Earth. One day onMercury lasts 59 Earth days.

    Mercury Facts - Interesting Facts about the Planet Mercury

    space-facts.com/mercury/

    Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and due to its proximity it is not easily seen except during twilight. For every two orbits of the Sun, Mercury completes ...

    Planet Mercury: Facts About the Planet Closest to the Sun

    www.space.com/36-mercury-the-suns-closest-planetary-neigh...

    Space.com
    Nov 4, 2014 - Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. As such, it circles the sun faster than all the other planets, which is why Romans named it after the swift-footed messenger god Mercury.

    Planet Mercury: Some Surprising Facts for Skywatchers

    www.space.com/29265-mercury-planet-facts-for-skywatchers....

    Space.com
    Apr 29, 2015 - We have just entered a very favorable period for observing the so-called "elusive" planet Mercury. From now, until about May 13, you should be ...

    Mercury (planet) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_(planet)

    Wikipedia
    Mercury is the smallest and closest to the Sun of the eight planets in the Solar System, with an orbital period of about 88 Earth days. Seen from Earth, it appears ...

    Mercury - The Planet Mercury - Mercury For Kids - Facts

    www.planetsforkids.org/planet-mercury.html

    We have lots of information about the planet Mercury below that will help you with homework/project work and help you understand more about the planet.

    The planet Mercury - Phys.org

    phys.org › Astronomy & Space › Space Exploration

    Phys.org
    Aug 6, 2015 - Mercury is the closest planet to our sun, the smallest of the eightplanets, and one of the most extreme worlds in our solar systems. Named after ...

    Mercury - Educational facts and history of the planet Mercury.

    nineplanets.org/mercury.html

    The Nine Planets
    Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and the eighth largest. Mercury is slightly smaller in diameter than the moons Ganymede and Titan but more than twice ...

    Mercury Facts: Interesting Facts about the Planet Mercury

    theplanets.org/mercury/

    Mercury Facts. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and is also the smallest of the eight planets in our solar system. For every 2 orbits of the Sun, which takes ...